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mackdaddy

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  1. damn Mike sorry to hear that.........as for a nurse if the pretty one isn't available I understand Big Bertha is!!
  2. Post us a close up of the hood sides with the dog! Looks great!
  3. I was surprised to see the article on the Mack Value Liner! I had called Don at the museum in my quest to get some records I needed to satisfy customs. I had sent him that picture and he used it for the spot. I wish that the former owner Glen Menzie could have been mentioned as he bought it new and after 3.5 million KM the truck is damn near new. Great read about Steve as I have enjoyed following his posts and the pictures of his time with UPS. I remember seeing the truck in Yakima but never caught up with him. Steve, do you know the Osborne boys from Riverton? They had a few nice rigs at the Yakima show and I had a great conversation with the one. did not write his name or number down??
  4. the White was done by a guy in Rogue River, OR. He also did the Pistol Pete with the V12 Detroit which I understand went to Jay Leno.
  5. Say, is there a long pull of a hill when you come out of the old Bethlehem steel plant? It would have been in the direction you are coming from?
  6. I toured the Pete factory and saw all of the Paccar stamped parts. There is little difference now between a KW and Pete in fact they are sharing the same cab. While I was wandering around talking the biggest complaint the workers building the old cabs was that Paccar was forcing the end to the cab even though it was the number one cab ordered. Just ask any long time KW user and they feel the same way as the Volvo Mack connection. Give the success of the new Paccar engine I think the Mack nameplate has a better chance of growing than current Paccar products. I was interviewed in the KW magazine last month regarding the 1957 KW I restored. The editor wanted nothing to do with discussing "Paccar" As for being a stock holder in Mack when it was delisted form the NYSE, a lot of folks lost a lot of money.
  7. Andy from Canada has his beautiful B 61 for sale. I have never seen it live but from pictures it is quite a piece of work.
  8. No craiglist on any of my stuff. Yes, and once you tear stuff apart it costs a lot to put it back together. Mike, too bad we did not meet up in Yakima??
  9. I have one of each and LTL and LTH. I am currently working on the LTL with the intent to sell it. I thought perhaps someone might be interested early and changes could be made to the suspension, engine, etc. Currently, I am working back to original with a 275 Cummins super charged, Mack duplex, 3spd Brownie, Mack rears with 5.72 ratio. If interested PM me and we can discuss further.
  10. Reads like the articles on Mack in the early 80's when they were hemorraging. They are getting to a point it will be real hard to turnaround. And when you run out of cash it all but over without a takeover.
  11. It can be done! I got the Valueliner into the states. I still need to get it licensed though.
  12. I was told by a few of my Aussie friends that White brought one down under to test it out. They said it came into the dealer after crossing the outback and the FRB gave out around the floor boards and the drivers seat was about to the steering tire below. They called it the Tupperware Tilt Cab!!!
  13. A white 5000 is an engineering marvel to say the least. How many parts on one was specific to just that model? perhaps the whole truck! even the front engine cover of a Cummins is unique to it. The best is that the radiator stays when the cab is tilted and there is something like 7 fan belts to finally make the fan turn?? The advertisement for one stated they were designed for fleet maintenance.
  14. No, typical of west coast they were changed out for cummins. I have 4 in the boneyard that way. I have a few spare V8's for conversion back to original.
  15. I sure regret not painting the 66 R719 I got from the estate in her colors. Maybe some day I will! I have the B in the picture too.
  16. about what did a Superliner cost with an all Mack drivetrain tandem and V8 in the last years of production?
  17. Thanks for the replies as for how it runs I have to first say it handles really well and has a great turning radius. I have driven most every US truck including my Superliners and I have to say that this is what you would imagine if they did a modern retro version of say an LM. It is the most bad ass truck I have ever driven. Now I know why they have remained so popular over there. and of course the V8 Mack is just as Mack coined it.........the whispering giant.
  18. Could not help myself. Took the truck for a run into California to buy some cheap liquor. Took along my old truckin buddy JD as he does not get out much anymore. A few pictures one on top of the summit and the other at the California border.
  19. I have a temporary plate on it as I had to send all the paperwork to Salem as the local DMV was totally confused what to do. Talk about a small world, I get a call yesterday from a young lady who is going to school at Oregon State. Her Dad is friends with Glenn the former owner and a few hours later she is here to see the truck. It is a very odd feeling sitting on the right side and shifting with the left. I noticed that the differentials and tranny vents were plumbed up above the frame and thought that was odd. I called Glenn and asked about that and the unusual fifth wheel that sits on a turntable. He said mate............when you drive through water above your diffs you don't want to fill them with water! and for the fifth wheel he explained that his trailers were blocked not to turn on the grease plate but to allow the fifth wheel to turn at the frame. this allowed for the sway in pulling the multiple trailers and to keep the center of gravity lower.
  20. After several days of uncertainty with Customs I finally got the Value liner released and into the USA. What a truck! Wow is all I can say after driving it. Mack Austr!!@!alia should be running the US operations. This is a Mack like no other that you have ever driven!!
  21. I have always thought that Mack should have offered the R cab that was used in Iran and the Mideast. It could be used as a sleeper or just for extended leg room. even on the Superliner it would have been an awesome option.
  22. Saw on Taylor Martin brochure for upcoming 12/5 auction in Brighton Colorado
  23. Speaking of bumpers.......beware of 32 Chrome in Wisconsin. I received one of the most awful made bumpers,,,, in fact unbelievable. Called to sort it out and the owner called me a liar and he would not take it back. I even offered to pay the shipping back so that he could see for himself since he claimed the pictures we sent were not accurate.
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