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That truck needs a rescue. I understand there is only 1 or 2 complete running A12 kicking around. The Cheiftain just did a nice 2 parter for World Of Tanks on YouTube featuring the M26A1 at the museum of American Armor in New York. On my bucket list.Happy Anniversary! """"""" The M26 first saw action on the Italian Front of 1943 """""""
Great history write up over here...... https://sites.rootsweb.com/~mtygf/county/m26.htm
The truck is still there and it's kindled a fire in me loins to look at bustin' her out. She's described as the later M26A1 and not the armoured M26 with around 1270 manufactured.....but we're not exactly sure, if you read the above site.
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The fellas and ladies that kept these rolling saved a rare piece of history. Happy 80th!
I swear I saw a Hall Scott museum but can't find it right now. Maybe it was part of the Pacific truck gang I talked to a decade ago that needed Hall Scott but I still see some enthusiasts around. Getting the word out there about an engine could be started here maybe....https://www.facebook.com/groups/1563110327265979/....... I wish I could say I'll drive down with a trailer and grab it for the Cando M26 project. Several MV guru's have said it's not 'worth' saving in part because the engine is gone. I'm still sitting on a fence waiting for someone to bump me on my head hard enough to send the wreckers to pick it up. Meanwhile, we can watch this video that has a Hall Scott M26 and a bunch of other heavies running around.I realize that there aren't very many of these trucks around however I have located an old FWD snowblower that has one of these hall Scott engines in the rear of it driving the snow blower section. Is there any market for these? Hoping to keep it out of the scrap yard
This might be another contact to make to salvage a Hall Scott. https://www.hall-scottengines.com/ Not sure how current this is but let us know what you find out. It sure looks like there's a decent Hall-Scott fan club market out there.I realize that there aren't very many of these trucks around however I have located an old FWD snowblower that has one of these hall Scott engines in the rear of it driving the snow blower section. Is there any market for these? Hoping to keep it out of the scrap yard
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