essexpete wrote: tim wrote: Neversweat wrote: essexpete wrote:
So how do you tell a Reiver from a Mastiff (not a riddle
Visually the Reiver has the air cleaner behind the cab and fuel tank on the offside.The Super Mastiff has the header tank behind the cab off side and the fuel tank nearside.
I knew someone would have it!
The other Mastiff trait was its tendency to bounce and hop when shunting with the engine hunting, at least the one on the farm where I worked was like that.
A problem usually caused when the engine mountings got soft and need replacing.
One end of the throttle linkage attatched to the fixed chasis / frame and the other to the governor which moves with the engine opperating the throttle involintarily.
I got over the problem more than once in some of the older lorries by rigging a throttle cable instead of a rod. This takes the kangaroo out of the tank instantly.
It was more of a problem with the old vacum governors with a butterfly in the manifold which seemed to be more sensitive to engine movement. the first one I converted to cable was an old 1957 Kew Dodge, (Hell Drivers Type), with a vac. governed Perkins R6.