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39 Baby Mack

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  1. I'd just remove and replace them without the spacer, as Glenn mentioned above, that was done for oversize drums. The brake bolts should come apart and be able to be reused, the 7" shoes used on your truck have 3/8" bolts in them. Just tighten them up from the center out and use some common sense. Ron
  2. I got the weatherstrip from Cal Little back in 2012. Pine Hill Restorations (717) 566-8973 Between John Chalmers, Neil Kauppila (fifth wheel), and him I'm sure they can get you what you need John Chalmers (717) 334-8709 Neil Kauppila (774) 353-6723
  3. Happy Belated Birthday Randy! Ron
  4. This is one of my favorite keepsakes from the past, Can you imagine how excited this eleven year old boy was!
  5. Thanks everybody, It's a great honor to be featured on the cover! This all came about by the work of Mr. Jack Norbeck. He was at the Mack Museum and asked Don Schumaker about the chances of having Don's ED available for a photo shoot at Schlicher's Covered Bridge in Schnecksville, Pa. Don declined but mentioned my name and gave him my phone number. Mr. Norbeck contacted me and we made arrangements to meet at the bridge on the morning of Friday August 8, 2014. My daughter Katie and I met Mr. Norbeck on what turned out to be a beautiful day. We had a great time and took lots of photos. We stopped and saw Donald at the Mack Museum on our our way back and also had lunch at the Mack Museum's favorite eatery on Lehigh St. West Chester, Pa. to Schnecksville Via Morgantown, Pa. to Allentown back to West Chester VIA Morgantown. 180 miles, most I ever put on the little girl in one day! Fueled her up Thursday night and again Friday night after attending a car show at a local car dealership! The cover photo and the other photo of the truck coming through the bridge were taken by Mr. Norbeck. Mr. Norbeck kept after me to write a little information down on the history of the truck. Finally after much prodding I wrote down the information and sent it to him in an envelope along with the other photos and the copies of the Mack literature. Jack submitted the story to the Double Clutch staff, which I am very grateful for, but in all honesty it was his story. Thank you Jack! On a side note I looked up Schlicher's Bridge and was surprised to see that it was constructed in 1882 the same year our family business started!
  6. Happy belated Birthday! Sent from my SM-G900V using Tapatalk
  7. Happy Birthday Michael, I hope you have a Macknificent day! Ron Sent from my SM-G900V using Tapatalk
  8. They are electronic, but I don't see anyway that replacing an electronic throttle module would reset the odometer back to zero. Ron Sent from my SM-G900V using Tapatalk
  9. Happy belated Birthday Ken! I hope it was a good one! Ron Sent from my SM-G900V using Tapatalk
  10. Also has a Turbo-Unloader on the exhaust for unloading dry bulk trailers. Ron Sent from my SM-G900V using Tapatalk
  11. Just double checked myself, there were actually three "B" models that had four digit model numbers. Had nothing to do with what we were talking but I was surprised to see that there were any at all. Ron
  12. You can have a lot fun with numbers, can't you Dan? Just was looking for photos of the 864s and came upon this thread on BMT. Would a B-755 with an ENDT864 carry a model number extending out to fourth digit being a 3 to denote a turbo charger. I've never seen model numbers carried out to the fourth digit. Or if they ever made a B75 with a turbocharged 864 would it be a B759. As in F715 versus F719? I always thought that an H-61 with a Cummins engine in it (the only H model available from the factory with a Cummins in it) should have logically been called an H-71 as was it's western counterpart the W-71. The W-71 as far as I know was only available with a Cummins. Just thinking out load, that has been known to get me in trouble! Fun with numbers! Ron
  13. Happy Birthday Mike! Ron Sent from my SM-G900V using Tapatalk
  14. That's great! I had the distinct pleasure of meeting Mr. Hansen in I think it was 1970. I was fifteen at the time and didn't quite know what to expect? It didn't take long for him to put you at ease. A very nice down to earth gentleman! I'm repeating myself but one thing I'll never forget his how he called my bluff. I was kidding him about all the bulldogs he was wearing, suit buttons, tie clasp, etc., etc. and with a smile and a poke in my side he showed me the zipper pull on his pants! Last time I ever talked to him was in the early eighties, we were having a problem with a truck that was at Somerset Mack. One of my older brothers was trying to get some satisfaction from the Mack Co. with no success and wanted to talk to the president, no go. I called up to the office from the shop and asked our secretary to look up Mr. Hansen's phone number in Sebring, Fl. She called me back with the number and I called him. Didn't know who answered the phone so I asked if I could talk to Zenon Hansen, he said well this is Zenon! I asked if he remembered our company and me and I told him what our problem was. He said it was good hearing from me and gave me Jack Curcio's private number into Allentown, through Rosalee, and strictly off the record here's his home phone number too!
  15. I liked the one "Nothing Breaks Wind Like a Bulldog" A very true statement indeed! Her name was Maxine and she was a real sweetheart, but she could clear the room in a Minnesota minute! Sent from my SM-G900V using Tapatalk
  16. #276 is now #26! Sent from my SM-G900V using Tapatalk
  17. Thanks Gregg, I had hoped he didn't sell it. DJ bought #276 and #154, a 1958 B-61 from us. He also bought the last 2 trailers we had built. '03 Ebys #s T-302 and T-303. Sent from my SM-G900V using Tapatalk
  18. That was #276 Gregg. What was it doing there, was it for sale? Ron Sent from my SM-G900V using Tapatalk
  19. Thank you for all the Birthday wishes. Sorry we didn't make it to Macungie this year, we missed seeing a lot of good friends. Ron Sent from my SM-G900V using Tapatalk
  20. Wish Victoria a belated Happy Birthday for me ! Ron Sent from my SM-G900V using Tapatalk
  21. My memory get's a little fuzzy sometimes, maybe kscarbel can remember for sure? Weren't the first motors in th MHs made by Trico? The wedge shaped motors like they used in the last "F" models. Much better motors in my opinion. I do remember for sure there was a change in how the arms attached between between early and late style motors. The first ones the main arm slid on with a clip that was spring loaded. The clip went behind the splined nub on the motor to retain it. Later ones had a split main arm with an allen headed clincher bolt and an acorn nut on a threaded shaft to retain it. Needless to say it wasn't going to fall off! Ron Sent from my SM-G900V using Tapatalk
  22. I did find one at a place called find it parts #63QT413. Are you sitting down? $530.20 and it's not gold plated! Ron
  23. Gregg, That sounds like some BS I might have started! In all seriousness I did convert one of our MHs over to an electric wiper motor. I said electric motor because I only did the LH (driver's side). As far as I'm concerned that's the only one you need anyway unless you have a RooBar on your truck. I used, as you said, a wiper motor off an MR. I couldn't begin to tell you in detail how I did it but it worked quite well. The one I did is in a truck not to far from me. Maybe if the need ever arrises I could ask the owner if Icould remove it and take some pictures of it for you guys? It was quite involved and I actually only made two of them. One for a spare, and then as time permitted was going to make electric motors for all of them. Never got around to installing but the one of them. I like a challenge and was quite pleased with how it turned out. I even thought hey why not make one for the RH side! Well with the duct work for the heater/air conditioner I gave up on that idea real fast! With the motor set up I made for the driver's there was probably only about a 1/4" cleareance between the electric motor and the cross shaft off the clutch pedal! Ron
  24. Not that I know of, Sprague devices is who made them, I don't whether they're still in business or not. Maybe someone can rebuild them? Ron
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