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  1. Thanks to all for the interest. I just sold it locally about 10 minutes ago and I think to a good home! BobG
  2. I have previously posted this truck for sale, but now finding a new home for it has become urgent. I have been diagnosed with stage 4 cancer of the liver and kidney and can no longer deal with it. My asking price is $2450 as-is where-is, and it may end up at the junk yard if there is no interest. For anyone who is interested about 28000 original miles plus pump hours. Gasoline engine; 707 ci Thermodyne and 5 speed transmission. Runs well; excellent mechanical condition and has had regular oil changes. Tires are very good (duals on rear). Pump is a Hale 1000 gpm with a 1000 gallon tank and rear dump gate. Three sections of suction hose and a few hundred feet of 2 1/2 inch. Good bones for restoration, and I have copies of the original build specs and operator manual which I will include. Paint is fair to poor but no major rust/cancer spots. Stored under shelter until last fall. Started life with the Huntington Manor FD on Long Island NY, retired to the Grafton FD in Vermont, where I acquired it in 1994. Trucked it home to Montana, where I leased it out for wildfire water tender with USFS one year. I've retired to northern Idaho and drove it over the hill to the Coeur d'Alene area in 2012. Speedometer cable broke enroute, but I have a replacement I have not yet installed. Can't afford storage any longer and would like to see it go to a good home. Breaks my heart to part with her, but that time comes for all of us... Contact me for details at 208-635-5568 or via email at wildfire_idaho@att.net. Regards, Bob Gadsby
  3. HELP! Trying to find a modern replacement for the coil on my 1959 B95 Mack fire truck. The engine is an ENF707C gasoline with typical fire service dual ignition setup and positive ground. Any ideas would be very much appreciated! BobG Hayden, Idaho
  4. Yes, it does have air brakes. I found it originally in Vermont and had it trucked by flatbed to Montana for about $1400 but that was many years ago. I got good advice and found a truck broker who found a guy deadheading back from and East Coast run and got a deal on the rate because he didn't want to return empty. Trucker said is was the most fun of anything he'd ever hauled! As far as the font, not sure what's up, but seems to show up fine on my computer? BobG
  5. Photo is a couple years old, but still looks about the same. No raw spots in the paint except for a couple quarter sized spots on sides of the rear bodywork. Could use a paint refresher, but is rust free except for the area around the rear fenders where they attach, and this would not be a big fix. I can get some more current pictures if interested. It's raining here for the next few days, but will be shooting some pictures after it clears. BobG
  6. 1959 Mack B95 Fire Engine Powered by a six cylinder Mack Thermodyne 707 cubic inch gasoline engine (ENF707C), with five speed transmission. Very low mileage; less than 28,000 original miles. Hale pump, 1000 gpm rated, and 1000 gallon water tank with rear quick dump valve. The pump and tank are functional, but have not been pressure tested in several years. Acquired in 1994 from a private party, after service with Huntington Manor FD, Long Island, NY and Grafton Village FD, VT. I have the original Mack build sheets from the company historian and will include those for the buyer, along with a rare operators manual. Dual sirens and air horn. It is fully restorable and mechanically sound, but would also be an excellent parts truck for another restoration. The speedometer cable broke about two years ago, enroute from Montana, so it has about 200 miles more than actually shown on the meter. I have replaced it with new Mack speedometer and cable, but need to connect to transmission. I put new front windshield rubber on it about a year ago and replaced the wipers. It is currently in storage in Hayden, ID and can be viewed there. As-Is/Where-Is. More details and photos on request. Call Bob Gadsby at 208-635-5568 or email me at: wildfire_idaho@att.net
  7. Thanks! I'd love to see it go to a good home! Bob G
