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Hello! #1147448
Sun Jan 31 2016 06:39 AM
Sun Jan 31 2016 06:39 AM
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52vff  Offline OP
Shop Shark
Joined: Jan 2016
Posts: 204
Brantford, ON, Canada
Just thought I'd stop by here to say hi. Recently picked up a 52 Chevy 1700 Bickle Seagrave. She's solid and running, but stopping is an issue right now...
Anybody here know where to find pump number? Nameplate was lost long ago.


1952 Chevrolet 1700 Bickle Seagrave
the fire truck
Re: Hello! [Re: 52vff] #1147915
Tue Feb 02 2016 10:58 PM
Tue Feb 02 2016 10:58 PM
2-Ton  Offline
Shop Shark
Joined: Aug 2001
Posts: 3,223
Mokane ,Mo.
Welcome 52vff!
This area of the StoveBolt group does not get used very much.
There are not that many that take on the job of maintaining a Fire truck.
There will be several chime in here when they check in.

Don King


Of all the things I've lost in my life, I miss my mind the most!

1967 GMC 9500 Fire Ladder Truck
"The Flag Pole"
In the Stovebolt Gallery
More pix on Photobucket
'46 2-Ton grain truck
'48 3/4-ton grain truck
'50 2-ton flatbed
'54 Pontiac Straight Eight
'70 American LaFrance pumper fire truck.
Re: Hello! [Re: 52vff] #1147937
Wed Feb 03 2016 12:32 AM
Wed Feb 03 2016 12:32 AM
69Cuda  Offline
Big Bolt Forum Moderator
Joined: Dec 2015
Posts: 1,756
Seattle, Wa.
welcome to the site! most of the wheel/mater cylinder stuff we find at the local Napa auto parts store. First oders of business is to figure out what is wrong with the brakes, leaking somewhere, etc. Or just start at the master cylinder, rebuild or replace, and keep going until you have rebuilt or replaced everything in the brake system so it is all up to snuff!


Mike

1955 Chevy 6400 ex-flatbed (no bed now!)
In the Stovebolt Gallery


1958 Chevy 6400 flatbed W/dump
In the Stovebolt Gallery

1959 Chevy Suburban Owned for almost 20 years, Daily Driver -- sold May 2016
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Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof
Re: Hello! [Re: 52vff] #1156761
Fri Mar 25 2016 02:49 AM
Fri Mar 25 2016 02:49 AM
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52vff  Offline OP
Shop Shark
Joined: Jan 2016
Posts: 204
Brantford, ON, Canada
Thanks guys... Figured I'd postan update here.. She's alive!!! Got the parking brake redone and reinstalled, and was able to drive slowly a block to our Firehall to wash. It's still gonna take a bit before road ready but it's getting closer!


1952 Chevrolet 1700 Bickle Seagrave
the fire truck
Re: Hello! [Re: 52vff] #1156764
Fri Mar 25 2016 02:56 AM
Fri Mar 25 2016 02:56 AM
Achipmunk  Offline
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Joined: Dec 2001
Posts: 14,436
Boiling Springs, S. C. 29316
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1937 Chevy Pickup
1952 Chevy Panel
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1950 Chevy Coupe

52 Chevy Panel

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Re: Hello! [Re: 52vff] #1156765
Fri Mar 25 2016 03:02 AM
Fri Mar 25 2016 03:02 AM
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Mike B  Offline
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Joined: Mar 2004
Posts: 3,414
Hughesville, MD
52vff,

It's OK to take your truck/chassis questions to the Big Bolt section and save this section for the Fire Service issues, you'll get a lot more viewers there.

Congrats on getting one thing checked off the list! It's all about the baby steps!

Mike B smile

Re: Hello! [Re: 52vff] #1156776
Fri Mar 25 2016 04:07 AM
Fri Mar 25 2016 04:07 AM
2-Ton  Offline
Shop Shark
Joined: Aug 2001
Posts: 3,223
Mokane ,Mo.
Mike speaks the truth.
Not very many people will take on the task, to maintain a big bolt.
Let alone a FireBolt.
Check out the ODSS threads, to keep up with that group. They are a great bunch and several own Fire trucks.

Don King


Of all the things I've lost in my life, I miss my mind the most!

1967 GMC 9500 Fire Ladder Truck
"The Flag Pole"
In the Stovebolt Gallery
More pix on Photobucket
'46 2-Ton grain truck
'48 3/4-ton grain truck
'50 2-ton flatbed
'54 Pontiac Straight Eight
'70 American LaFrance pumper fire truck.
Re: Hello! [Re: 52vff] #1156813
Fri Mar 25 2016 03:34 PM
Fri Mar 25 2016 03:34 PM
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52vff  Offline OP
Shop Shark
Joined: Jan 2016
Posts: 204
Brantford, ON, Canada
That sounds good guys thanks! I do have two questions though. First, ODDS threads are? And the second is completely fire related being fire related nameplates and data plates. Anybody know where to find?
One great thing about firebolts though.... They're history is often well documented. I will, hopefully today be able to put up an original, when new pic of my truck too!


1952 Chevrolet 1700 Bickle Seagrave
the fire truck
Re: Hello! [Re: 52vff] #1156821
Fri Mar 25 2016 04:35 PM
Fri Mar 25 2016 04:35 PM
Peggy M  Offline
Worker Bee
Joined: Apr 2004
Posts: 2,843
Stovebolt Headquarters
Love to see more fire and rescue equipment! The brakes on our '65 GMC Firetruck aren't working so good lately.

Here is the ODSS -- The Old Dominion Stovebolt Society. It's the group from the MD, DC and VA area that get together regularly and they host the annual Homecoming here at Stovebolt HQ (in MD). Actually, if anything is going on at HQ, there are usually several if not plenty of ODSS members around. grin

You are right about the history of the fire equipment. We were able to get a lot about our's and even got to talk to Mr. Darley about the pump when we called looking for parts! He even had the file on OUR pump! Gadzooks! That was a big deal to us!!

We have enough rescue equipment, it's been fun to have the Firebolt Department. We even have Firebolt Hoo-ya! Too much fun.

Welcome to the site.

Peggy M


Re: Hello! [Re: 52vff] #1157329
Mon Mar 28 2016 11:17 PM
Mon Mar 28 2016 11:17 PM
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TheYeti  Offline
Wrench Fetcher
Joined: Mar 2016
Posts: 25
Australia
As a firefighter in Australia who's in to old cars and trucks I love this old 52

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