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About AZB755V8

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  • Birthday 12/07/1962

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    Sunny Arizona
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    Family, Friends, HEMI's and Mack's. Always interested in going to new places and wild goose chases.

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    LTL, B-755, MH613, RW713
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    1953, 1965, 1985, 1988
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    A few Mack's and Hemi race cars. They all maybe old but they sure aint slow.

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  1. Wanted 85-90 R Model No/Blown Motor

    Sounds like boat ride material, truck just has to run, new poster, no Thanks, Good Luck Fishin.
  2. RW Air Ride Assist on Front Axel

    Any pressure will take a percentage of the load off the leaf springs. The more pressure raises the ride height Or if a load was on compensate for the reduced loaded hight. I am using the 110psi to get a ride height to clear the fender flares. It can works like rear airride, the more air the more load you can put on and maintain a ride height. Just thinking a ride height valve can be used on the front axle like on the rear to self level.
  3. RW Air Ride Assist on Front Axel

    No there is still about 2-3 inches of travel on the the shocks that were on it. The air bags are rated for around 3200 pounds each and only help the leaf spring. This raises the height about 2 1/2 with 110 lbs of air. There is a lot of difference in front end height if you look at different Superliners. There is more than one shock length made for the RW but these ones work fine. You can see the difference in height on the shock paint in the photos. There was no adjustment in the steering linkage to center the steering wheel ether.
  4. I have not seen anyone doing this here at BMT but it worked out really well for me. I needed a little more clearance for Floats on the front of the Superliner for fender clearance. I have Australian fender flairs on it and they decrease the fender opening about an inch all around. First was tiring to find springs to increase the height about 2 1/2 inches or so and not just add a block that would not give me more suspension travel. Or extra leaves that would make it "ride like a Mack truck" even more so. Ether way it was the dollars that it would cost to do the work. Most spring shops said that they had to have the truck to even start with. There are no spring shops in Arizona that would even consider doing what I wanted. This is what I came up with for a few hundred $$ The ride height can be adjusted from side to side if separate air is supplied to each, nice to get the front end perfectly level. I did see the systems offered for around $1000 but none were for a RW that I saw. This cost $180 for the bags, $14 for steel and bolts, $20 for air fittings and hose, $4 for paint, 3 hours time to do 5 with the beer break... I need to make a shim and add a little clearance for the draglink bolt.
  5. r 700 v8

    Think another member here got it. He just said he found a 72 R700 for $900 so assume he got it, right Mike Glad it is in good hands and another Dog save from the crusher or boat ride.
  6. That non intercooled engine is one of the few that I have seen, Very Cool. If I had one it would be in my B model instead of an 866. Is there an accurate count of the late E9 production? Looking at the .doc and there are fare less E9's than actually built. There were approx. 15000 MH's built with 2/3 of them having E9's. That is approx. 10,000 in Cabovers alone plus all the other applications. How many RW and CL's where built with them in the USA and Australia? I can not find the actual numbers but would really like to know. There are the marine and military variants as well as DM's. There were many more than 3768 E9's and variants built between 81- 99, if so that would come out to 210 engines a year. I thought I saw something like 15,000 of them in that time span. Is there any information on the number of E9's with inline pumps built opposed to the V pump.
  7. Mack letters for hood

    Got a good set of the tinted plastic vert shades off a Superliner. Just need to retape them and stick them on. Should work but I didn't like them as it covered up the top of the window and restricted the view. PM me and I can get you a photo if interested. Hood letters are in two sizes and are on Ebay regularly at OK price.
  8. Valve timing

    Can't say that timing to the wrong marks would not make a difference in performance and a lot of valve noise. But the fact is that not to many shops even Mack shops have a guy that knows these engines any more. In Az the Mack shop hasn't have an E9 in for service in the last ten years. The only way mine are running is I do the work. Valve timing is not that hard just follow the manual, set the bridge then set the rocker clearance. It is just one more step from setting valves in a Chevy, Ford or Hemi for that matter. Just remember cylinder numberings is like a Ford. The Dynatard engine brake is just there to make a little noise and not much of anything else. What are you getting for fuel milage? I am around 5.5-6.0 MPG under 70MPH@1500RPM's or about 4 loaded running 75 MPH@1650RPM's and keeps dropping for every mile faster, just a ballpark range. These E9's can drink with the best of them if the hammer is down. Bobtailing 7.2 and having a blast up to 75 MPH. Power to spare but at the cost of fuel mileage.
  9. floor mat

    Knew it was a bird of some kind, Goose, Swan, Duck... Decent Reproduction piece but does need to be hand fit, reworked.
  10. floor mat

    I restored my LTL about 2-3 years ago and gave $700 for a NOS L cab mat. The man had 2 of them and a lot of other perfect or NOS parts. Not cheap but.... I think the last R and B cab mats I got were over $200 from Mack when they had them. $200 for any NOS mat is a deal. Consider the time and care it took for years to still have a usable NOS part. Triple or more the original price would be the starting point just to break even. As for patterns even an old mat can be used for patterns. To go on I sold the good old headliner kit after my restoration for $200. That was a fraction of the $800 plus shipping I paid Lancaster Upholstery for a new one when they still made them. By the way the man had a few sets of Goose Island hoods for LT's for $1200 a set. Never mounted on truck. His name was Glen.
  11. E9 engine weight

    I would assume that E9 is the one 998in3 just got and needs to pick up? That engine needs work if I recall but complete. I made a stand out of angle iron and plate to bolt onto a completed E9. I have used it to transport several V8's in the bed of F-250-350 with no problems.
  12. E9 engine weight

    The Time Machine is just sitting in the warehouse along with the parts truck i got with it. I think Carl had it sitting for a number of years as well. It does have low mileage, so it is dong what it does best sitting. There are several other project ahead of it but it will get restored. I got the engines and parts when I could so the issue is finding the time to start on it. That MH is a good looking rig. Keep after them to sell it.
  13. Stainless E9 injection lines, failing

    I was thinking about this issue and it seems that all your failures are at the pump flares/ nuts. Some stainless will work harden and if the flares are mechanically flared the amount of "working the metal" stress can cause cracks that open over time with the constant pounding of pressure from the pump. Stainless sure looks nice but hydraulic seamless steel lines may work better, a little softer and more malleable. Another option is weld on the flares and draw it back by slow cooling it. Then when the lines are still straight turn the flare angle on a lathe. I did this with the set on my 866. I did have one line leak, over time, because there was porosity in one weld, rewelded around line and no more leak. Can you have someone Tig weld around the leaking line and sleeve just past the nut to seal the line?
  14. E9 engine weight

    E9 Engine dry about 3000lbs. Wet with trans 4200-4400lbs. By the way welcome to posting on the forum, see you have been around for several years.
  15. E9 oil pump pressure relief spring

    A bad, fatigued spring does have some compression just installing it or a broken spring is only short a coil turn. That little bit of change in length and spring rate does make a larger difference in oil pressure as RPM and oil flow increase. So you will not see a difference in pressure at idle for the most part but pressure will not increase to 75-90PSI at operating speed. Don't forget there is a pressure spring that opens the piston cooling jets that can open early and compound the low pressure problems. Bad bearings will show low oil pressure at idle as well as operating RPM, that is the difference to tell what is wrong.