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  1. 5 points
    Proudly served Framingham, MA with a delivery date of 3-22-1961.
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    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!
  3. 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
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    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.
  5. 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.
  6. 2 points
    That would require one hell of an adapter kit!
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    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.
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    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.
  9. 2 points
    Following!!!! Here's mine 💪
  10. 2 points
    These cab overs have been at Winchester at our show. The one with D. P. Miller on the door now belongs to the Keystone Museum.
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    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.
  12. 1 point
    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.
  13. 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!
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    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
  15. 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???
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    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.
  17. 1 point
    Seems like a lot of dough till you look at guys like Stephen Curry making $40,231,758 a year for working a seasonal job playing games and loving it.
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    Since someone mentioned Bulldog Airlines and Zenon Hansen in my post over the Mack-Bernards, I’d like to share my knowledge on Mack's corporate aircraft. Flying in the Lear 24 was a thrill, like a fighter enlarged for passengers. I regret not having more color photographs of the helicopters, jet and turboprop aircraft. ______________________________________________ Mack Trucks’ corporate aircraft department was established shortly after Zenon C.R. Hansen took the company's helm in January 1965. Mr. Hansen, a proponent of corporate aviation to enhance company efficiency, hired White Motor Company’s chief pilot (Bill Sapp) to become the head pilot at “Bulldog Airlines”, the two having met while Mr. Hansen was executive vice president of White (1958-1965). In the years to come, Mack's corporate flight department grew to become one of the largest fleets of its kind in the nation. The aircraft of Bulldog Airlines (This list is indeed incomplete, but to the best of my knowledge) Mack I Beechcraft H-18 (original N1021B) This aircraft, which started life as a G-18S, was the company’s first and appropriately given the company call sign "Mack I." The FAA registration number N1021B would later be transferred to the company's first Lear jet, a Model 23 ("Mack IV"). Mack II (1966-1968) Beechcraft H-18 (original N1031B) Built as E-18S which had 6 inches of additional headroom, and later modified to H-18 standard with the tri-cycle landing gear developed by Volpar. Mack II (1968-1974) Volpar Turboliner II (second N1031B) The second “Mack II” began life as a Beech E-18S, but was ordered as a conversion from Volpar Aircraft Corp. in Van Nuys, California with 705hp Garrett TPE331 turboprop engines in the late summer of 1968. This aircraft replaced the original N1031B, a Model H-18 ("Mack II"). Mack operated the aircraft until 1974. The paint scheme is typical of the Mack fleet in 1969, colors matching Zenon Hansen's personal Cadillac. Mack IV Learjet 23 (second N1021B) (*1969 crash) Bell 206 JetRanger helicopter Mack VIII Learjet 24B Mack X Dassault Falcon 20F (N10MT) Mack XI Piper PA-24-260 Comanche (N11MT) Mack XII Bell 212 Twin Huey helicopter (N12MT) Mack XV Beechcraft E-55 Baron (N15MT) Mack XVI Piper Navajo PA-31-350 Chieftain (N16MT) Swearingen Merlin Metro (N111MT) Swearingen SA226-AT Merlin IVC (N3114Y) Registered 9/84. Leased from Teterboro Aircraft Service ________________________________________________________ '69 Crash Claimed Mack Executives October 27, 1999 | by FRANK WHELAN, The Morning Call At 8:07 a.m. on November 6, 1969, “Mack IV”, a 1968 Learjet 23 (registration N1021B) owned by Mack Trucks Inc. took off from what was then Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton Airport. Three hours later, it soared into dense fog and plunged into chilly Lake Michigan, killing all seven aboard. The cause of the crash has never been determined. Along with pilot James S. Simmons and co-pilot George K. Strunk were some of the leading engineering talents at Mack: John Lehoczky, 45, vice president-engineering; Chatwin A. Sharfenberg, 57, chief-engineer highway trucks; John "Jack" Richards, 43, manager-vehicle design; David W. Steltz, 37, manager-vehicle design; Luther Haus, 58, senior project engineer. They were on their way to meet with representatives of the Modine Manufacturing Co., which produced radiators for Mack, based in Allentown. "They were headed out to Michigan as part of a special project the company was working on," says historian John Montville. The first part of the flight was apparently uneventful. But when the jet got to Lake Michigan, there were problems. An attempt was made to fly across the lake and land at the Horlick Racine Airport in Racine, Wis. But a thick, cold fog had wrapped the huge body of water in a cloud bank. What should have been a 15-minute hop across the lake proved impossible. After one try, the pilots decided to return to Ross Field in Benton Harbor, Mich. For two hours, the plane sat on the ground. The Mack executives went off to eat lunch. The pilot and co-pilot stayed with the plane as 468 gallons of fuel was pumped aboard. Les Meiners, a Benton Harbor airport employee, later told The Morning Call that conditions on the ground were considered "good." A little before 11 a.m. the plane rose over Lake Michigan and disappeared from view. It was headed for Racine, but it never got there. At 