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  1. 5 points
    Proudly served Framingham, MA with a delivery date of 3-22-1961.
  2. 3 points
    There are a couple of MH Statue Of Liberty Edition truck around here and one came in to the shop today. The last time I saw them they were in great shape (8 years ago) now they are a little rough but the V-8 sounds great.
  3. 3 points
    In 1994, Dick Kwak drove his 1939 Mack FH 280 miles from Ballston Lake, NY to Buffalo, NY for the ATHS National Show. To facilitate the trip, the drive sprockets were changed to give the truck a little more top speed of about 45 mph. The original EO engine had previously been replace with an EY engine. He entered the New State Thruway at the Amsterdam interchange and headed west. Unseasonable cold temperature and rain made for an interesting trip considering the truck had no heater or wipers. After the show, a more leisurely route was chosen for the 280 mile trip home. Must have been one hell of an adventure!
  4. 3 points
    Yes the picture posting problem has never been fixed has it It makes it very frustrating, however thru a third party I can post picks across Or perhaps evena fresh box of parts that turned up today for Mrs Mack from the US Red dot aircon for under the dash I hope Will be a shame to cut it up to make RHD but needs must Im not home to see so Im only guessing thats what it as I got a call from UPS un Sydney asking me to tariffs and the GST ( tax) on Friday So bare with the picture posting problem as there can be a way around it Someone on here put me onto Postimage.com Seems to work fine Paul
  5. 3 points
    A 2002 CH613 with a 460HP E-tech CCRS engine. The best class model for reliability in a pre-tier 3. That's the one I'd be restoring and driving.
  6. 2 points
    The first picture is how the truck looked when I bought it from Superdog, and the last two are with the axle moved and a new paint job and some chrome.
  7. 2 points
    That would require one hell of an adapter kit!
  8. 2 points
    First available scapegoat? Our dealership was tanking after 2008 and the owner blamed it on personal hygiene of a couple mechanics and a supervisors mullet. Meanwhile the roof was leaking so bad it filled a customers uncapped engine with water overnight.
  9. 2 points
    I know an old bedbug hauler that paid for a 540 acre farm 2 houses and 3 or 4 new cars using a cracker box single axle just about like that one
  10. 2 points
    Little did I know at the time this thread started in 2013 that I would end up owning the VL pictured in the first V8 reply! Here is that pic and here is the truck today.
  11. 2 points
    Following!!!! Here's mine 💪
  12. 2 points
    That reminds me of a poem I heard many years ago- many years. "When I was young, and didn't have no sense- I peed upon an electric fence. It singed my hair, and scorched my balls... and made me shit in my overalls!" Author unknown.
  13. 1 point
    I've got an '84 Mack MH613. A couple days ago the brake valve under the foot pedal broke off where the three bolts hold the assembly to the floor of the cab. I've checked around a few places and so far i've been told that nobody can get the part and it's discontinued. I've attached a diagram below. The piece that's broke is on the top left, with the three bolt holes. It's the casting piece that contains the plunger. That piece bolts between the actual air valve and the cab floor. Does anybody know of a place where I could order this? Or possibly a junk yard/used truck that has one? Or, if it's impossible to find, is there a way to swap out the entire brake pedal assembly to something more common? Thanks!
  14. 1 point
    GMC crackerbox 4valve 671 Detroit 13spd gloved on twin screw with Reyco suspension $1500.00 located in North Dakota. Listing for a friend, send me a p.m. and I can give you his number.
  15. 1 point
    I've had all too much experience with Freightliner "cross cab ventilation", in a blizzard you could see the snow blow right through the cab! Those cabs were so flimsy that a hit in just one corner would tweak the whole cab out of shape, and I've seen a mirror get hooked on something solid and the door would be bent all outa shape while the steel mirror bracket was fine. Those old Freightliners fell apart fast enough on the highway, I don't think they'd survive off road for long!
  16. 1 point
    There is a factory program for DDEC 3s Gets. 430hp/1550tq. Gives power and fuel economy . Check with DD shop in your area. I would get the DD shop reprogram, the PDI stuff is to costly for a work truck plus a DD reflash is 50 state legal. Performance Diesel out of Saint George Utah has big power ECM up grades, turbo up grades and such but just their ECM starts at around $3000
  17. 1 point
    Care to elaborate on This..???? The Australian Market (& Factory capacity) is Minuscule compared to North America. The small number of excess trucks from Australia would hardly be Threat..!!! Or Am I missing Something???
