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The inspiration for my build comes from this truck that a contractor not far from here has restored.

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He started out logging and became a prominent highway and road builder in this area. He is a car collector and a philanthropist. Since he sold his company, he has been giving money by the hundreds of thousands of dollars to various charities. He turned down one purchase offer because the buyer wouldn't guarantee him he'd keep his staff. That kind of guy.

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There are a few things up in the air yet. Do I do it single drive like his restored truck or dual like his logging rig. And since there doesn't appear to be any B-61 engines ion the market, do I build it curbside or do I stick the ENDT 673 in it?

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Don't find those kinds of leaders anymore in companies. Looking forward to seeing what you bring to the table here Pat.

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And so, it is officially started. I will build it as a tandem to the colors he has on the restored truck. Put the resin in the purple juice. Started pecking away at the rear suspension. Scuffed the tires. It is interesting to note that while the instructions tell you to remove the tire centers, those in this kit have none. They are also a bit too big "loose" on the rim.

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I look forward to seeing more of this one. I have one of these as well as a narrow nose KW that have about convinced myself to build curbside. Can't wait to see what you come up with.

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1 hour ago, landman said:

purple juice

Are you referring to Super Clean?

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8 hours ago, TheSDTrucker said:

Are you referring to Super Clean?

No, Purple Power in this case.

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Started on the sub assemblies.

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Assembled and jigged  the frame.

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Started massaging the resin cab. Had to replace the windshield divider which was bent, then broken. No need to tell how it broke.

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5 hours ago, Bennyg said:

Going to be turbo or natural?

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It has a turbo so I guess I'll put it on the engine. The odds are creeping up to the 80% range of building the truck curbside and putting the engine on display. 

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Pat the way you detail your engines I can see why you don’t want to cover it up inside the truck. I’m with you on the 80%. 

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1 hour ago, landman said:

It has a turbo so I guess I'll put it on the engine. The odds are creeping up to the 80% range of building the truck curbside and putting the engine on display. 

You could go either way. B61 Mack trucks came with and without a turbo. My real life B61 is a 711 naturally aspirated, quad box, single drive with 63mp/h differential. The variations they came in from the factory is astounding. I look forward to seeing more. 

Ben. 

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Hi Pat, I tremendously like the old Macks, especially the B61. I will definitely follow your build. The paint scheme looks gorgeous.

What do you use as fittings on the engine and where do you get them?

Thanks for sharing.

Take care, Juergen

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I've used those fusion beads.  Real small but effective.  They are inexpensive and you get a bunch of them in the package.  They cannot be crimped, however.  If you try they just disintegrate.  Size 15 is what I have also.

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Pat this looks like a great project . As for the motor . I would build it and display it  next to the truck or in your Shop dio.

 

  Be Well

   Gator

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Pat, thanks for the beads info.

Juergen

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Cut the cab support off and relocated to be centered on the frame. It was made for an offset cab.

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Added a few things to the chassis. mounted the rear suspension. Had to jig and clamp for it to set straight. Some serious warpage here.

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Looking good here. I like what I see.

 

 

 Be Well

   Gator

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looks good , hard work to get him nice i think

love this old ones

jacobus

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19 minutes ago, Mopar - D said:

Nice work Pat

Thanks Dan, but it is still not straight. Has a bit of a dogstep to it.

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I saw on one of the resin sites, an engine bottom to use in curbside applications. So I let'er rip with my highly sophisticated casting procedure.

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