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  1. i am from little town called blakeslee. its only a half mile long. we call it half mile of smile!! we are only 5 miles from indiana and 12 miles from michigan. pretty much up in the corner. not much in town but our construction company and a great place to eat - Sam's Place.

    Was through Blakeslee on my motorcycle chasing/photographing trains last summer. I'll have to remember Sam's Place, I usually stop at Lester's in Bryan. But am always looking for new places to eat.

  2. Welcome AJ!

    What part of NW Ohio do you call home? There are several of us on here from the Buckeye. I'm in Findlay (Flood City, USA). :P

    I do drive a Pete...... so don't hold that against me! (But at least it don't have rusty hubcaps :rolleyes: ) I'm not a Mack expert by any stretch of the imagination, but I'd be glad to help any way I can.

  3. Nice handiwork there, RowdyRebel. I plan to add a receiver to my cabover and this gives me some ideas.

    To expand on the subject a bit, can anyone offer some ideas on towing a trailer with electric brakes using an air brake tow vehicle? What type of brake control is needed for this?

    We used the Kelsay-Hayes on our Petercar for our 8 ton drag....



    Easy to install, works as smooth as air brakes. :thumb:

  4. Rob,

    Why are ya wastin' time re-ruffin old wore-out R models??? Everabody's got dem. This here is a one of a kind (Thank Gawd!!!). If ya squint real hard-like, so yur eyez is closed...... it looks just like a Mack truck! And ya best not go callin' him from a phone with a blocked number! He's serious!!! I bet he misplaced dem decimal points.... I bet he meant $29,000.00. I couldn't imagine a one a kind like dat going for nothin' less. If ya left now, ya could bring it home and put it in Mama's Easter basket! Or maybe hide it till Sweetest Day. If dat don't score ya sum brownie points, I dunno what would!

  5. I measured from about 1.5/2in.'s back from the cab,i have about 8.5ft of frame.Would it be safe to weld on 6-8in.'s of frame and NOT move the rear end back?Also,would 2 inches from the cab be to close for a dump body?Thanks

    What is the CA (back of cab to center of axle) of the truck??? It's been awhile since I spec'd a dump. IIRC, you need about 78"-80" for a 9' bed, and about 82"-84" for a 10' bed. I don't think adding on to the back of your frame is going to help. You don't want the bed extending too far beyond your rear axle. Steering will be "squirrelly" at best. Your best bet would be to check with a local body upfitter about CA requirements for the bed length your looking for.

  6. Hey Ken,

    Glad to see another Ohio coe fan. Very clean looking dog you got there. I too, have a short wb cabover (K-100 w/ 142" wb). Mine has KW 4 bag air-ride, but still don't ride like a Caddy. I'm sure a trailer will smooth things out for you considerably.

    There are several very good shows around the state.....

    May 2 - BVH Chapter ATHS @ Outtville (like Larry mentioned)

    May 16 - Cincy Chapter ATHS @ Jerry Howard's in Fairborn (gets bigger & better every year, one of my favorites)

    Labor Day Weekend - Black Swamp Chapter ATHS @ Gibsonburg in conjunction w/ S.C.R.A.P. tractor show

    Sept. 19 - Black Swamp Chapter ATHS @ Bowling Green in conjunction w/ the HCEA antique construction equipt. convention

    Sept. 20 - Auburn Chapter ATHS @ Paulding (Black Swamp will host a truck crawl Sunday morning from Bowling Green to Paulding show

    Sept. 19-20 - NEO Chapter ATHS @ Wellington in conjunction w/ Lagrange Engine Club Engine Show @ Lorain Co. Fairgrounds

    Oct. 10-11 Black Swamp Chapter ATHS@ Fremont

    Glad to see you found Flag City :mack1: . They are the only ones around (here at least) that seem to care about old trucks (regardless of make). They have a couple old-timers left in the service & parts dept. that know what they're talking about. I buy all of my non proprietary parts there. Have some service work done there as well. I'm fortunate enough it's only a couple miles from the house.

    Hope to see you at one of the shows.

    Chris Budke

    Findlay, Ohio USA

    President, Black Swamp Chapter ATHS

  7. Hey Chris, the air scoop is a Maradyne "Power Ram" and is still available new. It is made by the same people that now manufacture "Air-O-Matic" steering. The website is www.maradyne.com and you can find it in precleaners section. There is also a list of vendors there. I've had that scoop for several years and plan to purchase another and have it chromed after the truck is repowered.

    I'm going to make Macungie this year for sure!! Hope to see you there.


