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Brocky,

I used to stop there on my way from Trenton, NJ to Boston, Ma back in the early 70's. It was fine then even with the bunk room upstairs. Heck the Mayflower was OK too before it became the Pilot. Today I would not go there even if broke down.

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Evening Folks, I am happy to report the B arrived safely this morning, and with a couple fresh batteries, fired right up with no issues. It is a 237 Mack w/jakes, and looks to be a really lo

Give it a good shake down run and you’ll be fine.Once you make the deal and you forked over the money ask the seller if he would drive it the 900 plus miles.Pick a good couple of days weather wise and

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On 1/22/2021 at 3:50 PM, Brocky said:

OR safe to go into????

i used to go in there with my pop,in the 60s,he drove for beacon fast freight.. place was way cool back then full of nothing but real truck drivers....and yes i am also surprized its still there,,,now probably full of sweat pants and flip flops...and yes you must be pissing yourself,with that good looking rig at home now...bob

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On 1/22/2021 at 12:35 PM, navypoppop said:

Great looking Peterbilt towing the Mack. Didn't know Secondi Bros. truck stop was still open.

truck is gorgeous but he needs to loose the viser....:idunno:...bob

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Well,

I finally got around to doing some work and inspection on the B, all I have to say is WOW, clean and rust free is about as well as I can describe it, other than the surface rust on the fender tops and  grill guard, that's it.

 As for the specs, It is a ENDT 675 with Jakes, it has a TRQ 720 quadraplex it has a 16K front axle and 65K rears with 9.34(!) gears.

I think it is an early Warren dump bed with a Warren underbody  twin cylinder hoist with no hyd tank and all air shift controls.

I have all of the chrome badges and trim work for the hood, except I have 3 half bulldogs for the left side of the hood and none for the right.

It is also missing the Mack nameplate for the upper radiator tank, but other than that the truck is in excellent shape with 1008 hours and 22,800 miles showing, (I'm assuming sine the restoration).

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4 hours ago, AMGeneral said:

Well,

I finally got around to doing some work and inspection on the B, all I have to say is WOW, clean and rust free is about as well as I can describe it, other than the surface rust on the fender tops and  grill guard, that's it.

 As for the specs, It is a ENDT 675 with Jakes, it has a TRQ 720 quadraplex it has a 16K front axle and 65K rears with 9.34(!) gears.

I think it is an early Warren dump bed with a Warren underbody  twin cylinder hoist with no hyd tank and all air shift controls.

I have all of the chrome badges and trim work for the hood, except I have 3 half bulldogs for the left side of the hood and none for the right.

It is also missing the Mack nameplate for the upper radiator tank, but other than that the truck is in excellent shape with 1008 hours and 22,800 miles showing, (I'm assuming sine the restoration).

I've got right side Bulldogs used or new,Mack nameplate also.

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My 64 B-61S will run 57mph with the pump properly calibrated, 18 speed quad, 10.00-20 rubber and 6.34 rears.

Dog.jpg.487f03da076af0150d2376dbd16843ed.jpgPlodding along with no job nor practical application for my existence, but still trying to fix what's broke.

 

 

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46 minutes ago, AMGeneral said:

Well, most data sheets I can find list the TRQ 720 as having a .66 overdrive, it has 12.00 R24 tires that are about 49 1/2 inches tall.

Using an axle ratio calculator I found online, at 2000 rpm it should be about 47.8 mph

 

I replaced the suction hoses from the cylinders to the hyd pump this evening and refilled the system with fresh hyd oil, everything work as it should with no leaks.

Might as well run the speed calculator for 2100 RPMs, and it's a good thing you have that box at least it's the fastest one. And that tall rubber is great, until you have to buy some anyways LOL.

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good for you,,,,,,sounds like you got a real.winner there......ya some top end helps,,,,my DM tops out at a whopping 55........15 triplex..lol.bob

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i bought a rebuilt quad box for it,,,few years back im hoping the gears are taller and it fits....55 B model.gas job...:idunno:...bob

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On 2/6/2021 at 7:38 PM, Bigdogtrucker said:

Might as well run the speed calculator for 2100 RPMs, and it's a good thing you have that box at least it's the fastest one. And that tall rubber is great, until you have to buy some anyways LOL.

It says 50.19 for 2100 rpm, but then again I didn't expect it to be a interstate truck.

I really went from one extreme to the other in dump trucks here,

My R685 had 34K rears and a 10k front axle with no power steering and 6.34 gears, was only double framed from the rear motor mounts to just forward of the trunnion stand and weighed  20,800 lbs with a full tank of fuel.

This B815 on the other hand  has 65K rears geared 9.34 ,16K front axle with power steering and is triple framed  from the rear to just in front of the motor mounts, and I have no idea what it will weigh empty.  Time will tell.

 

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13 hours ago, tjc transport said:

my bet is you will be looking at just around 31,000 empty box full of fuel. 

Yeah, I was thinking north of 29,000 empty, limits me to about 12 to 13 tons  I can haul here in NC.

 

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wow. here in New Jersey tandem dumps are legal with 20 ton. 

my single axle is legal with 14 ton!!

when you are up to your armpits in alligators,

it is hard to remember you only came in to drain the swamp..

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9 hours ago, tjc transport said:

wow. here in New Jersey tandem dumps are legal with 20 ton. 

my single axle is legal with

9 hours ago, tjc transport said:

wow. here in New Jersey tandem dumps are legal with 20 ton. 

my single axle is legal with 14 ton!!

14 ton!!

Yeah, here in NC, single axles can gross 33,000, a tandem tops out at 55,000, tri axles at 61,800 and a quad at 68,000 lbs, if it is a longer wheelbase you can apply for an extra 10% over I think.

Based on that I highly doubt I will ever over load the chassis on this truck.

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The new brake chamber from Haldex arrived today, this truck has Type 20 Maxibrake  chambers on it, It was missing one when it arrived.

These Maxi type chambers aren't cheap, $381 each.

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14 minutes ago, AMGeneral said:

The new brake chamber from Haldex arrived today, this truck has Type 20 Maxibrake  chambers on it, It was missing one when it arrived.

These Maxi type chambers aren't cheap, $381 each.

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Welcome to the world of antique trucks.

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