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Awesome truck man! You’ll probably get the info you need to your mechanic if you contact the Mack Museum. There’s 3 different versions of the 707 engine and each one had different ignition timing and governor speeds.

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Hey Engine1252, Welcome. I assume you are originally from Lansdale. I have a similar story to you- I now own Bryn Athyn's old 1958 F.W.D. pumper which is the first truck I ever rode on. My dad took me to a parade in Bridgeport when I was three and a half. I bought it in 2001 from the small town in south Jersey that bought it from Bryn Athyn in July of 1978. We also own the 1978 Hahn pumper that replaced the F.W.D. so we own two generations of Engine 1102. 

Ignition system parts are easy. Contact Joe Bertino at Vineland Auto Electric in Vineland NJ. He is a member of SPAAMFAA and owns an old Mack himself. They specialize in electrical system components on modern and antique fire apparatus. 

As for the Mack Museum, it is completely shut down right now due to the health crisis, and Staff is not working. It is not known when they will start back up, it is assumed when the national crisis has been declared safe and all states of emergencies have been rescinded. Even under normal circumstances, you would be asked to submit museum requests by this link: https://www.macktruckshistoricalmuseum.org/contact-us/  A suitable donation is requested. 

Requests are processed in the order in which received. Normally the wait is 4-6 weeks but I can only imagine there will be a backup when this is all said and done. 
 
 

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Welcome Glenn.

I to am getting ready to retire; spent most of my time on an engine and some on a tower ladder.  You know what we say about you rescue guys (squad guys here in the midwest)?  You guys have real short __________!!!!   (attention span?   fill in the blank.  LOL)  There's a lot of great guys on this site and they appreciate truckers banter which is similar to the firehouse banter.

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Glenn, welcome and congratulations on your truck. I have a 1965 B95 with a 707C Gasoline engine. I have found that most of the ignition components are GM and as said parts are easily available. A lot of folks recomend NAPA for parts. A good NAPA dealer will research your parts and find what you need. One of the problems I have heard of is with the points, so most folks will update to an electronic ignition. You will need two, and they are pretty easy to install. Also you remove the points and condensor eliminating those parts. 

I use Pertronix electronic ignition parts. You will need to get the distributor model number off the side of the distributor, and then call Pertronix to get the proper part number. Summit racing sells them and they ship free.  When you speak with Petronix give them as much information as you can, especially if it is a positive ground system. NAPA numbers on my truck : CAP RR162  ROTOR RR161.  

You came to the right place. Members have a wealth of knowledge. As suggested contact the museum for your truck's records and send them a donation.

Mark

 

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Welcome!  Nothing better than a truck with some personal history to your family.

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Thanks for the warm welcome and all of the information!  Kinda feels like a firehouse kitchen table around here. 👍

I'll be making calls tomorrow to get the ball rolling. Can't wait to get her out on the road. It's our turn to give dad a ride!

Cheers!

Glenn

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Hi engine 1252 my name is Tom I am from South Western PA I have a 70 or 6:08 with a 707 C in it and my recommendations is do the electronics pertronix points also put a pyrometer on it my carburetor cleaned out and I didn't know it and it burnt the Pistons down the sides $7,000 to repair so keep an eye on the temperature enjoy

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WELCOME  TO THE GROUP ,all of the previous replies are all pointing you in the right directions ,I have  a 54 LS85 open cab , Petronics ignition system installed (make a big difference) also check your air cleaner ,I changed to a Vortex (from AutoZone) of course not an OEM but better, next thing I'm doing is changing oil filter from a sock to spin on (not a OEM but who cares). I have a friend who owns the Landsdale C model Mack.

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Great information guys. Thanks!! We did make the conversion already to a spin-on oil filter, and the air cleaner is next. We are going to make the ignition system change to Pertronix. 

Standby for more questions...

 

Cheers!

Glenn

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Howdy, name's Brandon. I'm from Biloxi, MS and I'm 17 years old and I know a whole lot about all different types of fire apparatus, and Biloxi used to have a couple Mack CF Pumpers from my knowledge and they used to have a CF Rear Mount Aerial and it got destroyed by Hurricane Katrina and I was wondering if they was anyone that knew any information on the truck or has any photographs of Biloxi's Mack CFs or Mack CF Aerial, and nowadays Biloxi has nothing but E-Ones. 

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16 hours ago, BiloxiTruck10 said:

or has any photographs of Biloxi's Mack CFs or Mack CF Aerial

Have you had a chance to check with the fire dept.  Usually they keep a couple photos of their past equipment.

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On 4/13/2020 at 6:23 AM, j hancock said:

Have you had a chance to check with the fire dept.  Usually they keep a couple photos of their past equipment.

I've been in the Chief's office once and he had a picture of the old Mack CF Mid-Mount Aerial and I never managed to get a picture of it. However some if the other stations have photos of their older E-Ones, not Macks.

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On 4/12/2020 at 4:28 PM, BiloxiTruck10 said:

Howdy, name's Brandon. I'm from Biloxi, MS and I'm 17 years old and I know a whole lot about all different types of fire apparatus, and Biloxi used to have a couple Mack CF Pumpers from my knowledge and they used to have a CF Rear Mount Aerial and it got destroyed by Hurricane Katrina and I was wondering if they was anyone that knew any information on the truck or has any photographs of Biloxi's Mack CFs or Mack CF Aerial, and nowadays Biloxi has nothing but E-Ones. 

Many fire apparatus and fire apparatus photographer groups on facebook

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