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Engine1252

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About Engine1252

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    Central PA

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  • Make
    Mack
  • Model
    B85
  • Year
    1955

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  1. Thanks to all of you for the great info and leads. I will make phone calls today. The Facebook poster is actually my brother. I try and avoid social media because I would probably end up getting in trouble.😄 I will keep you all posted! Glenn
  2. Thank you, I'll give them a look!
  3. Last year we bought a 1955 B-85 open-cab pumper that had been stored uncovered for over 30 years in an old building. This engine has significant sentimental value for my family. When initially recovered it ran and drove. Our local heavy truck mechanic (also well-versed in fire equipment) has been working on it this year. Electrical issues and other problems were solved. He's been working on the transfer case for some time. It was full of water and bearings. He called tonight with the news that it is shot, and there are no parts. I am not a mechanic, but here is what he told me it would need: Input/Output Seals, Output shaft assembly, Driveshaft flange, or an entire Rear Output assembly. Otherwise, this rig is dead in the water. The pump is a Hale QL-1. He sent me some pictures and I have attached them. I'm calling the antique fire truck version of a Mayday here. I appreciate any and all help. I can be reached via text at (717) 433-1551 or on this forum. Thanks in advance, Glenn Dressler
  4. Great information guys. Thanks!! We did make the conversion already to a spin-on oil filter, and the air cleaner is next. We are going to make the ignition system change to Pertronix. Standby for more questions... Cheers! Glenn
  5. Thanks for the warm welcome and all of the information! Kinda feels like a firehouse kitchen table around here. 👍 I'll be making calls tomorrow to get the ball rolling. Can't wait to get her out on the road. It's our turn to give dad a ride! Cheers! Glenn
  6. I'm a lifelong fan of Mack trucks, and as I approach retirement from the fire department I can finally say I am the proud owner, along with my family, of a B85 pumper! Not just any Mack, but THE Mack that my father drove me and my brothers around in when we were children. Finding it and acquiring it makes for a cool story for another time. What I am looking for with some immediacy is information on the ignition system. It is in the shop, and the mechanic is having issues with the distributor. Where is a good place to start looking for components of the ignition system? It is a gas 707 with a 5 speed transmission. I appreciate any and all help, and trust me I will need a lot of it. I have spent my career on a heavy rescue, so please use small words and pictures if possible.😃 Thanks! Glenn
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