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  1. 1 hour ago, CaptainCrutch said:

    After doing more research it looks like it was sold by IHC to the Greystone Park Psychiatric Hospital in Morris Plains, NJ where it stayed until July 31st 2014 when it was sold, and all sources lead to being sold to a scrap dealer but that’s not a definite. Just adding what I find as time goes on. All of this was pretty easy to figure out but hey, something is better than nothing.

    Since the facility was shut down pretty much intact anyone ever asked if it was left there?

  2. 1 hour ago, HeavyGunner said:

    Sounds like you’re having fun learning to drive that truck. Looks like a lot of fun. 

    I use the 3 AM Generals and the old Autocar on the business. I don't need a zillion horses I need a specific low to mid power band  but mainly from idle to 30 mph. And new for the contract on the Federal site. My Marmon is not set up to go off the pavement and it is too old for the feds to allow on site. As for high power, don't need it for big granite I need gearing.  The biggest blocks weigh in around 120,000 +/ -

    The toy is my B mixer. . Plans for a  Claiben nose, a MP-8 and M drive but the big job is when I left Virginia a few months ago was I laid out the measurements to quarter the cab to make it wider and longer. All in pieces and probably never have it complete.

  3. 22 hours ago, mrsmackpaul said:

    Wondering what the plans are for use on of the truck with wanting a 65 ass end 

    I can only guess some pretty heavy haulage type work

    I wonder how it will ride as Mrs Mack isnt exactly smooth with a 58 ass end 



    Granite  blocks.The smallest are 10' x 10' x10 and the largest are 10' x 10' x 40 and steel / concrete prefab wave diverters built to needs.

    21 hours ago, Bullheaded said:

    What are you spec'ing the day cab tractor for 41chevy?

    The Anthem is getting popular around here now for live bottom and wood chip haulers. Here is one I took a pic of last year I have posted in the forum here somewhere.


    Gabrielli  in N.Y. and Excel in Va. both got specs I wanted but Gabrielli is talking with "engineering on best power plant to  use for my needs" with my trans, rears, load and terrain. Thats about 40% highway with the rest split between quarry roads, compacted  dirt and ocean beach.

    Anthem day cab, with painted accessories and stainless bumper cover, twin 142 gal tanks, Maxi torgue T300, 65,000 dual reduction  rears on Camel back. Most likely a MP8 445SE-HE  for my low and mid range power band .

  4. On 6/11/2019 at 3:29 PM, JoeH said:

    Get a number from Autocar and then tell the Mack salesman the number and specs and see if he actually wants to sell you a truck or if he's wasting your time. Best thing to do is get a salesman to think you're angry with him for wasting your time. 

    Guy (Mike) I bought my used pickup from did that for his wife's car. He told the salesman what they could afford per month, then the salesman took them around the lot for a while trying to upsell them. Finally, Mike chastised the salesman pretty well for wasting his time: he had said at the outset what he could afford, and the salesman kept showing him cars he "couldn't" afford, so Mike got himself a good deal. (May have been a few customers around to "eavesdrop" on the chastisement. Nothing like that to get a salesman to capitulate!)

    The Steeda Fusion my wife wanted we talked to the Ford Dealer that sold them, spec'd out what she wanted got a price as financed and paid cash for it.Ford Credit figures making money on the finance charges so base price was lower. 258 miles on it sitting in a container since she passed away.

    17 hours ago, Dirtymilkman said:

    Warranty is excellent. I put the extended everything on mine for 5 years. You pretty much have to buy a separate warranty for everything. There's after treatment, harness and sensor, engine, transmission and so on. Cost me an extra $9,000 but that paid for itself  many times over. 

    Warranty may be excellent but I've talked to Excel in Virginia, Gabrielli in New York and TEC Mack in Maine get different stories on option availability and all pushing the "everybody gets  505 h.p with. M -Drive" which I do not want. I want my last new truck exactly spec'd as I want and  that's that.

    Today I contacted Autocar direct and spend the better part of an hour talking about the new conventional, tentative cost and when production is due to start. Apparently I'm one of about 50  or so asking about a road tractor configuration for construction.

  5. 1 hour ago, Dirtymilkman said:

    That's how it should be done. I see in Australia they will build things the people want. Here it's all about the profit margins and appeasing the shareholders. 

    My chassis was a left over or a cancelled order that nobody wanted to buy because of the manual trans.

  6. 2 hours ago, AZB755V8 said:

    The evaporator coil is in the air box under the dash. The condenser coil is mounted in front of the radiator or a Grilldenser. Maybe a little confusion there. i did have to find the one condenser coil that matched the size I had to fit it into. The CL 700 parts worked perfectly and I did have to tell the parts guy to special order it. Just as You said the current part as a little different in size sometimes. The new part I used was smaller and does work better in the RW.

    I used the Red Dot parts that are currently made and sold by the OEM, Red Dot, and others that cross reference them. Mack may not have them but Red Dot or Kysor made the units for Mack and still stock or cross reference most of the parts. Changing over to R134 takes different parts than what came on pre 1993 R-12 systems and a little retro-fitting is required.

    Fingers type slower than my thought train. No condensers and dryers which was why it's a close match for those units, but evaps is available from them OEM.

