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  1. 3 points
    Tip turbine equipped tractor with a cold weather air cleaner and has a good bit of fuel capacity.
  2. 2 points
    Anyone that knows me , knows I have a soft spot for International Loadstars. My father always had them, and I got my CDL on one. Last week I had a Loadstar Sundance cross my path. It has a special decor package that was offered in late 75, 76 and 77.(I think) It had an upholstered dash, door panels, two tone paint . The frame and wheels were painted the same colour as part of the cab. To me a Sundance was like a unicorn, people said they where around , but I had never seen one . Now I am fortunate enough to have my own Sundance. It needs a little attention, but it will be worth it. Didn't run. (does now) No brakes . Rust issues . Cracks in hood !976 Loadstar 1700 MV 404 gas engine 5 speed with 2 speed axle 25,000 original miles
  3. 2 points
    Not my picture just passing it along to those who havn't seen this yet. A picture taken by a kind insider at the plant and posted on Facebook of a Canadian Armed Forces Mack Titan tractor. He went on to say it's one of the last ones being built. Nice to see they finally engineered a 60" midrise bunk on a Titan with what seems to be a tri- drive planatary rears. Most likely a tank hauler. A day late and a dollar short. Let the parent company bashing begin....
  4. 2 points
    Engine 16-1, Granville, PA 1980 Mack CF/1996 J.C. Moore refurb 1250/1000 #CF611F10-2064 x-FDNY
  5. 1 point
    Call me old fashioned but I agree with RR on the old flip phone to talk ONLY, and no connection from my truck computer to the manufacturer..
  6. 1 point
    Kinda makes me glad I don't have an android, apple, or windows phone, and my windows desktop doesn't have a microphone OR camera. I have a smart phone...it just isn't an android, apple, or windows OS. Ditto on the no connection between my truck's ECM and the outside world. Want to tinker? Have to be inside the truck physically connected. Not looking forward to installing an ELD...still weighing my options, as that device will provide a doorway into my truck's computer. Wife wants to move, so if I can find a buyer for the house we're gone. Then, I'll either find a job I can run local under the 100 air-mile exemption, or get a regular job. Hell, my NEWEST POV is old enough to drink...just wish this old Mack was 13or so months older to be a late-'99 instead of an early-'01.
  7. 1 point
    The reason health care COSTS so damn much is because NOBODY knows (or cares) what it costs. The person receiving the care isn't typically the one paying the bill. Try calling a few hospitals to get a price quote for a procedure. Pulling teeth is child's play by comparison. They don't know what it'll cost until AFTER the fact, when they bill you whatever they decide you ought to pay. Insurance companies only care that the paperwork is filed correctly, they they pay what they've decided the procedure ought to cost. The person who received the treatment doesn't care about anything more than their co-pay and deductible. Think about it this way. If somebody else is paying for your fuel, and it doesn't affect you one way or the other what sort of mileage your car gets, are you going to care if it's getting 10 mpg vs 20? Probably not, because you aren't the one footing the bill. Even less so if the gas stations, knowing you as the driver aren't the one paying for the fuel, simply didn't post the price per gallon and wouldn't (or couldn't) tell you the actual price if you asked. They could charge $1/gallon or $10/gallon and you wouldn't know the difference because you aren't the one getting billed for it. That's why drug companies can charge outrageous amounts for their drugs. The consumer isn't likely the one paying the bill, and the insurance company will either pay it or negotiate a different rate...using the threat of denial of coverage as leverage. Until hospitals can tell you the price of a procedure, allowing you the consumer to shop around for the best value (encouraging FREE MARKET COMPETITION), then nothing the congress passes will do anything to curb the cost. The consumer MUST have a vested interest in controlling costs before hospitals and drug companies will ever consider pricing their products and services competitively. ...and the government shouldn't be in the business of picking winners and losers. Who cares if a health care corporation pays it's administrators millions of dollars per year? If they actually had to actually compete in the free market, how competitive could they hope to be with that sort of overhead? If they can't compete, they lose market share. Lose market share, and the administrators have a tough row to hoe in justifying that multi-million dollar salary. Free market wins again.
  8. 1 point
    Nice! I've always liked the Loadstars. It's what our town bought all its school busses with, so I spent a few years riding in them, and actually learned how to drive a standard by closely watching one of my better bus drivers. When I became a firefighter, our department had a '73 Loadstar in reserve that I drove a bit, and now my neighbor owns it. I think I drive it more than he does, even though I have my own rig! I still love the slight gear noise from the transmission, and the particular squeak of the clutch and rear springs, and it seems to have a unique exhaust odor that reminds me of being a kid when the bus pulled away from the stop.... Hope you enjoy yours!
