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  1. Many thanks truly appreciate info Regards Steve
  2. Rolling radius of tyres eg centre of hub to top of tyre = ? wheel base believe = 3940 mm ? centre front axle to front bumper overhang believe = 1314 mm ? centre front axle to rearmost of cab = ? centre rear axle to back of rear spring hanger = ? Chassis height from floor = ? say near middle of truck Chassis depth chassis width is chassis top flange straight back to front /parallel side to side from cab to rear one last ask when looking from side is top of rear wheel above/ below top of chassis rail Really would be a big help if anyone could advise on
  3. Hi can any body help me I am after dimensions for a Leyland/daf 244 have trawled the internet but apart from overall width length and height I have drawn a blank from all my usual sources. I will be purchasing one later on this year and hoping to get a head start on the piece of kit that I hope to fit
  4. cosrec

    DO 17 raising

    almost six years since this happened is everbody convinced this was a worthwhile project or an absolute waste of hard earned publicly donated cash
  5. to be honest I thought it was ideal at 2200 rpm but I only used mine for 18 months working on recovery
  6. Posted Saturday at 06:14 PM Thanks for your reply’s. yes the vehicle is up and running and no noise when you depress the brake pedal Every body seems to be overlooking the fact there is no noise when pressing pedal so I would suggest no air getting to it
  7. is the vehicle up and running or stood. does pedal make any noises when you press it.
  8. Don't forget you only have a short while to get new quilts as them continental ones stop working after 29th march l
  9. I assume if you have to ask you might get someone else to do it
  10. on leaving school my dad took me and a lad who worked for us to the army and navy stores in Goole to get some work boots. I bought a pair of unissued pair of leather soled hob nailed boots for 8 shillings john bought a pair of US issued rubber soled boots that looked wellie length for 5 shillings next day we cut about 8 inch of Johns boots with angle grinder he was still wearing them years later. mine fell to bits with in a month soaking up oil. Needless to say dad gave me a ten bob note and told me to go buy 2 pair like johns this was about 1970
  11. seem to remember but not 100% sure in front of steer box on depth of chassis and believe some digits obscured by that big plate with two holes in also on a riveted plate under passenger side wheel arch on chassis although this barely readable 40 years ago
  12. only one i owned was a dream to drive one thing that springs to mind is if if its ever been towed has prop shaft been split and not been put back together with spicer joints aligned correctlly
  13. as an aside those big lumps of wood that engine is sat on where ciu up then sawn up then set into a fire place as shelves in a fire place in a house i lived in polished wax up nice
  14. that exactly as the one i fitted arrived in a crate the previous two were laid on a pallet.both crack side down. i know you said your sticking with current arrangement but if you should ever change your mind the way to do it is take cab off then take rear bulk head off with air filters then lift engine and gearbox out and split on floor. The clutch cover on engine has unusual pull clutch arrangement hat needs access to four points on dis assembly top and bottom covers also rear engine mounts have to come of putting back together every thing pushes back together if you ever decide to fit a
  15. got a minter 305 rolls sat in chassis can be heard driven around running any trial
  16. try asking someone who does injector pumps for a living rather than people who have workshop manuals for army vehicles
  17. i dont know naff all about this set up but from memory that looks a a lot like the Rootes blower fitted to commer ts3 Quick Goggle confirmed Rootes still exist so may be worth a call. like a lot of things MOD it will have been an of of the shelf item adapted to fit
  18. agree with attleej in one respect the engine was a very good one for its size far better than the RB81 and although it seems eye watering now it compared well with 14 ton Commer cattle truck a local haulier ran it had humber super snipe engine it. if it aint leaking internally i would stick with it. plus i know it aint multifuel but a little contaminated petrol wont hurt it. If you do decide to change for another or change to diesel have a few tips that that will save a lot of grief cursing and swearing.
  19. from memory the problem with them was even with engine and rad drain cocks open about 4" of water was left in the block. some of the reconditioned spare motors were dynometer tested for oil pressure/compression. Others were bench tested filled with water. before being sprayed that light blue green colour. then crated. the water filled ones all cracked in storage in the winter of 67. the dealer who sold us our big ben opened 3 crates before he found a good one.
  20. bison parts range from 175 too £300 for plate cover thrust bearing. price difference goes from diameter plate 320 ish mm 350 ish mm 390 ish mm. The trick is to avoid saying MOD army when ordering .99.5 % 0f army vehicles built since the late 60s use standard of the shelf components. eg air pots on fodens are bog standard type 22 but with virtually non obtainable fittings screwed in and a unique end cab. People also think the Rolls Royce engined diesels are exotic.parts are half price off a perkins dealer who built the engines anyway only difference is rocker covers and compresser and exotic
  21. go into any decent heavy goods vehicle supplier say you want a clutch for a daf 45 when they ask for a chassis no shrug your shoulders they will supply you with something if it dont fit take it back with parts you want the will exchange. as for changing they are not that heavy or challenging to do i did one on my own at side of french motorway HGV Direct would be a start when when looking for a supplier
  22. https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1762306687164747&set=gm.1010904749060566&type=3 just nicked this of the web
  23. am i correct the trailer was a command centre or missile carrier chassis that had a dolly with it to allow fifth wheel or draw bar operation my hobby is making 1/24 models and i have made models of every wrecker i have constructed in real life the Big ben was the only on i missed out would love line drawings as an aside 11 years ago i saw a BIG Ben in i believe army service in Sri Lanka. with a low loader carrying a tracked machine at 2 mph up a steep incline between Bentota and Kandy followed for 1/2 an hour
  24. First of all it does indeed look as though you are making a good job of restoration. if you should ever decided to remove the cab eg to remove engine as long as you a means of lifting it vertically it is simplicity its self. the only things to detatch are the air pipe to wipers one wire to interior light and four mounting bolts put ratchet handbrake as near vertical as poss and lift straight up. This leaves a chassis that can be driven about. seats etc stay with chassis. May have put you off with winch. The winch is a fantastic piece of kit extremely power full plus smooth and contro
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