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  1. That is what I'm saying. This wouldn't be a Mack Fire Apparatus refurb. Had to start as a commercial chassis and either when new or at some later point was configured by a third party into fire apparatus.
  2. Wouldn't be a refurb. B61 was a commercial chassis. B75, B85, B95 and B125 were fire chassis. If it started out life as a fire truck, it was first purchased as a chassis and sent to a third party fire apparatus manufacturer.
  3. OD that is a Lubber Grasshopper. Some years you see one others you see twenty a day. They are a PITA to certain ornamental plants as well as citrus.
  4. Brocky's got it right. VA was nothing but a hassle. Wouldn't let him develop the veteran housing, so I recall him saying that he was going to stick it to them by turning it into a quarry or something with trucks and heavy equipment going 24/7. Maine on the other hand seemed to be on board with what he wanted to do.
  5. Depending on where you are located, Lady & Taylor Body Shop / Pennsylvania Fire Apparatus in Heidlersburg (Gettysburg), PA might be able to help.
  6. The truck is an hour a way in Ocala. This is the only photo of the drivers side engine compartment that I could find. Full disclosure, I am nearly positive this motor came out of a front end loader or dump truck that was wrecked. The Borough of Gettysburg did the work in house but those folks are long gone. It was done in the late '70's early '80's. I was active in the FD from 1996-2000 and purchased the truck in 2005 or so. It'll be some time before I can get to Ocala, so this pic is all I've got to share. I do not recall there being any custom welds or modifications on the exhaust manifold.
  7. Nothing wrong with that. I have a 6V53T in my B85F. Moves nice, sounds nice.
  8. Came up on my favorite site Bring A Trailer this morning for auction. Not mine. https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1926-mack-model-ac/
  9. I suspect it has a Waukeshaw gas pot in it.
  10. Took my CDL in White Plains, NY when I was 18. Had to parallel park on a city street. Nailed it on the first try. The pre-trip inspection was the hardest. Guy was a stickler though. 1979 GMC with a 6V53 5sp with a two speed rear. Would not let me skip a single lo-hi shift, which was fine because I was proficient but I remember my DTI in the fire department telling me to disconnect the two speed switch and hide it under the seat. Like a bonehead I overshot the left turn back into the DMV parking lot and had to back up. Luckily I remembered to pull the brake, shut the motor off, get out run to the back of the truck and look for clearance before backing up. Guy told me he'd of failed me if I didn't do that. 26 years on and I've never overshot a turn again.
  11. https://www.thedrive.com/news/37925/we-found-fords-incredible-turbine-powered-semi-truck-big-red-thats-been-lost-for-decades
  12. Welcome. Where in middle Tennessee? Have spend countless days and nights on biz in Cookeville.
  13. So Daimler owns Detroit Diesel, but they are going to partner with Cummins to make diesel engines for their trucks?
  14. Sounds like it worked out well for everyone. You got a good deal and he got some cash for something that hasn't been important enough for him to deal with for 7 years.
  15. Give it time. The answers will come on this forum. I suggest changing the title of the thread to B61 Engine/Front Axle Swap. You will get more attention that way.
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