  8. Hayden, Idaho As Is/Where Is 1959 Mack B95 Fire Engine. About 28000 original miles (speedometer cable broken, but replacement comes with truck). Thermodyne 707B gasoline engine and 5 speed transmission; excellent mechanical condition with frequent oil changes. Good tires all around (duals on rear) and spare. Pump is Hale 1000 gpm with 1000 gallon tank and dump gate. Body work is sound, with minor rust around rear fender that is repairable. Paint is fair to good, but needs attention. Great bones for a restoration. New windshield gasket and batteries. Originally sold to Huntington Manor FD, New York, retired to Grafton FD, Vermont, and acquired by me in 1994. I moved it to Montana, and then recently to Idaho. Comes with original build sheets and copy of operators manual. Priced at $6275 (firm). Contact me for details at 208-635-5568 or wildfire_idaho@att.net. Bob Gadsby
  9. Normally I think there are 3-4 long bolts attached to the bottom of the light that extend past its base and require holes in the roof to match their pattern. They were missing on mine so my friendly Ace guy obliged with suitable replacements. The attachment points inside the lights base are evident once you take a look. BobG
  10. For anyone who is interested I have a 1959 Mack B95 fire engine for sale. Asking $6275 as is/where is in Hayden, Idaho. About 28000 original miles. Gasoline engine; 707 ci Thermodyne and 5 speed transmission. Runs well; excellent mechanical condition and has had regular oil changes. Tires are very good (duals on rear). Pump is a Hale 1000 gpm with a 1000 gallon tank and rear dump gate. Three sections of suction hose and a few hundred feet of 2 1/2 inch. Good bones for restoration, and I have copies of the original build specs and operator manual which I will include. Paint is fair and no major rust/cancer spots. Stored under shelter. Started life with the Huntington Manor FD on Long Island NY, retired to the Grafton FD in Vermont, where I acquired it in 1994. Trucked it home to Montana, where I leased it out for wildfire water tender with USFS one year. I've retired to northern Idaho and drove it over the hill to the Coeur d'Alene area in 2012. Speedometer cable broke enroute, but I have a replacement I have not yet installed. Can't afford storage any longer and would like to see it go to a good home. Breaks my heart to part with her, but that time comes for all of us... Advertised this week in the local Nickel's Worth and with all the wildfire problems, expect some interest. Contact me for details at 208-635-5568 or via email at wildfire_idaho@att.net. Regards, Bob Gadsby
  11. Thanks, will do. Also have a broken speedometer cable to deal with, so that has kind of taken priority.
  12. New guy on this forum, so I'll probably need to play catch up. Notwithstanding, have suffered the same grief over finding the right oil filter for my B95F and her 707C ENF engine. I have one Fleetgard LF539 left that I got from Cal Little years ago, and just bought some NAPA 1503s based on some intense cross-referencing via the internet. Did the oil change this morning and the good news is that the NAPA 1503 works like a champ. My question is this: on the right side of the engine, there is another filter can that I originally thought was a second oil filter. It appears to contain transmission or hydraulic fluid. About the same size as the oil filter or maybe a little bit longer. The fluid looked good and I couldn't get the filter out, so I left well enough alone for now. The filter seems to be shorter than an oil filter, but same OD diameter and larger ID. Any suggestions for a replacement filter, and then an easy way to remove the old filter (the bale is missing)? Bob G
  13. New guy on this forum, so I'll probably need to play catch up. Notwithstanding, have suffered the same grief over finding the right oil filter for my B95F and her 707C ENF engine. I have one Fleetgard LF539 left that I got from Cal Little years ago, and just bought some NAPA 1503s based on some intense cross-referencing via the internet. Did the oil change this morning and the good news is that the NAPA 1503 works like a champ. My question is this: on the right side of the engine, there is another filter can that I originally thought was a second oil filter. It appears to contain transmission or hydraulic fluid. About the same size as the oil filter or maybe a little bit longer. The fluid looked good and I couldn't get the filter out, so I left well enough alone for now. The filter seems to be shorter than an oil filter, but same OD diameter and larger ID. Any suggestions for a replacement filter, and then an easy way to remove the old filter (the bale is missing)? Bob G
  14. Name: Mack B95F (1959) Date Added: 23 October 2012 - 01:58 PM Owner: RCGadsby Short Description: Fire engine with 707C gasoline engine. Runs well and in process of restoration. View Vehicle
  15. Name: 1959 B95F Fire Engine Date Added: Owner: RCGadsby RCGadsby
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