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    Worse drivers?

    This topic may have been brought up before but, I have to apologize to the State of Texas. Back in 2001 I had a work related event and we were in the Dallas/ Fort Worth area. Doing the posted speed limit we were being run over by locals. for years we claimed Texas drivers were the worse..... I stand corrected, we just got back from east coast trip and (no offense to any member) but Maryland drivers are flipping nuts! Or it could be just me, but on the West coast you are allowed to go 5 to 10 miles over the posted speed limit without repercussion. In the few days we were there (Maryland) I never saw a car pulled over for speeding. In fact only time I saw an officer was when someone was broke down on the side of the road . And folks were traveling 15-20+ over the posted speed. i haven't traveled as much as many others folks but WOW. Think I am ready for Texas again 😄
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    FACEBOOK

    I have never signed up either, but I have been told I was recently on it
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    FACEBOOK

    MMMMM, cupcakes!
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    Worse drivers?

    LOL, watch it! or I'll use your truck to practice my parallel parking at next years BBQ
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    Free Book - Truck by John Jerome

    Lol.... Coming your way brother.... Yeah, I know you! you'll probably have the book read at a stop light or from the mailbox to the house.
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    Worse drivers?

    Thought so, sorry about the double topic. We have our share here in the West coast but they just seem to be concentrated where we were. The irony of the trip was our rental car had Texas plates! 😄 I blame it partially on video games! Gives these kids a false sense of experience Kinda of like the guy in Washington state that stole a commercial jet.... he told traffic controllers something to the effect he played simulator games so he felt he could fly..... unfortunately he was sick, fortunately I believe nobody else was hurt.
  7. anyone with PTO controls have photos of levers and the "stop" location? originally my "HH" was missing the floor mounted parking brake lever (odd for a 52 to have the floor brake lever) one control was in the cut out of the center pan as kind of seen here the other one was crudely cut in the floor board with a "hasp hinge" as a stop I fixed the missing parking brake issue and need to relocate the other PTO lever.....
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    7 hours on the road

    For me comfort is only part of it, but being able to stop and walk around (and IBUPROFEN) helps a lot. Four years now we drove from Lodi back home (about 650 plus miles) in 10 to 11hrs depending on if we were towing. Thankful for the plenty and clean rest areas Julie bought a Rav 4 recently and either I am to big or it is to small but my knee locks up after a few hours.... so we switch 😊
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    PTO controls

    Thanks, does the levers just hit the sheet metal floor or is there some sort of a "stop" has your speedometer been replaced by a speaker?
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    The 4th Annual P-15 Picnic in the UK (pictures)

    Hey where are all the trucks! 😄 congrats Mark on getting to drive Robins ride, I was lucky enough to be driven by Robin thru London a couple years back. Can't imagine driving a left wheel on the "wrong side" LOL
  11. these bigger trucks sure got used. in getting the build card for mine, I learned it was ordered by the US Navy and afterwards it possibly served as a fire department fleet rig. do you know the history of your truck or have a guess how it was used?
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    Free Book - Truck by John Jerome

    game for the book next or game for that glass of whiskey by the fire, Pete mentioned?
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    Newbie Here - 1948 Dump Truck

    yeah ignore that part, that larger hose runs to the two speed axle (high / low) actuator put on by a fire department........
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    Tucker Sno Cat speedometer

    Julie and I ran across this one in Roanoke VA last week at the Virginia museum of transportation
  15. I took some parts in to be zinc plated and they talked me into "unpolished" chrome. I went with it partially, cause my colors are not original but the parts will be and partially, I want to watch ggdad1951 head explode as he try's to find any unoriginal parts knowing the colors are NOT right! 😄 Ah, I can see him twitching now....
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    Newbie Here - 1948 Dump Truck

    Rob, is he missing a "manifold" to connect that line to? i think mine is "aftermarket" but It seems like his is missing.... don't mean to confuse anyone if I am way off
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    Free Book - Truck by John Jerome

    I am not the fastest reader but, on a 6hr plane ride back home last night I finally finished the book. ready to pass it on to the next person that is interested. PM me if interested.....
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    B3B Transmission Cover Plate

    hi Glenn, If you are buying a center pan be aware of that center hole. I have noticed for the "fluid drive' models it was cut back further.... here is a photo of mine. (my B3B is the black one) on my bigger B3 truck, it has the parking brake slot cut out but the pedal studs are the same
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    Newbie Here - 1948 Dump Truck

    Welcome Goddom, looks like a fun truck. that window glass isn't toooo bad.... I think mine cost around $65. To have cut http://dodgepilothouseclub.org/know/B4_manual/B4_body.pdf Also, if you don't have a shop manual yet, it might be worth getting one. 😊
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    East coast vacation

    Julie an I have a "milestone" anniversary coming up this year (late September/ early October) we have planned a trip and booked rooms. We are going to SC to see/ drive the Blue Ridge Mountains and end up in DC for a few days. Any "must see" points along the route worth checking out? I know I want to see the National Air Museum but other than that...... hate to get back and learn we "should of.... " Neither of us care for shopping, (we are not very good at it 😋)
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    East coast vacation

    Thanks LC, we figure it's a good excuse to come back some year. And all in all....still beats being at work 😊
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    East coast vacation

    It sure is.... and plenty of that color back home. That is what partially makes it so funny to us..... 2700 miles later
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    East coast vacation

    Well, we are on our vacation right now and I won't bore you guys with the little details, but we find it humorous and thought I would share. we booked this trip back in February.... (cause we both read somewhere, the colors start around this time thru October and it needs to be booked as it can get very crowded) the scenery is spectacular and probably even more so if there was ANY color.. lol And to to top it off today we drove from "Blowing Rock NC" to "Roanoke VA" approx 175 miles in the FOG with visibility like this oh well, can't control the weather but at least it isn't crowded and I do love the company 😋
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    Cracked Rt Rear Engine Mount Bracket

    Good catch.... Just checked mine. "Robs" are a little beifer than the one ton. Too tight? I would have guessed your motor has more torque than that mount should handle over this many years.
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    B1J170 brakes

    http://brakeboosterrebuild.com/about/
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