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  1. What are you wanting to do with your V-8? Are you wanting to just play, or play and work both? You will have fun. My family has owned a bunch of E-9's. My uncle had the V-8 Mack known as "Bad Dog". He sold that to Greg Dean in Virginia. Dean has done pretty well with it. He also sold Fred Sanders his "Silver Bullet #2." My uncle just bought Ross Castner's Black Dog this past summer. When my uncle pulled up into the parking lot with that superliner(Black Dog) I couldnt believe it. Under the hood had Four turbos, headers, the whole nine.


  2. I havent had much practice with shifting mack trannys. Pretty much just drove an automatic and an Fuller 8LL a little. Any advice the truck will be a e9 v8 w/ 12 speed mack 4:64 rears. I heard that many shift a 12 speed just like a 5 speed and just split the top gear for overdrive. Any advice would be appreciated.

  3. I have heard these two are comparable motors....but the v8 mack is more reliable in road use any truth to that? I heard that you can get some major HP from the 3408 cats but the Crank is prone to snap. They definately sound the same, there is no better sound in the world than the E9 w/ straight pipes :SMOKIE-LFT:

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  4. scott,

    That sounds right... That is exactly what motor I run... My personal opion is the 350 2 valve is the best motor Mack ever made... My grandfather ran them for years and he claims once mack went to the 4 valve heads "they went to crap, but you couldnt tear up a 350 2 valve if you tried." In my 83 there is unbelieveable torque in first gear it gets amazing traction... The only downfall is that the tranny only allows a top speed of 63 MPH... I know you can get a 4 speed auxiliary, but I have heard they are a pain in the but messing with the linkage. My uncle had an allison behind a 3406b cat with a 4 speed auxilary and that thing would absolutely haul arse! I will say that make sure you get a good automitc if buying a used one because I have heard they are VERY expensive to overhaul and the transmission is really big and heavy compared to a manual so instillation/ working on them is sometimes fun.

  5. The V-Pump will make you smoke more and is easier to turn the fuel and rpms up all it takes is a bigger spring. We have been involved w/ v8's for many years and have pulled for many years since 82. We have had more success HP wise w/ the inline...we know Collins and mack Engineer Steve Trevitz who makes most of the parts for the Collins teams. Ask any of them Sanders, Collins, Bojac, Thunderdog Team, the Australian Titan V8 drag truck, etc they all have the inline pump...you do not need to buy the billet pump

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  6. They also made a EM9 400 That is what the valve cover says on our 82 Superliner V8.

    Now Im going to have to disagree.... If you want the BIG horsepower you want the Bosch "Inline 8" pump.... The old Bosh V-pumps do deliver more fuel stock and are MUCH MUCH easier to turn the fuel up then an Inline 8 is, but change the injector in an inline 8 and you have a WORLD of difference. If you look at all the V8 mack pro truck pullers they all have Inline 8 pumps (most of them came from Mack Engineer Steve Trevitz from Mack Hagerstown, MD).

    The main difference between a 400, 440, 450, 500 are timing setting, injector size, and turbos. They are all pretty much the same block.

    If you look at the 610 Australian V8 the pump is a little different as well Im not completely sure but I believe it is somewhat electrical. Hagerstown, MD has a 610 V-8 in a CL test truck

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