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  1. 5 points
    Proudly served Framingham, MA with a delivery date of 3-22-1961.
  2. 3 points
    In 1994, Dick Kwak drove his 1939 Mack FH 280 miles from Ballston Lake, NY to Buffalo, NY for the ATHS National Show. To facilitate the trip, the drive sprockets were changed to give the truck a little more top speed of about 45 mph. The original EO engine had previously been replace with an EY engine. He entered the New State Thruway at the Amsterdam interchange and headed west. Unseasonable cold temperature and rain made for an interesting trip considering the truck had no heater or wipers. After the show, a more leisurely route was chosen for the 280 mile trip home. Must have been one hell of an adventure!
  3. 3 points
    Yes the picture posting problem has never been fixed has it It makes it very frustrating, however thru a third party I can post picks across Or perhaps evena fresh box of parts that turned up today for Mrs Mack from the US Red dot aircon for under the dash I hope Will be a shame to cut it up to make RHD but needs must Im not home to see so Im only guessing thats what it as I got a call from UPS un Sydney asking me to tariffs and the GST ( tax) on Friday So bare with the picture posting problem as there can be a way around it Someone on here put me onto Postimage.com Seems to work fine Paul
  4. 3 points
    A 2002 CH613 with a 460HP E-tech CCRS engine. The best class model for reliability in a pre-tier 3. That's the one I'd be restoring and driving.
  5. 2 points
    The first picture is how the truck looked when I bought it from Superdog, and the last two are with the axle moved and a new paint job and some chrome.
  6. 2 points
    That would require one hell of an adapter kit!
  7. 2 points
    First available scapegoat? Our dealership was tanking after 2008 and the owner blamed it on personal hygiene of a couple mechanics and a supervisors mullet. Meanwhile the roof was leaking so bad it filled a customers uncapped engine with water overnight.
  8. 2 points
    The walls are still going on but I couldn't resist backing the trailer and F-model inside just to see how it fits. 😁 About 6" to spare on the length of the trailer and more than enough height . Now to finish up the sides and hang the overhead doors.
  9. 2 points
    I believe thats what causes little capacitors to come into the world . . .
  10. 2 points
    Little did I know at the time this thread started in 2013 that I would end up owning the VL pictured in the first V8 reply! Here is that pic and here is the truck today.
  11. 2 points
    Following!!!! Here's mine 💪
  12. 2 points
    These cab overs have been at Winchester at our show. The one with D. P. Miller on the door now belongs to the Keystone Museum.
  13. 1 point
    I've got an '84 Mack MH613. A couple days ago the brake valve under the foot pedal broke off where the three bolts hold the assembly to the floor of the cab. I've checked around a few places and so far i've been told that nobody can get the part and it's discontinued. I've attached a diagram below. The piece that's broke is on the top left, with the three bolt holes. It's the casting piece that contains the plunger. That piece bolts between the actual air valve and the cab floor. Does anybody know of a place where I could order this? Or possibly a junk yard/used truck that has one? Or, if it's impossible to find, is there a way to swap out the entire brake pedal assembly to something more common? Thanks!
  14. 1 point
    lmao if it beats the rattling of my 20 year old CLs and the all the plastic that keeps breaking that i have to keep sourcing parts for which isnt no easy task on its own, i have be came very good friends with the parts people at watts LOL but if the FLD can beat all those problems then ill have to give it credit lol the inside of this truck has been redone and taken care of tho
  15. 1 point
    I'll agree with that, many of the suppliers like Bosch make their products available to everyone and are used by just about everyone. Chrysler still has some engines of it's own and a few contemporary platforms and might be profitable in today's North American market, but if the market turned back to cars they'd be in trouble.
  16. 1 point
    Care to elaborate on This..???? The Australian Market (& Factory capacity) is Minuscule compared to North America. The small number of excess trucks from Australia would hardly be Threat..!!! Or Am I missing Something???
