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    One Magnum in Mack OEM black paint and one Magnum painted to the owner's interpretation.
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    In 1931, the Nashua, NH Street Railway replaced its electric trolleys with new gasoline powered buses. The new bus in this photo looks like a Mack "AB" model. Another post said that Nashua received eight buses in 1931, six Macks, one Studebaker, and one Abbot-Downing.. Credit to the original photographer.
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    After a brief 2 month wait for menards to get my yellow pine 2x6x16 in stock. ( I ordered all the materials back in June ). It has arrived . Well short a few hanger brackets and lacking cap shingles. So I had to drive in to the store and argue with them a bit. We will see how many more months it takes for those to come in. 😡😡😡 At least I can get the walls and ridge board up this weekend . The Mack and low boy make a handy way to keep the plywood off the ground .
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    Macks are getting fewer and fewer in truck pulls even in PA. I could puke every time I see a low riding Paccar with a Texas bumper about an inch of the ground and painted full fender flares on the duals.
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    Got a ride to the show and just needs a little polish. Aluminum cab, set forward axle, 6 X 4 layout.
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    Mack Trucks produced its first locomotive in May, 1921. It was a 33-ton chain-drive four wheel steeple cab locomotive powered by two 40-horsepower AC gasoline engines mounted fore and aft of the cab. Mack “No.1” was designed by company engineers as a working prototype switchyard locomotive. It underwent long-term evaluation shunting freight cars around Plant 5’s sidings and the company’s shipping and storage center located the Allentown-Reading main line. A specially designed and centrally mounted transmission allowed for single or dual engine operation. Valuable experience gained from Mack “No.1” ultimately resulted in the production model BR. .
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    Since OtherDog has been lacking lately, I offer the following: Some members of the Greater Lehigh Valley Chapter of the ATCA were invited to attend "Club Day" (sunday) at Das Awkscht Fescht held annually at Macungie Memorial Park (yes same park.....) I saw a Mack heavy haul tractor, a mini-mack, an FWD Firetruck and a Super Mack. I saw some kind of import car, a Fiat or a Porsche or something, I don't know those cars too well. I saw some other kind of an import. It was silver in color. I saw a Super Mack, too. And some guy's head. It may be 39babymack, I am not too sure. Another import of some kind. It was baby shit yellow. I saw all of these winfall wimmin at some other event, they wanted me to give them a ride, but I didn't have time, I had to go meet OtherDog for supper. I made them pay me to be able to pose with me in this picture.
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    Traveling back to Minnesota this summer. We parked in a lot with this White road tractor sitting behind a trucking company. It must be very rare. I'm guessing 1948? Does anyone know about it? Thanks Ray
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    If Volvo supplied the truck, Mazda would supply the "Blocker"? Burt and Jerry would not be resting in peace.
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    Part of the reason some of us run old dogs. They cost a fraction, and don't have engineering defects that haven't been addressed yet. Volvo got your money, they don't care about you now. They'll wait for a customer to engineer the fix, void that customers warranty, call the fix their own and put it on everyone else's truck. Meanwhile you're stuck with a truck you can't use but still have to pay for.
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    Throw a patch on, run it. When they say they have a fix put the broken POS back on there and they won't know the difference.
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    Looks like its on the out let side no big deal However not being able to get one is a big deal He can't modify it its a warranty item the bafoons with throw it back in the dealers face and not pay if they do a mod without getting permission to do so! So much politics to warranty you wouldn't believe it! once the warranty is dun you can do what ever you need to do ! in my mind a peice of jobber flex and 2 band clamps and your done FIXED!
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    I sure do like that Eazor F model! I see it has tubeless bias-ply tires...probably back when they were first switching over from tube-type.
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    Nope, I'll add that to my list. Just take the condenser off with the lines on and flip that over and take off the CAC and clean front of the radiator and CAC while it's out?
