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the best diesel engine mack has made was?  

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  1. 1. the best diesel engine mack has made was?

    • Thermodyne
      18
    • Maxidyne
      22
    • Econodyne
      0
    • Magnadyne
      0
    • E6 4V head
      9
    • E7 4V head
      12
    • E9 4V head
      21
    • older ENDT V8 2V head
      2
    • other engine not mentioned
      0

Once again I have returned from a week of hauling freight up and down our nation's highways...nothing exciting or out of the ordinary happened,which is good.I went to Avon,Oh. Monday,reloaded at Macedonia for Roanoke,then took a load from Dillwyn to Zelienople,Pa. and reloaded at Pittsburgh back to Lynchburg.Got that off this morning and picked up a load of Kyanite at Dillwyn going to Fremont,Oh. to deliver Monday. I'll be leaving Sunday. Next weekend i'm making a stew,and I wish you all could come. I have a 7 1/2 gallon cast iron stew pot,and make it over a wood fire.I'm not bragging but lot's of people say it's the best stew they ever ate.I make it the same way every time, so it comes out seasoned the same with the same ingredients,right at 7 1/2 gallons.The pot is full,and there's always plenty.If any's left over I can freeze it.That's a lot of stew,but 20-30 people can put away a lot of stew,though last year I had a very light turnout. I just use beef,potatoes,onions,tomatoes,corn,green beans,peas,butterbeans (some people call them lima beans,I call them butterbeans ),secret herbs and spices,worcestershire sauce,and butter-no,land 'o lakes margarine actually.No poke salad though.

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Wish I was closer I would come up and have some stew with ya'. I would bring you some poke salad to.....lol.

I wish you were too,you'd be more'n welcome.

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That stew does sound good. Thanks for the invite, and next time your around knoxville or north of knoxville on interstate 75 we can get together and hang out for awhile. It's always nice to meet another board member.

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That stew does sound good. Thanks for the invite, and next time your around knoxville or north of knoxville on interstate 75 we can get together and hang out for awhile. It's always nice to meet another board member.
I get through that area once in a while,but it's been a while since i've been down that way.I delivered a load in Pine Knot,Ky. once too.
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Never been to Pine Knot. Where did you go to in knoxville?
I don't remember the name of the place,but I got off of 40 at Cherry St,went north a little ways, turned left,and the place was on the left.We also deliver to a couple of places in Knoxville for N.B.Handy,but I don't remember the name of the places.I pass through Knoxville occasionally going to White House,north of Nashville, Chatanooga,and when I go to Birmingham or Mississippi or Louisiana I run down 81 to 40 to 75 to Chatanooga and down I-59 ,instead of running 85 to Atlanta and then running 20 to Birmingham like a lot of the guys do.You bypass Charlotte and Atlanta that way,and it's just better running I think.
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Runnin' 20 to birmingham is a rough ride in places the last I heard. A buddy of mine drives a truck and he said it was getting outa shape the last time he run it. I know where cherry street is, but I've not been on it in awhile. Hopefully I'll start driving truck soon and I'll be able to see some more of the country side. Most people say truckin' has wen't down hill, but I love it and it's all i know. When most kids was reading books like "cat in the hat" I was reading Truck Papers. How long have you been trucking? I started riding with my dad back in '98 for the summer and I loved it even more ever since. Just can't wait to get started. See Ya Joe

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Runnin' 20 to birmingham is a rough ride in places the last I heard. A buddy of mine drives a truck and he said it was getting outa shape the last time he run it. I know where cherry street is, but I've not been on it in awhile. Hopefully I'll start driving truck soon and I'll be able to see some more of the country side. Most people say truckin' has wen't down hill, but I love it and it's all i know. When most kids was reading books like "cat in the hat" I was reading Truck Papers. How long have you been trucking? I started riding with my dad back in '98 for the summer and I loved it even more ever since. Just can't wait to get started. See Ya Joe
I started driving in Jan. of '79. Started out on a '74 Transtar with a 290 Cummins with a 13 speed,then drove a '78 Astro with 290 and 9 speed,then went to work for H.H.Moore Jr. in Appomattox,Va. driving a '74 transtar with a 903 Cummins and 13 speed,then a '77 F-model Mack with a 300 and 5 speed,'79 F-model 350 Cummins 10 spd,'83 KW 350 9 SPD,84 kw 400 Cummins 9 spd,'85 KW 400 9 spd,then a T-800 anteater around '89 with 400 Cummins 9 spd,then one of my favorites-T-800 with a 444 Cummins and 18 spd, a T-800 with 425 Cat 13 spd,A 9400 IH with 460 N14 Cummins and super ten,a classic XL Freightliner with 460 N14 Cummins and 10 spd. Rockwell,a Freightliner mid-roof with 475 Cat and 10 spd. Rockwell,and the last truck I drove for H.H.Moore was a 9900I International with an ISX 500 Cummins and 10 spd.I drove for H.H.Moore for 25 and a half years, Then I went to work for F.L.Moore and sons (H.H's grandsons) and drove a 9900IX International with an ISX 500 Cummins and 10 speed,then my all time favorite truck,a W 900 KW with an N14 525 Cummins and 13 speed.Now I'm driving a 2006 Peterbilt with a 475 Cat and 18 speed.That's pretty much my truck driving history.It's changed a lot since i've been driving,and I can't say it's been for the better,but if it's what you really want to do,I say go for it.
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by the way,I forgot-for more about me check out www.thedieselgypsy.com-"truckers at work",Tom Blackwell;''How I Got Started in Trucking",Tom Blackwell,and" guest photos",page 5-Tom Blackwell.I also took the truck show pictures on this site from Greensboro,N.C,Troutman,N.C,and Winchester,Va. And it's just a great trucking website.Bill drove for more than 50 years himself,lot of it in a B-model Mack.He has some great stories of his own.I talk to him on Skype about every weekend. catch you later,Tom

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I go on the diesel gypsy all the time to read the stories. I'll go over ther right know and read your stories. Sounds like you've trucked for awhile. My buddy has trucked since the late '60's and says every few years you have to come off the road for a few weeks to chill out for a little bit, the right back at it. Thanks JOE

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