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Owned by Brent Silk
Bolter # 26501
Macon, North Carolina

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02 Augut 2011
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From Brent :

My old truck is a 1965 Chevy K20 brush truck, powered by a 292 L6 with a 4 speed transmission backing it up. It's equipped with power brakes to stop it and has enough fire warning lights to drive an electrical engineer insane. Everything is in working order (except for the pump, that needs the seals replaced) and the only rust is few and far between with no rot, just surface rust. So far, I have not been able to find another like this one so if anyone has pictures of them, let me know!!

I had been doing a lot of work to the motor and decided here recently to switch it up to a V8. Besides the motor swap (and eventually a transmission swap) which will happen in a few weeks, I am going to keep the truck mostly original.

The fire truck has been painted several times over the years to keep the red, red.

The truck had just 15,620 miles on it when it was parked over ten years ago because it had broken down. After a little tweaking, like rebuilding the carburetor, new lifters, pushrods, oil pump, coil and a starter, she came together quite nicely. Beings I bought the truck for a mere $300, my budget can go pretty high on this one.

Right now I am getting the drive train and brakes where it all needs to be so that I can drop my motor in when it gets here. I tried to take pictures of everything that I thought most people would find interesting, and I plan on updating as parts come in and as money allows.

When I first saw it, this truck would not leave my thoughts -- after seeing it under a shed covered with 10 years of dust and even after having to remove several snake skins just to sit on the seat!! Something about this one just says there isn't another like it.

She is a beauty in her own class.



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