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RoadwayR last won the day on July 17 2018

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    Mack B's, R's, RS's, RL's, F's.

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  1. Really like the dash and instrument cluster.
  2. White definitely was after the REO V-8 and OHV 6's to replace their old 'Mustang' flatheads. The 'Giesel' was the gasoline conversion of the Cummins 555 diesel. I thought White came out with the Giesel to replace the REO V-8 after White sold Diamond-REO off. Diamond-REO kept the REO engine plant in Lansing, and continued to make the engines for a few years after they left White before they went out of business. I was told there were a few White 4000's built with GMC gas V-6's after White sold Diamond-REO before the Giesel came out. Anyone ever seen one?
  3. The 637 was an odd-ball, actually a gasoline conversion of the 637 Toro-Flow V-8 diesel. Had the combustion chambers in the pistons like a diesel. I knew a guy that thought the world of them, but I think the 637's he drove had 10 speeds. I remember him saying they needed to spin, if you kept the r.p.m.'s up they made all kinds of power.
  4. I seem to also remember some sort of scandal with Bering's U.S. distributorship. A few of the trucks were sold here, I heard they seemed to be pretty good. Thought they had a future.
  5. I drove a Fleetstar once that had a 537 V-8 in it, sort of an improved 549 I guess. Truck had a 5X4 in it, geared really short. I wasn't the best at driving a 5X4, but I could make it pull pretty hard. Don't know what the issues were, but I remember hearing the big International V-8's were not the most reliable big gassers. The company I work for had a bunch of 534 Fords back in the day. Last one I remember seeing was a 70-something LT-900. I never got a chance to drive it, but never heard anything bad about it. I know by then the 534's didn't make a whole lot of power due to emissions, which was why they were dropped a couple of years after the Lima 429 came out. The 429's were great, only problems I ever saw with those were the cams going flat and the oil pump pickups falling off. Even that wasn't much of an issue if the driver shut it off quick enough. Outside of the 413/EN414, my favorite big gassers were the GMC 401 and 478 V-6's. That 702 V-12 must have really been a monster. Always wanted to drive a REO V-8, heard they were pretty good.
  6. Class 5-7 gasoline interest. Ford is in a good position, and about to get better with their new 7.3L. Isuzu and GM currently in with class 4/5 LCF gas jobs, class 6 coming. GM and Navistar soon to have gas in class 4/5/6 conventional. Fuso with a class 4 LCF, Freightliner FCCC with class 4/5 stripped chassis. Looks like a trend to me. Question is what else is out there on the way???
  7. I see a lot of NOX sensor failures on our late model B6.7's, and many are the subject of this recall. The sensor is expensive (comes with a module) and it isn't really easy to replace. I don't think, at least in our case, the SCR problem caused the NOX sensor failures. The related trouble codes I have seen are all NOX sensor out of range (electrical failure like short to voltage).
  8. Neat truck, I always thought the R-410's were a preview of what Mack would have been like under Chrysler ownership! The 413's were among the best truck gas V-8's. Very much different than the passenger car-light truck 383's, 400's, and 440's. Wasn't there a R-400 very early on that had a Magnadyne flathead 6 in it?
  9. Making room for VW's successful China operation.
  10. 1962 would still have torsion bar front suspension.
  11. The 292 is a great engine, but that's not a 292! Looks like the older 261 to me. 292 didn't come out until 1963. The 261 was a good engine too, basically a larger heavy duty 235.
  12. That certainly seems to be a growing market! I think that growth drove NAV and GM to partner. It's very price sensitive and high volume, so it's a natural for a traditional auto/light truck manufacturer. Not to mention components sharing with light trucks. Harder for NAV and DTNA to compete there without a partner. Ford and FCA cover it well, and I think Ford's new F-600 will be a great product in there.
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