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About beatngu

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  1. Using mr. pibb or orange crush?
  2. They are both double framed trucks, I was curious about that shaft through the spring hanger. I have not studied it too hard but I did notice the return spring is different between the two. Are they made to pull out of the trans or does the spring hanger have to come off?
  3. The other pigeon brained idea I have is to just swap the cab onto the diesel chassis but I am no expert on frames.
  4. I wonder what kelly blue book they used to get that price tag
  5. The 20 speed and 673 out of my other truck. I wanted a detroit but there is plenty of trucks out there with one already in it. Besides I already have some money into the 673, would be a shame to throw away another investment.
  6. Started the easy part today, found a few problems to fix when it goes back together. The front of both genders was cob jobbed to the radiator support so I may try the piano hinge idea for the front fenders. If anybody wants a 9 speed duplex or anything off the 401 send me a pm. I don’t plan on keeping them around too long after they are yanked out.
  7. beatngu

    Sick flathead

    So I have a friend to help me with his knuckle boom truck, I want to believe we can find a way to do it without pulling the cab now. The only thing I am worried about is the clutch linkage, does the spring shakle have to be pulled or does the shaft pull out from the transmission?
  8. beatngu

    Sick flathead

    Indeed I do, taking the cab off is the only way I can do it as I only have a small new holland at my disposal to do this task. I can't justify cribbing and bottle jacks for this task lol. My b61 was a wash so it became the donor. It all pans out in my head but certainly there will be at least one major issue
  9. beatngu

    Sick flathead

    Bugger, might as well save some headache and yank everything out then. I figure the only way to do it is pull the cab off and drop the 673 in with the 20 speed. Then have my buddy sandblast everything while it is in pieces.
  10. beatngu

    Sick flathead

    So I have the 401 running but has a hard knock from the front of the block. I noticed yesterday excessive smoke from the crank vent tube which makes me believe there may be a stuck valve. Is there a backwoods remedy for this such as diesel down the plug hole? I would just start tearing it apart but I have already seen that gaskets may be a hard buy.
  11. Got the lines hooked up today, cranked it over a few times with the aid of a jumper pack and BAM no more power to the key switch... I hate electrical
  12. The state DOT I work for has a buttload of mack granites. All have the mp7 and Allison 6 speeds aside from some of the older models. One thing I noticed is most of them eat a little coolant, nothing too alarming. I am sure someone else will come in with a grocery list of small issues but personally I like them. The state started buying internationals and they leave much to be desired in comparison.
  13. https://youtu.be/3tYQeHlRvaY A short clip of the 401
  14. Installed the new fuel tank just need some fuel line. A little electrical and rubber she will be ready to bounce around upstate ny.
  15. beatngu


    Looking for a running 6v53 to put in my B42. Found one locally for $1800, but I feel I can find a better deal here.

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