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mrsmackpaul

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  1. 2 hours ago, 41chevy said:

    Running 10% ethanol in gasoline reduces emissions but also lowers MPG between 25 and 33%, 

    If your talking petrol with ethanol I would question those figures 

     

    I have run E10 (10% ethanol) in my petrol vehicals ever since E10 came out and have never noticed any difference in performance or fuel economy 

    Both old carby motors and new EFI motors seem to run the same

    High compression motors are a different kettle of fish, but normal 10 - 1 compression motors are fine in my experience 

     

    Paul 


  2. I dunno nothing about these but was wondering could these be fitted to a older Mack motor and if they were would they help to clean up the black smoke ?

    I was thinking that even in Australia we have pollution law's and although Mrs Mack rarely makes into the big smoke she does on a rare occasion venture into Australia's biggest cities and all it would take is for some over educated knob head to make a complaint and it could become a head ache

    Appreciate any thoughts on fitting one of these

    Paul 


  3. 13 hours ago, 41180 said:

    The ones in those pictures above look different than american cl 's ,those aussie ones look to have a sharper drop to the hood and fenders look different . I have seen pics from new zealand that look just like american ones . 

    I think most Australian conventional cabbed trucks have cabs mounted higher than normal to try and keep the cab floor cool enough to put your feet on.

    This may have something to do with the hood (bonnet) been steeper as all bonnets are mad in Australia.

    Paul 


  4. On 6/12/2019 at 5:20 AM, 41chevy said:

    I'm thinking if I have to jump through hoops just to try and get what I want than what will be the act to get warranty and general support? Brand loyalty be damned I'll be talking to Autocar tomorrow.

    It will be interesting to see what Autocar have to say

     

    Paul 


  5. On 6/11/2019 at 1:33 PM, 41chevy said:

    Yeah Excel told me no Mack 65,000 dual reduction rears on Camel Back and no Maxi Torgue  so I asked why is it in the brochure and web site? " That doesn't mean it's available" HUH?

    Wondering what the plans are for use on of the truck with wanting a 65 ass end 

    I can only guess some pretty heavy haulage type work

    I wonder how it will ride as Mrs Mack isnt exactly smooth with a 58 ass end 

     

    Paul 


  6. Well for the negativity from people (me included) about these newer types of trucks, it appears that I will have to eat humble pie

    I wonder what the figures on Australian Macks like the Trident (have had a hard on for one of these for some time) as theu certainly would out pull the old coolpower 320 and be a lot more comfortable 

     

    Paul 


  7. I followed this unit a couple of times now up the Calder hwy and I can tell you that while it might have some benefitsn one thing it doesn't do any good at all is track 

    Maybe at 60 km/h it goes nice and straight but at 90 - 100 km/h it's all over the road like drunk dog ice 

    What a mess, almost impossible to pass safely and doesn't track anywhere near as good as a double road train 

    I hope these don't become common place

    Paul 

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  8. 17 hours ago, Bullheaded said:

    I love those. I saw that company that is making brand new ones on Jay Leno, so I looked them up. They are almost $200,000!!!

     

    Guess I'll never have one.

    Yes, they sounded like the perfect plan and I like you looked them up and also decided they will be out of my proce range 

     

    Paul 

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