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  1. RRJordan

    New Fad for Cars?

    Remember, the Germans invented rust, but after testing, licensed the Italians to produce it.
  2. RRJordan

    '84 R Model Dump

    Closer look: It's a U.
  3. RRJordan

    '84 R Model Dump

    Noticed solid-looking short, single axle dump wearing for sale sign in Yorklyn, Delaware. That's northernmost Delaware, on Rt. 82. Sorry, no pictures or details, but posted phone number is (302)239-3501.
  4. Gee, it all seemed so simple when we thought 11x22=LF and 12x24=LJ.
  5. Sometime in the mid'50s, I was assigned an LF ten wheeler with a Mack-Lanova diesel. It seemed "heavy" at the time, with a double (or do I really remember a triple) frame. It was registered at 54k, but normally weighed out at 73k. It was a '50 or '52 and very hard-used, but it would run with the "new" B-63s in the yard.
  6. RRJordan

    Front "shocks"

    Are these like the Houdaille (hoo-day) shocks that are familiar from the old Fords? If so, Ford literature from the 30s and 40s might be helpful. Flushing is a good approach because it can take a lot of force to disassemble a Houdaille.
  7. RRJordan

    3000 White

    Fishbowl, suicide, bubblenose, and some other names! I rode shotgun in one with a friend driving during a strike. It was an interesting place try to stare down unhappy people!
  8. Thanks for bringing back the New York thread and its many memories. Anything about Cooney Bros. out of Tarrytown in the '50s?
  9. There is a little confusion above about Anzio and Normandy.
  10. RRJordan

    LFSW 1951 ?

    I don't know the particular truck in question and it has been a long time since I drove an LF in the mid-1950s, but I do recall that one had a Lanova and a 5+2 with a very low low range. It was registered in NY at 54,000 pounds and we normally weighed out at 73,000. It was supposed to have been a '50 or '52 that was rebuilt after an accident. It must have been the big Lanova because it would pull hills with the "new" B-63s in that yard with similar loads. It had a double frame and 11x22 rubber.
  11. Little mention is found of B-63s. Is this because of the relatively low production, about 2000, and short span, 1954-58? What was special about them? For a little while in the mid-1950s I worked for Cooney Brothers out of Tarrytown, NY. The "new" fleet was B63s--dumps, mixers, and tractors as I recall. Us juniors and temporaries got the handful of old A, LF, and LJ models. As I remember, B-63s were heavy-duty versions of the popular B-61 and different enough to have the separate designation. Even though the B-63s were nice and fairly new, "my" old, beat LF Mack-Lanova was slightly faster (about 52 to 48 mph) and would pull a grade loaded a little better. Everything was seriously overloaded and I quickly learned not to pass a senior driver! Do I correctly remember triple frames on some of these trucks?
  12. RRJordan

    Mack L series

    Good to see the L get attention, but wasn't the tranny 5+2, not 4+2?
  13. RRJordan

    A true steam roller

    For steamers, especially Stanleys, check the Marshall Steam Museum at Auburn Heights, Yorklyn, Delaware. <AuburnHeights.org>
  14. The LF reminds me of one I drove in 1956 or '57. It was a 10-wheel dump with a Mack-Lanova and a duplex. Does anyone remember Cooney Bros. out of Tarrytown, New York? Any interest in swapping a few stories about those old days?
  15. There is a nearby university that was "always" known as U of D. A few years ago they got fancy and became "UD." Now it seems they will have to buy their trucks from Nissan!

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