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#837136 - Wed Mar 21 2012 03:25 AM Re: New rubber on the 57 [Re: tri5trucking]  
Mike B  Offline
Shop Shark
Joined: Mar 2004
Posts: 3,321
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



#837178 - Wed Mar 21 2012 04:49 AM Re: New rubber on the 57 [Re: Mike B]  
tri5trucking  Offline
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Creswell, Oregon
I'd never put the skirts on, I just thought they were funny. I'll check the block out again.


#837872 - Fri Mar 23 2012 06:11 AM Re: New rubber on the 57 [Re: tri5trucking]  
Mike B  Offline
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Posts: 3,321
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


#838264 - Sat Mar 24 2012 06:38 PM Re: New rubber on the 57 [Re: Mike B]  
lcfman  Offline
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Joined: Nov 2009
Posts: 63
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


#838688 - Mon Mar 26 2012 05:10 AM Re: New rubber on the 57 [Re: lcfman]  
Mike B  Offline
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Posts: 3,321
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


#839072 - Tue Mar 27 2012 03:12 PM Re: New rubber on the 57 [Re: Mike B]  
lcfman  Offline
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Posts: 63
Tenn
OK Mike I will get the photo's some how.


#839671 - Thu Mar 29 2012 06:29 PM Re: New rubber on the 57 [Re: lcfman]  
tri5trucking  Offline
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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


#839821 - Fri Mar 30 2012 03:09 AM Re: New rubber on the 57 [Re: tri5trucking]  
Mike B  Offline
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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


#840190 - Sat Mar 31 2012 06:40 PM Re: New rubber on the 57 [Re: Mike B]  
lcfman  Offline
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Joined: Nov 2009
Posts: 63
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.


#840208 - Sat Mar 31 2012 08:34 PM Re: New rubber on the 57 [Re: lcfman]  
Mike B  Offline
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Joined: Mar 2004
Posts: 3,321
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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