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j hancock

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  1. My brain cells kicked in and reminded me that the LJT was a magazine cover truck with a good article from 2004. Took a couple minutes to locate it. Also found another write up on the web. https://www.tenfourmagazine.com/2016/02/old-time-trucks/an-old-mack-comes-home/
  2. The 1950 LJT was sold new out of the Mack Trucks Bridgeport CT factory branch equipped with a 200 NH Cummins and a Mack OD five speed and a 3 speed Brown Lipe auxiliary transmission. The brand new purchase price in 1950 was $10,500. At some point, the truck had the sleeper cab removed and replaced with a L day cab. In the late 90's and early 2000, it was put back as built and restored to new condition.
  3. I used some welting on the B75 that came from a friend who plays with old Jeeps and it seems good. The price was reasonable. I have also used the rubber product from Resto Specialties on a different truck and it seems good also but sometimes can be "sticky" and grip the hood pretty good. Ever so often I will wax the inside of the hood to cut down on the grip factor. Or have the assistant handle it....
  4. Here is the ad that was posted on BMT in September.
  5. I have some fun memories of a 1968 GMC short box, 2 wheel drive, straight six and three on the tree. Someday I might try to get another one!
  6. Nice! A six foot hood will give a good bit of elbow room for the engine.
  7. Not in the US. Who knows what someone created in their shop as a custom. A factory 3408 may have happened at Mack in Australia?
  8. As used on several models of Mack engines between 1960-1972. This is a full flow/by-pass cartridge and the Mack OEM part number is 236GB311A. Replacement cartridges: Fram C206, NAPA 1233, Wix 51233 (gasket 15114), Baldwin P706-M Cartridge Height 14.93", OD 7.5", ID .72" After the cartridge is changed, the housing needs to be filled with oil before starting the engine.
  9. j hancock

    1956 B-42

    Best of luck with the sale and your future plans.
  10. I can't say whether the particular one pictured was put together by someone or not. It is a viable setup though. If you wanted an L tractor with an integral sleeper, Mack would sell you one. They sold many of them. Usually see them with a soft nose versus the hard nose radiator show above. Soft nose LJT sleeper. Picture is not the best. Taken in 2006.
  11. Good looking truck in the rigging trade. Designed with suicide doors to help with cab entry/egress.
  12. Many of the bones of the L and H model cabs are the same or similar. So it isn't a real stretch to do. Back in the day, there weren't just one or two L model sleepers made. Mack made several hundred of them. Very few have survived.
  13. Sounds good RP! Hmmm...... you will have to expand the hoop building.
  14. First year for the K5 Blazer in the GM lineup.
  15. Last one is a B-57 S. It has the short hood and fender assembly with a flat back cab. A B-53 uses the same sheet metal as a B-61
  16. 1966 was the last year for the B models. Sort of fun to think you could have an "old" 1964 U model or a 1965 R model parked next to a new B!
  17. Seen info showing 1979 is the last with the Superliner starting in 1977.
  18. Found a picture on the web. Good looking rig!
  19. http://www.wattstruckcenter.com/store/index.php?route=product/product&path=59_68&product_id=189 The gasket lock strip would be needed as well.
  20. Thanks BDB for the further info!
  21. There were more than 4,000 Hayward RL and 5,000 Hayward RS trucks built. I haven't seen a further breakdown indicating how many trucks got a particular brand or model of engine.
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