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  1. Message Steelman (Carey Leitch) on here he's in Fredricksberg Va and might be able to fabricate one for you.
  2. That's the M747 trailer you want? The place I bought my AM General power units had four M747's in the yard, tired but sat level and straight. I'll dig out the contact when I get back to Va.
  3. Wouldn't it be cool if the trailer you bought was with the RD in Desert Storm!
  4. Since the facility was shut down pretty much intact anyone ever asked if it was left there?
  5. 41chevy

    Tire irons

    I used a tire service that used one on my M917, I was impressed.
  6. They seem to be willing to work with me as far as requesting info on trailers, weights and terrain. More pertinent questions than the others.
  7. I really feel for you! All three of ours passed away over the month after my wife died. I'm convinced it was from broken hearts because she spoiled them constantly. Paul
  8. I use the 3 AM Generals and the old Autocar on the business. I don't need a zillion horses I need a specific low to mid power band but mainly from idle to 30 mph. And new for the contract on the Federal site. My Marmon is not set up to go off the pavement and it is too old for the feds to allow on site. As for high power, don't need it for big granite I need gearing. The biggest blocks weigh in around 120,000 +/ - The toy is my B mixer. . Plans for a Claiben nose, a MP-8 and M drive but the big job is when I left Virginia a few months ago was I laid out the measurements to quarter the cab to make it wider and longer. All in pieces and probably never have it complete.
  9. Granite blocks.The smallest are 10' x 10' x10 and the largest are 10' x 10' x 40 and steel / concrete prefab wave diverters built to needs. Gabrielli in N.Y. and Excel in Va. both got specs I wanted but Gabrielli is talking with "engineering on best power plant to use for my needs" with my trans, rears, load and terrain. Thats about 40% highway with the rest split between quarry roads, compacted dirt and ocean beach. Anthem day cab, with painted accessories and stainless bumper cover, twin 142 gal tanks, Maxi torgue T300, 65,000 dual reduction rears on Camel back. Most likely a MP8 445SE-HE for my low and mid range power band .
  10. The Steeda Fusion my wife wanted we talked to the Ford Dealer that sold them, spec'd out what she wanted got a price as financed and paid cash for it.Ford Credit figures making money on the finance charges so base price was lower. 258 miles on it sitting in a container since she passed away. Warranty may be excellent but I've talked to Excel in Virginia, Gabrielli in New York and TEC Mack in Maine get different stories on option availability and all pushing the "everybody gets 505 h.p with. M -Drive" which I do not want. I want my last new truck exactly spec'd as I want and that's that. Today I contacted Autocar direct and spend the better part of an hour talking about the new conventional, tentative cost and when production is due to start. Apparently I'm one of about 50 or so asking about a road tractor configuration for construction.
  11. Best thing I liked driving a B was the look people give you when you run through a few gears backing up. :)
  12. I'm thinking if I have to jump through hoops just to try and get what I want than what will be the act to get warranty and general support? Brand loyalty be damned I'll be talking to Autocar tomorrow.
  13. My chassis was a left over or a cancelled order that nobody wanted to buy because of the manual trans.
  14. Fingers type slower than my thought train. No condensers and dryers which was why it's a close match for those units, but evaps is available from them OEM.
  15. Yeah Excel told me no Mack 65,000 dual reduction rears on Camel Back and no Maxi Torgue so I asked why is it in the brochure and web site? " That doesn't mean it's available" HUH?
  16. I've been looking to get an Anthem day cab. Decided I'm not leaving my kids anything but receipts. Spec'd out most everything I wanted. Asked the salesman at Excel in Va. a few questions and got vague answers. Asked what the heaviest chassis available is and asked the differences between the seven different MP7 engines and the eight different MP8 engines. I know some with the letter 'C' are California spec but wanted to know what the 'A' , 'E' , 'SE' , 'SE-HE' engines are. Sales man suggested the 5050 h.p. engine and the M drive was what everybody buys so get that. Hope thats not all the dealers attitude.
  17. Speedway, Jeggs and Vintage Air have a dozen or so different hot rod style diffusors in different diameters with or with out housings, inexpensive also.
  18. Mine had a rad mounted evap not the grildenzer. No OEM are available but after market which is taller and thinner.
  19. They sent parts for the Red Dot in my R with no issues. Mine was the 8810 MRO unit but 90% is the same as the 8810 MR. Their business is truck and equipment HVAC with Red Dot and other brands
  20. It has thicker rails and the cross members are a small bit heavier with a wider flange area for fasteners. I started with a 204 something inch wheel base cab and chassis, set the bed on where I wanted it 3 inches off the cab back and slid the rear suspension up as an assembly. I also re installed the cross members from the cut off section so mine is stiffer than factory
  21. http://www.btrofminnesota.com/ Towards the end of page http://www.btrofminnesota.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/09-Replacements-246-263.pdf
  22. Give access to the radiator cap. Seen it in a dealer book first I've ever seen in the flesh. I guess there is still hope forme finding a glass nose for my mixer.
  23. I looked at GMC's I ended up purchasing a 2016 Ram 5500 chassis Cummins and 8 speed manual, shortened the wheel base and put on a older Ram 8 foot bed. Replaced the duals with super singles, welded up a aluminum baffled 145 gallon auxiliary fuel tank to fit the full bed floor and use that for job sites and towing both my racecars.
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