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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. 4 points
    I bought this on fleabay for $75, the only new ones I've seen go for $150. The ad said it "might be NOS" but the pictures were grainy so I couldn't tell but I took a chance. I gave it a little polish and it looks like new. It fits the front wheel of my H67.
  23. 3 points
  24. 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.
  25. 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.
  26. 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.
  27. 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.
  28. 3 points
  29. 3 points
    Oh my God send me some of your ambition.... Nice work...bob Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  30. 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/
  31. 3 points
    Look's "Rooted" to Me.........LOL Edit: You'll have to be an Aussie to appreciate my Humour (I Think)...
  32. 3 points
    May B Not WotSezU? cya
  33. 3 points
    May B thiz wot he B look n for? [/img] WotSewzU? cya
  34. 3 points
    Nice looking B-71. Need to get that out of the weeds!
  35. 3 points
    And that D8 above was moved by this 56 B71 all it's life.
  36. 3 points
    This D8 14A wet clutch cut many a logging road and forest service road years ago, still used to dress the roads on the farm where it sets.
  37. 3 points
    I'll let the images speak for themselves.truck is running like it should now
  38. 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.
  39. 2 points
    If he won't drive a real truck maybe offer him one o these...
  40. 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.
  41. 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..
  42. 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.
  43. 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.
  44. 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.
  45. 2 points
    Yep, I can picture that as a dump truck!
  46. 2 points
    For DIY use just go to harbor freight they have two models of polishers I bought the $75.00 buck one that has like four speed settings, 1000 to 3500 rpm. And I found 3500 works best. I bought a 3 pack of one 10" and two 8" buffer wheels with three two lb bars of polish for $92.00 bucks off ebay. All of it worked real well, as you can see below.
  47. 2 points
    Here's a cold 12V-71 doing its part to make the skies a little bluer.
  48. 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.
  49. 2 points
    Yeah , We got 'em.. Can't remember them being real Plentiful though..
  50. 2 points
    Heavy haul tractor.
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