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We like pictures.  Thanks, and good luck

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What's the blueish boxy thing in the center of this pic?

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If I remember correctly it has something to do with the alternator and was added on after the fact. I’m not 100% sure though.

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Is it a transformer, such as 12 volt to 6 volt (or vice versa)?

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That’s right, i believe a 12 to 24 volt transformer because it has dual ignition coils but I’m still certain it was added on after the fact when she had a bunch of mods made to her to lengthen her service life into the 80s.

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It is actually a rectifier my LS85  pumper has one and the many I have seen have them to balance voltage. 

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So we’re working on getting everything together to be able to get it painted once it’s back together and we noticed that the decal on the front fenders are missing. If anyone could get me a good picture or diagram of one that would be amazing. They were there when it was still in service and it looks like the truck was repainted in the 80s or 90s without the fender decals.

It looks like this but I don’t have any high quality images of it but it looks to be a somewhat standard thing as I’ve found the design on several other engines one of which is the lower picture.

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The more I keep looking at pictures the more it feels weird not having them there.

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Update: I’ve tried searching around and I can’t find any good pictures on the internet of the decal but I have found that it’s on a lot of old L fire trucks. If worse comes to worse I know of a company in Hagerstown with an L that has those decals so I can try to convince them to let me snap a few pictures and take measurements. Still any help is much appreciated.

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I’ll take pictures of mine if I think of it next time I am there.  Mike. 

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Nice truck.

Good luck on the progress and thank you for sharing the pictures.

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We’ve finally received all the parts so she should be back together and running in the next few days. Can’t wait to finally hear that old 707 chugging the way she should after all these years. I’ll see if I can get some new pictures of her when we have her out.

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If you send me your number I’ll text a picture of my gold leaf.  It will not let me post it.  Mike. 

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In case anyone else ever needs it. It does look exactly the same as on the early pictures of my truck and the others with similar gold leaf. I’ve done some more research and found 20+ more trucks with that exact look, just never a good picture of it.

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Thanks a bunch yarnall!

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Nothing better than clean parts going back together!

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That's a great day!   I remember driving mine the first time with no fenders and stuff.  

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That looks kind of neat with no hood and that dog standing proud out there by himself.

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