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by FOWLER MAN
Tue May 23, 2017 4:08 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Link club AGM
Replies: 6
Views: 207
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 ...
by FOWLER MAN
Tue May 23, 2017 3:54 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Russell Seywell open day ???
Replies: 1
Views: 79
Flag: Wales

Re: Russell Seywell open day ???

Anyone know whether he is holding an open day this year? Or has it already happened? Hi Angus, I'm afraid you have already missed Russell's open day. I was there a week last Sunday, some pictures below. http://www.classicmachinery.net/forum/images/userpix/2600_1O0UEG3QX7MY91495547344.jpg http://www...
by FOWLER MAN
Fri May 19, 2017 4:33 pm
Forum: Tractors
Topic: fred knight Collection.
Replies: 1
Views: 85
Flag: Wales

fred knight Collection.

Last Sunday morning we called on Fred Knight . He is selling his collection and I took the opportunity to snap a few of the tractors he has left. I hope they all find good homes. Fowler Challenger 33 http://www.classicmachinery.net/forum/images/userpix/2600_22CW6RVA00ZOK1495204146.jpg Drott 100 Load...
by FOWLER MAN
Fri May 19, 2017 4:07 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Link club AGM
Replies: 6
Views: 207
Flag: Wales

Re: Link club AGM

Before leaving the Link Club Day, the Venue was provided by Ben Smalley and family of "Smalley Excavator" fame. Below are some of their surviving Smalley excavators and another pic. of John Fosters Cat. 60 ready for the off, and a rare Thwaites Goliath dumper http://www.classicmachinery.ne...
by FOWLER MAN
Fri May 19, 2017 3:52 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Link club AGM
Replies: 6
Views: 207
Flag: Wales

Link club AGM

Hi, I attended the Link Club A.G.M. last Saturday and took some photos. I've been too busy to put them on till now but better late than never. First a couple of picks of a chain land drain trencher on a Muir Hill tractor. http://www.classicmachinery.net/forum/images/userpix/2600_1GF5OKZ5KG3CL1495200...
by FOWLER MAN
Tue May 09, 2017 12:51 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Seized engine. Any hope? 3CX Leyland
Replies: 4
Views: 175
Flag: Wales

Re: Seized engine. Any hope? 3CX Leyland

Hi, As has already been said you wont know till you strip it down. The fact that you stopped the engine before it seized completely may be in your favour. If it wasn't knocking you may be in luck. I don't want to build up your hopes but I have saved an engine on a couple of occasions,(including a D8...
by FOWLER MAN
Tue May 09, 2017 12:13 am
Forum: Scrapers
Topic: TS24 8V-71 Help required
Replies: 20
Views: 593
Flag: Wales

Re: TS24 8V-71 Help required

Hello Mark. Thank you for your post. I have never used infra-red dye to trace a fuel leak but I guess your never too old to learn. Forty-five years since I did much with these, but I remember that there was a torque setting for tightening the fuel pipe unions but I have no record of it in my notes. ...
by FOWLER MAN
Sun May 07, 2017 10:33 pm
Forum: Scrapers
Topic: TS24 8V-71 Help required
Replies: 20
Views: 593
Flag: Wales

Re: TS24 8V-71 Help required

Thanks Fred :wave: yes the engine was running fine until this issue; I will pass on what has been said by others here to Tim and see if he can locate the faulty pipes/injector? Fred if it was say for example caused by a cracked injector then I trust that all of the injectors on that bank of the eng...
by FOWLER MAN
Sat May 06, 2017 2:00 am
Forum: Scrapers
Topic: TS24 8V-71 Help required
Replies: 20
Views: 593
Flag: Wales

Re: TS24 8V-71 Help required

Well dunno what happened here I typed a big reply but must not of posted it Anyway on the blower side of the head there should be two allen key grub screws for each cylinder, on the rear of the head should be the fuel supply and return lines for each head, the upper one I think by memory is the fue...
by FOWLER MAN
Sun Apr 30, 2017 10:46 pm
Forum: Track Loaders
Topic: Drott BTD6 Radiator Cap Spec and suggestions on fuel problem
Replies: 4
Views: 224
Flag: Wales

Re: Drott BTD6 Radiator Cap Spec and suggestions on fuel problem

Sounds like the breather is blocked on the fuel tank I wouldnt replace the lift pump with a electric pump we have to remember 10's of thousands of these worked fine from day 1 and still do today with the lift pump Im no help at all with the radiator cap but would suggest the cap of a AWD 6 or simil...

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