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mackdaddy last won the day on March 13 2016

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About mackdaddy

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  • Birthday 03/29/1962

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    southern oregon
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    LTL, W-71, H-63, B755, JR,
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    2-H-65's, H-61, B735, B71, DM-800, B73, CH, R-600, 4- Midliners, 2-ED pups, Cruiseliner with KT Cummins,

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  1. mackdaddy

    Superliner Rock Gaurds-BORES

    hi please contact me again, I left you a PM. also tried to email you
  2. Does anyone have a source for the chrome front fender guards?
  3. mackdaddy

    1955 Mack LTL

    I knew Bob Brown very well and he built the LTL. It has a 300......maybe 320 iron lung. Not sure if it is oil cooled pistons or not? The sleeper was hand built and he took Brown trailer emblems and put on it and would tell folks that it was very very rare!!
  4. I have been in both the KW and Peterbilt assembly lines of late and they ARE the same truck other than the 2 out of 10 old style cabs for each.
  5. There is not much difference in the KW and Pete anymore. most all of the frame and other components are Paccar branded. They share the engine as well along with cabs. I understand that the intent is to stop the production of each brands individual cabs soon. A Volvo and a Mack are truly very different trucks considering cabs and some Mack exclusive components. More so than the Paccar product.
  6. mackdaddy

    Anthem production

    A few Mack ads for the western logger. Zenon Hansen used his long established connection with the Murty Bros from Portland OR to build the first Hayward built R model for logging. It was displayed at the different logging shows that year. There was an article and picture in one of the old Bulldog mags. Remember the deep candy red Superliner logger that was on the Mack calendar years back? I was just informed it is still a beauty and in storage from by the original owner.
  7. mackdaddy

    Anthem production

    I spotted a log dog at the local Mack dealer this week. It is based in Yreka, CA just over the hill.
  8. mackdaddy

    Anthem production

    Not many at all, I took my Pete and LTH to a log show this past weekend in N Cal and it made me realize from talking to the old timers and seeing a lot of pictures just how dominant Mack once was in logging. I have seen a few Granites in S. Or and N Cal. but no often. Mack had a nice display and an axle forward whatever they call them now. But KW and Freightliner both had full dressed log trucks on display. In fact at one time Mack dump trucks out did every other truck badge 8-10 from Seattle to Eugene OR. I know Scarsella Bros in Seattle still run a large Mack fleet including a Titan or two. Mack had a company dealer in Medford when I arrived in 76 that is how many Macks were sold in the area.
  9. mackdaddy

    Anthem production

    Talked to a Mack salesman at a logging show this weekend said he has sold a dozen and told me that the factory is booked thru September with orders.
  10. unfortunately, I don't have a single picture. Dad took off with a driver's 20yr younger wife and moved to Oregon in 1970. A few of his trucks were abandoned and taken back by the bank. My Mother discarded everything to do with him years ago. He had some pictures and after he passed I tried to get them from his ex and she tossed them just to piss me off I guess. I keep thinking someday I will see a picture of his trucks pop up on the internet sites. A few years ago I ran across a guy that was still leased to Tryon and turns out the dispatcher had been there since the 60's. I called him and he remembered my Dad like it was yesterday. I asked if he had any pictures and he said he never took any of the trucks. I can remember hanging out in Tryon's yard while my Dad played cards with other drivers in the office. Morrisville, PA or thereabouts then.
  11. does your backdrop have the fin that seperates 3 cylinders in it? All that I have seen with the fin will say Cummins Diesel on the 2 pieces.
  12. My Dad hauled steel for Coin, Tryon, Kelly, and Kaplan out of the New Castle area from the late 50's thru 70's. He was a Mack man and that gave me the disease. Went everywhere with him in the summers. He had H and G models with really short triaxle trailers!
  13. Yes, working on it as I type! Since it wasn't a pedigree I decided to really do some custom work on it as it will be my driver to shows. So we are redoing the entire interior and dash, making a fairing between the sleeper and cab ( I never liked the round R cab against a flat sleeper), note the western R model step box, rebuilding the turbos.
  14. I recently picked up # 1304. rough but all there. Has double frame that is pack rusted so first job is to reframe. I use to get back to New Castle, PA to visit my mom and always enjoyed cruising the roads looking for trucks.
  15. correct and the black on is a 1928 AP Mack that was a former open cab fire truck. It would have had a large straight 6 gas motor too. Now it is powered by a cummins SC 350, Mack triplex, and an R 170 on air. The frame, front axle, steering and wheels are original.

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