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    Finally got around to the 80 gallon fuel tanks I snagged off a 97 FL80 Freightliner. Acid washed, sanded with 400/800 then polished.
  4. 11 points
    Raining pretty good when I snapped the photo yesterday morning and the decal is obviously aged but it's fitting: The caption reads: When America is Bankrupt and Lady Liberty Falls, Who will the Democrats and Media Blame?
  5. 10 points
    If you haven't been to the Mack Museum in Allentown, this is a glimpse into what they have to offer. www.macktruckshistoricalmuseum.org
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    I was in the right place at the right time this morning and got this video of a buddies LT hauling his D6 I believe. There are still a couple of working old Macks left in CA. Not many though. LT w-D6 video.MOV
  8. 10 points
    I just wanted to give an update on my R770. I have everything working as it should, Cleaned and painted frame and hubs. Repurposed some tires. The ones on the truck had lots of tread but were badly weather checked from sitting for 16 years . After a polish, this is what I have. A side note about the flags. The previous owners wife would hand sew flags for her husband. There was a stack of them under the seat, so I thought I should be showing them off ,and sharing the story.
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    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)".
  11. 9 points
    The 24 wide x 36 long x 16 tall barn expansion build has finally begun.😁 Just laying out the string lines,post locations and getting things leveled up.
  12. 9 points
    Some history from this side of the Pacific about you blokes on that side of the Pacific Paul
  13. 9 points
    Making a delivery of new Mack LFT trucks.
  14. 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
  15. 8 points
    I saw lots of planes, trains, and automobiles. Well, I didn't actually take any train pictures, so i'll throw this snow train picture in-
  16. 8 points
    Worked every day this week and is doing good. The transmission is definitely a change but for the better so far. Rob and some others had said that the power curve would feel a bit flat, and that’s a pretty accurate way to describe it. My driving habit has always been to “short shift” and it seems to really like that. It doesn’t need to be wound out before you shift it like it did before. I am going to work it a while and then I’m probably gonna take Rob’s advice and and have the pump calibrated to 300+ settings and try to fit my chassis mounted cooler. It’s gonna have to make some $$ for a while first. Lol. The air ride cab and all the insulation and new rubbers everywhere is sooo much nicer. Got cold a/c and a pretty good stereo too. But I’m still cruising with the window down because I love the way the 6” straights sound. Lol. Took forever but I’m very happy with the way it turned out. Thank you guys for all the free help and advice. I really appreciate it
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    bought the peterbilts couple years ago from steve camerota of camerota truck parts in ct.
  19. 8 points
    My friend found one of these pics on social media, so I figured since they have been also featured in the Canadian Bulldog Magazine back in the day I would post I may as well post my good friend's and his fathers old Mack's. The E9 V8 Superliner was a show and shine winner at El Rodeo Du Camion in Quebec. And the R pulling the float trailers had what he built as the very first auxiliary power unit around here back when there was no such thing. He put a Vauxhall engine in the side saddle storage box that charged the batteries, pre-heated the engine and wet line hydraulic oil tank and provided climate control in the cab when parked.
  20. 8 points
    May as well post one of the 87 R Model's I hauled salt with too. This was a strong little E6 350. Grossed 140,000 pounds all it's life running 8 to 12% hills north of here.
  21. 8 points
    Here’s what I threw together with some scrap laying around. Solid and portable, not really a working stand but good for now.
  22. 8 points
    Mauro family 1955 Mack LJSWX dump truck and 1965 B-87 tractor at the Bolton Fairground.
  23. 7 points
    I forgot I had these I took a FEW years ago. Pics from our old local Mack dealer that was in town in the 70's and 80's. And some trucks. The big float is was bringing some fabrications into the steel mill here.
  24. 7 points
    After all the 168 pages (of B.S.) were filled with the D.H.S., three face to face interviews and 5 inspections of my nostalgia funnycar project, my blown 55 chevy and storage bunker for the drums of fuel. I GOT MY PERMIT TO BUY UP TO 550 GALLONS OF NITRO METHANE FUEL A MONTH !!!
  25. 7 points
    Heavy duty, heavy haul.
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    Still slugging away. Took a break on the cab, after getting the sheet metal back. Doing some chassis work to get the frame mobile again. I have the front axle out and took the front springs to a local shop to be re-arched and matched up. The right spring was really bent and was a lot lower when it was in, even with the empty frame. Three work day turn around and the shop had everything I needed, even for both axles. Cleaned and primered all the parts and the right frame rail, but ran out of daylight to get the left one done.
  28. 7 points
    The last B model rolled off the assembly line. Matt Pfahl is the current owner of the truck. B57S1284.
  29. 7 points
    The new version is on the way but nothing better than the original style.
