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  1. 9 points
  2. 7 points
    Fine looking farm truck!
  3. 6 points
    Yep sadly a sign of the times I guess Still the best manual transmission ever made for a heavy truck despite what some might say Very very heavy duty and the strongest transmission with highest torque rating for many decades Only when other engine manufacturers built motors with torque ratings as high as Mack did RoadRangers begin getting made with troque ratings comparable to the Maxitorque Paul
  4. 5 points
  5. 5 points
    one of things Mack cog boxes offered was a selective few reverse gears th@ U can change on the run n @ times we put m all to good use RoadRangers don't offer a good selection of reverse cogs to shift on the run we do somtimes shift lo range to hi range on the run but RR dun recommend it cya
  6. 4 points
    Clearly a black and white situation.
  7. 4 points
    Now I just need the rest of the truck!
  8. 4 points
    This evangelical paper is shooting them selves in the foot. He has done more than any president for religious freedoms. He is not perfect just like we are not perfect. But he is the best candidate for the position. The Dow Jones is not just for the 1%. Its for anyone that has money invested. 28455 pts is unheard of. I work hard and have investments . You make yourself what you want to be. . Sorry for my rant
  9. 3 points
    1987 Mack Superliner ad with "Mack diesels up to 500 HP V8 - our Whispering Giant".
  10. 3 points
    Block truck with a Thermodyne 300 Plus under the hood.
  11. 3 points
  12. 2 points
    A 1923 Mack AC with a 1949 Mack FW and a 1947 Sterling HC 175 on damp spring morning in 2005.
  13. 2 points
  14. 2 points
    With the price of scrap being close to zero, after the cost of cutting them up and trucking to the scrap yard, you will have pretty much no money for the effort. Good thinking! Have a nice day.
  15. 2 points
    In the weeds and not available.
  16. 2 points
    Got my dash pretty much finished. Gotta paint it now, and tossing up whether to do the aluminium section in wood grain or paint.
  17. 2 points
    Two super Superliners from 2019 Metro-Jersey show in Augusta, NJ.
  18. 2 points
    This is a photo from my collection. It shows the set-back MH chassis with RH drive at the ED&TC.
  19. 2 points
    This is a photo from my collection. It shows the hood to cowl joint following the contour of the R-model style cowl.
  20. 2 points
    http://www.bigmacktrucks.com/topic/43658-21977-over-drive-cruiseliner-report/#comment-321468 The Cruise-Liner was a big step forward for Mack Western. It was the result of west coast truck engineers that Mack had hired. In theory, they could give us a leap forward with a true west coast design. In the eyes of many in headquarters, the original Hayward designed/produced Cruise-Liner was an engineering disaster. The freedom given the west coast engineers was revoked, and the 2nd gen Cruise-Liner was created in Allentown (fixing many of the shortcomings). The MH Ultra-Liner restored Mack's reputation as a designer of well-engineered COEs. The axle-mounted steering arrangement was a huge mistake. The telescoping steering shaft wore out prematurely (we sold thousands of replacements, averaging 2-3 over the life of a truck), as did the steering gears and pitman arms, becoming strong sellers in the parts department. (the output shaft splines and pitman arm splines were constantly wallowed out owing to the nature of the stupid design). The disconnecting (ball and socket) shift linkage, specifically the gears, rails, bushings and seals in the tower, also had unacceptably short life (the average truck's shift tower was rebuilt at least 3 times over its life). It was a terrible design, whereas the shift linkage on the MH Ultra-Liner was superb. I did prefer the original first generation Cruise-Liner instrument panel over the simplified second generation, however the center console had all the aesthetics of a plastic box. It was excessively large and the top (with the vents) frequently cracked and required replacement, a problem resolved with the second generation (It's pretty embarrassing when west coast Mack dealers have console covers hanging in their show room because they're such strong sellers). And then you had those expensive rubber riv-nuts that retained the grille constantly falling out. Here it is year 2016 and I couldn't possibly forget the part number, 68RU29301P5, because it was a hot issue. The Trico pantograph windshield wiper arms and their transmissions didn't hold up. All of these issues were covered in Mack Service Bulletins.............there were more service bulletins on the WS/WL Cruise-Liner than any other single model in the history of Mack Trucks. I found the cab was "beat" less with the 10,500lb front suspension. But dealers were accustomed to ordering the 12,000 front suspension, as they had for years with the heavier steel-cabbed F-model. The work ethic of the employees at the Hayward plant was terrible. They were "California casual" about showing up for work......one never knew how many people were coming in. The Allentown people sent out there were in constant frustration. The workers would install cab screws with their power tools until the threads were stripped. They didn't care. The idea of setting up a west coast plant for west coast truck production was logical. However, there was a people problem. This is all why the plant was closed, and the 2nd gen Cruise-Liner was built at Macungie.......with significantly better quality. I believe Peterbilt closed its plant at nearby Newark, California plant in 1986 for the same reason, issues with assembly quality. Caterpillar, Ford, GM and International Harvester abandoned the Bay Area as well.
