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  1. Wow, it's already December- Me and Zina from Florida took another trip down to the Keystone Antique Truck and Tractor Museum Saturday to see what was new. Took my grandson too. Saw a couple of big Mack trucks. I think this is the one Dave was working on the last time we were there.
    6 points
  2. B813sx I picked up this fall. Heavy 65k rears. I will most likely have it painted and build a new replica dump body for it eventually. Otherwise, its a very solid truck. My daughter loves it!
    6 points
  3. I have been inflicted with a bug for old IH’s. Small IH’s to exact. The grain truck is a 59’ 6 cylinder 4 sp and the yellow one is a 62’ with a V8 and a 4 sp and 4x4. Yellow had a drill rig on it since new until last weekend. Let’s see and hear what you guys have out there!
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  4. A friend of mine sent this photo of a super nice B Model race car hauler. It looks like the owner is Synergy Racing in Danville, VA. The picture was taken at Virginia International Raceway.
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  5. Besides the paint being in fair condition, there were a few bumps and bruises that needed to be dealt with. There was also some clear coat peeled on the hood. The truck looked better from afar then up close. As for whats next for it, It is going into retirement. I will bring it to a few trucks, and if I am really feeling wild, I may grease up the fifth wheel and tow another old mack to a few shows.
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  6. Here is 1 with same bumper, think it was a fire truck!
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  7. 1988 u model single axle Mack. 5 speed with 300, nice clean interior, power steering , air conditioning this is a dying breed ready for show or work truck has 640k located in west palm beach florida 561-309-4008
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  8. The sales of the H model from 1952-1962 for "regular" trucks. There was a limited run of the H-81 models used in some heavy duty applications until 1966. The G model ran from 59-62.
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  9. Some pictures from inside. A lot of trucks there belong to Pat Camputaro who has a wonderful collection and is a member on here (Patbossct)
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  10. Good eye Jim! They do nice work. similar shape, but taller and doesn't have the holes for the tow hooks. They are actually called a construction bumper, and were fairly common on rw700 series trucks, especially in the northeast and northwest (where they were called logger bumpers)
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  11. I found this story in an "Over The Road" magazine from 1988 or 89...I really like the photo. Interesting story about why Hennis went bankrupt.
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  12. Dick Kemp's Mack Truck Museum was located in Hillsborough, NH. It was disbanded and auctioned after his passing. I am going to try and put all the photos I took of his trucks in this thread over time. Will start it off with Big Red which now has The Mahan Collection Foundation as its caretaker. The first picture was taken a few days in advance of the auction. The second picture is at the 2012 ATHS national show in Springfield, MA after the Mahan crew had applied some polish.
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  13. If you really want to get a motor out, you could always do it like this...
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  14. Not mine but looks fun to drive! If you have a big property with lots of mud I could see this being a fun toy! http://www.machinerytrader.com/ListingsDetail/Detail.aspx?lp=MAT&OHID=184472551
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  15. I decide to skip on them because there's more lower mileage ones coming soon. They sold for 5000 and 6000 flat price I should of got one regardless!
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  16. Check here in the BMT Wiki
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  17. Sorry about the double image. I guess the only thing better than a nice B Model is two of them.
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  18. Here's one of our old ones. Had a 290 Cummins in it.
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  19. I no longer have any of my old trucks but this one was very special to me. I was the 3rd owner. It was ordered new by a well known & respected business owner in Allen county, Indiana who later in my life became a good friend. I felt honored to be able to put both of my wreckers in his funeral procession. The 1st picture of it was when it was nearly new on May 5, 1970. My Mom took the picture and I have kept it and others from that day in an album. The others are after I bought it in 2011. I later sold it to a fella who has antique IH farm tractors & he put a gooseneck bed on it to haul his tractors to shows. Well. BMT won't let me upload my other photos of it. I try in another post. Update, I was able to find the photo on the left here on the BMT website and use it. The interior was nearly as clean as new and the only body issues was the cab corners.
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  20. We have a painted one off of a Value-Liner mixer that was rolled. Bumper is in good condition and it is waiting for the proper truck to be put on.
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  21. If it’s hardline plumbing you have a challenge, otherwise there will be alternatives.
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  22. His description leads to a ECM with the sensors disabled and components removed and de-rating (limp mode).
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  23. Trans can be lowered out of truck by removing floor; pass pipe through driver/passenger windows, sling rope around pipe, over the roof, around pipe, over roof, pipe again, roof again... Tie it off, now you have a makeshift lift to hang a come-along from to lower trans out. Tricks like this are how many if us get by without the "right" tools.
    1 point
  24. There will be a two part story on the Australian Mack R800RSX trucks beginning in the January /February issue of Double Clutch magazine. Part two will cover the restoration of Tony Champion's "Iron Horse" seen above. Steve
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  25. Here’s a video of the last time it was running...
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  26. Looks like you're set up pretty well! They're not much different from cars, just bigger components and bigger wrenches. Hood pops forward and most everything enginewise is easy to access.
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  27. I remember seeing that one up for sale a while ago when I was looking for an old LTL for my dad, and remember passing on it just because the radiator isn’t the LT kind that he likes... nice to hear it’ll end up in good hands! Good luck with the retrofit!
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  28. Your garage/tool set up and truck knowledge doesn’t seem that bad... gonna be a cool truck when you get it done.
    1 point
  29. Had my brother and dad out to help put up the back peak section after thanksgiving dinner. Much better now that it isn’t a wind tunnel anymore.
