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  1. Jeff Lakaszcyck

    Cummins V8 300 powered M125 Cargo Truck

    That's great David, you truly have a one of a kind ! Are they sending you copies of the photos ?
  2. Jeff Lakaszcyck

    my totsie -- WC 64 KD

    I find most of my bearings on ebay for a reasonable price. https://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_trksid=m570.l1313&_nkw=timken+23100&_sacat=0
  3. Jeff Lakaszcyck

    Cummins V8 300 powered M125 Cargo Truck

    David, I've been wondering when you were going to start a thread on your M125. That is great truck. Are you saying you think Mack installed the V8-300 in '58 ? Or was it converted later ? I hope to get back to work on the M123A1C this fall.
  4. Jeff Lakaszcyck

    Steel Soldiers MV of the month 2020 - May VOTE HERE

    Congratulations Chris, it just goes to show that perseverance pays off !
  5. Jeff Lakaszcyck

    Is this military? Interesting brush guard

    Is it a tandem or single rear axle ? How about some more photos.
  6. Jeff Lakaszcyck

    Steel Soldiers MV of the month 2020 - April VOTE HERE

    Thanks papabear ! Thanks Tracer. The Federals have Hercules HXD six cylinder gas engines in them, The are 855 ci with twin ignition (two spark plugs per cylinder), have 200 hp and develop 640 ft lbs of torque at 900 rpm. Redline is 1800. While the red one runs good the orange one had two...
  7. Jeff Lakaszcyck

    1944 Federal 606 C2 Wrecker

    Thanks to everyone here and elsewhere on this site the 1943 Federal 606 is the April MV of the Month. Thanks very much, I appreciate all the votes.
  8. Jeff Lakaszcyck

    Steel Soldiers MV of the month 2020 - April VOTE HERE

    Thank you very much to everyone for your votes. We got off to a good start but mkcoen, migginsbros, and suzukovich all came on strong and I was sure one of them would end up winning. Everyone's vehicles were worthy of being MV of the Month, so I feel very fortunate to have won the prize. MVPA...
  9. Jeff Lakaszcyck

    Steel Soldiers MV of the month 2020 - April VOTE HERE

    Right now the plan is just to make this truck mechanically sound and preserve it in its current state. I have another Federal C2 complete with the boom and a much better cab that I plan to do a full restoration on.
  10. Jeff Lakaszcyck

    1944 Federal 606 C2 Wrecker

    I made a video of a ride around the block in the big Federal. The transmission is a 5 speed with overdrive on top. We start out in 2nd and get to 5th pretty quick, as the rear ends are 10:22 to 1. It will pull 10 mph in 4th gear easily, so no need to downshift below 4th. Even in OD I don't...
  11. Jeff Lakaszcyck

    Steel Soldiers MV of the month 2020 - April VOTE HERE

    There are only a few days left and voting is extremely close, which is not surprising with so many excellent candidates. Not matter who wins this has been pretty fun. Thanks very much to everyone who has voted for the Federal so far. I made a video of a ride around the block in the big...
  12. Jeff Lakaszcyck

    1944 Federal 606 C2 Wrecker

    I had to remove the "grafitti". It said "Farm Use".
  13. Jeff Lakaszcyck

    Steel Soldiers MV of the month 2020 - April VOTE HERE

    There sure are a lot of cool vehicles (and trailers !) up for the prize this month. I can see a lot of hard work has been put into them. Here is a little information about my 1943 Federal 7-1/2 ton 606, a former Army Air Force C2 wrecker. Unfortunately the Gar Wood US6 wrecker boom was removed...
  14. Jeff Lakaszcyck

    1944 Federal 606 C2 Wrecker

    I have one. It took forever to get it but that was mostly due to the state messing up the title.
  15. Jeff Lakaszcyck

    1944 Federal 606 C2 Wrecker

    I put the Federal up for MV of the Month. People are already lining up to vote ! Just kidding, but you can vote at this link if you like. https://www.steelsoldiers.com/threads/steel-soldiers-mv-of-the-month-2020-april-vote-here.195477/
  16. Jeff Lakaszcyck

    MV of the Month April 2020

    Someone suggested to me I should submit my 1943 Federal 606, a former C2 7-1/2 ton Army Air Force wrecker before the boom was removed. In addition to the normal electric starter it is also equipped with a hand crank inertia starter.
  17. Jeff Lakaszcyck

    1965 Mack M123A1C 10 ton Tank Transporter

    Thanks, I saw your PM. We were able to find a 5th wheel and ramps last November. What we really need now are some winch parts. I realized last month that we were missing more parts off of our winch than just the spare tire carrier and derrick. We are also missing two of the pulley assemblies. So...
  18. Jeff Lakaszcyck

    New to me WC63

    I used KBS Tank Sealer on the 55 gallon tank on my Federal. It is a 3 stage process as you have to clean and etch before applying the sealer. I'm very happy with the results. https://kbs.justoldtrucks.com/gold-standard-tank-sealer/ I described the process here...
  19. Jeff Lakaszcyck

    1944 Federal 606 C2 Wrecker

    Drove to a local car show last Sunday, won "Best Rat Rod", go figure lol. I didn't see any rat rods there. But they were pretty impressed with the truck and especially the inertia starter so they wanted me to get a prize. People really love this truck. Plans are to bring it to the Vintage...
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