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41chevy last won the day on September 11

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About 41chevy

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    BMT Certified Know-It-All!
  • Birthday 01/16/1953

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    FORK UNION ,VA Riverhead N.Y., Gorham , ME

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  • Make
    Macks and Marmons
  • Model
    DM800, 5 AC crane carriers, 1 AC 6 crane carrier, B61mixer ,R685
  • Year
    1969,1928, 1929,1932, 1934, 1934 1935, 1961,1980, 1990 Macks. 1977, 1993 1989 Marmons
  • Other Trucks
    Oshkosh M917AO, 1951 White 3000

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  1. I wonder if he has the Mack pewter desk pen holder sets. Three different ones made, don't want to hi jack the tread by posting them. .
  2. I ran Goodyears to about 1975 and have run M&H Racemasters since (45 years). Ran 11.5 went to 12.2. Have a new set of M&H 12.2x33 and a second set of 17x31.5. Both sets run up and lathe trued to 4500. Granted it is the first fuel engine I've run since the 70's but it is "old school" tech I.m familiar with. Fuel system for methanol-benzine always runs extremely lean so here's my set up basically copied from my 70's Alcohol engine. Pump is mounted on the timing gear cover to run at half engine rpm. They increase volume per RPM up to 850 GPM at 7000 rpm . The injectors on the blower intake flow under the carbs flow 11.4 GPM and the eight injectors on the intake runners flow 13.4 GPM dyno set rich. It'll load up below 1600rpm luckily the stick allow me to constantly clear it . The pair of 950 CFM 1 barrels are gutted and mainly there to meet the rules. Gearing is the issue I'm touching red line at a bit before 3/4 track.
  3. Is there a ground wire in the switch connector like a power window switch?
  4. Ordered 4 of my old reliable brand -- M&H Racmasters 12.2 x 33 x15 "Nostalgia" slicks. Sticky and good for 3500 lbs and under usually run 22 to 24 psi . No damn idea why I went to Hoosiers. See how it runs Oct 5 & 6 at Silver Dollar strip in Reynolds Georgia M&H rubber and 4:88 in it with a 4:56 in the crate just in case.
  5. Not lean I'm running old 8 school pinch tube Hilborn injectors under air hat and 8 Algon pulse injectors in the intake runners to the heads.1850 cam driven pump 1.250 feed line to 5/8 to the barrel valve and 5/16 to all the injectors. Runs slightly rich from idle to WOT. It runs out of gearing so I need to go taller on the tires or down to around 4:88 gears right now is 5:13 . I flatten out about 5/8 to 3/4 track due to one or both of the mentioned issues. The Hoosers are 11 x 31.5 x 16 but don't grow as much as the Racemasters and Goodyears did but they do hook up better.
  6. I made it to Virginia Motorsports track at Dinwiddie Va for the first 2 days of drag week. ran a 9:24 at 137.8 I was the slowest of the 7 in the AA/ gasser class by 1.5 seconds and 23 miles slower. Top in class was running 7:99 at 170. Fastest two cars the first day was 6:24 at 225 and the other was 6:29 at 254mph. Hot Rod Finnagan was there with the HRM 55 with all the new parts on it (new Mopar heads,"experimental roller cam and some new injector hat) running 8:25 at 159. With clutch teething problems. Even an 1800 horse Toyota clicking off high 6 second runs. I did notice a lot of corporate sponsorships on "street cars". No longer for the average racer.
  7. 41chevy

