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mackdaddy

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  1. That makes sense as I have seen this on other Mack loggers. I have heard complaints about the average Mack being a little close to the ground. I was surprised that the big Aussie Value Liner of mine you cannot roll under it on a creeper. We had to put it up on blocks to get under it.
  2. Sitting on top of the Siskiyou Pass heading for Reno. Delayed a few hours in the yard where fortunately it happened there. Just as I started to pull out I blew an airbag.. Just fixed a split 1/4" air line before taking the picture. Got into Reno at 2am. The old V8 pedigree MH was a big horse to drive. I grossed just under 70k with the W and LTL on and it cruised along nicely. First time I ever drove an MH and it was really a well riding truck. I like the dash and gauge placement as well as the lighting. Some may remember I bought this truck on ebay for a great price. cleaned fuel tanks, painted, change fluids and bad line, new windshields and other odds and ends.
  3. Here is an old Log Dog I spotted today. Has Cummins power in it. Note the small dia. fuel tanks.
  4. I restored an LTL and W-71 back to original including the 5 hand hole aluminum tube type with 10:22s' I like to drive them both and wore down the front steer tires. By luck I was able to come across new Michelin 10:22R........ or radial tube type tires. What a difference that made in the steering and handling of both trucks. So considering you just cannot find these today and if you are driving the truck I would not hesitate to go with radials.
  5. Damn amazing the amount of time and money that people with the old truck bug will do!! Nice looking resto but someone has to do one back to the original livery............??
  6. Did anyone note that the Mack Freedom plastic badge went for over 300 bucks on ebay? freedom.htm
  7. here is a haul of 22inch tires that I stumbled on last year. And I was needing steer tires really bad for a few of my trucks so I could keep the tube type 5 hand hole wheels. There were 5 sets of steers and they were radial to boot. I kept the 2 sets of Michelin and then gave the others to a few friends for what I paid for them................I should have kept them all but that is what friends are for right? The remaining were either recaps or odds and ends. They had been inside a storage van for 25yrs. and a scrapper stumbled on them and knew I guy that knew me.
  8. what ever became of the tandem B71 integral sleeper that came to a few shows? it was Mack green and owned by SMX?
  9. Really looks good with the black stripe. It appears to have a really nice dog house to stay in too!
  10. That is the correct position for the aux tranny. I liked that Mack put it closest to you as that was the stick you used the most.. when you get in you have to actually throw your right foot up and over to the foot feed. Once you are in position it is surprisingly comfortable.
  11. the blue one belonged to Mack Cheesley(not sure if last name is correct) from Phoenix, AZ. He had some nice Macks at one time. I have not heard or seen of him for a few years?
  12. Schroyer out of Ohio has brought an axle back Jimmie to shows. I think it is a day cab. How about the ones that were on air ride front and back too? and I believe independent suspensions.
  13. Ever drove a Bighorn........not cool. that cab was not made for air ride seats, the front window is small, and that hood is just huge!. You could run over an entire family and not know it. One of my first trucks was a Dodge with a big 413 V8.....I think. I was just a teen ager and I had it in a diesel shop getting some work done. Why I picked it up the mechanics were laughing, as they took an F model Mack front handle and bulldog and put it on the hood as well as used the DODGE emblems in the front that now read...........DOG. It was cool! this is a neat site........... www.allpar.com/trucks/dodge/heavy-duty if you have trouble with the link just google it and find it there. for some reason when it takes you to the site via the address above you cannot find the same link.
  14. what are the differences between Dale's and factory? is the coating just for exterior looks or interior performance?
  15. I am sticking with the DOG over the CAT..........but I sure wish that the CAT would have bought the DOG. Just think of the V8 we would have today! but you know what they say wish in one hand and S)#& in the other.
  16. I am sticking with the DOG over the CAT..........but I sure wish that the CAT would have bought the DOG. Just think of the V8 we would have today! but you know what they say wish in one hand and S)#& in the other.
  17. I am sticking with the DOG over the CAT..........but I sure wish that the CAT would have bought the DOG. Just think of the V8 we would have today! but you know what they say wish in one hand and S)#& in the other.
  18. Here a the back cover of an old OD magazine.
  19. Nice equipment...... but what made you finally make the switch to budds on the front? And still keep spokes on the rear. It appears you did run 12x24's?
  20. mackdaddy

    Good Eye

    Now you know what the difference between a Jehovah Witness and a Freightliner is..........don't you??????????? You can shut the door on a JW...................
  21. heard on the local news in SF bay area this morning that many witnesses saw the truck on fire as it came across the divide. Makes sense what you are saying!
  22. It is great to see Denis is still in the game. That is a beast.
  23. I like this one!!!!!!!!
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