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  1. Thank you, and that had to be tough for you being away from your family when it happened. I'm now working for the Harrisburg Bureau of Fire, and before that was at Chambersburg for about 2 years; they both use the same academy at HACC, but of course with Covid going on that made things more interesting the second time through!
  2. Well folks, 2020 was a roller coaster of a year for all of us, and it didn't spare my family or this project. In early March, I headed back to the fire academy after getting hired by my dream department, so I knew I wouldn't have a lot of time on my hands to work on this rig for a little while. Then, in late March, my dad passed away of a heart attack at age 58. He was the reason that I got into Mack trucks, and was a big help and source of knowledge for me, both on this project and life in general. We both really enjoyed working together on my pumper and his MB, and hoped one day to resto
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. I will give them a shot, thanks!
  6. I had looked there first, nothing on there looked like it was compatible
  7. 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.
  8. I'm going to try to save it, I'd rather not buy a new one if I don't have to.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. With some nicer weather, in between rainy days, I've been able to dive back into this rig. I've removed the 1" discharge valves from the pump (booster lines and pump to tank), and found that 1 is an akron, but I am not finding any manufacturer name or number for the other two, which look like this:
  15. Looking for a little insight on these discharge valves for the booster lines off my engine. I've removed most of the valves from the pump to rebuild them, and can't seem to figure out how to further disassemble these.
  16. It's been a while since I've posted any updates, because I hadn't really had time to work on the rig due to my work schedule. I did take it to the York muster in the end of September, this year featuring Mack apparatus. I was fortunate in mid-September to start a new career as a paid firefighter, which means a better schedule and should mean more time to work on the rig. I'm attempting to make the rear lights work again, and am pretty sure that when I painted the body, I covered the grounding points for the lights; I am getting power to the lights, just none of them actually light up. Does
  17. Before Woodsboro, it served in Waynesboro, PA and was recently seen at the town's 4th of July parade. Their old CF Aerialscope behind it is owned by the current owner of Interstate, which is now in Marion, PA just off I81. Waynesboro used to have a handful of Mack's, including some C's and CF's; I believe at one time they had a C mid-mount aerial, but can't find any pics of it right now. Pics from their Facebook page:
  18. Alrighty, back to posting updates for this old war wagon. My time to work on it has been limited due to the kids and overtime at work, but I have the painting almost done on the rear body, and got barely used tires for the back wheels from my parent's church, who had bought new tires for their bus and then decided to scrap it. I slapped things together quick to get me to the Pump Primer's muster and back. I didn't attempt to draft this year, but had a neighboring rig flow water through the pump for about an hour. The night before the muster, I was planning on going drafting, but found the
  19. And my favorite non-Mack apparatus:
  20. A few shots from this year's muster. I pretty much only got pics of my favorite rigs and new ones that caught my eye, but unfortunately missed the aerialscopes from Waynesboro and Lancaster. It was a beautiful day for a muster, and there were 115 rigs pre-registered, not sure if all of them showed up or not.
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