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Outbehindthebarn

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  1. Glad to know I'm not the only one to find the search function on this site to be as worthless as tits on a boar hog.
  2. Was your Liberty truck at the Mack show in NL last weekend?
  3. My cushions (the foam at least) appeared to be glued to the metal backing... . . I'm not familiar with upholstery work, do you think the foam could be replaced?
  4. I was having a hard time finding anything new under $1000. The plate under the seat should be able to accommodate most any seat then?
  5. My Mack still has its original Bostrom seat that I've contemplated replacing in the past, now it's become much more urgent update. Last night a cat got into the cab and matriculated on the drivers seat, thankfully I found it straight away and pulled it out before sunup. Now the question is, what do I replace it with? I know almost nothing about truck seats, or what "style" I need to be looking for. I don't get around other trucks much to compare, and was hoping someone could steer me in the right direction. Is there a common mount used in the industry or is it all custom fit for an 1980 Mack? Thanks
  6. There's a guy on facebook who does the V8 Scania beautifully . . .
  7. A V8 Detroit in an RS... couldn't have been many like that built. https://www.bigiron.com/Lots/1974MackRS600LTAwaterTruck
  8. Looks like it could power a small town... or my wife's hair dryer.
  9. https://greensboro.craigslist.org/hvo/d/vass-mack-wrecker/6906278915.html
  10. Never realized how much those Scot trucks resemble the Scania trucks from their Nordic neighbors.
  11. I've looked at a few CL's in my search for a V8, and all the dashes seemed to be falling apart.. loose fasteners etc... was there a durability issue or just abuse?
  12. I'm looking for the same item... Barry from Watts says no longer available..
  13. I have never been able to use the search function on this site with much success.... I get this message "Flood control... Please wait so many seconds"... and the results, if I ever get any, are not usually related. Maybe I'm doing something wrong.
  14. How long ago was that? In Brazil at least, they are running DPF's on all new trucks.... Lots of Volvo there, but no Macks... Macks are found in Chile and elsewhere.
  15. I saw this on South Dakota craigslist a while back for $1,000
  16. I have some very hip Brazilian Havaianas, everyone wears them to work in too... it'd take some time for me to get used to them. Hurts my toe crack. My mom calls them "tongs" .... silent 'h'... idk why... chinelo is what they call them in Brazil.
  17. One think I've never been able to understand is horsepower ratings... I used to drive a truck with 400 cummins same weight same hills as the E7-427hp that replaced it... what a joke. Either that 400 was actually a 600(which it wasn't) or the horsepower ratings on the newer electronic trucks was wildly exaggerated.
  18. Looks like a late 70's or early 80's r686... one intake is for turbo, the second is likely for the tip-turbine intercooler .
  19. We had a landfill nearby that ran fleet of smoking (puff puff) R-model roll offs.... when I was ten years old, I thought Mack was the only truck manufacturer on the planet.
  20. How about Steamtown Historic Sight? https://www.nps.gov/stea/index.htm
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