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  1. The truck was bought new by my grand parents to haul potatos from our farm in Riverhead N.Y. I went with granddad to Denton to pick up up from the factory in early 1989. Got to be the first to drive it. I bought it from their estate in 2001 when they died. It hauled my trucks and occasionally Granite from New Hampshire and Maine. Moved most of my equipment to Virginia with it, hauls my race car and except for last 2 years goes to Texas for the Marmon Home Coming. 400 big Cam ,18 speed R.R. Aside from up grading the air cleaners and redoing the interior in leather it is original right down to the paint. Usually it is garaged and only saw snow 3 times in 30 years. To date 370,000 + a bit on it . It does need a few things like a new chrome plating on the bumper and the aluminum re polished and some lug covers. My 93 is apart to be re painted and the parts truck is going to be refurbished as a worker. Wanted a Marmon since I saw one in 1969.
  2. Do what my grandson does at Cat. . .Moxie, Smarties and Oreos for the energy boost
  3. Picture new trucks with electronics in my business spending weeks at the shore line during tide out at the Atlantic or on a barge in the ocean. Much as I would like a few late models it would never work. I've actually gotten contracts because my units are pre electronic. Mine go from 1969 to 1990 and most are ex DOD units. I have come to like the Cat 16 speed semi autos too.
  4. Wow! I do know they were fleet units. Cool if it was Vlads.
  5. His and most here have a drain valve on the bottom the balance is sealed. Water molecules are bigger than fuel so the filter and mesh stops them and they settle in the drain cup, kind of like a moisture trap for a shop compressor.
  6. kscarbel2 He was a Mack man from the best times and has a vast knowledge of parts, suppliers and people. He is THE person for that info. The Autocar new truck post and most all the trucking news is his from his work association. Paul
  7. Maybe KS can suggest who has parts. Probably quicker and easier to replace with a "modern " one. All my equipment runs water separators because there is always that one chance of an issue that will cause an issue. I can't see losing a day or two and hours spent to fix something the unit would have prevented. I also run accumulators to pre lube the engines on start up. All I can say is no major failures or issues. I go this way to add service life to my units.
  8. 41chevy

    Veterans Day

    When I was in Vietnam my cousin was stationed in Germany where many of the wounded were sent and where the remains were routed through. It affected him later in life as much as combat did me. I feel it affects front line troop , rear guard and even their families in many ways.
  9. 41chevy

    Veterans Day

    I was on Long Island at the Stoney Brook Vets home. My V.V.A group treated the residents and day care cases to dinners and a personal thanks. Hope that some one does that for me when I get older. Not to rain on the parade but because of the V.A. policies and waiting lists 21 veterans (evenly split from Vietnam to now) commit suicide every day
  10. I get the Gee I don't know all the time when I go for engine parts for my 3 AM Generals. I told them the engine is a Cummins Big Cam 400 and I need rocker box gasket sets and I get what kind of truck is it. when I tell them it's generally followed by who makes it. I figure if it is not in the computer the counter mann goes into blank mode.
  11. The first stage of the fuel water separator uses a pleated paper element to change water particles into large enough droplets that will fall by gravity to a water sump at the bottom of the filter. The second stage is made of silicone-treated nylon that acts as a safety device to prevent small particles of water that avoid the first stage from passing into the engine. Water and contaminants have a direct impact on the service life and performance of diesel engines. Besides being abrasive to engine components and cylinder walls, water and contamination displaces diesel fuel’s lubrication coating on the high precision injector components, causing tip erosion, surface pitting, fuel pressure loss and poor performance. If the separator fails, any water in the fuel can wear away lubricants on the diesel fuel injectors. Unfortunately, there is no way to completely prevent water from contaminating fuel. Condensation is constantly forming inside fuel tanks year round plus most stations don't check their in ground tanks for water. I regularly check the fuel water separator every third fuel up and open the valve on the bottom to drain the water from the water separator. IMO it's cheap insurance against issues and aside from checking and an occasional drain it's trouble free and no effect on performance. Paul
  12. Nice to know good try, now here is your ticket, pay at window 2. Red is Red rust or not fines based on capacity
  13. I rrecall deleting the EGR can cause other issues, some major.
  14. Very nicely done! You can come east and pick one of my AC's to do next.
  15. If it is also 2" up when it is in the parked position when off you should be able to pop off the arm and re index it on the splined shaft.
  16. Being a firetruck engine could have run a 550 or a 570 compressor for higher volume and quicker air build up. They both have a drain(?) hole near the bottom of the flange.
  17. It'll light off under diesel compression, almost any light oil will even atf.
  18. Older people stay up real late on weekends on the east coast waiting for the latest otherdog photo cornucopia to be posted.
  19. Also check for clean and tight negative battery to chassis ground and clean battery terminals.
  20. Seems Chrysler is catering to a limited market in some areas. 1500 + h.p. Challenger Drag Pack running sub 7 second quarters,the new Ram R/T Redeye 800h.p. pick up and the 750 h.p. Jeep Redeye SUV. First production models at SEMA.
  21. Since the retro Bronco in gas and electric power is due out spring of 2020 maybe that will be at Avon too?
  22. Is there a micro switch on the E brake pedal that you can "adjust" to lie to the computer?
  23. 41chevy

    More BS

    So hoping for a discussion with intelligent input from both sides with out bringing in snide comments, name calling, insults and other pointless remarks that deviate from a normal debate makes me a mentally challenged cultist? Funny I was raised not to call people names and discuss things in a civil manor and respect people. obviously one of us was not. What does Wikipeda say about this comment?
  24. Horse power is the same whether internal combustion or electric and torque values are the same. the difference is electric develops it's torque the minute it start to turn. 645 horses and the 2100 lbs of torgue is only under maximum power for a limited time as it draws a tremendous amount of amperage, the 400 horses is under normal conditions.
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