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Posted 30 November 2006 - 06:25 PM
My 1983 County Station Wagon Land Rover (rebuilt)
My 1977 Police Car (currently being restored)
My 1975 Matrins Truck (to be restored)
My 1972? Drott (Click for a bigger picture - engine requires repairing)
I bought my CSW (brown land rover called Poo) when I was 19 (1st car). I then bought my Police land rover off Ebay for Â£102 about 2 years ago which will soon be drivable again for the first time in 6 years. My 3-wheeled truck I found in my local scrap yard which I bought for Â£50. One day I'll restore that.
And my Drott I bought to save it from being scrapped. It has 4 forward gears and 2 reverse, top speed of 5mph. 4.3 litre diesel engine with broken rings so it has bugger all compression. Its a 2 man job to remove the head it is that heavy. It weighs around 8 tonnes and once it gets moving is almost unstoppable.
So what do you recon?
Posted 30 November 2006 - 06:28 PM
Posted 30 November 2006 - 06:28 PM
Posted 30 November 2006 - 07:01 PM
Posted 30 November 2006 - 09:35 PM
Posted 30 November 2006 - 11:18 PM
It developes about 60BHP at 1400 rpm (top speed) and summet daft like 300 ft lb of torque at 800 rpm.
12v starter the size of my mums 1 litre yarris engine and a 18" main clutch IIRC.
Driving it is interesting. You have 3 clutches all operated by levers. 1 main clutch, and 2 steering clutches. You also have 2 brakes, one for each side. If you want top speed, you set off in 4th gear. There is a hand throttle which you basically set and leave at full all day long, and there should also be a stop lever but that is missing, as is the rest of the dials/controls including the air filter. It has a 4" stainless exhaust pipe. I'm going to stick a K&N air filter on, see if it really does give me more powa! and fuel ecconomy. Maybe even get 4mpg out of it!
I hope the gearbox has oil in it. Looking at the user manual, it requires 22.5 litres (5 gallons - 6US gallons) of gearbox oil
I havn't tested the hydraulics yet, but they rarely go wrong. The JCB thing at the back isn't ment to be there, but quite a few people used them. The main problem being it adds 2 tonnes to the rear, if not more.
The bucket can lift 2.5 tonne to quite a height, more than you'd think.
I almost forgot my other piece of junk
Posted 30 November 2006 - 11:30 PM
Posted 30 November 2006 - 11:52 PM
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Posted 01 December 2006 - 12:24 AM
Martin trucks bought out Bonser which is why it looks so much like a Bonser.
Martin (Bonser?) truck
A Drott is a tracked vehicle with a 4-in-1 bucket on the front. International Harvester first used the name Drott IIRC and when CAT and others made things in the same style they generally kept the name.The JCB back actor is something which literally clips on the back. Most "Drotts" didn't have this feature. It weighs the back end down and makes it difficult to steer, which is one reason why they wern't used all that much. The other problem is that they only do 5mph and with the metal tracks can't go on the road.
What is a Drott then and where's it from, and why the JCB plate?
North West England.
Looks like a nice place where you live, where is it?
Posted 01 December 2006 - 07:11 PM
1973 Datsun 1200 B110 2dr; 1980 Laurel 2.4 C230; 1988 Sunny 1.6 LX N13
1992 Camry 2.2GL project car (still on hold); 1993 Camry Estate 2.2GL (was daily driver, written-off and awaiting repair)
1996 Lexus LS400
And a couple of modern Toyotas.
Posted 01 December 2006 - 08:47 PM
Posted 26 December 2007 - 09:56 PM
It is now running on the road, though still a bit away from "finnished"
I've got the removable Police sign on the front. Excuse the mucky wheel, I got a puncture and it was my only spare
Not the original interior lights, but they don't look out of place (pinched from a 1980 Ambulance)
And last but not least, listen to this kwality engine (need to turn sound up).
Its now got a rear door, and as of Xmas eve, door seals. Just need to fix the door tops and bonnet (still need painting), then pile on the Police junk. Then I'll sit back and watch it rust
Posted 26 December 2007 - 10:00 PM
Posted 26 December 2007 - 10:01 PM
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1985 Ford Capri 2.0 - Baby - Sulking - Broken
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2000 Peugeot 306 Meridian - Stepdaughtershite
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Posted 27 December 2007 - 04:36 AM
I used to drive a CAT D4 like that.. Orrrrsumz
, and there should also be a stop lever but that is missing, as is the rest of the dials/controls including the air filter.
Posted 27 December 2007 - 11:22 AM
2014 Seat Ibiza 1.2 S A/C 5dr - Boring company car
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