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  1. ff6cav.... I am sorry for your losses. Lost my old man at 59 when I was at college in Gettysburg. Were did you get hired?
  2. As a former firefighter, chauffer and line officer, I can tell you that 99/100 chauffers and the lieutenant riding the officers seat wouldn't have done that unless they were dispatched to a job where time meant lives, and the result was going to be that their rig would be out of service for months to repair it. Only time I ever had to use the bumper was to push a car out of the way (parked illegally of course) that was blocking a fire hydrant. No time for that famous photo op where the guys break the windows and run the LDH through the car, although I always wanted to do that. The other
  3. Prednisone is a steroid. It works in conjunction with an antibiotic but technically isn't one. If prescribed on its own, it is used to treat inflammation which clearly you have quite a bit of. Might be gout, might be that you tweaked it and didn't notice it at the time (often we wont if we are super busy and adrenaline is running high). If the doc didn't prescribe an antibiotic to go with it, than they probably don't believe that you have an infection in your knee. I've had one before, in what is called the bursa sack, an area of fluid inside your knee. If prescribed with an antibiotic,
  4. Plenty of people here with the knowledge to help. I'm not one of them with that particular model. A good start would be to let us know where it is located (this will help point you to the closest places/people that may have parts) and take some pictures of the areas that need attention to post so that those in the "know" can weigh in. Good luck.
  5. One of the best feelings in the world... when you smoke someone else into their own first due box. One of the worst feelings is when someone smokes you into your own. Been on both sides of that experience many times.
  6. Easy way to figure out how big the tank is within a few gallons. If I recall correctly it had a dump valve on the rear (although that may have been E188 which was a newer, similar Pierce). If so park on a hill (you've got plenty of them in Harlan County) with the back step facing down. Empty the truck. Weigh it. Then refill the tank and weigh it again. Subtract the empty weight from the full weight and divide that number by 8.34 and you will have the approximate size of your tank. If no dump valve, pump all the water out, leave the tank to pump valve open, open the main pump drain and d
  7. It should be the old Engine 186. Its a tandem axle right? somersvfd.com I remember this rig well. My department was two towns south. Website says it was originally a 1000gpm pump not 1500gpm.... Although Pierce may have put a larger pump on it during the refurb.
  8. So I guess a modded twin turbo duramax with a 6 speed manual out of a silverado is out of the question?
  9. I thought Superdog sold it. Great that it ended up at the Mack Museum. Honestly it would be nice at this point if UPS jumped in and helped financially. While I realize that they want their assets recycled, this one has been out of service for so long that it doesn't matter any more. It would be good for Mack and for UPS for this rig to be restored to its mountain pulling glory in UPS brown and gold livery.
  10. What's your youtube handle and we can search for your video that way
  11. The Australian government is very loosely similar to the Westminster form of government of the UK, they are more like the US than you think. Prime Minister and their cabinet (think President) a legislative branch called Parliament instead of "Congress" with an upper (Senate) and lower (House) and a judicial branch. While the Governor-General is the "defacto" head of state and can exercise certain powers on behalf of the Monarch of England, or on their own, common practice is for them to act at the pleasure of the Prime Minister. It has been 45 years since the Governor-General has acted inde
  12. Like every discussion board, differing opinions and conjecture about peoples intentions led to a decline in decorum. Some people took their ball and went home, others got kicked out of the game.
  13. You are correct... For years, American built out all their apparatus. They were big fans of Fords. They ran a C Model cab forward 1984 pumper, a 1968 F750 pumper, and a 1946 model 698T (I think) pumper. All built by American Fire Apparatus.
  14. Cashtown PA Engine 4-1 1963 Ford N??? 500gpm 1000gal tank. Retro Fitted by Lady & Taylor with a dump valve in the '80's. Retired in 2001. This rig ran 2nd due into Gettysburg for calls on the western side of town. Saw it at many a job.
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