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About 1958 F.W.D.

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    Lord Four Wheel Drive
  • Birthday 11/12/1973

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    Hellertown, Pa.
  • Interests
    Antique fire trucks of all kinds, antique road tractors especially F, R and U model Macks, Autocars and Brockways.

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  • Make
    F.W.D. (Four Wheel Drive Auto Company)
  • Model
    F-725 Firetruck 750/500
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  • Other Trucks
    1978 Hahn HCP12 1250/750 Firetruck, 2013 Ram 1500SLT 5.7HEMI!!!!

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  1. I just went to look him up on Bookface and he is gone.
  2. The weekend of Sept 7/8/9 I went to the wedding of a very close friend (in fact it was Ross Gabrick, the son of Robert Gabrick, many of you know to have written multiple books about transportation and trucks of various makes....) up in Duluth, Minnesota. I flew into Minneapolis and rented a car and drove up to Duluth. I was never in that part of the country before, let alone ever having seen any of the Great Lakes. My favorite part of the drive was northbound on I35 and going up that hill just south of Duluth, then when you crest the hill you look down into Duluth and the lake is all you see on the horizon. Beautiful. The wedding was something else, too. The headquarters for the wedding was at Larsmont, a resort right on the north shore of the lake in Two Harbors. Because Ross is a huge Bus nut, we took antique buses from the resort to the church on the other side of the famous lift bridge in Duluth. Then the buses from the church over to the reception at Deluth Union Depot, the old train station. It has been fixed up into it's heydey of train travel. Dinner was in the main lobby/waiting area. Then we had free roam of the train museum downstairs on the track level. The best part of all however was the private chartered train ride from Duluth to Two Harbors and back. Originally we were supposed to be pulled by tea kettle, however it suffered a fractured drive tire and had to be sidelined. So, F7 power it was. Yes, overgrown Detroit power. Oh well. One of the two buses, this one is the 1948 GMC, its entire life was Greyhound. The other bus was a 1960 GMC/Greyhound. I don't know why I didn't get a pic of it. I saw a freighter out on the Lake. This was taken from the harbor entrance, so I was told it was probably swinging on the hook until Monday morning when it would steam into Duluth or Superior, Mi. to unload. On Sunday I went to the Great Lakes Maritime Visitors Center, which is in the US Army Corps of Engineers building right there at the lift bridge. It is an excellent little museum (and free.) If you are into this kind of stuff, and are ever up that way, I highly recommend it. This is a model of how the wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald looks. I saw a girl in a train car. I saw a 1938 Kahlenberg Diesel engine. I saw a two cylinder steam engine from a tugboat. I saw a world-famous lift bridge. They say it raises 5000+ times in a year. I believe it because in the three hours I spent in the area, it went up 4 or 5 times. I even took a video with a vessel and the bridge saluting one another with one long and two short air horn blasts. This is a tradition. I'd like to have the bridge air horn on my pickup truck. I saw a Pterodactyl. I saw another lake freighter, this was at the resort. At the time I pulled it up on shipfinder, but I don't remember the name, but it is one of the "Thousand Footers." I saw a pair of F-7's pulling the private wedding train I saw Duluth Missabe and Iron Range #229, a Baldwin "Yellowstone" 4-8-8-4, a smaller version of the UP Big Boy. This one is at the train station in Two Harbors. There is another one in the museum in Duluth where I got to go inside the cab. I saw the William A. Irvin, a retired Lake Freighter which is now a museum. I was pissed because I could not go aboard, they had the pier closed for renovations.
  3. 1958 F.W.D.

    Pictures of the Week

  4. 1958 F.W.D.

    My Mack fire apparatus photo album

    Ten Five Oh, who is this? I may or may not be a life member at Eleven Hundred........
  5. Seafood McDonalds? No thanks!
  6. I think they should erect a monument. I would visit it, and take flowers to lay in memory of the 4500 lobsters that I cannot now eat.
  7. 1958 F.W.D.

    Tieman introduces innovative new tanker

    Gearheadgrlllllllll how have you been?
  8. 1958 F.W.D.

    Allentown Fair

    Never mind, I was able to get an appointment with my Doctor, had to do that. Tired of this constant cough.
  9. 1958 F.W.D.

    Allentown Fair

    Hmmmmmmm maybe I can come out and bring Large. If we do, can we get into the pit area to meet up??
  10. 1958 F.W.D.


    If a shorter stick doesn't bother you, cut it down and cut some new threads on it
  11. 1958 F.W.D.

    1983 Mack MC611F

    The Mack Museum may have copies on hand, submit a request through the museum drop-down on the corporate web site. A suitable donation is appreciated. For a Waterous Fire Pump manual, call Waterous directly (have the pump SN with you) and they will send you SN specific manuals for the pump and the x-fer case.
  12. 1958 F.W.D.

    B-85F Charging System

    If you are in Bridgeton NJ give Joe Bertino over at Vineland Auto Electric a call. They specialize in antique truck and firetruck electrical systems, especially firetrucks. Joe owns several antique Macks. I am sure he can help and if not, point in the right direction.
  13. 1958 F.W.D.


    I wound up working the part time job. Way too much money to give up.
  14. 1958 F.W.D.

    Underwear change required

    Whoopsie....... http://spectrumlocalnews.com/nc/coastal/news/2018/07/30/tractor-trailer-partially-falls-off-barge But in all seriousness this guy made out better than the guy who went over the southbound side of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel at the 12 yardstick last week.

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