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1 year 3 months ago #244444 by hayseed
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Adrian, What's the Blue thing in the Background of Picture 3..?

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1 year 3 months ago #244448 by xspanrman
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Do you have any details on the previous owners. They certainly looked after the Leyland.

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1 year 3 months ago #244449 by jeffo
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One of the most obvious changes would be the cab tilt mechanism.
First iterations, 66,67 had over centre latching operated from LHS with a link bar across to the RHS latch.
Then a new rear mount and “U” frame setup was designed. It used a tapered bolt into a hole, one per side. Bolt head was same as wheel nuts.
Presume the “U” frame was in anticipation of the turbo models.
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1 year 3 months ago - 1 year 3 months ago #244451 by Bluey60
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Adrian like Hayseed said we need more pictures not just the blue thing and the other toys like Swishy says give till it hurts

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1 year 3 months ago #244452 by AdrianA
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Thanks Jeff,

Your on the money, yes park brake has been changed to maxi's, I was wondering why the handbrake handle had been cut off and it had maxi's fitted, mine does have electric wipers and the alternator is at the back of the engine.
Appreciate the feed back

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1 year 3 months ago - 1 year 3 months ago #244453 by AdrianA
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Its a Foden Steam truck, not mine

Last edit: 1 year 3 months ago by hayseed. Reason: Ya gotta click on "insert" for ya Pics to appear in your Post..
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1 year 3 months ago #244454 by jeffo
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Early 70’s by the sound of it so Leyland box or RR? Early 70’s was about the time Leyland realised their box needed design modifications.
The handbrake setup weighed heaps. Linkages, crossmembers, booster etc, even the handbrake lever was about 3’ long.
I grew up on LAD’s and moved to ERGOs when finances permitted. Spent most weekends pulling cylinder heads or gearboxes. ERGOs overheated dreadfully, cracked liners and heads.
Check what injector pump you have, mechanical governor or hydraulic. I’d guess mechanical and if so they are not oil fed from the engine. You have to check and fill the oil periodically.
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1 year 3 months ago #244457 by JOHN.K.
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I think the 600 had the mechanical pump and the 680 had the hydraulic NN governor .......no one could fix the hydraulic pumps,they were so complicated and Leyland sold lots of factory exchange units.......one of the bus operators here could get spares when Leyland Australia couldnt ,and after about 1972 ,no one could get spares,due to strikes at the factories.
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1 year 3 months ago #244459 by jeffo
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All our 680’s had the mechanical governor. First hydraulic I saw was on our 690.
If you look up the specs on the mechanical governor, the pedal pressure required at full noise is astounding, so I thought the hydraulic governor was very nice.
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