We went for a ride in our 41 Coupe today. Stopped at a walking trail and found the remains of this truck. Does anyone have any idea what it was? The only thing I could find on it was cast in the head, 4 1/4 inch bore. Hard rubber tires are Goodyear's.
Shoulda been a name on the rear or front hubcap.
Who's is it?
Wouldnt mind saveing it from it's demise.
Shame so much of it is gone.
But I am thinking bus due to length
I don't know Mack, solid tires would make for a real bumpy ride.
Here is a slightly brighter look at the hub cap.
Thomas, you'd be surprised how well they ride. I had a 1923 Mack fire truck and on a good road you could not tell you were not on Pneumatic tires.
Wayne, there is nothing on hub caps. I could not find any tags of any sort on it. Here is a better picture of the front wheel. The truck sits about 25 ft away from the passenger side of my 41 Ford. It would be very easy to get it out of there. The problem, it is on State land.
Oops. I was addressing this to Mack
Ask a park ranger.Never know.It could be you could offer to donate to the park or whatever.
It is easier to beg forgiveness than to ask permission. Go in there and pull that sweet ride out. Finders keepers. Odds are, even if someone sees you, they won't care.
Had a similar situation of federal land, where an old truck had been abandoned, I watched it for 15 years and it disappeared one piece at a time, then it was gone. The forest service made accusations that it was me, but I had no part of it. I'm not sure why they cared it was very remote, and not visible unless you hiked a good distance to get to it.
I'm sure their thinking was it was me because I owned the nearest piece of private land, but it was still a good hike to even get to it. I don't know if they had intentions to prosecute if they found it or were just looking for it to make good use of gov. funds.
I watched A TT truck (fire type) and contacted the owner it was not for sale. It sat at the end of an airport. I watched it for over a year and if I found a part had rotted off and on the ground I salvaged it. Then one day I saw bulldozer putting it under ground, Its still there under the new runway. (IE. guess where my taillight brackets came from 30 years ago.)
That looks like it could be a old Liberty truck, military made in the teens and thirties. They were made up of various parts by the QMC.
If its an old Liberty military truck, that may explain why it's there on state land. It may have filtered down to the forestry service until it eventually broke down where it sits now.
Just a guess but it looks like it has a Fuller 4 speed behind a 4 cyl. Waukeshsa engine. Hard to tell from the pictures but you might find a tag on the side of the tranny that would be hard to see under the dirt. I would guess its a 1920's 3 to 5 ton truck. Can I ask what state it is in?
there were liberty's in Joplin they were a lot heaver than this truck.charley
Bob, the truck is in New York State and is on state land. Only until recently has the state claimed the land. The truck was there before the state claimed it. What is strange about it is the lack of big tress and brush growing around it. It looks to me as if the truck was left there not more than approximately 20 years ago. Not interested it it myself as I have Ford blue in my veins. Would be nice for someone to have for parts, rather than rotting there
If its a WAUKESHA, itll look like a T on steroids. Theres a nameplate with the bore X stroke which is the engine model on the magneto side... ws
Btw... this motor is $50 at the scrap yard WITH a magneto on it!
The WICO mag is model XH-184
The motor is a model XAH 214 R 3-5/8 X 4-1/2 at 1675 rpm... just in case anyone is interested
Theres also a TT Ruckstell for $100 in the pile with a good shifter.
Is there brake shoes in the rear end?
There seems to be some breakouts in the head, the water jacket and the crankcase. It probably has gotten water in the crankcase.
Waukesha head for comparisons...
The brakes on it look like giant size Rocky Mountains. A big hunk of the head and the whole left side of the block is missing, because of freeze damage
I was asking about the TT ruxstell rear end for brake shoes