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ff6cav

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About ff6cav

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  • Make
    Mack
  • Model
    C85 Fire Engine
  • Year
    1963
  • Other Trucks
    1968 MB 400 1950 John Deere MT

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  1. Not a whole lot to update on this project, a few weeks ago I managed to get the headlight panel off, opting to cut the front intake adapter off after many non-destructive attempts. What I've found to be interesting is that as I removed a lot of the trim pieces, I found only primer underneath, seeming to indicate that the trim was placed before the rig was painted. My plans of getting the paint done before cold weather set in never came to pass, but I'm hoping to hit the ground running again in the spring.
  2. My wife is from Hillsboro, NH and while we were dating I got to see the collection shortly before they were auctioned off. It's now an empty lot, the last time we visited there was 1 REO wrecker still sitting there and the building still has the Kemp's sign on the door.
  3. I will give them a shot, thanks!
  4. I had looked there first, nothing on there looked like it was compatible
  5. Quick little update; I have most of the items off the cab, and am shooting for a late September timeframe for painting. I've been looking online for mounting strips for the chrome trim pieces, as some of them are rotted beyond repair, but haven't had any luck so far.
  6. I'm going to try to save it, I'd rather not buy a new one if I don't have to.
  7. In the process of tearing down my rig, I found the front intake adapter from NPT to NH thread is rusted on extremely tight, as was expected. Looking for any suggestions to help break it loose, short of cutting it off.
  8. A little progress from the other day, didn't get too crazy because of our recent heat wave here in southcentral PA. Removed the cab doors, front warning lights and turn signals, bumper, and the under dash panels to remove some extra wiring from over the years. Also have the front fenders off, and most of the cab trim.
  9. Looking for any tips/help on removing the "inside" door handle and window crank on my '63 C85 fire engine. I searched through the forums here, and pulled up the "escutcheon" as described in other threads here, but couldn't seem to see any pin to take out to remove the handles.
  10. Yesterday we loaded up the kids and went to the CAFAA muster in Westminster, MD. Lots of nice rigs this year (I think they said 58 total), and plenty I had never seen before.
  11. Bump/update: I've searched extensively online for rebuild kits or parts breakdowns on these style valves, and have come up empty, as the only style I can find are for swing-out valves. It appears to me that the seats on these valves are brass? Are there any special tricks to getting them out? They are all tight in the valve bodies, and I don't want to damage anything trying to get them out.
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