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9 years 1 month ago #159307 by Mrsmackpaul
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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.


I always thought they had a P6 perkins or was it a R6 ? or maybe I have no idea at all

Paul

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9 years 1 month ago #159308 by HeyCharger
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My latest acquisition, Thames Trader NC on Wellington (SA) ferry coming home to Victor Harbor.

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

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9 years 3 weeks ago #159309 by camma
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I think the Sputnik version were in production from 57 onwards.

Please help me. I need Commer Parts

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8 years 11 months ago #159310 by HeyCharger
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Was in Edithburgh (SA) last week and on the wall of a cafe was a photo of a restored TT NC with rego SB78DF.
If anyone knows who owns that, could they contact me please.
Thanks. Rod.

Proud owner of;
1948 Massey Harris 44K.
1946 Ford Semi-Trailer Bus.

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8 years 11 months ago #159311 by 180wannabe
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Hi Rod. I might be putting 2+2 together and getting 5, but i wonder if the photo you saw was taken when the SA branch of the HCVC held a run on southern yorke peninsula back in 2012? There is a green and white Thames Trader in the first few minutes of a youtube video "HCVC SA Branch 2012 Truck Tour". It may help as a lead with your enquiry.

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8 years 11 months ago #159312 by HeyCharger
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Yes, that looks like it at 2:10 on

Yes, the photo was on the wall of the The Garage Diner at Edithburgh and now that you mention it, it did reference that run. Well done.

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

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8 years 11 months ago #159313 by HeyCharger
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Would still like to make contact with the owner of that green TT, if anyone knows him/her. Thanks.

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

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8 years 11 months ago #159314 by atkipete
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There is a group on Flickr dedicated to these trucks
www.flickr.com/groups/1783634@N21/
I think the one you are talking about is there but I don't know who owns it.

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8 years 11 months ago - 8 years 11 months ago #159315 by Tacho
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G'day Rod, is this the truck you are talking about?

If so, it belonged to one of our SA HCVC club members and has been sold recently. I can follow up if you want me to.

Geoff

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8 years 11 months ago #159316 by HeyCharger
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Hi Geoff. Yes please. I'm in the process of restoring mine and perhaps it would be good to make contact with him. Phil Rath has also been very helpful to me.

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

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