    Hey Rob, Thanks for the website! Looks like there is a distributer about 75 miles away. Appreciate the help. Missed you at Auburn. I'm sure gonna try to make Macungie. I better start saving my pennies & dimes so I can afford the fuel to get there! :pat:


  8. Hi Chris, great to hear from you again!! Thanks for the compliment. This is called "Project R-12", as per B-61 Fred's, (Morgan Heaton) suggestion. Will we see you at Macungie next year?


    Hey Rob,

    I've been planning to make it to Macungie for several years. I'm gonna put it at the top of my priority list for 2007. Would love to see/hear the R-12 in person. (long hood R + V-12 DD = one bad a** truck in my book) Best of luck with your project. Hopefully, I'll see you there!


    BTW....Are you gonna re-use that snorkel on the air cleaner? Still looking for one for my K-100.

  9. Do lemon laws apply to trucks?

    Not sure about other states. But I know they do not apply to any commercial vehicle here in Ohio. After 40 years of buying Ford trucks, my family's construction business wound up with 2 brand new lemons in '97. After that, they've only bought Chevy's......makes me cringe just to type that word! :rolleyes:

    Sorry to here about your Vision. I've heard similar stories from drivers. Nothing worse then a brand new truck in the shop, and not on the road making you money. Been there, done that!

    Best of luck to you.

  10. Nice Pete Paccar, what's in it for power? I'ts funny but I guess I'm getting old when 70 is an old truck. But it's older than my LF when I started running it.

    Thanks for the compliment! It's got a 6v71 Detroit in it. 5 spd main 4 spd aux. The truck was originally a mixer in San Jose, Ca. Then a hay hauler, an electrical contractors backhoe drag puller. And finally us. It's never been off the road. Been working 36 years, and still going. I'd like to see a new Freightliner or Volvo do that!

  11. Work was the whole reason I convinced my uncle to buy this 1970 Pete 341. We were looking for a truck to help maintain my aunt & uncle's various properties. He was thinking Ford 2 ton. But, I knew better! :P Got a whole lot more truck, for a little less money. No regrets there! I'ved hauled countless loads to the county landfill and the scrap yard. Then there's all the trips of busted concrete to the fill. I'm pretty careful how I load, and where I'm driving the truck. But I've never been afraid to get her dirty! That's what a pressure washer is for! We're definately the envy of all the contractors at Lowes when we go to pick up some lumber.And we aren't the only ones in town running an old truck. There are a few 70's era dump trucks running around here. After all it is a truck, they were designed to work! :thumb:

  12. Good lord, that's amazing! I thought sure he was gonna loose it a couple times. That guy must be insane. :wacko: Maybe, I should fire up the old KW and see if she can do it. On second thought, I'd hate to ruin a good pair of pants! :pat: LOL!!!!

  13. I bought a "new to me" 99 F-250 4x4 ex-cab, back in October. Gotta love that 7.3L IH Powerstroke. Replaced a 95 351 v-8 w/ 4:11 gears. That diesel is 10 times the puller even with 3:73's in it. And talk about increased fuel mileage. I went from 5 to 12.5 in town. And from 11 to 16 on the big road. Yeah, diesel may cost more. But, it's still cheaper then filling up the old gasser was. It's got a 3 1/2 " exhaust that really turns some heads. The only way that I'd like it better is with a 4-53T Detroit. I looked at several nice Rams. I've heard great things about them. I have a neighbor w/ a 1996 dually Ram. He's got 500,000 mile on his Cummins. (rebuilt @ 400,000) I just seeemed to me that the interior felt "cheap." Like I would have to be careful not not break or scratch something. So far, only one problem with mine. Water pump went bad @ 126,000 miles. Other than that, I can't complain.

    As long as were building dream trucks. How about a R model cab on a F-550 4x4 frame? 7.3L or a Detroit, 5x3 trans, air-ride, small bunk sleeper, and custom pick-up bed. Maybe some day, I'll win the lottery. ( I better start playin' first! :P )

  14. I've been considering trailer/camper ideas for a while now. I'd also like to be able to haul tractors or another truck. When time and money allow, I'd like to find a nice 45' or 48' stepdeck. Prefer at least a 10' upper deck. Either one with a dovetail and ramps, or have them fabbed up. Then I'd add a cube van box to the upper deck and convert that to camp. Just big enough for a bunk, shower, toilet, table, mini fridge, microwave, and sink. Not big enough for a family. But, plenty big enough for just me. But if I ever did have a family, a nice stainless roundnose would make an awesome camper. B)

  15. Hey Don,

    Liked the video. Looks like there were some nice trucks there. Your Mohawk truck looks really nice. Good to still see striping on a truck instead of just plain old white. :thumb: Post some still shots of it when you get a chance. A G model will definately stand out at the shows. But then again, almost any cabover will. Not too many left, let alone being restored. Good luck finding a truck of your own. Keep us updated.

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