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  1. 5 points
    Always wondered why they called them “Chicken lights”. Google say chicken thieves were stealing chickens off trucks while they drove slowly through dark, unlit streets of cities. Drivers hung lanterns on the sides so they could see what was going on.
  2. 4 points
    I have an 07 ai motor that's a 370. In the 5 years I've owned it, aside from it feeling like a turd power wise, but mack tech has a great post on here that can sort that out for you. My only problems have been a blown intake gasket and the cheap plastic coolant over flow tank cracked. In my view my truck has been very reliable, but we change oil at 8-10k miles maximum, with 2 gallons of Lucas oil in every oil change. And grease the whole truck every week. Some trucks are just crap from the factory, but most of the time "reliability" is based solely on how well you are willing to maintain and take care of the truck.
  3. 3 points
    Aussie Valueliner - Mack V8 - E9/500 possibly 1988, straight pipes, picture taken Sept 2018, Dalby Queensland, returning home to Brisbane after delivering heavy load in central Queensland
  4. 3 points
    Here is Greco #255. In storage since almost new! Mileage is in the low 1,000's!
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  6. 2 points
    i thought you guys might enjoy this one. i added some "stealth" chicken lights if you want to call them that....lol basically my goal was to not have it stand out and be gaudy looking on a mack when there turned off but still make the truck stand out at night. i think i succeeded at what i was going for. pretty happy with how they came out.
  7. 2 points
    Thank you for letting me join the forum. While I haven't had the pleasure of owning a Mack yet, I still love these man made creatures of might. One of my favorite Macks is an old Mack Prime Mover from Hallamore Transportation in Holbrook, MA. Here's a pic my brother took back in the early 90s.
  8. 2 points
    Yes, I was thinking AITM was offering that MH cab. Now seems I was wrong. Of modelling I got stuck with Mack AC. And seems I stuck tough having them big Macks. There was a Russian guy who built Aussie (or NZ) tween steer MH. He used the same cab as you posted but had to modify it really much as I remember. http://www.autoinscale.com/?section=article&id=1166
  9. 2 points
    Welcome Jim. This IS a great site to learn stuff. Wide diversity of people and Mack experience. Run it. Do oil sampling to see how much metal is on the move inside your engine, don’t want an inspection hole in engine block. Blowby is legal in 50 states. Water is condensate or evaporation of coolant, oil test will verify if it’s only condensate. Knock the chrome covers off EUPs on right side. Make a 3” jumper wire. Start cold. Short out EUPs one at a time to see which hole won’t wake up cold. A tune up with injector tips is a cheap refresher if you can do most of it yourself. Takes minimal knowledge and a good book. If you rebuild, those parts are good for reuse..... so no loss. A free engine manual download is available for OEM engine rebuild and procedures. Go to search window and enter “makeshift manometer” and you’ll find my directions to build a blowby gauge. That will give you a solid number if you want one.
  10. 2 points
    looks great guys, in the past i had thought of mounting some under the cab where the lights themselves would not be visible but would shine down on my tanks i thought that would be pretty cool. i might still do that as i only have the lights under the sleeper and nothing under the front doors. i think the ones i bought off e-bay were something around $23 for 20 lights if memory serves so they certainly were not expensive i was a bit nervous about the way i did it as if i didn't like it there wasn't really any turning back. well not without a lot of work anyway....lol but im very happy with how it came out.
  11. 1 point
    Just the same az Ice Road Truckers But Summer addition LOL 🇦🇮 cya
  12. 1 point
    interesting i don't know if i have ever heard that story, iv heard there was a company that hauled chickens in i think the north east somewhere that started it by putting some amber lights under there bumper, iv also heard that the glow resembles the glow of the heat lights in a chicken coop.
  13. 1 point
    Produced by Wagner for Mack, they have significantly more force, a requirement for a 20k axle versus a 12k axle. That Volvo wants to charge you $744.85 for a $200 component should be a crime. Volvo doesn't want you operating a 1996 vintage truck. And they want to rinse their hands of "American" Macks.
  14. 1 point
    Other than Ford under Mulally's "one Ford" regime when Volvo, Rover, Jaguar, and Mazda were cut loose the automakers have been "sleeping around" for decades. Look at GM- the small cars have been sold to PSA, Isuzu provides diesels and the compact pickups, Nissan/Renault provides vans, the 4 cylinder diesels came from a deal with FIAT, and now International has hopped in bed with them to produce medium trucks. I feel sorry for folks who work in GM parts departments...
