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  1. Setting up our stand at the Royal Highland Show. Surprising yad spot. With bonus swallow
  2. Not really a truck, but lots in common. Moved this JCB Fastrac for a bloke this week. I do a lot with Fastracs but hadn't driven one of these particular models since I was a student. This, coupled with the fella buying it to restore, meant I was surprised to find it's 23 years old! This is the smaller of the "big" Fastracs with a 155hp Perkins in it. Nice tractor, it ran well and built up air no problem, all the gears worked etc. Not quite as cool as the original Fastrac with the Austin Rover steering wheel and wind up windows, but still a pleasant place to be. Air con was ice cold. VID_20220524_095546.mp4 VID_20220524_095546.mp4
  3. Tipped next to their older Volvo today, 09 plate and spotless. Unlike mine at the moment 😃
  4. I can well believe that 😂 Good mate of mine works for a firm who have just changed from new generation Scanias to Mercs. He is distraught. I've driven a 2033, I think it was a C plate, V8 twin steer with a slap-over range change. Solid and quality feeling thing but the cab was well ripe.
  5. 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.
  6. 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
  7. 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 😎
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. That's the one. I see them a lot in Heygates mill at Bugbrooke which is like a haulage museum in its own right.
  11. 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?
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. 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?
  16. 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" 😂
  17. 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?
  18. 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.
  19. The asda man just told me how difficult it was driving such large vehicles and that's why he knocked my gate off it's hinges 😂👍🙄
  20. Interesting read on the Heynes era here with some mag cuttings etc http://davidtearle.com/reliant-motors
  21. Trouble At The Top was a great series, throughly enjoyed watching that again
  22. B reg 2as are for winners. Great thread.
  23. Yeah, sort of - it was right at the back of the box with a load of other spares and motors stacked on it, a sort of unwelcome bonus prize in a job lot acquired by a friend who brings them in for a living, usually from Australia. They are very cheap over there so brimming a 40' with them (and I mean brimming, so the doors just close) does make sense with the vastly inflated UK scene now. Whereas 20 years ago we would break one that shat a gearbox or failed an MoT now even wrecks are strong money so hopeless cases from abroad do make decent parts sources.
  24. Yes it did apparently, I've just seen that
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