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For Mark & Jerry
#1411116 Mon May 24 2021 01:15 AM
Joined: Nov 1995
Posts: 5,157
J
Unrepentant VW Lover
The rig I was talking about. The tractor is an '84 359 Pete (corvette dash smile ) with the big cam 400 Cummins and 13-speed RR. Trailer is a ... who knows?

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John

"Of all tyrannies a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive."
— C. S. Lewis


'49 Chevrolet 3804

Re: For Mark & Jerry
John Milliman #1411117 Mon May 24 2021 01:18 AM
Joined: Oct 2007
Posts: 480
M
'Bolter
Eager Beaver John

Re: For Mark & Jerry
John Milliman #1411118 Mon May 24 2021 01:21 AM
Joined: Nov 1995
Posts: 5,157
J
Unrepentant VW Lover
Are you guessing, or you know that for a fact? Not really important, though, for the discussion. Anyway, back to the demo trailer for tomorrow, anyway.... weather permitting ...


John

"Of all tyrannies a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive."
— C. S. Lewis


'49 Chevrolet 3804

Re: For Mark & Jerry
John Milliman #1411125 Mon May 24 2021 01:45 AM
Joined: Feb 2004
Posts: 23,004
H
'Bolter
I worked as a maintenance mechanic for a Mom and Pop sand and gravel dredging company in Merced California in 1975. They also ran several concrete mixer trucks. The owner probably still had the first piece of equipment he ever owned, and he had been in business 30+ years. It was not uncommon to have to patch up stuff that should have been scrapped years before, sometimes out on the road somewhere. One memorable incident involved a mixer with a blown up engine- - - -and a full drum of mud! To keep the stuff from curing and ruining the drum, the boss hooked up a big dump truck to the mixer, hung the delivery chute out over the roadside ditch, and towed the mixer forward. He paved the ditch with several yards of concrete!

I'd strongly suggest that somebody should do a complete teardown and inspaction of the brake system, before that thing strands you out on the road somewhere!
Jerry


The murder victim was drowned in a bathtub full of Rice Krispies and milk.
The coroner blamed the crime on a cereal killer!

Cringe and wail in fear, Eloi- - - - -we Morlocks are on the hunt!
Re: For Mark & Jerry
John Milliman #1411135 Mon May 24 2021 03:22 AM
Joined: Feb 2004
Posts: 23,004
H
'Bolter
It certainly looks like some of the Eager Beaver models I researched on the web. They've been in business since the 1950's, apparently. A lot of them have pintle hook and ring hitches, not king pin and 5th. wheel arrangements. Since air brakes have a default position of "locked up and won't move at all" in case of an air pressure loss, it's a really good idea to have the system in very good working order. Getting a disabled big trailer, especially one with a heavy load, towed from where it's blocking traffic can be a financial disaster!
Jerry


The murder victim was drowned in a bathtub full of Rice Krispies and milk.
The coroner blamed the crime on a cereal killer!

Cringe and wail in fear, Eloi- - - - -we Morlocks are on the hunt!
Re: For Mark & Jerry
John Milliman #1411152 Mon May 24 2021 11:35 AM
Joined: Nov 2000
Posts: 1,348
B
Camp Commandant
Not to steal a thread but...John, no pressure but still looking to get a trailer moved from Hollywood to Dayton. Probably after the National. I have a guy (not a Guy, just a reandom guy grin ) that could prolly do it. Do you think that Pete could do it?

Last edited by Bill Marlow; Mon May 24 2021 11:35 AM.

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Re: For Mark & Jerry
John Milliman #1411228 Mon May 24 2021 11:40 PM
Joined: Nov 1995
Posts: 5,157
J
Unrepentant VW Lover
Billy ... I *know* the 3fiddyNine could do it -- I probably put as many miles on it today as a trip to your house and back wink . I can check with the boss Wednesday. Just need to check to see if the sliding 5th wheel still slides ... smile It would be a fun ride up. Not sure how much fun two hours bobtailing back will be ... Other option would be to load it backwards on the landoll and haul it that way. Johnny V is having some work done to that trailer to go the ATHS so it will be sweet after smile

Jerry/Mark -- Concur all. Had a chat this afternoon. We don't really use that trailer all that often so not a bog deal to take it out of service until we can get to it in the shop. Boss agreed -- time to take a look in there to see what's going on. Spent all day on the road today with the demo (dump) trailer. Zero issues ... other than the power steering pump needs a new seal and a rebuild... 2 qts of oil and I had power steering again. Made great progress at the job site today. I'm starting to get the hang of operating the Case 9030 (with a fixed thumb) smile

Last edited by John Milliman; Mon May 24 2021 11:46 PM.

John

"Of all tyrannies a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive."
— C. S. Lewis


'49 Chevrolet 3804

Re: For Mark & Jerry
John Milliman #1411385 Wed May 26 2021 04:34 AM
Joined: Feb 2013
Posts: 464
5
'Bolter
Doesn’t anyone down there own a sponge and some degreaser to clean up poor Peety?
No Pete, should ever be treated so disrespectfully!
Disgraceful!


Jim Schmidt.
Bucks County, Pa.
1953 3800
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Re: For Mark & Jerry
John Milliman #1411388 Wed May 26 2021 09:38 AM
Joined: Nov 1995
Posts: 5,157
J
Unrepentant VW Lover
I'm working on it ...


John

"Of all tyrannies a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive."
— C. S. Lewis


'49 Chevrolet 3804

Re: For Mark & Jerry
John Milliman #1411472 Wed May 26 2021 09:35 PM
Joined: Feb 2004
Posts: 23,004
H
'Bolter
It looks like old Pete is earning his keep- - - - -as well as his driver! "Shiny is nice- - - -but successful isn't always clean!"- - - -especially around a construction site!
Jerry


The murder victim was drowned in a bathtub full of Rice Krispies and milk.
The coroner blamed the crime on a cereal killer!

Cringe and wail in fear, Eloi- - - - -we Morlocks are on the hunt!
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