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fxfymn last won the day on June 10 2019

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About fxfymn

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  • Birthday 10/04/1950

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    Fredericksburg, VA
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    Woodworking, Welding, Truck Restoration

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    Type 75A Fire Truck
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    1925 Mack AB Fire Truck (undergoing restoration)

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  1. My old reliable is to shoot WD-40 into the intake. It will run on it and it will not damage the engine as starting fluid may.
  2. I had the same problem with my 52 Type 75A. I added a remote tank under the passenger seat that is plumbed to a replacement cap that I threaded a hose barb into. Here is a link to the tank: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B002G35Q3U/?coliid=I1ZCP2O7IVJ7A9&colid=K1HH1OB1LY8D&psc=1&ref_=lv_ov_lig_dp_it.
  3. Sometimes a set screw is put into the adapter to keep it from turning as the sleeve is removed. Check around the adapter to make sure that is not the case. And looking at the pic it looks like a screw or pin at the 6 o'clock position which may be just that. That is brass; keep the heat low on the brass or it may come off in a way you did not want. You may be able to find a hydrant wrench with the pin style hooks on it that will fit the ears on the adapter. Given how close the adapter is to the sheet metal you may have to drill a small hole in the adapter where the threads are to get the penetrating oil in. Even though it seems counter intuitive to heat and expand the pipe that the adapter is screwed on to that is what I would do. Heat it, let it cool, oil it up, let it stand for a while and try it. Do it again if its still stuck. As the ferrous part expands and contracts it will break up the rust that is holding it. '
  4. I am almost positive that truck came from Franconia, VA and the Mt. Vernon is probably George Washington's estate. Still have it?
  5. Unless you are planning on putting the L back in service I'd leave well enough alone. Today's oils are far better than what it used for most of it's life and should keep it as clean as it needs to be for the use you give it. It made it these 60 plus years as is and IMO when you start screwing around with the lube system you are playing russian roulette with the engine.
  6. Matt Pfahl had one at one time. You might give him a call.
  7. Thanks. Actually I do pretty well with the long ago; just don;t ask me what I had for breakfast today.
  8. Gary Mahan has had reproduction tanks made. Might be worth checking with him.
  9. "Red sold those B models to Joe Gringeri from Watertown when he closed up," Do you remember the year Red sold out?
  10. Nice rig I hope you get it on the road in time to make it to the September show in Winchester. If you are still looking to get the gold leaf done for the fenders I'd check with Larry Spangler in Hanover, PA. (717) 637-6990
  11. The pics are over 50 years old. The owner has long since passed on and I have no idea where the trucks ended up. But, I would not be surprised to find out that they are in someone's collection; probably with another paint scheme. I also assume the weight laws are a little stricter than they were back in the day. I don't think anyone is loading D-8 sized dozers on a single axle tractor these days like they did regularly when these were taken.
  12. Been a while since I have been on; the political silliness just got too much for me. But, I have been chasing down these pics for a while and they are a pretty good representation of what a New England style paint job looked like and they are very good looking trucks. Thanks to my former brother-in-law Bill Oke who drove for Wellesley Trucking and shared these pics with me. All of the pictures were taken from 1966 to 1969. He did not list the specific models, but the pics captions state the top pic is a 1949 LJ, the second LJ is a 1952, the B-81's are 1966, and the B-75 is not listed. The fleet was two LJ's, two B-81's, and one B-75. His business was moving construction equipment and as you can see some pretty heavy stuff went behind the single axle tractors. The low boys were all Rogers. The B-75 has a plow frame on, and all of the rigs were so equipped for snow season. The goose neck was detached from the trailer and used as weight when the rigs were used as a plow truck.
  13. No, but the sign made me wonder about why you would advertise that your children were slow.
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