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Nice.

I knew of a 1966 B-61, and wouldn't expect there were very many of them.

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Nice!

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Pretty nice ol’ truck. Do you know the specs?  Is it a runner? Either way it’ll be a fun to tinker on. 

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Can’t download photos for some reason but congratulations and have a ball with it ....bob


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Say that today, nice truck for the money

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You were out in our neighborhood!.  

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1 hour ago, storkmack said:

You were out in our neighborhood!.  

Yes I was, I haven't been out that way in 20 years it has grown alot

 

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3 hours ago, HeavyGunner said:

Pretty nice ol’ truck. Do you know the specs?  Is it a runner? Either way it’ll be a fun to tinker on. 

no it was a good price and a good deal not sure of specs has about 2 inches of crud on everything I know for sure it was a Celli truck I worked for them in '96 for several months with my '89 R. I'm going to contact the Mack museum to get info on how it was built so I can return it to it's original glory and it is a runner . It's going to be a long term project for sure

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Congrats on the purchase!

I like the look of twin screw B's.

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Looks Great!  Interesting to see the tandem and long rails.  Maybe used as a service/lube truck?

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5 hours ago, j hancock said:

Looks Great!  Interesting to see the tandem and long rails.  Maybe used as a service/lube truck?

Originally a tractor, the fifth wheel was removed and additional rails added to rear of existing frame and a fuel tank was placed on it to fuel the fleet of dump trucks at night . B61 LST originally with aluminum discs on steer , aluminum fuel tank, air start, and maybe aluminum brake shoes but i didn't have the opportunity yet to crawl around underneath it

 

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5 minutes ago, Prowrench said:

Originally a tractor, the fifth wheel was removed and additional rails added to rear of existing frame and a fuel tank was placed on it to fuel the fleet of dump trucks at night . B61 LST originally with aluminum discs on steer , aluminum fuel tank, air start, and maybe aluminum brake shoes but i didn't have the opportunity yet to crawl around underneath it

 

I’m guessing that you’ll find aluminum shackles, aluminum air tanks, aluminum hood and the pieces between the hood and fenders might be aluminum as well. 

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3 minutes ago, HeavyGunner said:

I’m guessing that you’ll find aluminum shackles, aluminum air tanks, aluminum hood and the pieces between the hood and fenders might be aluminum as well. 

Maybe at one time but all of that currently is rusted

 

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Maybe aluminum elephant pad holders too. I have an R model with 'em.

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7 hours ago, Prowrench said:

Maybe at one time but all of that currently is rusted

 

I’m no expert by any means but I’m guessing like you said it must’ve been changed. I have B753LS and all of those parts on mine are aluminum. Doesn’t really matter anyhow, it going to be a fun project no matter what parts it does or doesn’t have. 

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Also depends on what letters are in the seriel number. Generally with a L in it such as a B61LST, meant lightweight aluminum components.    terry:MackLogo:

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2 hours ago, terry said:

Also depends on what letters are in the seriel number. Generally with a L in it such as a B61LST, meant lightweight aluminum components.    terry:MackLogo:

Yep that's exactly what it means

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I messaged Randy about that truck I was kicking around the idea of buying it glad it went to a good home.

 

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10 hours ago, james j neiweem said:

Thats an ex Celli trucking B. They had A"s B's R's G's F's and CH's. May bee a vision or 2. They were a major contributor to the Chicago area interstate system build. Look up Celli on this sight and you will get an eye full of green and grey Macks. 57BCR on this sight new Mr. Celli. Nice catch. Probably one of the last Celli B's around.

Yah I got lucky with this one for sure

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9 hours ago, ranchhopper said:

I messaged Randy about that truck I was kicking around the idea of buying it glad it went to a good home.

 

Thanks, I missed an opportunity a week earlier to get a79 R that was a Greco truck and was mad at myself for not jumping on it when I had the chance but I'm really pleased with this deal

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I think I saw that Greco truck on FB market place.

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On 9/15/2019 at 9:40 AM, ranchhopper said:

I think I saw that Greco truck on FB market place.

That would suck because if the guy who bought it did so to resell it  i would have gladly bought it from him

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