  17. 1 point
    A fantastic story, I love this type of stuff People doing what others consider unusual and uts great fun as well Thanks for sharing Paul
  18. 1 point
    This was probably my favorite truck at the Tri State ATHS Show in Winchester last weekend. I've always liked the D-860 GMC's, ever since I was a wee lad, probably because one used to pass by my house several times a week when I was a kid. You could hear that 6-71 coming long before it ever got there, so we always had time to run to the front yard to watch it go by. I really think that truck was the reason I always wanted to drive a truck. Now, after 41 years, the thrill is gone, but... I was thinking that this truck might have been the one Fred Craig had, but I do not know. This was Fred Craig's at Winchester in 2005 or 2006.
  19. 1 point
    Yes, it's plowing season already in the Dakotas. Back in 1941 the Town of Pomfret, New York was proud to show off their new Autocar C8044 (four-wheel-drive) truck with optional "Tropicaire" heater. With about 100" of snow a year, that 11 foot wing got plenty of use. Thanks, Mike Lusher. Always Up - Autocar Trucks .
  20. 1 point
    Took first place in my age group only because I was the only one in the age group....I’ll take the glory Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  21. 1 point
    What would you have expected with a Mack out front.We had a fellow back east here that had some Pete’s that had more then there share of chrome had a move like yours.His load came in by rail and it was a press for a machine shop,thing was huge.He asked me if I thought my 82 dm800 would pull the load,said he was afraid of breaking his Pete’s.I told him when and where he wanted the Mack.Pulled it no problem weighed in around 250000.Chrome won’t get you home.
  22. 1 point
    Like any racing career, pick a class you can excel in!!!! Nice job Bob!
  23. 1 point
    My 70 F had the torsion bars. It was very easy to lift by hand. Probably easier than jacking the hyd pump...
  24. 1 point
    Look close to me. https://www.classicparts.com/1947-51-Outside-Door-Handles-pair/productinfo/18-105/# But difficult to judge since I don't have one handy. And having no one "handy" in my case means none of B-model doors for at least 1000 km in any direction
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  26. 1 point
    I don’t have your skill, but I still enjoy the pictures and the tech talk
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  28. 1 point
    I know an old bedbug hauler that paid for a 540 acre farm 2 houses and 3 or 4 new cars using a cracker box single axle just about like that one
  29. 1 point
    Looks like an old pete buy the dash late 60s early 70s can’t remember when they stopped putting the breakers on the dash. After a longer look maybe late 70 early 80
  30. 1 point
    He put a phone number to call Give it a shot
  31. 1 point
    And HOA's tend to be run by people that want to get in everyone else's business. Court cases against HOA's are fun especially when they find out that they are operating outside there CCandR's and are liable. Working for them is a joke, they go lowest bid and want items that are not in the contract or they won't pay.
  32. 1 point
    Wow, and here lies the problem with our modern civilization. You used my photo, I'm suing! Wahhhhh! Get over yourself and be happy someone saw something you did. If it was a piece of custom art and this website is making money off of it, then it's a different story. Reread your original statement and see how much of a little bitch you sound like.
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  34. 1 point
    LR11000 under assembly at Syracuse University.
  35. 1 point
    I think given the longevity of production and developments/improvements, the ENDT, and E6 series get my vote. Pure and simple they were, and still are admirable performers.
  36. 1 point
    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.
