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About BGarofalo

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  1. I bought one of my CL’s from them. At the time they would sell you whatever you wanted, but I haven’t been there in years. Very nice people to deal with.
  2. Ironically I was working on this exact model fifth wheel today for a no latch complaint. They can be a real bear to release without the tool or some leverage when on a bench. Make sure your cam plate bolts are not too tight to where it binds. Here is a troubleshooting guide for this hitch. http://literature1.safholland.com/sites/damedit/literature/XL-FW451-01_en-US.pdf
  3. You can sign me up for a R model kit. I second the motion for a CH/CL kit too.
  4. I am a die hard Mack guy but transmissions are definitely a weak point in Mack’s catalog. Seems like Mack transmissions need about 2x the amount of service and repairs over the life of the trans vs Eaton. That being said, I run all Mack transmissions and love them.
  5. I run Stertil Koni wireless lifts and love them. We don’t release brakes but we make sure to dump the air suspension and always chain up the loose axle so not to damage suspension. The lifts will find their “home” if they are not perfectly centered. I saw these on Craigslist and figured I’d pass it along. They are about half the price of new. https://newjersey.craigslist.org/hvo/d/newark-stertil-koni-mobile-columns/7142767474.html
  6. It’s a 98 as well. Dynoing a truck is a bit different then dynoing a car or pickup. With a truck you bring it up to max rpm and introduce a load until it brings the engine down. Simulates real world. Holding it at 2300 rpm and just watching boost build as load increases. It put out 832hp relatively smoke free.
  7. Here is one of my E9’s on the dyno. This is what I love about these engines. The more load you put on it they just keep pulling harder. I use this truck so a big goal is to keep the black smoke down. NJ is not friendly to “dirty” trucks. It’s a cell phone video so the sound is not great but you get the idea. IMG_4717.MOV
  8. Wrong trunion stand and axle caps for anything 58k or larger. A solid beam was an option for all camelback suspensions.
  9. One of the downsides of a big v8 is that all the plumbing and wiring gets tossed on top of the engine. Mack just put it in the easiest place I guess.
  10. So if I’m reading this correct you are ready to nominate this guy for president with out knowing anything about him other than he can b.s. his way through some press conferences. I’m gonna go out on a limb and say we are drastically different when it comes to politics. Im from NJ so I get a front row seat to these Democrat governors trampling on our rights.
  11. It’s been over a year! NJ is loaded with Mack trucks both new and classics.
  12. I’m curious for more information on these. I can’t seem to find any other info online. I have a set that’s going under the rd800 but they are about 25 years older.
  13. For a few years now new trucks can come from the factory with yokes that are not lined up (out of phase). This is normal and engineered with regard to which suspension is on the truck to cancel our vibrations. It’s mostly on the shaft between drives. It is even more important now to mark the shafts when servicing.
  14. Judging by the wedge brakes and no planetary hubs I’ll say it’s a sw80 suspension.
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