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  1. 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?
  2. 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
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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
  6. 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.
  7. https://youtu.be/3tYQeHlRvaY A short clip of the 401
  8. Installed the new fuel tank just need some fuel line. A little electrical and rubber she will be ready to bounce around upstate ny.
  9. 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.
  10. Certainly showing her age now, some call it patina others call it negligence lol
  11. Wouldn’t have traction issues with a load
  12. beatngu

    B42 plans

    I will run the flathead for the spring so I can enjoy it before it is in pieces in a garage, I am sure someone on here would want a running 401 for their project.
  13. beatngu

    B42 plans

    I found a 671 mated to a rt910 for $500 would really go at a snails pace with direct drive. Did they make different gear sets for the rad 508?
  14. beatngu

    1975 Marmon Tri Axle

    Funny how they look like they're built from scraps of other truck brands. Johnny cash must have had a hand in that company
  15. beatngu

    B42 plans

    Take her out for a ride! Did you do the repower yourself?

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