Offered For Sale: Dated July 20, 2016
1926 Seagrave, Model 6WT “Type S (Standard size)”, 750 G.P.M. Centrifugal Pumping Fire Engine. It is still a small fire truck by today’s standards.
This is a Right Hand Drive, drive shaft driven type truck. It is NOT a chain driven type.
There are No known issues with any of the truck’s mechanics (inspected). It has excellent mechanical foot brakes & emergency hand brakes, excellent clutch, an excellent transmission and an excellent drive line. The transmission shifts smoothly and the motor runs smoothly.
The frame and body is absolutely straight and absolutely rust free with NO previous damage of any kind whatsoever.
The truck has all new and correct 1” solid Oak floor boards, running boards, hose bed boards and tail board with original and correct tin-type tread plate overlay correctly re-installed, correct (lockable) Solid Oak battery box with Solid Brass “S” padlock, built in original solid brass 12 volt D.C. accessory work light receptacle and its original cast aluminum top step tread plate and its correct Solid Oak rear equipment storage box (lockable). The two piece coach seat is original and it is in very good condition and very comfortable.
It has Excellent Paint with a very high shine finish in the correct “DUCO Dulux” Fire Engine Red paint code.
It has its original Seagrave built “T Head, F Style ” 6 cylinder motor. Its Motor Specifications are: 1,013 C.I. with 79.3 H.P. It has 5 ¾” Bore x 6 ½” Stroke and it has excellent compression. It has a 12 Volt DC electrical system. It has the correct fire service 12 Spark Plug cylinder head. It has all Original and Correct Dual Ignition systems, (Delco-Remy) distributor, coil and voltage regulator, Splitdorf magneto system), and Electric (Delco-Remy) starter and generator + its original front hand crank magneto starting system in the front. It has its correct and original, excellent condition Wheeler-Schebler brand, Model “A” solid brass updraft carburetor with the correct fire pump governor. The old motor Idles out beautifully all the way down to around 450 RPM when warmed up.
The truck is exceptionally clean but you could still perform a little more detailing on the lower crank case portion of the motor. The oil pan has been removed and cleaned out and properly re-gasketed. The lower motor crank case has been inspected and it is sound. A new rear main seal has been installed. The truck has a fresh oil change (10 Quarts) and new anti-freeze (12 Gallon capacity @ 50% = +10 degrees) installed. The motor has Excellent Oil Pressure with very few & very minor oil drips (no serious leaks. They are mostly from where I failed to install Teflon tape on the drain plugs.
The original steering column shaft (chromed) with its mounted quadrant, spark advance and gas adjustment controls are all in excellent working order.
The original “Honeycomb” type radiator core (12 Gallon capacity) is in excellent condition.
The truck has an Excellent Cooling System with NO water leaks anywhere. The nickel finished radiator shroud is in excellent condition for its age.
The truck’s gravity fed gasoline tank has been professionally cleaned out AND metal slurry re-sealed. There are No gas leaks anywhere in the fuel line.
The truck has its Original “Seagrave” Cloisonné type radiator shroud badge. It has its original large, solid brass “Seagrave” radiator cap and a new “Standard” size Boyce Moto Meter.
The truck’s 750 g.p.m. fire pump is clean and complete. It still has its original removable, solid brass internal intake strainers and the correct “operator’s” dual compound pump gauges (-30/150 GPM Vacuum and -30/400 GPM Pressure). It is Totally (un-messed with!)
The fire pump has Three 5” Suction Intakes (Le, Ri & Re). All suction caps (3), their 2 ½” discharge drain cock handles, their caps and the Original “Seagrave” brand 12” fire bell has been re-chromed. The truck has a large “Sireno” brand electric siren (with internal electric siren brake) mounted and wired on the left rear running board. It SCREAMS! It has a new, very loud 12 V Klaxon type electric horn and YES, IT GOES AHHOOOGA! The way it’s supposed to!
The truck has both of its original (5” Dia., 10’ Length) hard suction draft tubes (with attachable, submersible draft strainer) & one complete lash-up of 5” to 2 ½” soft suction compatible pump intake reducers.
The truck has the original and correct 11” (Brown Electric brand, barrel type) head lights (re-chromed) and a matching searchlight mounted on the cowling.
The truck has excellent condition Gold striping tape trim applied along the lower frame sides and on the battery box. There is additional Gold and Silver painted trim work on all four wheels and completely around the truck at running board level on the metal rim surfaces.
The truck has Two new 40 x 8 (10:00 x 24) GOODRICH brand front tires, with new brass stem tubes and new re-liners (flaps) installed on the front axle.
The truck has a new 12 Volt, Heavy Duty (1350 Ampere) Battery installed and also comes with a new float charger to aid in preventing overcharging.
A correct & complete reprinted 1926 Seagrave “Model S” operator’s manual is included. It addresses and includes pump nomenclature & general pumping information, motor and truck parts nomenclature and tuning specifications, electrical parts information, etc.
The truck has its original rear axle drive tires which are sound and fine for short range rolling usage but they will need upgrading for extensive highway use dependability.
Every light on the truck from its headlights and searchlight to every maintenance and emergency light works fine and everything is properly switched (35 Amp) and fused (30 Amp).
Some exhaust smoke and gas fumes are evident and this is perfectly normal in all of these old truck motors which have extremely large volume updraft carburetion with no pollution controls, but it is nothing unusual for the era. The rear section of the original three piece aluminum exhaust manifold has one short surface crack that may eventually need 1” or 2” of Heli-Arcing (but it doesn’t need it now and the manifold will not have to be removed from the truck if you ever decide to do so).
The truck didn’t come from the factory with a muffler but it still is not very loud or noisy. It does still have its original, very large and very heavy solid aluminum down-blast tail pipe extension tip mounted in place.
The steering column hub quadrant & spark/gas controls are all original. The steering wheel’s hub and spider is original (Nickel plate over solid brass).
The truck’s metal encased odometer cable is detached but is included. Original mileage unknown.
Both of the original & correct factory “Delco” electrical on-off switches on the truck’s dashboard have been properly upgraded with very similar new and correct 35 Amp pull/push switches for safety and reliability.
A rear tailboard hand grab rail bar and four new dual facing hose bed top rear warning lights (Red, Blue & Green) on new signal mounting brackets have been installed. There are two new Unity brand 6” emergency search lights also installed on the same brackets. One has diffused lighting and the other has beam lighting the way they are supposed to be.
Truck Size Specifications: 22’ Length, 6 ½’ Width, 6 1/2’ Height, Rolling weight is approximately 5-6 Tons +/-.
Shipping transportation from Richmond, Kentucky Zip 40475 to your location is easily arranged and I will assist you in arranging proper transport and proper loading at no additional cost.
Additional truck information & images are available upon request from firstname.lastname@example.org or @ 859 575.4444
$35,000.00 as is, where is. Best cash offers will be considered. No trades.
Owner Contact Information:
Jim Dent, 156 Hickory Meadows Drive, Richmond, Kentucky 40475, Phone# 859 575.4444 & email@example.com
|VIN (Vehicle Identification Number):||Builder"s number||Mileage:||0|
|Engine Make:||Seagrave F Type 1013 c.i.||Make:||Seagrave|
|Fuel Type:||Gas||Type:||Fire Truck|
|For Sale By:||Private Seller||Class:||Class 3 (10,001-14,000 lbs.)|
|Transmission Type:||Manual||Transmission Speeds:||3 Forward Speeds|
|Vehicle Title:||Clear||Suspension Type:||Spring|
|Number of Axles:||Single||Tire Size:||8 x 40"|