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Some restored classics


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Re: Some restored classics

Post #11 by tim » Mon May 25, 2015 11:30 am

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

Post #12 by pv83 » Sun Jun 19, 2016 10:41 am

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...

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Re: Some restored classics

Post #13 by pv83 » Sat Jul 16, 2016 9:35 am

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:

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Re: Some restored classics

Post #14 by Jeremy Rowland » Sat Jul 16, 2016 8:09 pm

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:

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Re: Some restored classics

Post #15 by Mrsmackpaul » Sat Jul 16, 2016 9:37 pm

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

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Re: Some restored classics

Post #16 by pv83 » Sat Jul 16, 2016 10:32 pm

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...


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Re: Some restored classics

Post #17 by pv83 » Sat Jul 16, 2016 10:34 pm

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:


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Re: Some restored classics

Post #18 by Jeremy Rowland » Sun Jul 17, 2016 8:56 pm

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


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Re: Some restored classics

Post #19 by hair bear » Wed Oct 12, 2016 6:53 pm

From Tractor World show at Newbury...


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Re: Some restored classics

Post #20 by Cx5 » Thu Apr 27, 2017 7:33 pm

These were entered into Cheffins Vintage Sale this month.
I think the Heavy Haulage Foden is well recorded in various books by Bob Tuck


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