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    Default I am looking for some toys for my Mack CF...

    Trying to get the Mack Cf back in tip top shape and wondering if anyone can help me with some things for her directly and additional equipment for her.

    The Mack CF has a roof top manual vent at the front of the cab. The interior plastic trim that goes from that to the headliner is destroyed beyond all hope of attempting to glue it back together. Color doesn't matter if you know where one is please let me know.

    I have some Federal rotators, square top gumballs that I need the mounting gasket for. They are no longer available from Federal. If you know of where I can find some, or a suitable substitute I would be appreciative.

    I am also looking for some 7/8 smooth bore tips, either a slug tip or a regular nozzle tip. I may not be able to get smoothbores on either of my real FDs but that won't stop me from doing it on MY rig. I would also like to find 200 or so feet of 2 1/2 that is usable. I have a smooth bore playpipe for that already. Maybe a couple old style pike poles too if you have them laying around. Obviously with the bigger stuff, shipping is an issue. If not half way across the ****ry I might be able to talk my wife into a dy or 2 trip to come get stuff.

    Okay let's get this out of the way...Free is great but I am not asking for charity, if you have something, and have a reasonable price, let's talk!
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    Check here for gaskets... http://dcaptain.com/beaconraylights.html

    I have a vintage beacon ray and he has been having gaskets made for them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lalautze View Post
    Check here for gaskets... http://dcaptain.com/beaconraylights.html

    I have a vintage beacon ray and he has been having gaskets made for them.
    Thanks that looks very promising.
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    I just went to the internet to look up Mack CF. I had never seen one before. Pretty serious looking outfit. I have nothing to offer but my encouragement, sounds like a fun project Fyred and good luck.
    Maybe you can use some of those great AARP discounts to get deals on hotel rooms and such as you travel looking for parts.
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    http://elightbars.org/f97/

    I can get you some 2 1/2 if you wanna pay for shipping.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MemphisE34a View Post
    http://elightbars.org/f97/

    I can get you some 2 1/2 if you wanna pay for shipping.
    How much 2 1/2? My wife and I may be coming to Tennessee later in the month sometime.
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    Quote Originally Posted by conrad427 View Post
    I just went to the internet to look up Mack CF. I had never seen one before. Pretty serious looking outfit. I have nothing to offer but my encouragement, sounds like a fun project Fyred and good luck.
    Maybe you can use some of those great AARP discounts to get deals on hotel rooms and such as you travel looking for parts.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LaFireEducator View Post
    Ahhh... They ain't nothin' but Pierce wannabe's.
    Actually to be more accurate Pierce has committed unbelievable sacrilege by naming one of their rigs the "Dash CF."

    Um, who is the wannabe cashing in on an iconic MACK identity?
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    Quote Originally Posted by LaFireEducator View Post
    Ahhh... They ain't nothin' but Pierce wannabe's.
    You're workin' on an ***-whoopin' if you make it to Wisconsin. lol
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    What type of roof vent? Is it the one with the bail on the inside which you can open it either way and has the dished plastic trim about 3 inches deep that tapers in around the vent from the headliner?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Miller337 View Post
    What type of roof vent? Is it the one with the bail on the inside which you can open it either way and has the dished plastic trim about 3 inches deep that tapers in around the vent from the headliner?
    Yes, that is it.
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    While everyone's sharing trade secrets, I'd give a shiny nickel to somebody who can find me a chrome pedestal mount for a Q siren, like the one on the yellow Ford with the big blue 26 on this page. We just bought a Q-less (not clueless) 1990 Ford cabover and might be able to score a Q for it, but we need the mount.
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    Do you need any sections of hard suction?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tree_house View Post
    Do you need any sections of hard suction?
    What do you have?
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    Quote Originally Posted by EastKyFF View Post
    While everyone's sharing trade secrets, I'd give a shiny nickel to somebody who can find me a chrome pedestal mount for a Q siren, like the one on the yellow Ford with the big blue 26 on this page. We just bought a Q-less (not clueless) 1990 Ford cabover and might be able to score a Q for it, but we need the mount.
    Looks like the same mount on the red tanker marked "8045." Anybody recognize the bodywork? I'm guessing both came from the same maker.

    I'd opine there is the outside possibility that Federal made such a mount, but it's maybe more likely that it's unique to that manufacturer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FyredUp View Post
    Yes, that is it.
    Nope, never seen one before.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FyredUp View Post
    Yes, that is it.
    I'll look I might have one. The ones out of the early R-models will work and the Superliner cabovers with the window in the bottom of the door should also work ( the window is the same shape as a vent.) No promises but if I find one its yours.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EastKyFF View Post
    While everyone's sharing trade secrets, I'd give a shiny nickel to somebody who can find me a chrome pedestal mount for a Q siren, like the one on the yellow Ford with the big blue 26 on this page. We just bought a Q-less (not clueless) 1990 Ford cabover and might be able to score a Q for it, but we need the mount.
    My buddy at MRFD just replaced one about a month ago because his little darlings was able to reconfigure it quite significantly. Gord is a terrible packrat like me, if the base was ok he'll have saved it I'll find out tomorrow K-Fried.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Miller337 View Post
    My buddy at MRFD just replaced one about a month ago because his little darlings was able to reconfigure it quite significantly. Gord is a terrible packrat like me, if the base was ok he'll have saved it I'll find out tomorrow K-Fried.
    Thanks dude!
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    Quote Originally Posted by tree68 View Post
    Looks like the same mount on the red tanker marked "8045." Anybody recognize the bodywork? I'm guessing both came from the same maker.

    I'd opine there is the outside possibility that Federal made such a mount, but it's maybe more likely that it's unique to that manufacturer.
    Both trucks were built by American, which sure doesn't give me any help in an internet search. How many bazillion results will come back to a search for "American Q mount"? About a bazillion bazillion, and including the word "mount" is a formula for undesired search results.

    I grew up in the county with those trucks and was a firefighter there for five years before moving here. I figure the former 8045 (we bought it used and renumbered it 5762 but never re-lettered it) is probably in a scrap heap somewhere. 5726 ended up at another department but they have since retired it too. I'd love to scavenge that dadgum mount off either truck...
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