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  1. Thanks for the LST breakdown. It makes sense now. It’s been awhile but I actually previously had received all of the information about my 1953 B-model from the museum. I was very impressed with the package they sent. I’ll reach out to them again for the SL.
  2. It may be an aluminum frame. I didn’t put a magnet on it and was painted kinda dark brown. I’m going to be on the hunt for a decent grill shell very soon. It’s hard working days are over. Shows and maybe toy hauling duties. Yes somewhat, that and I was a locomotive mechanic for 20+ years.
  3. I was thinking it was probably the 285 / 283 HP engine. I briefly looked for the tag yesterday. Lots of steam cleaning to do. It has a straight 5 speed with direct 5th gear. Previous owner said 59-60 mph was tops with current setup.
  4. Thanks, I never knew they even had a California factory until I bought this truck. Do you happen to have the breakdown by year? Also, does the Mack Historical Society keep records for these newer trucks like they did for the B-models?
  5. Hey guys it’s been a awhile since I’ve posted anything but I’m finally a proud Mack owner again. I just bought this ‘78 RWS786LST Superliner. It’s a long term restoration project that runs well. I’m trying to figure out how many ‘78s were built and what is the HP rating on the engine which I believe to be original. It is a Gold Dog truck and the VIN plate says Mack Western which I have never seen before. Any information will be appreciated. Thanks
  6. It might work. How does the upper piece attach to the lower piece?
  7. I just looked again and there is a second bolt pattern on the top plate which measures approximately 6" x 4.5" center to center. I believe this the standard big bolt pattern shift tower but I don't have one around to verify it. Thanks
  8. Looking for an standard upright shifter to fit a Mack 2050 transmission. The mounting bolt holes are about 3" center to center. Thanks
  9. I ran across this old farm truck on YouTube. <iframe width="560" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.c...ed/zcPHHEea3lE" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
  10. Good looking truck Rob. Have you had time to play with it much yet?
  11. 322 Nailhead, but there is also a 401 looking for a good home in the corner of my shop.
  12. I like the look of the tandems too. I'll probably swap the front axle over to Budd wheels for now as don't like the mis-matched wheel types. I think it originally had a OHV 371 cubic inch Continental, but that's long gone. A previous owner installed a Buick Nailhead in it connected to a 4 speed, which is then coupled to the original 5 speed. I'll probably keep it Nailhead powered for now as it actually runs pretty good. Whoever did the swap actually had some decent fabrication skills. I have a 1091 cubic inch Hall-Scott 400 sitting in the shop floor should I become bored with the Nailhead.
  13. Oh well, the Cat got the dog by 2 feet. Going to bed now, I gotta go to work tomorrow.
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