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Lost mack engine!

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  • Lost mack engine!

    I'm a retired Richmond, Va. Firefighter originally from Western Pa.

    I'm looking for one Mack in particular.

    It is a 1955, maybe a '56. It was owned by Evans City, Pa. and was bought way back then with Civil Defense monies in the '50's.
    It was in service with the Evans City Volunteer Fire Department until 1981 or 1982 when it was replaced and sold to the highest bidder.

    The borough lost many records in a flood in 2004 and so far we haven't been able to find a thing like registration, serial numbers or who the high bid was.

    We believe it went to a used apparatus dealer in the south, possibly Texas. We believe it was then sold to a volunteer fire department in West Texas possibly.

    It possibly went to Louisiana also.

    We have very little to go on other that a couple of pictures. Anyone know how to find an old Mack that has been lost for 30 + years?
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    Anyone ever searched for a vehicle you once owned because you have no idea where it went after you owned it?
    I know the serial number but can't find it because it is a 1955 and is only an 8 digit VIN. Since 1981 all VIN are 17 digits. The websites that you can search only will search 17 digits.
    I'm stumped and have reached a dead end everywhere I've looked.
    This is still titled to Evans City, Pa. Borough in Pennsylvania, it is also titled to Fire Master Fire Apparatus in Springfield, Missouri. It was titled in Missouri 12-17-1984. Sometime after that it was sold by them out of Missouri to someone in a different state. Back in the pre 9-11 and pre-computer days I've been told that states didn't notify each other of title changes. Had this been sold and titled within either of these states the title would have shown different ownership.
    The Mack Museum has given me all the information on this custom build including the serial number.
    B85F1079
    Anybody ever see this? Something that sets it apart is the booster reel is in the rear step compartment and not on top.
    I've called 26 different states DMV offices and no luck. Some don't have records that go back any farther than 7 years, some 15. Only 2 do not drop the VIN ownership because of not being licensed or title change.
    Anything may help. The intentions are to get this back to the original owner, Evans City Volunteer Fire Department.

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    • #3
      Have someone with access to a NICB person, and see if they will run some searches for you.

      https://www.nicb.org/theft_and_fraud...ness/vincheck/

      See if the chiefs assoc will send it out to all their members??


      http://www.iafc.org/

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      • #4
        Have you contacted SPAAMFA (Society for the Preservation and Appreciation of Motorized Fire Apparatus in America)? Their website is spaamfa.org.

        Took a quick look at their links and resources. Might be something there to help you out. Not sure if they have a message board but they have a magazine. Perhaps you could put something in there to help the search.

        Good luck and hope this helps,
        Walt
        Train like you want to fight.
        www.kvfd.net

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