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    interesting and now we have no truck manufacturing in the UK...how the UK has been left behind...
    The Cold War Museum. 'we are not ready' but in true tradition of the British, we will overcome all that we face.
    Curator, owner, dogs body, tea maker, errand boy, and anything else that is needed to get it open. but in true British tradition the planners have already scuppered my plans so we cannot open on the 1st may no matter what I do...I love my country but gosh I wish we could do away with planners...

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    Politicians and Bankers. Worst of all people in charge with no long term interest or vision. Clutch problems if there is not a mechanical reason or breakage usualy start with one driver who cannot or will not use the lower gear ratios to pull away or manoeuvre. Albion are still the go to company for Jonny foreigner to get the best diffs and important transmision parts in the world.
    Last edited by john1950; 06-04-2017 at 19:00. Reason: spelling and additions

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    clutch and box going back in again after son put the clutch lever the wrong side..oops...good job all the same though...
    The Cold War Museum. 'we are not ready' but in true tradition of the British, we will overcome all that we face.
    Curator, owner, dogs body, tea maker, errand boy, and anything else that is needed to get it open. but in true British tradition the planners have already scuppered my plans so we cannot open on the 1st may no matter what I do...I love my country but gosh I wish we could do away with planners...

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    Quote Originally Posted by paulob1 View Post
    interesting and now we have no truck manufacturing in the UK...how the UK has been left behind...
    Better tell that to the workforce at the DAF factory in Leyland. They assemble more wagons a year than the Motors every did. Also there are probably some chaps in Guilford who may dispute the comment

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    There are no volume indiginous U.K. truck builders left, the builders in the U.K. are foreign owned assembly plants. Daf is American owned.

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    Quote Originally Posted by john1950 View Post
    There are no volume indiginous U.K. truck builders left, the builders in the U.K. are foreign owned assembly plants. Daf is American owned.
    I did say assembled,(by a British workforce)

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    We do still have that understated company JCB, beavering away. Doing both design and build as well as assembly. If we can call it ours the F1 industry is at the cutting edge of next generation development. (Excuse the pun) Over the years saftey features and engineering developments trickle through to our road vehicles. So I do not think all is lost. Are Unipower still running? Dennis still exists. Examples from abroad are not infalible A recent delivery of a well known brand from a country we love to hate of two units, resulted in one being returned solicitors letters exchanged and a New replacement being supplied. Keep opposing veiws alive do not let them go the way of the British motor industry. We can still see the whole gambit of the best of British alive and kicking at the weekends when like mindeds meet, but everyone is welcome. Now back to work where did I put that wooden spoon.

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    cannot beat my foden, a solid reliable but now rusty trusted truck that starts first time if the batteries are good and runs beautifully now the clutch is new and the flywheel sorted...needs a few gators replacing soon and will need a new set of tyres all round as these are now getting old and cracked...will go all metric and save a lot of hassle...

    could do with a lighter clutch though...oh for an automatic gearbox...
    The Cold War Museum. 'we are not ready' but in true tradition of the British, we will overcome all that we face.
    Curator, owner, dogs body, tea maker, errand boy, and anything else that is needed to get it open. but in true British tradition the planners have already scuppered my plans so we cannot open on the 1st may no matter what I do...I love my country but gosh I wish we could do away with planners...

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    Fodens were the truck of choice for Showmen years ago. Some still have them, as do some Owner Drivers, like you. If you want an automatic when it goes wrong its not as easy or cheap as a manual to repair and the fuel consumption is not as good. Swings and roundabouts. Less fatigue.
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    yes but this truck does maybe 1000 miles a year...the auto would be a long time before it was over used or worn out...assuming minimum 1,000,000 kms, the 350 bhp over 220 is a real bonus too...would make the drive just that much easier and I cannot see it being that big a job...just too much for my team at the moment..
    The Cold War Museum. 'we are not ready' but in true tradition of the British, we will overcome all that we face.
    Curator, owner, dogs body, tea maker, errand boy, and anything else that is needed to get it open. but in true British tradition the planners have already scuppered my plans so we cannot open on the 1st may no matter what I do...I love my country but gosh I wish we could do away with planners...

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