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  1. I do but this hood doesn't have space for the emblem? Note the distance between the louvers and the hinge.
  2. Here is a 1947 LT that I just picked up. The owner called me and told me he was not able to finish the restoration . He was 11yrs old when he and his Dad picked it up at the San Francisco Mack dealer!! It has the Mack 707 thermodyne gasser. the 47 thru 49 were on a different frame than the 50 on LT's
  3. A Bob Brown original...…...the LTL...…..Bob Brown...….The Greatest Name in Trucks. That is how I made up the plaque honoring Bob at the Pacific Northwest Truck Museum Store. That LTL was sold to a guy in Rutford, VT and Bob drove it all the way out there with his wife following in the car. When he got there the guy didn't have the money and refused to buy the truck. Fortunately for Bob the Eiler Bros in VT wanted it.
  4. I have a dozen of those machines. yes, I am an industrial painting contractor. Steel grit works great out west inland where there is no humidity and months without rain!! we also do a lot of robotic blasting with grit in penstocks. we had 4 units on this project for 2yrs.
  5. One of the best Macks ever built! A totally different model than the US Valueliner. My friend Mike Osborne giving it a go in Wyoming. It is named the Thunder from Down Under!
  6. Waiting for the shutter surround from the chrome shop and then reassemble the shutters and that should be about it for now. Hope to put a 5th wheel and winch on it someday.
  7. The W model used the same frame rails as the LTL. The LTH was 1/16" thicker and of course less aluminum pieces. I have built from scratch both the LTL and the W model. Until you get up to the front spring hangers and the front axle they are identical as frame and cross members go. of course there is also the cab mounts that differ.
  8. The G model was much more advanced for the times and was the Western Mack replacement.
  9. Is the cab the same width as a CH or did it get narrowed down?
  10. A guy in Medford Oregon had a new one he ordered. Engine finally blew on him and he pulled it. The truck sat in the back at Leanardo's in White City and I tried a few times to buy it. Nice straight cab (had the small first series R cab) and body. It seems to me it was gone last time I drove by. RS755
  11. The W model shown is now in Tony Champion's collection in Australia. That particular sleeper add on was done by Able of Los Angeles. I would say there are at least 4 different style of sleeper add ons to the W model by different body builders.
  12. At least the hood......which makes the truck has a well known designer. Tony Champion and company.
  13. The floor is not level so we are keeping the truck level as we install the wood to fit and other made to fit items like the hood, doors, etc.
  14. This shop is adjacent to the main building. It is a metal roof structure attached to 2 40Ft CONX boxes. We generally just use this for body work and other dirty jobs. But our assemble bay is full so we are improvising.
  15. Update: Slow but sure making progress on the shutter rebuild.
  16. Nice looking restoration of a real classic! Where did you get the aluminum casings on the running boards? I assume that is what I am seeing?
  17. Looking for the proper front shutters as well as headlights. Did the shutter assembly carry on to other models in the future years?
  18. I have often thought the same after seeing the Scanias coming at me when in Europe. And Mack originally partnered with them on the V8.
  19. I have only read about the unfortunate accident. I did get a copy of the official FAA accident report. I am a pilot as well as a Mack collector so it is of interest to me as well. Was your father a Mack employee? How old were you then?
  20. Little did I know at the time this thread started in 2013 that I would end up owning the VL pictured in the first V8 reply! Here is that pic and here is the truck today.
  21. Mike, that would have been ENDTF @350hp and most likely the F is for firetruck. Then there was an ENDTI @255hp which is also what the standard naturally aspirated 864 was rated at. Also an ENDT864A at a whopping 355hp. It appears the standard EMDT864 was @325hp.
  22. The papers I have on the history of the Mack V8 shows the ENDT864 (note there is no double T?) was used from 1965 thru 1972 with 4 different versions of the ENDT for a total of 661 built. I assume they were all twin Turbo'd. Surprisingly they built over 7600 of the naturally aspirated 864's and they were offered along side the 865 and 866's for 3 plus years. I sent off a request to the museum to verify if they would have installed a few earlier than 1965 as you would assume a few were out there for testing. The late Bob Brown told me that when he was the northwest Mack service manager they shipped a few up to Alaska for trial runs and he thought it was an awful idea as they were constantly broke down as they worked out the bugs with them. It seems that was in the very early 60's in F models.
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