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  1. 12 points
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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.
  3. 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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  5. 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.
  6. 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-
  7. 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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    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.
  11. 7 points
    The last B model rolled off the assembly line. Matt Pfahl is the current owner of the truck. B57S1284.
  12. 6 points
    Good show .Had about 80 trucks
  13. 6 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 !!!
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    Here she is, gents. Looks almost like a Paccar cab (photo not my own)
  16. 6 points
    Figured I'd post a few pics. Grey one is a 93. Was a 350 but not anymore. Old school double over. RTX 14609B with the back half of a RTO 14613 3.91 rears. 15.3 pistons, stg 2 injectors and blixxton with a big s475 turbo 99 is a 460 with the blixxton. 18 speed 4.42. 44k rears 14.3 front. The 93 will walk all over it still
  17. 6 points
    This guy was talking on the internet recently about how one can scale things down and one of the examples he had of something me scaled down was this beauty. Figured you all would enjoy it. Mack R Fire Tanker out of Summerville, PA. “Tanker 7, a 1990 Mack/Ward 79, has 1500 GPM Hale Pump and 2000 gallons of water. It also has 1200 feet of 5" hose, and a remote controlled newton quick-dump. It can be used as a tanker or a supply engine.” Looks to still be on frontline duty.
  18. 6 points
    Here's a Aussie one with a Bit of Weight on..
  19. 5 points
    Once again I am working away from home , living in my camper . We have some critters that come onto the job , and they take they sweet time getting out of the way.. I saw this flat deck truck in a front yard . And the old jammer skidding rig in the back 40 in a field.
  20. 5 points
    Little did I know at the time this thread started in 2013 that I would end up owning the VL pictured in the first V8 reply! Here is that pic and here is the truck today.
  21. 5 points
    Autocar Trucks / May 15, 2019 “ Miss Lisa “ - Pumpkin Center Super Tanker Project The old ‘64 Autocar had ran a good race. She was getting kinda tired and slowing her pace. Put out to pasture for many years, her paint was a fading, weeds growing round her gears. Then along came a man who could see her potential. He didn't ask for logs or to see her credentials. All she needed was a little bit of love, some diesel, a filter, and a big strong shove. Just a few parts; some old some new. Soon she'd be rolling with a tanker from ‘52. New Flaps and Stacks made the old Autocar start to grin. A 250 Cummins will make her fly again. She'll never complain when she's out on the road, that you're standing on the throttle and she's pulling a heavy load. Just service her engine and patch up her wounds, and that NH 250 will keep hummin' it's tune. . .
  22. 5 points
    Hi guys this is my🇭🇲 Aussie Bull~dog🇭🇲 1988 ~ MACK ~ Valueliner 🇭🇲🇭🇲 350 h.p. 9 speed mack box & Camelback rear. It was orginally a ex shell fuel hauler tanker before I got it and done it up over the years in Australia..Goes and pulls well like a freight train . And that's how a bulldog should be.. 10.4 matey👍🇭🇲🇭🇲🇭🇲
  23. 5 points
    First run up for a number of years. just over 300 hours run since 1949.... Fire It Up Friday - delayed till Sunday! I was going to do this on friday but the combination of rotten weather and work for clients kept me inside the workshop rather than outside working on one of my own projects. Which in this case is an unusual Mack LFSW , super rare on this side of the Atlantic and one of 8 built in 1949 for the newly-formed Central Intelligence Agency. Four of the 8 made it to UK where, painted in USAF colours, and fitted with generating sets, they prov...ided power for communications trailers. They were eventually sold off and 3 of the 4 ended up on the Dalmeny estate near Queensferry destined to provide power for rock concerts, although this was short lived. This one had a crane mounted on it and was used in the somewhat more modest role shifting timber. Even so it has only 300 hours on the clock. It was dragged off the estate a number of years ago by a chap who got it running but then decided that as a project it was a little ambitious so it has come to live with us here in Cumbria. It has taken me a further number of years to get to grips with it, let alone get it running. So with everything cleaned repaired re- plumbed and generally tidied, and with what was probably its first oil change since 1949 it was time to see if it would strike gallop. Anyway, apply 24 volts and see what happens.....
  24. 5 points
    Powered with a Mack 510 gasoline engine.
