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The forum title doesn't say trucks, but hey surely I'm not the only one here to own one...

It's called a tractor but doesn't fit in the farm tractor thread, so here's mine to start it off, Tractor, GS Recovery, Heavy, 6x6 Scammell Explorer (1953)

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Ongoing project, as I have to make a new clutch to remote gearbox shaft in the near future, will be needing help with this.

Bernard

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Now thats a beast right there!!! I used to own these two trucks. I sold them when I bought the house. Oh well, I will have one again some day lol. DSCF1114.jpg That was my 74 IH 200 One ton dually. 392, 4 speed, NP-205 transfer case, dana 70's at both ends with 4.88 gears!!!! It only had 13,000 miles on it when I sold it. If you could hook to something, that old girl would move it!!! But 50 m.p.h. was it lol.

723ca596.jpg That was my 75 200 3/4 ton 4x4. 392, 4 speed, NP-205 transfercase, dana 60 rear end and 44 front. It had 4.10s in it, but still strong as all get out! The 75s was the odd ball years for IH. Completely different motor mount set up, along with disc brakes on the front end. Which the rotors are made of unobtanium.

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Nice Bronco!!!!!!
 

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Tamper, like the IH, I do like a truck that can do proper work!

d4xycrq, nice Bronco, is that all your own work?

Those houses have a very British look to them.

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Tamper; Thanks! I'm a sucker for old iron.

Dran; Well spotted! I bought that Bronco in England and it now sits in my garage in Pennsylvania. Top is off now. Did a body on restoration in 1999, while in England. Paint was outsourced. Fast forward to 2013 - still running great, and my daughter drives it as much as I do.

Here's a more recent photo

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This is not mine but it is a beauty. Saw it a the Port Elgin Pumpkinfest in Oct 2008.
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Oh man look at that Bronco... What size engine in her? I had two. 83 with a 300 ci and a 92 Eddie Bower with a 5.0. I have an Excursion now.
Pdentrum, what kind of rig is that? I can't make the name out.
 

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The forum title doesn't say trucks, but hey surely I'm not the only one here to own one...

It's called a tractor but doesn't fit in the farm tractor thread, so here's mine to start it off, Tractor, GS Recovery, Heavy, 6x6 Scammell Explorer (1953)

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Ongoing project, as I have to make a new clutch to remote gearbox shaft in the near future, will be needing help with this.

Bernard
Nice truck you have there. What type of fuel mileages does it get ? But you didn't restore it to worry about fuel mileage did you. What is the name
on the placard on the grill ?
 

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I WANT one!!!!

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The forum title doesn't say trucks, but hey surely I'm not the only one here to own one...

It's called a tractor but doesn't fit in the farm tractor thread, so here's mine to start it off, Tractor, GS Recovery, Heavy, 6x6 Scammell Explorer (1953)

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Ongoing project, as I have to make a new clutch to remote gearbox shaft in the near future, will be needing help with this.

Bernard
 

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Pdentrum, what kind of rig is that? I can't make the name out.
Oshkosh on the grille, I think pre 55, but don't quote me on that.
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Oh wow... Oshkosh, That's awesome, thanks. I think they make airport fire trucks now, that has to be a rare find.
 

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This is not mine but it is a beauty. Saw it a the Port Elgin Pumpkinfest in Oct 2008.
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Hi Pierre, very smart for an Oshkosh, they made some real ugly trucks, and I do love an ugly truck...

Nice truck you have there. What type of fuel mileages does it get ? But you didn't restore it to worry about fuel mileage did you. What is the name on the placard on the grill ?
Hi John, when he was petrol powered and running well mileage was around 2-3 mpg on a good day, and lots of gear changes needed. Now Cummins 290hp L10 diesel powered getting around 10-12 mpg and changing down for hills is a distant memory..

