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  1. 10 points
    Cab is finished fenders,deck plate, driveshaft all on. Next the hood and bumper.
  2. 8 points
  3. 7 points
    Do you guys like seat belts,I don't..🤔😇
  4. 7 points
  5. 6 points
    Started as a R-795 with a Mack Maxidyne V8 under the hood. Well, it still is a V8... A very neat and tidy swap.
  6. 6 points
    A connection of mine at Mack just sent me these pictures of the Zach Brown Band’s brand new Mack Anthem... it’s a beauty!
  7. 6 points
    That's a whole lot of ugly jammed in one spot😊
  8. 6 points
    Monster truck in the day beautifully restored and shown at Macungie. Better than new and Awesome! Picture of the front drive axle and suspension.
  9. 5 points
  10. 5 points
    On display at the Mack Museum. The truck designation "97" (example R-797 or DM-897) would indicate this Thermodyne V8 ENDT866 engine was under the hood. My recollection is the engine should be a silver color and the gold color was for the Mack Maxidyne engine family. A nice bit of kit anyways.
  11. 5 points
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    I've met his therapist.........he has a mobile clinic.............
  13. 4 points
    As some of you may know, I have one of the 48 RD800 Macks that was used to haul tanks across the desert in Operation Desert Storm. Just by accident, I stumbled across the guy that actually drove my truck during the war on facebook. Sgt Robin Titus was the main driver of my truck. The truck was originally blue from the factory, as evidence of the build sheet I have for the truck, the firewall is still blue, and there is blue paint under the white where it is chipped. Sgt Titus said that truck was the only blue one there and the only one that was all Mack. 471st Transportation Company, truck #104. He sent me some pictures of the truck in country. He said I was lucky that I got the one he drove, because most of the other drivers didn't know how to drive. He already knew how to drive and was tasked with teaching the others how to drive, he said that was the reason he got to pick whichever truck he wanted. The first picture is how the truck looks currently, the other pictures are of the Macks over in the desert, the blue one in a couple of the pics is mine.
  14. 4 points
    B 53S. These were two of the best looking B models i've ever seen.
  15. 4 points
    Nice Mack models in the display area of the Mack Museum.
  16. 4 points
    Once they finally decide which types of emissions are really doing harm, yeah. If I remember correctly, we filter different things here than Europe because of a different set of guidelines/concerns/whatever. I've also heard that the environmental impact of setting up the network of DEF stations, moving DEF, fuel used on regen cycles, etc. may have negated any benefit that DPFs provide. I do wish we could legislate things based on looking at entire problems/solutions.
  17. 4 points
    I bet even less people have ever been to a Volvo museum
  18. 4 points
    Finally got some paint on it. We've got a project to haul a 150,000 lb transformer in the next month or so.
  19. 3 points
    Stopped by on to see some of my friends and family when I was passing through and these pics were shared with me. The owner of the truck thought some thieves were hanging around his place because things were getting moved and messed with it at night. So he set up a game camera to see what was happening and he caught the perp. Then I saw these weird bunker things. At first I thought they were those potato cellars but seeing that they went on for miles and having a 6 foot fence and later seeing a sign that said it was an army depot I’d have to guess they were used for storing munitions?
  20. 3 points
    A link to my album for the 2019 Macungie Show..enjoy..
  21. 3 points
    During the cold war, the U.S. Army purchased a variety of Mercedes-Benz trucks operating out of its German bases ranging from the G-wagen to heavy trucks. Those "L" series Mercedes trucks in the picture may look dated but are "built like a Mack Truck". .
  22. 3 points
    A cordless Milwaukee "Sawzall" and a four pound hammer will do the job quite well. Damage is relative to the operator's skill. If you care to post a bit more pertinent information someone may be along to offer tangible assistance.
  23. 3 points
    Can’t wait to see where swishy goes with this one. Lol
  24. 3 points
    Here's just a few of about 400 pics. I took at Macungie, the rest are on the camera so I'll have to wait until I get home to put them on the PC. I took these with the phone, never tried posting pics. from the phone before either.This is the lovely Tami Elise- Bacon wrapped meatloaf- I think this was the best yet.
  25. 3 points
    I wouldn’t drive that to a dog fight, even if I knew both dogs.
  26. 3 points
    Pretty slick, and a gold dog, AND it's snail antennas removed from the hood .
  27. 3 points
    That's a mack I don't wanna ride!
  28. 3 points
    I finally made it to Macungie for the first time, what a great show! Some really beautiful trucks here. Here's an RD800 glider kit, I'll bet there was a lot of salivating over this one.
  29. 3 points
    No the story implies they weren't a contract bid purchase. They were a last minute "hey we need trucks can you get us a few?" These trucks weren't built for the military, but they wound up filling the job last minute. More of a cash transaction sort of deal than negotiated bid contract.
  30. 3 points
    We went to the greatest antique truck show on Earth in Macungie, Pa, then to Connecticut to see the redhead's parents and some of her old friends, then on the way back we stopped in Bethlehem and looked around the old Bethlehem Steel site, then toured the Mack Museum before we made it home. It was fantastic. We saw this in Macungie- We saw this in Ct. She took me to this place up on that mountain when I met her in the early 80's. We saw this in Bethlehem. And this was at the Mack museum-
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    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.
