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    Power supplied by a 3406 CAT. Mack built eight RD854 trucks.
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    I have gotten 1 picture so far. Will try posting. It is 2.5 m file size - I wish me luck!
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    Mack posted this picture today on their Twitter. This old girl ran for the Lang Company in Salt Lake City, Utah. Really makes me wish more of these survived... I love the look of the things and wish I had a hope in hell of ever owning one...
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    More B Model bus info - 33 built, Carpenter bus body, Hemi engine, 5 speed Mack Trans, 10 rows seats on right side, 9 rows on left, 79,000 miles showing. More pics to post. As you will see there is some glass in bad shape. If anybody knows where to find glass, please holler. 3 pics this time, close to 11 mb. See if will post Tom
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    Dynamatting well under way. Ordered 2 new airseats and made up new floor brackets for them. Got some pleated black vinyl material coming for back of cab, door panels and firewall. Going to get a new floormat too, might as well at this point.. Amazing how this stuff can snowball, I really just wanted to get the windshield wipers working again.
  9. 5 points
    Retired B80 series dump and Sterling.
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    I wouldn't mind having a set of high lift wheel picker uppers! Going to need a bigger shop....
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    I wouldn't now how to work like that...................At least on the creeper you can tie your arms up to sleep ?
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    Pictures to complete the set. Fuzzy, as the author of the second post, you can go to "Bus 2" and delete it to clean things up if you would like.
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    And it came out quite good!!
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    Nothing like new. Scored this early N.O.S. LJX (3 hinge, no vent window) door while buying up a bunch of B model parts up in Massachusetts a few years ago. Just needed to remove the forward window channel to make it work. Sanded off the 70+ year old primer to etch prime it. I found one minor ding on the door, but its perfect and will save a lot of time trying to fix the original.
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    Should be running real soon... And I will say, it looks even better in person!
  17. 4 points
    Before the Nissan Titan or Mack Titan there was the Chevrolet Titan.
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    So I gather they were mostly Nigerian Kings flush with their inheritance of 5 billion naira? ( value of .0027 of 1 USD)
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    Here's a F Model, That Did a Good job for me, back in the day....
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    RE: F model Mack the early days in Australia twaz steel cab later on they develpoed a fibre glass cab in Au the 1st batch rattled and had a mirror support runnin half way down the door for added stabliizin the next lot of fibre glass cabs had steel doors th@ din need no xtra mirror support the F model we had as a 6x4 primover on float work (one of 1st batch 1978?) followed by our 8x4 tilt tray (1981) Cya
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    Friend of mine has one. Hasn't made up his mind on what he's going to do with it.
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    Maintenance vehicle for wide open spaces shown at Ballston Spa in 2015.
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    I guess that's why folks out there just go in the street...can't figure out which restroom they're supposed to use, and when ya gotta go, ya gotta go.
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    Same here. Steeler, your have a real humility that let’s you expose even your worst slip up. That’s huge. I’m still working on it. Someday I’ll tell you what happens if you forget to remove a camshaft installation shoe, but I’m currently still in denial.
