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looking for info on these trucks

its a 1958 B-405 fire truck , i think maybe a 5 ton ,, with a gas Chrysler engine,

i can't find any info on the b-405

thanks

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I will beat Yardo to this.. Have you sent the serial number to the Mack Museum????? They will provide a lot of info for a donation..


Brocky

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What exactly do you want to know?


TWO STROKES ARE FOR GARDEN TOOLS

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What exactly do you want to know?

I think he might be interested to put a green leaker in it

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is there any such thing as a b-405,, the guy selling it ,says he's pretty sure,, ???

thanks i will run the s/n with the museum

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http://www.oldmacksrus.com/production_numbers.htm

MODEL # Years Made # Produced Chassis

B Model Fire Truck Production

B-20 58 1 F

B-21 57 9 F

B-405 55-58 9 CF

B-475 56-58, 61 42 CF

CF - fire truck with Chrysler Corp. drive train

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I thought that the Chysler engines were in "B-450F" and "B-475F" models for a military spec.

Never heard of a "B-405".

bulldogboy

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3 hours ago, Hoot said:

I know this is an old post but I would like to provide a bit of history on the truck in the photo:

My father Bill is the third and current owner of this truck and has since approximately 2003.  It was originally built for the Palenville New York (home of Rip Van Winkle) Fire Department and served as a front line pumper until 1991.  It was purchased by a Gary Hyde from Indiana that used the truck for local shows and parades until my parents purchased this amazing truck.  As a family, we have driven this truck from just south of Louisville Kentucky, to El Nora In, Auburn In, Paducah Ky, Hazard Ky, to name a few as well as over 50 parades.  She has set for the last two years due to family health issues and the passing of my Mom, Juanita, after a long battle with Breast Cancer.  Yesterday I pulled the covers off the firetruck, puller the truck out of my garage, and gave her a good bath, and while researching the best way to polish original single stage paint; I came across this post.

This truck is a 1958 Mack B-405 cf and with the exception of a back fender repaint from the early 1980's, has the original paint, running gear, fire gear, and is fully operational.  it has a 392 Chrysler hemi, Dodge New Process transmission, rear end, front axle, and brakes.  It has a 500 gallon tank and a 500 gpm pump.  Due to low gearing, top speed is 57 mph uphill or down and i have gotten 8.5 mpg consistently. She also only has 31,000 original miles.  As posted prior, only 9 B-405 cf's were built and this appears to be the only only one left.  A couple were wrecked, one shipped to Australia and converted to a dump truck, and the others are unaccounted for.  

The reasoning for the Chrysler engines were that New England Fire Departments were concerned about diesel engines starting during extreme cold snaps, especially after sitting for days on end.  With this running gear combination, dependability was, and is, definitely not an issue. 

I am happy to answer any questions you may have

 

Tim

 

Apparently there is one that the original poster was asking about.

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Hoot: Nice looking engine. The Chrysler engines were installed in the Macks for a military contract, although a few were sold to civilian departments. Most Mack "B" models used Mack "707" gas engines. 

My department in New Hampshire had five "B"s, all with the "707" engine. The first Mack diesels in fire apparatus were installed in three "B"s purchased by the Hamilton, Bermuda Fire Brigade in 1960. Enjoy your unique 

engine.

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On ‎6‎/‎19‎/‎2020 at 10:56 PM, bulldogboy said:

Hoot: Nice looking engine. The Chrysler engines were installed in the Macks for a military contract, although a few were sold to civilian departments. Most Mack "B" models used Mack "707" gas engines. 

My department in New Hampshire had five "B"s, all with the "707" engine. The first Mack diesels in fire apparatus were installed in three "B"s purchased by the Hamilton, Bermuda Fire Brigade in 1960. Enjoy your unique 

engine.

It is a very nice B model hope you keep and show it ,do you belong to SPAAMFAA or a chapter of it? I have a 1954 LS85 open cab Mack but needless to say most all musters & parades  in the Jersey /PA area have been cancelled due to the Covid 19 hoping for a better year in 21

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nice looking B model ,I have a 54 LS85 open cab Mack , do you belong to SPAAFMA or a local chapter? sad to say most musters & parades cancelled because of the Covid 19 .Hoping for a better year in 21 

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Hi hoot where are you located at I'm in southwestern Pennsylvania I know where there's one at but the lady won't sell it for anyting I understood there was 45 of them built for the military with the 354 Hemi engines in it but I might be wrong won't be the first time though

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On 6/19/2020 at 7:50 PM, Hoot said:

and while researching the best way to polish original single stage paint; I came across this post.

Hoot check your private messages 


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