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  1. evening every one been trying to work out why i can't build air pressure on my Diamond T fitted with a rolls royce C6 so pulled the 2 plugs out of the top of the air compressor head to find one of the flat steel valves broken in 2. does any one have a parts compressor or some valves lying around? only need one but 2 would be great. not sure what else shares the same compressor or valves, last resort i'll make a pair but rather use genuine valves. regards sam
  2. no i wont take her out till she is finished John but it looks like i'll be taking something to cerney though
  3. been making new mounts to fit the air cleaners, originally these were both mounted side by side on the off side of the engine bay. but i am loosing the bulged bonnet so i can go back to the nice clean original lines. also got the new US diamond plate at the benders being cut and bent up. soon as they are done i can get the near side running board sorted, battery box on bit more pipe work then bolt the cab on. also waiting for various parts to turn up so i can sort the exhaust system and plumb the air cleaners into the inlet manifold. so getting closer and closer to driving it.
  4. been using all the spare hours in the day getting as much small parts fitted to the skuttle and getting the last of the fuel and air lines in. the clutch came back on thursday which was a huge relief as it has been gone for 4 months know but it has mean't i can fill that large hole in the middle of the truck. needed a bit of time spent re adjusting the clutch pedal linkage and the clutch air cylinder linkage (for operating the winch) but all expected. next steps will involve having a complete new wiring loom made and getting the fuel tanks repaired/fitted then the cab can be fitted. still aiming to have the truck ready for Welland but will see how we get on.
  5. that will be a very fine machine ounce it is finished really look forward to seeing it out n about. big well done to all involved. regards sam
  6. 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!
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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.
  13. 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
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