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    B-52?



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    #1 OFFLINE   Toller

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    Posted 15 January 2013 - 01:49 PM

    Unless I'm mistaken, and I often am, Mack never made a B52.  Maybe confusing it with the bomber?

     

     

     

    http://cgi.ebay.com/...=item1c2f473578

     

     

     

    For money, an interesting project...but way too far away for me.



    #2 OFFLINE   j hancock

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    Posted 15 January 2013 - 03:57 PM

    B52's were seen in the air not on the highway!

     

     


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    #3 OFFLINE   phildirt

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    Posted 15 January 2013 - 04:58 PM

    I know of a least one other B52 - owned by a guy in Meadville, PA. There are build records for that truck in the files in Allentown.



    #4 OFFLINE   umodelnut

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    Posted 15 January 2013 - 05:47 PM

    I'm thinking that's just a B61. Looks good though.

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    #5 OFFLINE   bullhusk

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    Posted 15 January 2013 - 07:22 PM

    I was thinkin???? Arn't all even #'s Gas motors and odd #'s Diesel's on the Macks?? We had 8-B62's at Colonial S&S Gas job's with 8Yd mixers, but the B61's had 673's

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    Posted 15 January 2013 - 07:29 PM

    I was thinkin???? Arn't all even #'s Gas motors and odd #'s Diesel's on the Macks?? We had 8-B62's at Colonial S&S Gas job's with 8Yd mixers, but the B61's had 673's
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    Yup, model numbers that end in even numbers are gas, odd number endings are diesel.

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    Posted 15 January 2013 - 07:37 PM

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    Got a shirt with a B-52 on it, it says "PEACE THE OLD FASHIONED WAY" different B-52 though this one makes neat 20' diameter holes in the ground over an area the size of a small town, or just a few really large holes that glow in the dark!
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    Posted 15 January 2013 - 07:40 PM

    Yup, model numbers that end in even numbers are gas, odd number endings are diesel.

    Did fire trucks use a different system?All the B85's seem to be gassers.



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    Posted 15 January 2013 - 10:56 PM

    Mack never made a B52 at all.. B53 yes



    #10 OFFLINE   Superdog

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    Posted 15 January 2013 - 11:30 PM

    Thats a B61 and been for sale for along time,been on ebay and craigslist.Gotta give the guy credit for still trying and not letting it get scrapped.


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    Posted 16 January 2013 - 12:01 AM

    Thats a B61 and been for sale for along time,been on ebay and craigslist.Gotta give the guy credit for still trying and not letting it get scrapped.

    Amen to that!

     

     

     

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    #12 OFFLINE   phildirt

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    Posted 16 January 2013 - 01:52 PM

    From above:

     

    "Mack never made a B52 at all.. B53 yes"...

     

    See the picture below- somebody better call Mack and tell them that the chinese counterfiters are back at work--

     

    There are some records of this truck in the archives in Allentown-  (this post has moved on from what it started from- this information has nothing to do with the truck for sale at the start of the thread)

     

    Usually not a good idea to say "never" or "always" when talking about these old trucks- can come back to bite you.

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    #13 OFFLINE   umodelnut

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    Posted 16 January 2013 - 02:25 PM

    That truck looks nice!!!

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    Posted 16 January 2013 - 03:23 PM

    Did fire trucks use a different system?All the B85's seem to be gassers.

     

      Mack fire truck designations usually had to do with the pump size; e.g.  B85s and C85s had 750 GPM pumps, B95s and C95s had 1,000 GPM pumps,

      and B & C 125s had 1,250 GPM pumps. These models were usually gassers but later were available with diesel engines.

     

      "The B-52s" were also a rock group; "Love Shack", etc.

     

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    Posted 16 January 2013 - 05:45 PM

    wow, didnt need to get that shoved down my throat. no books i have ever seen show a B52 or B522. sorry, guess your correct and im WRONG. happens. didnt think anything was in the 50's besides the original B50, the B53, B57. i stand corrected. what the hell engine would a 522 have ?



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    Posted 16 January 2013 - 06:10 PM

    My guess for an engine is an overhead valve en464, but maybe an en348. My father's B422 has a 348.
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    Posted 16 January 2013 - 06:18 PM

    think the B422's had the 438,. kick myself for not savin a fresh rebuilt one from the scrappers. got the rear end and baby 18 speed quad but the engine went for junk. the B62's had 464's. dont think the 540's came out untill the 60's in the b68's. maybe a 438 or 464



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    Posted 16 January 2013 - 06:30 PM

    would it have a little heavier spec than a b-42
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    Posted 16 January 2013 - 06:51 PM

    I wonder if that was a B422 with a misstamped VIN tag?With a serial # of 18937,that's a pretty high build for something that until now,most of us have never heard of or seen.It would be interesting to see the frame stamp.



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    Posted 16 January 2013 - 06:56 PM

    What is the second "2" for?






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