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    rzucker: It has an International 345 v8 gas...

    rzucker: It has an International 345 v8 gas engine in it.
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    Don't mean to highjack your discussion, but here...

    Don't mean to highjack your discussion, but here is a photo of our company tow truck. As you can tell, we don't have much of a budget to work with at our school district. Believe it or not, it gets...
  3. Thread: Train Stuff

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    Google Earth, roadside view, shows the Alco still...

    Google Earth, roadside view, shows the Alco still there in 8/16.
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    R.O.Wetz Transportation, ran a big fleet of those...

    R.O.Wetz Transportation, ran a big fleet of those out of southeastern Ohio. They pulled flatbed loads of coal mine roof bolts, all over Ohio and surrounding states. They had some of these running on...
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    I went to an estate sale today, at a ranch here...

    I went to an estate sale today, at a ranch here in town. They had an old Peter Pirsch open cab fire truck there for sale. It has been sitting in the weeds for probably 30-40 years. One side of the...
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    The basic cab, is the same one used on Dodge...

    The basic cab, is the same one used on Dodge Power Giant pickups, from 1958 - 1960. That is why it looks so small, because it is.
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    I like the Ranco "Anvil" trailers. They are...

    I like the Ranco "Anvil" trailers. They are pretty tough, and very popular here in Texas.
  8. Thread: Train Stuff

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    That must have been the Royal City Railroad....

    That must have been the Royal City Railroad. Google Earth shows the old MRS Alco is still sitting in Royal City, probably just where you left it. Supposedly, a shortline railroad operator with 5 or 6...
  9. Thread: 46 Dodge

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    While we are on the subject of old dodge pickups,...

    While we are on the subject of old dodge pickups, here is one that my son and I rebuilt a few years ago. It is a 1969 dodge W200 Power Wagon.
    Jeff
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    Well, good, I am glad the state had the...

    Well, good, I am glad the state had the forethought to preserve the structures for future use. A lot of abandoned railroad right-of way is being rail banked, where it can be reused later if a need...
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    The cost for taking down these structures was far...

    The cost for taking down these structures was far more than could be recovered in scrap sales. In other words, the bridges had no value at all. The railroad was near or in bankruptcy at the time, so...
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    The Mack with the Ford cab was actually available...

    The Mack with the Ford cab was actually available as a model in the early 60's. I had an old Aurora Model Motoring race car track set, and they produced 2 trucks for the set. One was a single axle...
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    Our City has a whole fleet of CNG-powered garbage...

    Our City has a whole fleet of CNG-powered garbage trucks and roll-off trucks. They are all Peterbilts, with Peterbilt CNG engines in them. I wonder who would be buyers for them when it is time for...
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    Cat has various plants already up and running in...

    Cat has various plants already up and running in the San Antonio area. More engine, truck, and equipment plants to come, or so Cat says. A RUMOR is also spreading that Cat headquarters will move from...
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    A friend of mine, who is an engineer at one of...

    A friend of mine, who is an engineer at one of the Cat engine factories, told me Cat is developing some really good engines for on-highway use. However, due to extensive testing, it will probably be...
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    My buddy has 2 of those old Internationals like...

    My buddy has 2 of those old Internationals like that. I believe he used 90/140 in them. Not sure how much it takes, but I would buy a 5 gal bucket of it. His both leak a good bit, so he just puts in...
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    Steve, Interesting comment about Freightliners...

    Steve,
    Interesting comment about Freightliners and dump trailers. In this area, with the construction boom we have been in for years, there are probably a couple thousand 18 wheeler end dump rigs...
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    My "new" end dump rig

    Well, I finally moved up to an 18 wheeler end dump rig. Hauling is just a part-time job for me, as I am supposed to be retired. I set a very low budget number and shopped a long time to find an older...
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    What is a Mack Super 10 transmission?

    I am going to look at a 1993 Mack truck tractor tomorrow. The seller says it has a super 10 transmission. I am not familiar with that model transmission. Can someone enlighten me on it?
    Thanks,...
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    I am currently looking for a truck that has a 16'...

    I am currently looking for a truck that has a 16' - 18' bed, set up just like that one with the barn doors. Too bad it is not about 1000 miles closer. I would say the asking price is about double...
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    We had one of these as a backup unit at a small...

    We had one of these as a backup unit at a small rock quarry I managed here in Texas. This was back n 1980, and it was an old truck even back then.
    I don't know much about these Mack rock trucks....
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