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  1. 15 points
    Couple pics from my son's wedding Sat.
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    yesterday today that was just after imron base coat before clear, i forgot to take a picture after i shot the clear it was getting pretty late when i finished up. ill post up a picture tomorrow of it all un wrapped with the clear coat on it. i recorded some video on the whole process so that will be in the works as well. but my old peeling fading pant on the mack has been replaced with nice shiny new paint. its had some clear coat issues as long as iv owned it but it has really started showing its age up close over the last couple years, the whole drivers side was starting to peel bad and the passenger side was starting to peel and there was absolutely no clear coat left on the roof, not to mention the hood had been re painted previously by someone else and the color didn't exactly match they painted over stickers and it was separating in spots. as the original paint was failing underneath the repaint on the hood.
  5. 12 points
    Finally found a way to fix all my emission system headaches with the new trucks. Just got this 1986 IH 9670 Eagle. It's been many years now since I have been as happy as I am now when I drive this truck. Just have to do some cosmetic stuff. Got a grab handle missing, some dents and extra mirror brackets and stuff to remove. And put the stack on straight. But the headliner and sleeper are still wrapped in plastic. Never been opened up. It's a little light spec'd compared to what I normally have, but many years ago I was in the bush with 38,000 rears and only broke one axle shaft once, so I'll be okay pulling a dump trailer with this. It's got an NTC Big Cam IV 400, 13 speed overdrive and 40,000 International (made by Rockwell) rears with 4.44 ratio. Kinda odd a light spec highway truck is geared that low, but it pulls pretty strong. And I will just be using it in town and on highway construction anyway. Man, I had forgot how glorious it is to drive an old truck with a mechanically governed engine and un-muffled straight pipe. I'm never going to want to drive the 4900 Star now. I missed out on a 350 Superliner, but I'm an International guy too, so this will work!
  6. 12 points
    My grandfathers brother had an Auto repair/ gas station and Pontiac dealer in Centerport Long Island from the mid teens until his death in 1967. During the 20's and 30's most of his customers were from Eatons Neck and Centerport. The likes of the Vanderbilts, Morgans, Pratt and Manvilles so his wrecker wrecker fit his image for his clients. Biggest memory was climbing all over his 1928 Packard tow truck. when he died I was 14 and couldn't convince my dad to take it for his garage. so it was sold. The unit just came up for sale after sitting in the buyers garage since 1969. I contacted the seller and sent him a wire transfer deposit to buy it. Only 3 photos and needs most likely a ton of mechanical and the body was changed quite a bit. But 52 years later I'm going to own it. 1933 photo Center Shore Drive Centerport N.Y. Hosted on Fotki December 2018. Hosted on Fotki Hosted on Fotki Hosted on Fotki
  7. 10 points
    Never plan on being a stoner, don't smoke, seldom drink and it fascinates me...…………….Stoner dude sits at home smoking state-approved weed & eat'in Cheetos, Democratic politicians boast whimsically about how many drugs they did in college, the companies CEO has a chrome box for his nose candy and Mr.BlueCollar is told "stay sober, clean, and your going to piss in a cup if you wanna get paid (or score a job)".
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    This is how I recall the 50's and 60's when I used to ride with my uncle when he worked for Walton P Davis in Locust Valley N.Y. Only time I ever road in a Sightliner. Scary and cool for a 12 year old.
  10. 9 points
    Making a delivery of new Mack LFT trucks.
  11. 9 points
    Hey guys/gals! It’s been a while since I have posted in BMT. Not since shortly after our CL753 build. I hope all is well with you all. I am back to share another build I am beginning. If you guys remember, my father and I restored a green Superliner about 5yrs who, and then a yellow CL About 3 yrs ago. Any way I have a new project, something bigger and wilder than I have ever done before. Finally got the RD854 my dad always wanted . It’s unfortunate he isn’t here to help me on this, but my uncle and I plan on doing this one in honor of him. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. 9 points
    Ready for the show! Macungie 2014.
  13. 9 points
    I call my Jeep "Elizabeth Warren". It's white, but says it's a Cherokee!
  14. 9 points
    For folks that may have missed this on TV this morning, Dennis Gage "My Classic Car" visits the ATCA National Show 2018 at Macungie Memorial Park.
  15. 9 points
    Hauling a fresh load of toothpicks.
