Rich_S

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About Rich_S

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  • Birthday 04/13/1961

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  • Scale I Build 1/25

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  • Location Baden, PA
  • Full Name Richard Shirey

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  1. Rich_S added a post in a topic White Freightliner COE   

    Very nice looking Freightliner, I got to get back in gear one of these days and finish my Freightliner.
  2. Rich_S added a post in a topic White Freightliner - Dad's Truck Replica   

    Nice looking Freight Shaker My custom Freightliner cabover is in my profile picture.
  3. Rich_S added a post in a topic 1970 Peterbilt 352 Pacemaker   

    Yes, that four and a quarter Cat was a big motor back in the day, in fact we'd call that truck a large car. When I first started driving all of the road tractors had Armstrong steering. You learned quick how to back up without wearing yourself out. Not like today where I see guys just palm the wheel and it doesn't matter that they completely over steered, as they can just palm it back the other direction. I was talking to a driver the other day and the company he drives for has all automatic now, what has trucking come to? Man that was part of the fun of driving, getting good enough that you could drop it in gear with one finger, plus learning how to short shift to get going faster, man times have changed. Yes those were the days. Very nice build Old Albion, I spent a few years driving a 352 Pete Cabover with a 350 Cummins and 13 speed Roadranger transmission and yes, it had Armstrong steering
  4. Rich_S added a post in a topic 1968 AEC Routemaster(London Bus)   

    Very nice build and great photo's as well Just curious, what camera are you using?
  5. Rich_S added a post in a topic Kenworth K-123 (WIP)   

    HI Brian, Looking good Do you use an air brush or rattle cans?
  6. Rich_S added a post in a topic Started First Build in 35 Years   


    Things have been kind of hectic the last few days and I've gotten zero accomplished on the Freight shaker. I'm hoping to set down tomorrow and make a little more progress on it, but until then
    "It said take immediate delivery On this '75 White Freightliner truck, We'll sell or swap for a hide-a-bed an' thirty five bucks Call one four O, ring two and ask for Bob"
  7. Rich_S added a post in a topic ford stake truck   

    Nice Job Jacobus
  8. Rich_S added a post in a topic Chevy Titan 90 and Flatbed Trailer (Finished)   

    I agree, the gloss black cab and tanks looks fantastic with the red frame and trim, very nice build.
  9. Rich_S added a post in a topic Amt's Ford Louisville shorthauler.....Gonna have a scratchbilt wood deck   


    Hi Jim,
    Did Ford paint the engines blue or leave them cat yellow in the Louisville Line trucks? I only drove a couple of Louisville Line's and they both had DD 318's that were so cruddy you couldn't tell what the original engine color was
  10. Rich_S added a post in a topic Started First Build in 35 Years   

    Hi Jacobus,
    Yes, those are the classic artist, Red Sovine - Freightliner Fever / Teddy Bear / Phantom 309, Dick Curless - Tombstone Every Mile, Jimmy Martin- Widow Maker, Red Simpson - I'm a Truck / Diesel Smoke Dangerous Curves and one of my personal favorites Dave Dudley - Six Days on the Road. I live 20 miles Northwest of Pittsburgh, PA, so I have literally pulled out of Pittsburgh and rolled down the Eastern Seaboard And the newer stuff is pretty good too like Alabama- Roll On 18 Wheeler, Merle Haggard - Theme from 'Movin On', Ronnie Milsap - Prisoner of the highway, Jason Aldean - Asphalt Cowboy. The list just goes on and on
  11. Rich_S added a post in a topic Amt's Ford Louisville shorthauler.....Gonna have a scratchbilt wood deck   

    Rich,
    What is the wording on the valve covers on that engine?
  12. Rich_S added a post in a topic Chevrolet Titan 90 build   

    Very nice. I never drove a Titan 90, but I did drive a few GMC Astro 95's and always thought that wrap around dash was pretty cool. I'm looking forward to see more of your Titan 90 build.
  13. Rich_S added a post in a topic International 4300 Transtar...with lights!   

    Very neat touch and a very nice build.
  14. Rich_S added a post in a topic Update 7/7 A Kenny with Sentimental value   

    Mike,
    I'm going by memory, but I'm pretty sure only Freightliners had bottom dead center fuel lines that connected the tanks. I think on your KW the fuel line would have come out of the front of the one tank about 1" above the bottom of the tank and then crossed over and gone into the back of the second tank. The the line would have come out of the front of the second tank and gone to the fuel filters. Basically the engine would only draw fuel out of the one tank because both tanks would stay equalized because of the cross-over line. Hope this makes sense? Now on trucks where the tanks were across from each other. the cross-over line connected to the back of both tanks and the feed link came out of the front of the left tank, except on Mack's, I think Mack's always would draw from the right tank. One last thing to remember, the cross-over line has to be level, the tanks are not pressurized and they work on the principle of "a fluid seeks it's own level"
  15. Rich_S added a post in a topic Started First Build in 35 Years   


    Thanks for the compliments Karak. I think it's a nice kit, just take your time and test fit everything before gluing.