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1936 Mack BM

Engine Type:
Mack CE 415 Cubic Inch 108 Horsepower

Transmission Type:
Mack 5-Speed

Truck Information:
Mack manufactured a total of 3,030 Mack BMs between the years 1932 and 1941. They made this model in 3-ton and 5-ton capacities. With a top speed of 45 miles per hour, you wouldn’t have been going anywhere quickly in this truck. Since it still had mechanical brakes though, it was probably a good thing it didn’t go much faster. This truck has a wood-framed cab covered with steel, and it features a double reduction rear axle. It has early aluminum wheels with tubed tires and a three-piece rim. Even though the wheel is aluminum, the locking ring is steel. Long-term that doesn’t work out well. That’s because the combination of steel and aluminum can cause dissimilar metal corrosion over time. On the left side there is a very early version of the turn signal called a semaphore. It is hand-operated by a lever above the door and actually lights up. Semaphores were first used by the railroads. Top Speed: 45 MPH

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