  21. 1 point
    1974 Brockway 359LL log truck. No fake patina here!!!
  22. 1 point
    It's not hard to do but I would not mount to the cab, nor bunk. Strictly mount to your risers. Donaldson makes a nice exhaust splitter to fashion dual exhaust and if you have a tube bender around your area they can fashion the offsets you would need. In years gone past I've built several but had a buddy whom worked a bending shop in Peoria so was inexpensive to do, (for me) at the time.
  23. 1 point
    Ready for the tough stuff.
  24. 1 point
    My new ride. My old 2013 4900 had me hating life. But going to give them another try. So far this truck has far fewer flaws and I see western Star and Detroit have made some changes and improvements. Hopefully it is a good truck this time because I really like it. Went with a smaller engine this time, in hopes it will be better for the DPF. It has a DD13 505 h.p. with 1850 torque at 975 RPM. 18 speed manual, 20,000 front and steering lift axle, 46,000 full locking rears with 4.10 ratio. Even tried a passenger bench seat this time so I can lay down when I'm sitting on site. It came with stainless panels to put on the passenger side of the dash, but not going to put those on. I get sun-blinded enough from the steering wheel. LOL. First pic is beside my buddy's twin steer tri-drive logger. The rest are from today after having the drop visor and tool box installed.
  25. 1 point
    You begin here: https://www.fordtrucksglobal.com/ ......and click on "Choose your country": https://www.fordtrucksglobal.com/select-languages Then for your purposes, click on one of the countries with an English (EN) version of that website.
  26. 1 point
    The Waltham Polaroid building after a little more work. Hate running the crane aound this much glass.
  27. 1 point
    I might be wrong but if the memory serves right it wasn't sold. The owned put it up for sale than changed his mind and just marked as sold.
  28. 1 point
    I’f there was ever a time to pick up an H model, this was the truck to get. This one was sweet
  29. 1 point
    It’s pretty small this year, the strike probably scared some people off...
  30. 1 point
    Most people did that because the sleeve was better for wear than the cast block.You could get a over size piston but some thought the block would be thin after boring it.
  31. 1 point
    here is a couple of pictures of R model steering column in B model, copy the pictures and then open them through microsoft office so you can zoom in close to get a good clear vision, you won't get a clear picture if you just zoom in.
  32. 1 point
    All in primer now! Finished the cowl belt line patches today and primed the lower cowl panels. Now just a lot of small repairs and the windshield area before the body work starts.
  33. 1 point
    Well, this makes me feel pretty good about the progress on this cab. Everything lines up and it's almost all in one color, instead of the faded paint, primer and rust.
  34. 1 point
    Thanks. Yes, have a tri-axle pony and a tri-axle tag float also. This is the unit this one replaced. Truck is legal for 80,000 pounds gross here and 140,000 with pony.
  35. 1 point
    That's a Homemade gadget Kevin. Still impressive though.. I believe It's still about & gets to a few Shows in W.A.
  36. 1 point
    Been a while since I posted so I thought ya'll needed to know I still own it. Hauling my 700K this week. My Super Liner and me are celebrating 30 years together.!
  37. 1 point
    Out playing in the rain.
  38. 1 point
    1976 Brockway utilizing a 3408 CAT motor.
  39. 1 point
    Magnum 2 by Rich Reinhart, on Flickr
  40. 1 point
    In this picture? M746 (aka. XM746, HET-70) Designed by Chrysler in cooperation with West Germany's Faun Werke, but Ward La France was low bidder. . .
  41. 1 point
    i'm not real tall but weigh 400 lbs and I fit in my Superliner just fine.
  42. 1 point
    I was able to finish all the welding and was able to put primer on it last night came in around 10:15. I pressure washed, wire brushed, acid etched, pressure washed, wiped down then shot primer. I thought about sandblasting but the tread plate only had surface rust and mill scale everything else was basically clean. I needle scaled the goose-neck where it had a plate welded on but was untreated. That is the only spot where there was any serious rust corrosion. This morning I was able to shoot some paint as there was no wind. I only painted up to the wheels as my plan is to pull the wheels to paint the rims. I sprayed 3 coats on everything that is visible and two coats on the cross members. I had it on concrete so I painted the bottom on the creeper. The weather is supposed to be rain for the next few days so will see what happens. Looking back at it I should have used a different color but my wife thought it would look good in black but it also shows all the imperfection. The upper deck looks good but you can see the nicks and dings in the rest of the trailer where a green or yellow might not have looked so bad. I am not planning on a repaint to a different color so it will be fine. My lights are due Friday and I still have to run the new brake lines and add the chambers, than add the boards. It is coming together slowly. I was telling my neighbor today at lunch, if it would have been a customers trailer it would have been down the road a long time ago, I think I don't know when to quit and add or fix or do one more thing! I made a set of steps for both sides and coated them and the step under the trailer with bedliner materiel for slippage.
