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  1. In fact there are many, but this one in particular could use your help. He is a kind and humble man, despite his prominent position. His name is Ben Bruckner. Some of you may know that name, most of you probably will not. Ben was the head of Bruckner Truck Sales until entering semi-retirement a few years ago and assuming a less active role with the company. Ben and his family have been involved with Mack Trucks for decades, and continues to be today. The company was founded in 1932 and has grown and improved under Mr. Bruckner's wise guidance. Recently his health has taken a turn for the worse
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  2. Hello everybody! Didn't write for a long time - first I had a lot of work in Germany, then I wanted to spend the money I earned in Germany with class, so I went to the beautiful island of Sint Maarten, and found (with great pleasure) that it's ruled by Macks. Here are some pictures for your viewing pleasure, or in case if you wander where all the good ole' trucks go: Sorry to tell you, but this one is gutted (no engine nor radiator): And other from the same lot: This Marmon is rare: Before it took this vacation, it used to operate from Fishkill, New York: I've got lots more
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  3. Father God we come before you and ask that you come and touch that Family give them comfort and peace knowing you are you are with them. If it be your wil heal Ben Father God restore his health all these things we ask in Jesus name Amen..
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  4. Rhasler, Can you give out his or an address so cards can be sent to him for a speedy recovery, and his Mack friends and family may send well wishes and prayers? mike
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  5. Ben was a big name with Mack in many of my old Bulldog magazines from the 60's. He has been around a long time. We have had a job in Hobbs, NM and they took care of a few issues with our Mack when our driver was delivering.
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  8. I voted along with 5 employees and my wife and kids....no votes for Barry in our group. They were protesting storing the cars on a runway in a super fund site. Their idea is the cars will leak oils and gas into the ground. Course they do not realize that being under water it all leaked out already. All Zombie Barry followers I guess or just angry because we're making some money and they aren't. Nothing more pitiful than 60's flower children who did not age well..... Paul
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  9. Here are a couple pics of the Plainfield, New Jersey Mack plant that I took today.
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  10. Getting ready to have wheels sandblasted and powdercoated. Once the wheel and tire is off can I just unbolt the spokes from the hub or is ther something I should know? It just looks like they would come right off. Thanks
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  11. Ben died yesterday I heard thru Mack Corporate
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  12. Indeed it is, one and the same fine gentleman. Mike and anyone else interested, the physical address for the corporate office is below, not sure if that would be the right place to send any well wishes. I will check into it. Thanks folks, . Bruckner Truck Sales 9471 I-40 East Amarillo, Texas 79118
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  13. Thank you very much for the info!!
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  14. Yes sir. The drum is bolted to the back side of the hub. The spokes and the hub are one and the same. It's not a bad idea to pull them if you haven't already to check and pack your bearings. Plan on replacing the wheel seals when you do, though.
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  15. You definately have to remove the brake drum assy to get the spokes off? That sucks. maybe I will remove wheels and tires and blast hubs on truck and paint without removing
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  16. It's ok Vinny.... I spent my younger years working on offset half cab British buses/coaches and we never had to install kickstands on them either.. you have exceptional knowledge and enthusiasm for such a young person, our interest/hobby needs people like you to keep the flame going... two thumbs up buddy BC Mack
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  17. Hello! Nice to see so much interest! I was surprised to see a Marmon too (first time in my life, I only red about them before), had to take pictures of it. Don't think so about the model, though Steve - although you can never know, life's full of surprises. OK, so let me post some more, before I go to sleep: This poor MH stands on a gas station on the French side: This heavy mover takes a short rest not so far from a party beach: It's got really heavy, walking beam rear suspension: And I wanted to post "a girl in a car" picture, but instead I post this one advertising for a casin
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  18. I took these pictures inside and outside of the Plainfield, NJ MACK plant in 2011 when I was employed there by the Union. At the time, I didn't know what the building was used for. But soon after, my employer told me that they used to make MACK trucks here. I was surprised. This building has alot of history behind it. Just being able to step inside some of the run down parts, and look at some of the old machinery they used to use, was amazing. I did some further research, and It let me to your guys' forum. So, included in my post, you'll find a few pictures I took. Enjoy.
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  19. On the front, pull the hub cap, then there should be a carter key and a slotted spindle nut. Pull them off, then the inner and outer bearing and the hub/brake drum assembly should slide off. On the back, pull the axle. There should be a large axle nut and a series of lock rings, other than that it's pretty much the same as the front. Be sure and have the brakes backed off, and it doesn't hurt to have an extra set of hands around to help you handle the hubs. They tend to be heavy.
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  20. vinny when my powerball numbers come in tomorrow night i will buy that for you for a christmas present.
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  21. Hopefully I'll have some video's like the Black Friday Fun to post in the near future. I might be illegally cruising the backroads of Elko Nevada, but I will at least be cruising. You and your Grandpa have been good inspiation to me and I'm sure a few others as well. Ben
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  22. I kinda miss when the auto makers made Class 8 trucks used to go to our local Ford dealer and get brochures of L9000`s and such
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  23. Old mack circle emblem over 2 of the doorways. I thought some of you B model owners would like to see where your truck was built
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