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by FOWLER MAN
Wed Jul 19, 2017 10:09 pm
Forum: Dumpers
Topic: Petter ph2 slow to turn on hand start
Replies: 14
Views: 251
Flag: Wales

Re: Petter ph2 slow to turn on hand start

Yes Paul, I have often run an engine with a mixture of diesel and oil in the sump to flush it out. It won't hurt to run it slowly for 10 or 20 minutes with a 50/50 mixture. The other thing is that if there's oil standing in the piston crown recess it will increase the compression ratio making it dif...
by FOWLER MAN
Wed Jul 19, 2017 6:01 pm
Forum: Dumpers
Topic: Petter ph2 slow to turn on hand start
Replies: 14
Views: 251
Flag: Wales

Re: Petter ph2 slow to turn on hand start

Hi Jon, I know your engine has probably suffered a partial seizure from standing, but something often overlooked with these engines is the engine oil grade. The recommended oil is an SAE 20 and even SAE 10 in cold climates. I know from experience that the drag created by a heavier oil, ( say SAE 30 ...
by FOWLER MAN
Wed Jul 19, 2017 5:25 pm
Forum: Heavy Haulage
Topic: Classic pictures Update 09/04/2017
Replies: 2513
Views: 154954
Flag: Wales

Re: Classic pictures Update 09/04/2017

Hi Again, American Yes, But not Lorrain or Linkbelt. It's a P&H 150 tonner. Circa 1968/70 I worked for the Cardiff Plant Group and they ran two of these, see pic. below. Both cranes were identical except that the older one had mechanical transmission and the newer one was fitted with an Allison ...
by FOWLER MAN
Tue Jul 18, 2017 3:00 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Tostock working day.
Replies: 3
Views: 83
Flag: Wales

Re: Tostock working day.

A few more from Tostock working day. http://www.classicmachinery.net/forum/images/userpix/2600_238IFCRN1V28S1500382532.jpg http://www.classicmachinery.net/forum/images/userpix/2600_24E4P8Q9KI6801500382532.jpg http://www.classicmachinery.net/forum/images/userpix/2600_3OLJH9TEU18G41500382532.jpg http:...
by FOWLER MAN
Tue Jul 18, 2017 2:49 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Tostock working day.
Replies: 3
Views: 83
Flag: Wales

Tostock working day.

Hi, Just a few pics. I took at Tostock back in May. http://www.classicmachinery.net/forum/images/userpix/2600_KGTR9JY450VL1500381870.jpg http://www.classicmachinery.net/forum/images/userpix/2600_MBZBAGZGZSVS1500381870.jpg http://www.classicmachinery.net/forum/images/userpix/2600_2KRMKT7PVIM8K1500381...
by FOWLER MAN
Tue Jul 18, 2017 2:30 pm
Forum: Photo Competitions
Topic: CMN Photo Competition April & May 2017
Replies: 17
Views: 929
Flag: Wales

Re: CMN Photo Competition April & May 2017

Hi All, Sorry I've been so slow with this. As ever it's difficult to choose between some excellent photos. I had to lie down to look at a couple of them, but then I turned them to get a better look. :lol: :lol: I think the most striking view is of the cranes in "Careful where you swing" fr...
by FOWLER MAN
Sun Jul 16, 2017 9:03 pm
Forum: Heavy Haulage
Topic: LOW LOADERS UK. +
Replies: 185
Views: 19057
Flag: Wales

Re: LOW LOADERS UK. +

Jeremy Rowland wrote:A tad under secured there Nicky; why some folks would be prepared to have the chance of a lump like that falling off truly baffles me. :doh:

Jeremy

Looks good enough to me Jeremy :?: :?: :?:

Fred
by FOWLER MAN
Sun Jul 16, 2017 8:43 pm
Forum: Excavators
Topic: Priestman Excavators
Replies: 228
Views: 18039
Flag: Wales

Re: Priestman Excavators

Hi, That is a rare find! It's not a 220 but the even rarer 160. I don't know the production figures but very few of these were built. Priestmans sent me to repair one of these in the 1980s. It was just off the M50 in Gloucestershire. Derrick Burnel, a fitter directly employed by Priestman who later ...
by FOWLER MAN
Sun Jul 16, 2017 3:20 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Petters PH1
Replies: 8
Views: 161
Flag: Wales

Re: Petters PH1

Hi Norman, I haven't posted here for some time but I thought I may be of help here. I worked on many of these engines in the 1960s and 70s Don't waste your time looking to change the governor springs. If they were weak it would cause the engine to rev, but it's important to understand how the govern...
by FOWLER MAN
Tue May 23, 2017 4:08 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Link club AGM
Replies: 6
Views: 361
Flag: Wales

Re: Link club AGM

That is a Thwaites Goliath not a Giant, its the 8 ton model with the 6 cylinder engine Hi Richard, you are of course quite right. :thumbup: I will edit the post or everyone will be as confused as me. :? I realised it was the 8 ton model but came up with the wrong name. :oops: My only excuse is old ...

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