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Everything posted by john1950

  1. Proves AEC engineers knew what they were doing in the engine build dept. You could lift the air pressure 5 to 10 psi. Its probably low after all of these years. Would a continental type beam changer be legal on the Maxter?
  2. Does it have slack adjusters that you can move the clevice on the brake chamber rod to a different hole to increase length and leverage.
  3. Petrol and diesel versions are totaly different animals. One is a long 4 stroke straight 8, and the other is a compact opposed piston 2 stroke that can be lifted out and ground run with umbilical connections to the 432.. Then you have the latter incarnation with a straight 6 Cummins.
  4. There is a two stroke forum, some time ago one of the HMV forum members from Tazmania with a 432 power pack wrote that he posted on there.
  5. Have you any pictures of the brake units?
  6. Most Bedford diesels smoke on start up, any fuel injection repair company should be able to test the parts. Check the Air filter element is clean first.
  7. There was an advert on this forum in vehicles posted is Sept last year by bigwill.
  8. I think that 432 is still available at the paint ball company near Durham that closed down.
  9. A good topic just keep going here
  10. First one is a CMP probably a Chev second one possibly a Marmon Herrington or Commer. Great photos.
  11. Not as rare as the Forum member looking for a QL Tipper tailgate. CAV/Simms Control boxes are getting difficult to find.
  12. You have to get lucky sometime. It is showroom condition, great job.
  13. Split and banjo axles have a different hub design to accommodate different halfshaft designs, there is a different design hub also for the non driven 6x4 variant. To fit twin wheels on the front they simply used the twin nut arrangement of the rear wheels the same as a Ford Sussex design.
  14. Thank you for the information. Going back in the dark box.
  15. If you look at Austin K2 parts for sale in the Clasiffied section, there is a picture of an Austin front I beam axle, it is the same style as a GMC 6x4.
  16. Yes thank you.You should have a reply. Regards John
  17. After a lot of looking I found what I was looking for, but there is only one if that is any good to you.
  18. You can even see the rest of the wheels. I wonder where the picture was taken?
  19. If you go to GMC CCKW Wickapedia there is a picture of a restored air portable and some others also information.
  20. Trying to identify this water pump any help appriciated. Part number on body FV600357 and on the mounting plateFV383515
  21. I forgot all about the dumb axle of the 6x4. I think the 6x4 had a higher gross weight than the 6x6 because it was not expected to do long distances or be used as much off road. In peace time it was the sought after truck for the burgeoning road transport industry.
  22. History is littered with instances of inferior forces tenaciously applied and well led carrying the day. Do not despair.
  23. Every day is a day at school, Questions are good, keeps the gray matter working Basicaly there is a centre beam section either split type or banjo, or in some cases bath tub with a differential that has steering /constant velocity joint housing, hub carrier bolted to each end. Then at the rear a track rod tying both housings together for the vehicle steering. These are basic drive axles with leaf springs suspension, not independant suspension design or walking beam. Axle torque is managed either by the design of the leaf springs or by the use of torque rods, mostly on the rear axles. Sorry I do not have a front drive axle to photograph.
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