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Everything posted by ekennedy21

  1. Good Luck!! its definitely tempting, but I am trying to stay focused on an FJ right now.
  2. Found this nice looking Coca cola delivery truck on mecum. its getting auctioned next saturday. https://www.mecum.com/lot-detail/AN1115-226631/0/1923-Mack-AB-Delivery-Truck/
  3. To me, when a dealership owns antiques, It shows that care about the what they are selling. That is always a good thing!!!
  4. I would't say that it would be impossible to get parts to rebuild that. You can get parts to rebuild ab's, ac's, and F model chain drives, so I am sure you can get parts. Matt Pfahl would know where to find them, but he doesn't come on here much anymore. He is restoring an AC for me now, so I talk to him every couple weeks. I will ask him next time we talk and let you know.
  5. there is one of those in the New Hampshire craigslist under a mack search
  6. there is an lj six wheel wrecker listed on craigslist in maine. Just search mack and it will come up for like $8500. Looks like a solid truck. By F model do you mean a cabover or an F chain drive? If you mean F chain drive, I know of some, but you will be in the $250,000 to $350,000 range by the time you complete the project.
  7. ohh trust me, I don't think i would be unsafe by any means. All I am saying is that if the truck was in an accident, your fault or not, the truck police could impound it and find you at fault because they would say the truck shouldn't have been on the road and therefore you are at fault. Its like changing out self adjusting slacks for manual ones. Are the manual ones better and offer more control over the adjustment of your brakes? Yea, but it is illegal. Like I said before, I don't believe you can change the gvw of a truck and if you can, I wouldn't want to assume taking 1, 2,or 3 leafs out of your pack would make it sufficient for 44,000 lbs. At least by changing the tandem out you are installing a "system" engineered for 44k therefore in a way covering your ass
  8. I spent Wednesday with Gary at his place, That place is incredible!
  9. yea, 58's are pretty much like riding a hardtail empty. I just thing putting a 44 tandem on would be the safest bet
  10. I don't even know how you would go about having it rated and certified
  11. I really think that removing leafs would create problems. If the truck were ever in an accident and it was found to have been "altered" from design it would be almost certainly be found that the truck was at fault.
  12. I think I would look for a cut off with 44 rears and maybe sell the 58"s. There is a lot of extra metal there to be pulling around if you are not carrying the weight
  13. if the Robinson auction is any indication, the green and red AC could easily bring more then 20 grand. By the pictures, it looks better then the Robinson "restored" Ac that sold for like $26,000. I wonder if being in Michigan will lower the value some?
  14. I guess that proves my reading comprehension skills to be at a lower level!
  15. i had an autocar do the same thing once and it was the carrier bearing but it showed no signs of being worn. I ended up replacing it because I had tried everything else and voila
  16. To me it's in the drive shaft. It's got to be a u joint or carrier bearing
  17. Brian has a very nice collection, but that's what it is, a collection. For the right money, on the right day he will sell something but the stars have to align. That being said, he is a really nice guy who has been very successful to the point that he doesn't need the money and most of the time would rather just keep the truck. He has a 200,000 sq. ft. garage where the are all stored by the way.
  18. a friend of mine bought a new granite this spring with a mp7 405 hp and it has been a nightmare!!!! Towed 7 times brought into the dealer several other times. Injectors replaced, regen system replaced and computer replaced and it still won't run right. Mack promised him a new truck if they didn't get it right the next time several brake downs ago but haven't come through. They are currently sending a tech to his shop to run a regen cycle manually with a lap top to get him through the week with it. They are only getting it to complete a 30% regen. They told him that if he had financed it they would have helped him out with the payments during all the down time but since he payed cash he is SOL. STAY AWAY FROM THE MP MOTORS!
  19. if you can, stay away from anything built after nov. 2007
  20. BRIORA- They are nice pieces, But to me they only appeal to someone looking to complete a barn fresh/ older restoration 1920-1938 Ab or Ac or someone looking for something to hang on the wall. To me it would be next to impossible to bring them back to new condition for a completely restored truck. They are semi rare, but not unobtainable. The thing that hurts the value is the fact that Gary Mahan has had reproductions made up of all the old tags that are in new condition.
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