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Old 12-15-2017, 10:28:29 PM
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I bought this old Federal to add to my collection. It was sort of an impulse buy on eBay. No one had bid and I first saw it with only 4 hours left on the auction. So I bid, won, and paid a transport business to bring it to me. They did a good job considering it didn't even roll. I had to rent a forklift to get it off his trailer. I have since temporarily adapted a 22.5 to the front hub that had the busted wheel and unstuck the rears so I can pull it where I need it.
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Saw that but didn't think I had enough years in me to get it finished.
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Dennis, I know exactly how you feel, but sometimes the fun & enjoyment is in the journey, not necessarily the destination. I expect to have all of my projects completely done by the time I am 237 years old. If by some odd chance that does not work out, at least they have been saved & someone else can carry on with them.

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Well I'm in my mid 30s now so I may have this rig running by time I'm retired. That along with a few other old rigs under long reconstructions and all my other bazillion projects. I would like to have the spoke wheels restored but I will be keeping an eye out for the cast/solid rubber tires. My wife just rolls her eyes anytime I bring another antique truck or machine tool home. I just told her progress at least had already been made. When it was delivered it didn't roll or steer. Now it at least rolls and steers. End of conversation haha.
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Engine looks like it will run.
Is the mag a Wico ?
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I have a few old photos of an old Federal truck that my grandpa's brother owned. They were taken around 1920. One of the photos shows it loaded with either coal or gravel. He was a truck driver for many years.
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Engine looks like it will run.
Is the mag a Wico ?
I know very little about mags. But I am learning as I go. Documentation about the 1915 Federal says Eisemann. Next step will to be work on getting the engine unstuck and running again. Seller told me I am actually the 3rd owner and that his grandfather rebuilt the engine in the 90s and then the truck sat shortly after for the last 20 or so years.

---------- Post added at 09:49:14 PM ---------- Previous post was at 09:45:43 PM ----------

I did just now compare pictures of mags on ebay. It does look exactly like a Wico Model C
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