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scruff last won the day on December 22 2014

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    Researching the differing gaps between punched holes in official BMC paperwork and chits, 1955-1963 excluding Christmas periods.


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  1. It's the Turner from Bomford Turner isn't it. Like many of these agricultural/municipal engineers have changed hands and names a few times over the years.
  2. I notice this gem every time I travel the A45 through Ryton. But where could I share such enthusiasm, I wonder. Once again AS serves up a blinder. There's a few more in our little corner of the world, I will endeavour to record them now. o
  3. Been spending far too much time looking at euro 6 stuff and getting depressed at tales of woe/warnings from fitters What I really want* is Alan Agar's motor, I last saw it a few months back, it is just awesome. There's something about it that a lot of restored lorries just don't have. Always makes me dig out a Long Distance Diary from Truck magazine when I get home. Not my pic: *Of course that's the rose tints properly on. But it is cool as fuck 😎
  4. Awesome thread. In a previous life I spent a lot of time around there scurrying in and out of waterways I never knew existed. Metroland is GR8.
  5. I think you're right, for a long time there wasn't really much around to replace them either particularly if you had a BUY BRITISH policy.
  6. That's the one. I see them a lot in Heygates mill at Bugbrooke which is like a haulage museum in its own right.
  7. There is a fella around Northampton running one of those V8 Mercs on a grain bulker, it's a bit blinged up but is absolutely immaculate. Anybody ever driven one?
  8. Pains me to say it but now I've read it properly that Disco looks a nice thing to keep, very late reg madness, leather and all that.
  9. Bye bye Disco, though it has to be said they are a much less common sight than they once were and are surely going to be out of banger territory soon. I am pleased to have played a part in killing them off, I can't put my finger on it but there's just something I've never liked about them. Which is stupid as I adore Range Rover classics which are just the same underneath.
  10. Yes, Bought this with my now wife as a barn find, rebuilt it (underneath) and went all over Europe in it, dailyed it too. Wanted a series one 80" since I was 10 years old and said I'd never sell it, but... Prices going mental coincided with first child arriving so I shamelessly cashed in. Probably never have another now, and for what they demand there's much better things to spend your money on.
  11. Top story, sorry I am late to the party. My mum had a B reg 413 hard top that colour, I think they are super little things, I can't remember the last time I actually saw one out and about. Is yours four or five speed?
  12. I once took a Sentinel man on a Aveling roller, old single cylinder job that runs on hot water, does about 3.8mph and looks like the Guinness advert, for about four or five miles, his comment at the end was "well, thanks, I now have that out of my system" 😂
  13. scruff

    Ford timelord

    Yeah the knackered look is really what makes it isn't it. I don't know about you but rough old yanks were a reasonably familiar sight for a while, in the KLF heyday I guess! Where I grew up on the coast there were a few blokes who always had some proper US shite, always with the 'classic American' tax disc holder and usually parked up outside a shite house. Not hard to imagine they could get in the dance if the need took them. Did I miss it or has there been any discussion on the "shipping container near Sizewell B" referenced on the tunnel poster a few years back?
  14. Quite by chance I came across Bob's "yard"/parking space a week or so ago, quite a few F88 bits and cabs lying about. Cool as fuck. Think it's got an F12 engine in it at the moment.
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