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  1. never new that john thank you for sharing, going off that the hercules should pull better as the air cleaners are mounted on the opposite side of the engine to the exhaust. were the british army fitted rolls c6's had both air cleaner mounted write next to the exhaust manifold. but they were limited to 10 mph max when loaded with a cent. so they would have been in the low gears any way so max power wasn't a massive benefit really.
  2. Graham booth has owned more T's think 14 or so over the years. the armoured morris should be going off for some metal work end of the year finger crossed john
  3. the restored 980 is rolls powered then i have 2 hercules powered 981's, 969 wrecker and a 972 tipper think that's enough just got to get them all back on the road.
  4. nice sunny day today so got the 980 out the shed to do some shunting and take a few pics with the recent acquisition.
  5. the rag top is rolls powered richard, air cleaners are mounted differently under the bonnet so a conventional bonnet can be used. the hard cab on the trailer is hercules powered still
  6. i agree with what your saying john but the C6 rolls in jason's rag top is only 175 horse and with the original transmissions the gear ratio gap between 3rd & direct is big so when loaded soon as you hit a hill your changing regardless. really you'd need a 220 cummins or bigger to warrant worrying about cooler air i think. the british army ran them like this grossing 90 tons for years and the radiator does do a good job keeping the smaller rolls cool. 140-150 degrees F is nearly always maintained. though i will say for a fact the rolls is definitely more lively at night, not enough to
  7. last video i took off the trip about 1 mile from jason's and the end of a fantastic 2 day trip. going to be running 2 Diamond's loaded to Capel military show in september with a sherman and a morris armoured car. also taking jason's diamond to goodwood this year with sherman so loads more vids and pics to come. WP_20210410_14_23_58_Pro.mp4
  8. cheers john the old boy i bought the truck from is 95 and he was over the moon when we pulled into the yard, not sure you can get any better than putting a big smile on a old man's face and bringing back memories like that.
  9. that's direct/direct to 3rd over so down shifting half a gear, only way to do it on a hill on the flat you can do the sticks individually.
  10. just a short (334 mile) drive from bristol to dartford and back with jason jeffries to collect another truck to go with the 4 other's i have!! WP_20210409_18_40_05_Pro.mp4
  11. Wally dugan i don't know if you had any involvement with the Diamond T prime mover key cards but either way they have been invaluable in finding lost wartime H numbers and chassis numbers for trucks. which in turn has led to many wartime & post war photo's being linked to trucks know in preservation. the key cards are a significant piece of vehicle history and i think there worth paying the £35 for as it all goes to the up keep of the documents and the labor involved in digitalising the documents to make them available via computer. i myself have purchased 4 key cards for the trucks i
  12. i've bout this one for spares just got to get out, washed off and home
  13. very detailed restoration would be great to see it at shows doing work like replenishing steam engines with water etc.
  14. i have no idea what access you have with it or if you even see the rivets when body is fitted. but have the pre formed head on the least accessible side so you can hit the shank on the easier side. have about 1/4" - 3/8" shank sticking out and hit the shank square on to swell it in the hole, then work around the edge of the diameter of the shank to round it off. i am sure there will be vids on you tube.
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