AMCAP would like to thank all
that have contributed to making this project possible as well as Rosedale Technical
Institute for agreeing to take on this project of preserving the past.
initial stage of the restoration process will be to get the bus in good mechanical shape.
We loaded up and delivered our Mack to Rosedale Tech on Saturday April 12, 2003 and now
the process of evaluating the mechanical condition as well as the problems will commence.
the condition and problems are determined, work will begin on rebuilding the engine and
other vital mechanical components.
The understucture of the Mack
is in good shape as is the body which means that once the mechanical restoration is
complete, the body and appearance restoration will go much smoother.
The pictures available to
date go through the beginning of the mechanical restoration process. Additional images of
the mechanical portion of the restoration will be posted when available.
Mack Project Links
Photos taking the bus to Rosedale
Part 2 - Photo's of work being
Roster detail for our Mack
Building Mack Buses
Builder Photos of PRCo #76
Rosedale Technical Institute
05/10/03 Update - Our Mack has been found to have 2
cracked heads on the engine but spares that fit may be available at Rosedale and it's
being checked on.
06/02/03 Update - Replacement heads have been located and have been
sent out for preperation. Locating gaskets is the next step. Work continues on locating
any additional problems with the engine.
Update - During restoration, the starter was found to have some problems and
needed rebuilt. Unfortunately we've run into a problem that many who restore older
vehicles have, no parts are available for it.
The starter is from
around 1954-1955 when the bus was converted over from a gasoline engine to a diesel
AMCAP urgently needs
to locate the following parts for this 1954-55 era starter:
drive end housing 1885544
If anyone knows where we can locate these parts or perhaps another starter to obtain
the parts from or even use, please us.
Update - Work has started on testing the air system to determine what may need
replaced. More photos of the progress will be arriving soon and they'll be posted as soon
as we receive them.
Update - Parts for the starter have been located and the starter has been