Not apparent from pictures is his amazing off road ability, second to none back in the day, and so easy to drive, have a look at this video, the lad driving had never driven one before, he drives up the steepest part of the grass bank right at the end of the vid, at least 45 degrees! http://youtu.be/XkA1xDU4j-0
The strange engine noises are from the APC that can be seen at the start, Forceful is just ticking over, he's that cool!

I borrowed the name Forceful from an old steam tug I which appeared in an old B&W film.

I WANT one!!!! John
You're not alone John, we meet up occasionally..only the blue one retains it's petrol engine, the rest have various diesels fitted.

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pdentrem, no I didn't. That truck with AWD has to be a riot to drive...
 

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What can I say or add "been there and done it" And yes they all got a good work out since Friday,
with close to 30 inches we aint done yet. & already into $1100 in fuel. And guess what, the new
trucks are those that broke down but not the old steady F900s and we never shut em off.

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WOW GK. those are awesome! Are they all stock? Can we get some more pictures of your service truck?? :drool:

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What can I say or add "been there and done it" And yes they all got a good work out since Friday,
with close to 30 inches we aint done yet. & already into $1100 in fuel. And guess what, the new
trucks are those that broke down but not the old steady F900s and we never shut em off.
Great lookin F900s you have there, stocky and tough looking, want one....or two!

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The service truck Chris, I still have to buy a camara batt. That pic was last summer. That stays inside
always cause Its got my sweetheart in it my Gas ac/dc Miller & a Lincoln mig. We keep all the big stuff
in it like wrenchs big big pipe wrenches heavier than me. air comp. and 100gal fuel tank. Im kind of
lucky we are support for a Desal water plant that my father sold them the land so my property
and the plant is like one piece of private property in which I have the keys. It has 4acres of summer
landscaping we have 5 tractor/mowers one 8N Ford / mower that mows the flats. Awful steep grades
has to be weed wacked. Five trucks to snow plow it, two loaders one sander all non stop on the recent
blizzard. Then the shop, they allways have something to machine. Big threading usually most
weird od ball. They take river salt water into drinking water pumped 30miles away, so things corrode
good for us. Seems funny but these people seem not to own a screwdriver= good for us. Three tanks
3 million gals of bryne to be refined. Tanks, something 100' high steel cofferdams then sprayed
concrete (many times) then a machine on tires like car tires that wraped miles and miles of 5/8 steel
cable (wire rope) around them amazing. Two times a year they have scubba divers go in there to inspect
oh boy. So Chris, I dont even have to register this truck It works behind locked doors and drive it right
inside the plant thats like a city block. The truck also carries about 300' of welding cable. Oh yea
V8 Flathead power (rules) one pic showing the tanks from our property ( monsters) samuel

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oops the crane, wife gave me a beating for that one. I dont need out riggers to pick 10 ton and then
the wind blew I slam on house brakes no brakes me load and all bye bye. The wind will turn a
manual crane like a windmill. This was when the plant was being built and she is still shovin this at
me. Pistol packin momma yellow winch truck, my kid on dozer go >> uprighted ok but structual
damage ???? so I got $4000 for scrap & scrap picked it up. So my fellow machinist I say Ive been
there I used up 8 of my nine lives. (I dont do these things any more)

easy way for a grease job RIP my old trusty crane samuel

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Thank you Samuel!!! I would love to have an old flat head powered truck to drive every day!!!

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Some great vehicles here, thanks for sharing!

Not "really" big, but I loved her when I owned her a few years ago.

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"Big" isn't quite the right work, but Classic sure is.

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She is a 1952 Land Rover. Back in '52 there was the only model made so it was just called "The Land Rover" . Today this model is known as Land Rover Series 1-80".
I found it sitting under a tree where it had been for 23yrs. Paid $100 for it and dragged her home. I named her "Runcle" (run-sil) and 10 months and mucho dinero, and she was back on the road. I kept one thing in mind, she earned the dents, so she kept them. :))

A fantastic beastie, she is used regularly in the bush and is often called on to pull much newer and bigger trucks out of the mud. Top speed around 60mph, but lots of complaining. Much happier at 45-50mph. Also, her drum brakes were barely adequate in 1952 traffic. today they are... "challenging". Definitely not a highway or big city commuter.

