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  1. 9 points
  2. 7 points
    Fine looking farm truck!
  3. 5 points
  4. 4 points
    Clearly a black and white situation.
  5. 4 points
    Now I just need the rest of the truck!
  6. 3 points
    1987 Mack Superliner ad with "Mack diesels up to 500 HP V8 - our Whispering Giant".
  7. 3 points
    Block truck with a Thermodyne 300 Plus under the hood.
  8. 3 points
  9. 2 points
    A 1923 Mack AC with a 1949 Mack FW and a 1947 Sterling HC 175 on damp spring morning in 2005.
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  11. 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.
  12. 2 points
    In the weeds and not available.
  13. 2 points
    Two super Superliners from 2019 Metro-Jersey show in Augusta, NJ.
  14. 2 points
    This is a photo from my collection. It shows the set-back MH chassis with RH drive at the ED&TC.
  15. 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.
  16. 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 The freedom given the west coast engineers was revoked, and the 2nd gen Cruise-Liner was created in Allentown (fixing many of the shortcomings).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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    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.
  18. 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.
  19. 1 point
    1974 Brockway 359LL log truck. No fake patina here!!!
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    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.
  21. 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.
  22. 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.
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    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.
  24. 1 point
    A 3208 is fully rebuildable.i have did a few back when.We always bored the block and installed dry sleeves and used standard pistons.The 1100 series was not rebuildable.
  25. 1 point
    Here is the transformer we moved this week.
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    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.
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    I think most Australian conventional cabbed trucks have cabs mounted higher than normal to try and keep the cab floor cool enough to put your feet on. This may have something to do with the hood (bonnet) been steeper as all bonnets are mad in Australia. Paul
  28. 1 point
    A few more taken at Gerhart's 2018. Two from Tackaberry and a Blair.
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    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.
  30. 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.
  31. 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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    My Superliner is spec'd: E9-500, RTX15715, 44K cast steel housings, 4.64, double frame.!! Purchased new in the spring of 1989 @ South Kentucky Mack truck sales in Somerset, KY. Showing 150K miles and still sporting all original paint.
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    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.!
  34. 1 point
    Out playing in the rain.
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    Here is an older picture taken at Dick Crispell's new shop on RT 79 east of Ithaca NY. At the time it was taken the orange 761 had a 12V71 which was later replaced with an 8V92T. This truck now resides in the Ed Edministon collection in Dubbo Queenslaqnd Australia. The blue 1948(?) 154(?) on the trailer still lives in the Cortland NY area, is at the Brockway Show each August, and is still used occasionally to bring home another project.
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    Magnum 2 by Rich Reinhart, on Flickr
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    Ready for work!, diesel!.. more pics in the ad. I don't usually comment on these, but just want to point out that it is unusual that the guy is willing to lie in an ad with only four words. One has to wonder if it's a gas engine too...
  38. 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. . .
  39. 1 point
    Sorry you missed on a fine looking ride. That is actually a chrome soft nose. A hard nose LJ would look like this.
  40. 1 point
    First Brockway made both the 761 set back front axle and the 760 set forward axle so the new "Super Liner" truck could have been built either or both ways. By 1975-6 you could get a Brockway with a glass tilt hood. There are some around.. Second Sheller Globe made these cabs as well as the R model, even though it looks like a R model cab there were some differences, especially in the cowl area and they are not totally interchangeable.. By the time of Paul's pictures the long square hood was already built and Brockway was playing mostly with headlights,grilles and bumpers. Look at that straight on picture the headlights are different sided to side. Third one of the main reasons Mack closed Brockway was labor problems. The wheels at the union put the workers out on strike even though the workers were willing to work without a contract til things could be settled.
  41. 1 point
    i'm not real tall but weigh 400 lbs and I fit in my Superliner just fine.
  42. 1 point
    I think I've explained this 1000 times,in 1966 Mack introduced the Maxidyne engine,these engines were painted gold and all MAXIDYNE ENGINE EQUIPPED Macks had gold Bulldogs.Didn't matter what transmission,athough 95% of all Maxidynes had Mack transmissions,and it didn't matter what rear ends were. During the 1980 model year,Mack had to quit using the gold engine paint,but the gold Bulldog remained until 1981. By this time the 1st generation of Econodyne engines were being produced and the gold Bulldog went away until the early '90's they were brought back on the hood of the Elite package CH and CL trucks. Then in 95 or 96 they started putting them on the all Mack component trucks and this remains to this day.
  43. 1 point
    Update I found some time this past week to work on the trailer and get some stuff done. I went and built an upper deck.
  44. 1 point
    Update I had some time this past week to get all the wheels pulled and new hardware and cams freed up. Friday was half day of school and my oldest son helped me and we were able to finish the last side. Now to move onto the adding of an air tank, brake chambers and new air lines and wiring. I am still undecided on building a platform on the goose-neck so before I do to much more I need to make that decision. I decided on buying aluminum 15K ramps, after figuring metal, hinges and how much flip over ramps would weigh I decided to see what aluminum ramps would be. 15k ramps were less than $700 and weigh 50lbs each, Steel would have been $800 including double hinge and helper torsion springs and about 170lbs each. I custom ordered them from discount ramps.com http://www.discountramps.com/and they come with a engineer stamp and warranty. They will be 6' x 16" with angle hook and stub on other end. Brake shoe holder I made to drive out the roll pins and bushings Lots of life left in the shoes just everything was rusted or frozen up Everything installed just like new
  45. 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
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    I was able to do some more work on the old trailer in between planting 10 fruit trees, cutting grass, moving most of everything out of the way to hook up the backhoe and a bunch more stuff. Stayed out to the shop until around 9:30. I wanted to get everything put on to do some finish welding of the frame I am building. If the weather hold for tomorrow I would like to mount the bumper and finish the cross members on the dovetail paint the inside before sealing it up with some tread plate.
  47. 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..
  48. 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.
  49. 1 point
    Manifold press ga for F&R models- 7MT232, oil temp ga neg ground 140-230-320 degree-3MT237P8,temp sender 64MT146.
  50. 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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