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    Standing tall and is almost at the end of the line for the B model.
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    Today is Vietnam Veterans Day and today we remember. The day was originally known as Long Tan Day, chosen to commemorate the men of D Company, 6RAR who fought in the battle of Long Tan in 1966. On that day, 108 Australian and New Zealand soldiers fought a pitched battle against over 2,000 North Vietnamese and Viet Cong troops in a rubber plantation not far from the small village of Long Tan. The Australians prevailed, but only after fighting in torrential rain for four hours. They were nearly overrun, but were saved by a timely ammunition resupply, accurate artillery fire from the nearby Australian base, and the arrival of reinforcements by armoured personnel carrier. Eighteen Australians lost their lives and 24 were wounded, the largest number of casualties in one operation since the Australian task force had arrived a few months earlier. After the battle the bodies of 245 enemy soldiers were found, but there was evidence that many more bodies had been carried away. On the third anniversary of Long Tan, 18 August 1969, a cross was raised on the site of the battle by the men of 6RAR. Veterans from the battle gathered at the cross to commemorate the fallen, and the day was commemorated by them as Long Tan Day from then on. Over time, all Vietnam veterans adopted the day as one to commemorate those who served and died in Vietnam. In 1987, following the very successful Welcome Home parade for Vietnam veterans in Sydney, Prime Minister Bob Hawke announced that Long Tan Day would be known as Vietnam Veterans Day. Since then, it has been commemorated every year as the day on which the service of all those men and women who served in Vietnam is remembered. The Vietnam War was Australia’s longest military engagement of the 20th century. Almost 60,000 Australians fought in the war and more than 500 lost their lives. Vietnam Veterans Day is commemorated on 18 August every year. This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Battle of Long Tan which would become one of the most extraordinary chapters in Australia’s military history. I have copied and pasted this as quicker than me typing a mess up here and making a hash of it to all the blokes who fought in that war and all the wars that Australia gets involved in thank you Paul
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    picking it up next week, will post pics. 460/13 fuller/46 meritor on air/ 18 front. 11383 government miles.
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    New fuel filters, pops was goosing it to clear any air in the system. And for fun. Managed to get a picture of the smoke.
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    My wife says that if I ever leave her, it will probably be for a truck...not for another woman.
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    The B-53 was a weight saving mixer chassis that would be the forerunner to the DM model. Usually had a heavy Rockwell front axle, power steering and a fish belly frame.
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    Have a look at Ian Lee facebook page and also have a look at his Tylden Heritage web site, it has his life story. Tony did not take Seduce to the 2015 Alice truck show, it was parked outside his museum the days you guys visited his museum, I remember it was outside the day we had the dinner in Tony's big open shed. Unfortunately the angle that I took the photo, does not properly show the cab lift and hood extension. Yes the extension and cab lift are real, purposely the modifications were made so that they are not obvious. Compare the depth of the metal panel below door sills of the blue B75 and Seduce, that is a how the lift is disguised, it has been modified to make it look completely original. The large air cleaner also covers up the extension. The original B75 cab sits low on the frame same as the B61 cab, both have the same low cross member under the back of the cab. Seduce has a custom made raised cross member similar to the B615. Picture of Seduce's rear of cab cross member is below. Again photo angle is not fully showing the cab lift. The V8 Mack is an 866 and a swap in, has power steering and air con in both cabins
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    I talked to him at a couple of shows and I can't remember only he lives in the bunk it has a kitchen and shower and I think air conditioning. He has two really old trucks he takes to the shows he will be at Harford I will ask about the mack.
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    You know whats funny so do i. What a dummy. well i'll change my answer rd-690 is a maxidyne made after 1987. seriously i have an 87 rd686 and the remnants of a 88 rd690 only big difference is 88 has a em6-300L and t2060 and the 87 has em6-300 and a TRXL107
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    Wilbur, you also posted this thread on July 28, 2018. We had the same conversation, I don’t mind recapping.......but have you done anything on it since or is this the same leak.
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    If the engine has a small plastic line to the head it can be injector o rings as well! Unlikely but a possiblity!
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    Since OtherDog has been lacking lately, I offer the following: Some members of the Greater Lehigh Valley Chapter of the ATCA were invited to attend "Club Day" (sunday) at Das Awkscht Fescht held annually at Macungie Memorial Park (yes same park.....) I saw a Mack heavy haul tractor, a mini-mack, an FWD Firetruck and a Super Mack. I saw some kind of import car, a Fiat or a Porsche or something, I don't know those cars too well. I saw some other kind of an import. It was silver in color. I saw a Super Mack, too. And some guy's head. It may be 39babymack, I am not too sure. Another import of some kind. It was baby shit yellow. I saw all of these winfall wimmin at some other event, they wanted me to give them a ride, but I didn't have time, I had to go meet OtherDog for supper. I made them pay me to be able to pose with me in this picture.
