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Jeff M

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  1. Nothing sounds better than a straight pipe Maxidyne.
  2. Hah!! My first diesel dump truck was a White 2300 with the triple nickel Cummins with a 5 and 3. Talk about a lot of noise and nothing to show for it. The next one was a brandy new Maxidyne--what a difference!!!
  3. I worked in a union shop for about eight years and there seem to be two problems. (1) The union and management routinely lie to each other so when the chips are down and the company says they're folding (which they've undoubtedly said before) the union doesn't believe them until it's too late. (2) Union reps are like politicians in that once they get their jobs, they like them and want to hold onto them. The best way to do that is to tell the membership what they want to hear, not necessarily what they need to hear which the membership usually is quick to buy into. The union line of "We first at any cost" has ultimately cost them the farm. BTW, that's a VERY nice U model. I wasn't aware that the U's had the option of the flatback or +3 cab.
  4. That IS a beast. So what would something like that have for power? The intake hose from the breather looks positively tiny.
  5. Asphalt is also the stuff we mix with sand a gravel to pave the road too just to confuse you. I enjoy your posts, Vlad, and think it's pretty neat we have someone on the forum from Russia. Your English is very good!
  6. I am very interested to buy a Mack b61, please e-mail me on adrianvpurdie@gmail.com .

  7. I saw your R but didn't see the Superliner. R looks great, BTW.
  8. Can it be? I've run through all the pics posted from Macungie and didn't see a single Hayward Mack. There must have been at least one there....
  9. Looks to me to be a 73 that may have an older hood and breather. I believe the 6-speed wasn't available until '73 (I could be wrong) and of course it has the plus 3 cab, also not available until 73. The Bostrom Levelair II was quite the seat in its day. It rode like a marshmallow until you bottomed out and then the shock would kick in. You pressed the little pedal on the front of it to kick the shock back out. That truck looks pretty rough to me, but it's clear that you like it, so why not?
  10. Any Mack of the vintage I ever used came from the factory with them pointing down. However, I'd say you can have them any old way you want. 🙂
  11. I'm an old geyser who's been in trucking all my life and I'd never heard of a cable pull dump. Very interesting.
  12. That's still one of my favorite interiors ever. Great design, love the big wheel, just looks so right.
  13. As soon as I saw the title of the post I knew what truck it would be. Saw it just last week. One of my favorites. Unfortunately, he has a B model wrecker that's been sitting outside for years, rotting. He won't part with it.
  14. I would guess not. One of them doesn't shift, so he keeps them in high range all the time. Hobby dump truck. Although he has hauled a load or two of gravel, it has no power steering or front brakes. Old school isn't always better.
  15. A friend of mine won that B61 last year. It's pretty nice--Maxidyne, quadbox, 3 spd rears (!)--and he'll probably be selling it in the spring.
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