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What is the most unusual engine Mack installed in their trucks?

I'll start it:

I had a Cruiseliner with a 3208 Cat and Allison transmission combo it was a good looking truck,Black exterior, Aluminum wheels, Alum fuel tanks butonce you started the engine it was always good for one thing,and that one thing was a conversation piece and a source of bewilderment from Mack enthusiasts.

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I think one of the most rare,has to be the Allis-Chalmers powered FL cabovers.I guess A-C had a fleet of them for parts/manufacturing distribution.

The 450 horsepower 13.8 liter "Big Al" engine was an impressive offering, and Allis-Chalmers engines were indeed an available Mack factory option for a time. I have a little info on them.

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Did Mack buy FL? :blush:

FW

No, but they used to build a Mack Western cabover called the FL/FS,that could be ordered with the "Big Al" in it. Sorry, if you thought I meant FruitLiner :icon_bs:

IF YOU BOUGHT IT, A TRUCK BROUGHT IT..AND WHEN YOU'RE DONE WITH IT, A TRUCK WILL HAUL IT AWAY!!! Big John Trimble,WRVA

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No, but they used to build a Mack Western cabover called the FL/FS,that could be ordered with the "Big Al" in it. Sorry, if you thought I meant FruitLiner :icon_bs:

There was part of one on Ebay a few years ago,I had saved pics and the serial # but they got lost a couple computer crashes ago.It was rough,said to run,cut off behind fuel tanks.

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No, but they used to build a Mack Western cabover called the FL/FS,that could be ordered with the "Big Al" in it. Sorry, if you thought I meant FruitLiner :icon_bs:

Yes that 's what I thought. Don't know exactly when but around the early 70's Fiat bought out, or merged with Allis Chalmers, I think their focus was on construction equipment. Buda diesels made it to a small part of the truck market.

I have a Buda diesel power unit; inline 6 about 900+ cid.

"big Al" and "Alice", that's cool. :twothumbsup:

FW

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I think the gas-turbine engines were put in a superliner and a cruiseliner. The Cruiseliner was on display last summer when I was there in June for the Macgunie Show. I was always told you could order any power/drivetrain combo would want ie all mack(gas/diesel/trans/suspension/rears), Detriot, Cummins,Cat, and A/C. Roadrangers and Allison transmissions. Eaton or Rockwell rears. Reyco and Neway supsensions.... It was all how you and your salesman spec'd the truck.

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I saw a gasser R model a long time ago. It seemed like the valve covers barely made it to the top of the frame rails! Maybe a little more but not much.

With the brochures posted, it must have been a R410 because the engine was a Mopar 413 CID.

I don't remember actually looking at the door for the model number or the door may have been gone.

Jim

Jim

It doesn't cost anything to pay attention.

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I think Doug Maney had a gas job R in his kennel for awhile? Anyway,here's some pics of that RARE '72 A-C powered FS (sorry FW,not FL) that was on ebay a few years back,Superdog!72 FS A-C 475 1.bmp72 FS A-C 475 2.bmp72 FS A-C 475 3.bmp72 FS A-C 475 4.bmp72 FS A-C 475 4.bmp72 FS A-C 475.bmp

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IF YOU BOUGHT IT, A TRUCK BROUGHT IT..AND WHEN YOU'RE DONE WITH IT, A TRUCK WILL HAUL IT AWAY!!! Big John Trimble,WRVA

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Thanks,Al.Don't remember what it brought,do you?I bid it up to $1000 or so.

I don't either,Mike. I think Kevin Stark was interested. I want to say it hit like $3500.00 or the guy had a "Buy it Now" of that? CRS!

IF YOU BOUGHT IT, A TRUCK BROUGHT IT..AND WHEN YOU'RE DONE WITH IT, A TRUCK WILL HAUL IT AWAY!!! Big John Trimble,WRVA

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What was the r model with the hemi? Thought that looked so small in that big hood..

R410 413 wedge head, Doug Maney owns a very nice one.

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