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JTFormula

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  1. Honestly, in the class 6 market, no one is ordering any of these trucks as a manual transmission. The non-CDL buyer is looking for an easy to drive truck so they can put any driver in a truck and go. Not once did any of my Freightliner, Kenworth, Peterbilt, Hino, or International buyers ask for a manual transmission.
  2. I got a copy of the brochure for the new MD which has all the specs. Check it out. MD6.pdf
  3. Murphys on RT 1 in Rahway NJ has one of these inside of his shop with a 25t wrecker body on it. It would be cool to see these being used on the road again.
  4. I, for one, am excited about this. I have been hoping for a Mack medium duty for a while now. While I don't think they will be a big player, I think it is a good option if the price is right. One thing I hope is they have chrome for these. The black treatment is a bit bland. I would love to build a class 6 flatbed rollback for towing. The Cummins is a solid choice considering everything else in that market has that motor. IH, KW, Pete, FL etc. I sell Jerr-Dan tow trucks for a living and the Hino is the leader in this market. Freightliner I would say has the second and KW third. The F650 is the
  5. This thing is fantastic. That's a glorious piece of Mack history.
  6. This was by far the best SuperBowl ad in years. Whoever was the ad company was who thought this one up was genius.
  7. And the last post was 2018. Probably a good idea to delete the old for sale ads if the truck is gone.
  8. Also the side marker lights were introduced in 68. 67 Didn't have them
  9. I am disappointed I was not able to make it this year. Sad part was, I went to Dorney Park later in the day with my wife to meet up with her brother and wife. I had a customer who was supposed to show up Saturday morning to pick up a new Hino tow truck I was selling him. Well, by noon he said he wasn't going to make it and it just killed the day. I wish the guy told me ahead of time because my wife and I would have come out to the show first, then meet my Bro-In-Law at the park. So frustrating. As a consolation, I did get to see several of the trucks leaving on 78 as we were coming into
  10. Excellent. I'm looking forward to it. I'll actually try to register this time
  11. Tom is who I met. Very solid guy. I expected to be there for about 20 minutes, stayed for 2.5 hours swapping stories. Great guy. I want to try to help him out with these things. I went there looking at this 534 gas powered 79 L900 he had for sale.
  12. I just met a guy this morning with a bunch of moving trailers and a couple trucks for sale. He said come down, make a fair offer, and leave with the trailer. He is motivated to sell 1958 Kentucky Trailer - Sitting for a while. Some rust. Hasn't been moved in about 20 years. 1978 Kentucky Trailer - Was in used until 2014 1973 White Road Boss 230 Cummins 6-Speed - Last registered 2014 1990 Dorsey Trailer - Last used about 5 years ago 1972 Ford F600 with Aluminum Box - Last used early 2000's
  13. Apparently that don’t have a clue what they have. But they listed with an big unrealistic sticker price on something they have absolutely no idea what it is. Hey man, what is it? I don’t know? What do you think it’s worth? It’s old, it’s got to be at least $20k SMH https://cnj.craigslist.org/atq/d/1938-ch-mack/6620876895.html
  14. I think I decided to keep looking. Though both truck deserve to be saved I came to the realization that I need to find something Diesel and running, or easy to get running. I’m just going to keep squirreling money away and focus on either a B61 or an R model.
  15. Thanks Vlad and everyone else!! It was a nice relaxing day. Now I’m lounging in my recliner chilling and catching up on the internetswebs
  16. JTFormula

    Happy 4th

    It is on her left... boob
  17. Vlad, What you don’t know is half the cars I buy for myself don’t run. The W114 I showed you didn’t run. I take the gamble and done well over the years. The General was the same way. Sat for 8 years before I fired it up. I agree that buying a running truck would eliminate half the battle but when I see these crusty forgotten trucks, they call out to me.
  18. Thanks guys. I figured between 10-11k lbs but wanted to be sure. Right now a truck for $10-12k I can’t do it that would have opened up a lot of possibilities. Something in the $2-4 range I can swing and then do some tinkering. I’m not committed to this one yet. The other truck I’ve considered the past two years is a B46 concave cab that’s been posted here for sale here before. It’s An ambitious project but it deserves to get saved as well. Then of course I found an R600 tandem tractor this morning. If it’s a little further away and getting it back to NJ would be costly.
  19. Vlad, Thanks for your input. I'm always busy but if the truck is at my yard I'll have some time to tinker between customers/detailing/auctions. Shipping would only cost fuel, since the truck I can borrow. As for restoration, you are right on the $$ amount here in the US as well. I'm not that guy though to do a full restoration. I'm the guy who buys stuff like this, gets it running, fixes a few things, sells it down the road to the next guy who has the time/space/money to do a full resto. My job is to save them from certain death. There is also a B46 Concave cab single axle tractor
  20. Howdy kids Every year after Macungie it gets my mind flowing to search for another truck to save. I found this 48 LJ but as you can see it needs work. It’s missing all the windows, the guy doesn’t know the status of the motor as it doesn’t run. I don’t know what motor it has either. They couldn’t give me much information on it at all What is parts availability for these compared to say a B model? Also does anyone have an idea of how much it weighs? My business partner has a IH rollback and was wondering if it can handle picking it up? Here are a few pictures. If any one knows
  21. I’ll be there. Sandy will be happy to be the official BMT photographer this year.
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