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  1. BGarofalo

    Roto brake can?

    I can’t help but laugh. Your telling me I’m wrong and your reasoning is because ‘a guy told you so years ago.’ It fits very well with the last post about “not believing everything you read.” I’m just trying to get the correct information out there. There are people here that are looking for an answer (me included) and I’d hate to see bad information be spread.
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    Roto brake can?

    Do you have any information on this? I disagree with parts of this statement. A type 30 roto-chamber has the same force as a standard type 30 brake chamber. Area of diaphragm in sq/in times pressure. I was under the impression the main reason behind roto chambers is packaging. Roto chambers use an elongated diaphragm which “rolls” on its self while traveling the length of its stroke. This allows a smaller overall diameter while still having a large surface are of the diaphragm. Now back to your statement, they may have more force for use on heavier axles but not do to it being a stronger chamber. It’s due to the fact that you can fit a type 36 or 50 chamber on the steer. To sum it up a t30 roto has the same force as a t30 standard. A t36 roto has the same force as a t36 standard. It’s physical size that is the difference.
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    CL/CH duel exhaust?

    They are not not the best pictures but it gives you an idea. The y-pipe is under the cab and the stack mounts are identical on both sides.
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    Jersey Macks

    A pair of lowboy trucks still working.
  5. Great work, looks like new! It takes a lot of time to do it nice and you nailed it.
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    1982 Cruiseliner $3500

    Truck is in good shape. E6 with a 5 speed behind it. Engine oil cooler needs to be replaced due to oil in coolant. Trans has a pto on it. Set up as single axle with a Mack front load rear. Pretty easy to put back on the road or use it for those missing pieces for your project.
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    New switch panel

    All the switches are lit up internally. The hole in the top right is for my cell phone mount that’s not shown. The wiring is identical if you use the correct switch bodies but it is necessary to change the connectors to match. Here is the finished product after lettering. Hopefully I’ll get it mounted this weekend.
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    New switch panel

    Thanks for the kind words. To answer a few questions; no speed control because this panel is going in one of the E9 powered CL’s. I realize I used the wrong trucks panel as my example. The reason there are 3 “pto” switches is because I run a neutral lockout as well as a dual pressure pto. Unfortunately I was not able to get a factory labeled switch for those purposes so there will be decals. I should have the finished product tomorrow so it will make more sense.
  9. I thought I’d share my latest upgrade on one of my trucks. I’ve been updating the interior and decided to build my own gauge/switch panel. If your not familiar with CL’s the gauge panel is plastic and kind of cheap looking in my opinion. So I decided to modernize it a bit. Using Western Star style switches and Peterbilt style air rockers I measured up a panel design and cut it out of 3/16 aluminum. I also wanted to move all pto/dump controls from a floor mount tower to the panel as well. Im just about done now just waiting on some decals. Here is the progress to this point.
  10. If you are a diesel spec dealer. How can you do a MP8. When I called diesel spec they tel me they don’t do MP8 or Volvo D13

  11. BGarofalo

    E9 manifold leak

    In some engines this is true but more often than not there is valve overlap. Meaning both intake and exhaust valves open. This is common for cooling the exhaust valves. Also heavily used in emissions engines. Ive never had luck with that cement. It looks good when it dries and you have such high hopes, but then after 2 miles it’s right back to square one.
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    Best E9 clutch

    I guess by this logic Mack engineers designed the e9 to spin rod bearings and drop valve seats on factory hp engines for some reason. Bottom line is everything breaks. If you want 2000hp do it, if you want 3hp do it.
  13. BGarofalo

    1994 MR690 $4200

    Looking to sell one of my projects. I bought this with intentions of making it a flatbed truck but there is just not enough time in the day anymore. Truck has 85,000 original miles on a e7 engine. Motor is in beautiful shape. Mack 5 speed, 44k camelback (needs bushings), drives and shifts nice. Was a recycling truck in a small town. Cab is rusted in rear corners. Would like to sell whole But willing to part out if necessary. I’m looking for $4200, that’s what I have in it at this point.
  14. If you don't mind what part number did you come up with for the headlamp assembly on the new pinnacle? My dealer doesn't have a full assembly part number, only individual pieces. I'm curious if they will fit in the CH/CL hood.

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