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Old 05-21-2008, 17:22   #1 (permalink)
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Question 66 ford/howe fire truck -- need info/help

good day

so l have been intrusted with the project of getting
a 66 fire truck running/pumping

it is currently tweeker-hot-wired
such that it can be moved,
and l am told that all the engine really needs is some carb love
(l havent done any diagnostics)

and the pump worked 2 years ago -- that is it sprayed water
they seem to think there is a missing electrtical pannel (sabatoge)
and that the problems are mostly electrical
(which seemes strange to me, since the pump and valves are all mechanical as far as l can tell)

any way
l am looking for information and it's sorces

first of all a good forum for trucks of this age
or for fire trucks of this sort

secondly manuals wiring diagrams and such
especialy for the fire truck/pump and what not

any one who has ever worked on a similar beast
with advice or caution

specs/info:

66 ford with a 391 v8
5 speed spicer 5652 tranny
single speed cap eaton 1790-A rear axel

750 gallon capacity
pump:
front mount waterous model CGRF single stage 750gpm

Howe fire apparatus company 3 man open-cab body

thanks
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Old 12-11-2008, 17:30   #2 (permalink)
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Re: 66 ford/howe fire truck -- need info/help

The rebuild kit for the carb should be available from NAPA or the like.

Shop manuals are readily available. A lot of the parts are the same up through the mid-1980's. If you need anything in particular, I can copy for you.

You are right about the pump panel. Nothing electrical except for maybe a few lights. You might want to check the PTO and work your way through to see of the pump is actually turning. The impeller might be seized or something jammed in it.

Good luck.
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