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Memories for us old truckers

Discussion in 'Old Iron!' started by Truck Shop, Feb 27, 2017.

  1. DMiller

    DMiller Senior Member

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    Cannot EVER remember the old DM dump and Mixer trucks being able to fold fenders up without a gas axe and a lot of cussin. Would get them freed up and as noted the guys would just ignore that pair of lube fittings in all the quarry dust and there we are again. At least they were smart enough to paint them Black, did not show the burn and hammer marks so badly.
     
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  2. Hank R

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    Small Mack behind a HDX Hayes.
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  3. kshansen

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    Well you never worked on one that I took care of as they would flip up nice and easy!

    I also made it a point to install bolts at the rear of fender that were just barely flush with the nuts. That way you didn't have to fight to get them off over half an inch of mud crusted rusty bolt, Oh and all fasteners got a good coat of anti-seize.

    One of my mottoes was "Do the job to make it easy on the next guy, `cause you just might be that next guy!"

    People over looking simple grease point like those, the steering Ujoints and slip joint are one of the reasons I tried my best to talk management into letting me do the greasing. And if I did not win that one at least when they came in for service those points would get hit every-time.
     
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    Looks like a Saunders HDX pulling the Mack . Roy Saunders used to be the biggest log hauler in the province, probably the country back in the day.
     
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  5. Hank R

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  6. old-iron-habit

    old-iron-habit Senior Member

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    I like your moto. Another I like is "Any job, big or small, do it right or not at all." Unfortunately although I would have liked to, that was not the case on every thing I ever fixed or attempted to.
     
  7. crane operator

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    Saw the old autocar scrapper truck today at the stoplight in town. He's removed the old dump bed, and was hauling around a oxygen bottle strapped to the frame rails.



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  8. Birken Vogt

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    Once in a while it is OK to haywire something together knowing that it will be going to the scrap pile soon anyway.

    Or as I like to say, you want the engine to toss a rod, transmission to go out, springs to break, door to fall off and tires to be worn bald all on the same day, that way you know you got your money's worth.
     
  9. old-iron-habit

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    In 2006 a vice grip and a cable tie holding it up got me all the way home from Colorado after a front brake line wore through driving in snow on my brand new F-350. Broke at 1100 miles. No brake parts were available at the dealers yet. A year later when the other side did the same thing the warranted replacement had a built in center clip holding it away from the tire. I had already put a zip tie on the drivers side that is still there. 220,000 now.
     
  10. Mother Deuce

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    You guy's have confused 12 bees in a empty beer can for a truck engine... shovel a 3408 in there and trot out the 6's! :D
     
  11. Truck Shop

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    Good one MD. A 3408 on straight stacks has a sound like no other. The 12V is the same under load at 2000 rpm. The rest of the Detroits just sound real tinny to me except
    for the 12V92.
     
  12. DMiller

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    I could only do heavy maintenance as a Contractor, the Quarries I worked had low pay grunts for the lube men and most could barely find a grease fitting staring at them. I slipped in what I could as to maintenance just to keep from becoming a full time employee.

    I still prefer the 1693 Cats, no other engine sounded like them or worked as hard as them and weighed as heavy!!
     
  13. old-iron-habit

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    Your dash looks like mine except you are missing the vise grip.
     
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  14. crane operator

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    The only reason for no vise grip on the dash, is that I wear carpenter pants with my 5wr in the plier pocket. Between it and my old leatherman in my pants pocket, and a mini mag lite on my belt to see with, I kind of carry the only tools I'm really qualified to work with.

    I gave one of the employee's the extended cab dodge to drive, and I went back to a regular cab pickup, it forces me to haul less junk around, I only have the dash and the passenger seat now.

    Looks like I have a windshield wiper to replace also. I'd be in a bigger hurry to replace the wiper, but the connector arm fell off it yesterday, so that side doesn't work anyways.
     
  15. Truck Shop

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    What I want to know is were you heading to get your Psychic reading for five bucks at the car wash?:p:p:p
     
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    Hmm. "I think I see a dirty car in your future, that will be $5 please. I can offer a 20% discount on the car wash..."

    I've got a even better idea Truck Shop. If you send me $5, I'll send you your own psychic reading. :cool:
     
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  17. Mother Deuce

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    Love the 1693's too. With the giant sized one piece head keep a wary eye on the pyrometer and water temp. It is the only turbo note I can think of that precedes the truck it is in by 500 feet. They had the oddest trait of seemingly fueling themselves on an extended pull. It seemed if you just left your foot in the sweet spot (not the floor) it would just keep pulling harder!
     
  18. Truck Shop

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    Your a little late I just got my psychic reading last week for only a buck ninety five and I got yours while I was at it. Yours said this crane was in your future and you wouldn't
    need to transport it you can just reach across the state to get the job done. :cool::cool::D:D:p:p.

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  19. DMiller

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    Now THAT is a BIG puppy!! Would not care to be oiler on that one.
     
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    Lampson yard in Pasco, I have been up close to that one. It pretty much dominates the skyline!