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    Cpurvis, rat-rod diesel power !!!

    Please excuse the poor quality of pics, too sunny.. 1st one has old International p/up cab, but V-8 Detriot /big honking turbo, & air bagged, laying frame, from yesterdays car show. And they both had working A/C (of course)..

    The "B" Model had a big Cummings in it (tweaked up too) & was Barking hard out those healthy stacks & Jake braking, gave the crowds a thrill.
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    Re: Cpurvis, rat-rod diesel power !!!

    Thanks for the pictures! Wish I had the money to do stuff like that, although I don't know for sure that if I had the money, I'd have the energy.

    I think the Mack is my favorite. I've always been partial to Macks although I've never owned one. I did rent one for a week or so (an R700 Maxidyne with 5 speed trans). After using that truck, I thought, "Why do these other trucks need so many gears??" I've had 9, 10, 13 and 15 speed trucks and the Mack only needed five. Mack engines were known for their torque rise and must've been better than other engines.

    I know where an old R700 is sitting in the weeds, slowly being disassembled by nature and vandals. If I had the money, I'd save it.

    Also: I see the Detroit (8V-71?) has no air filter. Gives me the heebie-jeebies knowing what it costs to overhaul one of those engines.

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    Re: Cpurvis, rat-rod diesel power !!!

    Quote Originally Posted by cpurvis View Post
    Thanks for the pictures! Again, sorry for poor pic quality. Wish I had the money to do stuff like that, although I don't know for sure that if I had the money, I'd have the energy. I can relate to that statement.

    I think the Mack is my favorite. It is mine as well. I've always been partial to Macks although I've never owned one. I drove a few in my young years. I did rent one for a week or so (an R700 Maxidyne with 5 speed trans). After using that truck, I thought, "Why do these other trucks need so many gears??" I've had 9, 10, 13 and 15 speed trucks and the Mack only needed five. That would have had a gold tone bull dog on the hood, denoting the Maxidine. Mack engines were known for their torque rise and must've been better than other engines. & the Maxidine Big Turbo, older Macks had no turbo, so the xtra gears helped.

    I know where an old R700 is sitting in the weeds, slowly being disassembled by nature and vandals. If I had the money, I'd save it. I remember you saying this, that's why I thought you might get a kick outta these rats.

    Also: I see the Detroit (8V-71?) has no air filter. No it does not & once started it blows blue smoke like crazy. it Gives me the heebie-jeebies knowing what it costs to overhaul one of those engines. Yep, so true. I've been involved in doing an in -chassis overhaul, pulling the piston sleeves & etc...

    I think you would have enjoyed hearing the Mack's Cummings thru those straight pipes. He was really racking them off them hitting the Jake. Crowd loved it.
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    Re: Cpurvis, rat-rod diesel power !!!

    A few weeks ago I got to see a Dodge Cummins run away in a Walmart parking lot. Scary thing.

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    Re: Cpurvis, rat-rod diesel power !!!

    I know I read that somewhere. Pretty freaky as they can go wild.
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