The Fireman Posted August 8, 2005 Share Posted August 8, 2005 This is my first time on here, I went an bought an A series mack this weekend. The owner told me it ran and drove good and only wanted 600 for the old girl. Well I went up friday and looked her over real good and it did run when we dumped some gas in the carb so I offered 550 for it and he took it We went up today, loaded her on and draged her home. When we got it here we pulled the carb as it wouldent run ot its own and cleaned everything in there. The only thing that is wrong is the acceleration pump is siezed up but now it runs like a champ as long as you dont get on it hard. Any ideas wher I can find a rebuild kit for the carb? The bigest surprise was when I looked at the air gauge and it was at 20PSI and climbing, everyone was shocked when I honked the horns for the first time. In the end the relief valve poped off at 85 PSI. I have never worked on air breaks before but I do know that 120 is normal for a newer truck, dose anyone have any idea what is normal on somthing of this vintage? The breaks work real good and it dose drive and shift nice also, I am real happy with it so far,I'll have a lot of work to get her ready for shows but compared to everything els I have brought home this is in great shape I have been loking for a 50's era Mack for the past 2 or 3 years and this one finally found me, its a good day.I'll try a pic here, if it turns out this is just as I honked the horn at 20PSI and surprised everyone in the yard Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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