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    That is a great looking truck and it seems like it has survived well. That flattened grille was part of what White called the "Bridge Formula" style front end. It debuted around 1951 I think. Period advertisements say that this front end allows for the distance from the front of the bumper to the center of the forward axle to be reduced to 28 inches. I know of only 4 or 5 other trucks that have made it to recent times that had the headlights mounted on those plates. For trucks with the flattened grille, I think White started mounting the headlights on the fenders around 1953. So I'm guessing that this truck is from '51 or '52, but I could be wrong. I can't make out the name on the door, but I do think I see a cat inside peering out a window . Whatever size that Cummins is, it has a two-valve head because the intake and exhaust manifolds are on the same side. If it is 743 CID, it would be an HR rather than an H. Was this truck for sale? Thanks for posting!
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    Use a Ringfeder & you won't have worry about It...
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    the older engines were good and HEUI (oil pressure injectors) is a good system but IH became problematic around 2000 and has got worse as the emission standards became more stringent. Current production trucks with IH engines have the SCR system designed and built by Cummins probably because IH lost so much money in warranty claims and law suits they didn't have money or the time frame for R&D. The EPA was sued by Mack,Volvo, Cummins, and Penske (Detroit Diesel) because the EPA gave IH an unfair market advantage by allowing IH to use credits and later pay a fine per engine because when everyone else needed to use DEF IH claimed they met current standards without it, when in-fact they didn't meet current standards that's why they used up credits and later payed a fine per engine to continue selling trucks that didn't meet EPA standards. I have witnessed the pin on the cam roller fail time and time again and taking out the cam in the process. I have replaced more cams in the past 8 years on IH than all of the cam and valve-train work combined in my 40 years as a mechanic. More failed injectors and pucks in the past 8 years than all injectors, nozzles and pumps in my 40 years wrenching. engine harness and ECM failure rate is outrageous, seems to me they gave up on the quality standard of the pre 2000 IH engines in their struggle to meet EPA standards.
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    Mack Day Cab Tractor Truck - $9000 1977 Mack 600 with 300 Mack motor and 5 speed transmission. Truck has 244,000 original miles. Cab in good condition it’s solid. The bad is the rockers and the doors. I have two rust free doors that go with the truck. Parts also included are 2 complete original a/c unit, brand new push bar, Mack power steering unit complete, two brand new Mack mirrors, complete Mack interior dark brown, brand new Mack hood hinges, brand new Mack hood latches, complete black dash with two extra complete steering columns and steering wheels. Truck runs great. It’s a well taken care of dog. Truck has been stored inside for the last 18 years. Was in the process of restoring but just don’t have the time. $9,800 With Extra Parts Truck is located in North Royalton Ohio. Call 440-570 82fourfive and talk with Chuck. Just passing along a Craigslist ad. No connection to it.
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    Best I can remember they were under Commercial Zone requirements as never accessed interstate, went by Axle Weights, 18 steer, 20 each dual wheel axle but full up the best they pulled from Westlake or the MO River Sand Plant on MO Bottom RD were around total 167,000 gross. IIRC they could get close to 78,000 just for Truck Gross weight.
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    With the horizontal grille louvers, I will say around 1951 White WC26. Not versed in engines for White Trucks but in that era, the Cummins 743 diesel engine was available.
