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    We have a 1926 REO Speed Wagon pumper that we have restored, we are looking to find information about the engine. Does anyone know if parts are available? We would like to go through the motor, new rings, bearings, etc.

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    The REO- First motorized fire apparatus to beat a horse
    drawn fire carriage.

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    I thought they were a band.
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    I think they're spelled the same, but pronounced differently. The car manufacturer is pronounced "reo" while the band is R-E-O. It might be the other way around, but I'm pretty sure I have it the right way. But hey, I bet most young adults at my age (20) have never even heard of the band...

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    The REO SpeedWagon was a truck built by Ransom E. Olds Motor Company. Olds was also the founder of the Oldmobile Automotive company, which became part of General Motors in 1908.

    The band REO Speedwagon came from Illinois and had many hit records.

    My favorite REO tune is "Ridin' The Storm Out".
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    Here's a nice 1919 REO Speed Wagon for ya.

    Sportin the original 22's, and some nice bling on the dash with that old school bell.
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    getting back to the question at hand.....


    we are looking to find information about the engine. Does anyone know if parts are available? We would like to go through the motor, new rings, bearings, etc.
    There are many resources that you can refer to for information. Some of them are:

    -The Antique Truck Club of America http://www.antiquetruckclubofamerica.org/

    -The American Truck Historical Society (maintains a large library in their new headquarters in Kansas City, Ks.)
    http://www.aths.org

    -SPAAMFAA (The Society for the Preservation and Appreciation of Antique Motorized Fire Apparatus in America)They maintain a listing of parts, services, etc for many makes and models of antique fire apparatus.
    http://www.spaamfaa.org/

    -http://oldtimetrucks.org/

    Hemmings Motor News always has good stuff- a monthly publication of sales, trades, wanted, etc.....http://www.hemmings.com/

    Anyone with an antique fire truck should become members of SPAAMFAA and register their vehicle in SPAAMFAA's registry- that way, other owners of the same make vehicle could contact you with tips, or questions of their own. Many of us antique owners out here gather info by talking to one another!
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