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9 years 2 weeks ago - 9 years 2 weeks ago #159297 by HeyCharger
Thames Trader was created by HeyCharger
Oh no. He's done it again.... Just paid a deposit on a Thames Trader (normal control).
Not too sure year but I presume '62-'65.
Numbers it has are;
Serial Prefix: NPRAC or NPPAC
Serial No: 933
Model: 84552
Stamped onto firewall: 83112SPMC090
GVM: 23,600lbs or 10,575kg.
Door shows GCM: 17,250kg.
Can anyone help with year? Were these manufactured here or Britain?
Thanks. Rod.

Proud owner of;
1948 Massey Harris 44K.
1946 Ford Semi-Trailer Bus.
Last edit: 9 years 2 weeks ago by HeyCharger.

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9 years 2 weeks ago #159298 by Mrsmackpaul
Replied by Mrsmackpaul on topic Re: Ford Trader
Rod you trying to make me look like a silly bugger the Ford trader was a 80's 90's Mazda truck rebadged

Im pretty sure what you have is Thames Trader a pomy ugly as a hat full of A holes type of thing that only its mother could love a bit like this


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9 years 2 weeks ago #159299 by HeyCharger
Replied by HeyCharger on topic Re: Ford Trader
Not at all. I'm the silly bugger. I try and get away from trucks and then see unique ones.
Mine is similar to this one (but a lot more faded ;) )


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9 years 2 weeks ago #159300 by hayseed
Replied by hayseed on topic Re: Ford Trader
Heycharger, I'm pretty sure they are Built in Germany, with the same running gear as the D series fords.
Quite often referred to as a "K" series..
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9 years 2 weeks ago #159301 by VicHung
Replied by VicHung on topic Re: Ford Trader
These were designed and built in Koln, Germany for the German Market and known as the Ford FK (Ford Koln). Later they were built in Dagenham, England and called the Thames Trader NC (Normal Control). Then the name was changed to Ford Trader K Series and later still to just Ford K Series.

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9 years 1 week ago #159302 by oldgmc
Replied by oldgmc on topic Re: Thames Trader
The bloke My parents used to lease a servo off on the Putty road at Nth Wilberforce had one of those but it was heavier he was the local BP Distributor, I think it had the Diesel in it the same as the D series

Old trucks will make you poor but not unhappy

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9 years 1 week ago #159303 by HeyCharger
Replied by HeyCharger on topic Re: Thames Trader
After a lot of research on the 'net, I'm pretty sure it's a early '60's 7ton. Very happy :D.
Should arrive next week.

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1948 Massey Harris 44K.
1946 Ford Semi-Trailer Bus.

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9 years 1 week ago #159304 by geoffa
Replied by geoffa on topic Re: Thames Trader
The 6 cylinder diesel engine in the K series was a traditional vertical style of engine with an inline injection pump. I think it was just a 6 cylinder version of the 4 cylinder diesel engine in Power Major and Super Major Fordson tractors. I think it may have been what is called the 590E motor.

The 6 cylinder Diesel engine in the D Series Ford Trucks was a 'sloper'. leaning to the left. There were 360 cubic inch and 380 cubic inch versions. The early ones had a rotary injection pump. I think there were quite a few differences between the vertical and sloper motors.

I had a 1967 D800 D Series truck, a Power Major and a Super Major Fordson Tractor.

Geoff.

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9 years 1 week ago - 9 years 1 week ago #159305 by HeyCharger
Replied by HeyCharger on topic Re: Thames Trader
This particular one has a 6cyl petrol (300ci I think), 5 speed g/box and should have a 2-speed diff. Will find out more when it arrives ::)

And 9.00 x 20 tyres (anyone have some good ones just laying around?????)

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1948 Massey Harris 44K.
1946 Ford Semi-Trailer Bus.
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9 years 1 week ago #159306 by hayseed
Replied by hayseed on topic Re: Thames Trader
My Father had a D750 with a 330CI Diesel motor.
Hey charger I have a Workshop Manual that covers both the D & K series Ford trucks.
If you need anything send me a PM,& I'll scan the Bit you need for you..

Geoff, You used to be able to buy a conversion kit to fit the 360 & 380T D series engines into Fordson tractors.
the Kit included another Sump so you could stand them up straight..

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