    Sad date

    When we lived in Oyster Bay, we could smell the smoke from the Towers and thought of all the people involved. We send trucks in for the recovery effort and I was in Vietnam in 71/ 72 and in an other war in October 1973 but the innocents being killed still bothers me. This gentleman pretty much told omar where to get off. He lost his mom in the towers. Two lame stream media outlets chastized him for his speech, I would shake his hand and buy him dinner. Called up to read some of the names of the victims, Nicholas Haros, whose mother, Frances Haros, was killed in the attack, falsely suggested Omar was confused about the nature of the attack. Echoing Trump, Haros also questioned the Minnesota congresswoman's patriotism. "Madam, objectively speaking we know who and what was done," Haros said, addressing Omar, who was not present at the ceremony. "There's no uncertainty about that. Why your confusion? On that day 19 Islamic terrorists, members of al Qaeda, killed over 3,000 people and caused billions of dollars of damage. Is that clear?" His criticism lasted for nearly a minute and a half, and drew a smattering of applause. "Got that now?" he continued, saying al-Qaeda had attacked the country's "Judeo-Christian" values. "Show respect in honoring them. Please: American patriotism and your position demand it." Haros is a Roman Catholic from Ocean County, New Jersey, who evangelizes online through a group he founded called Facebook Apostles.
  8. Cruise a few truck yards near you and find something you like. Money you save you can have if recovered as you like also.
  9. Gee works out fine! What with the Cali bill that just passed requiring all Uber and Lyft and other contract workers, even churches and synagogues included in the ABC bill. New York Times 9/11/2019 Confusion and Defiance Follow California’s New Contractor Law mage A protester at Uber’s office in San Francisco in May. The company said it would not treat drivers as employees, defying an effort in California to extend protections to independent contractors.CreditCreditJustin Sullivan/Getty Images By Kate Conger and Noam Scheiber Sept. 11, 2019 SAN FRANCISCO — After months of bickering over who would be covered by a landmark bill meant to protect workers, California legislators passed legislation on Wednesday that could help hundreds of thousands of independent contractors become employees and earn a minimum wage, overtime pay and other benefits. But even before California’s governor, Gavin Newsom, had signed it into law, the battle over who would be covered flared up again. Uber, one of the main targets of the legislation, declared that the law’s key provisions would not apply to its drivers, setting off a debate that could have wide economic ramifications for businesses and workers alike in California, and potentially well beyond as lawmakers in other states seek to make similar changes. “California sets off a chain reaction,” said Dan Ives, a managing director of equity research at Wedbush who tracks the ride-hailing industry. “The worry is that the wildfire spreads.” In California, religious groups said they feared that small churches and synagogues would not be able to afford making pastors and rabbis employees. Winemakers and franchise owners said they were worried they could be ensnared by the law, too. Even some of the contractors for the app-based businesses that have been at the center of this debate said the change could hurt them if companies like Uber, Lyft and DoorDash decided to restrict how often they could work or cut them off entirely. Under the bill, workers are likely to be employees if the company directs their tasks and the work is part of the company’s main business. California has at least one million workers who work as contractors and are likely to be affected by the measure, including nail salon workers, janitors and construction workers. Unlike contractors, employees are covered by minimum-wage and overtime laws. Businesses must also contribute to unemployment insurance and workers’ compensation funds on their employees’ behalf. For months, lawmakers have jockeyed to exempt a variety of job categories, including doctors, insurance agents and real estate agents and decided to include all categories. Carrying out the mandate will most likely be anything but orderly. Companies in dozens of industries must decide whether or not to comply pre-emptively or risk being sued by workers and state officials. Some workers may find that their schedules and job descriptions change, while others may be out of a job altogether if their employers cut back hiring amid rising costs. Mr. Newsom has said he intends to sign the bill but has indicated that he would be open to negotiating changes or exemptions with businesses like Uber and Lyft if they were willing to make other concessions. That has added to the air of uncertainty about the law. Uber said Wednesday that it was confident that its drivers will retain their independent status when the measure goes into effect on Jan. 1. “Several previous rulings have found that drivers’ work is outside the usual course of Uber’s business, which is serving as a technology platform for several different types of digital marketplaces,” said Tony West, Uber’s chief legal officer. He added that the company was “no stranger to legal battles.” In order to classify drivers as contractors, legal experts said, Uber would also have to prove that it didn’t direct and control them, and that they typically operated an independent driving business outside their work for Uber. Historically, if workers thought they had been misclassified as a contractor, it was up to them to fight the classification in court. But the bill allows cities to sue companies that don’t comply. San Francisco’s city attorney, Dennis Herrera, has indicated that he may take action. “Ensuring workers are treated fairly is one of the trademarks of this office,” he said in a statement. And