Here she is with one of her friends a mid '60s Unimog, shortly after pulling her friend 30 miles out of the bush (broken fuel pump).

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You may have noticed the winch on the front of Runcle. It is an old Warn mechanical that was given to me. (One day this guy ran out onto the road as I was passing by and stopped me. He said, "You need a winch for that truck. I have an old one in the basement I want you to have." Those days don't happen often enough for me... :) ) After much head scratching I decided not to mount it via a dog clutch to the front of the crankshaft, the way the original capstan accessory winches did, but to convert it to run hydraulically via a transmission pto. Had to learn about hydraulics to do that. Oh my aching head. Works great. Based on what I've dragged out of the mud, I figure it is now good for at least 12000 lb. Have to tie Runcle to a very big tree for that kind of pull, mind you. :))

Martin

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Thats so sweet there are times for a winch snatch blocks then you can lift your new mill with.
I found some more pic s back in our day when my bones didnt hurt. My ole man liked them Whites
I liked my Big Job Fords. again snowed in Sam .....

Photo #3 1950 F8 Dads former machine shop then built the present large shop in 1980

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Do Buses count ??

More snowed in photos. This is my other side of the family my Uncles bus co. about 123 school buses
thirteen coaches. Thats my early roots in his maching facility mainly straight eight Buicks in the Clippers
then we purchased Visicoaches all Detroit in those. When he and my father retired I held the ICC
rights till insurance- DOT Natzis- ICC reg.s- I hung it up. This is the last one I sold in 2009 . Seems so
every thing or buisness adventure got a choker chain around their neck; then wonder about jobs and
the economy. Competitors didnt do it gov. regs did. Over the years I am known as the Flxible
expert. Hard to part with, but I have a substantial amount of Clipper & Visicoach NOS parts to be put
on evil bay or something. In closing I have deep respect for "Krispy Cream and Budwiser Co" to
once again tour the country in restoring a Flxible which A/Busch commisioned from Flxible for a special
purpose coach on a B9 platform.

also I do not want to be bordom to all you nice people, I am deversified but I do not do ladders, spyders
snake dont bother me (dont have any here) gotta go plow snow now samuel

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i really like the mack dump truck. . . it has major "class". and those flexibles, really long. i had a chance to get a shorter version that had the buick straight 8 in it and partially doneup into a camper.
i kick myself in the butt many times over that decision.
swmbo was not impressed with the "look" of it. . damm.
 

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i really like the mack dump truck. . . it has major "class". and those flexibles, really long. i had a chance to get a shorter version that had the buick straight 8 in it and partially doneup into a camper.
i kick myself in the butt many times over that decision.
swmbo was not impressed with the "look" of it. . damm.
I still have two Buick Fireball 8's in the trailer named correctly FB320 "Flxible Buick 320 cic"
and they still used them as far as 1956 when their stock ran out. Then gas White Mustangs- Diesel
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Man I love the old Flexible I grew up not far from where they were built in Loudenville, Oh. There are still some in use in Hawaii I think. Not very nice but here's a picture of my first bus a GMC 4905 aka Buffalo

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More ugly trucks for Dranreb.

I was at Imperial War Museum (Duxford) on Mar 28 and spent the day there. Excellent day and a free air display as well. Well worth the trip as well as Hendon where the RAF museum is located.

In the Land Warfare building I found a couple ugly trucks. In camo is the Albion CX22 Heavy Artillery Tractor and the yellow is the AEC Matador Gun Tractor. I like the look of the Albion but not the Matador. Funny how vehicles named Matador are not very nice looking here in America nor in the UK.
Pierre

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