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  1. got new toy 88 mack superliner E6 350 12 speed 44 camelback
    5 points
  2. Since I bought my Willy’s I have not had a lot of time or somewhere out of the weather to work on it. I get nervous really tearing into something in my yard because I know that simple jobs are always more time consuming than you think. Little gremlins like rusted bolts that break down off and fight you tooth and nail to extract the piece of the parts store sends me home with the right part and only when I tear the rig apart and pull out the broken or worn piece do I find I have the wrong replacement. Keep in mind the closest parts store to me is 42 miles away. There is a parts store here in to
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  3. I'd just remove and replace them without the spacer, as Glenn mentioned above, that was done for oversize drums. The brake bolts should come apart and be able to be reused, the 7" shoes used on your truck have 3/8" bolts in them. Just tighten them up from the center out and use some common sense. Ron
    3 points
  4. this is the guy who brought Japanese production up to what it is today, part of MacArthur's team after ww2 he created what we term today as the "quality system" in production.... https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/W._Edwards_Deming BC Mack
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  6. Seasons greetings all. I thought that some might be interested in this old dog that appears to have followed me back to the yard. Rare beastie in UK, according to the information kindly supplied by the Mack Museum this one was built in 1949 for a certain US Government Agency (that was also created in 1949) and was one of a batch of 8 similar vehicles. They were originally fitted with box bodies with GM powered generating sets. They also towed Fruehauf office trailers which sadly no longer exist although one of the remaining axles can be seen on the rear of the LF in the pictures. Vi
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  7. What a cocktail !
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  8. After brakes, wiring is a wise investment for an older vehicle.
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  9. Hi everybody, In the early 1980's we upgraded an R Model Cab from the short back to the long back and fitted the air bag to the back and the trunnion mounts under the front. This also involved remounting the bonnet hinges from the Radiator mounts to a direct Chassis mount and rollers were mounted on the front of the firewall to allow the cab to move in relation to the bonnet. The original tank mounting crossmembers were 2 inch square, which apparently went back to the B models. In the conversion to the Air suspension Cab the crossmember was changed to a 3inch high by 2inch RHS. If you hit a re
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  10. The grab rails are different also. One cabs grab rails are shorter, but I don't remember which cab, plus 3 or original cab. Paul
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  11. Represent.Us, yet another goofy liberal site, claims the internet industry paid lobbyist 61 million. If it is worth that much to keep unnecessary goverment medding out of a business, how much is it costing us for all the other unnecessary goverment meddling in business?
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  12. Yes, there is an flat back cab roof and a +3 roof.
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  13. Not going political on this Web site this is a site about and for the greatest truck in the world
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  14. No Seed Only the one 'R'model the mack COE 'F' model had a full FG Cab most noticeable by the support strut go n from mirror to near the lower section of door the L8r model had FG cab with steel doors n no mirror support [/img] I'm not aware of a full FG 'R' model cab cya §wishy
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  15. You presented this much more eloquent than I, thanks. Offering different service to different customers also is outlawed by monopoly laws already written in the law books. Trump did us a favor correcting this one. The real purpose of Obummer's law was to regulate the number of conservative leaning sites and boost the liberal ones to make neutrality in the eyes of liberal goverment administrators.
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  16. The Restoring Internet Freedom Order reverses a decision made by the Obama administration to regulate internet service providers (ISPs) under the Telecommunications Act of 1934 – a law intended to establish rules for phone and local electric companies enacted decades before development of the internet.Although the internet operated effectively and efficiently without net neutrality, Obama’s FCC in 2015 suddenly and inexplicably determined a radical transformation was required to “save” it. When information technology experts speak of “net neutrality,” they usually mean consumers should be
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  17. Here in Australia ,We also had a Full Fibreglass Cab as An option in the early 70's. pretty sure the '74 Oil Crisis made the resin Too expensive for the cab to be affordable. I think there was only 35-50 Made.. BISTBC
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  18. we had a lot of the 1486s in off highway log trucks. (Hayes WHDXs, Kenworth 850s,) We had 3 Pacific's with Cat 3412s @ 600hp which I drove sometimes . No end to the power they had. There were 3 Pacific's that had the 12V92Ts but had crank problems so were replaced with?. there is still one of the in the ocean with grapple yarder on top of it. They fell of the barge in bad seas.
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  19. The gooberment will do a better job of deciding what you should watch then you do! If a business screws you over, don't do business with them again. If the gooberment screws you over, tough shit. Wake up sheeple. We can not continue to turn everything over to our goverment handlers.
    1 point
  20. Net Neutrality wasn't a thing until 2015, how did we possibly use the internet in the years before that? I'm still not quite sure how I feel about the whole issue, on one hand, I like that this will now be one less thing that the Government can micromanage, but I'm also afraid that the ISP's will try to screw their customers. Although in our free market, consumers have the right to shop around for the best bang for their buck. I don't see where so many people are getting the "sky is falling" mentality, but I do agree that there is potential for abuse of the system.
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  21. Any way you look at it the government will get its hands on the internet its a vast uncharted territory ripe for taxation as with everything else follow the money.
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  22. Also the Haywood, California plant had an employee / quality control problems with the "California" attitude of employees there. Similar to the problems Grumman had in Stuart Florida back in that time frame. People would go to lunch and not come back because of a good wave or good fishing in Stuart, same deal in Haywood from the line workers to engineering not returning or just not coming in. Mack had a presence in Europe, South America and the Middle East, but the European makers caught up technologically wise, to be very competitive.
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  23. This is my take on it. Mack like many other old line manufacturing firms started having financial difficulties in the 1970's because of factors that were largely out of their control. The oil crisis stopped a lot of capital investment so truck sales slowed while at the same time massive inflation took hold along with very high interest rates. These factors made it tough for companies like Mack that used a business model of letting customers pay a relatively small down payment while the company carried the cost of building the truck. The old model worked fine when the cost of borrowin
    1 point
  24. The first thing one notices is that the video is a product of CNN. They are no longer a trusted source of information. As I understand the growth and freedom of the net is because the govenment has not controled it. Want the goverment to decide what you see?
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  25. Do you want the goverment to have control of the internet. Check their track record. For example: Obamacare, immigration, gun control, electronic logs, climate change regulation, coal usage.....
    1 point
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