  18. 1 point
    Yeah I wonder who that strange bugger is looking back at me thru the window lol Were do the years go ?? Paul
  19. 1 point
    A fantastic story, I love this type of stuff People doing what others consider unusual and uts great fun as well Thanks for sharing Paul
  20. 1 point
    Peaks of Otter - man, that brings back bad memories! Do you remember the earth quake around Smith Mountain winter '69-'70. I was on survey crew for Appalachian Power during that time. We were sent to that area to do a deformation survey to see if any movement occurred around Smith Mountain Dam. All work was done at night for better accuracy. There was a survey point on top of Peaks of Otter that I had the instrument set up on. Up there about 5 hours and colder than Mad Maxine Waters tit !!!! Ain't been back to that hill since.
  21. 1 point
    Random question, how many guys have urinals in their garages? I installed a small urinal in my garage today. My wife thinks I was crazy to do this. Her theory is there is a complete bathroom in the Mother-in-law suite above the garage and I can just run up there when nature calls. My thought is--- I don’t have to take off my booths if they’re dirty to go upstairs and it saves time. Any comments.
  22. 1 point
    Took first place in my age group only because I was the only one in the age group....I’ll take the glory Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  23. 1 point
    It’s got a roof finally, shingles go on tomorrow. Not to bad as a solo building crew in the evenings after work. 🧐
  24. 1 point
    I like your wagon work platform...a heck of a lot better than a ladder.
  25. 1 point
    And HOA's tend to be run by people that want to get in everyone else's business. Court cases against HOA's are fun especially when they find out that they are operating outside there CCandR's and are liable. Working for them is a joke, they go lowest bid and want items that are not in the contract or they won't pay.
  26. 1 point
    Where our farm is in Riverhead Long Island the local code enforcement now uses drones to find violations. I have none. . . yet, but a few years ago my neighbor rototilled a design for the drones, apparently it will never go away til they plow and replant a large section.
  27. 1 point
    That's the LAST thing you want to do, (IMHO) Do that & "Snowflake's" won....
  28. 1 point
    This is mine on my property that I took 7 or 8 years ago, posted it here in the Marmon thread a couple of years ago and got a nasty response from a H. Suderman from the H truck site that I used the photo I took with out their permission. .
  29. 1 point
    I think given the longevity of production and developments/improvements, the ENDT, and E6 series get my vote. Pure and simple they were, and still are admirable performers.
  30. 1 point
    Get the rocker arm bolts replace with th newest part number , get the valves adjusted and software updated as well . And when you drive it just hold it to the floor , you won’t hurt it .
  31. 1 point
    Be nice to see the R model cab assembly reproduced in aluminum and supplied to independent truck builders for fitment. I always liked that "driver's cab" layout except for the propensity to rust.
  32. 1 point
    How do you get fired from Swift? Come in low on your daily accident quota? Not have an internet worthy wreck? Back up incident free? Just curious.
  33. 1 point
    Must be kin to the mcyuppie who built a big house next to our potato farm in Riverhead L.I. (been there since 1918 when grand parents started it) and whinned about the "smell, the dust and the noises 7 days a week". So to be a good neighbor I stopped growing potato's . . .and planted cabbages. Masks the smell of top soil pretty well.
  34. 1 point
    So every person should carry a gun at all times in all places? I myself am not going to. If things are so bad that the need to carry a gun is mandatory, then I will live elsewhere. Life is too short. If I was king of USA Inc for a time, every "indisputable" murderer apprehended alive would die within 24 hours by the exact same means he/she used on their victims. In these cases with indisputable evidence (cameras, ect.), there would be no trial (a trial for what purpose?). That, I feel, would send shock waves to those who have murderous thinking. I couldn't change them.....but I would put the fear of god into them.
  35. 1 point
    I would agree if the truck was still a working dog. But being a retired truck and having an easy life now a little smoke every now and then is OK, just like farting in the wind for an old guy. Smoking a cigar would be out of the question for old guys like me but I do it anyway, I earned it. In my state and I think Dan's as well collector vehicles with collector insurance are emissions exempt. No pay for hauling permitted, just shows and transporting the others in the collection. I am glad to see a 30+ year old dog rolling down the road these days even if it smokes a little and it not used everyday, it earned the right to still be around and running. You do know that none of the "old" trucks we still have will pass today's emission standards. They are all grandfathered in for emissions if they are still working dogs I think except for California and need to be brought up to Cal, standards with after treatments or the truck removed from the state permanently. No disrespect intended
  36. 1 point
    That’s a beautiful rig mate. Something to be very proud of. I’m doing up an ex shell r model, although somewhere along the line it was stretched and made in to a tipper.
