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1956 B-42

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Real straight looking truck, should be well worth the money.   terry:MackLogo:

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Very nice! Good luck selling.

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Best of luck with the sale and your future plans.


Jim

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51 minutes ago, j hancock said:

Best of luck with the sale and your future plans.

Thank You

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Good looking solid B Model.  Good Luck  !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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nice lookin B, fenders are rough but with another set could be a nice set up ,steering wheel is probably the crowning jewel on this truck


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got to see the b Mack in person. This truck is well worth the money! If you were to put the new fenders on which are included in the sale, this truck would be super !!!!!!!!!! I already have a B61 in the barn other wise she would have be coming to Florida me !!!

Steve is a straight shooter real old time trucker

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  I am the one who built this truck 25 years ago. It is everything Steve says it is and then some!

  It started as a cab and chassis, I put the 711 and the quadraplex in it, a year later did an in frame rebuild including the heads. The box that is on it now I put on in 2005. The power steering box I replaced around 2009. I don't think Steve mentioned that he had a clutch put in it right after he bought it from me 6 years ago.

   All the above being said, That is a great truck, mechanically sound,Well worth the money and I wish I could have it back.  (Steve offered it to me but I just can't justify it.)

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1 hour ago, Drrkgreen said:

  I am the one who built this truck 25 years ago. It is everything Steve says it is and then some!

  It started as a cab and chassis, I put the 711 and the quadraplex in it, a year later did an in frame rebuild including the heads. The box that is on it now I put on in 2005. The power steering box I replaced around 2009. I don't think Steve mentioned that he had a clutch put in it right after he bought it from me 6 years ago.

   All the above being said, That is a great truck, mechanically sound,Well worth the money and I wish I could have it back.  (Steve offered it to me but I just can't justify it.)

If it was a gas truck then it has a deep rear ratio, any idea what the rear ratio is?    terry:MackLogo:

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   I changed the center section about the same time I changed the steering box. they both came from a newer diesel Mack probably an R model that a friend of mine scrapped. I don't remember the ratio but it was not as deep as the original.

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On 2/3/2020 at 8:23 PM, suejoe6174 said:

got to see the b Mack in person. This truck is well worth the money! If you were to put the new fenders on which are included in the sale, this truck would be super !!!!!!!!!! I already have a B61 in the barn other wise she would have be coming to Florida me !!!

Steve is a straight shooter real old time trucker

Joe,

Thanks for the kind words, although you could have left out the part about being  "real old"  😄

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On 2/4/2020 at 4:58 PM, Drrkgreen said:

  I am the one who built this truck 25 years ago. It is everything Steve says it is and then some!

  It started as a cab and chassis, I put the 711 and the quadraplex in it, a year later did an in frame rebuild including the heads. The box that is on it now I put on in 2005. The power steering box I replaced around 2009. I don't think Steve mentioned that he had a clutch put in it right after he bought it from me 6 years ago.

   All the above being said, That is a great truck, mechanically sound,Well worth the money and I wish I could have it back.  (Steve offered it to me but I just can't justify it.)

Rick,

Welcome to the forum.  I've always thought you did a great job putting this truck together.  I wanted something that was basically turn-key and once the clutch was installed that is exactly what it has been for 6 years.  You should be very proud of your work.  I get compliments on the truck by everyone who sees it.  Thanks for your input on this thread.

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On 2/4/2020 at 6:27 PM, terry said:

If it was a gas truck then it has a deep rear ratio, any idea what the rear ratio is?    terry:MackLogo:

Terry,

Don't know the ratio.  The speedometer was never recalibrated from the original drivetrain but I estimate it runs close to 55 mph in high gear.

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Hello,

New to the forum... actually, inspired to register because of this sale. I have been bouncing emails back and forth with Steve about potentially buying. By the way, thank you very much, Steve, for such thorough and thoughtful responses to my many questions! 

I'm pretty green when it comes to working on vehicles and was hoping to ask for some wisdom from the forums about how involved/expensive a tie rod replacement on this B-42 would be? In general are parts difficult to come by? I have family members who are real gear heads and wrenchers so could enlist their help as long as the parts are available. 

Thanks for any input! 

Justin

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Justin,  I have tried to answer your questions honestly and to the best of my ability.   I am sure that someone will know about the cost and availability of tie rod ends for the B-42.   There are many knowledgeable folks on this site who are more than willing to help you if they see your post. 

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Thanks Steve, perhaps I should direct my questions into another, more appropriate section of this forum. 

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Enjoy the truck,  Garden Wolf.  Thanks to everyone that helped answer all the questions. Drrkgreen, I'm sure Garden Wolf has your phone number programmed on speed dial.  Special thanks to you for your help.

 

Steve

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   B-42 Congrats on the sale and best of luck with your move and new life. I can recommend retirement very highly!

   Garden Wolf, Congats to you too, you've got yourself a great truck.

         Rick

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Thanks! I’m really excited about the new addition to the family. 😁

I will be on here (and perhaps the phone with Drrkgreen!) a lot as I learn how to drive a twin stick and work on an old Mack. Thanks to everyone for being such a welcoming community! 

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I forgot to post earlier about this beautiful B. It is a really great restoration. My one question is why is the tach not in the dash panel and clamped alongside the steering column? I'm just curious.

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7 minutes ago, navypoppop said:

I forgot to post earlier about this beautiful B. It is a really great restoration. My one question is why is the tach not in the dash panel and clamped alongside the steering column? I'm just curious.

Back in the day you didn't tend to care so much about RPMs just how fast you were going, thus many of these trucks were built without them. So in the more modern age an easy solution was just to stick it on to the steering column or dash board, rather and cut a big hole in the dash for it to sit in.


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Thanks for the reply Capt. I never saw one without it being in the dash panel. Personally I would have hole cut the dash panel but tht is just me.

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