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Hi all, We are Paul and Jenny from sussex and we have just bought our first Scammell Explorer and the adventure or nightmare has begun. So begins the restoration. We are on a huge learning curve but fortunately have so many friends with experience and hope to gain new friends to help along the way.;)

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Well done you have joined a very special elite group of nutters ! Look forward to seeing your new beautifull toy :-D:-D:-D

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:thumbsup:Good decision! Welcome to the bonkers world of Scammell Explorer ownership, what engine has yours got?........:whistle:

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:thumbsup:.... what engine has yours got?........:whistle:

 

Welcome Mr. Rollseagle, do Cummins to the clubhouse. It's a much Petter place now that the Dorman doesn't so Crossley tell you to wipe your shoes on the mat as you enter, but will instead politely DAF his cap at you. The view from the bar terrace is so much better since the Gardner made such an AEC job of cutting back the Leyland hedge.

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:rofl::rofl:Tony , it would seem the drugs are begining to have little effect on your Scammellitis ! Can i suggest you take a long rest sitting in either of your Scammells and make engine noises until you feel better mate ! Well it works for me and my seats not even in my Scammell :nut::nut::nut::nut::nut::D

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hello and welcome , good luck with your new purchase any questions or queries dont be afraid to ask , a most freindly and helpfull bunch of fellow of scammellitus nutters here .only to willing to advise and help as ive found out myself

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Hi and welcome

Good luck with the explore..

 

I am glad to hear that other Scammell owner also find them self sitting in the cab making engine noises....... did that yesterday

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Welcome guys, I suspect your Explorer and my Leyland Martian may have been stable mates?

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Glad to find yet more Explorer enthusiasts in Sussex. I hope the restoration goes well!

 

Jules

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Welcome guys, I suspect your Explorer and my Leyland Martian may have been stable mates?

Yes they were, you had the right idea with the low loader though, the rolls went bang on the way home:embarrassed:

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Glad to find yet more Explorer enthusiasts in Sussex. I hope the restoration goes well!

 

Jules

It started ok for 20 miles and then the engine got fed up with a con rod and the oil. on the look out for another rolls 290 if you see one

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:thumbsup:Good decision! Welcome to the bonkers world of Scammell Explorer ownership, what engine has yours got?........:whistle:

it had a rolls eagle 290 for 20 miles til it went crash boom bang, new engine needed! help:laugh:

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it had a rolls eagle 290 for 20 miles til it went crash boom bang, new engine needed! help:laugh:

 

Side or rear turbo engine required ?

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Hi Paul & Jenny, welcome aboard.

 

Sorry to hear about your con rod taking the side exit, not the best start to MV ownership. Best way to look at it is, things can only get better from here. Best wishes with the project, you'll get plenty of advice and help from the Scammell guys on here

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sorry to hear about your bad luck..:-( Would this be it?

 

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thats the kiddie alright :)

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Hi Paul & Jenny, welcome aboard.

 

Sorry to hear about your con rod taking the side exit, not the best start to MV ownership. Best way to look at it is, things can only get better from here. Best wishes with the project, you'll get plenty of advice and help from the Scammell guys on here

were looking at it as an opportunity to learn more about the engine, bloody expensive opportunity though:laugh:

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does anyone know of its history as we know very little at the mo?

 

It hasn't appeared in the Explorer gallery yet if the index is correct :rolleyes:

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Sorry to hear about your engine. I have a spare 220 which is a non runner if it's any good for spares, e.g. block and conrods; or one which I believe should be a runner if you'd put up with less hp. Otherwise Withams sales by Tender quite often have recon ones for sale, although I've not tracked how much they go for recently, and they often are front sumped units, which isn't a drama if you already have a usable rear sump.

 

Jules

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Yes they were, you had the right idea with the low loader though, the rolls went bang on the way home:embarrassed:
Sorry to hear that, I had a look at it but well beyond my budget, I've never seen such a smokey engine!! The folks on here will see you right with help and encouragement! All the best..

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