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  1. We made a deal on the SexMachine Mack. 1981 R model with a custom made mega bunk. It's been stored for a long time in a shed. New battery, fresh oil and new filter and we made the 8 hour trip no problem. Some might have seen it all shiny on the supertrucker card. One last picture with the original owner.
    5 points
  2. You welcome! I've got a few more pics. Well I'll have to look that rte up, sounds interesting. Jim you are right! New England winter driving has come in handy! Here are a few moreOncce I got over the mountain it was all worth it!
    3 points
  3. Looking cold there Tim No railing any where much any more out here to many people getting speared on it they have replaced most of it with this cable stuff but in NZ they dont need Armco to spear cars on they use trucks instead LOL http://www.commercialmotor.com/big-lorry-blog/how-not-to-collect-firewood-an beaut pictures again Tim Paul
    3 points
  4. Hauled a loader to Akaroa today and it was snowing on top of the hillsIt's a twisty rideNo salt used here just marbles oh I mean road gritand no guard rail
    2 points
  5. Here it is with all his pride in the 90's Cab and bunk are now one piece, on air ride. We can see the patio door on this side. Yes there is a foldable 4x8 patio in the storage compartment
    2 points
  6. Antenna TV too. All in the Family, Obama Sanford and Son, Leave it to Beaver,and the Life of Riley
    2 points
  7. Here is some more eye candy for you MH fans...Bob Abbott's MH in my driveway along with the new dog at the pound. Too bad we didn't have the blue one in time for the lineup at York. Bob is the guilty party responsible for finding the blue one for me.
    2 points
  8. Value-Liner, the most beautiful Mack conventional of all time. .
    2 points
  9. By intention, the 300 Plus was designed for a multi-speed transmission (9 or more speeds). But having said that, we had customers pair them with Maxitorque 5-speeds and drive them thousands of miles, completely satisfied with performance, fuel economy, ect. Operators do need to watch their pyrometers in "extreme" operating conditions.
    2 points
  10. Thanks,Vlad. I miss having my own truck on the road. Wasn't much thinking about putting another truck on the road right now, but I've got a pretty good opportunity for work and a decent truck came up for not a lot of money. So it seems that all the stars are lining up for me to make a move. What the hell Columbus took a chance... (and he ended up a poor man in prison [emoji12] )Sent from my XT1254 using Tapatalk
    2 points
  11. Our Mack and our sons 41 Dodge WC in the parade last weekend
    1 point
  12. Thought I would share a pic of my fire truck. I've had this for a couple yrs- works good and holds water too! Waukesha 554CI engine w/ a 5 spd, 4wd works good, PS, PB, 10,000 miles. -Thanks
    1 point
  13. I do not believe it is the torque range lacking on a Maxitorque 5 speed trans it is the amount of gears when used with a ETAZ 673 that was designed for multi speed trans such as 9,10,12,13 0r 15 speed. The ETAZ 673 was not a constant torque engine as the 237 and 300 Maxidyne was.
    1 point
  14. Those pics of how the road twisted with some snow (or ice?) on makes feeling "Brrr...". And the very first shot gives just a cry - the car is in front of you but you're in the left lane!! The next one looks Ok though From seeing the pictures I suppose you drove calm enough having moments to apply the camera. Almost every shot is nice enough for a screen wallpaper
    1 point
  15. Wow thats about all I can say and glad you made it home ok sought of reminds me of the "Family Truckster" off National Lampoons Vacation Paul
    1 point
  16. Boy 'o boy, they ain't kiddin' when they say things are more expensive down under.
    1 point
  17. I use the Cobra 29 BT CB. If you can find one of the older ones, get it. The new "digital" one likes to kick the phone call back to the handset after 5-10 seconds. I "upgraded" for the caller ID on the digital face and have regretted it ever since. My old phone I couldn't see who was calling...now I have one of them "smart" phones and can view its screen where it is mounted. I'd put the old one back in the Mack, but it's already installed in the wife's Suburban... Anyway, I like that it's hard-wired...no batteries to keep charged or headset to walk around looking like a damn air traffic contr
    1 point
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  19. If Ford was serious about the medium duty segment, they'd be offering a COE as well, Cummins, Eaton AMTs and Allison autos..............well, no point in wasting my breath because Ford's has but a little interest in medium trucks. Ford would have to get very serious in order to compete with Freightliner in the medium segment. Once upon a time, Ford had experienced truck people, but most have retired.
    1 point
  20. Actually the new order guides list a GCW at 55,000 lbs. It also lists a 26,000 lb REAR axle rating. couple that with the 14,000 front that is listed and assuming the correct rubber/spring ratings you end up with a GVW of 40,000lbs! The max GVW however is listed at 37,000 lbs. That is class 8 territory. Talk about putting it on the line! the 6.7 Power Stroke and the 6 speed Torqueshift as used in say a "one ton" are going into a 37,000 lb truck! Granted they are supposedly significantly different in the HD versions but still ......I guess the 250,000 mile powertrain warranty is supposed
    1 point
  21. if any of that bunch ever had to drive my truck it would be lisa that would get my nod. the rest of that bunch could wreck a hand truck!
