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Big Bolt GMC #1311158 Sun May 19 2019 04:18 PM
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2-Ton Offline OP
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I'm listing this for a friend. If someone may be interested, I'll go check it out for you.
Don

GMC 1969 cabover, 18000 miles, Allison transmission with 305 v6.
$3,000 bucks.

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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: Big Bolt GMC [Re: 2-Ton] #1311186 Sun May 19 2019 08:24 PM
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Mike B Offline
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What a beast!

Hard to believe that truck has the baby 305 V6 in it, they were used in pickup trucks! I would have thought it would have the 478 Magnum V6 or 637 Magnum V8...

Maybe the 305 V6 runs the Fire Pump ONLY...LOL!

Mike B smile

Re: Big Bolt GMC [Re: 2-Ton] #1311196 Sun May 19 2019 10:00 PM
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2-Ton Offline OP
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I was thinking the same thing Mike. The 305 would be very underpowered to pull that truck fully loaded with water.
How big do you think that tank is? 2000 gallons?

I may have to just go look at it for fun and get some pictures and more info.
Don


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: Big Bolt GMC [Re: 2-Ton] #1311198 Sun May 19 2019 10:23 PM
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Grigg Offline
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Looks like it may have come from an airport?
Even so the 305 still seems an unlikely engine, but if that’s what it has at least they didn’t have any hills.


1951 GMC 250 in the Project Journals
1948 Chevrolet 6400 - Detroit Diesel 4-53T - Roadranger 10 speed overdrive - 4 wheel disc brakes
1952 Chevrolet 3800 pickup
---All pictures---
"First, get a clear notion of what you desire to accomplish, and then in all probability you will succeed in doing it..." -Henry Maudslay-
Re: Big Bolt GMC [Re: 2-Ton] #1311215 Mon May 20 2019 12:40 AM
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John Milliman Offline
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Maybe it was down hill from the fire house to the runway???

frown
John


John

'49 Chevrolet 3804
'70 Boston Whaler Sakonnet w/ '84 Evinrude 90
'85 Ford F-350 "The Farm Dawg"

Re: Big Bolt GMC [Re: 2-Ton] #1311238 Mon May 20 2019 04:35 AM
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52vff Offline
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I'm betting there's an auxiliary engine in the cabinet behind the cab, why else have that big vent? Pumps don't get THAT hot...


1952 Chevrolet 1700 Bickle Seagrave
the fire truck
Re: Big Bolt GMC [Re: 2-Ton] #1311246 Mon May 20 2019 01:00 PM
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2-Ton Offline OP
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52vff
I was thinking the same thing, that it has an engine just to run the pump.
The more you guys theorize about it, the more I want to go look at it.
Think it would fit in next to this one?

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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: Big Bolt GMC [Re: 2-Ton] #1311267 Mon May 20 2019 03:31 PM
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Mike B Offline
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Looks like a 3000 gallon tank to me!

And yes, it would look good next to the Flag Pole!

Mike B smile

Re: Big Bolt GMC [Re: 2-Ton] #1311274 Mon May 20 2019 03:57 PM
Joined: Aug 2001
Posts: 3,677
2-Ton Offline OP
Shop Shark
If it is a 3000 gallon tank. That means when it is full of water.
A gallon of water weighs about 8.35 pounds X 3000.
The water alone will weigh about 25,000 pounds.

Don


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: Big Bolt GMC [Re: 2-Ton] #1311279 Mon May 20 2019 04:43 PM
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Rural Fire Department water tanker to service the numerous brush pumpers fighting those California wildfires. May have had a remote nozzle to hose down roadsides and tree lines. It’s a big boy for sure.


Martin
'62 Chevy C-10 Stepside Shortbed (Restomod in progress)
'47 Chevy 3100 5 Window (long term project)


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