  15. 1 point
    From the research i have done so far , i believe the wastegate is set to 35psi but I will confirm this when I bolts it up and have the vecu upgraded to the step 12b .I ain't looking for crazy horse power or even to tame any kitties , just want the bulldog to act like a bulldog not like the Chihuahua it is now😁
  16. 1 point
    1948 MACK EH VIN: EHTID5545 fuel: gas title status: missing transmission: manual 1948 MACK EH MODEL SINGLE AXLE TRACTOR ALL ORIGINAL DRIVETRAIN. FLATHEAD 6CYL GAS MOTOR, 4 SPEED TRANS. TRUCK RUNS AND YARD DRIVES. RARE PIECE OF MACK HISTORY. IDEAL CANDIDATE FOR RESTORATION, RAT ROD OR FOR CUMMINS/ DURAMAX DIESEL ENGINE CONVERSION. FULLY DOCUMENTED REGISTRATION WITH THE MACK TRUCKS HISTORICAL MUSEUM SHOWING: 1. Chassis Records 2. Sales Record 3. Sales Literature 4. Sales Spec Sheet 5. Service & Repair Manual COOL OLD TRUCK WITH ENDLESS POTENTIAL. IT IS CURRENTLY SITTING ON A 20' EQUIPMENT TRAILER THAT IS EQUIPPED WITH RAMPS FOR EASY LOADING AND OFF LOAD. TRAILER WILL BE INCLUDED IN SALE FOR AN ADDITIONAL $2,500. DELIVERY TO NASSAU OR SUFFOLK IS ALSO AVAILABLE IF NEEDED. more pics in the ad https://newyork.craigslist.org/lgi/cto/d/deer-park-1948-mack/6785364304.html
  17. 1 point
    Auslowe is re organizing. The owner was a bit disgusted with people coping his items so some were dropped. Him, the ower of Sourkraut Models, Whitefang Models, Models by Dave and Jerry from Modeltruckn are all members on my truck model site.
  18. 1 point
    The AI engines are not known for being powerful ( regardless of HP rating) . However they are pretty reliable. Compared to 2008 and up trucks, you won’t be stuck on the side of the road doing regens or in 5 mph derate due to emissions. So that’s a big plus.
  19. 1 point
    Wow! That's awesome (and sad). The only source of ignition had to have been the battery. Something (the frame of the shack) must have sparked the battery by touching both terminals. Otherwise, how do you explain? Subsequent explosions came from LP tanks after the shack and battery acid were burning. Amazing the vehicle wasn't more damaged!
  20. 1 point
    From the Mack Master Maintenance Manual 1940 to 1949. Complete service bulletins, special tools, repair procedures and literature by MACK, York Pennsylvania, Harrisburg Branch. Serial number DR 305-4. Mack Trucks and Bus. Includes Series E Trucks with engines-- EN 271, EN 290, EN 330, EN 354A, EN 431A, END 457 Engines; Series L Truckengines EN 510A, EN 707A, ED, END 519, END 672, Cummins H, Cummins NH Engines; Series A Trucks with EN 291, EN 331, EN 377, EN 431, END 510 Engines.
  21. 1 point
    I have a EQ factory desel that they had so many problems with,Mack sent them a new gas engine to repower it.,I don't think they ever used the 672 in the EQ wasn't it 510 ?
  22. 1 point
    Nice. Did the same with my truck. I mounted the 3/4" LED under the lip of the bunk, so they are invisible during the day, but light up and shine down on the road at night. I did similar under cab, I made small brackets and riveted them to the inside of the rocker so only the edge of the light hangs down and it glows on the tanks. I then put them up each side of the bunk in the back. I got the SS covers for them to kinda cover up the black rubber grommet. I got the clear lens also so not as noticeable during the day. You can get those 3/4" LED's cheap from Amazon. They keep offering bigger quantities for cheap. If I can't make the truck shiny, I might as well light it up at night?? You know the old Beach Boys song..."She's my no go show boat".........
  23. 1 point
    Yes it was. Mack called it the END 672. Starting in 1949, the Mack Diesel Caravan program traveled the country promoting the use of diesel engines in trucks. I wouldn't be surprised that same gassers were converted to diesel as an upgrade by their owners.
  24. 1 point
    PLEASE Answer the questions above !!! yes the ecu can effect power But need to address the physical issues first! Its a waste of your/our time Guessing At stuff! NEED FACTS
  25. 1 point
    It’s a AI460 engine with a Mack T318LR trans. Meritor rear axles with 4.56 gears. Some type of walking beam rear suspension. Powerleash engine brake. Has dual steering gears. Being built on 3/23/2006 it should have most all upgrades done at the factory. Only thing not possibly done is the rocker arm hold down bolts upgrade. Mack/Volvo purged all warranty data on anything with a grey motor in it a while back. Not able to view past warranty history.
  26. 1 point
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