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Re: Barton American UA-50 Front Mount Pump
vwlfan #630002 Thu Mar 18 2010 04:06 PM
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Whoa!!!

Did you say portable "American Pump"?!

I've been lookin' fer one o' them for years!!! How'd you find one? Is it the one in their brochures? (Can't remember the model # right now . . . ).

VERY cool. Can't wait to see it. And pass along your secret for finding one . . . I'm certainly not seeing them around!

-Michael


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Re: Barton American UA-50 Front Mount Pump
Mikestem #630103 Fri Mar 19 2010 12:31 AM
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Mike,

It was another nice day so I got a chance to take some pics of the portable pump.

The pump is an American Fire Pump Co. - Model 3XD (the pictures also have a view of an American add showing the pump).

I found the pump in TN by watching craigslist.

Here is a link to some photos. These photos show the pump in the condition it was purchased. Since I like original condition I am only planning to give the pump a good cleaning.

American Fire Pump Co Portable Pump 3XD

Bob

Re: Barton American UA-50 Front Mount Pump
vwlfan #630109 Fri Mar 19 2010 01:05 AM
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I contacted the Manufacturer and got 20 pages of info on the u-50/
u-60/ u-75 series pumps, parts sheets, maintainance instructions and blown up diagrams....If any one need info I can copy and mail...

Dave


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Re: Barton American UA-50 Front Mount Pump
1958GMCnut #640904 Mon Apr 26 2010 04:26 AM
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On the carb governor.. Where do the 2 lines attach to on the pump??


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Re: Barton American UA-50 Front Mount Pump
38FF #640974 Mon Apr 26 2010 02:53 PM
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38FF
Here is a diagram I had created showing how American Fire Apparatus had done the engine bay piping/connections for the front mount Barton on my truck:

Barton Front Pump Engine Bay Piping Diagram

I also have a lot of pictures of the actual connections here:

'54 GMC 450 Barton Front Pump Album


Re: Barton American UA-50 Front Mount Pump
vwlfan #641301 Tue Apr 27 2010 06:27 PM
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I just picked up a 42 dodge wd-15 with a barton fire pump U40 on it..i dont know much about this pump..all i know that it is early can someone give me some info on it...thanks for any kind of info!


Chris D.

Re: Barton American UA-50 Front Mount Pump
Chris D. #641307 Tue Apr 27 2010 07:26 PM
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Chris,
Your pump should be a 400 gpm non-jacketed pump.

Re: Barton American UA-50 Front Mount Pump
vwlfan #641314 Tue Apr 27 2010 07:45 PM
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do you know what it is worth?

Re: Barton American UA-50 Front Mount Pump
Chris D. #641320 Tue Apr 27 2010 08:18 PM
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I have purchased a few unrestored/used working Barton front mount pumps for $50-$75.

Re: Barton American UA-50 Front Mount Pump
vwlfan #641522 Wed Apr 28 2010 02:34 PM
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I added some detailed photos and descriptions showing how the pump priming system works on the American 3XD portable pump:

American Pump portable 3XD priming system


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