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  1. Here is a long nose B model that I wont get around to restoring. give me a PM
  2. I got word today from a friend of mine who's is in on the Christmas tree haul that one of the brand new Macks made it as far as Denver and they had to call the hook...........computer related shut the rig down and they could not figure it out. So they brought in another one.
  3. Thanks for the response and I think it must just be unique to the T2090.
  4. I tried to go back to another thread on the T2090 and it would not allow me to post? just kept saying that it was saving the post? Anyways, I picked up a MH with the T2090 and it shifts just fine but when sitting there idling the tranny sure has some clunking noise to it. Pulled the plug and no signs of metal. is this a common noise?
  5. That was great! I loved that grand ol opry video. Don't you know that gal can shake a double bunk!!
  6. You said it right. You have to wait until you see that rpm needle drop at or below the 1300 or it wont go in.
  7. there was an article in Bulldog about this truck. it was a complete rebuild. I remember thinking then that it seemed somewhat odd to put so much into it for real work.
  8. Anyone remember a Superliner from perhaps NJ that was on ebay in the last few months with supposedly less than 200k miles and with a V8? it was a green color? I don't remember seeing it but someone is claiming it went for a real cheap price.
  9. Send the Pics to me and I will post them..............since it appears I have some bandwidth left! PM me and I can set it up.
  10. Here are 2 shots of the MH sitting on blocks while we paint the frame and polish the wheels and tanks.
  11. skip once the word got out that a few of my friends from over there were looking for a Valueliner for me Glen's name came up. He was reluctant to sell at first but then thought it would be great to know his big Mack was over here in the states taking it easy. I am telling him that he needs to make a trip over here and driver er to national show for me. Amazing that you live so close to him in that big country. Mack customer center is excited about having it put on display sometime too.
  12. The 1990 V8 Mack engines shipped to Australia were EPA certified and California compliant. Mack Trucks sent me the paperwork to present to the EPA and customs. no problem.
  13. No the one in Yakima was the 88. And yes Mike I did find something better.............that big Valueliner from Australia. I will probably end up keeping the 88 as I just have too much money into it and it is great running truck and fun to drive. The other truck I am really enjoying is that MH with a V8 that I picked up awhile back. I have cleaned it up, repainted it and at just over 200k original miles it is another sweet ride. The 85 Superliner has had a lot of work done to it and the engine runs strong. I just have too damn many other projects and limited storage space. When I got the two Superliners I was intending on using them both for pulling the drop decks for going to the truck shows. This would be easier on my old time helpers too. But my long time guys that help me are just getting too damn tired to go to shows and both are in their mid 70's.
  14. I have an 85 and 88 both with V8's overall condition of the cabs is excellent with no rust and recent paint Both had modifications done to the engines and were used for pulling. The 88 max'd a dyno out at 1100HP. The work on injectors, pump, turbo, and heads was done by Trevitz. The 85 is a Superliner I with V8, Mack 10spd, Mack rears on air. A/C was just updated, new clutch, and driveline work. It has electric fans installed. I have a new radiator to install in it. Has a new front bumper. Interior is in fair original condition. The 88 is a Superliner II with V8, Mack 18spd, BL 4000lb clutch(with spare) Hendrickson air with Rockwell lockers. A/C and factory fan and shroud just added. Interior is in good original condition Wet Kit 541-944-3283
  15. I remember your thread now about the Valuliner and in fact the very truck I purchased is one of your pictures shown. This model was conceived in Australia because of new regulations there at the time called B doubles. it needed the set back axle in order to meet the turning radius required. The word I get from everyone over there is with the long front springs it is the best riding Mack they had. The reason they also sit the truck cabs up so high on the road train models is to allow air to pass under as it gets incredibly hot out there.
  16. Also note that the hood has the F model bar with the dog. It seems the Aussie assembly plant could do things to trucks that we would not see over here. The same goes for why it is still so solid as they add a lot of reinforcement to much of the trucks items that are not necessary here. I was thinking about the right hand drive and was curious if they also moved the clutch and fuel pedal? But they are in the same spot as here. A payload of 242,000lbs was a common thing for this rig. One difference over there than here is we have a lot more long pulls on hills than there.
  17. It is now official that my 1990 valueliner is on the boat and headed to the USA. I really should not say mine but..........Glen's as This truck was bought brand new by a 21 yr old named Glen Menzies. He drove this truck for nearly 3 million miles! I wish I could scan the book he gave me full of pictures from the day he picked it up until it went on the boat. From what I can confirm this is the first Mack from Australia ever imported into the USA. The Australian Valueliner is totally different that the USA version. It was one of the most respected trucks that ever roamed the outback of the land down under. It is a favorite to this day and holds an incredible resale value because of this. Purchased from Riverina Mack, Wagga : 6th July 1990 Specifications as follows:- Model: R722RS Chassis No: R722RS 13217A Engine No: E9-500 OB1383 Transmission No: T2180 9Z0088 Diff Carrier: Front 93224188 Diff Carrier: Rear 93324236 Wheel Base: 214 inch (9" double rail) Engine: E9 500 hp (Bosch In-Line Fuel Pump) Transmission: T2180 (18 speed) Diffs: SA44 cast housing Newway Air Suspension Ratio 4.17:1 Rear suspension: Newway Air 44,000 lb Integrated 42" Sleeper Box Front Axle: FAW538C Original Bull Bar Fuel Tanks: 4 x 500 litre Raycor Primary Fuel Filter Holland FW3500 LPP Low Profile Ball Race Colour - Cabin: Mack White (K.M.T.7) Colour - Chassis : Mack Red (112T1) Additional to original. Icepack 2000 Remote Sleeper Cab Airconditioning System Tyres: 95% 295/80R22.5 on Drive : 385/65R22.5 on Steer. All chrome rims. Notes This Mack V8 Valueliner is 100% ORIGINAL. All paint is original. Engine, transmission, diff carriers are all original equipment and Serial numbered. Genuine One Owner AND One Driver. Complete with all original books, Manuals, and Service Manuals. For more information, please do not hesitate to contact Glenn Menzies (Owner/Driver) 0429 692735 John McNickle (original Salesman) 0428 692200
  18. My vote is for the LTL and then the Superliner.
  19. Here is one of the 2 H models originally sold into Australia. Note it is a right hand drive. The paint job makes the front look different than the normal H.
  20. If Tony had knew the history of the truck before he started on it I betcha he would have done it up in the Smith livery colors. He loves the history of the trucks he restores and shares it with everyone. Great guy!
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