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  1. have a look under engine and transmission, it goes way back. The scanias that were fitted to some of the Macks that ended up in Nz were DS8s, which were rated at around 210 hp. we retrofitted the DS8s into British built Dodge trucks to replace their Perkins 540 v8s which were supposed to put out 185 hp. The gearbox had to be changed as well and we fitted spacers on the front axle to give the sump some clearance. after the Scania repower the Dodges had a new lease of life with hardly any problems. Nigel
  2. 44 tonnes is the nz limit, but with a 5% overload tolerance 45 tonnes is quite accetable,,
  3. If you look in the previous posts , you will see quite an article on this topic. We use scania trucks in our fleet and they are fairly reliable, but a rebuild is quite expensive. Nigel
  4. where is a photo of your winch truck???? nigel
  5. its the sort of thing . that you dont play with unless you have all your marbles, if you know what I mean, where did you take it to last time you had a problem?. Have you got that new low sulphur diesel that us kiwis have to endure now?, if so , your injestor pump may be bypassing on the seals. Nigel
  6. Mine has got an airbag at the rear of the cab with 2 shock absorbers, when the truck eventualy runs out of air the cab squats down at the rear and pulls on the bonnet toggles, looks rather sagy, if your exhausts are mounted to the cab, then they will move as well. My exhausts are mounted to the curved Square steel units that bolt to the chassis with a little muffler under the cab floor, the flexipipe is downstream from the blower, the rest is rigid with the chassis. Nigel
  7. Hino in Japan put twin blowers on their 360 Hp V8 engine, It is not quite as simple as it sounds. but they probably have their set up on a Hino website somewhere. Nig
  8. love to make it, but the shipping would kill the event. nig
  9. , I took my superdog to the instrument repairers the other day to see if I could get a correction unit fitted as it has a Rockwell back end on air from a KW. The speedo drive from the transmission is a transducer as opposed to a cable, which meant we couldnt put in a step up unit, BUT we did find the speedo has a removeable plate on the back , that when you hook it up to the nerds machinery, displayed quite a few combinations of speed, by shifting the little switchs that are under the cover, bit like the combinations on a garage door opener. mine is now about 3-4 kmhs out , but much better th
  10. If you excuse the ignorance, the latest photo i put on the gallery is an MC, is your MR similar or what? these use a 300hp 6cyl with the horrible camel back end, bit rough when empty, they only want 30k for that one, but the fruehauf deck is a bit worn. Nig
  11. try Haulage parts; Palmerston North, New Zealand. Nig
  12. there are some 2nd hand 500s here in Nz. nig
  13. Ti, Ive done mine twice now, once cos the right hand stub axle broke and the other due to the accident. remove the screwed bottom cap with the Mack tool or a peice of 1/4 steel welded to a handle, place a steel support directly under the stub axle forging, remove the grease cap from on top, place a neat peice of shaft on the top of the kingpin and give it one almighty f$cking smack with a sledge hamer, if you only tap it, it wont budge, and if you dont suport it, then the shock wont travel through. the Mack king pin kit should comprise 2 kingpins and 4 sintered bearing shells. nig
  14. here in NZ , you will find a lot of lowloader constructors, and if you view their website s/email, you can pick up a few ideas; Stuart Dolly - hhes@actrix.co.nz cougar trailers Tmc trailers MTE trailers nigel
  15. We had a similar genset engine here that ended up repowering a KW that had a 12v71 originaly, the blowers didnt present any real problems, it would have looked cool, with the exhaust pipes exiting the side panels though. nig
  16. The Vee pump is often referred to as a "short block V8", mine was new in 86, Id hate to think of the cost of an overhaul, ill just put away dollars , cos the blower could be expensive to replace as well. Nigel
  17. in 1986 , you had a choice, of alluminium round with integral step, prior to that it was square steel with a step, and there is combination hyd/diesel as well, now the step is longitudinal on the alloy tank, not integral nig
  18. wellcome, hope you enjoy the info and comments that go with the site. nig,
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