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CaptainCrutch last won the day on February 14

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About CaptainCrutch

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  • Birthday July 22

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    East Coast, USA
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    I’ve been around Mack’s from the day I was born. I hope to one day have a small collection of old Mack trucks. I’d love an old B-75, or an older H with square fenders, or even an old C-600. Once you go Mack you never go back. I also have a knack for steam locomotives and space travel...

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    LS95, CF-600
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    1953, 1973

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  1. As much as I want to, I don’t have the money, time, money, energy, money, means, money, knowledge, or money to get that truck and put it back on the road... besides I know if I did have all those things I’d want to do something to it that’d make someone unhappy...
  2. 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...
  3. According to Mack: “215 Mack W71 cabover models were built from 1953-58 as a lighter companion to the conventional LT model.”
  4. Thank you kindly! Luckily I’m not alone... just have to adjust the timing, get the governor tuned correctly, and the radiator back in (it’s at the shop right now getting rebuilt) and pray it starts running right! Should be within a week or two...
  5. I’ve also got pics of all the old stuff... might be looking to sell everything but the block, but we might keep it and see if we can’t fix up the block and then find a truck that should have a 707 in it for this one to go in to... not sure quite yet...
  6. Should be running real soon... And I will say, it looks even better in person!
  7. 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...
  8. Yet somehow the Mack looks so much better... Peterbuilt also had a similar model but once again Mack seems better all around... To be fair though... the first of these trucks was the Kenworth...
  9. If your goal was to make me jealous, mission accomplished... just the thought of that being the truck I want to haul my firetrucks with and knowing that I’ll never be able to realistically dream of owning one... looks especially nice hauling that big chrome box though!
  10. Gives me an idea... wonder what a real VW Microbus styled COE would've looked like back in the day. I've seen this little conversion into a "mini semi"... ... but I wonder what a real, full sized, VW cabover semi would've looked like... sounds like I've got an art project for the weekend...
  11. The Mack Museum (out of Mack’s customer center) can give you a bunch of information on your truck if you give them the VIN. They even have maintenance manuals, and probably even have pictures of your truck when it rolled out of the factory. You can get all their contact information to send in a request for the stuff on their website here: https://www.macktruckshistoricalmuseum.org Also feel free to post pictures of the rig on this site... we certainly love pictures... Also by any chance is it the Blue and White one? I saw that one up for sale a little while back and have been wondering what came of it...
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