    1 point
  30. That's one place you can never get tired of. The trucks are super cool and so is the sign. Thanks for sharing.
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  31. I thought I had the only duct tape model fridge 😁
    1 point
  32. the Inter L&R 190's and other Inter trucks and lesser B model Mack's were the backbone of the road transport business in Aust from mid 1950's to mid 1960's, partly because International had a semi assembly/manufacturing operation in Aust, with all of Inter's USA parts to build trucks etc coming to Aust on paper via Inter Canada, which was a British Commonwealth country so imports "via Canada" were easier and escaped the high import duties. The Inter Loadstar's with petrol 6 and 8 cyl were very popular in premixed concrete plants for many years, all with joey boxes, mainly 5 X 3 and tandem drive. Mobil oil company mainly had R190 and R200 with pusher axles and the petrol motors, some later R models had Cummins and 10 spd road ranger boxes. We owned this 1965 R200 for a few years, it was most likely a full import from USA with full air brakes and page and page pusher, Cummins 180 turbo, RR 10 spd overdrive and 2 spd diff and an ex Mobil unit. It ran real good, we are sorry we sold it. Good originals factory built like this truck are hard to find in Aust.
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  33. I have posted on here about Lizrad skin before, and apologise if I am repeating same information. We have used it extensively on a number of Mack trucks. And most happy to share our knowledge and experience with Lizard skin. Back in 2004, I spoke to Bob Call, the inventor from Arizona of LS, and he gave me many tips of how to best use his products. If you are not familiar with LS, based on Bob's advice, may I suggest that you apply the LS sound control first and then the original Lizard skin for temperature control (it also has sound control properties) and in that order per manufacturers instructions. Also apply to both sides of fire wall and the floor, especially around the underside of the rear of cab, all the those curved sections of the body panels around the bottom rear cab wall, where rust likes to munch away the metal. If you are removing the upholstery, do all the inside of the cabin that is not painted and is covered. Finally do the inside of the doors, again with both products. You will be surprised with the results, both sound and temperature. Because it's like a custard, it flows into all corners, crevices and literally if it is applied properly it will completely cover ALL the metal especially those hard to get to metal joints and inside channels, so that it then completely seals the metal body panels, and especially the bottom of the doors where the metal seams are and dirt etc collects then the moisture takes over followed by rust. It is a great rust protector and salt in winter snow. And both products are thin coatings, however if being applied during cold damp weather, make sure that your have heating or hot air blowing to allow proper drying for effective curing of the product. Our next project, 1989 Valueliner, will get the complete LS applications, including the underside of the fibreglass hood, because it dampens the engine noise and road noise from the wheels. And so easy to spray the hood underside, literally 10 minutes, only taping/masking the edges will take 30 minutes. Very effective in our B75. And the real fun is that we get to hear the twin exhaust sound more clearly with the window open and without the engine rumbling to dull the exhaust barking. Congratulations for finding a excellently maintained Mack, my first reaction was how good your frame is, rare!!!
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  34. I can't take credit for the design. I copied the rear bumper and hydraulic tank and connection box arraignment from Lou Deberadinis. He has an RD from the same company (Laquila) that was set up the same way as my superliner. It really came out nice, so I replicated it. It has been a real good machine. I have looked for a long time for a rw with 58k rears and 20K fronts on 24 inch rubber. The thing I cared about most was finding one with a perfect frame. That was more important then engine or anything. This truck certainly checked that box. Really, besides the paint, the whole truck is at the level of the frame. The truck will be completely disassembled for paint. The underside, firewall and under the floor mat will be sprayed with lizard skin sound deadening material. The truck will end up red (both body and chassis with black fenders. As far as the bumper goes, that one shows the signs of having its service life in New York City. Between that and the fact that I am partial to the construction bumper, the switch had to be made. The truck should be done in Feb. or March.
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  35. No pictures for you but it can be done with an electric pump. Also get a fuel pres. regulator so you don't cause grief with the carb needle and seat. 3-4 psi is all the pressure you will need if the rest of the system is in decent shape.
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  36. That's not DM bumper. That's optional heavy duty Superliner bumper. The one which was origially on the truck (red one) looked nostalgic. But I doubt it would look nice after the truck get fresh paint. What was impressed me the most is the condition of the frame rails. They seem as brand new and someone put scratches on them just to make used look Good luck on the project!
    1 point
  37. That roll off looks amazing!!!!! I hope to build one in the near future when I get time... I built a replica of my Dad's 1987 R model and transfer trailer. Scratch built the back of the cab, stretched the frame and scratch built an Accurate push out transfer trailer. Some of the best times I can remember were in that R Model..
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  38. About 20 years ago I was out for a walk when something bright red on the side of the road caught my eye. I went over to look and found this 1973 Mack calendar. It's condition wasn't too bad. My favorite photo is October, 1973 which features six FDNY Aerialscopes.
    1 point
  39. A little while ago ,I was moving things around in the yard and thought it would be a good time to take a Class pic. Class for classic or classy, your choice. The Dumptruck and red and white float are working trucks. The red and white R688 gets used almost every day when I"m busy. The dumptruck doesn't get used as much. Just a day or 2 a week. This time of year they don't get used at all. I don't want salt and Magnesium chloride on them. Magnesium chloride is a snow melting agent they use on the roads here. Its way worse than salt. The snowplow is retired as of April this year. Not because of its condition, or its inability to do the job. The contracts this winter called for trucks no older than 7 years. Its kinda funny because in the past , the new trucks were in the shop and I was out clearing their routes in the ole reliable RD685. So I'm not sure on its future. I think after working in every storm for the last 34 years, it deserves an easy retirement . Maybe go to the odd show and share its story. The R700 is my newest . Its not a working truck any more. But I'm thinking of putting it back to work. The 8v92, I think would be fun pulling some weight. I have a youtube of 3 of the 4 . If you want to see more. Ive added the link. Enjoy. You tube link https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0V7S2uREguxfWkFqI8R_kQ
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  40. Here’s another Mack that sits in my Train layout. I Custom built this Mack B81 last year
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