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    id LOVE to see em..mom spent her teen years in klamath falls..me ive always been in the portland area

    drop em up on phobucket or something..or shoot em my way sh0rtlife@hotmail.com

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    B-Mack logger

    Great old find.Taken the other day.http://youtube.com/user/skadill
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    Outstanding! Pretty sure that's an off-highway truck, even though it displays a tag, after a fashion.

    B-87?
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    Skadill; great find. She is a beaty. Hopefully she will be saved and restored.
    Vigilant: I dont think she is a B87(not that many build) more likely a B81 or B83(Mack engine)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hayesno1 View Post
    Skadill; great find. She is a beaty. Hopefully she will be saved and restored.
    Vigilant: I dont think she is a B87(not that many build) more likely a B81 or B83(Mack engine)
    Was the only real difference between the B81 and B83 the engine? Seems like I heard the B81s came with a 220 Cummins and a Jake.

    As primitive as the B Models were in some ways (IMO), including cab space, I have always had a soft spot in my heart for them. From the photos, this one appears to be well-preserved. Like you, I hope she can be brought back to life and restored. This is a really nice find IMO.
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    After a quick search, it looks as though the B81s came with at least three options: 673, 673T and 220 Cummins. I don't claim to be any type of expert, but I have heard that the 220 Cummins was popular out west due to the availability of a Jake. Seems like I have seen some of the later 673s with a Jake. Not sure about the 711.
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    The B-81 as far as I know had the Mack engine.The B-83 had the Cummins.The B-87 was the Mack 864 V8 I think.
    The truck in the picture might have been a B-80 as the top tank on the radiator was flush with the hood.The tank on the rest of them was elevated for more capacity.Ron G

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    Quote Originally Posted by skadill View Post
    Great old find.Taken the other day.http://youtube.com/user/skadill
    I know the owner of this truck and I'm pretty sure it ended up with a 335 cummins

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    RonG, you I right(I am getting old.. LOL..) B81 had the Mack engines and B83 had Cummins or other makes different from Macks own engines. But I am still pretty sure it's a Diesel, but hopefully Skadill had a good view as usual and can tell what engine she has..

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    B Mack

    Another oldie taken on a previous iron trip in nov.2010.http://youtube.com/user/skadill
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hayesno1 View Post
    RonG, you I right(I am getting old.. LOL..) B81 had the Mack engines and B83 had Cummins or other makes different from Macks own engines. But I am still pretty sure it's a Diesel, but hopefully Skadill had a good view as usual and can tell what engine she has..
    I am going by memory too.I was driving those things when they were new)
    We had a B-80 with a 711 gas engine (same block) and changed it later on to a 711 diesel with a blower on it to make it run cooler.It didn't add any horsepower to speak of.Ron G

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    I believe the single item on a vehicle that makes it last the longest is a good front bumper.

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    B80s series has allways been one of my favorite Mack model. I like the B70 series with the L-model cab as well. Here are a few pics of a B83 I took Y2007. Mack B-83 is owned by Garry Peschke and is on display near McLeese Lake, BC. It's a1957 Mack B83 SX serial #1225 built in Jan. 1957, #225 of the B83 series. The original 220 Cummins was replaced with a 1959 vintage Cummins NHRS 300. Trans are 5&3, rears are Mack 55,000 # double reduction with 9.02 : 1 gear ratio, on 1100 - 24 rubber. As it sits, it weighs 36,000 #. Thanks for information Garry P. Nice truck
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    Quote Originally Posted by skadill View Post
    Mack LRSW,so I'm told,i cant confirm it.pics from nov 2010
    Yes, LRSW, as it has the Cummins HB. If it had a V-12 then it would be a LRVSW

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    Quote Originally Posted by skadill View Post
    Another oldie taken on a previous iron trip in nov.2010.http://youtube.com/user/skadill
    Take a look at that old cabover truck (a mid-size International perhaps?) beside the red B Model in Post #55. See the cream-color paint showing itself under the blue re-paint? Now look at the truck used to tow the house in Post #347 of the BCFP thread, perhaps?
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