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  1. 4 points
    Getting cold tonight so going to spend the next few nights in a warm comfy spot:
  2. 3 points
    I just picked up this one a couple days ago. I figured I would post some pictures, as from doing my homework, there weren't many built. Shes a 1974 RS755LST with a factory installed Caterpillar 1693ta. The transmission is a 13 speed, and its riding on camelback. The truck originated in Michigan where it and its sister truck were bought by a small paving company to be used as lowboy tractors. I was told the sister truck caught fire and burned up. It needs some work to be roadworthy, and eventually I'll source a replacement cab as the one that's on it is toast.
  3. 3 points
    Have fun with your new purchase!
  4. 3 points
    What else are you going to do if you don’t get your way and sell them, hold your breath? No need for the dramatic “if I don’t get what I want by this day I’ll scrap them”. It just makes you look silly and turns off any buyers in my opinion. Good luck.
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  6. 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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  8. 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.
  9. 2 points
    I like seeing the ways guys overcome issues with these old trucks as much as the truck itself
  10. 2 points
    In the weeds and not available.
  11. 1 point
    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.
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    Probably still better than working a horse and wagon all day!
  14. 1 point
    will do... they are fairly rare these days but they pop up once a year on ebay or Facebook market place
  15. 1 point
    Nice job! How about to drill a hole and add a grease nippel to its end?
  16. 1 point
    Like them or hate them EVs are coming to all forms of transportation. If you don't get on board as an auto maker you will get left behind. They will not be the solution to every transportation need.
  17. 1 point
    Fine looking farm truck!
  18. 1 point
    Looks to be in decent shape (except for the hoist). The cab's not rusted out or beat up like most trucks this age. https://columbus.craigslist.org/grd/d/heath-ford-grain-truck/7052718806.html
  19. 1 point
    SWIFT actually has an instruction label on the landing gear . . . . course it is only visible when the trailer is on it's side.
  20. 1 point
    I have been told that this Superliner design was the one big thing Mack kept as they closed Brockway. The Brockway operation closed in the winter of 76-77 with the final Iranian units assembled by management in Miami the late spring / early summer of 1977. I believe that the design / engineering departments of both companies started working closer together in about 74-75 with the introduction of the Brockway 700 series using the basic Sheller Globe Mack R model cab which had a different cowl for the Brockway butterfly hoods??? Maybe even earlier when Brockway started using the Mack F model cab for their cabovers?? Mack of Australia also used the Brockway designed "Huskiteer" 500 series cab after Brockway closed..I always stand to be corrected..😨
  21. 1 point
    I can remember Gene Tracy giving the "Hennis" drivers hell. He would have a field day with the "Swift" drivers.
  22. 1 point
    And before them is was the Pumpkin trucks of Schneider. Used to see cabover IH's in the ditch, woods, lakes, rivers, etc. just about everyplace they weren't designed to go.
  23. 1 point
    Iran has been needing an ass kicking for 41 years. They might not make it to 42.
  24. 1 point
    Gotta realize most of what you hear coming out of war torn countries run by dictators is propaganda. Though Islam tends to promote fanaticism, the middle east is fractured and run by local warlord and religious fanatics. Yes they hate America but they're often too busy oppressing their own people and fighting each other to be a major threat to America. Killing major terrorists is necessary to protect the world.
  25. 1 point
    After having served my country as a Marine I see no WWIII coming. He was a terrorist period. Mainstream media will cloud your judgement while Internet warriors and Facebook global security experts opine their ridiculousness. For a different view read https://arab.news/b6udh
  26. 1 point
    Our facility head delivered a speech this morning at OSHA training and was quoting Sun Tzu’s “Art of War” as instruction for how he’s running this business... “If you know your enemy and yourself, you need not fear the results of a hundred battles. If you know yourself and not your enemy, for every victory gained you will also suffer a defeat. If you know neither the enemy nor yourself, you will succumb in every battle.” It applies. We know Iran. They've been shouting “Death to America” for 41 years, nothing new. Iran doesn’t know Trump or what he’ll do, neither do we.
  27. 1 point
    NY Times........end the article by declaring Soleimanis death insignificant when compared to global warming. 😂
  28. 1 point
    Clearly a black and white situation.
  29. 1 point
    Get your cans of fuel and head for the underground school bus bunker. Trump blew up a terrorist and CNN has us entering WWIII. You didn’t hear as much Media fuss when Obama targeted and blew up a 16 yr old American born citizen, and the restaurant he was sitting in, with a drone. Don’s blowing up real, active, terrorists and not the teenage American son of an already-dead terrorist. I again admire how much DT hates perps who’ve killed Americans.
  30. 1 point
    And I agree, 100%.
  31. 1 point
    no, I can't do that- they might actually fix it, then I wouldn't need to call her to come look at it!
  32. 1 point
    She must be using the newer style cordless scan tools? My thoughts..... try an ugly mechanic.
