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Longen

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  1. Longen

    Power steering

    Dave, I have a system like this on my Explorer fitted so that the power assist was available for longer than the airtank capacity during yard shunting. It does what you describe. It does require a hydraulic pressure source (Pump). Im not sure about the Diamond T , do you have the option to add the pump. I have the Leyland 680PP which has the pump option driven by the engine. Dave.
  2. The handle with the small star wheels is an abrasive wheel (Grinder) dresser. It is held against the grinding wheel whilst the wheel is rotating and the grit in the wheel is dislodged so that new grit is exposed.
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    Brains Trust help required.

    2 sump plugs ? Explorer Meadows engine has 2 for different levels of sump. Dip stick is for gearbox ? Just throwing ideas up.
  4. Longen

    Blocking up Vehicles.

    If working on the vehicle with the wheels off, store them under the vehicle. This avoids falling over them and they will stop the vehicle falling to the ground if the unthinkable happens and the vehicle comes off the stands. HGV's are another matter as the wheels are often too F'ing heavy and are easier left vertical to allow moving by rolling.
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    WW1 Dennis truck find

    Please make the effort. I enjoyed reading the blog and found it inspirational. I am sure many others will too. Without the images the words struggle to reflect your work and it would be a shame for others to miss out on this. Of course the priority has to be the truck but the history is also important. Many thanks for making the effort to publish your work and please continue to do so. Dave.
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    METEOR ENGINE, TOOL VALVE HOLDING

    Hello John, I've heard of compressed air being used to do this. Never done it myself but the gentlemen who had used this technique was replacing valve springs on a rover V8. Spark plug modified to take an air line. Hope this helps. Dave.
  7. Hello All, just to introduce myself. I'm a fan of any vintage vehicle but most inportantly I have just been given the honour of becoming the current custodian of HSU 832, A 1954 Scammell Explorer. We hope to be getting out and about so that more of you can share the enjoyment of seeing such a great piece of British history.
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