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   Iacta alea est  A friendly competitor of my Dad's had three of these in his "fleet" at one time. 1955 White cabovers.
   Sunday at 16:17 EST .

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   Iacta alea est  This not their truck BTW. My Dad sold sawdust & shavings.
Sunday at 16:18 EST .

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   Ole buzzard  White started building the model 3000 in 1949. My dad considered getting one at one time, but drivers of grain trucks are in and out of the cab so much that he decided against a "two story".
Sunday at 16:24 EST .

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   Ole buzzard  Speaking of cabovers, for a time during the late 1950s/early 1960s, Mack offered a line of medium duty cabovers built with Mack frames and power trains, but utilizing Ford cabs. Here is an example of each.
   Sunday at 13:27 EST .

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   Iacta alea est  Of all the GMC's my Dad owned my favorites were the two tilt-cab models ('71 & '75 )
   Saturday at 18:20 EST .

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   Ole buzzard  He also had an Ottawa Model C corn sheller mounted on a 1947 International KB-7 truck.
   November 21 at 17:38 EST .

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   Ole buzzard  And the Studebaker (dad's was almost identical to this one ).
   November 21 at 17:34 EST .

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   Ole buzzard  This is a 1947 KB-6 (a 1949 model is identical )
   November 21 at 17:32 EST .

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   Ole buzzard  Back when my father had his feed and grain business, he had a pretty varied fleet of trucks that were used for hauling grain. There was a 1948 White WC22 similar to the one below, except it was slightly longer with a tag (unpowered ) axle behind the powered one, a 1949 International KB-6, and a Studebaker (I don't remember the model ).
   November 21 at 17:25 EST .

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   Ole buzzard  Probably the model that defined Mack trucks to the general public, the B-61.
   November 10 at 23:52 EST .

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   Iacta alea est  What a beauty. The resto job is amazing. I magine what it took to turn the wheel if it wasn't equipped w/power assis steering. Gorgeous truck.
November 13 at 21:27 EST .

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   Ole buzzard  Most of them weren't equipped with power steering, but they were so well designed and balanced that it wasn't necessary. Another oddity about them is that they used air-powered starters.
November 17 at 09:47 EST .

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   Iacta alea est  When I was a boy, it seemed like every company that had anything to do with moving dirt used this chassis for their dump trucks. Air-powered starters....wow never even knew such a thing existed. Where do you find these photos of these great restored trucks? BTW give a shout-out to Yotty.
November 19 at 20:46 EST .

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   Ole buzzard  Iacta, go to Google, and click on Images in the upper right corner. Then search for whatever it is you're looking for.
November 21 at 17:06 EST .

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   Ole buzzard  With regard to the air-powered starters, there was a spring-loaded valve on the dashboard that the driver used to activate the starter. It sounded just like an impact wrench under no load, and would blow up a tremendous cloud of dust.
November 21 at 17:14 EST .

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   Iacta alea est  Thanks for the tip on the pics Buzz. As to the starter, for the first start of the day, there had to be some sort of reserve air tank to deliver the pressure, no?
Saturday at 18:13 EST .


   Ole buzzard  That's why it was critical to keep the air system tight on those Macks.
Sunday at 16:26 EST .

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   Ole buzzard  I finally came across a picture of a '55 Crown Victoria like what I had as a teenager. Mine looked just like this one except for the "nerf bars" and oversized bumper guards.
   October 29 at 20:04 EST .

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   Safetydude  The world we live in.
   October 18 at 17:30 EST .

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