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  1. Check out this completely restored crane truck From a local building supply business. This was the first truck the company bought, so owner wanted it back to new condition. Truck was at our head office dealership for A/C repairs recently. Sorry I don't have an under hood shot with lots of the parts chromed on the E9. Around our dealership it's referred to as "The Bumper" thanks to that giant chrome bumper!
    8 points
  2. 4 points
  3. Everybody is going to integrated drive train and arrogant Volvo is killing it off. They have ruined the most innovative truck company ever.
    3 points
  4. 3 points
  5. Thanks, it looks like Alumitank will make new ones using my end caps. They made the tanks on the 57KW restoration I did a few years ago. They did great work. I am trading the KW without the sleeper, to a friend for the overhaul on the Superliner that includes the KTA 600 with twin turbos, frame stretched, neway air ride, sleeper mounted, AC added, and on and on!!
    3 points
  6. Is it painted red,wingman? There sure was a nice one at Macungie last year. Al
    3 points
  7. Well here's some more progress on the old Superdumper. I've completed the cab and I'm now working on the hood. I plan to have that done and painted by the end of the week so I can get the dump body, lift axle and front axle installed. My Brother mounted the hoist plate and hyrdralic pump braket yesterday. Now that needs sand blasted and painted. The cab took a while to get done but I was also sick over the Christmas/ New years holiday and I also helped my Dad and Cousin rebuild the motor in my Cousins truck that he replaced the Magnum with because it blew up right before Christmas. But now I'm
    3 points
  8. ...and that fire is STILL burning, just what did he put on that brush pile to get that fire going?..been raining for two days now! Cabover KW on 501 Monday. Saw a nice looking Falcon on I-81 in Harrisonburg the other day. Saw a couple of big Mack trucks in Orange, Va. ...and, I saw a girl on the side of the road indicating to me that she would show me her boobage if I blew the horn, but I didn't have time.
    2 points
  9. Hello, my name is Tony and I own a 94 Mack CH613. I have owned it for about 10 years. I recently bought a KW T-800 to replace it but ended up selling the KW and went back to driving my ole Mack again. I have a bunch of questions and thought this would be the place to ask. Where I'm from people don't really seem to care for Mack trucks especially mid nineties Macks. Is that the bad years? I have had really good luck with mine and I'm thinking about just putting some money in her and fixing her up a bit. My truck specs is Mack E7 350, Eaton super 10spd, 270" wheelbase w/24 flatbed, camel back
    2 points
  10. Hauling for almost 30 years.
    2 points
  11. I think that last little bit is the biggest news. I know my dad loves his maxitorques in his rigs.
    2 points
  12. Looks like dumbasses to me dangerously screwing around in traffic on a skinny road.
    2 points
  13. The American Mack brand people in Greensboro are not "truck people". Most came from unrelated backgrounds. But they are "yes men" who don't make waves, as that is how you survive in Volvo's culture. Meanwhile, Volvo's Swedish heads in the U.S. don't understand the United States market. They'll keep beating on the square peg until it finally breaks around the edges and passes thru the round hole, as it's been ingrained in them to do.
    2 points
  14. Since Macks in Russia are too scarce I would count as a crime hiding my recent find. It's in nearly 5000 km from my location, sells not for free and I hope will find a new owner without my business. So no plans to bring it to my propery (at least so far) Seems like an ex-oilfield rig, too probably was imported from the States with some equipement on. Don't know what's under the hood so far, looks like an automatic shifter in the cab. Maybe will make a call to learn more about it. https://spec.drom.ru/noyabrsk/truck/prodam-gruzovik-mas-50783698.html
    2 points
  15. Pretty damn cool! What a toy hauler it would make, like a baby Futurliner. Too muck coin though. http://www.ebay.com/itm/1949-International-KB-6-Tandem-Van-Truck-K-1-2-3-4-5-7-8-10-11-12-14-15-30-45-D-/121849892930?#description
    2 points
  16. Just joined a few minutes ago and today is basically day 1 for owning a Mack. I have been around old trucks for most of my life and love the character that they all have. I am turning 50 in April and cannot wait to get this truck on the road. A large tree fell on this truck in the early 70's in Cheyenne, Wyoming. Hoping to learn and help down the road with other members trucks etc. On a mission for sure this old Mack had been waiting since the 70's for the restoration. Looking for parts connections used and new to help me leap forward in the start of this Preservation in October.
    1 point
  17. Let the sarcastic remarks begin.
    1 point
  18. Picked up this train from Carl a few months ago. Just got the locomotive back from being serviced. Built on 1934 hasn't been run in many many years. Just needed the. Rushes cleaned up and a good lube job. Runs good except for a minor issue going across switches. Thought I would share some pics with y'all.
    1 point
  19. RT / January 24, 2017 Authorities in the US state of Utah are investigating why railroad crossing arms weren't down and lights and bells were off when a double-decker passenger train violently smashed into the back of a semi-trailer. The two people in the cab of the trailer and the 82 passengers aboard the train weren't seriously injured. .
    1 point
  20. Plenty more opinions about the 'V'Bus out there. WotSezU? cya §wishy
    1 point
  21. Welcome aboard That right there is a thing of beauty. you dun good getting rid of the KW. You should have less problems with that vintage due to NO electronic BS Any questions you have, we have the knowledge
    1 point
  22. Had an interaxle driveshaft blow out on the interstate last night. January 1st Volvo raised all parts prices. Price of driveshaft went up $180. Mack dealers have to buy their parts through Mack/Volvo and not competitive vendors. So this makes the dealer's lose business now. My buddy that is a parts guy said alot of parts Volvo actually doubled the price 1st of the year. The same driveshaft I bought 2 years ago for $535. It is now over $800. So now instead of supporting Volvo and the local dealer I'll go have one made. How does Volvo think this will help them make money?