  43. 1 point
    Update on Trailer Restoration I spent some more time hunched over with a welding stick in my hand. The weather was hit or miss last few days but I did find time to work on the trailer some. Sure seems to be taking forever, I guess if I would have been doing this for someone else I would have been keeping better track of the time. I figured before I started the project it would take around 50 to 60 hours labor by myself. I thought about putting it inside this weekend to work on but would have had to move stuff around and then climb around it and pull cords as my welding hook up is in the corner close to the door, instead I just cut the bracing to size and I mounted two trailer tires. I did not really have a plan but an idea of what I wanted. I did pencil it out to get a an estimate of the original materials list. Since I was working from an idea the design changed and instead of using less I decided that I should use more material and that caused some delay as I pondered how to make it work and what I wanted to do next. Working that way is not how I normally go about building something. I typically have everything cost accounted for time and materials and stick to the budget/plan/time. I did add more cost and time but I think in the long run I will have a better looking and stronger trailer. Instead of just bridging the wheels with the least amount of structure needed to allow the trucks to pass over it is going to be better with the added support in that I should no problem loading heavy equipment over the wheels and I will not get waviness in the steel decking. The waviness was a concern for me as I don't want the trailer when I am done to look like I never restored it as the steel decking becomes wavy as the trucks and tractors get loaded. I want the trailer to get used for its intended purpose but not look worn out. I did get the bumper on and the lights cut out. I cut and placed the rear deck on Yesterday I bent the ramps to the deck side and cut the pieces out. Cut and welded in all the bracing and the ramp supports Cut and welded in the plates in front of the ramps. Got the dove tail within an 1/8" to the other side. I was thinking about plating in the ends with some of the left over material as it is only about 16 inches wide
  44. 1 point
    Well just got home with it and although it is not new it is straight with new suspension components. Now it is my turn to work some magic, need to get the s cams freed up, 6 new slack adjusters and couple brake cans. Rewire with new lights and replace the rear bumper and make some new ramps and cover the wheel wells add some planks and paint and it will be all done. pulling up to get her Hooked up had to find some dunage laying around to chock the wheels Checking lights ready to go Headed out the gate I would recommend this trailer repair company / shop (Jim Hawk Trailer), they stayed on budget, did quality work and when I asked about fixing a couple extra things they did. They also had no problem with me stopping by and seeing what they had done. I also was impressed that I did this as an individual and not a trucking company and they treated like I was there largest account. I have done business with a few truck part places around KC that have different prices and treat you different weather you have an account or not, usually with higher prices and less service..
  45. 1 point
    I never get a discount when I send something through a shop. I think they get it backwards, they "count-dis" and "count-dis" and even count-dat.....
  46. 1 point
    my e-9 did something similar last winter, it turned out to be a low spot in the air line that would freeze with condensate and overload the compressor that resulted in excessive gear noise. to check simply loosen the discharge line from the compressor and see if noise is reduced or vanishes.
  47. 1 point
    SEEN A LOT OF KATO CRANES HERE IN OZ OVER THE YEARS! I DON'T KNOW MUCH ABOUT THEM APART FROM THEY'RE COOL TO WATCH! I DO KNOW QUITE A LOT HAD MACK DRIVE TRAINS IN THEM. MICK
  48. 1 point
    HOW ABOUT THIS! ANY IDEA ANYONE?
  49. 1 point
    44 rears of course came standard with an automatic inter-axle power divider. An air-actuated inter-axle power divider "lockout" was a factory option. In addition, an "inter-wheel" power divider was also available. With this option, rather than the front/rear carriers being CRDPC92/CRD93, they'd be CRD921/CRD931. So with the combination of the two options, your rear bogie would be driving at all four corners for enhanced off-highway mobility.
  50. 1 point
    Nice truck. I bought the H613T picture below from Ralph G. Smith Horse Transportation this summer. It is serial number 1001, the first of 3 H61's built with a turbo. Unfortunately it has been replaced with a naturally aspirated 673 at some point. It does not run yet, but it turns over. All 3 H613's were bought by Ralph Smith. The other 2 were wrecked in accidents. They were made in 1956 from left over parts. Ralph Smith had 7 H61's already and wanted these to match to Mack made them for him. Mine is kind of rough, but it still exists. I'd like to know how many H61's are around. I know a guy down in the Carolina's has two or three, but don't know of any others. Michael Yarnall
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