  37. 1 point
    Hi guys this is my🇭🇲 Aussie Bull~dog🇭🇲 1988 ~ MACK ~ Valueliner 🇭🇲🇭🇲 350 h.p. 9 speed mack box & Camelback rear. It was orginally a ex shell fuel hauler tanker before I got it and done it up over the years in Australia..Goes and pulls well like a freight train . And that's how a bulldog should be.. 10.4 matey👍🇭🇲🇭🇲🇭🇲
  38. 1 point
    It's not you, Lou, it's the Truck. It's very fixable. 370 is a perfect candidate. I'm a little suspicious of your friend blowing your doors off with his 2006 CV713 w/same set up? Does he go by the handle Old Red Mack, Nelm, Mackncheese, Big John, Dcrow, 03 Big Red, Mackvette, Mudman, Byrohoe or R.E.D.? If yes, then he's keeping secrets so he can laugh at you when he flies past you coming out of the pit.
  39. 1 point
    Love my DE and happy to have it. 1942-- and only the 3rd owner.
  40. 1 point
    Lampson Crane Manufacturing in Pasco, Wa. has a F-210D . They still use it in their yard hustling crane parts around. Truck Shop
  41. 1 point
    Mr. Mack Pro I have a 2000 ch 613 with a 460 from the factory last 6 digits 133167 will that ser# that you gave earlier work on mine. Mine does not have the waste gate
  42. 1 point
    The VIN you seek is a CL713 1M2AD62C6YW009499. Its a 1999 plain old ETECH with the engine ECM programmed from the factory to 460XT. This program will not load on a 02 and newer CCRS engine ECM's. .
  43. 1 point
    Don't feel bad, at least you found the problem without spending money. A customer had a wrecker deliver his truck to us because he could not start the engine. Ended up it was missing a fuse. A driver in another truck jumped into this one to pull a fuse because his radio didn't work. $450 to find out it was missing a fuse. Ouch!
  44. 1 point
    I will talk to you like you don't know how so lets go. First to make sure your on # 1 cylinder pull rear Valve cover. Rotate the engine CW from the front until the exhaust valve on # 6 just closes and then the intake just starts to open. That is valve over lap and # 1 cyl is at top dead center.Back the engine up a few inches and you will see scribed degree marks in out side of the damper wheel at the engine timing pointer. You should back up past the marker a little and then put a fine mark on the 20 degree mark on the wheel.Now turn slow CW until the 20 aligns with the engine pointer stamped pump and not valve set.If you go past that always turn CCW enough to were your past then come back down to 20 going CW.Your thru turning the engine.Now take the plug out of the governor housing that is below the fuel shut off lever and there will be a tab or spad sticking out enough to see thru the hole in the housing. If the pump is in time it will be in the center of the hole. If not then pull the front cover off were you see 4 bolts in a slotted gear.Best to remove them if its out of time very much.You need a to turn the pump CW until you see the tab in the hole of the governor housing until you have it in the center and. You need a A B timing light to do it right but if your just wanting to get it running to get some were to get it done right then align the tab in the middle of the gobernor housing and install the 4 bolts in the front gear. You may have to remover the gear in front to get it were the bolts will go in. good luck.
  45. 1 point
    Just noticed your last two post. The filter kit mounts directly on the compressor. It replaces the suction line that runs to the filter side of the turbo. The compressor is trying to get air from a vacuum with that old set up. This tube was replaced on new trucks at that time with a hose that went to engine intake manifold. At that point it's a positive pressure instead of the negative on the other side of the turbo. I'll look for the filter kit number.
  46. 1 point
    i got 1 and love it 91 mh all air ride v8 500 i wouldnt trade it for 10 peterbilts
  47. 1 point
    One more thing, you will not find anouther truck that is as easy to drive. I have driven trucks 6 years newer than my ole Mack and couldn't believe how much easier it is to drive. The overall ergonomics is better and it's just less demanding to drive it. I drove an older CH a few years ago and the vision is light years ahead of it. Last year I drove aan 07 freightliner columbia around the block and was wore out by the time I got back to the starting point. The MACK's don't fall apart inside like some of the other brands either. Give it a shot.
  48. 1 point
    Change the clutch cable!The clutch cables can feel fine with no load on them but once loaded they become stiff.
  49. 1 point
    Rob i believe if you would have used a 673 engine you can put the fire ring liners in it and have the heads scored for the fire ring, you can have an old style engine with the newer style head gasket. terry
  50. 1 point
    The first engine with oil cooled pistons was the 673C engine with 250 hp. Terry
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