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    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
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    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. 4 points
    Red and black Beauty!
  10. 3 points
    1987 Mack Superliner ad with "Mack diesels up to 500 HP V8 - our Whispering Giant".
  11. 3 points
    Block truck with a Thermodyne 300 Plus under the hood.
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  13. 2 points
    A 1923 Mack AC with a 1949 Mack FW and a 1947 Sterling HC 175 on damp spring morning in 2005.
  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.
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    Probably still better than working a horse and wagon all day!
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    A first year 1939 Pete and a extremely rare bird a 1944 KW built during the war in Yakima, Wa. KW's built during WWII are very rare, the Seattle factory was used by Boeing to build air craft so the truck factory was moved to Yakima. Very limited production during the war years, this is the only war bird I have ever seen. The federal is a X13 model.
  24. 1 point
    This pusher may be sitting a spell due to the warm temps and rain this weekend. Not much snow in the forecast around here.
  25. 1 point
    Ready for the tough stuff.
  26. 1 point
    A buddy at my old dealership sent me a screenshot of someone at Mack at Hagerstown. It’s states that the last Mack manual transmission rolled of the assembly line today. I’ll try to add the screenshot as soon as possible,
  27. 1 point
    I’m famous I made the cut. Wonder if I can sell my autograph naw it’s still worthless
  28. 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.
  29. 1 point
    Ron Smith (39 Baby Mack) Said it needs one of everything.
  30. 1 point
    It’s pretty small this year, the strike probably scared some people off...
  31. 1 point
    gr8 pix guys keep m cumm n here B a few Australian V: of the Mack Superliner Thanx Mr Google cya
  32. 1 point
    Another beauty from the Augusta show. Pay no mind to the V12-powered R700 parked next to it.
  33. 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.
  34. 1 point
    Here is the transformer we moved this week.
  35. 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.
  36. 1 point
    jdfordhd 217 Posted May 12 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.! And she is still looking fantastic That Superliner is a real credit to you and the care you have given to it I recall some pics you shared when you bought it and it's changes over the years At a guess that must have been 25th anniversary Great stuff and more pics please Paul
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    1976 Brockway utilizing a 3408 CAT motor.
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    That would be an MS-250 w/air over hydaulic brakes and they are VERY expensive to maintain/repair. I would pass on the truck over this setup myself. The full air brake trucks, (MS/CS-300 series were very reliable minus the Renault air compressor mounted far too close to the exhaust pipe in the CS-300 series baking the compressor head and causing valve problems, (IMO) which were usually sticking open valves precluding pressure buildup.
  40. 1 point

    From the album: 1961H67

    Ran 2 ,, 150 mile trips last week !!!
  41. 1 point
    I agree with you and Dave. I've never swallowed the missing link theory either. If you really want to see the origins of the Super-Liner you need to look at the Cruise-Liner. The first generation Super-Liner is essentially a Cruise-Liner frame with an R model cab and a new hood. The key feature of this frame was the bolt on drop frame at the front which enabled the mounting of big wide radiators and the high hp motors which needed the cooling. Apart from that, the rest of the frame looks like it was pretty much carried over from the RL/RS models. Fittings such as cab mounts, fuel tanks, battery boxes and their brackets all look the same as those on late production RS/RL models and I believe the frame rail section dimensions were the same. I think this makes the Super-Liner the logical evolution of the Mack Western product line and any similarity with the Brockway designs is largely down to the use of the same cab shell. I guess to find out who designed it you would have to look at who was in key design roles at Hayward in the mid 70's. The second generation Super-Liner was a different beast. It had an entirely different frame which it shared with the earlier MH cabover. I think that Mack Western had ceased to exist by the time it came out so the Super-Liner 2 was an Eastern product. By all accounts, the Mk 2 was a much better truck than it's predecessor but, from a layman's view, I still prefer the look of the original with it's round headlights.
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    Was able to to find time to do some more work to the trailer in between rain storms and stopping the boys from fighting. I got the airlines run and hooked up had to change the RE6 out for a R12 was hoping to be able to use it but after getting Bendix tech support response thought I should change it out. They had concerns that it may cause possible compounding. So instead of taking any chances and everything else is new whats another $40 to make it so there is no concern. I was able to get all the decking cut and in place except where need to paint it, I cut the boards but won't install until I paint. Just waiting on some sunny days, calling for rain all this week. I also replaced the single brake chamber as you can tell it came apart when testing the lines for leaks
  43. 1 point
    Weather turned out decent this afternoon so I was able to get these glued on with the welder. I am using it to cover the old frame that was banged up pretty hard. I got most of it straightened but after heating and banging on it, it really never looks like new so since I have some left over pieces I figured I should cover it and it will add strength as I decided to completely weld it all the way around in stead of stitch welds. I did that in hopes of corrosion prevention I left a small weep hole at the lowest point. On Friday I spent about an hour or so and did some grinder work on the gooseneck and cleaned it up and it looks pretty decent. Waiting on slack adjusters and four spring brake chambers, then I will tackle the wheels. I have the air tank, valves and new lines. I am going to start on the ramps tomorrow after I make a few calls to see what I can buy and what I have to make. I stopped by a local trailer sales today and looked at some ramps and to see what the couple different manufactures did with their ramps and the double hinge set up. I got online and it looks like you can buy ramps and hinges from Load Trail and PJ Trailers so I thought about calling them to get there measurements to see what will work. I would really like to be able to flip over onto the deck or pin straight up in the air. I have also thought about aluminum ramps and building ramp mounts to store them when not in use. They are around $850 for 20K ones. I will have to see what metal I have and will need to buy vs what I can buy and use. vs
  44. 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
  45. 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..
  46. 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.....
  47. 1 point
    After my wifes' chemo appointment today, (last official chemo treatment after more than 12 months, but she still has to get shots monthly) I took her by to see the trailer and what they have done. Frame is all straight now and they are working on alignment. I am having them replace anything on the suspension that might be questionable and after inspection they said the equalizers and front hangers were the only thing that was in need of replacement, plus three radius rods as the bushings were worn out. Looks like when the previous owner did work to it, the others radius rods were replaced with the brakes and seals.
  48. 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.
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    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
  50. 1 point

    From the album: BULLDOG MACK

    I FOUND THIS TRUCK AT truckpaper.com and if a new job works out I want one just like her except with ALL Mack drive line
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