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TRUE GRIT

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About TRUE GRIT

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    Gear Jammer
  • Birthday 10/10/1973

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  • Location
    campbellsville, ky
  • Interests
    Harleys, farming,cold beer

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  • Make
    mack
  • Model
    r686st
  • Year
    1984
  1. are they both good? i believe i would like the air shift,it wouldnt take up much needed cab space. email me with a price and where in virginia you are. bobford2584@aol.com
  2. block, do you know if the hi range forward ratios in the 6 speed are the same as my 5 speed? also this may be a stupid question, but why are they called 6 speeds. thanks.
  3. i am wanting to switch my r model from a 5 speed to a 2 stick 6 speed, for off road low gears. i have been told there are a couple of different 2 sticks, but i dont know. i have found one in a truck close to the same year as mine. one guy told me once he had a 2 stick in a log truck, and he had to use the second stick out on the road. the one i drove a while back had reverse, low and direct on the second stick, and 1-5 on the other.you didnt have to use 2nd stick out on the road, it just gave you some super lows and reverses. i got the numbers off the transmission i have found, some of the numbers may not be exactly right, cause i was laying in a briar patch under this truck trying to scratch and write. any help would be appreciated. doug 234k93149 x107 7e1312 11k345918 3p1 these were stamped in the lowerleft front of case
  4. Youre exactly right bob, you know there aint nothing like working these older trucks, mine not as old as yours of course, but we do with them the same things a brand new truck does, and most of the time, just as well. doug
  5. Just wondering what determines fuel tank or tanks from factory on r models. I have seen r`s with just about everything hanging on them.I am wanting to add a drivers side tank on my 84 r. It appears to have a kenworth step on it right now.Passenger side has a 50 gal square steel that doesnt appear to be factory either. i am waiting on material from MACK museum to see what it left with from factory. Just wondering if anybody knows?
  6. yes, it had about a 3/8 ring on the inside, and about a 1 3/4 ring on the outside, that a bolt goes thru to hold it on. local suspension shop says that when going straight, youre running on the rubbers, when you turn the saddles contact the rings making a metal to metal connection, allowing a little movement, which kinda makes sense. i have had hendricksons and raycos before, and this camelback is very smooth, quiet, and goes better off road than any of them that i have had. which brings up another subject, this is my first mack so i am still learning about them, but this truck has no power divider. both axles pull all the time to my understanding. makes it go off road better im sure. other trucks ive had i would unlock power divider as soon as i got to blacktop. seems like it would be hard on something on the mack. thanks for everyones input on this subject. doug
  7. HEY JOE, COME ON DOWN, IM SURE WE'D HAVE ALOT TO TALK ABOUT. DOUG.
  8. WELL JOE, I CANT SPEAK FOR EVERYONE DOWN HERE, BUT IN MY CASE OF A 1O WHEEL DUMPER, WITH A 55000 TAG, WE ARE ALLOWED 10% OVER THAT FOR FARM USE BECAUSE OF NO SCALES HERE ON THE FARM. A LIGHTER TARE EQUALS MORE ROOM FOR SOYBEANS, MORE ROOM FOR SOYBEANS EQUALS MORE MONEY. SO I GUESS IT ALL BOILS DOWN TO THE ALL MIGHTY DOLLAR. IM SURE IT WORKS DIFFERENTLY FOR COMMERCIAL HAULING BUT FOR FARM USE A LITTLE BIT COUNTS. DOUG
  9. no not really, looking in youre mirror when turning youll see the outside tread of one of the tires stick out past the other, about the same both ways. if you stop with the truck like this you can actually see the saddles twisted a little on the trunion shaft. i dont know if it is supposed to be or not but my air dryer is mounted inside the frame rails, within a couple inches of driveshaft. i have thought about moving it to fix the interference problem,and maybe someday changing over to a 44k or 60k camelback setup, to my understanding the 44 is on bronze and the sixty is on steel, that doesnt allow any twist. you dont see any dumptrucks around here on 38s mostly 44s
  10. When i bought my 84 r model the rear 38k camelback suspension was shot. I replaced the rubber trunion bushings with urethane, replaced all 4 saddles that house the bushing,new ubolts that torque to 1800 ft lbs. then replaced upper and lower spring pads at each end of leaf spring.the trouble i have still is the axles track off during turning short with a load of about 18 ton of rock on.I also replaced front and rear torque rods. then i talked to a local guru, he says that a 38k rubber trunion suspension should have a side to side or a track bar to keep from off tracking. my truck shows no signs of ever having a track bar. mack dealer said to check for broken frame or trunion. no problems found there.they didnt know about a track bar. i am currently using the truck.i have no driveability problems on the road. it drives and tracks good going down the road. do i need a track bar to fix this, or is this just the nature of the beast? it will only track off at the most a couple of inches. but it is enough for the driveshaft to rub the air dryer. any input would be appreciated.
  11. scott ,sure would if it is in decent / repairable shape ,and price is reasonable. email me with price ,or youre phone number and ill give you a call. my email is bobford2584@aol.com. thanks doug.
  12. THANKS, MY TRUCK IS A 5 SPEED, DO YOU KNOW WHAT ECONODYNE IS SUPPOSED TO MEAN ? I HAVE HEARD IT WAS A FUEL PINCHER.
  13. DOES ANYONE KNOW WHERE I CAN FIND A FIBERGLASS CAB VISOR FOR AN 84 R MODEL? I HAVE SEARCHED THE INTERNET AND HAVENT HAD ANY LUCK.
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