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    road steam, military heavy trucks pre 1945

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  1. just waiting for the clutch then we can have ago, think it is a un written rule you got to test drive with no cab lol!
  2. collected the cab from Jason Jeffries today and absolutely delighted with the result of all his hard work looking forward to fitting gauges and all the other bits n pieces to the skuttle. still waiting for the clutch and release bearing but ounce i have those will be ably to drive it. so getting closer and looking on track to have it out this year.
  3. getting a bit further this weekend, one battery box fitted and half the fuel pipes. been to see the cab again which is ready for paint end of next week and the clutch is not to far away either i hope.
  4. interesting story luckily in my case the bottom hose had been pulled and all the coolant drain taps opened. i put a bore scope down as many of the water ways as i could and they all looked very clear. the oil cooler was in good condition and the sump was fairly clean as well so the engine at least had been looked after.
  5. thank you for the pointer John i put a 60/40 mix in write from the start so i'll top the A/F up a bit more as the truck has sat for a few years with no coolant in it at all. sam
  6. thank you for your comment fredm this diamond t was used in the italy theatre during ww2 so your late father may have driven it? regards sam
  7. thank you for your reply John1950 never knew they had such a problem will keep an eye on it. have run the engine 6 times for periods between 1 - 2 hours long and the water pump seals seem to have settled back in and doesn't leak any more so may have got lucky there.
  8. the last 2 months have shot past and had completely forgotten about this thread so better bring every one up to speed before christmas. the Rolls Royce C6 is know running and sounding fantastic first attempts to start were difficult which lead to having the injectors and the injector pump rebuilt, the radiator is finished bar the brush guard. need to sort the clutch out then the gear box can go in and the truck will be drive able again. started with the large amount of tin work like running boards and battery boxes etc a lot of which is going to have to be replaced. the cab is coming along at a fare pace know and looks like it will be ready for February time. looked at the ballest box today and after removing the rusty scale it turned out to be in far worse condition than first thought so going down the route of building a new one. the plan is to have the truck ready to drive to Welland at the end of July but if not it will go to south cerney in August in what ever state it is in. either way loads of progress is being made as quickly as possible and can't wait to start driving it around. 001.AVI
  9. sorry for lack of updates but been so busy with work and spending a lot of evenings working on the T just havn't had time to update so this is about 3 months work or so. firstly the main gear box and auxiliary selector is all finished and ready to be fitted to the C6, the Rolls is well on it's way back together know with new big & main bearings fitted and heads re installed. i torqued it all down properly tonight and have set to rocker shafts up so it is mostly cleaning and painting know engine wise. sorted the winch cable tensioner out which i have had to make all new pins, rollers, nuts etc as it was just a big block of rust but know it operates like a swiss watch.
  10. 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.
  11. 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
  12. 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.
  13. it might be John if we can find the owner of it
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