Pedigreed Bulldog
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bulldogboy last won the day on August 17 2016

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  1. Model "C" question

    I operated a 1959 Mack "C-85F" ladder truck with the legendary "Armstrong" steering and a five speed transmission. A classic fire truck. bulldogboy
  2. Pierce - Ford Power Stroke

    In the 1960s, '70s, '80s, and early '90s, the Ford "C" model was probably the most used chassis for fire apparatus. Just about every manufacturer (except Mack and it did use the "N" model) used the "C" model. Late in the 1980s, Pierce, in order to compete with the "C-8000" model and eventually replace it, introduced the Dash "D-8000" chassis. The "D-8000" used the same Caterpillar 3208 diesel engine and Allison transmission that the "C-8000" used. Like the Mack "MB" model in the '70s, the Dash "D-8000" was a way for small departments to move up to an affordable custom chassis with components that they were familiar with. bulldogboy
  3. New UPS Fords

    Two years ago at JetBlue Park, AKA "Fenway South", in Lee County, FL, I saw a UPS Ford Transit Connect van. The ultimate small package delivery vehicle. I was unable to get a photo of it. bulldogboy
  4. Pierce - Ford Power Stroke

    That is different!! Pierce is the leader in custom fire apparatus and if it has confidence in the Ford diesel it says a lot. It will be interesting to see how well customers take to the Ford diesel. bulldogboy
  5. 1982 Mack CF686F12

    Former Westbrook, CT. Engine 2, 1250/1000. bulldogboy
  6. Winchester NH accepting sealed bids

    Too bad that they have to sell it; looks like it's in good shape and is a great parade/P.R. piece. bulldogboy
  7. New UPS Fords

    Back on October 28, 2016, I posted this picture of a new UPS Ford "F-650" under "Trucking News - Ford Medium Duty Trucks". The photo was taken in Nashua, NH. I haven't seen it around lately so I don't know if it came from another facility or if it was sent somewhere else. bulldogboy
  8. I just posted it under "New Hampshire Macks". I saw the "MB" first and had to take a picture of a Mack fire engine. I saw the "RW" afterwards and took a picture of it. Two old workhorses rusting away. bulldogboy
  9. New Hampshire Macks

    Former Alton, NH Fire Department Engine 5, a 1975 Mack "MB", 1250/1000, sitting by the side of the road (and behind some weeds) in New Hampshire. bulldogboy
  10. Another Superliner tractor with sleeper sitting by the side of the road in New Hampshire. bulldogboy
  11. USPS Truck News

    I saw a USPS Ford "Transit" van in Gloucester, MA last week. So, I guess, it's buying some Ford vans. bulldogboy
  12. The Secret Room Where the Ford Model T Was Developed

    Interesting article. Charlie Sorensen was Henry Ford's right hand man in the early days and worked for Ford Motor Company for more than three decades starting as a pattern maker and production man. "Cast Iron" Charlie worked on the Model "T" and was instrumental in developing the moving assembly line, in fact, Sorensen and others took some credit for the assembly line but history gives the credit to Henry Ford. Later when Edsel Ford took over the management of Ford, Sorensen sided with Edsel against Henry Ford and Harry Bennett the pugnacious leader of the secretive and violent "Service Department". When Edsel Ford wanted to aid the WWII war effort by building B-24 "Liberator" four engine bombers on an automobile style assembly line it was Sorensen who designed the layout for the new Willow Run bomber factory. It was also Sorensen who had the audacity to tell US government officials that the new plant would produce one bomber an hour. By the end of the war Willow Run was building a bomber per hour; promise kept. Before he retired Sorensen helped Henry Ford II when he took over the management of Ford and finally ended Bennett's reign of terror in the Ford plants. No doubt that "Cast Iron" Charlie Sorensen was a major player in the development of the American automobile industry. In his book, "The Arsenal of Democracy", author A.J. Baine tells of the secret room on Piquette Avenue and the development of the Model "T". bulldogboy
  13. Craigslist Mack

    Former Penobscot, ME Fire Department, Engine 4, 750/2000. It was replaced by a smaller 2016 Freightliner/E-One pumper/tanker. According to the Penobscot department the Mack, while "iconic", its "double clutch and temperamental nature" made it difficult to use in emergency situations. Also, being 44 years old it was probably hard to find parts for it. bulldogboy
  14. Got Milk?

    A DIVCO sitting in Westford, MA. bulldogboy
  15. How many R model cabs were installed ?

    What about the "Budd" cab used by Ford, Mack, and to a lesser extent, FWD? There were a lot of those around. bulldogboy