Go Back   Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums > Performance, Engines & Troubleshooting > Other Ford Engines > 401, 477, & 534 SD Engines
Sign in using an external account
Register Forgot Password?


Welcome to Ford-Trucks Forums!
Welcome to Ford-Trucks.com.

You are currently viewing our forums as a guest, which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our community you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please, join the Ford-Trucks Forums community today!





 
Reply
 
 
 
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #16  
Old 07-17-2007, 11:03 AM
NumberDummy's Avatar
NumberDummy NumberDummy is offline
Ford Parts Specialist
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Hacienda Heights CA
Posts: 55,821
NumberDummy has a superb reputationNumberDummy has a superb reputationNumberDummy has a superb reputationNumberDummy has a superb reputationNumberDummy has a superb reputationNumberDummy has a superb reputationNumberDummy has a superb reputationNumberDummy has a superb reputationNumberDummy has a superb reputationNumberDummy has a superb reputationNumberDummy has a superb reputation
Quote:
Originally Posted by comstock
If anyone has a red Federal Beacon-Ray (at least 12" tall) they want to sell, I need one since the selling authority removed it and the siren prior to sale.
Chris
I see from the pic you posted why the cab is a PITA to tilt..it's a Crew! It's over twice the length of the usual C Series cab.


There's a car/truck club for fire truck owners. I forget the name, but y'all can prolly find it doing a web search. Besides the usual banter, the club publication also has for sale/want ads.
__________________
Bill / Retired Ford Parts Manager / SoCal Chapter Member / Part number research: 1928/2001 trucks & 1928/89 passenger cars.

2013 Escape FWD 2.0L Eco-Boost
Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old 07-17-2007, 11:39 AM
comstock comstock is offline
New User
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 16
comstock is starting off with a positive reputation.
Thanks Bill, I will search harder for that club. I did a cursory Google search and could not find anything (odd!). Yes the cab is heavy!! From what I learned, these fire truck body people never would increase spring pressure.
Thanks!
Chris
Reply With Quote
  #18  
Old 07-17-2007, 07:24 PM
dale3fan dale3fan is offline
New User
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 7
dale3fan is starting off with a positive reputation.
Nice looking rig. Just remember that the cab, chassis and drivetrain for the most part is Ford with the exception of where they installed the transfer case to switch between road and pump and if a Ford dealer can't help you NAPA should be able to. I got wheel cylinders and wheel cylinder rebuild kits and master cylinder rebuild kits for my '66 F850 American LaFrance at NAPA. They may have to order it and it will take a couple days to get it but they're pretty good about it.

Here is a link to the Fire apparatus collectors site.....

http://www.spaamfaa.org/
Reply With Quote
  #19  
Old 07-18-2007, 10:36 AM
comstock comstock is offline
New User
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 16
comstock is starting off with a positive reputation.
Excellent info Dale! Would be curious how many memebers on the Ford Truck Enthusuasts list have Ford fire trucks and what fire truck groups they belong to.
Thanks!
Chris
Reply With Quote
  #20  
Old 07-18-2007, 05:05 PM
dale3fan dale3fan is offline
New User
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 7
dale3fan is starting off with a positive reputation.
Hey Chris,

If you go to the SPAAMFAA site and click on CHAPTERS you may be able to find a local chapter in your area that you can join. Their members can be invaluable when it comes to needing help or info. Good Luck!!

Scott
Reply With Quote
  #21  
Old 07-18-2007, 07:29 PM
comstock comstock is offline
New User
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 16
comstock is starting off with a positive reputation.
Just found out the truck is made by Howe of Anderson, Indiana. Howe shut down in 1978 after over 100 years in business making fire apparatus due to the economic conditions at the time.

I am joining SPAAMFAA as it has been pointed out, they would have a wealth of fire truck knowledge.
Chris
Reply With Quote
  #22  
Old 01-30-2008, 07:20 PM
xfdcapt xfdcapt is offline
New User
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Sun City, AZ
Posts: 4
xfdcapt is starting off with a positive reputation.
Beacon ray

If you're still looking for a 12" high Beacon Ray, try John Dorgan at
www.sirenman.com. John restores vintage sirens and lights back to factory new condition at very reasonable prices. You can also reach him at 520-790-0196 (Tucson, AZ)

I own a '66 C-1000/Young fire engine which is now 99% restored. Your truck looks great!!!
Reply With Quote
  #23  
Old 01-30-2008, 08:03 PM
comstock comstock is offline
New User
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 16
comstock is starting off with a positive reputation.
Re: Beacon Ray

Many thanks for the Beacon Ray info!
Chris
Reply With Quote
  #24  
Old 04-07-2008, 07:35 PM
less less is offline
Posting Guru
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Winnipeg
Posts: 1,301
less is gaining momentum as a positive member of FTE.
I always liked the Ford C cab. I believe Budd made it and Budd also sold Mack Trucks the same cab, back in the early '60's.
Reply With Quote
  #25  
Old 04-07-2008, 09:24 PM
xfdcapt xfdcapt is offline
New User
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Sun City, AZ
Posts: 4
xfdcapt is starting off with a positive reputation.
less...you are absolutely right. Both Ford and Mack used the same cab.

