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Richard Farrant

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  1. I would say it is a Ford, going by the radiator grille. As the bridge plate appears to be 7 and the other two lorries next have high canopies, it can be assumed that it is a 3 ton F60L
  2. Not a goat on the badge, it is a hart, a male deer.
  3. That Land Rover was an anti-spark diesel version LHD, served its life with RAF in Germany, disposed of 27 years ago. Has not had a lot of care by look of it.
  4. Larry a wheel bearing is in two parts, cup and cone, you only showed the cone which falls out when hub pulled off. Cup is probably still in the hub.
  5. Larry, the bearing falls out of the hub when it is removed from the axle, If the Cup part of the bearing was removed I could understand your question but as you do not show it then it must still be in the hub.
  6. Same size hexagon as hub nut on a jeep, hub nut sockets are cheap enough, only way to adjust the wheel bearings properly.
  7. I remember an incident with a Barford towing a tilt trailer loaded with an International 100B, it was coming down Blue Bell Hill from Chatham towards Maidstone, got out of control and tipped the lot on its side. Our recovery team went out to it. I worked on the Barford and seem to think the damage was not too bad as the body protected the cab somewhat, but the 100B suffered and when I was up at the Plant School training workshops a bit later I recognised the 100B by the bevelled off edges where it had slid down the road. This would have happened in late 80's. Hope it was not one of you ex-Sappers involved!
  8. Just realised, on that carb the arm is not attached to the float. I did have a problem with one of those Solex float needle valves recently, it was flooding and the needle movement did not feel right, so I carefully dissected it and found the needle has a Viton tip on the sealing end, this had detached from the metal needle. Obviously a recent replacement and believe this could be due to ethanol.
  9. Another way is to add another washer under the needle valve, it saves messing with the float, unless of course the float is leaking.
  10. Rob, I recollect a breaker like that came in our workshops, probably late 70's and it was called an Arrow (possibly the make), and based on a Ford lorry chassis and engine, but driven backwards.
  11. Hi Rob, that gear stick straight out the top of the box and good steering lock, much easier to drive than a Militant , although I liked those as well.
  12. Hi Harry, Never owned one but worked on quite a number of army ones from 1974 into the 1980's. The 690 was the early one then the last ones the army had were fitted with the AEC 760 engine. First one I worked one, had to take the engine out and strip it as a con rod had gone through the block. The block was repaired and I rebuilt it. I loved them, a really straight forward truck to work on. Your looks like it has extension sides on as the army ones were lower and when the miners strike was on, some of the army ones had to be fitted with extension sides. The 690 was built by Thornycroft and the later 760 built by Scammell. Aveling Barford was part of British Leyland at the time.
  13. According to the news video on here he said he was opening the museum on Memorial Day 2019, must have been a slip of the tongue as it was planned for May 2020
  14. Hi Ted, In answer to your quote above, I had to smile as Bedford used to put in there adverts many years ago, "good for a 50% overload". !!!
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