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  1. Had a blow out today and it ripped the passenger side fender off my truck ( 96 Ch set forward axle). I have been looking at new hoods and the prices between the 2 manufacturers, Jones Performance and Bestfit, are around 25% different. Who makes the better hood and is it worth the price difference?
  2. I'll give my update. I set the valves, had the injectors rebuilt, and had the pump rebuilt. At 1400-1600 rpm my truck still has a bad flutter/miss and reminds me of a helicopter, but only in a light load situation. I don't know what else to check for or try. Anymore advice or updates?
  3. I know this is an old thread, but my truck is doing the same thing. I have a 97 CH613 with a mech. E7 350hp. Only has a slight skip at light throttle and idle, and seems to get worse an engine temp increases. I have already set the valves and had the injectors rebuilt, and no change. I don't know whether to pull the pump and have it checked, or do a compression test, or check for cam lobe wear. Just looking for some advice and to see if the OP got his truck fixed. thanks
  4. I found the axle # stamped on the axle itself, and Watts did say they were no longer available. If anyone knows of a set of kingpins sitting in the dark recesses of someones hoard , keep me in mind
  5. Thanks for the help with the part numbers. I have waited to post a follow up until I have exhausted all options. There are no kingpin sets for this axle that can be found by anyone. The mack number crosses to several different manufactures of king pins, including Meritor, Dayton, Moog. and Kaiser, non of which are available. One thing that is weird is I have found dimensions of the pin by several manufacturers, and all list a pin that is 6.69'' long while my pin measures 7.375'' long. The shorter pin comes in the 301sq45a set, so in other words the 301sq32b set crosses with many manufactures to sets with the pin which is to short. If there are any other options please let me know. As of now it looks like I might have custom pins/bushings, courtesy of the local machine shop
  6. I need kingpins/bushings for a 1961 B613T with a FA 505 axle. The local Weldons parts guys came up with Mack part #301SQ45A, how ever when I received the kit it is nothing like my original kingpins. The originals have no seals, and standard bronze bushings. The kit contains seals and needle bearing bushings, and the new pins are 1'' to short. What part # is the kit I need? Thanks Jase
  7. I just had the heads rebuilt for my 285, and in the process of cleaning up the block deck, I noticed a couple of my liners appear to sit lower than the others. I haven't had leakage or headgasket issues before, so should I just put it back together, and just in case, what would be involved to fix this right.
  8. I just received the upper trunnions I ordered from them, for my inverted camelback suspension. Overall they looked good, except a couple of spots in the castings were very rough, but these are as cast pieces anyway, so they receive no machining. They aren't as smooth as the originals, but at $56 vs Mack's $915 I'm not complaining.
  9. I am rebuilding my rear suspension, and can't find a parts break down for the inverted camelback set up. The rears walked all over the place but the trunion bushings don't look bad. Standard camelbacks have inner steel spacers that keep the spring mounts from walking to much, but my suspension has no spacers behind the mounts. Am I missing something or does this suspension not have them. I don't want to do all this work and my tires still rub the ubolts in a tight turn. I also can't find part #s for the trunion bushings Thanks
  10. I agree with Glenn. You are getting fuel to the injector, but might not be getting enough pressure out of that particular plunger to lift the needle off the seat in the injector, by the way where did you find head gaskets for the 673?
  11. Correct me if I'm wrong but, I believe the 285 had main bearing girdles, are their any other differences?
  12. I've got a 1971 R685 which originally came with a 237, but the current motor has a tip turbine/ intercooler. The motor doesn't have a tag riveted to the block, and there is no stamping on the timing cover in front of the injector pump. The injector pump is also off of a 237 according to the part #. I have the heads off, getting rebuilt along with the injector pump. My question is, could this have been a Mack short block at one time, and is there any other way to tell what particular motor I have. While it is apart I'd like to have it built to a 285, if there are any differences between the 237 and 285 besides the tip turbine intercooler. What are yall's ideas?
  13. I hate to keep asking about this, but do any of yall have a picture of how the junction block is mounted under the air valves. I am picky about things not being original to old trucks. Thanks for the help!
  14. Thanks for the help, and I've got another question. What side of the cab was the rear wiring junction block originally located? I know B models were on the driver's side, but under my cab I found about 12 wires in a loom, cut in two, above the rear of the trans, about middle ways of the cab floor. I don't know which direction to proceed to take the cable, in order to continue new wiring.
  15. Is this switch still available anywhere, and did any other trucks have this setup? Thanks for the info.
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