I acquired my C-1000 engine when a local fire museum (Phoenix) sent me out to check on a "Mack" fire engine that an Arizona fire dept. wanted to donate to them. It turned out to be a "Ford." They wanted a Mack, not a Ford, and turned down the donation; so I bought the truck for $10!
Reply With Quote
  #26  
Old 08-05-2008, 11:14 PM
DFBCA DFBCA is offline
New User
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: California
Posts: 4
DFBCA is starting off with a positive reputation.
1978 Ford/American LaFrance Fire Truck

I just bought a 1978 American LaFrance fire truck (pumper) based on a C900 chassis. The truck is in excellent condition (23,000 miles), but runs fairly hot and overheats easily (moderate uphills, sitting still running the pump). I'm going to go through the usual suspects, but wondered if anyone has any experience with the normal behavior of the 534 in a cab over configuration; is overheating common? The radiator has thermally controlled louvers which seemed to be a bit reluctant to open, but tying them full open does not help.

thanks-

Doug
Reply With Quote
  #27  
Old 08-05-2008, 11:57 PM
xfdcapt xfdcapt is offline
New User
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Sun City, AZ
Posts: 4
xfdcapt is starting off with a positive reputation.
Doug,

Does your C900 have an extended cab? Although I've never experienced an overheat problem, my C1000 with a 534 and extended cab will run "high/normal" whenever the ambient temps go above 100°, even though my radiator louvers function properly. I speculate that the lack of good air circulation around the engine may contribute to the problem.

Continue checking out the usual culprits; trucks with conventional cabs don't seem to have this problem.

Dave
Reply With Quote
  #28  
Old 08-06-2008, 12:44 AM
DFBCA DFBCA is offline
New User
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: California
Posts: 4
DFBCA is starting off with a positive reputation.
Dave-

thanks for the info; it helps to have a baseline. It's not an extended cab, just the three man bench seat version. I'll try bleeding it, check the thermostat, and check the viscous coupling on the fan, flush the cooling system etc. Hopefully this will correct it. It's a sweet running truck; the fire department did extensive maintenance over the years, including a major rebuild of the midship pump a few years ago.

Doug
Reply With Quote
  #29  
Old 08-11-2008, 12:36 AM
malcolmjohn's Avatar
malcolmjohn malcolmjohn is offline
New User
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Kinistino
Posts: 9
malcolmjohn is starting off with a positive reputation.
Hey all. Going back a little bit, you mentioned the weight of the cab as far as lifting it. I just bought a F900 that used to be a fire truck. The fella I bought this truck from used an electric hydraulic pump, and a hydraulic lift cylinder to lift the cab. It works pretty slick. I will send some pics of the set-up when I can.
Reply With Quote
  #30  
Old 08-11-2008, 01:11 AM
xfdcapt xfdcapt is offline
New User
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Sun City, AZ
Posts: 4
xfdcapt is starting off with a positive reputation.
Looking forward to seeing those pics. It takes at least 2 of us (straining) to lift my cab; it's so heavy that it's recommended 4 people should lift it!

Thanks,

Dave
Reply With Quote
Old 08-11-2008, 01:11 AM
 
 
 
Reply

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
92-97 interior gray BiGGreen350 Ford Truck Parts for Sale 37 10-27-2014 03:25 PM
80-86 parts, 92-97 parts alot BiGGreen350 Ford Truck Parts for Sale 79 10-25-2014 06:48 PM
Is there a Parts Warehouse for 534 V8 engines? comstock 401, 477, & 534 SD Engines 10 01-15-2014 11:26 AM
Smurfette: '64 F-250 Custom Cab Pix 1971 Farmer-250 1961 - 1966 F-100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 15 12-30-2013 03:00 AM
New member 1949 F1 MrMach71 1948 - 1956 F1, F100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 15 03-22-2012 07:50 PM


Go Back   Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums > Performance, Engines & Troubleshooting > Other Ford Engines > 401, 477, & 534 SD Engines

Tags
1971, 1972, bean, c900, cab, chassis, cseries, cylinders, engine, f900, fire, ford, parts, truck, wheel

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

Forum Jump



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:01 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7 AC1
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Advertising - Terms of Use - Privacy Statement - Jobs
This forum is owned and operated by Internet Brands, Inc., a Delaware corporation. It is not authorized or endorsed by the Ford Motor Company and is not affiliated with the Ford Motor Company or its related companies in any way. FordŽ is a registered trademark of the Ford Motor Company.

vbulletin Admin Backup