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    Just over 1100 miles one way with my Marmon and M172 trailer. Hopefully 700 miles home with a new B
  33. 7 points
    Good deal on these straps, Tractor Supply. I saw a big Mack truck or two- I love watching Fox News on weekends. Happy Easter everybody.
  34. 7 points
    Newest addition 1958 B-81 SX
  35. 7 points
    I saw a big Mack truck this week. I saw Cleveland too- I loaded a load of steel there, it looked like this- Loaded at this place Going to this place in Daleville, Va. I saw a big Mack truck in Cleveland too. And some big orange machines- Saw this unit on a trailer behind a pickup truck going south on I-77. This is a cow. and this is a dog and this is a smoking hot babe sitting in the shower. And that's all i've got this week.
  36. 7 points
    But yes it is ironic, MT! Two places I'd loooove to see drug testing: unemployment line and welfare line.
  37. 7 points
    The D-series was built between 1955 and 1958. The 1955 and early 1956 models had a squared off grille, no additional trim pieces and no rear corner windows. The second styling added the contour grill with the fancier trim, corner windows as well as other updates to stiffen the cab. There were a total of 832 built. The unique way of accessing the engine was called the Verti-lift system. There was a mast behind the cab, similar to a forklift that contained one cylinder that was raised by a cab jack or an electric pump which was optional. The green one in the photo is mine. It is a 1956 D-42 that was purchased new for Sinclair in Tulsa, OK.
  38. 7 points
    Still have some finishing up to do but it’s getting closer to going back to work
  39. 7 points
    Making a CAT dozer delivery.
  40. 7 points
    Looks familiar https://www.duncanputman.com/truck-of-the-month/2019/april/
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    My old trailer: Little rusty in the rear: No photos but used the shop gantry crane to take the weight of the ramps while I cut them free and separated the pieces with the ramps hanging from the hook. Drove the gantry forward and set the ramps on the deck after getting some of the metal removed for access. the main frame where the crossmembers were pierced through was really rusty so I made an 8" square plate and clamped to the beams. I then torched the rusted area out much the same as a surgeon does during an operation to get back into good material: These are the rear ramps hinge pins. A wee bit stout no?: While removing the rear closing member, I found the left frame to be 1.25" longer than the right? Don't know what happened there during manufacture but that's a LOT of tolerance. After determining a 13 degree incline to the ramp approach I set up an adjustable square, marked everything as it should be, and shorted the left rail to match the right. There was enough clearance I took it off with my Milwaukee Portaband saw. Pretty straight for what it is and certainly good enough. Rails after straightening up: I'll pick up steel over the next week and get it put back together, then send it to be blasted clean for repaint. The trailer being 42' in length is heavy enough for me and pretty easy to get around with. No real reason to replace it as long as I can repair it. Kinda nice having the equipment to do the work too.....
  43. 6 points
    Here she is, gents. Looks almost like a Paccar cab (photo not my own)
  44. 6 points
    Here's a Aussie one with a Bit of Weight on..
  45. 6 points
    Pretty decent looking truck. https://columbus.craigslist.org/hvo/d/martins-ferry-1989-mack-superliner/6868330745.html
  46. 6 points
    Think you might be looking for a long time. There are engine manuals and chassis manuals. But there are no installation manuals for DIY engine swaps. The only manual is here at BMT and it is all the guy's knowledge. This is why this site is what it is. The information is stored in the minds of men that have worked on these now old trucks. It is information that is slowly becoming obsolete along with all the old iron. A transplant with a totally mechanical engine can be done but you better know someone or have someone do it if you don't know how. Better to buy a Superliner with an E9 in it already. It is not just the engine needed but, bigger radiator, intercooler, possibly clutch and transmission to consider. Not to mention all the brackets, hoses and tubing needed. Just finding all the parts needed will take years to accumulate to actually do it right. The cost of all this extra stuff will be more than a good running take out E9 then add labor that will not be cheap if you can find someone willing to do it. One thing for sure is everything is real big, heavy, greasy, dirty and rusty to work with and not a beginner mechanic's first project. Hope it happens though
  47. 6 points
    Scored about 100 of old photos at a tag sale for only a few bucks. Here is sa few. Tony Dano Dircus
  48. 6 points
    Working trucks seen by the side of the road. Modern rig next to a flatback R tractor and an R 600 dump truck with the optional steel butterfly hood.
  49. 6 points
    I am old enough (68) to think sometimes that the young men today do not have the backbone the men of the "greatess generation" had. But then I meet a few young men that are or have served the country, and I am struck by the patriotism and courage of these young men today. All is not lost........yet!
  50. 6 points
    All done with about 200 h.p Loaded with Steel Plating
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