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bbigrig

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  • Birthday 03/25/1978

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    Brooklin, Ontario, Canada
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    Licenced Truck /Coach Technician for The Toronto Transit Commission and at Mid-Ontario Mack in Maple, Ontario.
    Operations Manager of small trucking company Ainey Haulage Ltd.

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    Mack
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    R688
  • Year
    1985
  • Other Trucks
    2006 CHN Rawhide 460XT1999 CH613 460 (Pedigree spec)2003 CH613 4601997 CH613 E74541989 MH613 E95001985 MH613 E63502005 CXN Vision 355-3802008 CXU Pinnacle MP84851985 R688ST E6350(built in Canada) 1997 CH "Canadian Value-Mack" E7350(Spicer trans and axles)2013 CXU Pinnacle MP8505 (De-rated to 445hp)2013 CXU Pinnacle MP8445 1988 RW713 (built in Canada)

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  1. Up till last year you can still order the silver/grey door panels and other interior pieces from the dealer.
  2. There was a U model inside the back cover of the brochure that was silver with red stripes. The U model brochure was green on the front. Still can't post a picture here for you because something changed on the forum site.
  3. Hold up....every daycab ordered Mack (Granite ) come with a single stack mounted to the cab. (AN/CHU) on a stack mount. Ok, so it would have an emissions box under the RH of the cab....and we all know a few guys with exhausts on new Macks that have some things " re routed" with a big stack on the passenger side and a few program updates. Its totally doable. The Rubber Duck had an aftermarket sleeper, could have slapped that on any new Mack. This factory WS bunk looks out of place. I'm thinking someone was just really peeved at Mack/Volvo for a reason yet to be disclosed and went else where.
  4. From what I remember (which don't mean much) that truck came up for sale in the states by owner at the time. The ad was posted by a BMT member that the truck needed to be saved. Fullfuel (the Malo family) from Joliette Quebec stepped up and saved it. They are huge Mack collectors here in Canada. One of their trucks is about to be featured on next year's Mack Calendar.
  5. Yes. That MH is owned by a couple of Big Mack collectors from Canada. They are on this forum.
  6. Nothing sounds like an E9. Except a Scania V8, and most know why. A 3406 Cat has a sound all its own.
  7. Loved when this came out. I was a youngin then. Mack announced it internally before it came out so my father warned me it was coming. Glued to the TV set and grinning from ear to ear after i VHS taped it. Im a big fan of 80s Macks, but those CH and CLs were some damn good trucks back then in the 90s.
  8. We have had to pull down a few to repair leaks behind that turbo monstrosity. One complete turbo unit failed on its maiden voyage off the lot. The removable bumper design is from the Volvo VN. We are seeing some pitiful warranty issues. Chrome bubbling off of the front grill, bunk leaks, bunk boot doors seized shut from factory. More warranty claims on the Anthem trucks versus the VNLs. 4% market share now up here. It's going backwards. Of the Anthem wasn't $10k cheaper then the VNL, no one would be buying them here.
  9. The cab mount was changed to accommodate the ridiculous space the new HE MP8 engine takes up. The second turbine housing would hit the old cab mount design. The cab mount had to be changed and was implimented on all chassis. It was changed and put into production this time last year. I would post pictures up of the differences, but once again this site has changed for the worse. I've only used 30% of total posting allowances but I guess my 5 year old Samsung takes to high tech of pictures. I took pictures of the change over at the plant last year. It is only to accommodate the turbo arrangment of that engine. Its horrible to work on. With an inch or two of clearance. No changes needed to be made to the Volvo to fit that God awful design hanging off of the D13/MP8.
  10. Yep. They used the excuse that the paint dept. Needed a complete revamp to accomdate painting newer units like the CH. Between the 3 truck plants 1 had to go. 2 were US plants. There were even costed out plans to build knock down Midliner kits and CMs at Oakville to keep things going after Winnsboro fired up. They were building mostly RDs near the end. Shutdown was in 1993.
  11. They built 20 CHs as a test run on the Oakville Canada line. I know who has 1 and they wont give it up. Most underrated Mack ever built. We Still use them today.
  12. We have 2 CLs here.... 1 1994 CL753 3406C Cat Elite interior with a 60" mid-rise. 1 1993 CL613 Elite Limited Edition E7400 Eaton powertrain 60" Highrise. Love them both. Still can't attach photos...meh.
  13. To this day....i found it stupid offering the front disc hydraulic brakes on those 200 series Midliners. They caused more problems then saving anyone, anything.
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