11:08 a.m., it dropped into the lake two miles offshore. It was noon of the next day before the fog had lifted enough for rescue efforts to begin. They went on for six days. The nose of the plane and a yoke were discovered floating in oily water. The first body, Sharfenberg's, was found in the lake in June 1970 by the Kenosha, Wis., Sheriff's Department. Later that summer the remains of Lehoczky, Simmons and Strunk were recovered. The others were apparently never found. Mack's chief executive officer, Zenon Hansen, who had created the Mack air fleet in 1965, was shaken. "A multiple tragedy such as occurred in our Mack family requires the utmost in resolute strength, courage and prayer for help to the Almighty," he said. The reason for the crash remains unclear. Both Simmons and Strunk were highly experienced pilots. They knew how to handle an instrument landing. The plane had been cleared for landing, and visibility was said to be about 3 miles. Almost a year after the crash, on Oct. 21, 1970, the National Transportation Safety Board ended its inquiry, reporting it was unable to determine the cause. The craft "continued descent below the prescribed approach path profile for reasons unknown," the investigators wrote. ________________________________________________________
  20. 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. 🧐
  21. 1 point
    I mounted my ball valve to the engine side of the firewall. I took the handle off first and mounted it at a spot with a hole. Then I put the handle back on in the cab side of the firewall. Still have to turn it in and off on a cool morning ... but I don’t have to pop the hood. I just reach down under the dash above the throttle pedal. Works like a charm. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  22. 1 point
    The fuse box that goes bad is the EPDM. The fuse box behind clutch pedal. Pull some relays out and check for corrosion. Replace EPDM (fusebox) if any corrosion found. The windshield leaks and water gets in EPDM and causes corrosion.
  23. 1 point
    It’s my personal opinion that HOAs are unconstitutional because they’re designed specifically to regulate OTHER people’s personal property, and don’t even get me started on how I can’t fathom the legality of forcing someone to be a part of an HOA if YOU own the property... but that’s just my two sense...
  24. 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.
  25. 1 point
    That's the LAST thing you want to do, (IMHO) Do that & "Snowflake's" won....
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  28. 1 point
    LR11000 under assembly at Syracuse University.
  29. 1 point
    I believe thats what causes little capacitors to come into the world . . .
  30. 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.
  31. 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.
  32. 1 point
    I and my wife when she was alive were armed at all times.I carried since I was in the service and when we moved to Israel in 1972 you open carried at all times. In 48 years I only had to pull out once about a year ago when a man jumped up to my cab and reached in to take my keys, he was met with the muzzle of my pistol. Now what would have occurred if I wasn't armed? People do not like weapons or feel the need to have one, that's their prerogative, me personally will always be a citizen never be a subject The concept of the rule of law is the bedrock of the U.S. Constitution. The founders agreed that for an orderly society to survive, we had to agree to a set of rules by which we would organize around, limit government power and create laws that would be evenly enforced and fairly applied. For the nearly 240 years our Republic has existed, these principles have stood the test of time. However, it is now eroding in ways previously thought unimaginable. James Madison, who wrote the model that framed the U.S. Constitution, said, “If men were angels, no government would be necessary. If angels were to govern men, neither external nor internal controls on government would be necessary. In framing a government which is to be administered by men over men, the great difficulty lies in this: you must first enable the government to control the governed; and in the next place, oblige it to control itself.” We are witnessing systematic chipping away at the adherence to written laws instead of working through the legislative process, courts of law or elections to challenge grievances. Former President Barack Obama issued his infamous statement to form laws more to his liking with his “pen and his phone.” The Department of Justice—namely the FBI—decided that the process and rules for investigating Americans did not apply to them. They operated lawlessly rationalizing that they self-righteously needed to save the country from a duly elected president they did not like. We saw it when Acting Attorney General Sally Yates, the nation’s top law enforcement officer at the time, publicly resisted the authority of the president when she said she would not instruct the Justice Department officials to carry out President Trump’s lawful order on Muslim refugees traveling to the United States. We saw it when several states, cities, and counties defied the Supremacy Clause of the Constitution and federal laws concerning illegal aliens and declared themselves sanctuary cities. Some county sheriffs have done the same saying they will not enforce state laws relative to firearms without doing it through the state legislature or the courts. The Weld County sheriff has even vowed to go to prison rather than administer a duly passed state law. Remember when after the U.S. Supreme Court upheld gay marriage in Obergefell v Hodges, Kentucky County Clerk Kim Davis refused to issue marriage licenses to gay couples citing personal religious objections to same-sex marriage? She chose incarceration for refusing the Court’s decision. A Supreme Court decision has the effect of law. Whether one agrees with it or not is irrelevant. These gun control laws, including red flag laws are a thinly veiled anti-gun scheme and seem to be unconstitutional