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Old 12-17-2017, 11:56 AM
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I have a soft spot in my heart for fire trucks. Especially wild-fire trucks. Be sure to give it credit for its past life.
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Old 12-17-2017, 08:27 PM
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So it's four wheel drive too???
It is, and the front axle is rated at 7500 lbs.
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Old 12-17-2017, 08:30 PM
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I have a soft spot in my heart for fire trucks. Especially wild-fire trucks. Be sure to give it credit for its past life.
I will skip, and I've got plans to put it back to work hauling water and plowing snow.
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Old 02-10-2018, 10:33 AM
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The water pump gives it away. It's whats known as an "Industrial" series. The heaviest duty they made. Big trucks, motor homes, generators, irigation pumps, even seen them in aircraft tugs. some had mechanical governors. The main diff was the cooling system. If it's in good shape you could run them 4200 @ 70 all day and they wouldn't get hot.
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Old 05-02-2018, 07:08 PM
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In addition to the cooling system a fella I spoke with recently said the -3's also had roller timing chains instead of fiber cam gears and forged internals too. When I did the V/C Gaskets I also noticed rotaters under the exhaust valve springs. The engine does not have a ton of power (170 - 180 hp) but it's geared so low (6.8:1) it does fine. It spins at 4200 rpm @ about 57 mph. When I drove it home I ran 55 - 60 mph for about 5 hours straight.
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