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  1. the one i fitted to the drops had a 12" deep subframe fitted on the owners request. I wanted to go with 6" but customer gets what the customer wants. Small world the cab of the gear your fitting is now on the foden i took my gear of
  2. What i like about it is you cannot overdo it eg once the rust has gone nothing happens. If you end end up with holes in your pipes they where shot anyway
  3. sounds to me like forget foden get a scammell leyland/daf and put a body on it
  4. first of all apologies to greyhound 13222 for filling post with crap i had cut the round symbol and pasted to post. not thinking all other stuff would go as well. i can not delete it now. As for rates they are not much better now.
  5. think it depends on what you are doing with it
  6. i have had one suggestion already possibly Tourhill Commercials Kilmanock
  7. if you dont mind me pinching one of your pictures i could probably identify the operator by posting on some of the other sites i go on
  8. Just a thought i have never heard of the company you mentioned in Scotland. But there used to be a club called National Breakdown (the fore runner to Green Flag). They had Commercial agents all over the UK. When you became an agent for them the rep give you loads of stickers to put on vehicles like this
  9. This is the primer for the system i suspected may have been fitted but as said i have never had a tm so dont know. This was usually fitted on or under the dash. i have three ex army vehicles in yard as now all fitted with this type. But i have never looked to see how they work as i just give them a whiff of ether if they hesitate to start. The handle on one in the yard is marked Holt Lloyd Start Pilote. I think Sean n is right and yours has a different system.
  10. the round thing on the engine near starter is the fuel lift pump it is fitted with a manual primer to lift fuel up to filters and injector pump when bleeding. the cold start primer if its the sort i am thinking of is a tee shaped handle fitted usually below dashboard. By the way welcome to Forum
  11. I dont know for sure as i have never owned a TM but i would guess reservoir is under flap/ front grill. Filled up manually then pumped while trying to start and first running. Some were filled with methanol some ether cartridge. I think the 200 pumps refers to how many pumps befor reservioir/ cartridge was empty .The trucks i have had i have never used it no matter what the tempreture. If its going to go a drop of easy start (ether)in inlet manifold/aircleaner has sorted it
  12. there is a multitude of pallet deliver companies one i can recommend 45 quid 48 hr on you door step
  13. when in storage keep it out of sight. when out stay with it. Dont get paranoid about it nobody but you is reall y bothered
  14. it will earth through many things but will do them no good. Stop Cables/throttle cables/ fuel lines/all the bearings on the way to back axle/ even seen the old fashioned temp sender glow when trying to start. Much simpler just put a nice clean earth strap on
  15. Robin I know you asked the Question and i believe you know the answer even the most loved of relations should be allowed to go in peace when the time comes
  16. yes works brilliant with commercial wheel nuts they are a right pain to shot blast loose
  17. Cement mixer and soft sand polishes them up wipe with oily rag occasionally.
  18. if all else fails back in at right angles to the mast with a tractor pull it with a chain hung high on the mast and tip it sideways dont worry you wont tip it over its CG is very low pack and make good terrain Let us know how you go on
  19. Looking at pictures virtually any tele handler woulds sort that out working a right angle to rear towing eye. Personal it would i suspect weigh more than 5 ton near 7.5 . But i dont know. what ever all is not lossed if all fails a medium sized tractor with rear lift arms and a decent chain with with shorten claw a bit at a time would turn it through 90 ndegrees then it just a straight forward pull. Ps my estimate on weight is based on a three. five ton hyster we ran over a weigh bridge and weighed 7.3 tons another tip i was given many many years ago was you will never raise a vehicle by digging a hole to put ii in
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