California may be only the beginning, as lawmakers elsewhere, including New York, move to embrace such policies. Legislators in Oregon and Washington State said they believed that California’s approval gave new momentum to similar bills that they had drafted. “It makes everyone take notice,” said State Senator Karen Keiser of Washington, whose Legislature could take up the measure next year. “It’s not just a bright idea from left field. It gives it a seriousness and weight that is always helpful when you’re trying to pass a new law.” While much of the debate about the California legislation has been about the impact on fast-growing businesses like Uber, Lyft and DoorDash, it could apply to many kinds of employers, including those that long predated the so-called gig economy. Religious groups said some congregations would struggle to pay for full employment benefits for their leaders if they were converted from independent contractors to employees. “For smaller ones that operate on very small budgets, it could force them to lay off their rabbi or maybe only hire them part time,” said Nathan Diament, the public policy director for the Orthodox Union Advocacy Center. Even drivers for Uber and Lyft have been split on the bill. Some of them visited lawmakers’ offices in Sacramento to plead their case for employment status. Others objected to the bill, worrying that it would take away their ability to switch their work on and off just by opening an app. “I’m torn. Drivers are so split on the issue,” said Harry Campbell, a driver and the founder of the publication The Rideshare Guy. Uber and Lyft have long maintained that converting drivers to employees would most likely require the companies to schedule drivers in shifts rather than allowing them to decide when, where and how long to work. While nothing in the bill requires employees to work scheduled shifts, in practice the companies may want to restrict drivers from working when there are few customers and the revenue that drivers bring in would not offset the hourly costs of employing them. After New York City enacted a minimum wage for drivers this year, Lyft put such restrictions in place because having too many drivers on the road without passengers could significantly raise the minimum wage the company had to pay under the city’s wage formula. “Drivers will have some restrictions,” Mr. Campbell said. “The question for me is whether it will be worth it for all the drivers to have protections.” The costs for app-based businesses, many of which are not profitable, could be significant. Uber held a troubled initial public offering in May and has reported large losses and slowing revenue growth. Dara Khosrowshahi, Uber’s chief executive, has laid off hundreds of employees in recent months, including Tuesday, to cut costs. But some traditional businesses have argued that the mandate merely levels the playing field. Construction companies have long complained that they face unfair competition from rivals that classify workers as contractors so they can avoid paying payroll taxes and lowball bids on projects. App-based companies are “starting to send carpenters, electricians, plumbers off their platform — independent contractors who make very low wages,” said Robbie Hunter, the head of the state building trades council that represents construction worker unions in California. “They’re undercutting brick-and-mortar businesses doing the right thing — paying for workers’ compensation, being very efficient, working hard to make a profit.” In other cases, the new law has created anxiety and confusion. Small vineyard owners are concerned that they could be forced to directly employ the independent truckers they use to haul their harvests and become responsible for providing insurance and workers’ compensation. Currently, truckers operate as contractors, with their own rigs and insurance, and serve several vineyards, said Michael Miiller, director of government relations at the California Association of Winegrape Growers. “Our members are growers, not trucking companies,” Mr. Miiller said. “The target of legislators is Uber and Lyft, but the unintended victims are small, independent vineyards on the coast of California.” Saunda Kitchen owns a Mr. Rooter plumbing business in Sonoma County that has 30 employees, for whom she pays payroll taxes and provides the various mandated benefits. But Ms. Kitchen said she believed that she herself would have to become an employee of Mr. Rooter under the new law, which could cause the parent company to pull out of the state. “I wouldn’t have access to new technology, training, help with marketing,” said Ms. Kitchen, who planned to talk with Mr. Rooter officials on Thursday about how to proceed. But Steve Smith, a spokesman for the state labor federation, which advised lawmakers on the bill, said he did not believe the vineyards, churches or Ms. Kitchen would be hurt by the law.
  10. Opened? Looks like they ate the can.
  11. 41chevy

    "R"at Rod

    Do like the trailer through.
  12. People aren't bad you just have to have the knack to deal with all of them. Train horns at chassis level, big grins and hand signs work pretty well as do big marbles at speed. Best one I did was a guy screaming at me, peeled my banana ate it and tossed the peel on his shoes, of course being over 6 feet, size 13 shoes, xxl gloves and weighing in at 245, bearded with long hair could also be part of not having issues with them.
  13. Mack option listed as(depending on which coast) a Logger bumper or a Contractor bumper. Also has the optional out side air cleaners too.
  14. You ever go to the Spanish fruit and vegie market in Manhatten on 96th street right off the Tribourgh Bridge? They would put guards on your truck. The market was called El Guapo . Big burned out single story building with corrugated steel doors. Went there once . . .I would rather go to Hunts.
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