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George Fowell

Post #1 by sdarmstrong » Fri Sep 21, 2018 7:10 am

Hi . After years searching I finally bought a GF dumper . Needs lots of work . 2 questions. Any way to date it ? Any idea what steering wheel might have been used in it as it’s half missing ! Thanks in advance.


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Re: George Fowell

Post #2 by sdarmstrong » Fri Sep 21, 2018 7:13 am

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Re: George Fowell

Post #3 by Jeremy Rowland » Fri Sep 21, 2018 7:27 am

Nice one David :thumbup: good luck with it; can't help you with the dating of it perhaps Fred can? The steering wheel looks like it's probably rotted away? Let us know how you get on with it. :thumbup:

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Re: George Fowell

Post #4 by sdarmstrong » Fri Sep 21, 2018 10:19 am

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Re: George Fowell

Post #5 by Johnson Dumper » Fri Sep 21, 2018 12:13 pm

Looks like an old Brooklands Steering Wheel (MG TA/TB/TC/TD/TF/MGA and other cars...).
Very expensive... :roll:


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Re: George Fowell

Post #6 by sdarmstrong » Fri Sep 21, 2018 12:22 pm

Thanks for the information. Do you know much else about the George Fowell Dumper’s ?


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Re: George Fowell

Post #7 by Whitlock 505 » Sun Sep 23, 2018 12:11 am

Belt drive if I remember correctly, if you search on here you'll find posts on George fowell, link to manual for one below, good luck keep us up to date with progress
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Re: George Fowell

Post #8 by sdarmstrong » Mon Sep 24, 2018 5:57 pm

Thanks for that . I took the engine off it at the weekend. It was made in 1950 so I’m guessing that’s the year of the dumper as well. It’s a straightforward restoration requiring tyres , a seat and a steering wheel . Unfortunately it won’t be coming into the workshop until my current project gets finished . It’s a 1939 Wallis and Steevens roller . It’s due to be finished by May of next year .

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Re: George Fowell

Post #9 by Johnson Dumper » Tue Oct 16, 2018 1:44 pm

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Re: George Fowell

Post #10 by cobbadog » Wed Oct 17, 2018 7:41 am

I've been thinking about your steering wheel problem. Out here in Australia a lot of early UK built cars had a similar steering wheel to look at. As suggested early MG like a TD/C but other fell into the same list. Prefect was one I know that had that spoked wheel and some early Austins did also.It would be a good treasure hunt in some wrecking yards or find a vintage car restoration site close to you and ask there for a possible source. Sometimes people sit on things for years and say 'one day I wil ...' then all of a sudden they see someone who can use it and offer it on.


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