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  1. Ken, I am planning on having Phil meet up with a friend who is driving my MH back. They should meet after the first day in Elko, NV. I am thinking of just having him go bobtail so there are no hassles at scales etc but a trailer will make for a better ride. I just hate to have 2 Aussies hung up at a scale driving a right hand drive truck and trying to explain themselves!!
  2. I am planning on having this Value liner at York PA
  3. There was a great story in Bulldog about a test Mack did with 3 F models. they were numbered 318, 335, and 325..........you know what they are. They did a run from Allentown to San Francisco and compared fuel, speed, and number of times shifted. the maxidyne did an amazing job winning in all 3 categories. they also have a video from a helicopter of a lot of the run. I will find the article and post it when I get a chance. I also have the promotional barrels that they compared with fuel usage. The blue was Mack white Cummins and red Detroit. I cannot remember the # of shifts but the Detroit was many X more than the Mack.
  4. Norm is one of my best friends! includes Jane too! Here is a pic of Norm with the usual Mack crowd that gathers at Plymouth, CA each year. Norm gets in early and defend the prime parking area for us. So I awarded him that year with the Mack king of the hill award. Of course the wine was flowing and a good time was had.
  5. Were they actually 1005 cubes? I have been told that the 998 are as well?
  6. The Mustang H model has a 1693TA and I had it dyno'd showing 495hp at the driver. It has a modified pump and turbo on it. I have never driven an engine that is as smooth running yet sounds like ball bearings on the tops of the pistons. It has tremendous torque and it seem like the heavier and harder the pull the more grunt I get from it. Just love driving it.
  7. I take it then that the floor is not recessed in the cab like the western B series?
  8. sweet looking B model and first time I noticed one piece windshields on the new ones.
  9. I need some help on this one. It is a B615? but it looks like the long aluminum hood that a 755 should have?
  10. Yea, the old boy is about as Texan as you can get too. He apologized several times about the bumper being on there as some neighbor kid he let drive the truck for a short while put it on it. He has the old original B bumper in chrome. Mike, I did end up with ol G model too. Neat story on it as well. I could never get anyone to call me back on that sleeper on CL Let me know where to send donations to MTAA and when the next local chapter meeting is!!!! I could really benefit from it!!
  11. I feel fortunate to have driven a 6cyl maxidyne with a 5spd. It is a driving experience like no other engine/ tranny combo can give you. Especially when it hits that sweet spot and the torque kicks in.
  12. Thanks! What a great time in trucking history that had to have been,.
  13. Not sure exactly how that country song goes about the fact that sometimes you should be thankful for unanswered prayers ......but I pray everyday not to buy another damn old Mack truck. My brother's Truck'n neighbor in PA tracked this ol girl down in Texas so I just had to make a deal. It comes with a 36" and a nice 60" Mercury too. The original V8 it is in as well. The old boy claims to be the 2nd owner and trucked for years with it. No rust either which is a real plus.
  14. Mike, There was a study done by a leading institution at the time and they determined that a light frost/mint green was the most productive and easiest on the eye color. I painted many a plant interior this color during the 70's and 80's. It was a big deal then and put a lot of bread on my table!!! sort of like the red map reading lights in early aircraft.............that is now all gone and we use bright LED's.
  15. How far from Walcotts are you?
  16. It takes a huge amount of capital to finance a complete truck manufacturer like Mack was. And with all of the government intervention from emissions to safety it just probably piled up to high. I look back when the CH line was introduced it was a well engineered truck that in many ways was ahead of it' time in assembly, comfort, and aerodynamics. I bet the move to South Carolina combined with too slow of development of the updated in line 6 is what really did them in. Just think if CAT would have bought them or even a Ford or?? instead of Volvo.............
  17. It seems any make of heavy hauler starts out really high new and then drops. It probably is due to 1. if you need a truck like that you have the money to buy new. 2. you have the money because you are doing well and need the depreciation. 3. you have depreciated it out and will pay taxes on the sale price. 4. A lot of big strappers buy more truck than they can handle and it gets repo'd?? just my thoughts.
  18. stay away from the shop in Wisconsin (32 chrome?)........bad news there.
  19. Looks Great! What an era when Mack was able to promote and distinguish Mack only components.
  20. I was told by Glen who I bought the Aussie Valueliner from that the reason they prefer the turntable fifth wheel is it is easier to back up multiple trailers. Also in Australia they use a different style of pintle hitch which he also said aids in backing easier.
  21. That sure seemed like a fair piece of business to me! With the drive train and overall condition it would be tough to find another one like it. How was the drive home in it?
  22. It was neat to read about my best buddies Norm and Jane and Ron Waltenspiel and his side kick Stephen in the last issue. Norm and Jane have been organizing the Delta run for some years now. Not too often that a west coast deal makes the DC!. Norm or Mr Mack as I call him is a very knowledgeable Mack man and nice to have out here on the left coast.
  23. guys, I contacted Jack McDevitt today and will post his response to the V8 emblems. Stand by............... I am in the UAE for another week so limited communicaaa.
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