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  1. kevink1955

    6.2 V8 Chev diesel

    If it's anything like the other GM push rods it has either guide plates or a precision hole in the head as a pushrod guide. There should be a clean spot where it rubs the guide, that would be the top
  2. kevink1955

    Voltage regulator

    Remove the cushions from the drivers side jump seat, That's where it was located in the 75 CF. I have also seen the newer Leece Nevile sold state regulators mounted behind the drivers seat
  3. kevink1955

    B61 Brake Questions

    I see a jack stand under there but please be careful using cement blocks as jack supports. They can fail without warning, I do see that you have it cores vertical and have something under the jack to spread out the weight but all it takes is a slight imbalance to cause the block to fracture. Please be carefull. Wish I could help with the brake question but I do not know. If the rest of that truck winds up as clean as the brakes it will be a real nice rig.
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    Nice truck but can you say Air Horn in the Ear, look at the horn placement in the photo
  5. kevink1955

    Pierce - Ford Power Stroke

    Back around 1981 Pierce had a short wheelbase Dash Pumper that had an International 7.3 (I think the same as the Ford) we test drove 1 and it ran OK but they used a side mounted PTO for the pump that had a torque limit so the largest fire pump it would support was 1000 GPM. We needed 1250 min. We went with a Detroit 6V92ta with an Alison tranny and a split shaft Waterious transfer case 1250GPM pump. It was our first Non Mack truck, after being used to the low speed 4 stroke Mack the Detroit sounded like it was revving 5 grand. It was a good truck, We purchased another in 1985, same 6v92 but with DDEC electronic engine controls. It ran even better than the 81's. NFPA killed both trucks with their inside seating rules, no longer could you hang off the back step. All our pumpers are now 4 door cabs (pierce) and the last 3 do not even have back steps.
  6. kevink1955

    Fire service engines

    Our last years Pumpers have DEF tanks and low DEF warnings. they do not de-rate if the DEF is filled within a few days. I am not sure what happens if you ignore the warning, I will ask one of our Chauffeurs next time I am in the Firehouse. Retired but still stop in a few times a month.
  7. kevink1955

    Locating Voltage Regulator 1975 CF600

    Glad you found it. We spent the better part of a weekend back in 1985 looking for the regulator in our Tower Ladder. Monday morning a call to Mack and it was located LOL
  8. kevink1955

    Locating Voltage Regulator 1975 CF600

    Behind the Drivers side Jump Seat, If there is a air pack holder you will need to remove it first, if not just lift up the seat back. Most have keyhole slots so they are easy to remove. If you do nor find it on drivers side try passengers side
  9. I hope that engine was not put together in the same shop that took it apart after failure. That dirt floor is a show stopper, do you need operating room clean - no but at least a clean concrete floor.
  10. kevink1955

    1963 C85 Pumper

    I think the new engines are using plastic DOT brake line for all drain and gauge lines. I will look the next time I am in the shop to make sure. If that's what they are using you could reuse all the brass fittings, all you would need would be new ferrules and tube inserts, the DOT brake line is so easy to work with you could have the entire pump re-plumed in a few hours
  11. kevink1955

    1963 C85 Pumper

    The valve with the black handle and the 1/4" copper lines is the Master Pump Drain valve. The copper lines run to all the low points on the pump and allow it to be drained to prevent a freeze up in cold weather. If the pump was not drained the lines may have split from a freeze up. I would not rely on the master drain that has not been maintained in years to drain a pump for winter storage
  12. kevink1955

    fire truck transmission

    I have not worked on a CF in Years but I think you need to remove the flange and also the cups from the rear joint. Sliding the transfer case aint gona happen as it's part of the pump casting and you would be moving the entire pump, plumbing and all. That's assuming it is Waterous or Hale, never seen anything else in a CF but I do not know it all.
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    They convert the 3 phase AC alternator output to DC to operate the vehicle electrical system and charge the battery's. Newer alternators use internally mounted Diodes to do the same thing. Last time I saw one was on a 62 Mack fire pumper, it took up a lot of room and Leece Nevile had a smaller Diode/heatsink to replace it.

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