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    Hudson Valley, NY

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    Mack
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    AC, B-75T
  • Year
    1924, 1959

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  1. Thanks for sharing with the video. Your truck so it’s your vision. Agree you could make a really nice resto rod but with such a great body I’d think just drop in a diesel motor and do the brakes. Mike’s probably right, if you like the body and don’t care about the rest too much it’s way easier to put the body on a late model chassis - Dodge Ram or even a school bus. As for value, gas engines are all over and the mechanical stuff is always out there so not very rare or valuable. Good luck and thanks again for sharing!
  2. Price lowered to $9250. https://harrisburg.craigslist.org/cto/d/grantville-1959-mack-75-tractor/7139385306.html
  3. First 25 serials. Under 1025. But I may be off too. Says 1955-1966 but only 1600 made. Was just a fun fact so probably doesn’t really matter. Most I’ve seen were 1959-1962. Good question. Trivial facts are a part of this hobby!
  4. Well, the price is negotiable. Currently on CL for $9500. Would love to see it with an enthusiast. Thanks ! https://harrisburg.craigslist.org/cto/d/grantville-1959-mack-75-tractor/7139385306.html
  5. Good catch, you guys are always on the ball. Interesting alright, looks like a copy of my Craigslist ad. https://harrisburg.craigslist.org/cto/d/grantville-1959-mack-75-tractor/7139385306.html A few good guys have contacted me from CL ad. Not in a hurry as I hope to find someone with their heart in it. May try eBay to get more coverage I welcome any suggestions Thanks.
  6. B75 for sale. 1959 with “L” can (Mack called it the California cab on build sheet. Originally a single axle tractor now stretched w/ tandem Eaton rears on Reyco springs. Cummins NTC 855 (originally 280 hp) now w/ inter cooler. Road ranger 13 spd. 4.33 rears. 60 mph with ease. Runs and drives great. New front tires. Rebuilt rear, new brakes bearings seals all done a few years back. PTO w two line kit. Freightliner sleeper in good condition. One of the first B-75s built. Cool old school truck. Please contact me through PM. Asking $11,000. Thank you.
  7. Saw one brand new at Bridgeport (CT) Mack in the early 80's had a twin stick with the RR splitter (think R was on the splitter). It was ordered and then the buyer backed out. That place was great looking - cement poured with Mack script, giant bull dogs on the roof corners. I wonder if anyone has pictures.
  8. Those scanias are under rated. They didn't have a lot of power but ran smooth, idled nice, and were easy to maintain. Those centrifugal oil filters were simple and oddly effective. Cool find, never drove an auto but I am sure it is a nice ride . You won't win any drag races but what the heck.
  9. guy came out and I thought would have to take off the wheel and heat or hammer. Instead they he sprayed pb blaster into the drum shoes all over. He waited awhile then hammered them til they were free. i pulled in in a really heavy downpour. Maybe shoulda rode the brakes a little thanks guys.
  10. It only sat for a week. Tried a medium sized hammer but need to get the rims off the hit the side. Not sure wailing on the open rim of the drum is a great idea. Odd it would stick so fast and no salt on the roads. Was pouring when I pulled into town though.
  11. 41Chevy - I tried rocking it but no luck. Really worry about breaking something, I guess it is never to late to be smart for a change. Found a few local guys to try will call tomorrow. Did you make it to Trucktoberfest?
  12. It seems to move pretty freely. When you apply the service brakes it moves all the way forward but shoes don't seem to react. When you release and back off the adjuster it will get almost all the way to the can (maybe an inch to one and a half away from the can. There is nothing showing on the cam, it is in a housing from the adjuster to where the housing mounts to the backer plate (I made that term up but using car breake term - not really a plate but a flange on the end of the axle). Probably need the wheels off and to bang on the drum or heat or? Tried hitting the drum rim and the brake shoes but probably not the right angle. Not sure I want to take the adjuster off. Very limited tools here. . Usually I regret not having a garage to work in, but now just miss tools and own space
  13. Maddog - I like that old picture. Can you tell a gas engine? Seems a lot of those wreckers were. I always am looking so close I forget to take pictures. That Bethlehem Steel DM was there I guess on loan. He did a nice job. The old AC Gary Mahan brought down was very cool. Always a lot to look at for sure.
  14. It seems to move pretty freely. When you apply the service brakes it moves all the way forward but shoes don't seem to react. When you release and back off the adjuster it will get almost all the way to the can (maybe an inch to one and a half away from the can. There is nothing showing on the cam, it is in a housing from the adjuster to where the housing mounts to the backer plate (I made that term up but using car breake term - not really a plate but a flange on the end of the axle). Probably need the wheels off and to bang on the drum or heat or? Tried hitting the drum rim and the brake shoes but probably not the right angle. Not sure I want to take the adjuster off. Very limited tools here. . Usually I regret not having a garage to work in, but now just miss tools and own space
  15. It's a 1959 B but the rear is from a 70's? Eaton rears on Reyco. I can't see the cam itself but it seems to have been greased when they did the brakes. When you say turn the S cam where would you grip it? Would the slack adjuster still move if the cam were stuck?
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