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You must understand and have access to some very interesting Military information.  Do you happen to also have a picture of one of the FWD Model B trucks you listed above?  Would that unit design be very similar to a civilian product?

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steam traction being used during the Boer war Fowler B5 road locomotive crossing the river with a 10 horse Burrell road loco standing by if needed.   armored Fowler B5 road locomotive

Hi there, finally I’ve managed to open my account on this page lol. Here are a few photos showing our Locomobile which will eventually become a double decker ww1 “battle bus”. Long way to go but

A few more photos of the Locomobile before we really make a start on her.👍

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Thanks for the reference to Bob's FWD.  He is making a real nice rig out of it!  If he parks the truck out of the sun, those new hard rubber tires should last into the next lifetime!

Al

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Hello Ian,

When you get a chance could you take a few pictures of the transmission, shifter assembly and the foot pedal arrangement?  It will help get me an idea of what I need to keep an eye open for!

Al

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I decided to share a few additional pictures that can be used for comparison of a Locomobile 4 cylinder engine with the 4 cylinder Riker engine.  I will also post a couple of pictures of an original Locomobile transmission.  Let me know what you think.

Alan

 

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Nice videos of your Liberty in action!  It does give me the incentive to get some progress on the Riker.  Is that a Model T Ford loaded in the back?  Is the Liberty about the same size and all as your Locomobile and potentially my Riker?

Al

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Hello Citroman,

I wish I had more experience with "Berliet"!  I can't answer your question.  I assume that they are similar in design , if the Berliet uses a "T" head engine design but that is probably about it.  Do you have any pictures of the Berliet engine you refer to?

Al

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1 hour ago, alsfarms said:

Nice videos of your Liberty in action!  It does give me the incentive to get some progress on the Riker.  Is that a Model T Ford loaded in the back?  Is the Liberty about the same size and all as your Locomobile and potentially my Riker?

Al

There should be more videos earlier on in this thread that I put on a few weeks ago.

the Liberty is similar in theory and would share the same GS body.

yes my 1913 model T👍👍

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Hello Ian,

I have been studying your Locomobile pictures and can see another detail that I would sure like another picture of.  That item is the cast brass brackets that hold the spark plug wire loom.  Do you have access to a brass foundry?  That likely is an item that I would like to get recast as mine are missing. 

Alan

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I also need to get three new valve cover castings for the Riker engine.  Fortunately, I do have one original from which I can use as a pattern to make the missing three.  I may try to get those pieces cast up this winter.

Al

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