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#837136 - Tue Mar 20 2012 10:25 PM Re: New rubber on the 57 [Re: tri5trucking]
Mike B Offline
Shop Shark
Registered: Sun Mar 07 2004 12:00 PM
Posts: 2559
Loc: Hughesville, MD
I always thought my block was painred, but after removing the heads I see it wasn't. There really isn't much of the block exposed. My bell housing is orange also. Next time you under the truck look behind the exhaust manifolds for signs of paint.

The serial number is located on the drivers side of the block. The spark plug cover needs to be removed to see the flat spot where the number is stamped right between the 2nd and 3rd spark plug on that side.

The fender skirts look neat, but your tires may be to wide for them to fit without rubbing.

Your truck could have come with wood or aluminium ladders as speced by the fire company that ordered your truck. My build sheet said I had aluminium.

Mike B smile
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#837178 - Tue Mar 20 2012 11:49 PM Re: New rubber on the 57 [Re: Mike B]
tri5trucking Offline
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Registered: Tue May 10 2005 12:00 PM
Posts: 577
Loc: Creswell, Oregon
I'd never put the skirts on, I just thought they were funny. I'll check the block out again.
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#837872 - Fri Mar 23 2012 01:11 AM Re: New rubber on the 57 [Re: tri5trucking]
Mike B Offline
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Registered: Sun Mar 07 2004 12:00 PM
Posts: 2559
Loc: Hughesville, MD
Tri5,

Can I get a close-up picture with measurements of the "LOADMASTER V8" decal? I want to have them made for my truck.

Thanks,

Mike B smile
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#838264 - Sat Mar 24 2012 01:38 PM Re: New rubber on the 57 [Re: Mike B]
lcfman Offline
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Registered: Sat Nov 07 2009 10:52 AM
Posts: 61
Loc: Tenn
Mike,
I have a few pictures of a 57 fire truck with a good picture of a partial loadmaster decal still present. The truck also has a tach on the lower left dash. If my memory serves me I picked these photo's off ebay about 5-6 years ago. I only have photo's off of regular copy paper and they are pretty good but I have no way to scan them to send you a picture. If you are interested I can take a digital photo and maybe send them if they look ok. Its a very nice truck and were abouts unknown to me. Geary
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#838688 - Mon Mar 26 2012 12:10 AM Re: New rubber on the 57 [Re: lcfman]
Mike B Offline
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Registered: Sun Mar 07 2004 12:00 PM
Posts: 2559
Loc: Hughesville, MD
Geary,

Lets see what your have! I can have new decals made as long as I can see the letter font type from one or two letters and have enough to scale there size. I assume the letters are Black...

Thanks,

Mike B smile
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#839072 - Tue Mar 27 2012 10:12 AM Re: New rubber on the 57 [Re: Mike B]
lcfman Offline
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Registered: Sat Nov 07 2009 10:52 AM
Posts: 61
Loc: Tenn
OK Mike I will get the photo's some how.
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#839671 - Thu Mar 29 2012 01:29 PM Re: New rubber on the 57 [Re: lcfman]
tri5trucking Offline
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Registered: Tue May 10 2005 12:00 PM
Posts: 577
Loc: Creswell, Oregon
Sorry for the delay but here's the loadmaster pic. The logo is 7" long centered between the ridges with the letters 1 1/4" tall that are 1 3/4" to the top of the letters from the base of the valve cover.

http://good-times.webshots.com/photo/2151677120101465522yNvwxF
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#839821 - Thu Mar 29 2012 10:09 PM Re: New rubber on the 57 [Re: tri5trucking]
Mike B Offline
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Registered: Sun Mar 07 2004 12:00 PM
Posts: 2559
Loc: Hughesville, MD
Tri5,

Looks like the factory left a big run in the paint on the valve cover...lol

Thanks for taking that picture!

I sent yo a PM...

Mike B smile
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#840190 - Sat Mar 31 2012 01:40 PM Re: New rubber on the 57 [Re: Mike B]
lcfman Offline
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Registered: Sat Nov 07 2009 10:52 AM
Posts: 61
Loc: Tenn
Mike,

Loadmaster decal that tri5 shows looks the same as the photo I have. Off subject but do you know if the lower left dash tach was a
factory option. My lcf has a factory hole (
tach is gone) that looks exactly like the
57 fire truck I referenced earlier.
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#840208 - Sat Mar 31 2012 03:34 PM Re: New rubber on the 57 [Re: lcfman]
Mike B Offline
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Registered: Sun Mar 07 2004 12:00 PM
Posts: 2559
Loc: Hughesville, MD
lcfman,

The Tach is a factory option "RPO-266" and is located between the light switch and choke knobs. The bottom of the hole should be close to the bottom of the knob bezzels. Puts the knobs at 4 and 8 o'clock. The Low Air light if equiped with air brakes goes above the light knob at about 10 o'ckock on the tach.

Mike B smile
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