  16. 9 points
    Well, I actually got to go to sunny Florida this week! The N.B.Handy Co. has opened a branch in Davenport, Fl. They used to have a branch in Orlando and in Boca Raton too but they closed them. They said they're gonna supply the Davenport branch out of the Norcross, Ga. (Atlanta) branch, but they would have loads out of Lynchburg going there to get the warehouse fully supplied. I loaded on Thursday to deliver Monday, but of course I came home and fed the cat, cleaned the litter box, took a shower, and I was off. I got there Friday a little after noon, not expecting to get unloaded until Monday, but they unloaded me Friday. So I waited until the redhead got off from work, and she drove over from the other side of Orlando and picked me up.As I always do whenever i'm with her, I had a great time. I saw this serious looking bird on the way down. and a bird on a sign- I took a picture of this orange grove right across the road from N.B.Handy while I was waiting for her. I might have walked over and picked a few oranges too. Saturday we took a little drive over to Stuart, Fl. to see a BMT dignitary- Hatcity, a true legend. We went up rt. A1A when we left Stuart and stopped a few times to take pictures and look around. We saw some people on some horses. And a seagull on the beach. A big beach umbrella- A girl who stepped on a Lego- A couple walking on the beach- ...so, we stopped at another place and saw this little crab- and a big bird- Sunday morning we went for an airboat ride, saw lots of aminals... Then I had to leave, after having a great time, drinking great beer, eating great wings, and being with great people- ...and get back into the cold, the snow, the ice,..this is here, about an hour ago- bummer. I did see a big Mack truck or two yesterday though-
  17. 9 points
    designed to withstand the stresses of demanding use.
  18. 9 points
    the imron was defiantly not cheap was over $1500 in paint . normally i would use nasson or croma base on cars. i have not sprayed many single stages not on a allover paint job anyway, iv done like some trailer fenders or things like that in single stage paints. i drive a lot of gravel roads so that was part of my reason for going with the imron should be more chip and scratch resistant. its not been very long sense i sprayed it but i wet sanded and buffed out a small spot and it was almost like buffing stainless steel..lol its defiantly some tough stuff. mostly all back together now got the exhaust stack back on and the grab handle on the back of the cab after i took those pictures mostly just have to put the interior door panels back on and interior trim around sleeper windows and a couple broken bolts i still need to deal with on the drivers side front 1/4 fender and put my lettering back on the truck. id like to re-polish all my alluminum before i put it back on the road as well. but its almost done. oh and here is the visor after i fixed my screw up and re-sprayed it and a close up picture of the color
  19. 9 points
    Just got back to Ohio in time to miss the snow. Grain elevator and cotton bales in Texas . Rest NM.
  20. 8 points
    Mauro family 1955 Mack LJSWX dump truck and 1965 B-87 tractor at the Bolton Fairground.
  21. 8 points
    Folks, we need to give Barry Holden a big hand!! If you notice on the home page, he has dedicated a tab at the top of page to the B Model Registry. Once you click on it, you can get to the registry plus a lot more info that I dug out of sales literature. There is still more to send to him, so keep checking from time to time. The old web site that all this info was on was discontinued for some reason. I'm grateful to Barry for posting all this again so everybody can learn more about their ride. Sent a personal note to Barry and thank him for this addition. I have noticed the times on messages he has sent here and I'm starting to think he lives at Watt's Mack. Not often you have a employee willing to put in that much time! Over & out from Ignorant Ridge, Tom
  22. 8 points
    You know how it goes, just driving along on a mission, enjoying your own thoughts, listening to the music of a cool powered Mack, the whistle of that magic tip turbine singing away All this time big brother is watching you I am not complaining one little bit though Was stunned to see me on Facebook that night when I stopped So sit back, relax and have a good chuckle Paul received_350847202182842.mp4
  23. 8 points
    Rails are drilled and painted and got a few parts installed, should have the crossmembers and suspension mounts installed this week. 280 wheel base on thirty foot rails. Truck Shop
  24. 8 points
    Looking mighty fine! Shown at Macungie in 2015.
  25. 8 points
    I’m all Mack. I don’t look at anything newer than 2003. When we can’t keep them running time to close the doors. They haul the same loads time and again. I know it’s not an option for everyone, but for my operation it’s the best way to maximize our money. I feel for everyone running newer equipment that is unreliable.
  26. 8 points
    Mack did not make a turbo V8 in a B model from the factory that I know of. I did see a 864 twin turbo B model for sale in the Wheels of Time years ago, it was yellow, wonder what happened to it? Think they were asking about $20-25K for it. This is my 1965 B-755 that came with a normally aspirated 864. They were not good engines and forget about parts so when the truck was restored I put in a rebuilt 375HP 866 V8 single turbo that I could get parts for back then. So there are at least 2 B's with Turbo V8's around. I really wanted to put a E9-500 in but the Quadbox still in the truck would not have survived for long. Engine color is right for 1965 V8 but originally a Silver engine.
  27. 8 points
    If the first cutbacks in pay from the shutdown were the congressmen involved, The shut down would end immediately!!!!
