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  1. And the last bit of the puzzle falls into place. http://www.glesga.ukpals.com/transport/cars1.htm claims it's a Garrett GTZ, built by the steam traction engine builders (bottom of page) And from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Garrett_%26_Sons#Electric_vehicles "In 1926, Garrett won a contract to supply dustcarts to Glasgow Corporation, who were looking for a special design for collecting refuse from the tenements of Govan. Electric vehicles were needed, because much of the refuse was collected during the night. Garrett put a lot of effort into producing a suitable vehicle
  2. Richard, that's the fellows. There is a newer looking version as well: I should recognise that 'T' logo on the front, but I can't bring it to mind. I'm so pleased with my detective work I can't resist bragging about it. It was actually you asking for the location and No Signals posting the BFA image number that set me off - and needing diversion from work! Looking at the photo against online mapping, I found the plot of land is between Craigston Rd and Helen St in Govan (a site now occupied by Govan Asda). National Libraries of Scotland have old Glasgow (and other) maps onl
  3. You are on the right lines ...
  4. Having done some detective work, I am certain these are battery powered municipals from some maker such as Shelvoke, Vulcan or similar and the gap between cab and body is where the batteries are fitted; in fact I'd lay money on it. Ask me why ... I'll post photos in a bit if no-one works it out!
  5. Hello Rob, I don't think this can be a WW2 paint scheme - it looks like a paint scheme someone's come up with while the truck's been in preservation, or for a film. The truck has a lot of non-original and post-war features that are obviously contemporary with or pre-date the desert colour, the Afrika Korps logos don't look authentic, there don't seem to be any German tactical markings, and the desert paint itself looks to be over (post war) deep bronze green which itself looks as though it's over a yellow paint. Sorry!
  6. Dai, I have a 2 ton 4 wheel Rubery Owen office trailer, might be able to get some dimensions if you get stuck.
  7. You seem to have double-posted this ...
  8. Are you 100% sure you have a good, fat, blue spark? I've had a number of occasions on older vehicles where condenser, or particularly coil, has started to break down, and will give a spark to e.g. the block with the plug out but not under compression with the plugs in. This sounds like similar symptoms.
  9. Are these Tables, Folding, Wood? I have some new old stock ones; might be able to post some photos if that helps?
  10. LD109s come up on eBay reasonably regularly, at prices varying between sensible and stupid money, and there are repros about for around £30 to £50 each.
  11. For a running engine that rocker shaft looks very dry. Might just be the video but is it getting an oil feed OK?
  12. Is this the update? Yes, many of these had a canopy that could be rigged around the door. Some also had tent like 'penthouses' that ran along one or both sides. If you look at this topic you'll see photos of one with the penthouse roof and door canopy erected: https://hmvf.co.uk/topic/29894-rubery-owen-brockhouse-2-ton/
  13. If the housing will be sealed with RTV, how likely is it that you'll get moisture build up in there? Could you use a DC motor commutator lubricant? Alternatively could you just put dessicant in there and change it occasionally?
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