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I just bought this truck it's an EFU, I think any of the E?U models are the same. I was told the second letter is the engine size, the F being a 290ci 6cyl. Am i correct? I need some parts, IE a drivers side door and some brake parts. Please point me in the right direction, thanks. TJ

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The second letter relates to gvw. An EE was a 12,000 gvw and the EF was 14,000 gvw and the EG was 16,000.

The 290 cid Continental was used in EF starting after 1945.

I have had pretty good luck with the local NAPA store for most brake parts. They won't be looking anything up on their computer for this application. If you can bring in a sample of what you need they should be able to match it up. In that era, a one inch wheel cylinder was a one inch cylinder. Lots of parts would interchange back in the 40's.

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As Jim said brake parts are relatively easy to locate. The PN will be on the wheel cylinders and the master cylinder. An internet search based on the PN will probably turn up some results. The linings can be re-lined by any number of shops. Brake boosters are available or can be re-built.

Write the Mack Museum with the chassis number to get the owners manual and any history they have on the truck. You can also ask them to send you the PN of the door and any other parts you are searching for. The service is free, but a donation for the service is always appreciated. (and expected by most of the folks on this site)

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I see its got a "utility periscope" on the roof like the old Bell Telephone service trucks had.

The missing door, I would look to the military vehicle collectors. The EHU and EH were quite numerous with the Navy and Army in WWII state side. Mostly EHU 's with the EN354 or the EN310 gas engines. Paul

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I see its got a "utility periscope" on the roof like the old Bell Telephone service trucks had.

The missing door, I would look to the military vehicle collectors. The EHU and EH were quite numerous with the Navy and Army in WWII state side. Mostly EHU 's with the EN354 or the EN310 gas engines. Paul

I was wondering what that thing on the roof was for, or if I was seeing something wrong in the photos. What was the purpose of it?

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I was wondering what that thing on the roof was for, or if I was seeing something wrong in the photos. What was the purpose of it?

You could view above the truck cab to position the ladder, auger or other equipment under area you had to work and to also make sure it was all retracted when you moved. From the time when one person could do the entire job. P aul

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"OPERTUNITY IS MISSED BY MOST PEOPLE BECAUSE IT IS DRESSED IN OVERALLS AND LOOKS LIKE WORK"  Thomas Edison

 “Life’s journey is not to arrive at the grave safely, in a well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, totally worn out, shouting ‘Holy shit, what a ride!’

P.T.CHESHIRE

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You could view above the truck cab to position the ladder, auger or other equipment under area you had to work and to also make sure it was all retracted when you moved. From the time when one person could do the entire job. P aul

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Thanks for clearing that up - I bet they were forced to come out with those after Jim-bob came back to the warehouse one night with a hole in the cab roof he cut with a chopping axe so he could see what he was doing!

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I'd leave it. They were also installed on the military Utility Service trucks, AirCraft fueling units and CARDOX equipted Firetrucks. I'll wager when you get the Mack report on your truck you will find it was a military spec unit for Stateside service, Civil Defense or a C.C.C. /W.P.A unit. I'll copy some DOD photos for you. Paul

"OPERTUNITY IS MISSED BY MOST PEOPLE BECAUSE IT IS DRESSED IN OVERALLS AND LOOKS LIKE WORK"  Thomas Edison

 “Life’s journey is not to arrive at the grave safely, in a well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, totally worn out, shouting ‘Holy shit, what a ride!’

P.T.CHESHIRE

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The WW2 military E models were EH and EHU of 1942.

Had EN310 and EN354 gassers.

They were built basically as commercials but with a lustreless trim - front grill, bumper, headlights and so on.

Starting 1943 the militarized version of EH came into production with an oped cab and a flat kind front fenders.

Were were lots of other E-series Macks in the military service though they were commercial trucks.

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Aberdeen Proving Grounds and also Ron Gasser at the American Military Foundation in Virginia both have Mack EFU's as Utility trucks in Stateside markings. They were both used during WWII for defense plant work and were pressed into service directly following Pearl Harbor from civvy service.. Barts book is a great reference but there are a few units that slipped past, same as in Wheels and Tracks when it was published. But the suggestion to touch base with the military collectors was that the EFU, EHU and EMU cabs are for the most part common to each other parts wise. Paul

"OPERTUNITY IS MISSED BY MOST PEOPLE BECAUSE IT IS DRESSED IN OVERALLS AND LOOKS LIKE WORK"  Thomas Edison

 “Life’s journey is not to arrive at the grave safely, in a well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, totally worn out, shouting ‘Holy shit, what a ride!’

P.T.CHESHIRE

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Aberdeen Proving Grounds and also Ron Gasser at the American Military Foundation in Virginia both have Mack EFU's as Utility trucks in Stateside markings. They were both used during WWII for defense plant work and were pressed into service directly following Pearl Harbor from civvy service.. Barts book is a great reference but there are a few units that slipped past, same as in Wheels and Tracks when it was published. But the suggestion to touch base with the military collectors was that the EFU, EHU and EMU cabs are for the most part common to each other parts wise. Paul

Thank you, Paul.

Wheels and Tracks are out of my attention due to the shortage of time for looking for..

Do you mean some Bart's publication in Wheels&Tracks?

Vlad

Никогда не бывает слишком много грузовиков! leversole 11.2012

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Bart Vanderveen did a book on " A Record of Macks in Service and Beyond " plus a few articles in Wheels and Tracks after his book was published on Home Front Macks. Paul

"OPERTUNITY IS MISSED BY MOST PEOPLE BECAUSE IT IS DRESSED IN OVERALLS AND LOOKS LIKE WORK"  Thomas Edison

 “Life’s journey is not to arrive at the grave safely, in a well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, totally worn out, shouting ‘Holy shit, what a ride!’

P.T.CHESHIRE

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