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Did you know that in the mid 1960's Mack Trucks considered jumping into the light truck market. They purchased 50 G10 van bodies from GM and equipped them with Mack's own inline 300 CID Thermodyne six and a three speed manual trans with Borg Warner overdrive.  The powerplant  had 180 horsepower and pumped out a whopping 286 foot pounds of torque at 1800 rpm. Low end torque and the overdrive let them cruise at low rpm and get good fuel economy.   Well the added expense of the deluxe drive train must have dampened spirits of the buyers and the Mini-Macks never made it to production.  Now that's my story and I'm sticken' to it.

Did you know that in the mid 1960's Mack Trucks considered jumping into the light truck market. They purchased 50 G10 van bodies from GM and equipped them with Mack's own inline 300 CID Thermodyne six and a three speed manual trans with Borg Warner overdrive. The powerplant had 180 horsepower and pumped out a whopping 286 foot pounds of torque at 1800 rpm. Low end torque and the overdrive let them cruise at low rpm and get good fuel economy. Well the added expense of the deluxe drive train must have dampened spirits of the buyers and the Mini-Macks never made it to production. Now that's my story and I'm sticken' to it.

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