1940 Seagrave. Six Cylinder Pierce Arrow engine. 750gpm pump. This engine was headed for the scrapper and I stepped in to save it.
Good: All new brake wheel cylinders, new brake master cylinder. Brake booster was professionally restored by White Post – all in the past two years. Carburetor professionally restored by the Old Carb Doc one year ago. Water jacket inspection cover on the left side of the engine was cracked beyond repair and a new one was made to the same specs by a machine shop. Internal engine oil gallery completely remade to replace original copper lines that leaked badly. The sheet metal on this truck is in excellent condition – no rot or bad rust at all. The frame is solid.
Bad: The ladder does not work. The hydraulic motor was taken apart by the previous owner and never put back together. It looks like all of the parts are present. The tires need to be replaced. The booster reel is broken (but I have the pieces). The condition of the pump is unknown. The clutch still needs to be adjusted (maybe replaced). The truck runs, but not very well. It has an exhaust manifold gasket leak. Max road speed is 40mph.
This engine is 40 feet long. It is currently stored indoors and has been since I purchased it. The delivery photos attached show the truck in its original configuration as a quad. The owning department sent the truck back to the factory for the addition of the aerial ladder in 1961.