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    Hello, I created my account on this site several years back, but this is my first post. This seems like a good community of truck enthusiasts, so it's nice to be here! This is a G series Mack daycab coe with a separate sleeper and a wrecker body. It's somewhere in the vicinity of San Bernardino, CA I think. I am not sure of the exact model or year of this truck, or how complete the drivetrain is, because it is not mine. I'm just listing it to help the owner sell it. The asking price is $1400, but this may be negotiable. However, the main thing is the truck must be removed from the property it's on in about 3 weeks---otherwise it will likely have to go to the wrecking yard. I'd hate for that to happen. Some of you may be familiar with Bernie Long (bernies-antiquecars.com) out of Bloomington, CA. He had a large collection of unrestored cars and trucks, and he used to advertise frequently in the classifieds section of Wheels of Time. Mr. Long passed away early this year (age 88), and in April his family auctioned off most of his stuff. I called a few times during these past two months just to see if any of the collection didn't sell. Sometime last week, I was put in touch with one of his daughters who kindly sent pictures of the stuff that hadn't sold yet. Thankfully, most of the collection has found new homes, but this G model and a few other vehicles are still sitting on the lots. Sorry for giving such short notice, but I only learned very recently that this truck was still there. I wouldn't mind having it myself, but I can't really afford to take on any other projects at this time. Please feel free to comment if you are interested. PM me and I can give you my phone #. I will also post a few more of Mr. Long's trucks that are still for sale. Thanks, waukesha
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    Keeping a semi active military keeps soldiers trained, keeps research happening. If we sat on our doorstep and waited for someone to attack us we might get soft before it happens. I'm not saying I support one way or the other, but we are the strongest country in the world, and have been for a long time, and there's reasons for that. Yes in ww I and ww ii we rose to the occasion from a passive state, but that might not always work.
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    We found it: The source of the term "#badass". It's this #wicked #AutocarDC used by Dorrance Excavating in Norton, Massachusetts, to move their heavy equipment. And, if you check out http://dailydieseldose.com/autocar-mondays-dorrace-recycling/ you'll see more pics of this truck, thanks to our friend and master photographer Ryan Pedone. .
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    Hi, I have a 1992 RW613 that I just swapped from a 9 Eaton Fuller to a 13 Eaton Fuller. I purchased from Weller and the truck is a different animal (for the better). It no longer lugs down or is wound tight like it use to before the swap. It has an electronic E7-350, 4.17 on air ride Mack suspension. Its consumption has improved dramatically. I can't say enough good things about the swap. The approximately 38 mile haul grossing 88K it's using average 20 gallons of diesel less per day.(5 trips per day) On the approximately 65 mile haul grossing 88K it's using average 30 gallons of diesel less per day. (3 trips per day) FYI: If I remember correctly I only had a $500 upcharge for the core swap.
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    Wait 'til you get our bill... Welcome aboard!
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    An Autocar hard at work. Thanks to Scott Pluta. Always Up - Autocar Trucks .
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    Have you heard every Autocar truck is custom-engineered? True now, true when this one-of-a-kind 1958 DC-105 was built for Gilbane Building Co. in Rhode Island. Now, who can tell us about that badass shovel? #TBT #ThrowbackThursday #Lowboy #AutocarDC Thanks to Mike Lusher. .
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    My late friend Wayne's 1976 Autocar
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    Well it appears the guy got fired from swift and now has his own truck he is trying to park on his drive way and puts his cars on the front lawn. That isn't a very good hiding job. I can't wait till he tries to point over at my F model and there isn't anything there but a shinny new barn. The F-model is lying low on vacation at a buddies house well outside of town until the barn is up. 😁
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    Won't change. I got home this morning took my 55 chevy off the trailer, did a few dry hops and put it in my barn, had a code enforcement officer pull up and tell me driving by he heard a lot of noise. Told him my barn is in the middle of 1160 acres and I have no neighbors with in 5 miles and who the hell said you could drive the 3/4 mile up my gated and posted driveway?
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    Here is another being hauled to the Pine Creek Railway
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    Both of these Mack locomotives need better homes than they have now and certainly could be restored to running condition. One is a 1935 12-ton Mack locomotive (serial no. 171008), now located at the Black River and Western Railroad in Ringoes, New Jersey. It was previously owned by the Bigelow-Sanford Carpet Company, the Harrison Warehousing Company and the Crucible Steel Company. The second unit is a 1930 12-ton "special construction" Mack locomotive (serial no. 171010) that was first operated by Perth Amboy Garage and later the Edgar Brothers Kaolin Company in McIntyre, Georgia. The locomotive is presently in Georgia at the City of Gordon's 1885 Depot and Railroad Museum. Both deserve a better fate than what they have now, resting outside at the mercy of the elements. They should be restored and operational, and stored indoors. .