  37. 1 point
    I and my wife when she was alive were armed at all times.I carried since I was in the service and when we moved to Israel in 1972 you open carried at all times. In 48 years I only had to pull out once about a year ago when a man jumped up to my cab and reached in to take my keys, he was met with the muzzle of my pistol. Now what would have occurred if I wasn't armed? People do not like weapons or feel the need to have one, that's their prerogative, me personally will always be a citizen never be a subject The concept of the rule of law is the bedrock of the U.S. Constitution. The founders agreed that for an orderly society to survive, we had to agree to a set of rules by which we would organize around, limit government power and create laws that would be evenly enforced and fairly applied. For the nearly 240 years our Republic has existed, these principles have stood the test of time. However, it is now eroding in ways previously thought unimaginable. James Madison, who wrote the model that framed the U.S. Constitution, said, “If men were angels, no government would be necessary. If angels were to govern men, neither external nor internal controls on government would be necessary. In framing a government which is to be administered by men over men, the great difficulty lies in this: you must first enable the government to control the governed; and in the next place, oblige it to control itself.” We are witnessing systematic chipping away at the adherence to written laws instead of working through the legislative process, courts of law or elections to challenge grievances. Former President Barack Obama issued his infamous statement to form laws more to his liking with his “pen and his phone.” The Department of Justice—namely the FBI—decided that the process and rules for investigating Americans did not apply to them. They operated lawlessly rationalizing that they self-righteously needed to save the country from a duly elected president they did not like. We saw it when Acting Attorney General Sally Yates, the nation’s top law enforcement officer at the time, publicly resisted the authority of the president when she said she would not instruct the Justice Department officials to carry out President Trump’s lawful order on Muslim refugees traveling to the United States. We saw it when several states, cities, and counties defied the Supremacy Clause of the Constitution and federal laws concerning illegal aliens and declared themselves sanctuary cities. Some county sheriffs have done the same saying they will not enforce state laws relative to firearms without doing it through the state legislature or the courts. The Weld County sheriff has even vowed to go to prison rather than administer a duly passed state law. Remember when after the U.S. Supreme Court upheld gay marriage in Obergefell v Hodges, Kentucky County Clerk Kim Davis refused to issue marriage licenses to gay couples citing personal religious objections to same-sex marriage? She chose incarceration for refusing the Court’s decision. A Supreme Court decision has the effect of law. Whether one agrees with it or not is irrelevant. These gun control laws, including red flag laws are a thinly veiled anti-gun scheme and seem to be unconstitutional but refusing to enforce them is not how we should go about it. We have history to rely on where government officials tasked with enforcement authority decided that they were the law. In 1963 Birmingham Alabama Police Commissioner Bull Connor adamantly refused to carry out civil rights laws while defending segregation. Democrat Governor George Wallace stood in the schoolhouse door at the University of Alabama and defied the Supreme Court order to desegregate public schools in his state. This is the slippery slope of men and women deciding that the duly passed laws of the state or federal government mean nothing to them. Now we have state prosecutors in Georgia's five most populous counties saying they will not enforce the state’s legislatively enacted heartbeat law that prohibits abortion after a heartbeat is detected. it is all outside of our agreement to be a nation of laws and not a nation of men and women. When government officials both elected and appointed fail to live up to their sworn oath to administer the law and instead decide they are the law, the laws are thereby not consistently applied and this create an ethics gap. What they swear to in their oath doesn’t reflect the way they behave. These people are substituting their judgment for what the duly passed law says. Folks, this puts us on a road to a very dark place—anarchy. If certain people do not like duly passed laws, then they need to work through the legislative process and the political process to build a critical mass of people to change it through elections or petitioning the Court for relief. I hesitate to encourage appealing to courts; however because it invites a temptation for judges to engage in political high jinx and activism or act like a super-legislature. Think Justice John Roberts and Obamacare. We then become ruled by people in black robes instead of leaving to the elected legislatures that lawmaking authority, which is reserved for them. This attitude of deciding which laws we will follow or evenly enforce is problematic. Once we get used to it, it will become a habit, once it becomes a habit the government loses its legitimacy. When that happens, we are no longer a constitutional republic. We cease to be a government of laws and return to the type of governance under King George. We become subject to the whims of particular people or groups who are known to intimidate and bully to get their way.
  38. 1 point
    I would agree if the truck was still a working dog. But being a retired truck and having an easy life now a little smoke every now and then is OK, just like farting in the wind for an old guy. Smoking a cigar would be out of the question for old guys like me but I do it anyway, I earned it. In my state and I think Dan's as well collector vehicles with collector insurance are emissions exempt. No pay for hauling permitted, just shows and transporting the others in the collection. I am glad to see a 30+ year old dog rolling down the road these days even if it smokes a little and it not used everyday, it earned the right to still be around and running. You do know that none of the "old" trucks we still have will pass today's emission standards. They are all grandfathered in for emissions if they are still working dogs I think except for California and need to be brought up to Cal, standards with after treatments or the truck removed from the state permanently. No disrespect intended
  39. 1 point
    Because James, Volvo doesn't think like Americans do.
