Jump to content

greyhound32122

Members
  • Content count

    163
  • Joined

  • Last visited

Community Reputation

10 Good

About greyhound32122

  • Rank
    Sergeant

Personal Information

  • Location
    Devizes wiltshire
  • Interests
    road steam, military heavy trucks pre 1945

Recent Profile Visitors

The recent visitors block is disabled and is not being shown to other users.

  1. greyhound32122

    50 ton dyson

    this is the thing and i know you are correct in what you are saying Wally, seems the trailer was left there long enough ago no one at the quarry recalls how it ended up there. really hoping some one on this forum reads this and can put me in touch with the owner or family.
  2. greyhound32122

    50 ton dyson

    thank you John i have the quarry on side to help move it some were to be collected but still no luck finding the trailers owner. also a friend has spoken with the land owner but they say it is to do with the quarry and the quarry say it is to do with the land owner so at the moment neither want to be involved. not sure what else can be done on my side regarding the Dyson as attempts to find and contact the owner have failed. regards sam
  3. greyhound32122

    50 ton dyson

    trailer has been there for a good number of years, tyres are flat and there are no number plates so i guess it classes as abandoned? will talk to the quarry and the land owners and see if they are happy to go this way. thank you for the info MatchFuzee would like to find the owner and do it the right way but we are all assuming the owner is even around any more.
  4. greyhound32122

    50 ton dyson

    it might be John if we can find the owner of it
  5. greyhound32122

    50 ton dyson

    good evening everyone i am trying to find out who owns the 50 ton dyson trailer that is at Binnegar quarry near Weymouth. would like to save it and put behind my Diamond T. have got quarries permission to remove and the land owner would like to have trailer owners permission first if we can locate and contact the trailers owner. if any one can help with contact details for the owner of this trailer please feel free to comment below, PM, or call me on 07533067157 i don't want to take it away with out trying to contact the owner as i genuinely want to return it to road worthy condition and show it. many thanks Sam Goddard
  6. greyhound32122

    another Diamond T 980 restoration

    good evening Doug the rear springs can be fitted either way round. there is a part number or some thing painted on the spring but they have applied the yellow so it stands out. i could have just painted over it but decided it would be a shames as it has survived for so long. regards sam
  7. greyhound32122

    another Diamond T 980 restoration

    pulled the exhaust manifold yesterday and the ports are clogged with soot and oil so thought valve stem seals had failed so heads off and turns out 1 2 3 5 6 are completely polished smooth in the bores but 4 has a really good cross hatch in it. shall drop the sump and pull the pistons and see what the bearings are like but either way it is having a full rebuild know as i don't want to 2nd guess my self after putting it back in the truck.
  8. greyhound32122

    another Diamond T 980 restoration

    blimey done a lot since the last update though hasn't felt like it with work. right the winch is mostly back together part from the control levers need fitting and the drive from the aux box needs painting and fitting then the winch as a whole will be finished. pull 1531 out side to fit the winch and trial the replacement bumper. new linings riveted to the original break shoes and installed to the truck then adjusted up. front bumper and rails cleaned up and are now all away being blasted and painted by a friend. while waiting for a load of parts to be painted the rolls is now stood up with gear box removed. the gear box is mechanically very good and was full of clean oil with no water in it which is a huge relief. 1st gear has had a harsh life as the teeth have been ground away welded up then ground back though being a training truck that is probably no surprise. ounce the gearbox and pressure plate were removed yet more evidence of the trucks hard life were to come to light. the clutch disc centre has been bottoming out on the flywheel crank bolts thus worn the heads down. also with the pressure plate removed the clutch disc friction material doesn't even touch the flywheel at all!! so when the clutch is engaged the pressure plate is bending the clutch disc, so the clutch disc is no good and the pressure plate has loads of hot spots and star cracking so they will both be replaced. looking at the flywheel closely it has been messed with as it has a steel ring welded in so some one went to a lot of trouble to machine the fly wheel out then weld a ring in which i guess is not very hard as it has a 3/16" wear lip which enplanes why the clutch disc is bottoming out on the crank shaft/flywheel bolts. even some of the welds have clearly failed to so glad i pulled it all apart as it would have made a royal mess if i drove it as it was. if any one has come across this practise before would be interesting to hear of your stories as i assume this was done by the MOD? moving swiftly on have removed all ancillaries from the engine ready to start cleaning it up to paint, will be compression testing the cylinders to see what they are like and managed to get the injectors out with a heel bar and a piece of pipe. almost rearranged my good looks trying to get the injectors out but got there in the end think i was very lucky they all came out and the brass sleeves remained in the heads. so will get them reconditioned locally. as i am at the cleaning engine phase any recommendations or advice on best way to clean the engine ready for paint? have scraped the worst of the oily crud off so got to deal with the multi layers of paint and general greasy residue left on the block. regards sam
  9. greyhound32122

