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Forum: Brakes, Steering, Suspension, Tires, & Wheels 02-28-2009, 10:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 282
Posted By comstock
1971 Ford C900 Air Brakes

I have a 1971 Ford C900 cab over fire truck with air brakes. The reservoir that holds air for the brake system bleeds off very quickly when the engine is shut off. Is this an easy and simple repair...
Forum: 401, 477, & 534 SD Engines 02-28-2009, 10:12 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 18,888
Posted By comstock
534 engine parts

I have some luck with my Napa dealer. He no longer rolls his eyes when I ask for 534 parts. Try parts houses that do not deal in speed stuff and you may be surprised what you find.

As much as I...
Forum: 401, 477, & 534 SD Engines 01-30-2008, 07:03 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 18,888
Posted By comstock
Re: Beacon Ray

Many thanks for the Beacon Ray info!
Chris
Forum: 401, 477, & 534 SD Engines 08-10-2007, 02:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 6,824
Posted By comstock
Thumbs up Is there a Parts Warehouse for 534 V8 engines?

Less than 2 weeks to go before a big emergency vechicle show and meet and my 1971 C900 Ford/Howe pumper just lost its water pump on the 534cid engine. Not to worry right? Wrong!

Napa Auto Parts...
Forum: 401, 477, & 534 SD Engines 07-18-2007, 06:29 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 18,888
Posted By comstock
Just found out the truck is made by Howe of...

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...
Forum: 401, 477, & 534 SD Engines 07-18-2007, 09:36 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 18,888
Posted By comstock
Excellent info Dale! Would be curious how many...

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
Forum: 401, 477, & 534 SD Engines 07-17-2007, 10:39 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 18,888
Posted By comstock
Thanks Bill, I will search harder for that club. ...

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...
Forum: 401, 477, & 534 SD Engines 07-17-2007, 09:55 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 18,888
Posted By comstock
If anyone has a red Federal Beacon-Ray (at least...

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
Forum: 401, 477, & 534 SD Engines 07-17-2007, 09:53 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 18,888
Posted By comstock
As luck would have it, NumberDummy ID'd the VIN...

As luck would have it, NumberDummy ID'd the VIN as a 534cid and that is by far the norm for gasoline fire trucks as I have learned for the year of truck I have.

Now I need to find a good heavy...
Forum: 401, 477, & 534 SD Engines 07-12-2007, 08:17 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 18,888
Posted By comstock
I have heard of hydraulic lifts and other methods...

I have heard of hydraulic lifts and other methods to open the cab but I am not sure where to look for these or the expense.

Thanks for the compliments! Some red paint added to the side will make...
Forum: 401, 477, & 534 SD Engines 07-12-2007, 12:58 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 18,888
Posted By comstock
Bill, I am in your debt for all the great info...

Bill, I am in your debt for all the great info and links for the shop manuals. Ah LA is the place for all the junk yards. Used to rumage several when I grew up there. Always was trying to keep my...
Forum: 401, 477, & 534 SD Engines 07-11-2007, 05:25 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 18,888
Posted By comstock
Hi Bill, Thanks for the welcome and the VIN...

Hi Bill, Thanks for the welcome and the VIN decoding. Vin is C90LVK719##

How good and dependable are the Allison Transmatics? The truck only has 21,000 actual miles (more hours at a stand still...
Forum: Washington Chapter 07-11-2007, 12:52 AM
Replies: 449
Views: 50,854
Posted By comstock
1. Placermike (Sequim, WA) 2. redhawkssh44...

1. Placermike (Sequim, WA)
2. redhawkssh44 (Puyallup, WA)
3. EFD_FF (Ephrata, WA)
4. RickF350 (Kennewick,WA)
5. Ford_Six (Port Orchard, WA)
6. ThomasWoh (Fall City, WA)
7. Hawksnest (Federal...
Forum: 401, 477, & 534 SD Engines 07-10-2007, 10:01 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 18,888
Posted By comstock
Springs and prop rods of Ford Fire Trucks

Lou,
Many thanks for your comments. The truck has a prop rod and yes the springs are a little tired after all this time so it is work for 2 people to lift the cab. An ingenious way to lower the cab...
Forum: 401, 477, & 534 SD Engines 07-09-2007, 10:38 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 18,888
Posted By comstock
1971 Ford F900? Cab Over Fire Truck w/ 534 cid

Hey all, just picked up a cab over 1971 Ford chassis and cab Fire Truck. It's some sore of automatic trans with a PTO water pump (massive) to control the nine water hose connections. A few...
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