  28. 8 points
    How's it going everybody? So, as the title says I have a 1949 Mack L95 that I plan on restoring. I'm new to Macks, and big trucks in general, so I'm here for some much needed guidance from the experts. I have experience with car restoration and work as a general mechanic, but really very little experience with big trucks. A quick back story on the truck. Its a 1949 L95 with the big en707a gas job and 1000gpm. The fire department I work for in MA used to buy exclusively Macks from the 40s through the 70s. This truck was bought new by my department in 49, where it served as E4 for 25yrs until 1974. It then became spare E22 until about the mid 80s when it was auctioned off, never to be seen again... Until a few years ago. In 2016 someone sent me a Craigslist ad to this truck for sale, rotting away in the woods in NH. Being assigned to E4 at the time, and being a gearhead and history buff, I couldn't let it go. I went up to NH and brought her home. According to the seller it ran when parked a little over 10yrs ago. I moved the motor by hand and it does turn over. Theres some rot around the door sills, floor and seat frame, but the body is rock solid. The motor looks fairly clean, however it looks like there May have been some sort of leak /crack in one of the heads... Looks like someone put some epoxy in a small spot on the outside of the head. Other than that, there was a big nest in the carb (air cleaner was off) and the exhaust manifold had a couple pieces broken out (which I guess is common?). I haven't done a whole lot with it so far, but am hoping to get started soon. Ive done as much research as I can, including contact Mack and getting all the history, documents, and restoration resources on the truck. I pulled the carb (which is a big Zenith) and rebuilt it with a NOS rebuild kit from Zenith. I drained the oil and put a little marvel in the cylinders. The basic plan is to get the motor to the point I can try turning it over to at least get an idea of where it stands and then go from there. From there I'll make a list, starting with the brakes which were taken apart by the previous owner. All in all I'm a little overwhelmed, but really an dedicated to getting this thing done! I'm committed to hearing that big 707 run again. What I'm looking for is any tips, tricks, guidance, or even "hey, what the hell are you doing you idiot!?" from you guys who have experience with these trucks. Does my initial plan of attack sound decent? Also advice in sourcing parts, for example finding an exhaust manifold. Sorry for the long story! I appreciate any and all advice, and thanks in advance! Here are some pictures of how we found it, and just after we towed her out.
  29. 8 points
    1937 MACK bus chassis. Note the long air intake tube. All dressed up.
  30. 8 points
    Heavy duty hauler on Cape Cod. Kodak Instamatic picture circa 1977.
  31. 7 points
    Just wanted to share some photos of the in progress restoration of my old LS. Right now she runs but very poorly but that should be fixed in a few weeks. After that it’ll take a while before any metal work or paint gets done which it will most certainly need.
  32. 7 points
    There are still a ton of fords operating in St. Louis as dumps, mixers and roll offs. Here are a few from the past couple days. I love old workhorses rocking spokes.
  33. 7 points
    Newest addition 1958 B-81 SX
  34. 7 points
    https://www.ebay.com/itm/LimitedEditioN-Vintage-MACK-TRUCKS-Logo-T-shirt-2side-Custom-Text-By-Paccart/264216228840?hash=item3d8483b3e8:m:mHQZ6nknzkP2eazsEfGYtQw
  35. 7 points
    Added a few more parts and pieces Truck Shop
  36. 7 points
    Distinctive look from Dodge.
  37. 7 points
    Parked behind the Freeway Flyer Superliner.
  38. 7 points
    Seems like it will all fit together. Finished all the modifications to the right sill/jamb, then test fit it all together along with the new rear floor panels. Lots of assembly/disassembly, test fitting, fitting the old parts back in, seeing if it will all line up. Still a ways to go, but it's getting there.
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    put some more sheetmetal on.
  43. 7 points
    Pelosi is going to be 79 in March.....and she looks it. Maxine Waters, another piece of work, will be 81 next August. Term limits ???
  44. 7 points
    Wow! Jason, I had no idea of the things being such interesting at you. Was thinking you was doing the same as the East Coast relaxing crue which had no snow since the only storm in November. Yes, your forecast is right, -5C outside at the moment. Quite comfortable for the season and the least point we had so far was -18C for just a couple of days. Nearly 40 cm of the white stuff is laying on the ground though and no one time of melting since it showed its presence in November. The heater is not planned to the R since it's future is seemed as a sun bathing lady, hidden in a garage for a non-show season. But the divider lockout will be on duty.
  45. 7 points
    Solved my emissions issues. Just got home from picking up my new ride. I forgot how glorious mechanical motors are to drive! So between this and the 2013 Star, I know which one I'll be using most. Just gotta do a bit of body work where it has been dented in a few spots, some paint and good to go. Plastic wrap is still over all the interior, never been taken off. All the headliner, bunk walls, etc. Only the driver seat bottom cushion and the steering wheel are wore.
  46. 7 points
    Straightened out several of the rear formers that had damage and getting back some more pieces from the fabricator. Local shop, that's been really good to work with and fast. Test fit all the rear sheetmetal and the donor cab top together for fitment. It all lined up, even the factory holes on the top to the original pieces. I think the top dates from 1948 and the cab is 1960. I have some hope this will all go back together.
  47. 6 points
    I dont care what people say, people were made of different stuff back then than they are today Paul
  48. 6 points
    And frame assembled. Truck Shop
  49. 6 points
    started getting all the aluminum polished out
  50. 6 points
    MACK ER Chain drive
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