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by SiH
Sun May 12, 2019 10:32 pm
Forum: Dumpers
Topic: Which model Thwaites is this?
Replies: 20
Views: 5526
Flag: France

Re: Which model Thwaites is this?

Ha! I’ve dodged a few nutters in my time, and glad I did too. Fingers crossed a keeper turns up soon. Got the pistons out without too much hassle, no broken rings either, apart from one was missing a ring below the gudgeon pin?! (Although a friend said that some masseys had pistons minus certain rin...
by SiH
Tue Apr 23, 2019 11:12 pm
Forum: Dumpers
Topic: Which model Thwaites is this?
Replies: 20
Views: 5526
Flag: France

Re: Which model Thwaites is this?

Thanks Cobba! Definately glad to know what I’m dealing with now thats for sure. Yep, we have a few toys too, an old zetor tractor, jcb 3c2, chieftain mini digger, few old landrovers needing reincarnating! And now 3 old dumpers too. And a few old lister powered mixers/sawbench. I love old gear, seems...
by SiH
Sun Apr 21, 2019 7:19 pm
Forum: Dumpers
Topic: Which model Thwaites is this?
Replies: 20
Views: 5526
Flag: France

Re: Which model Thwaites is this?

Thanks for the kind words Cobbadog ;) . Sounds like there are a lot of nutters like us around, who spend our precious time off busting a gut to get things going eh?! But thanks to you boys, I today managed to get both pairs of conrod bolts undone and both piston housings/pots off, with the stuck pis...
by SiH
Fri Apr 19, 2019 7:22 pm
Forum: Dumpers
Topic: Which model Thwaites is this?
Replies: 20
Views: 5526
Flag: France

Re: Which model Thwaites is this?

Evening all, Quick update for you as I did a bit on the engine today. Took off the side panel, and luckily it looked good in there, with metal surfaces shiny still. Feeling with my fingertips up into the bore below one of the pistons , and it felt like pebble-dash, raf! Also took off the gear housin...
by SiH
Tue Apr 02, 2019 8:07 am
Forum: Dumpers
Topic: Which model Thwaites is this?
Replies: 20
Views: 5526
Flag: France

Re: Which model Thwaites is this?

Thanks fowlerman and cobbadog, damn good idea. I’ll give that a go, but I may well have to take the engine out to get access to the side panel first. I know the winget site ,-useful stuff on there, from when I had a big old 3 tonne winget years ago, beast of a thing with hi/lo box, wish I’d kept it ...
by SiH
Sun Mar 31, 2019 9:31 pm
Forum: Dumpers
Topic: Which model Thwaites is this?
Replies: 20
Views: 5526
Flag: France

Re: Which model Thwaites is this?

Thanks again chaps,- advice gratefully recieved. I knew it may well take a while, and must admit I like the idea of hydrochloric acid, even though it is pretty evil stuff eh. I’ve got a few bottles of it, so may well give it a go in the next week when time allows. But the atf and the molasses ideas ...
by SiH
Sat Mar 30, 2019 10:30 pm
Forum: Dumpers
Topic: Which model Thwaites is this?
Replies: 20
Views: 5526
Flag: France

Re: Which model Thwaites is this?

What engine do you think it is? I think it looks like a lIster ST2, but havnt a clue on hp?
by SiH
Sat Mar 30, 2019 10:28 pm
Forum: Dumpers
Topic: Which model Thwaites is this?
Replies: 20
Views: 5526
Flag: France

Re: Which model Thwaites is this?

Hi all, Many thanks for your comments lads. There is no movement at all at the starting handle,-absolutely solid, either direction. I whipped the heads off today, and both pistons were 1/3 of the way down the bores roughly, which were also both full of water on top of the pistons. Once the water was...
by SiH
Fri Mar 29, 2019 11:07 pm
Forum: Dumpers
Topic: Which model Thwaites is this?
Replies: 20
Views: 5526
Flag: France

Which model Thwaites is this?

Hi folks, I’ve just got hold of this dumper, that has been sat in a field ,bucket high in brambles and ferns for a fair few years. It has a lister 2 cylnder engine, but dont know the model or hp as the injector cover plate has been lost (along with the model info) and replaced with one made out of a...
by SiH
Wed Apr 25, 2018 8:15 pm
Forum: Loaders/Backhoes
Topic: Front loader?
Replies: 4
Views: 774
Flag: France

Re: Front loader?

Thanks Pete for taking the time to do that, and for your info on the 3rd service. It looks like I’ll have to think again eh!? ;)

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