  25. 5 points
    Hi guys One of my trucks is 1973 Mack R600 single axle dump that we run every day moving our equipment with 1988 tag trailer. We just bought new talbert trailer and none of the LED lights would work on positive ground. We also pull new trailer with our newer truck so only option was to convert 73 Mack to negative ground. We upgraded the engine few years back to 300 tip turbine. It had the 2 wire alternator so we just switched all wires around on alternator. We switched cables on batteries. I had to swap out the volt meter and coolant gauge and reverse the heater wires around. Switched wires on cigar lighter and now all is good. Starter works, alternator charges normal and all led lights now work with new trailer
  26. 5 points
    It's not an LTL, but here's an old LTS I've owned for the last 19 yrs..
  27. 5 points
    Ex-White Oak DM at the IUOE 478 hall 2stacksuperdog doing his thing with Grimace at the local DOT salt shed My friend's 1967 DM815 waiting to get restored eventually. Spent most of its life as a tractor with a 864, then that blew and got a reman 285 put in and a few years later the dump body was added. Will likely be a tractor again. Side note...last few months I've seen one each new International and Paccar tractors for Herb Holden. Manafort's KWs seem to be multiplying. Tilcon dumped 3 R models at the auction this week: 2 ex-Balf lube trucks and a water truck.
  28. 5 points
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    Well lets see......they have no more heavy haul truck, no big bore engines, no off road heavy loggers or mine trucks, and a "you'll take what we give you, not what you want" attitude. Can't understand how their market share would be dropping? LOL.
  30. 5 points
    My pics from Macungie '18.
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    Hi everyone, I have just joined up to this great site , I live in England and have been a big Mack truck fan since I was probably 4 . Now at 45 I really want to build a Rubberduck replica out of an R model. Living in England these are obviously not very common at all , however importing from the States is pretty easy. My other passions are my 800hp NASCAR , ex Carl Edwards 99 Ford Fusion and I have owned and raced so many Mustangs I’ve probably lost count . Guess I was just born in the wrong country, growing up in the 70s and 80s every thing I used to watch on tv involved American cars and Trucks , guess that made us like we are 👍. I’m also a big country music fan .Thanks for letting me join . Regards Simon
  33. 4 points
    The new Liebherr LTM1230-5.1. Powered by a Liebherr engine....of course. .
  34. 4 points
    Aerial view of a real nice R model earning a living. Bringing home a parts truck. A30 for sale down the street, trying hard not to buy it. B61 wrecker and a 3000 where the A30 is. Autocar and bobcat got new sneakers R model went tubeless and got new sneakers and rims Cruiseliner across the street from our job this morning.
  35. 4 points
    The BF model was made between 1931-1939 with a production of 1,179 trucks. Available with either shaft drive or chain drive as this remarkable survivor is equipped.
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    Speaking of the Autocar launch, I can't remember when we had such an exciting week. I haven't felt this much energy since the HN80 was launched. Non-truck people, realistically speaking, at Freightliner, Paccar and the Mack brand for example, try to hype the launch of the latest Cascadia, T680 and Anthem.......and completely fail, because they have never known the "pulse" of the heavy truck industry. There's something to be said for deep-rooted truck experience (politically correct "diversity" doesn't create and sell great trucks).
  38. 4 points
    Here's something you won't see at VTNA..........
  39. 4 points
    They have engineered an entire range of models, what one would expect from professional truck people. Power includes the X15. To invest in a new cab, chassis and so many components, the "plan" had to include a full portfolio. As I learn more, I will share.
  40. 4 points
    Perfect It works thanks Joe Thats my Grandfather on the dozer loading what I'm pretty sure is a Burma Dodge, either that or ex Army EH Mack with some more civilian type cab Here is my Grandfathers EH Mack The family always said it was a NR Mack but thanks tp the forum I am 100% sure that's incorrect and it is a ex Army EH Mack Paul
  41. 4 points
    Business end of my 95 rd688s doing business.
  42. 4 points
    Some of the Macks at the ATHS Palmetto Upstate Chapter show in Tigerville SC last Saturday:
  43. 4 points
    The same person who previously owned the last B also has a sister truck that has a dump body. I am not sure if they were dumps right along.
  44. 4 points
    We fixed the issue by buying a Pete
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    Denis Yaworski's beautiful R model at his yard about a year and a half ago. Thought it made a good photo op with my F350.
  47. 3 points
    Following!!!! Here's mine 💪
  48. 3 points
    Decided my lawn really isn't that big.
  49. 3 points
    Just me but ,I Like to see both, Pro ! Combined they are Good indicators of whats going on and where to head if you got a problem! And usually you don't need a DAM computer figure it out ! Quite useless on the new techy engines thou! Anything with an EGR valve in the mix makes for more confusion!
  50. 3 points
    And in construction, heavy haul, etc etc.🙄
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