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  1. 10 points
    Shown at Macungie and is absolutely fabulous!!! E9 500 HP Mack power.
  2. 9 points
    Nice Mack models in the display area of the Mack Museum.
  3. 8 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.
  4. 8 points
    A link to my album for the 2019 Macungie Show..enjoy..
  5. 7 points
    Do you guys like seat belts,I don't..🤔😇
  6. 7 points
    Scrounging parts, fixing, priming. The finished parts are stacking up, all the frame repairs are complete and it's fully primed. I bought my first gallon of color, to paint all the mating surfaces on the frame. Also bought a ton of nuts, bolts and washers to start assembling the frame. Slow and steady is getting it done.
  7. 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.
  8. 6 points
  9. 6 points
    actual glider I believe. there wasn't a single hole drilled in the frame behind the cab. would almost be a shame to build it now. should go into the Mack Museum so Volvo can see ''what use to be done''
  10. 6 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.
  11. 6 points
    A beautiful Brockway.
  12. 5 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.
  13. 5 points
    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.
  14. 5 points
  15. 5 points
    The only H model I saw at the show. I'm sure everyone joined me in saying, "WE WANT TO SEE MORE H MODELS!"
  16. 4 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.
  17. 4 points
    I bet even less people have ever been to a Volvo museum
  18. 4 points
    Still on the camera, 399 pics. Time for a drank...
  19. 4 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
  20. 4 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.
  21. 4 points
    lots of nice truck there.amazes me that I know I walked and walked and walked and then someone posts a pic of a truck I never seen at the show. I have a gabbing problem when I walk around..... left my wife at the truck and came back a few times and hour or two later only to tell her I was just twenty feet away...….
  22. 3 points
  23. 3 points
    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.
  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 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.
  26. 3 points
    After the truck show at Macungie I took the usual tour at plant. This unusual AWD tractor had just come off the line. It had huge float tires all around and wasn’t for a military customer. Not sure who the end user is or what application but interesting.
  27. 3 points
  28. 3 points
    Oh my God send me some of your ambition.... Nice work...bob Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  29. 3 points
    https://www.bigmacktrucks.com/topic/34637-mack-people-and-trucks-tackle-the-eye-of-a-‘storm’/ https://www.bigmacktrucks.com/topic/42258-rd822sx/
  30. 3 points
    Look's "Rooted" to Me.........LOL Edit: You'll have to be an Aussie to appreciate my Humour (I Think)...
  31. 3 points
    May B Not WotSezU? cya
  32. 3 points
    May B thiz wot he B look n for? [/img] WotSewzU? cya
  33. 2 points
    Scania Group Press Release / June 17, 2019 Thanks to some detective work and help from reliable Scania enthusiasts, we managed to track down the owner of the very first Scania V8 to roll off the production line. “I have always had a passion for new technology – now I’m driving electric,” says Henrik Olsson, now 81 years old. In the late 1960s, Henrik Olsson needed a replacement for the Scania LS76 that his transport company was using for timber haulage in the forests of Värmland in western Sweden. The contract for a new Scania had already been signed when, one Sunday, the salesman called again. “He said he’d heard a rumour about the release of a completely new model, a V8,” recalls Olsson, “and wondered if I’d be interested in becoming the first person to buy an LBT140.” Need for extra power That didn’t require much thought. Of course he was keen on the extra power: 350 hp compared with the 260 of the LS76. “We really needed that to handle the steep, slippery dirt roads. The LBT140 provided a sense of security. You knew you’d manage the hills without any problem.” Initially however, the new truck was not completely hassle-free. The engine was so powerful that the drive shaft broke a couple of times. “But on those occasions, the service was outstanding,” says Olsson. “That’s one of the reasons we stuck with Scania – plus the fact that the truck was good, of course.” “I’d love to start over again so I could drive electric trucks.” Having run his company for 20 years, Olsson sold the business, becoming an official for the Värmland province hauliers’ association. Now retired, he maintains a passion for vehicles. awaiting the delivery of the latest model. “I’ve always been interested in new technology, so of course I was curious. Driving an electric vehicle is a great feeling; the car reacts instantly, feels powerful and is completely quiet. I’d love to start over again as a driver so I could drive electric trucks.” So what happened to the first Scania V8? After four years and 600,000 problem-free kilometres, it was replaced. Its ultimate fate is unknown. .
  34. 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.
  35. 2 points
    ls this something else that l missed at Macungie?! .....Hippy
  36. 2 points
    No, it wasn’t the M747 that they pulled during Desert Storm. It was a trailer built specifically for the mission and didn’t have a “M” number. It was similar to the M747, but these were built by Kalyn and Landoll, and had the standard 2” kingpin.
  37. 2 points
    If he won't drive a real truck maybe offer him one o these...
  38. 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.
  39. 2 points
    Thanks for the photos.. Was there from Thurs noon to Sat PM.. Walked all my old legs could take and then you show me pictures of trucks I did not see.. Thanks again for all your efforts..
  40. 2 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.
  41. 2 points
    it appears to have the dark gray interior that would make it at least an 85, Mack on hood is definitely 80's. older style vertical louvers on radiator would rule out late 80's or 90's unless it was swapped. It is really tough to say for sure because really any of it could have been swapped. my guess is 80's though
  42. 2 points
    On my 8lolo Eaton trans you can't use the Lolo switch in high range. I would not use them in high range, use it with the intended shift pattern. Typically lo lo ranges are not designed for the amount of torque applied under full acceleration on the road.
  43. 2 points
    I have talked with several employees of that VW plant and they are happy with the working conditions, pay and benefits that VW is providing. They do not want the union! The UAW has been trying to force their way in since right after the plant opened.
  44. 2 points
    Looks like it came off of this truck. I wonder what happened to the rest of it. It's an early hood.... pre-marker light but it looks like they added their own.
  45. 2 points
    So easy...a girl could do it....
  46. 2 points
    Yep, I can picture that as a dump truck!
  47. 2 points
  48. 2 points
    WTF!!?? LOL Kinda looks like every Peterbilt I see at every large car show. Hahahahaha.
  49. 2 points
    The Australian ones were built on an r model chassis. Depending how detailed your model will be, you might find that info useful.
  50. 2 points
    Last year when I was circling the drain with congestive heart failure ,while I was in the hospitial bed I felt something slide up on the bed just Like my old Doberman Ajax used to do when he was sneaking into bed with me . and as it was he pasted with congestive heart failure in 1983, I guess he was waiting for me ,so we could go for a walk together again. And no it wasn't a nurse I ain't that good looking any more .
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