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  1. No, it was Consolidated Vultee TBY "Seawolf" torpedo bomber that was produced for the U.S. Navy, at Mack Trucks' Plant 5C. The facility, at that time, ordinarily produced municipal transit buses. Mack also built aircraft components for BT13 trainers and B-24 bombers. It's noteworthy that the War Department presented Mack Trucks with the Army-Navy "E" Award for excellence, in recognition of the company's high achievement in the production of war materials. The Seawolf was not a stellar aircraft (though not a flat out deathtrap like the obsolete Devastator), but choosing to build it was the mistake of the navy and the war department. Mack merely followed the orders of the War Production Board. Seawolfs never saw action but did see a lot of accidents. Production was quickly cancelled at the war's end. It was designed by Vought, however the Seawolf was not superb in the tradition of the Corsair. The war department arranged for the Seawolf to be built under Consolidated because Vought was maxed out producing Corsairs.
  2. There's some info on the Mariner here - page 19. http://www.mackdefense.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/Mack_Geared_For_Victory.pdf Also, note the mention of the New Brunswick and Plainfield, New Jersey plants on page 23. Many do not realize that New Jersey was a massive Mack location for production, as well as spare parts distribution. http://www.bigmacktrucks.com/index.php?/topic/34219-mack-trucks-the-facilities/ http://www.bigmacktrucks.com/index.php?/topic/31969-bridgewater/
  3. The U.S. Navy assigned Mack Trucks the task of designing a 400 horsepower supercharged V-12 diesel engine. Mack used a patented welded (fabricated) engine block design to meet the navy's requirement for this experimental engine.
  4. Perhaps new gauges are still available from Stewart-Warner, which would be cheaper than reconditioning. 82311 ampmeter 82348 oil pressure 82350 air 82351 engine temperature (positive ground) 82353 fuel (positive ground)
  5. Simply contact Barry with your model and serial number, and find out the actual Mack OEM part number (why do this the hard way?). Given you are a special case, a customer in Russia, I'm sure he'd be willing to work with you.
  6. The easiest way is to provide Barry with your full model and serial number. He can then tell you the correct part number for the seals. He's going to tell you what the truck was built with, which could be Stemco, CR or National (they were all factory options). Your truck might very well use the following seals: Stemco 392-9094 (seal + wear band kit) or 309-0903 (guardian one-piece) CR 45099 (Mack # 88AX407) National 370022A (Mack # 88AX467) I personally prefer National.
  7. It's interesting that the new Mack website only mentions the Twin-Y air suspension (a.k.a Volvo Blade Air Suspension) and mRIDE (a.k.a. Volvo T-Ride). No mention of the former Mack's camelback suspension (which isn't by accident). The Twin-Y air suspension (a.k.a Volvo Blade Air Suspension) is a sales disaster. Volvo can't give them away. Volvo wouldn't even consider using it in the global market. They get sound engineering there in the form of the Volvo RADD-GR and RADD-G2 (on-highway), and GRAS-G2 (vocational).
  8. Exactly, it says "Click here for the most recent issue", and you get volume 3 of year 2013. Oh yeah, they're on the ball at Volvo headquarters in Greensboro.
  9. No. You do NOT use the 440SX30A in the vent window track. That requires an entirely different window felt. Your Mack dealer should have sold it to you, in addition to the 440SX30A (You'll see the 2795 vendor part number for the vent window felt when you look at the parts break-down of the 84QS55R and 84QS56R vent window assemblies). You cut one piece of 440SX30A in half to do the tracks on the removeable door panel. You take the remaining piece to to the upper door (without using the including brass retainers). You'll have a bit left over, which you cut off and throw away. Why aren't you replacing the roll-up window wipers, 70QS33 and 70QS34 (outer) / 35RU223 and 35RU224 (inner) ?
  10. I assume they sold you 4 pieces of 440SX30A (or perhaps it's sold under a Volvo global part number now). The 440SX30A is for the tracks in the door panel and the upper section (you'll need to cut/shorten that piece). However the vent window felt is different and is (was) sold under a vendor number, 2795-170014005. You only use the included brass retaining clips on the door panel tracks.
  11. That's it in a nutshell. Volvo wants to push forward the transition to Volvo global components. And, Volvo doesn't believe in glider kits. It's not the "Volvo Way". What American customers might want simply doesn't matter. The Volvo way is to tell you what you need. Those Swedes love to dictate, but are terrible listeners.
  12. http://www.bigmacktrucks.com/index.php?/topic/26449-who-got-the-contract-to-build-mack-chassis/
  13. Trailer/Body Builders / July 15, 2014 Navistar, Inc. has started customer shipments of its first International DuraStar and International WorkStar vehicles with the company’s 9- and 10-liter engines with Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) emissions technology. The company’s internal testing shows these products are delivering up to eight percent in fuel economy improvement over the previous generation. “Our field test customers are seeing positive results – with our new trucks registering significant fuel economy improvements,” said Bill Kozek, president, North America Truck and Parts, Navistar. “Our vocational trucks with 9- and 10-liter engines are also experiencing fewer active regenerations while still delivering the durability and power that customers expect from International trucks.” Built on Navistar’s I-6 platform, the company’s 9- and 10-liter engines bring 9.3-liter displacement and 860-1,150 lb.-ft. torque in a weight-saving medium-duty package. The company conducted field tests in extreme environments such as Alaska, Colorado and Arizona. These tests included a variety of vocational duty cycles from garbage packing and utility trucks to dump trucks and sewer pumpers. “We’ve run our DuraStar with the 9-liter for around 40,000 miles during the last two months,” said Robbie Easley, owner, Easley Trucking. “We haul mail and the 9-liter has performed well on the steep hills our trucks climb daily. This truck runs between Phoenix and Yuma, Arizona, one of the hottest environments you can find, and it hasn’t missed a beat.” The International DuraStar is available with the 9-liter engine from 275 hp 860 lb.-ft torque up to 330 hp 950 lb.-ft torque. The International WorkStar is available with 9- and 10-liter engines from 275 hp 860 lb.-ft torque up to 350 hp 1,150 lb.-ft torque. All International vocational trucks feature the International Diamond Logic electrical system, helping vocational operations work smarter, faster and safer, while also preventing drivers from inadvertently damaging valuable equipment.
  14. And of course, you can contact the good folks at Watts Mack for your E9 parts needs, the distributor that runs this website, Ask for Barry. http://www.wattstruckcenter.com/parts.php
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