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    never heard of any of them,,,,they must be awfully desperate for men,if thier on here.hahahahahahahahahahahaha...if any of you are,,best wishes,and have a swingin time.....bob
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    Fuzzy Buzzard as long as you wear your sweat pants tank top flip flops and fanny pack you might be able to pass of as a professional truck driver
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    I think you dodged a big bullet there Paul. Sounds like you would have had an empty wallet and an empty garage
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    The Eagle Express Lines Mack was a 1988 R685ST that was purchased new by Eagle in Chicago. It was the 100th truck the company bought (they were all Mack then). It was red with a silver frame and came with EVERY interior option available at the time, including full gauge package with an air actuated oil level gauge. It had an E6-350, 12 speed Mack and 3.70 rests on Camelback tapered leaf with all aluminums. Truck drove like new, rode smooth as silk on the road and had a whole lot of throttle left at 70 mph. The truck was assigned to the senior driver and was the truck used for public relations functions. There is a picture of it posed with the World Trade Center in the background. When the company changed its name to Eagle Express Lines, it received the new company red white and blue paint scheme and a blue frame. The driver passed away and the truck was put into Eagle’s garage in Chicago and maintained by two brothers who are the lead mechanics at Eagle. When the original owner of Eagle passed away around 2014, the sons took over. As part of cleaning house, they put the truck up for auction on eBay where I found it. when I went to pick up the truck, the mechanics had no idea it was being sold and were quite emotional about it. I drove it back to St. Louis and changed the “Eagle” to “M.O.T.” As a nod to the Museum of Transportation where it was on display. By late 2015, I decided to thin my collection including it, the Rubber Duck truck and several others. I sold the truck on eBay in November 2015 to a guy in Chicago that ran all R models in his dump operation. I got quite a bit more than I paid for it and was very pleased at the time. He repainted it all white with a blue frame and added a sun visor. He had several others very similar to it and as far as I know, he still has this one but sold one similar. About 2 weeks after I sold it, I received a call from a young man who asked if I was the guy that bought the Eagle Express Mack. I said yes and he went on to say he would buy it no matter what. He told me he was the son of the man that exclusively drove the truck for Eagle and had rode with his dad quite a lot in that truck. I was heartbroken to tell him I had just sold it. I have him the buyer’s contact information but was pretty sure it wasn’t for sale. That still bothers me to this day. I would have sold it to him for what I had in it. It absolutely broke my heart to hear that kid’s disappointment.
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    Last 3 pics coming. Can anybody get all 7 pics together in this thread? Well crap, looks like I have exceeded my upload limit and still got 2 more to go. Anybody know how to get around this?
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    They were one of the most popular fleet trucks of the day. They were made of non galvanized steel so there are not many survivors.
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    I thought he was good in Wild Wild West but I especially liked Baa Baa Black Sheep.
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    Instead of a sign in their yard.....
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    Well the FBI comes out and said that 2 of the 4 FISA apps. were illegal ?? 2 of 4 means that the next 2 will deemed illegal too, that means that the Obama administration spied on Donald Trump, just what Trump said and was called a nut job by the left media, not so nutty now, in fact isn't funny that those so honest Democrats are now being exposed for the corrupt portion of our society that they are, the truth will prevail and the the Democrats will be on the losing end, just one more example of why Democrats won't even debate a toddler on there voting preference ?? I have send so many times before that Democrats have to really have a mental defect because there is no rational defence of their actions other than a hatred for the President and our Great Country. Thanks to Donald Trump for at least the hope we will survive and prosper.
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    Had to get a little creative with my “coach work”. The lower cab frame I had fabricated was made out of three pieces and welded together. The issue with it was it lacked the bow the original had. The upper two frames have it. The bows help keep the sheet metal taught when assembled. Made a template off the upper bows and then made a tapered shim out of mahogany and bonded it to the lower frame. Issue solved!
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    Mopar has come a long ways in the 2-3 decades. They went from tinny bodies that fell apart, power windows that often times didn’t work to get multiple JD Power and Associates truck of the year awards.
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    Upps... I was learned only about used sail boat fuel so far.
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    Hi from new zealand, my intetest are trucks from the teens to the twenties, and i hope one day to own an AC mack, i know of one in a museum here that was imported about 20 yrs ago, other than that im not sure any others came here ? I do have other early american truck projects and aim to restore them one day, well thats the plan? mike cameron added pictures, 1918 series two Liberty 1926 XA 2 ton pierce arrow
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    Posterity salutes you!!!
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    Lol!! Hey I'm confident enough in my abilities that I can admit when I screw up. It happens to all of us. I try not to let it happen often, but occasionally it will. The trick is getting the best outcome and not costing the company too much money lol. I have a pretty good idea in my head of what that cam tool looked like afterwards!
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    PC gone over the cliff!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1 What do we use for male and female threads now?
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    It really would be, too bad I can count on my fingers (and maybe toes) the number of these that are still known to exist. Only 215 were ever built, and seeing as it’s a cabover, you can imagine how many actually made it. Only 2 guys on here own one, and when one of them, Superdog, put his up for sale he was asking $40,000 for it, and it’s not in the best shape... But hey, Dr. Bill found his in a gravel pit on a road trip... maybe there’s one sitting in a shed somewhere or hidden in the woods, and someone will get a really awesome and rare project...
