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Thanks Ironman Dan and FDNY. I will add these two to the registry shortly. Just come off a non-stop stint at work and not too keen about sitting in front of a computer at the moment!

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Mine is 75A-1028, one of three delivered to the City of Richmond, VA. 75A-1029 is already on here and 75A-1027 is in a warehouse in Roanoke, VA.

I'm looking for any other Type 75A's that are still out there. I know 75A-1014 is still in Stamford, CT where it is maintained by the FD that originally purchased it.

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Can you add my two A models to the list. The first is a fire truck SN 405 A 1002. It is the second of 68 made. It is unrestored and runs well. We did have to go over the brakes. The second is a cab and chassis that I bought to save from the scrap heap A20H 1844. It is in rough condition. I recently looked at an A40 that is for sale. The guy is asking $6000, but I told him it is not worth that much. It's serial number is A40H7443. I have added a picture of the 405 A when it was new and a picture of the A40.

Thanks,

Michael Yarnall

1466 Manatawny Dr.

Boyertown, PA 19512

610 326 1656

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I would like to register our A-20. First there was rust then 3.5 years later,a lot of sweat and a truck load of beverage there is this not so bad lookin tow truck. vin. #A20H1085. with a parts truck 1951 A20H2352.

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I would like to register our A-20. First there was rust then 3.5 years later,a lot of sweat and a truck load of beverage there is this not so bad lookin tow truck. vin. #A20H1085. with a parts truck 1951 A20H2352.

Got to see your truck at South Bend,very nice.

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fxfymn, Michael and OMH, thank you for your additions. Great Macks, guys! I will get them listed soon. Am currently going through 790 photos from a highway run. Haven't gone cross-eyed yet but not far off it.

Feel free to email me at aircrewbooksATiinet.net.au (replacing the AT with @).

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Here' an A40s in Moneta,Va. Owner unknown, but I did find the chassis no.- A40S 10268. Date of manufacture on the gas tank said 53-11

this old truck still there,..ride by it every few days dragin chips to big island va....

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These are pics of joes A model. It has a 510 Mack diesel a mono-shift duplex and 22 inch rubber. It is an A51t ordered and delivered to the autocar factory new in 1950.

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That description and pictures are of the A-52t that belongs to joe ditchkus.

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Hi Andy;

Neighbor is moving and gave me his A. Been sitting in the woods for a while but looks surprisingly complete and straight. Am new to the group so here goes.

The plate on pass seat riser says it is model A40H 8470.The number on the block. EN377-62-43. Was unable to find frame # behind spring mount. Don't know what year. Can you let me know? It has a gas saddle tank with a Mack brass plate. Model R40, serial# 52 3. No box or 5th wheel. Probably used as logging truck. Has a single rear axle and air brakes. The rear diff is the common vertical ring gear, not the horizontal Mack style I thought was common.

Thanks, Keith

 

Update 6/14/15

 

Was able to talk to person who last worked the truck...39 years ago!  His name was hand painted on the door.  He thinks it is a 1952 model.  Said truck had been in the iron mines at Hibbing, Mn before he bought it.  He used it to pull a lowboy trailer for his excavating and gravel business.

 

Have been working on freeing up the engine for the last month.  Pulled the spark plugs and have been squirting various magic elixers into cylinders.  Tried diesel and ATF, acetone and powersteering fluid, and Marvel Mystery OIl with either acetone or diesel.  Has not worked yet.  Have a chain wrench on drive shart near a yoke, with a five foot pipe cheater.  No luck.  Step on clutch and pipe falls so clutch and trany should not be the problem.  Thought since the air compressor is bolted to gear case on front of engine, it might be stuck.  So put "Magic Potion" in that too.  Would think if engine was loose it should atleast rock enough to take up gear slack.

 

Pulled starter and drive gear is well worn but ring gear looks O.K.  Looked up part # in Delco-Remy site...yep big red discontinued.  Looked in inspection plate on front of tranny.  Back side of clutch and throw-out bearing look great.  Put plate back on.  Asked a friend about the "non-Mack" looking rear diff.  He asked me if the Bulldog was silver or gold.  It is silver.  He said it must have been order w/o mack diff.  If it was purebreed Mack it would be gold with Mack engine, trans and diff.  Since I'm a "puppy poster" I can be uninformed and ask dumb questions.  Wonder what this thing is worth?  Anyway, having fun wasting time and getting dirty! 

 

Update 2/12/16

 

Received some info from the Mack Museum.  Said the truck was delivered on September 30, 1952 to Mesabi Supply and Service in Hibbing, Mn. through the St. Paul branch.  Doug said the truck was built with a single reduction RAS400 rear differential, the CRS76 had a 6.86 ratio.   The two speed rear is a change that was made later.  Now, all I have to do is wait two months to get the full package from the museum.

 

Took a shot in the dark and sent an e-mail to the Hibbing Historical Society asking for more info on the business.  The ultimate goal would be to get a picture of the truck as it was originally used. 

 

Worked with the last owner and we were able to get a title and plates.  Had to take a picture from all four sides and had him sign the lost title form from the state.  Licensed it as a 15,000# farm truck.  License bureau lady said if I titled as a farm truck for the first year, collector plates would be much cheaper when purchased later.  What should I license this as, how heavy....  Not sure if a collector plate is the way to go.  Suggestions?  Thanks,  Keith

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Welcome to he forum and congratulations on the A40 acquisition. To post pictures you use the "more reply options" button then chose a picture and attach it. Mike

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Hi My Name is Paul I live in Magna, Utah just west of Salt lake I have a A-20H I got it from a farmer his grandfather bought it new A20H2779

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Score!

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You lucky dog. Looks like a nice one. Just found a source for engine gaskets if you need some. Welcome! Thanks, Keith

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They did not use Gold bulldogs when the A-Model was biult only chrome ones. Gold dogs came out in 1965 I think with the Maxidyne,Maxitorque power train. Good luck with your A-Model. Paulkunz your A-20 looks great good luck. Joe D.

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Good luck to both of you on the new toys. On the stuck motor, you might have as good luck pulling the manifold, the valves can stick as hard as the pistons and you will not get a lot of oil down there. If you end up going deep into the motor it gets quite pricey, but they are such neat trucks they are worth it. There are a couple of resources on the east coast that would be helpful, if you want. Matt Pfahl has done a few of them and is a wealth of information. I would love to get some pictures of the floor on one. Mine is all but missing. PM me if you want.

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I have a 53 A.  Last served in a rock quarry.  I also have a request in to the Mack museum for more information.  Not too sure, but I think it's a A54 model.  

Will follow up when I have more information. 

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The serial or VIN number is A40X9799.  Perhaps someone can decipher this for me and tell me exactly what model A it is. 

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