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  1. porky69

    Deer/Moose Guards

    Ali Arc makes some nice stuff. See lots on the road in western Canada. List for 1997 and newer. Ali Arc for Volvo
  2. porky69

    Compressing compressed air

    Easiest way for pressure and volume would probably be a Power Tank like said above. Power Tank
  3. Good road. Well travelled by truckers. Stops/assistance/repairs are few and far between. Be sure to use Hwy 318, faster/nicer drive (going through by way of Caliente on 93 seems to take forever). This time of year shouldn't have any snow, even on higher elevations(they are not that high). Railroad museum in Ely has some interesting stuff, if you are into that. Ely in general has some pretty good history to it if you look around. Fuel and services can be pricey along this route. Blew a drive tire going across once, years ago, limped in to Alamo to tire shop. Paid Michelin price for Chinese tire, but had no choice, I was loaded and couldn't risk it. Just do a thorough pre-trip and fuel up before leaving Vegas and you will be good. I wouldn't hesitate to go this way.
  4. Maybe you should find a chrome shop.....that could kill some serious time if your pockets are deep enough.....
  5. porky69

    Sick Cummins N14+ in Rexburg Idaho

    Make sure they check/clean all of the grounds...that is what mine did, threw a bunch of parts at it (most of which didn't probably need replacing) when the computer says, multiple times, then fix the ground issue and no more problems..
  6. If you have a CB radio you can usually hear polishers offering their services in the parking lot at a lot of truck stops in the south. And yes once they are properly polished they stay nice looking and are easy to clean for many years after that.
  7. I used to own a Pete, with LOTS of lights and chrome, and the shiny, bright disease is very infectious! I loved how a freshly polished truck looks and tried to do it myself with the kind of stuff you are talking, the results were marginal....was at Danny's Big Rig Resort in Phoenix one trip and the lady that ran the polishing crew made me a deal I could not refuse....polished grille surround, battery boxes, fuel tanks, frame steps, air tanks, wheels and light touch up on air cleaners and rear fenders for about 1/4 of what I was quoted at home. When it was my turn there was a crew of 5 or 6 and I was finished in just over an hour. From that point forward I had my truck done there once a year. Plus they have a good sized chrome shop, with lots of Peterbilt stuff. Fast forward a decade and now I have my Haulmark coach that the previous owner never polished (badly oxidized), so I thought I would buy the polisher (Polisher), assortment of buffing wheels and rouge bars (Buffing supplies)...totalling close to $500....and settled in to do 6 wheels and 2 fuel tanks....took me 4days to get it done...end of each day I was covered in black crap that is hard to get off, tired and sore...looks amazing...has lasted 4years so far (if you don't drive in the winter the polishing lasts way longer)...but if I was going down south I would gladly pay someone to do it for me...
  8. porky69

    IRT canceled? a little off topic

    It's not the real ice road truckers (the ones that aren't on TV) that are insulting, it is the show itself. The driving that they show is nowhere near what a real trucker would do. Anywhere but on tv driving and acting like the IRT crew does would get you fired in a minute.
  9. porky69

    Sick Cummins N14+ in Rexburg Idaho

    Try one of the truck dealers/shops on I-15 at exit 113. There is Freightliner, Peterbilt , Volvo, Schow's (general repair shop), etc. May possibly be injector, injector harness or pass-thru connector issues but that is just a WAG. You may find that some repair shops are reluctant to work on something that is hard to replicate in the shop. ie High ambient temperatures and engine loads. Especially for a non-commercial customer. That being said if you find a shop with a Cummins guru in it they will have no issues fixing it. Years ago I had a Peterbilt 379 with an N-14 Select that would derate momentarily (just like you turned the key off and back on) under load, randomly. The "Laptop Mechanics" at 5 other Cummins authorized service centers (including our local Cummins dealer) threw handfuls of sensors and wiring fixes at it as the computer kept saying faulty sensors and never got it. Issue was particularly bad one July day passing through Greeley, Co and decided to have the Peterbilt dealer there look at it. Described the issue to the service writer and he said sounds like you a job for our "Cummins Guru", he's kinda busy but I will go talk to him and see what kind of timeline he has. A few minutes later he comes back out of the shop with a tech right behind him and says take me to your truck. Out we go, he opens the hood reaches behind the frame beside the starter, fishes out a fuse holder, replaces a blown fuse and says heres a couple of extra fuses and have a good day! Turns out somebody thought it was wise to put a fuse in one of the engine grounds and when it blows (he said very rarely, but it does happen) it causes the ECM to think a sensor failed and logs a code and temporarily derates the engine. He had seen it before, that time he said took many hours of searching to diagnose, but had hunch with mine and got me fixed in 10minutes. I gladly paid the minimum charges (0.5hr labor plus associated charges) and went on my way.
  10. DPF = Diesel Particulate Filter. Way newer emissions technology than your Cat has.
  11. porky69

    Passing a simi etiquette

    How about some of these....mostly humorous but.... click on images to view Passing Stickers
  12. porky69

    Air Horns

    If your engine driven compressor cannot keep up to a truck stop train horn there is something wrong. Why add more complication to your unit? Only possible arguement in favor of an electric compressor is if your truck does not hold air very well or you used it all blowing stuff up, and want to air it up without starting the engine to minimize idle time or annoying the neighbors.....I had this happen to me ONCE. I was in the final stages of packing up our campsite (at about 10:30-11:00 in the morning) and had run the motorhome(class 8 truck conversion) out of air blowing up kids bike tires, air mattresses, etc throughout our stay....when I figured I had about 5minutes worth of unhooking/packingleft to do so I started the engine and left it at idle and went to retract the jacks and roll up the power cord. About .9 minutes later this miserable looking OLD man came stomping around the site divider and proceeds to rip me a new one about how you don't need to warm up these "modern diesels" like they did "back when he drove" and that I was going to WAKE UP HIS WIFE!!!!! When I responded that I was not warming it up, but was building air pressure so the brakes could release he told me to "hurry up you young punk" and stormed off. I can be miserable too, when I want to, so I went and put it on high idle and took my sweet ass time finishing packing up (about when the coolant temperature reached 140*....20minutes later)and had a cold beverage before hitting the road. Now that I think about it a train horn would have come in down right handy right about then! I am currently saving for a train whistle (like this Train Whistle) to replace the little whisper quiet squeakers Freightliner put on mine..... not as loud as a train horn but still very much an attention getter .
  13. porky69

    Super Class C GVWR

    I think it would be pretty tough to find a "true" Super C that weighs under 26,000lb actual weight. My Haulmark is close to 34,000lb dry.......
  14. porky69

    780 trans not shifting .

    That tow truck is no regular Louisville..... that is a Ford LTL9000.... it is to Ford what a 379 is to Peterbilt, the big hood classic....... https://goo.gl/images/12QxHy
  15. porky69

    Parking on an incline

    1. When applying the parking brake there is no air pressure to the brakes. Parking brakes are spring applied and air release. Service brakes are air apply. Failsafe design....loss of system air pressure equals brakes coming on. 2. Could be. 10 degrees is fairly steep (approx 17-18% grade). 3. Parking on an incline shouldn't be an issue so long as parking brakes work and engine has enough oil to stay primed.