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handy1882

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About handy1882

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  • Birthday 06/09/1980

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    Oxfordshire
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    Old rusty stuff that nobody else wants
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    Duty technician, posh name for a jack of all trades at all hours of the day.

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  1. Thanks Tim. At the last house, I had spare time but no space, now I have space but spare time is at a premium!
  2. Not sure what this is from, but it looks very similar to a WLF gearbox? If it's any use to anyone you are welcome to it.
  3. Hi all, Just to keep in touch, the Vulcan is still progressing, but at a much slower rate. My wife and I bought a house (pile of bricks with a door knob on!) that needed a complete renovation, so have spent over a year getting it habitable, it still needs finishing, but we are in. Also we have had a baby girl who is now 6 months old, so as you can guess I've had to put the Vulcan on the back burner for a little while. However the house did come with a double garage and a rather nice workshop which will more than happily accommodate an assembled Vulcan plus other clutter....
  4. handy1882

    Gearbox

    Vulcan is still under progress but has slowed up considerably due to a house move/complete renovation and a baby girl which arrived in October...
  5. handy1882

    Gearbox

    It looks very similar to a Ward LeFrance box......
  6. handy1882

    Gearbox

    There may be some numbers somewhere but I've not really had a good look, guessing 6 speed and reverse. I assume the rod on the gearstick is a reverse interlock It came attached to an Albion en286 engine which had been used to re engine a trencher so engine and box are probably not an original pairing? The bit of tin on the back is part of this conversion. Certainly looks 40's to 50's, and it is a very heavy lump so must be out of something quite substantial
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    Gearbox

    Hi All, Does anyone know what this gearbox is out of? Definitely green paint under the yellow. If it's of use to anyone, you are welcome to it as its in the way.
  8. Hi Joey, I have the only other Vulcan VSW 6x4, chassis number 13... I'll PM You my contact details.
  9. Hi Sam, Great work! I had a look round your truck a while back when it was in a sale. I'm really glad that it is being brought back to life, fantastic stuff!
  10. Hi Pete, Thank you very much for your kind comments. Hopefully you will see it in one piece someday, its been it bits for a long time. I think Pete and Roy bought it sometime in the late 70's. It certainly given me a huge appreciation for the amount of work that goes in to other peoples restorations.
  11. I managed to find an old Austin carb that still had the correct choke assembly on, this fitted straight on. All ready to fit one day...
  12. It all came apart with a lot of very gentle heating and tapping. The aluminium insert was nearly completely rotted away, I'm sure there is a clever name for this bit.. I machined up a new one. also machined a new butterfly shaft and main jet. The inlet filter was a but worn, I managed to get it apart and fit a new filter mesh. The float had a few small holes, so i soldered these up.
  13. The carburetor has also been done. It is a Zenith 30 HZ which was fitted to a lot of different vehicles such as the Austin 12/4 etc, however the Vulcan one is a slightly rarer version as is it left handed compared to the more available Austin version. It was seized completely solid and has been having a soak in WD40 since i started the project.The large air intake looks to be a later modification, and the right angle bronze casting does not really match the carb.
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