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Firemack

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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. 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.
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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!
  20. 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.
  21. 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.
  22. I have the manual, what do you need to know? Hale probably still has the info also. Firemack
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