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About mackdaddy

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  • Birthday 03/29/1962

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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. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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!
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. There was a maybe 1 ton Reo for sale in Hemmings car mag the past year. I kept being tempted to buy it because the cab is what you need for a Jr. Not sure of the frame differences but appears the same. but the fenders and grill are larger than a Jr. A pic of my 37 JR I restored in 94.
  10. Single heads is right. Here is a KTTA in a superliner. From the factory it was a KTA.
  11. Joe "Mustang" put a 1693 in his H model. It is a pulling machine and really runs nice but does drink the fuel. Here is a picture of Joe many years back working on it.
  12. I have not seen a single Turbo 864. There were quite a few in the NW in L cab B75's and all seemed to have been naturally aspirated. Talked to Steve Trevitz who was a Mack engineer on the V8 program and he told me that when truck pulls got big that going back to the 864 twin Turbo that was factory it allowed for E-9's to run twin turbo and stay in a stock class. He sent me an article on this and I will dig it up and post.
  13. Don from the Mack museum provided me the build info on the V8's. and after we talked he revised it by adding the import V8's as they were sent to Australia and France. Which explains the Renault COE that I saw in Paris with French Bulldog across the front! Mack V8 Diesel Engines.doc
  14. R model cabs

    yes, he has 2 that are near identical on the exterior.
  15. R model cabs

    yes, a makeover on the interior too. Also making a custom panel to fit between the cab and sleeper to hopefully make it look cleaner. Thinking about moving the batteries into the step boxes and using the old Western R model air tank step covers on it too. Kind of mix it up a little.