Interesting T available in USA

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Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Constantine on Friday, November 07, 2014 - 06:49 pm:




Saw this ad, thought someone might be interested. Does anyone have a real ex-fire department T? (I have no connection with seller/car):


"It has a 1921 engine with starter. It has an impressive list of accessories including original Ford Monocle windshield, HEAVY brass fire bell, spot light, hand crank fire siren, fire extinguishers, leather fire buckets, fire axe, and back mounted sprayer. Ironically the brass parts are worth more than the whole, but I don't have room to part it out. $11K OBO Trades"


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Dave Dufault on Friday, November 07, 2014 - 06:59 pm:

Where? Vehicle or ad. Thanks...


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Constantine on Friday, November 07, 2014 - 07:00 pm:

Sell fire brass and turn into speedster is one option.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Dave Dufault on Friday, November 07, 2014 - 07:01 pm:

I missed this one...(Before my time, actually...)


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Constantine on Friday, November 07, 2014 - 07:07 pm:

(503) 810-9547 Portland, Oregon

If anyone here buys it I want a ride when I visit USA next year!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Ed in California on Friday, November 07, 2014 - 08:37 pm:

http://www.cars-on-line.com/75673.html


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Tim Wrenn on Friday, November 07, 2014 - 09:33 pm:

Been for sale for a long long time, saw it last year on another site.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Hap Tucker in Sumter SC on Friday, November 07, 2014 - 09:42 pm:

Constantine,

Thanks for posting. You also had asked, “Does anyone have a real ex-fire department T?” The answer is yes! In most cases they were maintained very well and were low mileage vehicles. On the forum Tod Wirth owned about 7 when he posted back in 2011 at: http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/179374/218921.html?1308631738 . He also shared at the posting at: http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/331880/367588.html?1371444728 that about half of the Type A ALFs are still owned by the original Fire Company – they just kept them and in many cases kept them up or have restored them since then. There is also a neat story about American LaFrance #107 at: http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/331880/367588.html?1371101449
And there is a TT based one in the MTFCA Museum as well as in the museum of the Town the MTFCA Museum is located in. And there is a great book out on the T fire trucks see: http://modeltstore.myshopify.com/products/firefighting-with-henrys-model-t

Respectfully submitted,

Hap l9l5 cut off


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Fred Dimock, Newfields NH, USA on Saturday, November 08, 2014 - 12:41 am:

Does it have a water pump?


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Mark Gregush Portland Oregon on Saturday, November 08, 2014 - 01:01 am:

Remember the Coke truck;
http://www.cars-on-line.com/68877.html
Sold


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Harold Schwendeman - Sumner,WA on Saturday, November 08, 2014 - 03:21 am:

Steve Tomaso - Dianne needs a siren like that one for that fire chief's rig you're building for her! She could drive, and you could "ride shotgun" and crank that siren! (...with either hand,.....or,....maybe with BOTH hands!)

(Sure a lotta' brass to polish on that one Constantine!)


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Tim Wrenn on Saturday, November 08, 2014 - 10:06 am:

Constantine..here's a pic of my '25 TT Pirsch firetruck, can't confirm it, but I believe it may have been from a small community in Wisconsin, 35 miles from the Pirsch factory (now defunct), called Hebron. I'd consider this car were it not so far away.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Ed in California on Saturday, November 08, 2014 - 10:29 am:

That would probably cost more than 11k to build, especially if you had to farm out the work. It looks like a fun car for touring.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Richard Erfert on Saturday, November 08, 2014 - 10:31 am:

I have seen a Ford TT fire engine that was original to Yuma, AZ in the Yuma Fire Dept #4 building. I took photos of it this year but don't have them with me right now. It has a lengthened frame and chain drive from the original axle to the rear wheels.
Dick


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Dennis Seth - Ohio on Saturday, November 08, 2014 - 11:05 am:

I saw on the news the other day that Cleveland just opened a fire truck museum with several Model T trucks and other manufactures now on display. They use it as a fire safety teaching center for school children. The museum is open to the public. A friend invited me down but I haven't had time yet.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Tim Wrenn on Saturday, November 08, 2014 - 11:47 am:

Saw that too Dennis...its on the bucket list! They got some nice units there, including one from Cedar Point Amusement park. It wasn't a ride, it was when they had their own fire brigade decades ago.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Keith Gumbinger, Kenosha, WI on Saturday, November 08, 2014 - 12:30 pm:

Does this new fire truck museum have a web site? It would be nice to check it out & perhaps plan a future visit.

Keith


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Roger Gooding, Crystal, MI on Saturday, November 08, 2014 - 12:34 pm:

Doesn't say if there are any Model T trucks, but there is also a fire museum in Ypsilanti, MI that has several antique trucks.

http://www.michiganfirehousemuseum.org/


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Mike Walker, NW AR on Saturday, November 08, 2014 - 01:01 pm:

Here are a few articles about the Cleveland Museum:

http://www.cleveland.com/metro/index.ssf/2014/10/western_reserve_fire_museum_ce. html

http://wrfmc.com/Fire_Museum/Home.html

http://www.tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Review-g50226-d1586171-Reviews-Central_Ohi o_Fire_Museum-Columbus_Ohio.html


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Constantine on Saturday, November 08, 2014 - 07:51 pm:

Hap and Tim,

Thanks for the links and info. Boy; Model Ts are fun but an original Firetruck is something else, especially the brass era ones.

Tim, your Pirsch is a beauty. Did you need to find any missing fire equipment or the original equipment has stayed with it since it was retired?


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Tim Wrenn on Saturday, November 08, 2014 - 10:18 pm:

Constantine: For the most part, the truck came with all the original stuff,lots of brass plumbing on the back, minus no doubt some lanterns that you always see hanging on the sides, so I'm on the hunt for as vintage of 'em as I can find. Not much luck as yet. There are a couple of actual Pirsch lanterns made I believe by Dietz that I've seen, but wow, they're like $400 bucks...too much for me! It is actually missing its hose reel, so again, I'm on the prowl for one. It really is a cool truck. Thanks for the compliment!


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