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Bringing back an old fire truck.

PostPosted: Oct 19th, 2018, 6:51 pm
by Chyren
Saw this on castanet today: https://www.castanet.net/edition/news-s ... htm#239645

I applaud the people of Lumby for the work they are doing to bring a piece of their history back to life. Its actually pretty exciting!

:up:

Re: Bringing back an old fire truck.

PostPosted: Oct 19th, 2018, 6:59 pm
by dogspoiler
That's a great story, it would be good to see the truck and some of the crew that worked on it in the parade.

Re: Bringing back an old fire truck.

PostPosted: Oct 20th, 2018, 8:12 am
by dirtybiker
dogspoiler wrote:That's a great story, it would be good to see the truck and some of the crew that worked on it in the parade.


As well as some of the retired Gent's who ran it back in the day..

Great story.

Re: Bringing back an old fire truck.

PostPosted: Oct 20th, 2018, 8:28 am
by Chyren
Sounds like that's exactly whats going to happen. Spoke to someone from the museum.

Re: Bringing back an old fire truck.

PostPosted: Oct 21st, 2018, 8:02 am
by NotNorthAnymore
Info on the truck and project can be found here:

https://garymclaughlin3.wixsite.com/lumbyfire

Re: Bringing back an old fire truck.

PostPosted: Oct 22nd, 2018, 5:59 am
by Chyren
They're also crowd funding I see. Looks like they're already at 900 dollars. Pretty cool. :130:

Re: Bringing back an old fire truck.

PostPosted: Oct 22nd, 2018, 8:24 am
by NotNorthAnymore
Chyren wrote:They're also crowd funding I see. Looks like they're already at 900 dollars. Pretty cool. :130:


They are going to need more than $1K for sure - I have seen the truck up close and it is in rough shape.
But - considering the age not that bad.
Been stored under a tarp in the field in Fintry for the last number of years.

Re: Bringing back an old fire truck.

PostPosted: Oct 22nd, 2018, 4:28 pm
by Chyren
Is it on display yet?

Re: Bringing back an old fire truck.

PostPosted: Oct 22nd, 2018, 6:01 pm
by NotNorthAnymore
Chyren wrote:Is it on display yet?

It was/is sitting at the Lumby museum, but not sure if it is headed somewhere secure so it can be worked on.
I will see if I can find out.

** Organizer (Gary) tells me that:
It will be inside the shed (At the museum) when not being restored but probably outside on weekends**

Re: Bringing back an old fire truck.

PostPosted: Oct 23rd, 2018, 2:32 pm
by bob vernon
I've seen a similar truck to this before, a LaFrance model 700. The engine is just behind the driver's seat and is in the middle of the truck and it drives the rear wheels plus the water pump that is just behind the engine. LaFrance didn't just buy an engine from Ford, GM, Chrysler, or International. They had their own. It's a big V-12 with dual ignition, meaning there are 24 spark plugs. It's a beast. Some of the parts might be hard to come by and the distributor cap for one thing is huge, feeding all those spark plugs. The good part is that these old fire trucks had fairly low mileage and were well maintained.

Re: Bringing back an old fire truck.

PostPosted: Nov 1st, 2018, 4:40 pm
by Chyren
They've updated their blog for anyone that needs to see it.

www.lumbyfiretruck.ca

Re: Bringing back an old fire truck.

PostPosted: Nov 5th, 2018, 7:17 am
by Chyren

Re: Bringing back an old fire truck.

PostPosted: Nov 11th, 2018, 7:11 pm
by Chyren

Re: Bringing back an old fire truck.

PostPosted: Nov 19th, 2018, 5:20 pm
by Chyren

Re: Bringing back an old fire truck.

PostPosted: Dec 2nd, 2018, 8:13 pm
by NotNorthAnymore
So it was up and running in the Lumby Light Up - Christmas parade.
Engine still needs work for sure. Lots of heavy exhaust coming out.
But it ran and was able to make it thru the parade.
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