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Mike Stormo

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  1. I have a B57 with an 18000 pound Rockwell front axle and I am trying to find a pair of Bud style front hubs. I am trying to find out what other model Macks used this style hubs. It is also referred to as a straight axle.

    I know most people on this site will comment on keeping the wobblers but not an option for me. If I cant find the hubs I need I will change out the axle to something different. I was hoping to keep the stock axle in this rare low production truck.

    If anyone has a lead on the hubs please let me know.

    Mike Stormo


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  2. A am glad I don't have a contour cab, it is already so tight that Mack put in a narrow buddy seat. I was looking at things this morning an noticed that the hood and fender panels are made of aluminum. Are the B67 and other short hood models that way?

    The guy that I got it from said that it would hardly run,and had no power. I noticed that they put an electric fuel pump just out side the tank.                                                                                          I am going to change the filters tomorrow and try to get it started. If that doesn't work do you guys think the injector pump needs a rebuild? Or is there something else to try?

  3. My B53 has bud style wheels, I think I would like to make them the same. I am out west and there is no one that will, or knows how to change them.

    It has a dog house and a fish belly frame, as far as I can tell all the same specs. as my B53 except for the short hood.

    Can any body confirm that the front hubs would be the same as a DM and does anyone have a set they might sell.

    I have a complete set or Mack rears on camel back springs with s cam brakes, that should make it ride better.

    I think I am going to find a roll back bed for it and make a hauler, so a better ride would be important.

  4. Ya I planned on taking the nose off just to look at the engine. I don't have the 57 home yet but I will look at the engine in the 61 in the morning. I am done with all I can do to my B53 until it gets out of the paint shop. I did notice that the B57 is alot like my 53. It has s cam brakes and spoke wheels, beam over suspension, power steering, a quad and an aluminum step fuel tank. The title says it is a 1966

  5. I thing that Mack built the truck around this steering box, even with the hole nose off of the truck you can hardly see it and taking pictures of it is even more difficult.

    If you guys can help me with taking up the clearance between the rack and the sector I think that will make a difference.




  6. After  a lot of checking and measuring  I can't get to that area with the numbers unless I pull the engine and take the steering box out as the box mounts on the inside of the frame and the pitman shaft goes through the frame. From the stamping on the bottom of the box I believe it is a Sheppard, and from what I have read probably a model 49 came in this model Mack. After doing some searching I believe there is supposed to be play in the worm shaft to allow for the sensing  valve to operate. If this is not correct please give me your opinion.

  7. I went to the shop and checked the steering out a little farther. I found that all the play is in the steering box. I can turn the steering wheel  1/4 turn before the control arm moves. Could some one outline the method of adjustment for a shepperd box, I don't wan't  to turn the wrong adjuster screw and mess it up further.

  8. I have a 1965 B 53 with factory power steering. I am wanting to know who made the steering box, I need to adjust up the slack in the steering and that is one of the places there is extra movement. Also if any body has a diagram of that steering box and could post it here I would be very grateful.

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