but refusing to enforce them is not how we should go about it. We have history to rely on where government officials tasked with enforcement authority decided that they were the law. In 1963 Birmingham Alabama Police Commissioner Bull Connor adamantly refused to carry out civil rights laws while defending segregation. Democrat Governor George Wallace stood in the schoolhouse door at the University of Alabama and defied the Supreme Court order to desegregate public schools in his state. This is the slippery slope of men and women deciding that the duly passed laws of the state or federal government mean nothing to them. Now we have state prosecutors in Georgia's five most populous counties saying they will not enforce the state’s legislatively enacted heartbeat law that prohibits abortion after a heartbeat is detected. it is all outside of our agreement to be a nation of laws and not a nation of men and women. When government officials both elected and appointed fail to live up to their sworn oath to administer the law and instead decide they are the law, the laws are thereby not consistently applied and this create an ethics gap. What they swear to in their oath doesn’t reflect the way they behave. These people are substituting their judgment for what the duly passed law says. Folks, this puts us on a road to a very dark place—anarchy. If certain people do not like duly passed laws, then they need to work through the legislative process and the political process to build a critical mass of people to change it through elections or petitioning the Court for relief. I hesitate to encourage appealing to courts; however because it invites a temptation for judges to engage in political high jinx and activism or act like a super-legislature. Think Justice John Roberts and Obamacare. We then become ruled by people in black robes instead of leaving to the elected legislatures that lawmaking authority, which is reserved for them. This attitude of deciding which laws we will follow or evenly enforce is problematic. Once we get used to it, it will become a habit, once it becomes a habit the government loses its legitimacy. When that happens, we are no longer a constitutional republic. We cease to be a government of laws and return to the type of governance under King George. We become subject to the whims of particular people or groups who are known to intimidate and bully to get their way.
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    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
  35. 1 point
    Because James, Volvo doesn't think like Americans do.
  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
    At least it's not up side down and on fire. . .
  40. 1 point
    I recommend having the wind to your back while using the outside facilities....
  41. 1 point
    I'd like one in every vehicle I drive.
  42. 1 point
    Love my DE and happy to have it. 1942-- and only the 3rd owner.
  43. 1 point
    My 1963 B-42P Toy Hauler. Re-powered with a 237, Triplex and 4.62 gears.
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    This 361 is for sale near me. It has an 8V71 and a 13 speed(I think). It hasn't been run in 4 years but had not problems when it was last run. It has been off the road for 10 years. It has some rust. Worst in the fenders. He is asking $3500 for it. It is in boyertown pa. I am tempted but have spent my money on other junk. Mike
  45. 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.
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    We had a used 361 for a short time, the one in the middle,350 Cummins,10 speed (it had been Huskydrive originally),pretty good truck,allthough I only ever drove it a few times traded it in on an F-Model because we needed something with a sleeper on it. The wheelbase on this one was just too short.IIRC, they allowed 2500.00 trade against the F-Model?...wish I still had it now!.............Mark
  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
    Irishflyer I have a 2001 Mack vision with an E-tech E7 engine. It is set up with the Econodyne setting meaning the lowest power/torque profile and it's rated at 427Hp. I currently have 912,500 miles on it and have had o problems with the unit pump injectors. However at 600,000 or so I had to have a cam installed, the dealer recommended that I have the overhead run every 75,000 miles to prevent any further problems with the cam. So far after over 400,000 miles I have had to replace the oil cooler, the fan clutch, and at 800,000 the clutch (original). Almost forgot somewhere around 700,000 I had to get a new starter and alternator and 4 new batteries. It loses about a gallon of coolant a week due to an improperly designed filler neck where the cap doesn't seal properly. That is about it though...except the Eaton rear ends..keep an eye on the end play I have nearly lost 2 wheels when the inner nuts backed off. If you get a wheel seal leak you better stop and get it looked at pronto. That can destroy the axle tube and if they come off get your but sued. Overall I would buy anouther Mack any day of the week. It has been a great truck and has never let me down. If you have work done on it at a Mack dealer and something is screwed up they will fix it free of charge. When I had the cam replaced the dealer over torqued the harmonique balancer bolts and a week later it came off...NOT GOOD. I called the dealer and they paid for the tow to the nearest dealer and for ALL the repaires. I was told the bill would have been about $1,400.00 if It had come off for any other reason.The one year parts and labor warranty on ANY repair done at an authorized dealer isn't bull it's true. So I for one can and will say that it doesn't get much better. By the way if you can find the E-7 in the Maxicruise power profile it will pull better than the Econodyne and if you drive it to save fuel you can get 7mpg I do. Good luck.
  49. 1 point
    Change the clutch cable!The clutch cables can feel fine with no load on them but once loaded they become stiff.
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