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  1. Agreed but puzzled as to why someone wrote Systeme Purrey on the photo, Purrey made steam trams and wagons. Definitely a NAG here:
  2. Our trackday RX7 with a 6.2 LS3 really upsets the rotary purists..... Biggest problem with the XJ6C is the bendy body, it is rather like a Bedford RL chassis.
  3. Foden limber, prototype recovery and production recovery are within 2.5m wide so comply with C&U regs. Only downside to the limber and prototype recovery is the less attractive metal cab compared with the composite on the recovery. All have 4 difflocks.
  4. Bwiskaveetza would be closer but good try. It was built at Cowes and was capable of 39+ knots, have a read here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ORP_Błyskawica
  5. Indeed Wally but the 8x4 Foden has a different arrangement without the extra pivot and rams at the end of the arm as seen on the 8x6 versions. It predates the later DROPS by some 15 years.
  6. Could be, Ampliroll is a US system made by Marrel. The Foden kit looks like an adaptation of a commercial 'big hook' system used for collecting waste bins but I don't remember it ever being referred to as DROPS.
  7. In the fording trials posted by Keith Sanders there is a photo showing an 8x4 low mobility Foden delivering a Muir Hill tractor using a DROPS type system. My book of army reg numbers has Foden 8x4 17GB85/87/88 clearly listed as DROPS but I was under the impression that DROPS only referred to the later 8x6 Leyland DAF and Foden models. The rack and handling arm are slightly different, were these a conversion by Boughton or some one similar and how many were produced?
  8. Probably one of these as used with the petrol 20ton Constructors, I seem to remember they were made by Cranes:
  9. No, Martian BURV, beach unarmoured recovery vehicle. Crane is completely different to the AEC the spare sits in more of a recess and AEC does not have a horizontally split screen.
  10. Looks to have hit the house with the overhang. Wonder what they are saying!!
  11. From memory the kerb weight was a smidge over 21t and about 23.5t with full C.E.S.
  12. It has been suggested that the Maxter used a Magnum headlamp, have you looked into that? There was also a Maxter available with four round headlamps.
  13. Iain, I was just about to post exactly what John A has suggested, it is the friction material that could be glazed rather than the cast iron drums. You may strike lucky and find the AEC has pressure test points in the braking system which would make checking the pressure in the front system easy, some of the Scammells certainly had them.
  14. Agreed, I remember driving a petrol Explorer which would vapour lock while running in UK temperatures but hot diesels usually start immediately.
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