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  1. I belonged to a volunteer fire department that had a 1956 GMC. When manufactured, GMC was on strike and an Oldsmobile engine was put in. There was no heater in the cab. Shifting was so clean, that no double clutching was needed. The fire engine manufacturer is no longer in business.
  2. SPAMFAA issues Monthly papers plus quarterly pamphlets. Regional chapters and get-togethers are scheduled.
  3. HOME | 315-986-4451 | 800-659-8163 Services Antique Restoration Gallery About Us Contact Us they rebuilt a starter for me on my 1920 American LaFrance. located in Macedon, NY. southeast of Rochester, NYEARN MORE
  4. Home – American Automobiles Affiliate Disclosure Privacy Policy The Crow Elkhart Automobile & Crow-Elkhart Motor Car Co. Crow Elkhart Crow-Elkhart Motor Car Co. Elkhart, IN 1909-1924 The founders of this early American Automobile manufacturer were Dr. L.C. Crow and his son Martin Crow. The Crow-Elkhart automobile was produced in Elkhart, Indiana from 1909 to 1924. The Crow-Elkhart’s were some of the first self starters. The first automobile produced was a 5 passenger touring car. As you can see in the magazine ad below this car sold for $935.00 in 1918. In addition to the touring car, Crow Elkhart produced a 3 passenger convertible coupe, 5 passenger sedan. Deluxe models included a 5 passenger touring and a small 4 passenger deluxe clover leaf body. See all the 1918 Crow-Elkhart models below. 1918 Crow Elkhart Advertising Crow-Elkhart’s motor cars were powered by Rutenber, Lycoming, Herschell-Spillman, Gray and Atlas proprietary engines. The first being a 30 horsepower Herschell-Spillman. 1918 engine specifications include a 4 cylinder with a Zenith carburetor, Connecticut ignition and Dyneto self starting motor and lighting.
  5. per the quarterly, Enjine-Enjine #2019-4, published by SPAAMFAA, the vehicle shown is Glenwood's first motor fire apparatus. It is on a second hand 1907 Stevens-Duryea Model 6 "Big Six" touring car chassis with a 50 Hp motor. First truck used by Glenwood muster team. Muster teams are made up of fire personnel to run races, usually statewide. That issue has several of Glenwood's engines thru the years.
  6. It's not just the Chyrsler guys. This photo is from 1968. hopefully he raises the hitch stand.
  7. make sure the dollies are rated adequately for the vehicle weight.
  8. POR-15 was used on my Franklin gas tank after it was cut open and sandblasted. Then follow the sealer mfr's instructions.
  9. 1934 was the last year for the Franklin car.
  10. delivered on 5/28/2019 to Ontario, NY 14519
  11. noting that H & H Fire Apparatus made the fire engine, and they are still around, try contacting them. The original photo is a mfr.'s photo and with the town/city/county available, they should be able to help track down the vehicle specs.
  12. here is a 1950 Ford from H &H Fire Apparatus.
  13. Oliver tractors were more open and less in number
  14. just reading their advertisement. they indicate 2 types of speed units. Power unit? for what?
  15. there is more than just brushing it on. the kit includes 2 base coats, 1 can 6 oz. chrome, deluxe brush, a power unit, 1 pr. gloves, 1 microfiber cloth, and 1 minispeed shape for $299
  16. the haze is the interior items off-gassing in the heat. common. there are ways to clean it with micro-fibre towels, I believe you can find out how to do it on you-tube.
  17. I have a 1933 Franklin with the same problems. Had the liquid drained and sent to a county hazardous waste site. Had the tank opened and sandblasted and then coated with a sealant. The removed metal was soldered back on.
  18. wow!!!!! A loud exhaust pipe for country driving and a small one for the city.
  19. Make sure that the tonnage rating is adequate to raise the vehicle.
  20. ALF1920

    26 window seal

    these people in PA advertise window channel restorationspecialties.com. quite a few options, helps if you have a cross section sample that you can match up.
  21. Sorry I didn't answer quicker but I just was scrolling thru when I saw it. I had a 1920 6 cylinder, 1000 gpm rotary gear pumper, 3 spark plugs per cylinder, crank start or battery. Sold to Hal Fillinger. Have a few brand new TT10 spark plugs and some older used ones that came from the engine. Also have the old Schebeler carb that weighs about 25 lbs.
  22. Just knowing the manufacturer of the apparatus, i.e., Sanford, Young Fire, Foam-mite Childs, International Harvester, just to name a few would put the person in the right ball park. Looking at a fire book I came across the Buffalo Fire Appliance Corp. that stretched the wheelbase of a REO speedwagon to make a small triple combination For Kenilworth, NJ. in 1926. Quite a few have come and gone, including American La France.
  23. You have to remember, it is only a show. Something to amuse the watcher.
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