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  1. On 4/30/2020 at 12:12 PM, Yoos Brothers Construction said:

    Mike is good people. Help me out on some oddball engine bearings for my E9.

    Yes he and his entire family are the best!! We agreed that this year he was coming out to Plymouth and the Brooks show with me. Hopefully the Brooks show will not be cancelled since it is late August but we will see! You may know this but Mike has suffered from cancer on just about every part of his body and he keeps on defeating it...………..amazing and unreal.

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  2. 17 hours ago, AZB755V8 said:

    Got this Superliner E9 down here in Phoenix that will change what you heard real quick. LOL

    1150hp to the ground in it's prime. It is turned down a bit now from its sled pulling days, still sought for sure. 

    A lot of the, fuel, A/C, power steering, etc, lines on top of these E9's can be rerouted to clean up the look.


    I was just thinking the other day when I hooked it to my low deck and loaded the LTH logger (heavy) and the Pete 390 also heavy. I weighed in the low 70's and I went up the Siskiyou mountain doing a steady 65-70...could have done even more in it but a few of the bends I definitely sucked up the seat!!! That truck had unreal power! You could wind it up to 4000rpms and it sounded like a sewing machine. I am not sure if the firing order was modified on that or not??

  3. On 3/13/2020 at 3:49 AM, Bullheaded said:

    Never ran a V12 Hayseed, but spent lots of time in unmuffled Detroit's too. Mostly Ford Louisville dump trucks, a couple Paystar 5000's and two 5 Star Generals with 6-71, 6V53, 6V92, 8V53 and 8V71's and one 8V92TTA

    That was me driving Paddy Ward's V12 KW in the outback on the way home from Alice Springs truck show. We met him that evening at a roadside stop where we all camped in swags! I had never driven a V12 coupled with a 13spd. Paddy said just hammer down and so I did. I was so excited that I left my son standing alongside the road. You can see him to the right. He caught a ride with another truck!!  An interesting fact is that the Ford on the trailer was bought new in Medford, OR as a slab cab for a local logging outfit. It had a V903T in it that I wanted. So I kept the motor and Paddy wanted the cab. He built the sleeper on to it with another truck he had. 

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  4. 1 hour ago, Rob said:

    Yes it was Roy's truck. Very nice man I'm told. I did get to speak with him via telephone just before he passed and assured him the truck would be kept alive and well. He and "Mary", (I believe) treated me right on the price and I had Ray, (MHE9 on this site) haul it back to the shop to keep everything tidy. I use it routinely to fill swimming pools in the area and the occasional "dust control".

    Really enjoy that truck but wanting to convert it to a motorhome sometime in the future.


    I will dig through some of my stuff as I know I have a picture of it when it was a logger. And I think his business cards had it on it too?

  5. 12 hours ago, Rob said:

    And this one doesn't have "it"?


    That truck belonged to Roy ?? out of Nevada. It was a self loading logger when new. His LTH with Ellis split manifolds is in the Keystone Museum now. I have a picture of him as a young man driving a 47 LT log truck. I think back with a little sadness of all the great trucker buddies we have lost over the past decade with Roy being one of them.

  6. 13 hours ago, Mike Harbison said:

    That's odd.

    It is and I have been looking closely at all of the early B's and F's that used the same style side panels. There appears to be many different styles and I assume it may have to do with the engine that is installed. This BM was ordered from the factory with the larger cube engine that was the standard in the BX so I am thinking there must have been a difference??

  7. 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.



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  8. 50 minutes ago, carlotpilot said:

    mackdaddy  .    whats the story on those two ars. machines in the photo ? are you involved in that kind of work or are they just in for something else?  super nice job on the mack :twothumbsup:

    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.


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  9. 8 hours ago, CaptainCrutch said:

    The W actually used the same frame rails as the LT, with a dip at the front so the engines would sit lower... other than that I’m just repeating what Mack themselves have said...

    The H is the cabover L but the W is specifically the cabover LT...

    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.

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  10. 12 hours ago, CaptainCrutch said:

    Unfortunately... I didn’t think the W-71 was exactly unpopular, does anyone know why they stopped making it so soon? I have a hunch it’s because it was just a cabover version of the LT so they wanted to retire the two together despite such the limited run of the Ws...

    The G model was much more advanced for the times and was the Western Mack replacement.


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