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Everything posted by Maddog13407

  1. agree with Larry, Fontaine aka (the rebel wheel) cause they were made Birmingham Alabama not in China like they are now a days are the only ones I ever seen with a handle. they were about the most secure wheel ever made. lube it up
  2. pics? what engine and what style rears?
  3. I usually pour a quart of atf in each fuel tank of my B at fuel ups...….. use to run red oil in a 2006 f360 6.0 I drove. damn thing could see a snowflake and gel up.....
  4. eastern R with western grille? shouldn't a r700 western have the weird bumper with the cut out for the extended grille?
  5. no weird noises or shaked other than normal, I have never seen a B61 that didn't shake and rattle. this motor was done in the late 80's and used very little in a dump truck. it sat. I put it in my B in early 2000's . it was always a stout motor ad very clean and tight. other than a head gasket I haven't done anything to it. I did pry against the balancer a little while putting the belt on(some idiot when they built the truck, me forgot to put the spacer plates back in radiator crossmember so there was no room for the belt. I had to loosen crossmember up and pryed it out against the balancer to get belt it. im wondering if I could have bent the balancer?? the hub in the middle of the balancer is pretty think so im thinking not. I have a few711's laying around, thinkin of just swapping the balancer and see what it looks like. btw a balancer for a 711 is NLA from Mack.
  6. gotta tear into it sunday. if you look at it, you can see a wobble like 1/2 inch like something is loose. never thought about thrust washers. this has always been a tight motor.only way thrust washers usually come loose is if someone slams a pilot shaft in hard while putting a tranny in. I have had a few 673's that I found the thrust washers in the bottom of the pan. put new ones in and it still ran like a top. this one has be a little puzzled. never paid attention til both belts came off. now that they are back on I stare at the balancer and see the wobble.
  7. 1975 end707 . diesel and no I don't wanna hear 707 is a gas job. been runnin this engine in my B since 2007, no issues. on the way to Macktoberfest I blew both belts(some of you know) ended up getting a belt back on but after driving home I notice the balancer is wobbling. never noticed this before. are all balancers the same? like 673 711, 237 300? or do I need specific? and should I look further?? is this thing on its way out? bearings?? and again is a end707. its a 711 with maxidyne head gaskets and fire rings. I dunno what the specific purpose of this engine was but I can tell you it likes to run 1100-1800 and hates anything over that
  8. we started building this truck in feb. was about one of the first around. the crossmember might be made for an old school pto but def not for one with the pump on the back and 4 lines coming out of the pump. dual feed and return for winches. we def had to modify the crossmember. everything else went straight forward except the pto programming and the not being able to use it unless the e brake is on. were a pretty savy shop able to figure anything out but this thing was not well thought out
  9. we finished building our 4500 tow truck. used it a few times. had major issues mounting pto pump. seems it the trans and crossmembers weren't ever made to allow for a pump and pto leaving no space. we ended up modifying the crossmembers for the pump and hydraulic lines. also ended up having the have a gm service come to our shop with laptop to program the pto .seems the switch was in the dash but wouldn't work unless it was programmed by a dealer. also needed to have high idle programmed for pto. probably not needed normally but for a tow truck application with dual winches you need high idle. I think the one thing I dislike the most is the pto WILL not work unless the emergency brake is set. this is a flaw on gm. how the hell do they expect it to work in a dump truck application?? the gm guy who came to the shop to program ours said there is no way around it. I don't see that. how are you suppose to spread stone or sand with the pto If you have to have the e brake on?
  10. useless Mack more like it, been buying parts there for years, my grandfather and his grandfather bought fleets of trucks there. not they cant get you a lugnut without a vin and god forbid you mention something older than 2000. oh and you want a pair of MACK mudflaps? nah, you get the generic ones that say Utica truck sales with everyone elses logo on them and a WWW. address
  11. use to...Mack makes junk, well there is NO Mack. only Mack out there is the museum. as for the factory in Macungie they might as well put a Volvo sign out front. far cry from the 90's when the R models were rolling down the line and everyone had pride
  12. B and R's B model use to be at Macungie in the 90's . believe it use to say T J Crouse on the door. old man owned it . I imagine he died and the kids sold it off...
  13. truck belongs to Alnye trucking(bulk milk and fuel haulers)owner said he got it down south somewhere. it was pretty original
  14. Curt Bradshaws B61. he had the rustic B42 and the ex firetruck R600 next to it. I think his relation has the orange R600 that use to haul the Oshkosh to the spa
  15. I was there, little late 930ish but was there most of the day, cigar and all.....
  16. pretty sure Mr Gerhart has the R model simulator??
  17. pretty sure that green B use to be in the old Mack museum when it was outside Macungie park where the vet clinic is now
  18. this guy didn't stay off to the side, I was surprised Mack didn't have a cop there for the show already. I slowed, literally had tp drive in the otherlane and swerve around him and he looked right at me and deliberately walked in front of my truck. we were all on the test track around 230. had the track full. was a really nice show. the addition of the swap meet out back was also a nice suprise
  19. leaving late, forgot easy pass and blew fan belts on turnpike but we still made it, and managed to piss off an asshole picketer who thought he was gonna walk in front of my truck across the road and I was gonna stop for him...
  20. hitting us hard her in upstate ny… we run a heavy towin and body shop. scraping the bottom to find parts to fix collisions on brand new GM's and as of today towing in heavy trucks ,Macks AND Volvos, we cannot get parts to fix
  21. im liking the B61 with Kentucky radiator and the B73 and the B81 series
  22. still wondering where your getting endt675, 260 hp ,237 hp motor.....more info needed the tr72 series came in single overdrive and double 9 speed, 10 speed,10 speed overgear, 13 speed double over, 15 speed single over, 18 speed double over, 20 speed single over, 20 speed direct...
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