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    West Ridge Fire Department Engine 19 1951 Mack L-85
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    Paul, Go & have another Look at it in Person. Sight the VIN & run It through Here https://www.ppsr.gov.au/how-motor-vehicle-search It'll cost you a couple of Bucks But will be money well spent ..
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    I will take video of as much as I can. I’ve come really close to getting a GoPro to start documenting my projects and sharing them. My stuff isn’t elaborate or over the top so I never thought it was worthwhile sharing. But the more I look around YouTube and see what’s out there the more I’m tempted to start a channel. If nothing else it will be fun to watch years from now. So..... stay tuned? MG
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    Today was very special for us as we delivered the very first production DC-64R chassis to our valued customer WCA Waste! We are so grateful to have the pleasure to host President & CEO Bill Caesar, COO Matt Spencer, Purchasing Manager Twila Davis & VP of Fleet Jason Saunders, whose insights were invaluable to us throughout the development of this incredible new conventional cab roll-off truck! So proud of and thankful for our dedicated Autocar team. Always Up - Autocar Trucks .
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    I think it looks pretty cool, like something some hunter would find a dead hippie in...
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    I was searching through the internet when I found this beauty. It looks like a CA-31 cab on a B that doesn’t have the larger radiator. Just curious if anyone knows about it because it’s quite interesting.
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    Hello All. After many years with the old mack, I need a bigger truck for the family, so this one needs a new home. It has a rebuilt 237 in it with an Eaton 910 transmission. Air ride on the truck and seats. AC!!, Alum fifth wheel, and about any other up grade you would like. Let me know if you have questions. This is priced to sell today. First 40,000 to get here gets it!! Located in Morehead KY. First tank of fuel is on me. All fluids and filters changed this year.
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    Since my name is on the door I can probably fill in a few of the blanks here. Ken's 1970 FL711 was originally built for Hamilton Standard in Colorado, an aerospace company. The truck has a ENDT673C with a deep under 15 speed and air ride. It is all aluminum, and pretty much all original including the wheels. It has 36,000 miles showing and that appears to be original. It is quite a nice piece. I tell folks that I found this truck for Ken, but he wasn't looking for it. What he was looking for was a World War Two 4000 gallon F1A aviation fuel trailer used by the Army Air Corps. Ken has a 1943 Biederman 7-1/2 ton 6x6 F1 tractor he is restoring, and these tractors were only used to pull the F1 or F1A fuel trailers. They were actually designed to pull two trailers in tandem. These trailers just don't exist any more. I know of one in Europe that is very rusty, and there was another in Maryland that I think was scrapped. I saw the Corbitt ebay listing that BC Mack mentioned, and in the background there was an interesting looking yellow tank trailer. I clicked on "other auctions" and the same seller, a college in Montana, had the F model Mack for sale and it was hooked to a genuine F1A fuel trailer. I couldn't believe it ! I told Ken about it and he won the auction. He originally had little interest in the Mack and was going to sell it, but decided he wanted to look it over before he did so. Once he got it home he realized what an original and rare truck it was, and decided to keep it. It is now one of his favorites and he is having a lot of fun with it. I work at the Kennedy Space Center with NASA, so the NASA sticker on the door last year was a joke between friends. But it is possible that the truck hauled parts for NASA as Hamilton Standard built parts for the Space Shuttle, and Apollo too, I think. I asked Ken a few months ago if the NASA sticker was still on the door, and he said he took it off. So at Macungie I was quite surprised to see "Lakaszcyck Truck Lines" on the door ! Ken calls it my truck, but I don't expect to see it in my garage any time soon. I got to drive it a little at Macungie and about busted my ass getting in and out of it. I think I need trucks with running boards ! The first photos below are the ebay photos. The orange truck below is the Biederman Ken is restoring. Last are a couple more of the F711. Be sure to read the fine print.
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