  33. 1 point
    Don't worry guys! I figured it out. Gonna give you all the specs incase you guys didn't know. This is the compression ratio of each crown. 240GC596 15.3:1 240GC597 15.7:1 240GC598 16.5:1 240GC591 16.9:1
  34. 1 point
    had one long ago e7-350 manual pump all mack pulled like a freight train felt closer to 450hp than 350. trouble free grossed 130k it was a tank of a truck for a single rail
  35. 1 point
    It seems that now they import Australian built Macks but am I right in thinking that Mack New Zealand used to make their own trucks because it looks like they used to have products like the RB unique to the NZ market? Also, the second generation 1980's Superliner in New Zealand just looked like a mark 1 with rectangular headlights whilst the Superliner 2 in Australia was a taller truck with more space under the cab for airflow in hot conditions.
  36. 1 point
    Soleimani had a lot of American blood on his hands. Good riddance. Thank you Mr. Trump for taking the trash out.
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    Sure we do. It's measured in tons of yield with the reaction starting between 3K, and 6K above ground level for dispersion.
  39. 1 point
    The designer of the Brockway "Superliner" is Bob Eckard. He is still alive and kicking in the Cortland, NY and recently donated some of his original concept drawings to the Brockway Museum. Mr. Eckard has an opinion on where Mack came up with the inspiration for the Superliner and to cut a sad story short it ain't from Allentown.
  40. 1 point
    since he posted this over two years ago, i am going to say he went and came back.
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  42. 1 point
    I’ve used this one on my desktop for years it reminds me of my dad and the stories he used to tell me about trucking in the 1950-60s
  43. 1 point
    I would like to see a Granite with a steel hood and fenders like a B-81.
  44. 1 point
    Two super Superliners from 2019 Metro-Jersey show in Augusta, NJ.
  45. 1 point
    id take those battery boxes off and throw them in the scrap aluminum pile and put the eastern ones on with the X on the front. only thing those are good for is fallin on your ass when the cover slips off. otherwise that truck is such a honey. bias ply tires and all.
  46. 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. . .
  47. 1 point
    This is a photo from my collection. It shows the set-back MH chassis with RH drive at the ED&TC.
  48. 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.
  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
    Ok here we go installing a windshield for a Mack B61. This project costs approximately $425 I had one side of the windshield that was still intact so when I removed everything this past spring I set the glass aside. Went to the local glass shop and had two new pieces cut and a side door glass total $159 with tax. New gasket from Watts $268 with shipping ( used my BMT discount) Stopped back by the glass shop after got the gasket to match up locking strip I bought 12 feet for $7 old one looks smaller just dried out. Old center strip as you can see not much left to it. Had new one made cost $10, Mike put the bend in it same as the old one. Stopped by Orileys and spent $15 on the tool and $23 on 3m Strips Getting started- I applied the butyl strips along the pinch welds, this stuff is really sticky so watch out. Put the gasket on starting in the top center working your way around both the left and right sides. Don't get carried away take you time, as you need the center bar to be centered and with the 3M strips it is hard to move the gasket once it is pushed on. I think a person would catch heck trying to remove and reset. Also with the stick strips you need to be careful as the gasket has a tendency to stick closed. I used a flat tip screw driver that is bent like a J to assist with keeping it open. After setting the gasket make sure the center strip and the cap/cover strip is in place. I loosely screwed it together to help with moving for when I slide in the glass. TIP --You can install and remove the center strip that goes in the gasket before the glass is installed and it actually makes it easier to set the perimeter gasket. I used bubble juice as the lubricant in a spray bottle, it sprays and works well, best of all it is cheap we buy it by the gallon at the dollar store for the kids maybe a $1gallon. It works way better than trying to mix dish soap and water like I have done in the past. I used about half a spray bottle. Wet the gasket on which ever side you want to start on, my fenders are still off so it was easy access. Carefully climb up and orientate the glass to match the opening push the glass into the center strip. Using a wide dull screwdriver or similar tool start near the center and push the gasket out from the inside. The gasket will catch on the edge of the glass and hold it. I installed both sides of the windshield by myself. I held the glass at the lower corner and pushed into the center and flat to the gasket. Make sure to keep the gasket lube during this process. Once the gasket is around the piece of glass you can apply slight pressure to adjust the glass and push into the opening. Repeat the same process on the other side. Once the glass is installed tighten up the center strip screws. Start at the top center using your tool or screw driver, lube the gasket and start the install of the locking strip. As you move all the way around gasket it will go smoothly if you keep it well lubed and rotating or twisting the tool back and forth while maintaining about a 40 degree angle pushing forward. Once at the end or start point again trim, I used my razor knife and cut at an angle and but it up to the other end. Move to the center strip now and with a square end start at the top just below were the other ends are and using the same technique work the locking strip down. The gasket has a pocket at the bottom end and once there cut off at an angle and push the end in the the pocket. That's it other than clean up and wiping the windows. By now my son was home so he gave it a shot and helped me with the rest of the install. I used the Lisle tool model 47000. I picked that tool because it came with additional tips. A single tip tool can cost the same as this one or more. I have done it both ways with a modified screw driver and the tool and by far the tool is worth the expense.
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