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mackdaddy

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  1. I ended up with a Mack B 4 door fire truck. Engine is bad. anyone know of a source for the 707's?
  2. Jack Curcio told me that hiring Hank Nave was the one mistake that Zenon did make.
  3. Took these pictures of a remodel in Redding California a few years ago. When I moved to Medford, OR in 1976 there was a Mack owned dealership operating. It closed shortly after.
  4. If you want to keep the OEM look to the B model order the outside covering that comes in many different ID's (slips my mind right now what to call it) and just put the plastic line inside.
  5. It was the Murty Brothers of Portland Oregon that did the work for Diamond T. They held the patent and for the cab that IH also used. This was based on a friendship developed with Zenon H when he was living in Portland and owned Diamond T dealership. He then became President of Diamond T. The big Diamond T 950 was also a project they did for Zenon. And when Zenon wanted the western R model dressed up for the Pacific NW logging he shipped one to the Murty Bros to outfit and it was shown at the Eugene logging show.
  6. I have 2 H-653's. One was sold new to CF for trial runs with triples in Oregon. i was told by Ken Self of Freightliner fame that it was the shortest BBC with the highest horsepower of any other model at the time. The factory shows it as a 57 and notes the changes made to accommodate CF's requirements. It was resold by Mack but now as a 1959 to Haney truck lines in Portland, Oregon who ran several other H-65's. The other H-653 was also a Haney purchased truck. Another company that ran them as tandems was Bruce.
  7. I have a collection of Mack songs that were produced when Zenon was boss. One is done by Roger Miller in the tune of King of the Road and it is titled......Mack makes the world's best trucks. another favorite is Feather River Canyon by Johnny Cash's brother............name slips me. anyone listened to Dale Watson? He has some outstanding trucking songs that he wrote himself. and my theme song for being in this hobby....Jr Brown and Red Simpson singing Semi Crazy..........might have a little shimmy in this cracker box Jimmy but I aint cracked up yet!
  8. I have an R719 that I restored. I assume yours has the twin turbo V8 as well?
  9. Did not know that they put the in line 6 in the later Valueliners. Here is the V8 model I imported over to the US.
  10. Tony Champion's recently restored G model......... Wow!
  11. Several people I know have updated LT's on late model chassis. I am just about to start on taking an 88 Superliner with V8 and all Mack components and putting an LT on it. I want to make the cab quieter and more comfortable along with better steering.
  12. I believe that bloat in the lower pic with the flintstone is Mr Mack himself...........Tony "the" Champion??
  13. I am planning on leaving the trucks at the Mack Customer Center and then bringing them to Macungie........that includes the Aussie Value liner. My Aussie friends who are driving the Value liner just landed in Seattle tonight.
  14. East bound and down at the end of the week........
  15. I am willing and able. I could not open the picture. I have not heard of these trucks?
  16. 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!!
  17. I am planning on having this Value liner at York PA
  18. 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.
  19. 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.
  20. Were they actually 1005 cubes? I have been told that the 998 are as well?
  21. 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.
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