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  1. From the book The Motor Car by David Burgess Wise. There is the running truck to the left and a blown up truck to the right near the power pole. The photo didn't seem to have a caption. Any ideas on the make of the running truck?
  2. G'day lads. Not millitary but old and interesting are this pair of derelict trucks dad and I brought home. The Hallford is reasonably complete, but has some engine problems. The Lacre 5 tonner has a few issues with the transaxle casing, plus the engine is a bit rough. More photos etc on the Solid Tyred Trucks group on FB.
  3. Hi. Thanks for the Commer Car reply. I have the chassis and axles from an early Commer (it has "Commer Car" cast into the front cross member), but it has had wooden wheels without the brass hubcaps with the double C, so wasn't sure with this axle. Doug, yeah mate I am not sure with those heavy rear wheels. I would say English, but that is about all I know. Some have followed my home, but not all. Cheers.
  4. Hi. These were in a yard near me a while back. The drilling rig is on Leyland axles, and maybe the "C" hubcaps are from a Commer? Not sure what the other 2 are. Any thoughts? Cheers, AG.
  5. Hi Steve. You have all done great work with the Dennis. Very interesting reading. Well done. I have sent you a PM. Thanks, Andrew.
  6. Hi lads, Thanks for the replies. The complete truck has cast iron radiator tanks, but they have been painted silver. So from the details given, it would be 1920 or later going by the engine, as it doesn't have the Tylor engine. I am not sure what the cast iron radiator tanks mean though. Is it ex military or not? I have ordered one of the AEC books. The few engine parts I have from the 1920 truck look to have come from a Tylor engine. The knackered radiator I have came from a different truck, but the castings are made of aluminium, so might suit. Thanks for your help. AG.
  7. Here are some photos of the AEC Ltd truck. The brass plate is attached to the engine, the stampings are on the top of the bonnet, where it fits to the radiator. So no one knows anything about these trucks then? Are they earlier or later then the AEC chassis of 1920?
  8. Hi, Here are the plates from the diff and the gearbox.
  9. Here are a few pics from the weekend when we picked up the chassis for the AEC. The cabin had been made into a dunny out behind the shed! Plus a few of the sundry parts previously gathered up 10 years ago. Doug, the diff brass plate has the date 13.9.20 stamped on it. Thanks for the link to the AEC photos. I am still unsure of where the AEC Limited truck comes into it? Is it earlier or later that that dated 1920 chassis? Thanks for any help to date the complete AEC Limited truck. It's engine has AEC cast into it, so is not a Tylor.
  10. G'day. We had a road trip today and saw a few interesting things. I picked up a Leyland front axle, saw a very complete AEC Ltd truck and acquired an AEC chassis. The question is what is the go with the AEC Ltd truck? The brass plates attached to various components didn't have a date on them. The radiator tanks are cast iron. What year and model do you knowledgeable chaps think this is? The owner would like to know. Could this be a war time machine? The bare AEC Chassis has the usual dates stamped in the brass plates. The chassis plate says: Series: XU 37 Part No: R5730 Date: 15.9.20 and stamped into the chassis below is: 15557 This truck was stripped down to a rolling chassis to have a grain bulk bin put on top, which has preserved it quite well. The parts that were stripped off were left under a tree, with the non-ferrous components being scrapped. However 10 plus years ago I had collected the remaining bits, which include the gear box, steering box, diff worm, pedals, pots and pistons, crankshaft etc, even the original muffler with the brass tag still attached! It has taken a while for the bulk bin to be now made redundant, so now I can reunite the parts. The bonnet was found today too, where it had previously been used as a gate in a sheep yard! it is pretty rusty. (I did pick up a Renault bonnet once that was being used as a dog kennel. Aussie ingenuity and all.) I have also collected in my travels a rather sad AEC radiator with aluminium tanks. If anyone has an engine and better radiator in Aus, let me know! Cheers, AG.
  11. Here it is when new (ish) as a bus in Sydney.
  12. Hi lads, It seems there was a few different styles of counters, but not that common. Keeping track of the Miles would be a good thing for servicing, but I guess it was early days in the development of trucks. The chassis is a Clarkson (steam) lorry, built in Chelmsford, Essex. Cheers, AG.
  13. Hi. On a c1921 truck chassis I have, there was a Davenport Miles counter attached, mounted on the nearside chassis rail, about half way along, driven by an output shaft from the gear box. Has anyone seen another one surviving? Cheers, AG.
  14. Hi Citroman. Thanks for the great picture. I did go to the Berliet Foundation Museum in 1997 to find out about my Renault, but I didn't have the D-S then, so am not sure what info they might have. Cheers, AG.
  15. Hi, I guess it would have looked something similar to Richards great photo (thanks Richard). I was told mine had been a bus, but I can find no proof either way after much research. It is all too long ago and anyone who may have know are long gone. There are a few other pictures of similar machines (on wooden or steel spoke wheels) online. Also Bob Whitehead's book on steam wagons has a couple of pictures. I have never heard of another Darracq Serpollet commercial vehicle surviving, but my knowledge of what is in France isn't very extensive. Does anyone know the veteran truck movement in France very well, or know of someone/museum etc who may know? I have an original D-S catalogue written in English that shows much detail of my style of wagon. It would be nice to be able to measure up a surviving wagon, but if none survive then there is enough information and surviving parts to restore, one day. Cheers, AG.
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