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Re: Some restored classics

Posted: Mon May 25, 2015 11:30 am
by tim
essexpete wrote:Well done Tim! It makes you wonder why the UK manufacturers were not upping the game for the home market?

I think the manufacturers were too set in their ways Pete-ERF introduced the 5MW steel fixed sleeper cab as an alternative to the A series,but when they introduced the B series they didn't bring out the full sleeper version for a while and operators had to go to Jennings for sleeper conversions.
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Re: Some restored classics

Posted: Sun Jun 19, 2016 10:41 am
by pv83
hair bear wrote:
essexpete wrote:What is the ERF on the old N reg? Was that a usual Cab?

No idea!
First glance suggests a bit of Seddon, then maybe a bit of Guy, but the more you stare at it the wierder it looks, just noticed it's LHD too.


Hiya,

Yes it's a NGC "European" model fitted with a Motor Panels Cab, Cummins 335 engine, 9 or 13 speed Fuller 'box, and it's LHD because they had high hopes of selling much of them on the continent.
It was revealed in '73 and produced 'till '77, there's a lot of info about this particular model in the Lorries of Arabia books written by Robert Hackford, especially those who were used on Middle East work. Eric Vick and Richard Read used several on those trips...

Cheers, Patrick

Re: Some restored classics

Posted: Sat Jul 16, 2016 9:35 am
by pv83
Don't know if this is the proper thread to post the coming pic's, but I've popped in to the Le Mans 24h "classic" edition last weekend, and apart from some very rare racing cars there were some rare lorries to be seen too :claphands:

Cheers, Patrick

Re: Some restored classics

Posted: Sat Jul 16, 2016 8:09 pm
by Jeremy Rowland
Nice pics Patrick :thumbup: the fourth pic down shows the Ecosse Commer used to transport racing cars if I correctly recall; its powered by a TS3 two stroke horizontally opposed engine. :thumbup:

Jeremy

Re: Some restored classics

Posted: Sat Jul 16, 2016 9:37 pm
by Mrsmackpaul
They are great pictures there once upon a time people new how to build things with a timeless look and style is still impressive today or it is to me
thanks for sharing

Paul

Re: Some restored classics

Posted: Sat Jul 16, 2016 10:32 pm
by pv83
Mrsmackpaul wrote:They are great pictures there once upon a time people new how to build things with a timeless look and style is still impressive today or it is to me
thanks for sharing

Paul


Aye, things build in the 50s, up to the 80s, still haven't lost their "power" of impact like! As they say, they don't build them like that anymore...

Re: Some restored classics

Posted: Sat Jul 16, 2016 10:34 pm
by pv83
Jeremy Rowland wrote:Nice pics Patrick :thumbup: the fourth pic down shows the Ecosse Commer used to transport racing cars if I correctly recall; its powered by a TS3 two stroke horizontally opposed engine. :thumbup:

Jeremy


Don't know about the technical details Jeremy :oops: I was just chuffed to see one "in the flesh" :bow:

Re: Some restored classics

Posted: Sun Jul 17, 2016 8:56 pm
by Jeremy Rowland
pv83 wrote:
Jeremy Rowland wrote:Nice pics Patrick :thumbup: the fourth pic down shows the Ecosse Commer used to transport racing cars if I correctly recall; its powered by a TS3 two stroke horizontally opposed engine. :thumbup:

Jeremy


Don't know about the technical details Jeremy :oops: I was just chuffed to see one "in the flesh" :bow:



Patrick I believe that particular vehicle is unique it was based on the Commer lorry fitted with the TS3 engine I think you can probably find footage of it on YouTube, it may be worth a look.

Jeremy

Re: Some restored classics

Posted: Wed Oct 12, 2016 6:53 pm
by hair bear
From Tractor World show at Newbury...


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