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j hancock

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  1. Have great BBQ! Got some rain in my neighborhood at the moment so we might have to start Plan B.
  2. Good video! No grass grows under your feet.
  3. Heavy iron hanging at the show. The LVX still plays in the pit and the DM is retired.
  4. Mack didn't stop making the flat back U model. After 1981, order a truck with either a flat back cab or Plus 3 cab.
  5. I should have checked out the door tag but I didn't. Don't know why? This was at a show so the card in the window may be a typo? Could be a bitsa made up of several years to keep the truck in good working order? The DM and R models got the Plus 3 cab in the early 70's but the U model didn't get the Plus 3 cab until 1981 or so. This would allow the U model to still have the shorter BBC measurement with a flat back cab. With length laws relaxing, BBC measurements become less of an issue.
  6. New England Motor Freight was a casualty in the LTL shipping business. It has been updated to a later +3 cab because a 1974 U model should have a flat back cab.
  7. Sorry, no pictures. I don't even own that truck anymore. Here is a drawing of what it looked like. Made a metal circle larger than the access hole. Bent a couple of tabs down the same diameter of the access hole. The tabs and the weight of the floor mat kept it from moving around. Being that yours is a fire rig with probably no floor mat, I would use a piece of metal held in with a couple of screws or Dzus fasteners that could be obtained through a local hot rod shop or Summit Racing. See link. A couple of minutes messing with the screws or Dzus fasteners is better than going under the truck to check the cylinder. https://www.southco.com/en-us/product/hierarchy.html?hid=7345
  8. I've done the same thing. It made checking the fluid level a breeze.
  9. Handy rig for farm duty or making deliveries in town.
  10. I had some old Pete brochures and my recollection is that the trucks were photographed with the wiper blade in the horizontal position. I like them vertical as well. A lot of modern Pete drivers that sit on the floor need them vertical so the blades don't block their line of sight!
  11. The supply of non-ethanol sometimes can be iffy in my parts. Knock on wood, I have used lots of "corn" in my two stroke equipment and have never had a fuel related issue. I always use Stihl 2 cycle engine oil in the fuel mix.
  12. Sounds like it is time for a new seat!
  13. New parts should tighten up the old buggy.
  14. He probably stopped to tie his shoe lace... The fact that he was wearing cowboy boots doesn't change his story one bit!
  15. j hancock

    1936 Mack

    Probably is an EH model. Mack made almost 33,000 EH trucks.
  16. On your drive home, you weren't sitting on the floor...?
  17. The engine swap "should" be relatively easy. Hard to tell without seeing what it is. Don't think much else would be of value to you. If the army truck is complete and functioning, I would leave it complete and source a replacement engine for your B-61 from something else.
  18. I am not too sure about the sawdust board they pass off as furniture at IKEA??? Would take a Scania Truck over the other!
  19. Had a little Poulan between 1978-1986 for doing brush. Ran great and weighed nothing. Sold it to a fellow that had a tree service. He used for years running it one handed while working limbs from his bucket truck. He paid me more for it used than I paid for the saw brand new!
  20. Yup, always kept track of where it got set down. A friend made a wheel chock out of Stihl years back.... Oooops!
  21. Once seen everywhere.
  22. Processed a lot of wood with this Husqvarna Rancher 61 saw over the years. Bought it new in 1981 and has never given any trouble. Just gas, oil and a new bar and chain every so often. Not bad for 38 years.
  23. That was the paint scheme used on the Mack interplant delivery trucks.
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