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Mack-Phase Two

Discussion in 'Old Iron!' started by Truck Shop, Feb 3, 2019.

  1. crane operator

    crane operator Senior Member

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    You're the man. At least someone manages to get things done. It seems like I chase my tail half the time, the other half of the time, I can't even find it.

    Hoping to make a truck show this summer, or just see how the project goes?
     
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  2. DMiller

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    Reyco rears?
     
  3. farmerlund

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    Nice work sir. I have a 68 KW you can do next. :D
     
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  4. Truck Shop

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    No truck shows this year, too many things going on at work also. Yeah that Freightliner had Reyco 102 and at a 280 wheel base it should ride alright.
    But my summer time might be very congested, looking like I will add a 35 ton hydraulic boom to the KW tow truck.

    Truck Shop
     
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  5. Truck Shop

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    Since the rails showed up I've made it this far.

    Truck Shop

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    Quite coming along, looking great!!
     
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    So what do you do for the wiring harness when you do a total restoration project like this? You must make it all?
     
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  9. DMiller

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    Can see a simple four or six wire(could add a drop hitch and plug) to the truck rear, if should happen to go with third member temp sensors can always add a two wire and split at the equalizer. Engine should be pretty straight forward as will the Mack Cab lighting/gauges packages added. Just have to remember a Aux power plug(charge Phone) and a Radio, MAJOR necessity is Tunes!!
     
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  10. RZucker

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    I think I have a junk ECM from an old Cummins Pacer system that could make things look interesting. :)
     
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  11. Truck Shop

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    The air lines and valves are installed along with three new air tanks, plus the tail lights are wired and installed. Just have to install the hoses from the R12 valve to air chambers.
    I installed two Q1-RC valves for anti-compounding. The dash valves will be MV3 with a TP-7 hand valve and a E-6 dual circuit foot valve. I will use the old coe frtlnr cab air
    manifold on the firewall.

    Wiring will be real simple-using a new harness for a 73 chevy pickup with breakers added and a junction block for major load. No radio, {No CB or wellfare radio}.
    Heated mirrors yes. Actually I'm not restoring anything but I'm custom building my version of a old truck. Reason for it is {nobody does those types of challenges these days.
    I want a one of a kind when I'm finished, no one else has one. I have never been a follower. After a while I will put it up for sale and never look back.

    Thanks for the coffee Farmerlund.
     
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    If you just donate it to me, I will fill out the proper tax forms so you can do a big write off. :)
     
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  13. DMiller

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    PICK ME PICK ME!!!!
     
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    I'll trade you straight up for a slick White-GMC. I know how much you love those...
     
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  15. DMiller

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    Go with LED lo profiles at the Rear?
     
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    That's me face down in the dirt... get in line buddy. 20180610_090353.jpg
     
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    I saw that !! JY and I are holding up Moral Encouragement though!!!
     
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  18. Truck Shop

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    For a good reference on how long the hood will be when finished, the end of it will be about where the center of the wing window is now in the above photo.
    No LED lights on rear, had a box of about 40 good used take out sealed beams. I really don't like LED's, in the winter time those lights become pretty worthless
    in a major snow/ice storm because they don't create any heat and freeze over, people can't see them. For every action there is a direct and opposite reaction.

    Truck Shop
     
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    Wow! Good stuff! I've got 4 years into an old W900 and all I have to show for it is a bare, rolling chassis, rebuilt transmission and a 3406A that's in about 250 pieces :(
     
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    Well then this might help!:D
     

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