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 1957 American LaFrance

Dan Gilmore Photograph

(The above photo is from 3+ years ago.)

Shop manual terms and translations from the October 2002 PPPSI newsletter:

The manual says: Turning the engine will be easier with the spark plugs removed.

Translation: However, starting the engine afterwards will be much harder.  Once that sinking pit of your stomach feeling has subsided, you can start to feel deeply ashamed as you gingerly refit the spark plugs.

Make Number:

Date of Manufacture:


Engine Type:

Continental "Red Seal" 6 cylinder

Horsepower Rating:

Transmission Type:

4-speed manual


1000 GPM

Original Owner:


Second Owner:

Adelphi Fire Dept. (OH)


Plans are to restore the truck and re-power it with a diesel engine and an automatic transmission.

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Updated: January 2003