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  1. The Champion collection of Special Edition RW and MH Mack Trucks: From left to right: RW 613 - the 114th of 186 built, component record date 3/6/1985 MH 613 - the 20th of 64 built, component record date 5/3/1985 RW 613 - the 127th of 138 built, placement date 10/29/1986 MH 613 - the 9th of 22 built, placement date 11/21/1986 Photo taken by Bernie Champion, April, 2020 Data from the Archives of the Mack Truck Historical Museum, Allentown, PA
    6 points
  2. Nice parts chaser!
    3 points
  3. RW-753 Superliner tractor.
    2 points
  4. The deep center section of the frame was too improve ride, at the then current 55 MPH limit a lot of tractors had a frame resonance that produced a rough ride, the more rigid frame fixed that. Several other manufacturers offered the same deep frame center section during the late 70s and 80s.
    2 points
  5. I always had good luck with them as loggers and dump trucks. Biggest issue was some minor cracks in the bottom of the dash near the floor. Here is the last one I ran that got sold for the 2013 Star. C15 550 Cat, and was set up for the box to come off and fifth wheel and headboard go on, tires off lift and go logging.
    2 points
  6. Fine looking tractor!
    1 point
  7. Captain Crozier Is a Hero Theodore Roosevelt, my great-grandfather, would agree. By Tweed Roosevelt The New York Times / April 3, 2020 Mr. Roosevelt is a great-grandson of Theodore Roosevelt and the chairman of the Theodore Roosevelt Institute at Long Island University. On Monday, Capt. Brett Crozier, the commander of the aircraft carrier Theodore Roosevelt, sent a letter to the Navy pleading for permission to unload his crew, including scores of sailors sickened with Covid-19, in Guam, where it was docked. The Pentagon had been dragging its feet, and the
    1 point
  8. Yep the world is sure in a mess over something we cant see taste smell or feel Im fortunate or unfortunate enough to remember the last big crash in Australia in the late 80's early 90's so took very drastic and decisive measures early on I'm not sure what everyone else is doing in Australia but people are just starting to look at the longer term effect of Covid 19 in the weeks months and year ahead I think only now are Mum and Dads getting concerned Hopefully for them it isnt all to late but I feel unfortunately really tough times are fairly likely ahead for a lot of us
    1 point
  9. Super line up of limited edition dogs. They will be well cared for. Tony Champion is a nice Guy and Super Mack enthusiast, these are a fraction of what he has. Surprised to not see one of the Very limited Bicentennial Australian Superliners in the photo. Only thing is most of us will never see them in person unless you visit Australia some day. Super collection just on the other side of the world, wish it was closer!!
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  10. Nope, have never seen drivers that cool in Australia, doesn't mean they aren't I just mix in the uncool circles Paul
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  11. Now that's a dog pack worth it's weight in puppy food! One of the best looking group of Macks anywhere. Sure would be proud to own any one of them.
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  12. What's really amazing is the people who worked there and their stories. My grandmother boarded a train in Hazard, Ky. along with my mother and two aunts, leaving behind my grandfather and three other aunts. My grandmother, my mother, and one of my aunts worked as "Rosie the riveters" building aircraft while my second aunt maintained the house. My grandfather, who stayed behind with the younger children due to their illnesses, joined them later. Here's a picture of the "Delzie Bowen" family outside their little employee house. What a story of sacrifice!
    1 point
  13. Pretty sure 'Ol Henry was in the Middle Playing Both Sides... From What I've read..(But happy to be corrected)
    1 point
  14. The CL did not have the E9 in it. I cannot remember which engine was spec'd for it but I believe it was a 454. The 1st two axles are lifts. They serve two purposes. To support the truck and to help stop it. A mechanic at Vomac took it for a test drive at some point someone had lifted the axles while it was at the dealership. Not thinking about this he had it up to 55 on the highway prepared to slow and make his turn, again the axles were up, he over shot his turn by a LONG shot. It was after this and an exchange between the service writer and Freddy Campbell, that I got a call, from Campbe
    1 point
  15. Thank you gentlemen, yeah it's a RW700..it has the 400 Cummins and a 13 speed. I still don't know of axles and suspension yet. Or even if there's enough frame. I'd love to add a lift axle and a 16' body. Sent from my Pixel 3 XL using Tapatalk
    1 point
  16. Hi engine 1252 my name is Tom I am from South Western PA I have a 70 or 6:08 with a 707 C in it and my recommendations is do the electronics pertronix points also put a pyrometer on it my carburetor cleaned out and I didn't know it and it burnt the Pistons down the sides $7,000 to repair so keep an eye on the temperature enjoy
    1 point
  17. It was an option with the exterior air cleaners. Same as duel or single stack.
    1 point
  18. A good book on the subject, "The Arsenal of Democracy" by A.J Baine. Interesting that Henry Ford was opposed to the war but agreed to let his son, Edsel Ford, and right hand man, "Cast Iron" Charlie Sorensen proceed with building Willow Run and the B-24s. In the end, their bold declaration to build "a bomber an hour" was successful but not without many obstacles along the way, both in manufacturing and dealing with the lives of the thousands of workers hired to run the plant.
    1 point
  19. Engine 1252 You might want to consider changing over to electronic ignition to improve the performance and remove any chance of the points and condensor causing any problems. I used a Pertronix electronic ignition module for a 12 volt positive ground system. The parts are still available at NAPA but I like the quality of the parts from Brillman Company- he uses all brass fittings etc. I still purchased plugs from NAPA- AC R45. The points, condensor, (or electronic ignition module), cap, rotor and wires, I purchased from Brillman Company in Mt Jackson VA. Contact John Brillman at 540-477-4
    1 point
  20. Let's face it guys, today's technology is great.. Charge a guy a high price to drop off his stumps, put them in your tub grinder, add dye and presto-that will be 35 bucks please for your your mulch!
    1 point
  21. The average daily death rate for New York City on any normal day? 420
    1 point
  22. I personally don't like the styling of these, however, they are one of the best sports touring cars ever built. They handle superbly, and the 2.6L quad cam V-8 makes glorious sounds. Most important part is maintaining the fuel injection system, on a regular basis, by someone who knows its inner workings. Would never want to own one, but would love to drive some back roads in one occasionally.
    1 point
  23. My favorite truck next to the old Mack's. I used to run a 6X6 Paystar 5000 like this building logging roads. And I owned an 05 Paystar 5600i. I also wonder about the specs of these I saw on the internet. Only info I could find is it was called Kong and was a 100 ton rotator.
    1 point
  24. Yes it has the 425hp Cat 3406B in it with an 8LL and 50,000lb rears.
    1 point
  25. My 1984 SB W-150 with posi and a 85 318 roller cam block with Competition Roller rockers, 262 cam, a real Carter AFB and a Campbell 390 cu. in. stroker kit. And Hooker mandrel bent twice pipes.
    1 point
  26. There are many (myself included) who think he is a hero that was setup by some butt hurt individuals in a 5-sided building that had this called to their attention by a few hundred mommies of 19-year old Seaman Apprentice ............(insert a few hundred last names here) who all threatened to go to their elected officials if they did nothing about it. There are several conflicting news stories. All say that he leaked this to his local hometown news outlet as well as national news outlets and to Naval sources not within his chain of command. Many people want to crucify him for violation OPSEC b
    1 point
  27. No we do not need another cash for clunker scam, just let people go back to work.
    1 point
  28. Factory KTA600 now a KTTA 19
    1 point
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