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Joe Cummings

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About Joe Cummings

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    Joethemechanic61
  • Website URL
    http://www.CummingsHauling.com
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    Male
  • Location
    Philadelphia Pa

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  • Make
    Ford
  • Model
    LTL9000
  • Year
    1988

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  1. where you on BCO Forum before? Name rings a bell. so does that pic

  2. Damn why don't you old fellers buy yourself forklifts. Once you have one you'll wonder how you ever lived without one Although after a while you can kinda go forklift nuts, I'm up to 5 now lol
  3. What is it you expect out of this truck? Will it ever haul anything? are you just going to drive it to get to shows? I take it that the truck has 10;00x20 rubber on it? Why get rid of the 401? It is a very valid piece of history. I know I enjoy seeing gas motored class 8 trucks at the show. Why not put another 401 in it, and put a 3 speed brownie behind the quad box so you can travel at highway speeds to get to shows or events?
  4. A good thing to remember for repairing/designing frame rails, or bridge beams is,,,,,,, Avoid abrupt change in section, in areas of high moment BTW 45LMSWM, I was bidding on your truck at a Vilsmeir auction down in South Jersey back in like 86, It looked pretty good but it was sitting front axle on the ground. Someone had taken the steering rubber off of it
  5. You are looking at a lot of work. If you are going to go diesel you are going to have to add radiation area, and forget the quad box you have. The later model 92 and 93 carriers will go into your rear axles, but you can't get the all the bolts in. Although I have run working trucks with the late model carriers in the early axles without a problem.
  6. Not much to that Zenith carb really. Is the throttle shaft still tight?
  7. Yeah, I am impressed with the metalworking skills. Me and sheet metal really don't get along well lol. I can straighten a 36" beam easier than I can work with tin.
  8. Just a typical day of going out to lift something
  9. Thanks for the file. I was looking for my copy to scan and upload, but not sure where it is lol. I was thinking they dropped it from the somewhat newer (in the ring binders) manual
  10. You guys that can't fix a frame rail are funny. It used to be that replacing one side frame rail on a single frame tractor was about a 40 man hour project for a good man. Add to that a double frame, lift axle, and dump body, and you are probably talking 60 + man hours worth of work if nothing else goes wrong. at $100 @ hour and after you add in all the hardware and consumables, plus 3,500 for the frame rails. Well that 11 G number sounds about right. plus you are going to probably lose the truck for a couple of weeks, so add another 5 or 10 g to that number in lost revenue. Suddenly a couple of grand and 2 days downtime is starting to look like a good idea The guy isn't doing a restoration, he's fixing a working truck.
  11. You in the whitness protection program or sumptin? And that's the hardest part. Today everything is different; there's no action... have to wait around like everyone else. Can't even get decent food - right after I got here, I ordered some spaghetti with marinara sauce, and I got egg noodles and ketchup. I'm an average nobody... get to live the rest of my life like a schnook. Henry Hill Goodfellas
  12. I have no doubt that I personally can fix frame rails, I've done it many times in the past and never had a problem. Please don't pass judgement on my abilities without knowing anything about me. I'm just trying to help the guy by sending him to someone that can handle it. I have no personal interest in the job, I'm busy as hell with bridge repairs right now. I'm sure Eugene could care less if the guy comes to his shop or not. A couple thousand dollar frame repair isn't going to make or break him either. BTW, If you find yourself a Mack repair manual from the 60's or 70's (the old manual that was a single bound volume) there is a guide in the front about how to properly repair truck frame rails. Follow what the guide says and it won't break.
  13. Looking for this # 81551 piston for an air-o-matic steering cylinder. I really just need the piston, but this is on a working piece of equipment that has to be on a bridge job on the 1st. So if someone knows were to buy a new piston, or even a whole new cylinder, please let me know. Here are all the numbers stamped into the cylinder 85012 C12314 thanks
  14. You bolt fishplates in using "body bond" bolts, or else huck bolts. The body bound bolts are actually a press fit in both the frame rail and in the fish plate. I can hook you up with a guy who can fix those rails. His name is Eugene Evans and he is in philly near ontairio and richmond. My number is on my website www.cummingshauling.com Best way to catch me is to call the 201 number. I'll hook you up with his number. BTW, Where's Ketter? I know he can fix frame rails too, but he is far far away in the land of lousy pizza lmao
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