Friday, October 22, 2021

Classic Dash

 


19 comments:

  1. 3(?) on a tree!

    Art

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    1. No, trailer brake handle, you most not be a trucker...

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    2. Note the CB radio, 10-4 good buddy.

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  2. The pea green dash color scheme resembles the Bootonware dishes I ate off as a kid.

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  3. Ahh! a real truck, when men were men and bled out the kidneys at the end of a long 12 hour driving shift... It appears to be a Roadranger multi-gear tranny (can't tell clearly how many gears) and looks to be a 2 speed brownie shift lever behind the air freshener.

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    1. Cederq, that looks very much like a dual speed transmission shifter from earlier years. IDK, just a W.A.G from my youth.

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    2. Get Elmo on the horn, he'll know. You must not be a very experienced trucker.

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    3. I believe it's a B Model Mack, made from the mid fifties to the mid sixties. The old Macks were pretty famous for running all Mack components, including engine, transmission and rear ends.

      Mack transmissions to my knowledge included Duplex and Triplex transmissions, which were two and three transmissions in a 'married' box, or case. But they had separate levers to each different case. I'm not familiar with Mack having an air-assist shifter unless this was a case of the owner installing a later model RoadRanger transmission as an upgrade to his classic old Mack or possibly it's an air shifter for a two-speed rear end.

      Unfortunately all the guys I knew that could solve this puzzle have gone on to greener pastures. And a great bunch of guys they were.

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    4. Rick I am experienced, but I was still crapping my diaper when this truck was on the road. The shaft looks like a Roadranger stick. I had an uncle that drove a triplex tranny in a '56 Peterbilt and with 4 levers he was always shifting it seems and they didn't have a single stick like that.

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    5. Cederq-
      I did find a shift pattern plate for a 10 speed Mack transmission in my search and if I had to guess I'd say that's what we're looking at. The knob on that lever doesn't look look like any RoadRanger knob I've ever seen, and that does look like a splitter on the lever so that's the basis of my guess.

      And I must be a little older that you. I was in grade school watching 'Leave it to Beaver' when this rig was on the road.

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  4. The air brake pedal always threw me a curve as a kid. It remains an interesting artifact.

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    1. I was thinking B-61, but I could easily be wrong.

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  6. Yeah, there's something clamped to the side of the shifter ya can't see clearly.

    Wonder how many million on the odometer?

    Had a baffed Ford 3/4 ton with a 4 speed back in the day. My father gave me an old 2-speed switch to clamp to the shifter. Messed with peoples heads..

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    1. SCOTT, I THINK IS CORRECT AIR SHIFT....61. BET ITS A AIR START

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  8. BET THAT CHROME GLOVE BOX COVER...IN THE RIGHT SPOT WOULD BLIND THE SHIT OF YOU ONCE IN A WHILE??

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