  40. 1 point
    That’s a beautiful rig mate. Something to be very proud of. I’m doing up an ex shell r model, although somewhere along the line it was stretched and made in to a tipper.
  41. 1 point
    Hi guys this is my🇭🇲 Aussie Bull~dog🇭🇲 1988 ~ MACK ~ Valueliner 🇭🇲🇭🇲 350 h.p. 9 speed mack box & Camelback rear. It was orginally a ex shell fuel hauler tanker before I got it and done it up over the years in Australia..Goes and pulls well like a freight train . And that's how a bulldog should be.. 10.4 matey👍🇭🇲🇭🇲🇭🇲
  42. 1 point
    Lampson Crane Manufacturing in Pasco, Wa. has a F-210D . They still use it in their yard hustling crane parts around. Truck Shop
  43. 1 point
    the grey one is mine. It's not quite done yet but she's on the road. It's a blast to bomb around in!
  44. 1 point
    My 1963 B-42P Toy Hauler. Re-powered with a 237, Triplex and 4.62 gears.
  45. 1 point
    Some more of the V12 and then a 318 and then the 290 cummins
  46. 1 point
    This was my cousins '72 361.....6-71,5 speed Fuller,Eaton 3 speed rears on Neway Air Ride. Bill Bedell took a picture of it when it was brand new while sitting at August Schmidt,Inc. in Milwaukee.
  47. 1 point
    I will talk to you like you don't know how so lets go. First to make sure your on # 1 cylinder pull rear Valve cover. Rotate the engine CW from the front until the exhaust valve on # 6 just closes and then the intake just starts to open. That is valve over lap and # 1 cyl is at top dead center.Back the engine up a few inches and you will see scribed degree marks in out side of the damper wheel at the engine timing pointer. You should back up past the marker a little and then put a fine mark on the 20 degree mark on the wheel.Now turn slow CW until the 20 aligns with the engine pointer stamped pump and not valve set.If you go past that always turn CCW enough to were your past then come back down to 20 going CW.Your thru turning the engine.Now take the plug out of the governor housing that is below the fuel shut off lever and there will be a tab or spad sticking out enough to see thru the hole in the housing. If the pump is in time it will be in the center of the hole. If not then pull the front cover off were you see 4 bolts in a slotted gear.Best to remove them if its out of time very much.You need a to turn the pump CW until you see the tab in the hole of the governor housing until you have it in the center and. You need a A B timing light to do it right but if your just wanting to get it running to get some were to get it done right then align the tab in the middle of the gobernor housing and install the 4 bolts in the front gear. You may have to remover the gear in front to get it were the bolts will go in. good luck.
  48. 1 point
    Just an update to complete the thread for future reference. The dealer flashed the ECM with the latest software update applicable. It retains is original 71 series turbo. We have had it back and been running it without any further issues other than a persistent burp on decel. The truck still throws an 8-3 EUP code and an occasional 1-8 code which I believe is a fan speed code. A few pictures are attached for fun.
  49. 1 point
    Andy, I also have an "E" series Mack. It is a "EFU" serial number "1S2671" 1949 model, with only 23,373 miles. I have had the truck for about 15 years. I am missing the R.H. access panel on the hood and am unable to find one. I keep running into brick walls trying to find it. There must be limited numbers available of this series. This truck was originally purchased by the University of California and still has the decals on the doors. If anyone out there can assist me in obtaining the R.H. access panel, it would be greatly appreciated. Thanks MACK EFU Michael of Southeast Missouri
  50. 1 point
    Change the clutch cable!The clutch cables can feel fine with no load on them but once loaded they become stiff.
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