As it says... I've gotten involved in getting an old (1960 are the rumors, could not find any ID other than the very worn M725 and ambulance info plate) M725 ambulance running again. It was converted to a 17 passenger (four rows of seats, no top or box any more) tour jeep a long time ago, and my friend who owns it now remembers it running around on ridiculous "roads" when she was a little kid at camp (she's 26 now). So... probably been about 10 to 15 years since it ran. I've bought other vehicles that haven't ran in 15 years and restored them before, so that part I'm fine with... just never looked under the hood of one of these particular beasts till last saturday morning.
It looks pretty complete aside from the tour jeep conversion -- original 230 straight six engine etc. Missing the starter motor (her uncle says that, and the gas tank going out, was the only reasons why it was parked), and the brake pedal is completely flat. And missing both batteries. But, aside from that and some new seats... it looks ready to run. The first hurdle is to find a new starter motor for it.... any suggestions on where the best source for these is? It's the 24 volt electrical system. The gas tank, on a quick inspection (haven't dropped it yet) seems to be a rotted filler neck, not the actual metal tank, though it does have a few rock impact scars on the tank.
As for the brakes... the brake cylinder goes off to a bunch of vacuum lines, but no reservoir that I could easily see.
I'll post a couple of pics later today -- because I know those are always the first thing everyone wants to see. Bright yellow... so it won't look much like what most of you are probably used to
And, what kind of engine is this? A few people at camp thought that it was a diesel... but it's clearly got spark plugs? Is this a multifuel engine maybe, or are they just remembering wrong? I'll post pics of the engine too.