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  1. Looks like the things are doing cool. Would like to see the cowl patch pieces. Observing your progress I even started crawling over my military Mack cab with a measure band and a caliper to figure out which parts I would be able to order fabricated. The cab has many things in common with your one being basically a L-model cab. But since it's an open one the rocker channels were made different. Consit of lower and upper panels. Your cab has the upper ones only.
  2. Once again, thank you for sharing, very interesting. As long as I know Mack put diesel engines in trucks before having its own diesel. The first series production Mack diesel was ED-519 Lanova introduced in November 1938. And those diesels installed before that date (and possibly later either) were Buda Lanova.
  3. The motor itsdelf must be the same. But actually I have never put my hands on both ot them. So you know, in theory things could be looking smooth. But than in fact under the water stones might be hit. And as more initial differences as more chances to.
  4. Don't forget there were Superliner 1st serie and Superliner-II. The one you have with V8 is Superliner-1. Relating to the 2nd generation (starting from 1985) about the frame, front axle, air tanks, radiator and many other things it's almost different story. Those RW2's were built on another chassis and even by another factory. Vlad
  5. If you're going to build a model of MH you need a frame of MH, RW2 or CL. Neither of them were represented in a model. No 1:24 and no 1:25. And too probably neither model in any scale at all. Cruiseliner frame accomodates E9 and Superliner 1 either and those frames were the same as I mentioned above. R-model rails could get E9 since there were factory V8's of earlier series mounted onto R700 trucks. But neither R600 or R700 chassis had anything in common with a MH about shape. So only way to make a correct model is a custom-built (scratch) frame rails. And they're not simple to reproduce. There's another option though which would put you into a story of special kind. I suppose (about almost sure) Australian MH's were built on R700 style frames. So in theory you could get AMT R-model (which is 1:25) and put MH cab on it. If you use AIM one those are 1:25 too. But right hand steering and many other Aussie things would be "a must" points.
  6. Wow! i see Buda-Lanova diesel for the first time. It's not written "Lanova" on it but from the location of injectors it used Lanova pre-chambers.
  7. Vladislav


    I like what is said above but honestly have no idea of what that milk was. And more honestly understand nothing of. Welcome back to the forum Ernie!
  8. That firewall junction block schematic seems as a big mistery. The question was shown up a couple of times but no good resopnse as long as I can remember. So better switch the turn light in the cab on and put your test lamp to the terminals.
  9. Very interesting to see these trucks. Thank you for sharing. Isn't there a closed cab Mack AC to the right of the Federal?
  10. Those 1.75 inches is an interesting point. That means you can't use RS700 hood combined with CMAC. At least without modifications. Alastair, a pleasure to deal with your technical knowledges about Mack design. I too appreciate such approach in modelbuiding.
  11. Thank you for the info. I don't have a B-model but will keep it in my mind.
  12. Hmm.. i don't remember seeing it. She's a beauty, no doubt. And you're a lucky guy Jim, having such a project finished.
  13. Was it a bumper for a B-model or any other one you found with the dimentions matched? Looks excellent. Nothing compares to polished stainless steel.
  14. Jim, Did you ever posted outside views of your B75? During the years I don't remember seeing any but from these inside the cab shots it must be a very nice looking unit. I even was going to ask this question at Macungie this past summer but we were in contact for just a moment. Good thing I was lucky to meet you in person at all
  15. What are the bushings you are talking about? Does a triplex have rear mount to the chassis? Ot those the engine seats on at the rear? Just have no idea and wonder what a B-model has of that setup.
  16. It's "hanging" on e-bay for quite a while. i asked the seller on the second chassis to sell separately (hoping no modifying done to it) but he answered it went with the truck or avalible after the truck is sold. Might be a good score removing all the components and putting them on the 2nd chassis but with the amount of job involved it kills any inteest. I suppose it would go for something like 5-6K but not sure.
  17. I think a figures around $200 would be fair for such unit. But i don't remember many folks looking for a tranny to swap in a L or B-model. Another moment those old gearboxes could be having water in the past went through the shift lever after leaving outside even for a short while. So worth to remove the top cover and watch the gears. The one I had to rebuild changing many parts looked this way.
  18. There's also setup with a torque rod from the RR carrier housing to the right frame rail (like airrides have) on Camelback suspensions starting from sertain raiting.
  19. That's why I pointed out the difference knowing you have Western R which is almost a different story to East one along the hood, frame rails, front spring hangers etc. Of possibilities to make RS700 of RS600 you can note the position of the front cab support brackets on these two pictures you posted. Looks like the spring hangers together with battery boxes and air tanks are positioned the same. But for the longer hood the cab is moved backwards. So the mounting points on RS700 are close to the rear edge of the battery box cover and RS600 has them near the front edge. To move the cab you would probably need those brackets themself (But they might be the same), move the rear cab support cross member, put new cab floor panel with a different hole for the shift lever, that lever as it's different, make the steering shaft longer (or different?) and so on. Probably could be done having a correct hood but not a one day work. And sure worth some extra investigation on a subject of purchasing a solid RS700 truck instead.
  20. I double that! Jim, how long ago the pic was taken?
  21. A ton of job seems done to it. But all on the owner's taste.
  22. I found in my copybook a figure of 54-1/4 length of after '82 Eastern R-model hood. I remember I checked out the one on my R688ST of 1988 and it was to that size. So Keith's figure is the same dimintion, just with 1/4" difference due to the particular hood or the particular measuring band (I once got such issue with 2 different bends) Also I see a figure of 53-3/8" for a pre-82 Eastern R hood. It was in series before the chassis mounted after cooler took place.
  23. Let me toss a handful of dirt a question in the ring - do you relate R600 and R700 Eastern R-model hoods? From what is written above looks like you do that. But I'm pretty sure the measurments of RS600 and RS/RL700 Western Valueliners would differ.
  24. Looks attractive for the cost. But some details are missing on it such as RH air tank, cab visor and left step. Taking this to account more losses might be found. Thank you for sharing.
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