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    After finishing my B 61 I started looking for a new project . Wanted an H model but could not find what I wanted although Superdog had one I thought was priced right but needed more work than I wanted to get into. Raybing posted a F 797 from Craigslist a few months back. Thanks Raybing . The truck was located in Missoula MT. at a Mack dealership. I called with no intent to buy . The salesman asked what I was thinking so I thru out price not expecting to be accepted . A few hours later he called back and accepted my offer . Had the truck delivered to New Mexico. I think I am over my head again as there is lot of things on the truck I am not sure about . I am sure there will be a lot of help here as always .
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    The step frame is alike a B426.
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    I'm not as good as I once was, but I am good once as I ever was.
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    Gee, I was lucky my wife used to point them out to me and even asked if some were for sale. Guess she figured it was a lot safer than going out with the boys.
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    Rolling a little coal through the intersection.
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    PD came by the station today for a quick impromptu photo shoot with their '59 Biscayne. We're going to try and go down to the beach one of these days to shoot some more with a better background.....perhaps after the restoration of the lettering and gold striping on our Mack....
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    Well I stand corrected on a B model long hood-But mine will be in a group of only maybe three. That one has a L cab and mine with the B.
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    Quick little update; I have most of the items off the cab, and am shooting for a late September timeframe for painting. I've been looking online for mounting strips for the chrome trim pieces, as some of them are rotted beyond repair, but haven't had any luck so far.
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    Few things completed, fuel, steering hydraulics, air system from compressor, belly strap/brace built and installed under transmission and set radiator. Will hook up cooling system, drive lines and exhaust next.
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    Old motor coming out: New parts.... Roughing the bores to size: Hope to see what the heads look soon. They went to Fox Lake for a CNC program. They were around 300 cfm on the intake with just some hand work back in '98 when I bought them. They say it should be in the 360 cfm range now.
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    Dealership is the biggest concern.
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    I realize to most it would look better if it had a Super Liner under the towing unit, and I have to agree. A friend of mine bought this a few months back to expand his towing business. It's a Dewalt 50 Ton puller. Shes a real power house. I just got done rebuilding the 15sp for it, 320" WB with a 425 3ZJ Cat. Rear ends are 461's. The fellow who owns it is just a very young fellow with a big grin and a lot of ambition.
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    Actually it will be the other way around, he will probably end up calling me to help with assist. I installed a 45,000 lb winch on our company tow truck I built two years ago. I used the winch nine times this last winter.
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    When you're thinking of buying a new truck, keep this in mind: 20 years ago, Rick Armstrong bought his 1987 Autocar DK with a 350 Cummins and he's still making money with it today. Thanks for sharing, Rick. #AlwaysUp #AutocarDC www.autocartruck.com/my-new-truck Armstrong Inc. Excavating & Demolition .
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    My late friend Wayne's 1976 Autocar
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    Good for Autocar. Volvo seems to be pissing away Mack's dominance in the refuse business.
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    Here is Greco #255. In storage since almost new! Mileage is in the low 1,000's!
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    I bought Hendrickson part # 7644 for my '88 R690. Bolted right on even though it was made for later RD's. A MACK purest stopped by one day and told me he liked the factory bumper because they had a sharper not a gradual bend in them like mine.
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    Long live the steel dash Mack!
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    "As a dog returns to its vomit, so fools repeat their folly." Proverbs 26:11 High Priority...............need to stop the Dog from eating it's vomit. The Camshaft bump is responsible for sucking back filthy, uncooled, exhaust gas causing high soot return and poor burn. The restrictor Manifold, 4" undersized exhaust pipe and restrictor turbo are all responsible for the back pressure needed to feed the 0.075" exhaust bump. Pre-AI manifold left, AI restrictor manifold right.
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    Nashua, NH Fire Department used to run this 1947 Mack "L-85F", 750/200, as Engine 4. Credit to photographer. bulldogboy
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    Ashland, NH Fire Department used to run this 1970s Mack "R"/Continental as Engine 2M3. bulldogboy
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    thanks for sharing that....very interesting....and special thanks for all involved...especially the solders and thier familys hoping they all atleast return....thank you all.....bob
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    Thanks Paul for reminding us of the sacrifice all those who have fought in that war those be fore and those yet to come. I thank them all that gave the ultimate sacrifice so that we can live the life we live both here in the US and around the world. Thanks ,Ted
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    Thanks for sharing Paul. Brave men indeed, and if it weren't for these brave men I wouldn't be living the life I am. Thanks.
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    Bless all the allied soldiers who keep the world safe as possible.
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    I've said once & i'll say it again the Mack Titan is a V%L#& VHD In Disguise . Sad that the truck im named after has too much European ideas slammed into it for the American market for my taste. @ least when Renault owned Mack they let Mack pretty much do their own thing .
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