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    Melbourne, Australia
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    Restoring Leyland S-type 1911-12, Leyland PH 1924, also White SC
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    engineer/farmer/consultant

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  1. There is a saying out here ... that every day it rains is a good day! And there's nothing wrong with warm English beer... as I discovered to 'my surprise' many years ago (sacre bleu)! In a way i have taken the same tack, treating the engine to a rebuild early on; as a way of building project momentum.
  2. Welcome to the Leyland restorers 'club'. Lots of early Leylands in Australia and New Zealand. Fertile ground for these beasts. Most are a mix of two/four/six ton being S3 variants, and larger PH2 & 4, also A type. Several later fire engines reside in NZ - Ferrymead. No SQ variants; that I know of. A very few pre-great-war Leylands exist. A 'U type' fire engine in Hobart. An X4.40.V, and a very early S(?) in NZ. And, what I believe to be an S2, in my shed. Cheers Robert
  3. Ahhh. There's nothing like the thrill of acquiring something(s) unusual. Well done!
  4. Have enjoyed the process and the problem solving - the time has passed so quickly... "...Quite a promising start to the project." ... January 2015.
  5. I concur. Really interesting find. Go for it!!!
  6. Top pic... any takers for early NAG - AEG - Schneider? Stumped!
  7. Pic is a bit fuzzy at my end... could it be: Halley, Halford, Lacre or Vulcan?
  8. A new book has been published here in Melbourne. Called "Our Forgotten Volunteers" by Bojan Pajic. The book follows the stories of Australians and New Zealanders who served on the Salonika/Balkan Front. Many were medical staff...
  9. Ahhh... I can smell the grease from here.
  10. That is an impressive barn find. Do you happen to know whether there are many of these in existence?
  11. I took a look at a photo of the Yeovil unit just now. Is this a mock-up with the odd original part?
  12. Thanks for posting the war office disposals list... another part of the Leyland puzzle exposed.
  13. Redherring

    Errol

    How likely is it that this is the original engine?
  14. Redherring

    Errol

    A useful book is: AEC Vehicles Origins to 1929 - by Brian Thackray.
  15. The Dennis is very bright 'red' in colour. Is this shade original? Are you likely to get booked for speeding by every passing patrol car? Robert
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