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  1. Don,I know what you'll be doing in your spare time for awhile. Nice find,I know you will do it proud.I would go for a 60" Bentz or a 63'' Pete sleeper myself.By the way I found another alcohol evaporator,you can have it,we'll meet up sometime. Steve

  2. Nice set of pictures Tom.I still see an old Kw like that once in awhile,nice sight.I dont think the pretty girl was selling burgers,just buns.I see a black KW like yours up my way from time to time with a R.C. Moore van trailer. I know it's not you 'cause I never see pics of my old Superliner in your weeks stuff. keep up the good work, Steve

  3. Thanks for the pics Ray. Hate to hear of fatal accidents,we all got to pay more attention.I like the Pete grill thing,where is that at?I just loved the 4200 and 4300 models.In the mid 70's I worked at an IH dealer and had a lot of hands on with them.Most were good old 318 Detroits,had a couple VT903's we sold too.Nice roomy trucks and mechanic freindly to boot.Did you get to McDevitt's this week? Steve

  4. Thank you for the input. I'm new to trucking and this transmission is hard to shift and jumps out of gear as well. Previous owner told me it has issues. Would a Fuller vs a Mack tranny (both in fair condition) be easier to shift and less trouble free?

    The Fuller is an easier shifting trans., and in my opinion a better choice.They are cheaper to replace/rebuild and the syncros are less trouble. Steve

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  5. It's a simple swap.You need to get a Mack bellhousing on the Fuller,a set of mounts that bolt to the bell,the driveshaft will need to be made longer,You have to get a tranny with the right shift cover opening placement fot the lever.And of course a lever and knob.Cameratos can supply everything you need and give a good allowance for the Mack tranny.I have converted several and have used them,good to deal with. Steve

  6. I might be a little old fashioned,but I just hate air dryers.I have seen more problems with frozen purge valves pissing and not building air,people not draining their air tanks 'cause they have a dryer,then freezing up later.I put a quart of alcohol in the wet tank and don't drain the tanks 'til the end of the week in the winter .When I drain the tanks I leave the cocks open 'til I'm ready to go again.Did this 40 years ago and still do today and never have a problem.In the good weather I drain the tanks every day and leave the cocks open 'til it's time to go.I would never own a dryer or spend a dime on one. Just my thoughts. Steve

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  7. I remember when I was a youngster(16 to 18) there was a pair of these R700 Macks that would stop at Johnies bar .They were beer haulers from Schlitz I think. They were painted gold and had non turbo 903's in them.They were from the Allentown/Bethlehem area .The drivers would stop in for a cold one before they drove the mile or so to Batavia NY. I recall they didn't have bulldogs on hood,just a grabhandle to open it with.That was 1972 to 74 . Steve

  8. Ray,nice looking truck.You know I'm a huge 60 series fan.I can't think of a better,more reliable engine out there.I can't argue with the huge numbers of Volvos out there.Everyone who drives one raves about the great ride,visibility,and so on. I wish you the very best with it and feel you made a good decision. Steve

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  9. Ray,the 427's we had ran as good as the 454's That would be my choice. I'm not real serious about selling my old jalopy,just thought I would throw that out to test the waters.You know me,I'm always selling or buying something.I've got my wife listed on Ebay now,and the reserve is low. Steve

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  10. Ray,that would be V-mack One. They were in my opinion the best version of all. They just used a Robert Bosch P series pump with a few electronic controls.Very reliable and simple.We ran alot of these and had little trouble.We had a guy in Elmira who would tune these with a laptop and get good power and economy. Steve

  11. If it has the 6 speed you dont want the 350.The 350 doesn't have the operating range of a 237 or 300 Maxidyne.It wont stand to be lugged. Just a thought. And I have a couple of wetline kits,with or without tanks,direct mount or shaft driven.Send me a pm and let me know your needs. Thanks,Steve

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