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  1. Caretaker

    1961 International R-200 Fire Engine

    Tucked in for winter.
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    1961 International R-200 Fire Engine

    Adjusted the idle and mixture today. She was idling too low and running too rich. That took care of the backfiring and popping coming down the hills. It also seemed to take care of the loss of power when running up the big hills. I’ll have to wait until next summer to see if the heat played a part in the “uphill issue”. She’ll go to bed for the winter soon.
  3. Caretaker

    Very Handsome firetruck

    Nice and very unique. They went a little overboard with the gold leaf, but it’s well done, unlike the hacks at Maynard.
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    1961 International R-200 Fire Engine

    Spoke to my carb guy and he thinks that the vacuum governor and the mixture are in need of adjustment, based on my description. We’ll go for a ride and he’ll tune her in. That’s service!
  5. Caretaker

    Source for Badge/Trim Clips

    I’ll check and get back to ya.
  6. Caretaker

    Source for Badge/Trim Clips

    Here’s one of the badges for reference. Both have the same size posts.
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    1961 International R-200 Fire Engine

    That’s why I’m a bit stumped. I don’t know if I need to fiddle with the carb. It was set up according to spec when I reinstalled it. I think I’ll give the guy who rebuilt it for me a call and bounce it off him.
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    1961 International R-200 Fire Engine

    Tank is almost full and the standpipe is in the same position as it was when removed. The fuel pump is new.
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    1961 International R-200 Fire Engine

    I had it cleaned but I guess there could still be some stuff in there. I hope not. This only happens when pulling up big hills.
  10. Caretaker

    Source for Badge/Trim Clips

    I removed one of the access panels and looked at the back of the mounting area. Thinking about it now, I should have looked to see if the old clips fell down to the bottom of that space.
  11. Caretaker

    Source for Badge/Trim Clips

    I’ll have to open up an access panel and look at the ones that are still mounted. The truck is stored about 40 minutes from the house. I can provide photos and dimensions of the posts on the loose badges though.
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    1961 International R-200 Fire Engine

    Took the ole girl for a ride again today. Went down to have the truck weighed. She ran great for the most part. The truck began running weak and lost power going up a hill again, but after stopping for a few seconds, I started up again and finished pulling the hill just fine. Weird. Then, she backfires while coasting down the big hills. Engine temp is good. We may have some tuning to do. She weighed in at 16,780 lbs empty.
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    Source for Badge/Trim Clips

    Does anyone have a source for the clips used to secure badging to the cab of R series trucks? I need a total of four clips to re-mount an “International” and a “R-200” badge. Thanks.
  14. Caretaker

    1961 International R-200 Fire Engine

    Does anyone have a source for the clips that secure the “International” and “R-200” badging to the body? Thanks.
  15. Caretaker

    1961 International R-200 Fire Engine

    It was between 83 and 88 degrees out at the time. The engine had not been previously run as long or as hard in over four years.