Firemack

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    Wayne ,Pennsylvania

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    B75F
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    1954

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  1. Rosenbauer- 4WD

    We have 2 Rosenbauers here in our township, both have been in the shop many times, The 2009 Bryn Mawr Ladder more than 2010 Radnor Ladder. Bryn Mawr just put their truck up for sale. My guess they will be buying an E one to replace it. Our 2010 (the next one built on the same line) used a Spartan Cab, which was fine until 2 months ago when it burned the entire wiring harness. $27,000 and 2 months later we get it back. I doubt it will ever be right again. Can you say Quality is job 1? This truck was ordered and we were told they would make the engine and trans work for our district (adjust the shifting etc.) . We replaced a 1993 One Ladder, it weighed in at 52000 GVW with a 500 HP 8V92, The Rosenbauer weighs in at 73,500 with a 500 HP cummins ISX. What a dog- goes just 22MPH up our longest hill in our response area versus 38MPH for the E one. I don't think they will sell another Rosenbauer in this area for awhile.
  2. Need some help with tune up specs for a Mack 707. this is a fire truck engine, dual plugs and distributors. I am not sure what year it is or what particular model.  What is the "ENF" 707? Is this a 707B since it has dual plugs? It does have Delco-Remy distributors and coils, finned rigs that bolt onto a bracket with four bolts each.  Where do I find identifying info on the engine?  Also, need simple things like point gap and plug gap. It has Motorcraft A-7 in the left side, Autolite 315 in the right side.  Will Champion J8C work? Seems to me most of those old large engines took a J8...

     

    Thanks for the help...

    Randy

    1. Firemack

      Firemack

      Randy

      ENF 707 if a fire truck block, with dual iginition.

      I will check my spec book and get back to you with the proper info.

      You can switch over to electronic ignition, they make new replacement electronic ignition for the delco distributors you have and with positive ground.

      Also have a supplier for the cap, rotor, plugs and wires.

      I did this same work on a 1960 B model enf707.

      Replaced, with electronic ignition, new cap , rotor, wires, plugs, fuel filter,

      Runs much better

      Firemack

       

       

       

       

       

       

  3. My Mack fire apparatus photo album

    GA- Dave, Thanks for posting great shots of some very interesting Mack Firetrucks, shows the great diversity of types of Firetrucks Mack could build. Maybe someday they will wake up and smell the coffee that there is still a market for the types of Firetrucks they can build.
  4. 1967 Mack CF-600

    Yes the MH was a Ralph Smith Tractor- Ron Smith has the 39 Baby Mack- he is on the this site and was one of the original owners that cared for the MH over its first 25 years and 1.2 M miles. It has been hauling the Radnor B Model and Radnor Hahn on the lowboy to shows more than 50 miles from Radnor. It was tough on the B model going 50 on the turnpike and getting blown off the road by modern trucks that are doing 75 and not paying attention, almost got hit several times. The B model gets about 1 MPG around town and 3.75 going downhill with a tailwind, the MH gets about 5-6 with the lowboy attached and B model on the trailer at 73 MPH. Check the garage for the picture of the MH as it was set up with the stainless horse trailers, hope to someday buy the Ralph Smith Horse trailer and make it into a travel trailer, if I can ever get the wife to get on board! Ron that was a typo, 1.72M Here is the the picture with the original stainless trailer. That was great looking combination!
  5. 1967 Mack CF-600

    Yes the MH was a Ralph Smith Tractor- Ron Smith has the 39 Baby Mack- he is on the this site and was one of the original owners that cared for the MH over its first 25 years and 1.2 M miles. It has been hauling the Radnor B Model and Radnor Hahn on the lowboy to shows more than 50 miles from Radnor. It was tough on the B model going 50 on the turnpike and getting blown off the road by modern trucks that are doing 75 and not paying attention, almost got hit several times. The B model gets about 1 MPG around town and 3.75 going downhill with a tailwind, the MH gets about 5-6 with the lowboy attached and B model on the trailer at 73 MPH. Check the garage for the picture of the MH as it was set up with the stainless horse trailers, hope to someday buy the Ralph Smith Horse trailer and make it into a travel trailer, if I can ever get the wife to get on board!
  6. Fire truck tie rod

    Check Watts Mack, they may have a replacement Tie rod from the R model that may work, it worked out great on the 54 b Model. Firemack
  7. 1967 Mack CF-600

    FDNYMACKCF Great job on rescuing another one! Here is another one of the few Open Cab CF's, this one is a gasser and had a blown piston, this was taken coming back from the paint shop in PA, hope yours makes it back to NY so you can show it with this one. This was a week before rescuing a FDNY truck last year (night shots). Both are safely stored and hopefully the open cab is getting ready to make it Harrisburg pump primers this year. Firemack
  8. Five most famous Hollywood big rigs meet up

    Very Cool! Thanks for posting!
  9. Macungie 2016

    Had fun going Macungie in a Cab Over Convoy- we have a few other cabovers near by so teamed up for the ride - got lots of looks and pictures taken by passers by. The most fun was leaving- my daughter loves Macungie so she rode in the B Model and rang the bell, sounded the siren and had all the lights going for the ride out past the entrance/exit parade route, Of course everyone got a laugh from that since it was on the Low Boy being pulled by the MH!
  10. 2016 Pump Primers

    Had a great time at the Pump Primers Muster, the B model passed a diesel Seagrave (from McKinley Fire Co) it was the the first time ever a gasser passed a diesel (of course she was on the lowboy being pulled by the MH) going 70 up the turnpike! We were the only Mack hauling a Mack. Got some great 5" hard sleeves for the FDNY truck, got the right rear lights for the B Model and a few parts for the Hahn, an all around great day! Maybe next year CF600 will bring the CF open cab or the FDNY CF.
  11. B Mack Fire Truck turned into cool truck

    Was that a B75F? Firetruck?
  12. Oops

    Rowdy Rebel, Living in Eastern PA we have tons of low bridges- so I set the CB antenna just an inch higher than my stack that way I can inch up to the bridge and see if it hits before I go any further. My stock radio antenna is on top of the roof and hit bridges here a lot and that always makes me duck even when I know I have clearance.
  13. Hale Fire Pump info

    I have the manual, what do you need to know? Hale probably still has the info also. Firemack
  14. Wanted: Rostand Bell for our 52 LS125

    Cal Little has one.
  15. Guys thanks for all of the great comments. This was one long day day since we did not have any wiring diagrams or fuel pump diagrams, so just trial and error to get it going. Carl that is very cool that you rode with it when in service in Brooklyn. We found a picture (attached) at the station that was sold on eBay. Al It will stay in Reading with CF600 and since he has 3 other CF's I think he may need some help getting it to the shows so think I will get to drive it when needed! We know it served as Engine 216 from Jan 1987 to November 1998 and think it was then a reserve engine since it has the NYFD shop paint job and touched up the dog legs and fenders for typical CF rust. Trying to find out if it was dispatched to the the World Trade Center on 9/11 and was one that survived. Firemack