    1 point
  23. I'm always a little surprised when I see single axle B-81 dumps. Seems like overkill unless you're hauling gold or lead..... But they're still beautiful!
    1 point
  24. Had been a mixer but is now set up as a tractor.
    1 point
  25. Although it kills me the Jack cut up number one of a pretty rare series of A model pumpers to make his truck you have to love how it turned out. The Cummins 5.9 is a great fit for an A model re-power. I ended up buying the gas engine he removed for a friend who is re-doing a Type 45.
    1 point
  26. Looking really good! It wont be the only orange one running around. We've been completely redoing another Superliner up here for several years now for my buddy down in Wexford, Pa. Just realized I've never post picture of it. Anyway your truck is going to look good when you get it painted! Josh
    1 point
  27. Who would have thought dealer networks ???? Back when IH was still around every country town had a dealer so every farmer in the country towns bought either Bedford IH or Dodge as that was the dealers they had And almost every farm truck was second hand say around five years old that had done its life as a full time truck so get sent out to the dealers to have chassis stretches and trays etc fitted Sounds like they have taken a look back at history They were a very smart business model back in the day Mum and Dad come to town they had a account at their IH dealer he sold
    1 point
  28. Sits up there high with no engine and trans. ! That will be next months job.
    1 point
  29. Update on my progress, all suspension and axles in and plumbed, hoist plate and hitch/light bar done, got air cleaners mounted and hood back on. Primed hood a week ago and had some gun issues, so we wet sanded back done and will be repriming it and priming the cab today. Hope for it to be orange by end of weekend !
    1 point
  30. Owner/Driver / January 25, 2017 One area of trucking we don’t hear from too often is military operators, so Owner//Driver sat down with an accompished ex-Army truckie to find out what it’s all about. Andrew Wilkins worked his way up through the Australian Army as a truck driver, eventually reaching the post of Operations Manager after seven years and before leaving was due to become an instructor at the Army School of Transport (ART). Now based out of Larapinta, Andrew drives b-doubles for Flynn Transport and speaks highly of the Australian Army as an avenue for young people l
    1 point
  31. This is how the truck was found in the 70's in Wyoming. mostly untouched and was transported to Northern California where the Previous Owner Stored it and dreamed of the truck being restored at some point
    1 point
  32. The Dust has settled.....so the disassembly is on the way, been busy at work but making time weekly now to get her on the road this year. You can see the Donor Cab beside the crushed one. of course lots of rust expected since she is 75 this year. The Bed is the original and I will be making a new bed by reproducing this exact one. That will come down the road a ways, I am in search of headlamps which are the torpedo style which is in the Manufacture photo. so any leads please let me know, they ran a few different headlamp styles
    1 point
  33. Yep!!! Noticed he was still passing when the lane ended!!
    1 point
  34. Was visiting a good friend today, and look what he had behind his shop. NOT FOR SALE.
    1 point
  35. Yup, that's Jack's and it is magnificent! I'd love it and throw a 5th wheel on it and take a trailer with a few toys on it to a show! It had been his dream for a long time and he got it finished.
    1 point
  36. Holy S---! That has to be a super pucker moment.
    1 point
  37. I still firmly believe that all geographically large, high-consumption countries should dictate that medium and high volume light vehicles be produced there. One can call it protectionist, but I call it a very reasonable request. China has such a policy, rightly so, and it has worked out reasonably well for all concerned. The US is a mature market, but the sales volume is extremely high. Small countries can't reasonably demand domestic production from every participating automaker, but the U.S. certainly can.
    1 point
  38. I would have never thought it was true. I guess ya'll are right. Volvo/Mack doesn't care about selling big trucks. Now I'm glad I changed brands after they killed the E9 and CL.
    1 point
  39. No, he was a fleet tug sailor. USS Seneca ATF91. IC Electrician Third. He wanted to be a bubblehead but he failed the eye exam for that.
    1 point
  40. Why buy a Mack; if your not going to get maxitorque or Mack rear ends? For an mp8? all other brand trucks are cheaper price & you want have to make those 2 decisions
    1 point
  41. A friend send these to me, including the Instagram photo of the Prime Mover. Paulo http:// http:// http:// http:// http:// http:// http:// http://
    1 point
  42. The Corbitt 100th anniversary show in 2010 at Henderson NC
    1 point
  43. Other dog the pic of the two macks is the lot where we just picked up our superliner was part there on the hill behind the trucks I didn't see the girl standing on the side of rt 15 when we where there though
    1 point
  44. Those are worth some money, and in nice shape enjoy. I used to do the HO setup but not anymore no time and the kids are older.
    1 point
  45. yep it's about a 1/2 hour away from me. Town had a public dump like most small towns had. The dump somehow caught fire which started part of an exposed coal vein on fire and has been smoldering underground ever since.
    1 point
  46. It was mentioned when it was for sale a year or so ago, that there was an axle swap to non-Mack Air Ride. Therefore it would be a safer bet that this is not the original length.
    1 point
  47. Right here in this thread. A step by step account of a restoration process with pictures is interesting.
    1 point
  48. Thank you Gentlemen, and excited about this new challenge. I will post some new pictures of the progress next month A lot of trucks never climb out of this condition, I save them one at a time.....
    1 point
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