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  1. 9 points
  2. 7 points
    Fine looking farm truck!
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    one of things Mack cog boxes offered was a selective few reverse gears th@ U can change on the run n @ times we put m all to good use RoadRangers don't offer a good selection of reverse cogs to shift on the run we do somtimes shift lo range to hi range on the run but RR dun recommend it cya
  5. 4 points
    Clearly a black and white situation.
  6. 4 points
    Now I just need the rest of the truck!
  7. 4 points
    This evangelical paper is shooting them selves in the foot. He has done more than any president for religious freedoms. He is not perfect just like we are not perfect. But he is the best candidate for the position. The Dow Jones is not just for the 1%. Its for anyone that has money invested. 28455 pts is unheard of. I work hard and have investments . You make yourself what you want to be. . Sorry for my rant
  8. 3 points
    1987 Mack Superliner ad with "Mack diesels up to 500 HP V8 - our Whispering Giant".
  9. 3 points
    Block truck with a Thermodyne 300 Plus under the hood.
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  11. 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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    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.
  14. 2 points
    In the weeds and not available.
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    Two super Superliners from 2019 Metro-Jersey show in Augusta, NJ.
  16. 2 points
    This is a photo from my collection. It shows the set-back MH chassis with RH drive at the ED&TC.
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    This is a photo from my collection. It shows the hood to cowl joint following the contour of the R-model style cowl.
  18. 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.
  19. 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.
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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.
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    The Waltham Polaroid building after a little more work. Hate running the crane aound this much glass.
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    Another beauty from the Augusta show. Pay no mind to the V12-powered R700 parked next to it.
  25. 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.
  26. 1 point
    Here is the transformer we moved this week.
  27. 1 point
    here is a couple of pictures of R model steering column in B model, copy the pictures and then open them through microsoft office so you can zoom in close to get a good clear vision, you won't get a clear picture if you just zoom in.
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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.
  29. 1 point
    Well, this makes me feel pretty good about the progress on this cab. Everything lines up and it's almost all in one color, instead of the faded paint, primer and rust.
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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
  31. 1 point
    A few more taken at Gerhart's 2018. Two from Tackaberry and a Blair.
  32. 1 point
    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.
  33. 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.
  34. 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.
  36. 1 point
    1976 Brockway utilizing a 3408 CAT motor.
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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...
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    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. . .
  40. 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.
  41. 1 point
    That would be an MS-250 w/air over hydaulic brakes and they are VERY expensive to maintain/repair. I would pass on the truck over this setup myself. The full air brake trucks, (MS/CS-300 series were very reliable minus the Renault air compressor mounted far too close to the exhaust pipe in the CS-300 series baking the compressor head and causing valve problems, (IMO) which were usually sticking open valves precluding pressure buildup.
  42. 1 point

    From the album: 1961H67

    Ran 2 ,, 150 mile trips last week !!!
  43. 1 point
    Finally got it together this weekend. New seal, races, bearings, drum and shoe and spring kit. The log truck stanchions came in handy for the chain fall. I am a 1 man team and it worked slick. No leaks so I would say that ones done. Guess I will start checking the others when time allows. thanks for the input all.
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    I agree with you and Dave. I've never swallowed the missing link theory either. If you really want to see the origins of the Super-Liner you need to look at the Cruise-Liner. The first generation Super-Liner is essentially a Cruise-Liner frame with an R model cab and a new hood. The key feature of this frame was the bolt on drop frame at the front which enabled the mounting of big wide radiators and the high hp motors which needed the cooling. Apart from that, the rest of the frame looks like it was pretty much carried over from the RL/RS models. Fittings such as cab mounts, fuel tanks, battery boxes and their brackets all look the same as those on late production RS/RL models and I believe the frame rail section dimensions were the same. I think this makes the Super-Liner the logical evolution of the Mack Western product line and any similarity with the Brockway designs is largely down to the use of the same cab shell. I guess to find out who designed it you would have to look at who was in key design roles at Hayward in the mid 70's. The second generation Super-Liner was a different beast. It had an entirely different frame which it shared with the earlier MH cabover. I think that Mack Western had ceased to exist by the time it came out so the Super-Liner 2 was an Eastern product. By all accounts, the Mk 2 was a much better truck than it's predecessor but, from a layman's view, I still prefer the look of the original with it's round headlights.
  45. 1 point
    i'm not real tall but weigh 400 lbs and I fit in my Superliner just fine.
  46. 1 point
    It is really a big challenge in this part of the world to get a trained or certified mack technician. This has made it too frustrating that many people are dumping their mack trucks because the challenge of keeping mack truck running here is much. I like venturing where others has backed out cos I know it is a matter of knowledge. I do hope bigmacktrucks will be a wonderful resource. I don't intend to quit mack.
  47. 1 point
    Was able to to find time to do some more work to the trailer in between rain storms and stopping the boys from fighting. I got the airlines run and hooked up had to change the RE6 out for a R12 was hoping to be able to use it but after getting Bendix tech support response thought I should change it out. They had concerns that it may cause possible compounding. So instead of taking any chances and everything else is new whats another $40 to make it so there is no concern. I was able to get all the decking cut and in place except where need to paint it, I cut the boards but won't install until I paint. Just waiting on some sunny days, calling for rain all this week. I also replaced the single brake chamber as you can tell it came apart when testing the lines for leaks
  48. 1 point
    I was able to finish all the welding and was able to put primer on it last night came in around 10:15. I pressure washed, wire brushed, acid etched, pressure washed, wiped down then shot primer. I thought about sandblasting but the tread plate only had surface rust and mill scale everything else was basically clean. I needle scaled the goose-neck where it had a plate welded on but was untreated. That is the only spot where there was any serious rust corrosion. This morning I was able to shoot some paint as there was no wind. I only painted up to the wheels as my plan is to pull the wheels to paint the rims. I sprayed 3 coats on everything that is visible and two coats on the cross members. I had it on concrete so I painted the bottom on the creeper. The weather is supposed to be rain for the next few days so will see what happens. Looking back at it I should have used a different color but my wife thought it would look good in black but it also shows all the imperfection. The upper deck looks good but you can see the nicks and dings in the rest of the trailer where a green or yellow might not have looked so bad. I am not planning on a repaint to a different color so it will be fine. My lights are due Friday and I still have to run the new brake lines and add the chambers, than add the boards. It is coming together slowly. I was telling my neighbor today at lunch, if it would have been a customers trailer it would have been down the road a long time ago, I think I don't know when to quit and add or fix or do one more thing! I made a set of steps for both sides and coated them and the step under the trailer with bedliner materiel for slippage.
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    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..
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