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    Mack’s own locomotives – No.3 & No. 4 In 1939, to facilitate advanced research and development in gas-electric locomotive drive systems, Mack Trucks purchased two 35 ton double truck* box cab electric switching locomotives from the Southwest Missouri Railroad in Joplin, Missouri and converted both to gasoline-electric operation. The two locomotives were originally built by General Electric in Erie, Pennsylvania. After removing the roof-mounted pantographs (previously required to collect electrical power from overhead lines), two 150 horsepower Mack EP six cylinder gasoline engines paired to General Electric 300 volt GT-1503 generators were installed. The two generators, wired in series, drove the original 600 volt DC traction motors within both Taylor MCB inter-urban type trucks. Known as Mack no.3 and no.4, the two locomotives performed switching duties at the company’s Allentown plant 5C at least thru 1959 before being retired. Both of these locomotives were acquired by McHugh Locomotive and Crane of Philadelphia. Today, as a result of the company’s extraordinary and dedicated efforts, Mack no.4 has been restored to pristine condition. Mr. JC McHugh, an expert on the history of these two locomotives, provides a detailed account on the history of these two Mack experimental prototypes at his website: http://www.mchugh4macklocomotive.com/index.html. *The term “truck” refers to the pivoting structure (bogie) under each end of the car including the axles, suspension, brakes and propulsion motors. .
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    The sales marketing group of Mack Trucks’ rail car department promoted their locomotive range’s low operating costs, superb 360 degree visibility, dual control stations, welded heavy plate and channel chassis and cab, vertical exhaust and high under-frame clearance. The engine(s), generator(s) and air compressor were mounted on a rubber-insulated sub-frame, taking advantage of Mack’s patented rubber shock insulator technology. Independent tests concluded that a single Mack 12-ton gas-electric locomotive replacing a 45-ton steam locomotive would pay for itself in eighteen months, and a Mack 30-ton gas-electric locomotive operating as a switcher would pay for itself in three years. Facing a market contraction in 1959, Mack Trucks phased out rolling stock production in 1960. More pictures may be found here: http://www.northeast.railfan.net/diesel114.html
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    The Lehigh Valley Railroad operated both 45 and 60-ton Mack locomotives for many years as far away as their terminals in Manhattan and the Bronx in New York City. . .
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    Shortly after Mack began production of gas-electric locomotives, the company changed its designation system to reflect tonnage capability. Under the revised designation system, Mack Trucks offered twelve models of locomotives: 4-wheel: 12, 15, 18, 24, 30 and 40 tons 6-Wheel: 45 and 60 ton8-wheel: 24, 30, 40 and 80 ton..
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    In 1927, Mack Trucks began producing gas-electric locomotives at its Plainfield, New Jersey plant. The Mack model AV, BR standard and BR Special locomotives were powered by a single engine, the model AW and BS locomotives had two engines, the model AY and BT had three engines and the model AZ was powered by four engines. Model BR standard, BR Special, BS and BT locomotives utilized four cylinder 85 horsepower Mack model AC gasoline engines, mounted transversely or longitudinally, each mated to a 55 kW General Electric generator. Model AV, AW, AY and AZ locomotives featured Mack’s larger six cylinder 135 horsepower model AP gasoline engines, again mounted transversely or longitudinally depending on application. Each engine was paired with a General Electric 80kW generator. Throughout most of the model range, 150 horsepower traction motors were used. Components were standardized amongst the model range to simplify construction and reduce costs, with common design cab controls, instrumentation, Westinghouse brake systems and electrical systems. Two or more Mack locomotives, electrically connected via a 6-way plug, could be coupled and operated together from a single control station. .
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