I noticed this on the local craigslist. I suspect someone had a dead firetruck and mounted the bed and front water pump on a '26 Chevy 1 ton truck.
Here is a link to the ad: 1926 Chevy Firetruck
Mike Quezada checked it out and here are his comments:
1. The truck is suppose to be a ’26 but it has a 28 engine and a 3 speed transmission. The chevy 3 speed transmission was free to shift.
2. Mounted directly behind the 3 speed transmission is a Muncie gear box. The gear box appears to be installed with the proper adapters to connect the 3 speed chevy to the Muncie. The muncie unit did not shift.
Muncie made two types of transmissions for early fords and chevys. The larger one with power take off plate was for trucks only while the smaller was used in cars also. Both are 3 speed with reverse, the speeds being roughly 2 to 1 underdrive, direct, and 1 to 1.4 overdrive. It is possibly the truck has a transmission from some other vehicle adapted into it. Bearings and bushings are readily available. I did not see a power take-off on this unit.
3. The original drive line is attached to the rear of the Muncie gear box. The gear box is approximately 12” long and the frame of the truck was cut and extended that same amount.
4. There is no PTO from either of the transmissions.
5. The front water pump appears to be lined up directly to the crank on the front of the engine (drive line missing)
6. I could not get the motor to turn by hand. The engine had a electric fuel pump attached to the cowl. It has the shape of a hydraulic brake reservoir. The engine had a non-stock carburetor. The engine has a very large alternator, attached to a rectifier that was feeding a voltage regulator putting out 7 volts at 100 amps'
7. The rear driver rim is damaged, when they were filling the tire they forgot and left the air compressor running until the rim exploded, this rim can not be repaired.
8. The tires are all in good shape but are aged.
9. The rear fire box does not appear to be fitted for this truck. The wheel well is much larger than is needed for the standard Chevrolet tires. There is only 1 - 1 1/2” gap between the rear tires and the fire box frame.