  9. 1 point
    Everything in Robert B. Marvin's Mack Apparatus book also points to it being a B Early Series truck.... And a 707 would have been an available option for it. I think that motor was also known as the AP motor, so perhaps that's where that number in the S/N comes from.... It does appear to be a Cincinnati rig. According to the "Motorized Apparatus of Cincinatti" website, here's what they show: 6AP6S 1061 1935 Mack 750 100 25146 En 46 IS 4-29-35 Here's a link to that site if you want to check it out: http://www.cfdhistory.com/htmls/apparatus.html So, it matches your s/n, but they show that it and its twins, 1059, 1060, and 1062 were all purchased in 1935, just a tad later than you thought. And it served as Engine 46 going in service in 4/29/35 (so it may be a 1934 on the paperwork), and was a 750gpm pumper with a 100 gallon tank. The site notes that the number 25146 is the "shop number". It's the only one of the four that it notes that for, so I wonder if this one was modified by Cincinnati's shop after delivery, or if that's Mack's build number. As Brocky and 1958 F.W.D note, the Mack museum can offer you all the relevant info on your truck based on the serial number, including all the specs, delivery sheets, pics, and any other information that they might have on it..... Anyway - it's a beautiful truck. Below are a picture of the truck in service (it's only a thumbnail and a bit blurry - sorry) (in the center), the station that it was housed in when new (top), and a shot of Engine 31, which, although I can't verify it, I think is one of the other 3 trucks purchased by Cincinnati at the same time as yours (bottom)....
  10. 1 point
    I talked to my old mechanic friend at Syosset Trucks a 75 plus year old I.H. dealer. He only saw one and it was a 1975 Sundance I, he said the 1976's were Sundance II's. Told me that "you cheap S.O.B. farmers wouldn't spring for the extra couple of bucks to have the prettiest truck at the market" Paul
  11. 1 point
    Decon 1, FDNY, NY 2006 Mack MR/Ferrara
  12. 1 point
    Truck 105, Hazle Township FD, Hazleton, PA 1983 Mack CF 0/0/75' Aerialscope #CF686FAP-1485 x-Roslyn, PA
  13. 1 point
    ...and just HOW do those "great" countries pay for national health care? Confiscatory tax rates, and cutting out "unnecessary" budget items such as defense (because the good ol' USA will be there to pick up the slack). Tell you what. If you think those other countries are so "great", pick one and go there. The fact that more people come here to realize their dreams (leaving those countries you call "great") and not the other way around tells me your idea of what makes a country "great" is a little warped. I don't need a nanny state looking after me. I prefer the freedom to make my own choices to better my situation. When the state makes your decisions for you, you're stuck where you're at. Born poor? You'll die poor. Born wealthy? You'll get to keep that wealth (unless you completely screw it up). I prefer the opportunity to rise above where I'm at, even if that means risking failure. I choose freedom.
  14. 1 point
    I have seen this film floating around a bit of late, I had no idea were it was from but the driver recovered pretty well I reckon Paul
  15. 1 point
    No, under the current law you do NOT have the choice. You either pay through the nose for an outrageously unaffordable policy that doesn't even come close to what a person might want or need...or pay a confiscatory fine to the government. If we were really free, we would not be penalized for choosing NOT to buy insurance, we could buy as much or as little as we decide we need, and it wouldn't be any concern of anybody in government as to whether or not and to what extent anybody is insured.
  16. 1 point
    Problem was sun was in his eyes. Trk didn't have a large enough sun visor.
  17. 1 point
    This particular engine is an early "B" model, not an "AP". The "AP" model was a more powerful version of the "AC" model including the famed sloped "Bulldog" hood. According to Harvey Eckart in his book, "Mack Fire Trucks, 1911-2005", the Type 19 used a Mack "BQ" chassis with a 150 HP "AP" motor and a 750 or 1,000 GPM pump. I guess that would make it a hybrid, "BQ" chassis with an "AP" motor. Early "B"s were built from 1928 to 1937. I often reference Harvey Eckart's work because it is so thorough and knowledgeable and I don't want anyone to think that I actually know what I'm talking about. bulldogboy
  18. 1 point
    Bumping this post back to top so it doesn't get lost. Sent from my SM-G386W using Tapatalk
  19. 1 point
    That is awesome that your wife helps out! There are not many of us garage-women out there anymoreI And I cannot wait to take it on its first test drive! I am so glad we are putting in a temporary diesel in this truck! I know how to drive a clutch....but a double-clutch...I am going to need a hockey helmet and a life vest for when I kill it and slam my head into the steering wheel! Ha! Thank god for lots of flat land in ND...I have all kinds of space to practice when we put the old EN330 back in it! Truck on!
  20. 1 point
    My second week of driving a big truck July of 69 pulling a 40 ft bedbug trailer with a 63 gmc crackerbox thought I was a truck driver (not!) A chromed up needlnose Pete is approaching in the other lane... and a girl is driving! Kinda took the wind out of my sails!😁
  21. 1 point
    More pictures....We need to just move into the shop! I know this truck forwards, backward, and inside out, right down to remembering which bolts go where...I now completely understand why my grandpa invented cuss words when working on these old trucks...they will give you a damn run for your money right down to the last cent! I think the other women in the office avoid me...I hear "she welds...she works on trucks...she has grease in her nails.." Ha! I think it's funny. Less drama in a shop... Tracy
  22. 1 point
    Nice picture of McDonough Demolition's lowboy.
  23. 1 point
    I agree. if they want to leave and join Mexico, more power to them. But once they do leave, they will have no right to votes on how things work, and no handouts for at least 25 years after being let back in the United States.
  24. 1 point
    I understand what you are saying HG. As Pelosi said-"we should use more natural gas to decrease our dependence on fossil fuels"
  25. 1 point
    You know I wouldn't hire Bernie Sanders to clean my yard so I don't know what he's getting at and neither does he. Give him a box of Kleenex and send them home......bob Oh one more thing someone otta send that misfit to a barber shop and a taler man always looks like sh*t.....Come on now......I'm just a blue-collar got better threads than that begger.... Ahahahahahahaha......bob

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