  33. 3 points
    I do like to add a cheap mechanical boost gauge on turbocharged vehicles to get an idea of how healthy the turbo and plumbing is. Just because it whistles doesn't. mean the boost pressure goes where it needs to! You can usually pick up something adequate from Summit Racing or your choice of parts shops. If you don't want to tap a fitting into a casting or hard pipe, you can usually find a place in a flex coupling to bolt in a hose barb. Like TJC Transport said though, if the turbo is really sick there will be a ton of smoke.
  34. 3 points
    This truck is so cool on so many levels. Super deep radiator with "V12 Bumper", dual Farr breathers (1 for each blower), extended hood AND extended cowl.
  35. 3 points
    Still on the camera, 399 pics. Time for a drank...
  36. 2 points
    Something like if you rob a gas station and they have you on camera,that’s illegal.Since you have a non intelligent person on a roll,these undocumented kids that are coming here with their so called parents or family members what proof do they bring with them to prove that these kids are really their own.
  37. 2 points
    Would the 60 series Detroit fit in a CHU? I'll have to admit Stork mack those 567 Petes are Sharp looking classic style trucks.
  38. 2 points
    Looks like the Volvo Group's gift of appreciation for loyal owner's of the Mack marque: https://www.ebay.com/itm/Mack-Tuff-12-Inch-Inflatable-Big-Boss-Dildo-Flesh/133091469720?epid=1250332263&hash=item1efcdea998:g:sAoAAOSwq5dcoIV-
  39. 2 points
    The whole reason that Scot came into existence is that the Irving's figured that it would be cheaper to build trucks than to buy them. The JD Irving company basically owns much of the Maritimes: they have a substantial empire based on oil, paper and agriculture/fishing. Midland and RST Transport are Irving companies. Midland is a van company and RST moves tankers. I've been told that the Midland Scots were ordered with Formula 290 and 300 Cummins with a 9 speed. I know of two Midland owner operators; one had a 350 Cummins, later replaced with a 400, and another had a Detroit. They bought new and probably received better terms. The Irvings currently own Freightliner dealerships. I used to see those tractors every now and then back when I was growing up. The city of Toronto also owned some of their fire trucks, and kept them as reserve units up until....I'm going to say the early 90's. I used to think those trucks were ugly as sin. Now I think that that big cab with the integrated sleeper may have been ahead of its time.
  40. 2 points
    Now the government has gone from calling them "undocumented immigrants" to describing them as "unlawfully present immigrants". However, most still call them illegal aliens or illegal immigrants.....i.e. what they are. Ms. Lightfoot should be arrested for breaking the law.
  41. 2 points
    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.
  42. 2 points
    It has been impressive watching that truck come together. The scale of it is impressive, every piece is massive. The quality of the restorations that come out of Matt's shop only get better with each one.
  43. 2 points
    Air bags aren't bad either......
  44. 2 points
    How do you get fired from Swift? Come in low on your daily accident quota? Not have an internet worthy wreck? Back up incident free? Just curious.
  45. 2 points
    I picked up a 2008 F350 duel wheel utility truck from Colorado and had it shipped back to the salt belt of Northeast Pa. I could not believe the difference in the under carriage. I did some work on it and couldn't believe how easy everything would come apart. The truck doesn't have a spot of rust on it with 145,000 miles. Around here, every truck I looked at that was 10 years old needed a new truck! Lol
  46. 2 points
    Many thanks for the advice. I'll practice. The key point I got from your comments was a) shift the compound up and down w/o clutch as you upshift/downshift but b) use the clutch when you have to shift the main. I'm very much enjoying driving that truck, and have huge respect for those guys who did it day in and day out. But those days are done for. I live on a farm, and there's a young man who comes around and helps us out now and then. He wants to be a truck driver, and is preparing to go off to CDL school. However, when I offer to show him how to drive my various rigs, he won't do it, because they aren't automatic, some don't have power steering, and none are air conditioned. It's a new world out there.
  47. 2 points
    Won't change. I got home this morning took my 55 chevy off the trailer, did a few dry hops and put it in my barn, had a code enforcement officer pull up and tell me driving by he heard a lot of noise. Told him my barn is in the middle of 1160 acres and I have no neighbors with in 5 miles and who the hell said you could drive the 3/4 mile up my gated and posted driveway?
  48. 2 points
    I’ve worked union and non-union, it’s the same job. Whatever nets you the best sustainable living and the best work environment is the way to go. The people at that plant are happy, kudos to the management, they must be doing something right. Andy
  49. 2 points
    This is one of my favorite trucks at the show...everything on it was immaculate. The orange and black paint is a great combination.
  50. 2 points
    If illegals are stopped at the border, then any human trafficking is also stopped at the border......end of story. It's all about enforcing our already existing laws......and sending a strong message. Then, 95 percent of this will end.
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