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  1. The other option is go electronic ignition, I did a write up on that a few years ago when I swapped the points out on a 707 in a B95. You can search for it on the site and find all of the info and I purchased the high quality cap rotor wires and other parts from John Brillman. He actually has the template to make up the original wire sets with the Packard 440 original type wire and Pertronix electronic igntion. His number is 540-477-4112 or www.brillman.com. He also has the old truck disease (Autocar). Firemack
  2. Glenn I am rebuilding my QL-1 (QL 75) pump and transfer case now on the 1954 Radnor B75 Mack (464 engine Hale 750 pump). I have the original Hale book and parts list and just purchased all of the bearings new (stock parts) the only part not available is the center bushing between the impellers, the front bushing is the most important and still available, I left you VM if you want to call and discuss. Firemack
  3. Have a friend working on a 1945 Mack E series Fire Truck with the Continental engine and needs an Exhaust Manifold. The front section has cracked and needs a new section or complete manifold if anyone has one available . Could either be a 290 or 330 CI. Part number cast in the manifold is M 600 E 407 H. Message me if you have one or know a contact that may have one. Worst case if needed we can weld it up, but if possible would like to get an original part in good condition. Thanks Firemack
  4. Have a friend working on a 1945 Mack E series Fire Truck with the Continental engine and needs an Exhaust Manifold. The front section has cracked and needs a new section or complete manifold if anyone has one available . Could either be a 290 or 330 CI. Part number cast in the manifold is M 600 E 407 H. Message me if you have one or know a contact that may have one. Worst case if needed we can weld it up, but if possible would like to get an original part in good condition. Thanks Firemack
  5. Glenn, I switched to K&N air filter, K&N made it to fit right in the original Mack Chrome air cleaner. Replaces the original steel wool air cleaner. You can contact K&N and they have filters sized on what you need to fit in the original mack filter and engine displacement. Firemack
  6. Engine 1252 You might want to consider changing over to electronic ignition to improve the performance and remove any chance of the points and condensor causing any problems. I used a Pertronix electronic ignition module for a 12 volt positive ground system. The parts are still available at NAPA but I like the quality of the parts from Brillman Company- he uses all brass fittings etc. I still purchased plugs from NAPA- AC R45. The points, condensor, (or electronic ignition module), cap, rotor and wires, I purchased from Brillman Company in Mt Jackson VA. Contact John Brillman at 540-477-4
  7. Check the drag link , it has 2 adjustable ends that have large screw type threaded ends that can be tightened to reduce the play, if the buttons are popped up then they need to be adjusted. If you have a manual will show how this is adjusted, but basically loosen up the end squeeze down the end play buttons which pop up when too much end play and tighten them down again.
  8. B Models with Juice brakes have a round hole about 4"' in diameter locatedunder the drivers seat. Uses 2 screws to hold it down. 1 screw comes loose to rotate it out of the way to check the master cylinder.
  9. Our 1954 Mack ENF464 gets between 1.0 to 3.5 MPG. 1.0 around town, 3.5 down hill on the interstate.
  10. Yes it was painted yellow. That was a good reason to do all of the work to repaint the truck, so we bead blasted the whole truck back to bare metal, repaired or replaced all of the rusted panels, then painted each piece individually and then assembled, as well as rebuilt all of the mechanicals, used 21 gallons of red paint, plus primer, clear coat and silver. The paint was donated to the Fire Company by Sikkens. We drove it back from Vermont on July 20, 2002, started the restoration in November 2002 and was in the first parade in May 2004.
  11. Malvern Fire Company in Malvern PA has Mack B75F0001, the first of the B75 Fire trucks delivered in July 1954, Radnor Fire Company (a neighboring company) must have liked the truck, so they ordered a twin B75F Pumper in July 1954. Radnor B75F0011 was delivered in December 1954. They responded to many fire calls together over the years. The Radnor Mack was in active service for 48 years until 2002. Both trucks are now in semi-retired status working at parades, shows and other events throughout the year. Big Mack Website members may have seen the Radnor Mack at Macungie or Lititiz this year.
  12. I have a 464 also in a B75 Firetruck- I sent mine to Kanter Auto Restoration http://www.kanterrestoration.com/ They rebuilt mine like new in about 3 days cost $84 but that was a few years ago. They normally do AC Fuel Pumps for chevy's etc. Just call them and let them it is a regular type AC Fuel pump and you know another guy that had a few rebuilt by them and are still working. Firemack
  13. 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 (adju
  14. 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

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      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

       

       

       

       

       

       

  15. 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.
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