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by modelman093
Mon May 21, 2018 12:26 am
Forum: Loaders/Backhoes
Topic: Leyland 498 Rebuild - a few questions
Replies: 6
Views: 286
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Re: Leyland 498 Rebuild - a few questions

He means the position of the ring gaps when installed on the piston...... Really? This side of the water the use of the word "clock" implies measuring. By all means, stagger the gaps to avoid initial blow by, avoiding positioning a gap on the thrust side, but in use, they will move around...
by modelman093
Sun May 20, 2018 5:36 pm
Forum: Loaders/Backhoes
Topic: Leyland 498 Rebuild - a few questions
Replies: 6
Views: 286
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Re: Leyland 498 Rebuild - a few questions

Theses days most rings come ready gapped but use an upside down piston to push each one about an inch into the bore and check the gaps with feeler gauges.
by modelman093
Tue Apr 24, 2018 11:04 pm
Forum: Tractors
Topic: Caterpillar 22 Oil
Replies: 3
Views: 277
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Re: Caterpillar 22 Oil

Rye oil from Rye, East Sussex do TVO in bulk or drums.
by modelman093
Sat Mar 03, 2018 10:56 pm
Forum: Cranes
Topic: Sennebogen 650HD dragline
Replies: 1
Views: 279
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Re: Sennebogen 650HD dragline

Noisey beast!
by modelman093
Thu Feb 15, 2018 8:43 pm
Forum: Scrapers
Topic: Scrapers for beginners!
Replies: 0
Views: 419
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Scrapers for beginners!

Came across this
http://navybmr.com/study%20material/140 ... A_ch18.pdf.

Nice bit in CPM about AJ Morris. Looks as though in a previous life one of the 8Ks had worked in a noise sensitive area - enclosed engine bay and muffled rad.
by modelman093
Tue Feb 13, 2018 10:03 pm
Forum: Companies
Topic: Richards and Wallington
Replies: 59
Views: 15148
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Re: Richards and Wallington

Just re-visited this RW thread and no one seems to have mentioned MLS / Mobile Lifting Services. I'm fairly certain there was a connection with either or both RW and BCHC. They had a depot just out of Dartford, Kent and the cranes were a sort of Khaki colour. The Mack truck reminded me that when I s...
by modelman093
Wed Feb 07, 2018 1:50 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: For the technically minded!
Replies: 3
Views: 244
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For the technically minded!

by modelman093
Sun Jan 14, 2018 3:15 pm
Forum: Excavators
Topic: Mecalac 714 MWe mobile excavator
Replies: 3
Views: 309
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Re: Mecalac 714 MWe mobile excavator

essexpete wrote:That type of bucket set up is quite something.


Not only that but no mile of road fenced off with stop and go lights.!
by modelman093
Mon Jan 08, 2018 7:53 pm
Forum: Tractors
Topic: Fordson Model N Standard - Spark Plug Thread size
Replies: 13
Views: 769
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Re: Fordson Model N Standard - Spark Plug Thread size

Just read a post on the Yesterday's Tractors forum that says 1/2"BSP - really?? Then this on another post I did a little research (a while back) on spark plugs for the Fordson Model E27N. I found that the C4 & C5 Champion spark plugs are no longer made. The C4 is now a Champion W16Y with ab...

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