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  1. Anyone remember Pops near Streetsboro, Ohio??
  2. Most all of the off road Macks in the NW came out of the Hanna Nickel Mine in Riddle, OR. they had a fleet of them.
  3. With the Mustang H model which is a single drive with a tag, I always pull out of the wet grassy hills at truck shows while the tandems sit and spin. I just release the air in the tag, and add pressure into the bags on the driver. In fact the first time I met Joe was at the bottom of the Siskiyou mountains during a bad snow storm and he told me with confidence that he would have no problem getting over the pass..........and he did.
  4. In 2000 I with with a small convoy making our way to the ATHS Valley Forge show and we stopped at a little truck stop in Kentucky. With us was Jon Guss a member from Utah and he had a nice old Pete with transfer boxes. The tongue on the pull trailer was really long as well and I questioned him if it was even legal in the east as I had never seen one back there. Anyways we are at the fuel pumps and to R model triaxles pull in with the really big dump boxes. You could tell by the accent that these 2 were locals. they spent some time walking around the rig and finally asked Jon what the heck was the purpose of that setup. So Jon explained the transfer dump part and then said with the spread he could also be legal at 80k. They commented back and I believe it was something like near 100k with a special asphalt season permit on those short wheelbase triaxle Macks. That took everyone back as that was unheard of out west and especially on the back of a Peterbilt!
  5. I remember the ads and seeing one when visiting Macungie. It sounds like everyone was accounted for and shipped back to France?
  6. Wow.............. just leave it alone! Send it over to the Mack Customer Center.
  7. yes, that is where I came across the pamphlet and learned there were more songs than I had.
  8. In 1998 a former Mack salesman gave me an old music reel with songs that he said they played at sales meetings. He said that in later years Zenon used a few of them like the one that Roger Miller sung as a play on King of the Road. Zenon would make his appearance with cannon shots and then sing a few of these songs with the guys. Recently I found a pamphlet titled Sing Along with Mack and it has the lyrics for a total of 11 songs. Missing is the Johnny Cash one. Of these 11 I have 6. Anyone know about these? I have contacted the museum but no luck.
  9. The other style is for the 713 correct? There is some difference in the frame width?
  10. Here you go......Remember the square baffle that was popular with Detroit guys in the 2 cycle days? this is on the truck and I thought that would be the first thing to go.........but it sounds so damn good I am keeping it.
  11. I have 2 and I know there are a few others out there. One is now in Australia too. I would love to find some of the long wheel base tractors I have seen in books and magazines that were out on the west coast. also a few truck and trailers.
  12. I took it down to the dealer's dyno and it only went to 1150hp and we pegged it with little effort! The E9 is also balanced and spins at 4000rpms..........sounds like a locomotive
  13. I believe the clutch and pressure plate play a big role. The one Superliner I bought that was doing some stock class pulling has a 4000lb BL plate and clutch in it and there was a spare in the side box! it takes some serious push to engage the clutch. Owner told me he started in 7th with the mack 18spd.
  14. Here is a pic of a 375 in a resto that Matt Pfhal did.
  15. TheENDT 864 option was a dual turbo engine with 255-350hp depending on set up. Of the few hundred produced most were the 255hp.
  16. Sharp truck! Sort of a blend of American and Aussie there. It appears to have started as a Value Liner V8?
  17. Okay, funny but true story about Mack Hayward. And the one about Zenon bringing the bulldog fountain that pumped voldka out his mouth will have to wait. But my friend Gary Bruseau..........his brother drove the Mack Christmas tree truck the last few years. Gary bought a new R700 with a Detroit in it and picked it up at the Hayward factory. On the drive home he noticed it wasn't handling well. after further investigation he noticed the frame was racked......in that it was a few inches longer on one side than the other. He took it back to the dealer and they wouldn't do anything about it. After several weeks of complaining and no action he finally went back to the Mack factory in Hayward and drove it right up the steps to the admin office..........got out and went to the receptionist who by then was surrounded by security. He demanded to see the manager who finally did show up. They took the truck back and rebuilt it!!!!!!!!!!!
  18. I know it was right next to the existing Hayward airport.
  19. ok swishy............which one you like the best??/...................
  20. Note that the limited edition Titans have a fairly flat top hood. Not the slope like others. It really looks good!
  21. I remember those ads like it was yesterday. Too bad that Mack was so ahead of what is now the norm. They just did not have the holding power.
  22. what year did they start putting the inline fuel pump on? about 88/89?
  23. interesting that they use the M drive in Australia on the big Titans down there?
  24. Look good! I take it that the Allison is a better choice than the Mdrive?
  25. damn Mike sorry to hear that.........as for a nurse if the pretty one isn't available I understand Big Bertha is!!
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