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joes mack last won the day on November 3 2011

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About joes mack

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  • Birthday 01/23/1976

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    southeast, ky (Evarts)
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    dragracing, hunting, fishing,

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  1. joes mack

    thank you to one hell of a guy

    From all of the members of the Yocum creek and upper cloverfork vol fire departments we would like to say thank you to Don Holden aka Vals327 on here. he and 2 other men drove 800 miles one way to deliver us 2 1983 mack mc fire trucks. (pictures soon to come) this is the second truck that he has donated to Yocum creek and the first to upper cloverfork. words can not say how much we appreciate him and all who has helped us over the last few years. it takes a special kind of human being to drive 2 of the hottest trucks I have ever been in that distance over 2 days with out air conditioning and mid to upper 90s stay for a hour and begin there 800 mile journey back home. all I know to say is thank you
  2. joes mack

    head light up grade or not

    thanks guys for the input. I have another question to ask when I was looking at lights I saw some came with a lense warmer is that a big issue in the winter if you don't get the bulbs with them or would it just be easier to wipe the snow /ice off
  3. Hello all we are looking at the pos of upgrading the head lights on our fire trucks I have been looking at the led lights for our CFs I know it will take away from the looks of the trucks but it will also give us better lighting on the back roads and the highways( which are narrow and curvy ) at night. the main concern is for the on coming drivers are the led lights on the bigger trucks too high to be considered safe for the on coming drivers? I know all of the newer trucks being produced today have led lights I actually drove a new granite with the leds and that is why I told the members about them and started checking on them for the fire department. what are your thoughts and experiences with the led lights.
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  5. joes mack

    fire truck hauled

    can you get me a phone number to the guys mentioned
  6. joes mack

    fire truck hauled

    I'm trying to help a fire department get a truck hauled from Harlan ky to paris ark. truck is 8ft wide, 8ft 2 in high, 25ft long, and weighs 15,640 lbs. thanks in advance joe
  7. joes mack

    Maxidyne/Maxitorque clarification

    when I was hauling coal off of the strip mines I always used the jake brake to shift gears. always have shifted that way 5-6 speeds 8-9-10-12 -13-15-and 18speed quadraplex and single stick.
  8. joes mack

    24x8.0 5 degree

    24x8.55 or 24x 9.0 s are more common now. they will work just fine that's what we ran on the coal trucks where I used to work at. we had some trucks that had all 3 sizes on them and you had to watch carefully about not mixing the lock rings up when mounting tires.
  9. joes mack

    clutch adjustment

    thank you FJH I was thinking that was how you did it but I wasn't sure if it was clockwise or counter
  10. joes mack

    clutch adjustment

    I need some help how do you adjust where a clutch grabs. I put a new clutch in our 1980 s1800 international tanker it has the 446 gas engine in it and it is catching at the top. it has the 3/4 bolt looking thing on the pressure plate. I would like to get it to where it catches about half way or closer to the floor as we have a couple of drivers who like to rest there foot on the pedal for some reason.
  11. joes mack

    Where did THAT come from??

    good ole shot or 2 or 3 of clear moon shine and honey warmed up and go to bed while you still can will clear you right up.
  12. joes mack

    New to the form and need help.

    I will agree with don we have 4 cf macks at yocum creek vol fire department and all but 1 have drum brakes and when it needs rotors I will convert it to drum brakes. its not that hard to do. go to a salvage yard and find a single axle mack and take everything off of the rear or if you have a few members who don't mind getting dirty take the whole rear end out from under it.
  13. joes mack

    Merry Christmas All:

    MERRY CHRISTMAS to you and your family Rob good to hear from you.
  14. joes mack

    Harlan County gets another mack

    the old fire station in cranks and cawood both have been shut and tore down.
  15. joes mack

    Harlan County gets another mack

    General Ike station 2 will cover to the Lee County Va line on 421 and up to the bell county line above martins fork lake on 987 and all areas in between.

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