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Title: 55 fitzjohn roadrunner. Only 1 of its kind. gunna need all the help I can get!
Post by: fitzjohn on February 12, 2017, 06:01:50 AM
Hello all, thought id introduce myself since ill probably be posting quite a bit in need of assistance. I just purchased a 1955 Fitzjohn Roadrunner FIG (with gas engine). Now as if that wasn't rare enough, this bus was actually converted into an rv by Fitzjohn at the time it was made. I don't have the full story yet but the guy has all the literature that came with it including hand drawn blueprints, service manuals, parts lists, owners manual, even the maintenance records!(all written in beautiful long hand). ill be getting it back here this week, so ill have more pictures then. I just wanted to get the ball rolling because im so excited. this thing is in crazy good condition and im in love!
Title: Re: 55 fitzjohn roadrunner. Only 1 of its kind. gunna need all the help I can get!
Post by: fitzjohn on February 12, 2017, 06:22:50 AM
does anyone have experience with this motor? how hard are parts going to be to get? I cant find hardly any info on this particular model of engine...  any help?

Title: Re: 55 fitzjohn roadrunner. Only 1 of its kind. gunna need all the help I can get!
Post by: DearMissMermaid on February 12, 2017, 07:34:48 AM
I googled your engine and all sorts of info popped up.
Title: Re: 55 fitzjohn roadrunner. Only 1 of its kind. gunna need all the help I can get!
Post by: fitzjohn on February 12, 2017, 08:38:43 AM
Waukesha 140-gks engine ?

the 140 part I think is important.....

Am I wrong?

without the gks... I got action. I guess im gunna be ok.
Title: Re: 55 fitzjohn roadrunner. Only 1 of its kind. gunna need all the help I can get!
Post by: Massmerch on February 12, 2017, 11:33:42 PM
That is really a nice and interesting rig.  Please let us know what you do with it in your travels and vehicle remodels.  I'm a bit jealous.  Have fun.   ;D 8)

Oh yeah...I almost forgot.  More pictures would be nice too!