    Wanted: Rolls Royce super charger

    quite a lot of differences but is there any reason you couldn't put the super charger straight on to a NFL and adjust the fuel to suit? the gear boxes will be fine as the Wynn's diamond t's ran 220 cummins with no issues and some 980's have rolls royce eagles fitted with no issues and i no of a 320 cummins big cam driving original transmissions with no issues. week link is the single plate clutch i think. if you don't think it is wise to fit a super charger to a nfl then i will leave it as is, just assumed they were the same engine just with the charger fitted/removed.
  10. greyhound32122

    Wanted: Rolls Royce super charger

    good day radiomike7 I would like to uprate the c6 nfl in my diamond t 980 if possible. I didn't know compression ratio is different thought it was just fit supercharger and alter fueling. Any advice or info would be greatly appreciated. Regards sam
  11. greyhound32122

    Wanted: Rolls Royce super charger

    looking for a Rolls Royce C6 super charger as fitted to Scammell constructors etc must be complete with inlet manifold and drive gears cash waiting and happy to travel for right one call/text 07533067157 any time many thanks Sam
  12. greyhound32122

    another Diamond T 980 restoration

    lots more progress on 1531 i have pretty much all the air lines fitted to the truck know part from the winch clutch and trailer hand valve lines. as the truck is generally up together. know i have made a start on the winch which luckily is not seized apart from the 2 control levers but a bit of heat and they are starting to move. the 400 odd feet of winch cable is not to bad but i will be putting a whole new cable on as it is not something i like to assume is going to be ok when winching hard. aiming to turn the winch around in about 2 - 3 weeks then my sights are set on sorting out the Rolls Royce C6 engine so starting to get into the interesting bits know. regards sam
  13. greyhound32122

    another Diamond T 980 restoration

    making a lot of progress on 1531 know, all the wheels are built up and fitted, the range box is finished bar fitting the new top cover. the hand brake mechanism is mostly in i just need to get the shoes/pads lined and fitted. almost at the stage of choosing to start either the winch or the engine. hopefully tomorrow will be another good day so should have another up date coming shortly. regards sam
  14. greyhound32122

    another Diamond T 980 restoration

    a lot has happened since my last post the range box is know back together and installed into the truck, both air tanks are fitted and have got the rear wheels fitted so 1531 is know much easier to move about know. also farmed a lot of the painting out as it was easier to get all the small fiddly parts sprayed than waste a lot of short day light hours painting with a brush. the header tank has come back from being repaired as it has been frosted in it's past life and had a 5 -6" long crack that has know been welded up and just needs a few little jobs doing to it then it can be painted as well. there is a load of small parts that i can get on and fit then ounce i have tidied up the parts i have painted i can move onto the engine and winch. at the point were every part that goes on makes a big difference to the look of the truck know which is such a great feeling, also today marks exactly 1 year since i started taking her apart. regards sam
  15. greyhound32122

    another Diamond T 980 restoration

    thank you doug it is great to have a decent amount of time off to be able to get loads done to the truck. succeeded in getting the range box in bits today, one selector shaft was seized and every thing on the out put shaft was rusted up from the flange nut right down to the bearing. generally very good condition all the gears and bearings appear to be very good so it should just be a clean/paint reassemble exercise. tomorrow will check what is good or bad and start cleaning & painting.
×