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Hello everyone,

I'm sure this question has probably been asked before but here goes: Is there anyway to indentify a B Model's year by the serial number? I tried the search feature but couldn't come up with anything. Thanks in advance for any info.

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The only way you can is by contacting the Mack Museum and they can tell you when it was built.That's not always the year on the title,though,back then a truck wasn't titled until sold.For example I have a '59 with a higher serial # than a couple of my 1960 B-61's .

Thanks Superdog,

I wrote to the museum about a month or so ago. Do you or anyone have any experiences with the length of time it takes for a response?

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Rusty , Try looking here - http://www.oldmacksrus.com/registry.htm for serial numbers close to yours to get some idea of your trucks year. Remember that each model had its own series of serial numbers . Steve


Thanks for that. I already checked that out and I registered the truck. The problem is that my truck is a B-46 and Mack only made something like 470 of them from 58-64. There's only one B-46 listed on the registry so It's kind of hard to figure the year from that. I bought the truck back around 82 and I'm pretty sure the guy I got it from was the original owner. I can't seem to find the title at the moment but I'm pretty sure it was titled as a 62. I just want to be sure because if I have to get a duplicate title it helps to know the exact year. In any event, writing to the museum is the ticket and I'm looking forward to what they send.

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I received a reply from the museum and have to say that I was not expecting such a comprehensive amount of information about my B-46. I wish I did it years ago; thanks to this message board for making me aware of writing to the museum.

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