This red 1949 IHC KB-12 Howard-Cooper fire pumper engine is a very complete, solid, all-original truck ready to be restored. It was retired from Mason County, Washington with 11,604 miles on the odometer. This is a scarce truck as almost no pumpers where ordered in the bigger KB-12 with 179" wheel base. Also, it is an unusual 5 speed truck with straight differential. It has a Continental 586 CID straight six. We drove it about 100 miles but it has a fuel starvation problem which has not been repaired. The air brakes were working when he drove it. The body is very straight and rust free, except there is minor rust on the right running board under the forward battery box. The truck was converted to 12 volt and the conversion components are mounted on the firewall under the dash. The 750 gal/minute pump and all the controls are there. There are two rubber suction hoses and the top reel hose. The two ladders are there. There is no big canvas hose. Included with the truck at items which were purchased after the acquisition, including a siren, gum-ball light and 2 fire extinguishers with mounts. The interior is all there. The seats are green. The bottom driver seat has some tears. There are not many all-original, complete 49 IHC fire pumpers around and this on would make a fantastic parade vehicle. Please call (406) 318-0270 for details about this 49 IHC "corn binder" fire pumper engine. For sale $16,000
I do not sell parts.
Please do not ask for parts.