    1 point
  22. kinda think its the same truck. they painted the bumper and air cleaner silver.
    1 point
  23. Bumper is different too.
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  24. One thing you gotta remember when you rebuild older trucks, if you wreck them, you're screwed. Had a '81 valueliner, totally rebuilt, new rears, twin stick spd, and motor. It was repainted to. Basically showroom new. Driver fell asleep and totalled it. Insurance wanted to give us $12,000. I showed them what we had into the truck and I was told "thats unfortunate" We did end up with $18,000, but that was nowhere near what we stuck in it.
    1 point
  25. UD, that is a nice looking truck and will be sharp after some elbow grease is applied. Welcome to the MH club.
    1 point
  26. Bob That is why I have stayed at the Econolodge Motel as the parade comes right by the front door.. Actually I have found that the parade is the best time to get pictures of individual trucks as when they are parked on Main St the spectator crowd is so large you always have people in your pictures.. This parade video was taken at the start as the trucks were leaving the Musuem, All of these stills were taken by George Murphey near the end as they approached downtown. http://www.brockwaytrucks.org/messageboard/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=4892 Then go to his flicker link posted in the topic. If you
    1 point
  27. Don't think Hugh was in York. Pretty sure it was Alex who seems to be the most normal of the bunch.
    1 point
  28. I'm amazed that todays drivers can be won over by a fancy interior and big sleeper but can't figure out that wages and benefits are more important. Me, I see a sleeper and that sets off the alarm bells that the employer expects me to live in the truck!
    1 point
  29. I'm just tired of the minorities in this country constantly screaming discrimination this or that or racism this or that and our democratic liberal media supporting these notions. You don't want me to discriminate against you then stand up and earn your way like the rest of us. Don't want me to look at you cross eyed because your skins a different color then shut your f$&@en mouth and join the rest of us and pull your fair share of the load.
    1 point
  30. For those that didn't make it to the show.
    1 point
  31. I just find and post, nothing more... LOL BC Mack according to TMZ.... "In February, Hugh Rowland was seriously injured in a pickup truck accident. The lawsuit obtained by TMZ, alleges that IRT producer, Will Morrison, was driving recklessly. He apparently lost control, veered off the road, and crashed into trees and bushes. Passenger Hugh Rowland was along with him at the time. Hugh claims he can’t return to trucking because of the severe and permanent injuries he sustained from the accident. He also alleges he can no longer have sex. However, it doesn’t end there. Hugh’s wife claims that b
    1 point
  32. i think alot of guys liked that. she is a trip, loves that old music and all she thinks about is brockways. wish we could have talked longer, being this was the first show i was a kid in the candy shop. thanks gg2
    1 point
  33. GreenGiant Yes I did talk to you and also enjoyed the entertainment with your Daughter singing the truck driving songs at the motel at night over Clarence Ritchies speaker on the firetruck.It was nice to also put a face and truck with a name.Thanks Joe D.
    1 point
  34. Do NOT buy a Mack brand truck until they introduce common rail. Also, you may have noticed on most tractors now that you can stand up right out of the drivers seat........the cab front area and the sleeper area are one big open space. That's not the case with Mack-branded trucks. The upcoming new cab will address that issue.........relevant if that matters to you.
    1 point
  35. .............and all the reasons why I DON'T have DISH anymore. They don't have that kinda crap on antenna TV!!! I'm watching Emergency and the Six Million Dollar man!!!!
    1 point
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  37. I just want to say how glad I am to find this site....everybody here seems supercool and I love seeing and reading about everybody's interests and adventures....never new old Macks were such a big deal down under although it should'nt surprise me.....luv learning 'bout this not so big 'ol world........'nuff said...time to make the donuts.....
    1 point
  38. Thank you again.....having a blast already with the Mack....looking so forward to fixing up,car shows,driving to home depot......talking about decorating it for the Christmas parade.......Tucson is such a cool town....been here since '85 and won't leave............
    1 point
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  40. In NJ as long as its registered as Historic a CDL is not required since its no longer for commercial use. I'm still planning on using the General to get my CDL anyway but its not required.
    1 point
  41. Here is #68. About as close as you will get to a new 98' CH. Picked it up a year ago from a company in Sussex WI that had just done the motor, trans and both rears at Milwaukee Mack. They were getting rid of it beacause their bean counters said it was the next oldest truck, so get it gone. We stripped it down to the frame rails, new hood, doors, back wall, cab floor, bumper, grille, and just about anything that could come off or go bad. E7 350, Mack 9 sp, Mack rears . We have a set back CH coming in next. I will try to get more pics through the whole process on the next one.
    1 point
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