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About Mack58B42

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  • Birthday 11/13/1963

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    Westerly, RI
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    Old trucks, fire trucks, reading

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    1957

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  1. Mack58B42

    2018 RI Antique Fire Truck Show 9/9 - Johnston RI

    I'm thinking Rt 3 to Rt 2 to Rt 5 to Rt 6. If I could sneak Rt 4 in there somewhere I'd have a straight flush!!
  2. Mack58B42

    1937 Type 25 E Series Fire Truck

    Got a look at the truck today. The engine stamp is EN12
  3. I'll be taking my truck on its longest journey yet - up to the annual RIAFAS fire truck show in Johnston. 35 miles by taking 95, but with a top speed of 42, I'll be avoiding the highway. I'm thinking it's going to be closer to 50 miles each way when all's said and done. That'll be about a full tank of gas, lol! If you're bored and within driving distance, there's normally a good mix of Macks that show up... I was hoping I'd get the '37 Type 25 delivered this weekend, and was thinking that I'd trailer it up there, but that didn't happen, so next time, I guess. And there's a water source here, so it looks like some pumping will be done. I don't have good suction hoses or any tools, plus I leak a little oil when running and hot, so my rig will remain parked for show only (at least this time). Too bad, because it pulls a draft better than most in-service trucks I've drafted with.
  4. Mack58B42

    1937 Type 25 E Series Fire Truck

    Interesting. I wouldn't have thought to split the shipment to avoid losing the whole set! Thanks....
  5. Mack58B42

    1937 Type 25 E Series Fire Truck

    Thanks Jim. I'm not all that mechanically inclined when it comes to that kind of fine work, and especially on things that make the brakes functional (or not...)! I'm OK when it's obvious that part A bolts to part B, but beyond that, I get nervous. But thanks for the lead on White Post - I'll check them out. I also have some trucking friends locally that might know of someone more local that does it, and might want to take it on during the winter doldrums...
  6. Mack58B42

    EN401 Exhaust Manifold

    Doug T - did you ever find an exhaust manifold? Beatngu just posted that he's getting rid of a dead 401 in a truck he has - might have a good one for you on it.....
  7. Mack58B42

    1937 Type 25 E Series Fire Truck

    Thanks - I can't wait to get it and get started on getting it roadworthy. My understanding is that this has somewhat unique wheel cylinders that NAPA will not be able to cross, so it looks like job one is going to be finding someone to send them to that can re-build them... And I think I'll get a 15 gallon fuel cell to stash away somewhere for now, as well as a new electric fuel pump. That should get me pretty close to getting it driveable.... Of course, I'll post updates, and hopefully things will slow down a bit at work (well, actually, don't want a slowdown - ideally it gets busy enough to get help!) so I can spend some weekends working on this rather than being there all the time!
  8. Mack58B42

    1937 Type 25 E Series Fire Truck

    Thanks! Now I know right where to look!
  9. Mack58B42

    1937 Type 25 E Series Fire Truck

    I'm told that it was purchased as a chemical truck, and that the pump was added later, so it was probably a 'local' or department-made addition. I'm told it was Mount Vernon FD, which I'm assuming is the Mount Vernon in NY. I got a pic of the nameplate, and it is plated as a model 25, so that would confirm, I think, that it was sold as a fire apparatus.
  10. Mack58B42

    1937 Type 25 E Series Fire Truck

    Yeah - I wish the paint was a little better, but so far, all the pics I have give no indication of any serious cancer anywhere. Not sure what I'll do about paint yet. I want to see how the intact paint cleans up, then I'll decide about the doors and fenders, which are clearly in pretty bad shape, at least in terms of finish surface. Perhaps I'll paint them black and have a bit of a unique 2-tone... We'll see... Got to take care of the critical mechanicals first.
  11. Mack58B42

    1937 Type 25 E Series Fire Truck

    Jim - I think you might be right about the DE designation. It does have the 20" wheels. And it fits the timeline better. Is the EN12 a Continental? That's whats in it.... But I agree - one of the attractions is that is pretty much complete (it comes with the bumper - it's just not attached....). I do have a pic of the nameplate now, so I'll be sending that off to the museum with a nice donation for their research efforts....
  12. Well - been away from the computer for most of the summer. Seem to always either be at work, doing something outside, or asleep as a result of the above 2. But figured I should share that I've just doubled the size of my Mack fire truck fleet.... Won't arrive for a week or two, but I'll be headed out on a final inspection trip next week to check it all out and grab some extra items that I want to secure properly for the ride home. Had a decent chat with the seller last night, and although it's bought site unseen, I think I'm satisfied with what I'll be getting. It was advertised as an ED, but I'm not sure, without having seen the nameplate yet, if that's correct, as I think the ED didn't start production until 1938, but I've found mixed information on that while searching.... It's a bit of a project, so I'll be puttering around on it during the fall and when the garage isn't too cold during the winter.... But I'm told it does run and yard drive. Biggest issues are brakes (what a surprise!), and fuel system.
  13. Mack58B42

    B Model Registry

    Rimgrund, The site was costing me $10/month, and after a little bit of interest when I first started it, I was barely getting one entry every few months, so I let the website lapse. I was also working only 20-25 hrs per week through most of 2017 due to a corporate shutdown of the company I worked at, so when the renewal came due, things were a bit tighter than when I started it. And in the past six months I've been part of a start-up business and I went from working half-time to working a boatload of hours, so since this is the first that anyone has asked about the site again in a while, getting it back up and running just hadn't been on the front burner recently. But I still have the spreadsheet, and when I run across a B-model on the web, on this site, or on Craigslist/e-bay, I still add them to the list. If there is renewed interest, I have some time again, and the cost isn't a burden, so if people tell me that they'd like to see it back, I'll crank it back up again. In the meantime, I'd be glad to enter yours, and send you a copy of the spreadsheet if you're interested.... I'd post it here, but it's too big. Glad you're getting a B. Looking forward to seeing pics of it posted here! Mike
  14. To me, the B81SX full size dump will always be the most beautiful dump truck ever built. Being a New Englander, I could do with a little more pinstriping, and maybe a bit more of a 2-tone paint scheme, but that's pretty much perfection in my eyes.....
  15. Those ranges sound about right to me. If I could start it up and know that it could be driven a few miles, and the cab wasn't about to fall off, I'd be willing to be in the $4000 to $6000 range depending on condition specifics. If it;s not frozen, but didn't/couldn't run, I wouldn't expect to pay more than $2500-$3000.....

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