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    Monster truck in the day beautifully restored and shown at Macungie. Better than new and Awesome! Picture of the front drive axle and suspension.
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    Hello everyone, just joined your forum and am looking forward to sharing and learning from everyone here. I just recently bought my first Mack and I'm surprised by how much I like it. I've always driven KW and Peterbilt but this Mack is really gaining my trust and appreciation. Thanks for adding me and look forward to talking with y'all
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    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. .
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    Finally got some paint on it. We've got a project to haul a 150,000 lb transformer in the next month or so.
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    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.
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    Hi Bob, missed your post on this issue somehow? Looks like we can circle back on this for next year and make a plan.
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    Andrew Wendler, Car & Driver / June 18, 2019 Restored 1961 Chevrolet Apache pickup faithfully recalls the fleet of similar Apaches that American Honda used as delivery vehicles in the company's early days. The authentically reproduced hand-painted graphics complement the Apache's 283-cubic-inch V-8 and three-speed manual transmission. Period-correct Honda 50 and CB160 motorcycles in the bed complete the effect. It's no secret that the 10-Best Trucks and SUVs–winning Honda Ridgeline is one of C/D's favorite mid-size pickups, but long before Honda began making pickups, let alone importing four-wheeled vehicles of any type to the United States, it made its mark selling motorcycles in Southern California. Not just any motorcycles, but inexpensive, lightweight, and nonthreatening motorcycles that appealed to buyers of all socioeconomic backgrounds and basically reinvented the domestic motorcycle market. But with no Ridgeline to call on, the task of keeping Honda's fledgling dealer network stocked required some outside assistance, so Honda assembled a small fleet of 1961 Chevrolet Apache pickups. They were detailed in AHM livery, and the company's sales force used them to make deliveries to dealers on a consignment basis. June 2019 marks American Honda's 60th anniversary, and to celebrate, the maker is revisiting those iconic Chevrolets and the role they played in launching the company here in the U.S. with a restored 1961 Chevrolet Apache 10 pickup presented in the classic AHM livery. So equipped, the trucks played a vital role in making Honda the number one selling motorcycle brand in the U.S in just a few short years. .
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    Even though it is ancient history, it seems so unusual that a company would put a spotlight on a competitor.
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    Well it appears the guy got fired from swift and now has his own truck he is trying to park on his drive way and puts his cars on the front lawn. That isn't a very good hiding job. I can't wait till he tries to point over at my F model and there isn't anything there but a shinny new barn. The F-model is lying low on vacation at a buddies house well outside of town until the barn is up. 😁
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    That's a nice truck. Neat history. My first bike was a 1976 Honda cb750. Still have it, don't ride anymore though. That whole new daddy thing, too many crazies texting on the roads.
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    It very well could be South County Concrete as I don't remember "Ready Mix" on the trucks. Too little to be for certain however as it's been the late 1960's to early 1970's. As mentioned almost every truck they had was a REO, and were white with blue frames and rims. Too long ago to remember if spokes or Budd hubs but very large front tires and "Rocket" mixers. All had the overhead water tanks as I recall.
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    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.
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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.
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    Message sent, thanks for the suggestion! Here's pictures, as promised: Here's a closeup of what I did to replace the messed up pedestal marker lights on the front corners. The green dots above are body plugs where I removed those goofy black plastic things that were on the corners. Still not sure what they were supposed to be. You can see they just masked off the old pedestal lights These little TeqNiq 3/4" grommet lights worked out excellent here, even though they're tiny and single LED they are *much* brighter than the pedestal lights ever would've been. I have two 2.5" combo amber LED/reflector grommet lights coming for the door skins, since the little rolled lip on the front of the cab does make the 3/4" markers hard to see from the side. Needs a bath! Parking under a tree will do that for you. Anyone know offhand if there's a standard Alcoa wheel that will fit these trucks? I haven't measured stud spacing yet. Not a really high priority.
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    A recent find..... Engine 1133, Wharton, TX 1951 Mack 85LS 750/200 #1553
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    Yep, can permit 40k per axle line. There are 8 tires per axle. I can scale 269,000 lb as it sits, depending on where you are going.
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    I have both the standard interior cl and the red premium version and I prefer the vinyl floor standard version. I can tell you I never liked the center switch panel either so I redid mine to make it a bit more functional. The interior is only as good as it’s taken care of.
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