  7. 4 minutes ago, storkmack said:

    Around here here, we were told you could not get Mack rears or trans in the Visions for a few years after they came out. 

    Yeah Excel told me no Mack 65,000 dual reduction rears on Camel Back and no Maxi Torgue  so I asked why is it in the brochure and web site? " That doesn't mean it's available" HUH?

  8. I've been looking to get an Anthem day cab. Decided I'm not leaving my kids anything but receipts. Spec'd out most everything I wanted. Asked the salesman at Excel in Va. a few questions and got vague answers.  Asked what the heaviest chassis available is and asked the differences between the seven different MP7 engines and the eight different MP8 engines. I know some with the letter 'C' are California spec but wanted to know what the 'A' ,  'E' , 'SE' , 'SE-HE' engines are. Sales man suggested the 5050 h.p. engine and the M drive was what everybody buys so get that. Hope thats not all the dealers attitude.

  9. 5 hours ago, Rob said:

    I'm needing some faceplate parts namely the round discharge are diffusors, (vents) as mine are missing. These although produced by Red Dot, were not supplied as replacements through them or their dealers; only OEM Mack at the time. They are now discontinued. Was always going to make something but have yet to do it..... 

     Speedway,  Jeggs and Vintage Air have a dozen or so different hot rod style diffusors in different diameters with or with out housings, inexpensive also.

  10. 6 hours ago, Rob said:

    Let me know if they will sell to you direct. Neither  Red Dot, nor Kysor would sell OEM supplied parts retail well into the early 2000's. If that has changed, I'm unaware.

    They  sent parts for the Red Dot in my R with no issues. Mine was the 8810 MRO unit but 90% is the same as the 8810 MR.

    Their  business is truck and equipment HVAC with Red Dot and other brands

  11. 2 hours ago, Dirtymilkman said:

    Does the 5500 Ram have a heavier frame than the 3500? The 3500 has a lot of flex. 

    It has thicker rails and the cross members are a small bit heavier with a  wider flange area for fasteners. I started with a 204 something inch wheel base cab and chassis, set the bed on where I wanted it 3 inches off the cab back and slid the rear suspension up as an assembly. I also re installed the cross members from the cut off section  so mine is stiffer than factory

  12. 36 minutes ago, Dirtymilkman said:

    I thought that tailgate was the biggest gimmick around. Then I bought a new GMC with one on it. I love that thing. 

    I looked at GMC's  I ended up purchasing a 2016 Ram 5500 chassis Cummins and 8 speed manual, shortened the wheel base and put on a older Ram 8 foot bed. Replaced the duals with super singles, welded up a aluminum baffled 145 gallon auxiliary fuel tank to fit the full bed floor and use that for job sites and towing both my racecars.



  13. On 6/2/2019 at 12:23 AM, CaptainCrutch said:

    Well I figured I’d get on here and give an update as to what’s going on with the L. The update is essentially there is no update. We tried buying a new fuel pump but it goes on a different type of the 707 so it was backwards and the arm that hits the crankshaft wasn’t long enough. We threw the old one back in and sure enough it leaked, so we sent it out to be rebuilt. We got it back about a week and a half ago, so we threw it in and after hours of trying it kept fighting us to get on the crankshaft. So we stopped and had a break and before you knew it we’re on a plane to Florida. We wanted to take it to the Chesapeake Antique Fire Apparatus Association annual muster but it’s still missing a fender and a functioning fuel system, not to mention the fact we got back home at 4:00AM this morning so just the CF went. We were in a little parade getting there. I have a couple more recent pictures of the two. We’re hoping to be at Pump Primers with the two but it doesn’t look like it’s gonna happen. Only time will tell.



     So, is Engine 51 the TV star from EMERGENCY ?



  14. 6 hours ago, CaptainCrutch said:

    I wonder when they put the soft top on it. I also wonder how it became the color it is now. Very interesting rig to say the least.

    Soft top probably went on when the high back buckets were tossed in. It was for sale / sold about three or 4 times before Jetter Trucks got it in at least 2 other states. Thank god it will not be a rat rod.

    Easy, the striping is  sign painters enamel and is way more weather resistant the the original Mack enamel. I have a few photos of it's sister rig. one very weathered before scrapping.

  15. 6 hours ago, Mack Technician said:


    Wife was reading the bio of writer E.B. White to the kids today and a nugget jumped out. Favorite place was summers in Maine at Belgrade Lakes....with....you guessed it....

    Here is an other nugget, that skiff was  GE/Tesla AC electric powered and still exists on Belgrade Lake, appears at the Clayton Boat Museum Regalia every year.



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  16. 4 hours ago, other dog said:

    Yes, I saw it sitting by the road with a "for sale" sign on it. I thought "that's a nice looking little Dodge right there". Short bed Chevrolets are everywhere, don't see that many Dodges. So I turned around and went back to look at it. Crawled up under it, bone dry front to back, all 4 tires wearing even. Next thing you know, I had called the number. And before I knew it I bought the danged thing. Had it over 3 years now, probably haven't put 300 miles on it.

    AND? I've had mine since 1989 injected, computer controlled V6 4 speed and only put 40,000 on it in 30 years. You don't want it I'll come pick it up.

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