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Forum: Vintage Truck Discussion 2nd October 2018, 16:59
Replies: 8
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Posted By G-CPTN
There will be an engine number somewhere (which...

There will be an engine number somewhere (which might also be on the registration papers), from which you can identify which (Leyland) engine it is:-...
Forum: Vintage Truck Discussion 1st October 2018, 21:48
Replies: 8
Views: 108
Posted By G-CPTN
First of all you can forget the Detroit Diesel...

First of all you can forget the Detroit Diesel engines, as, although they were used in later TKs this was as a spin-off from their use in Australia and New Zealand as well as from the larger TM...
Forum: Say Hello 27th September 2018, 11:32
Replies: 2
Views: 66
Posted By G-CPTN
I started off wanting to be a pilot in the Fleet...

I started off wanting to be a pilot in the Fleet Arm (our Navy), as my grandfather worked on flying boats during the First World War (the Great War 1914-1918).
As a teenager, I had a large circle of...
Forum: Books, TV, Videos & Magazines 18th September 2018, 20:30
Replies: 4
Views: 95
Posted By G-CPTN
No - I managed to evade such events.

No - I managed to evade such events.
Forum: Books, TV, Videos & Magazines 17th September 2018, 15:56
Replies: 4
Views: 95
Posted By G-CPTN
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yuuLvJ36Fig...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yuuLvJ36Fig (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yuuLvJ36Fig)
Forum: Books, TV, Videos & Magazines 17th September 2018, 13:27
Replies: 4
Views: 95
Posted By G-CPTN
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vkEkR6UclWs...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vkEkR6UclWs (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vkEkR6UclWs)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LceMneIPWak (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LceMneIPWak)
Forum: Books, TV, Videos & Magazines 17th September 2018, 13:17
Replies: 4
Views: 95
Posted By G-CPTN
Where are they now?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g3XBqxTbLPM (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g3XBqxTbLPM)
Forum: Vintage Truck Discussion 30th August 2018, 22:43
Replies: 11
Views: 308
Posted By G-CPTN
If the plugs have corroded, WD40 should ease them...

If the plugs have corroded, WD40 should ease them so you can separate them without pulling out the terminals.
Forum: Vintage Truck Discussion 30th August 2018, 21:24
Replies: 11
Views: 308
Posted By G-CPTN
I cannot find my TK(MK) manual (I went to where...

I cannot find my TK(MK) manual (I went to where it should be and it wasn't there!), and my memory doesn't recall where the multiplugs are located (it has been 40 years since I was closely involved,...
Forum: Vintage Truck Discussion 28th August 2018, 20:18
Replies: 11
Views: 308
Posted By G-CPTN
Of course if your TK has the 'transmission...

Of course if your TK has the 'transmission parking brake' (which seems likely for a 220D) there will be a cable rather than air pipes.
Make sure you chock the wheels as, having disabled the parking...
Forum: Vintage Truck Discussion 27th August 2018, 23:02
Replies: 11
Views: 308
Posted By G-CPTN
Remove pedals (2) Unplug wiring loom ...

Remove pedals (2)
Unplug wiring loom
Disconnect steering column
Disconnect earth strap
Disconnect engine stop cable
Disconnect throttle linkage
Disconnect radiator filler hose
Disconnect air...
Forum: Vintage Truck Discussion 27th August 2018, 22:49
Replies: 11
Views: 308
Posted By G-CPTN
Use a 'spreader bar' to lift the cab - by...

Use a 'spreader bar' to lift the cab - by spreader bar I mean a long solid timber through the door apertures - not a flexible sling or rope, otherwise you risk distorting the cab structure.

Plenty...
Forum: Say Hello 23rd August 2018, 21:31
Replies: 1
Views: 275
Posted By G-CPTN
The steering gear on the A-type is a simple type...

The steering gear on the A-type is a simple type and any Bedford manual steering 'service manual' (TS508) will give you details of how to service it....
Forum: Vintage Truck Discussion 10th August 2018, 23:40
Replies: 4
Views: 163
Posted By G-CPTN
Daughter (who actually 'stays' in Biggar - lives...

Daughter (who actually 'stays' in Biggar - lives there for English) has recommended that I cancel due to the weather threat - which seems to include light rain at best with thunder likely.
I would...
Forum: Vintage Truck Discussion 9th August 2018, 09:10
Replies: 4
Views: 163
Posted By G-CPTN
I am minded to go but the weather forecast is not...

I am minded to go but the weather forecast is not 'good' and my journey requires a couple of hours drive each way.
Forum: Say Hello 24th July 2018, 12:22
Replies: 4
Views: 372
Posted By G-CPTN
No rules broken - it's just interesting to know...

No rules broken - it's just interesting to know what interests and connections that members have - I have (had) a connection to Bedford Trucks and my interest here is old buses (my grandfather was a...
Forum: Say Hello 24th July 2018, 12:04
Replies: 4
Views: 372
Posted By G-CPTN
Welcome aboard - are you associated with Volvo...

Welcome aboard - are you associated with Volvo Penta (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Volvo_Penta)? - or just an enthusiast?
Forum: Books, TV, Videos & Magazines 18th June 2018, 18:25
Replies: 4
Views: 173
Posted By G-CPTN
How to load a trailer.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CLRSKlpBS2k (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CLRSKlpBS2k)
Forum: Bus & Coach Restoration 5th June 2018, 11:22
Replies: 4
Views: 353
Posted By G-CPTN
Not taxed for on road use - but in the...

Not taxed for on road use - but in the registration database.

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Silver_Service_coach_(ARA_475),_1935_AEC_Q_Willowbrook,_Uttoxeter,_c2002.jpg...
Forum: Books, TV, Videos & Magazines 21st May 2018, 18:08
Replies: 0
Views: 128
Posted By G-CPTN
Rubery Owen component manufacture.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6lTh55L2Mjw (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6lTh55L2Mjw)
Forum: Todays Bus & Coach News 8th May 2018, 22:35
Replies: 3
Views: 215
Posted By G-CPTN
One possible reason why UK three-axle buses don't...

One possible reason why UK three-axle buses don't seem to be as long as they could be is probably because the rearmost axle is the drive axle rather than having a 'tag' axle that steers.
Ex-Hong...
Forum: Todays Bus & Coach News 8th May 2018, 21:07
Replies: 3
Views: 215
Posted By G-CPTN
Your three-axle buses are longer than anything we...

Your three-axle buses are longer than anything we have in the UK (12 metres) - though I have just looked-up the limits and it is 15 metres for a bus with more than two axles - 13.5 metres for two...
Forum: Books, TV, Videos & Magazines 5th May 2018, 14:45
Replies: 0
Views: 148
Posted By G-CPTN
How to build an American Fire Truck.

How to build an American Fire Truck video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xb3RhOHmEIk).
Forum: Vintage Truck Discussion 29th April 2018, 22:33
Replies: 12
Views: 457
Posted By G-CPTN
rd6 has cracked it - the seemingly 'veteran'...

rd6 has cracked it - the seemingly 'veteran' Lacre of 1919 was produced until 1935:-

https://www.gracesguide.co.uk/Lacre_Motor_Car_Co (https://www.gracesguide.co.uk/Lacre_Motor_Car_Co)
...
Forum: Vintage Truck Discussion 29th April 2018, 12:15
Replies: 12
Views: 457
Posted By G-CPTN
There was a make 'Beardmore' - but the radiator...

There was a make 'Beardmore' - but the radiator shape is different (and the logo is very different):-
https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/32290705550
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