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Overlander's old Photos 06 Sep 2021 21:59 #225487

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Greetings. Paul I reckon the F model with the Mack logo on the door is the same one Schrapel's traders bought- photo a few pages back.
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Overlander's old Photos 07 Sep 2021 06:09 #225491

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Air start isnt the magic a lot of non users think......first is when its frosty......air would run out before the motor fired ,unless you had ether.......F model Macks were notorious for not having enough air ....GMs were bad for needing a lot of cranking to get fuel up ,and running out of air............Next drama was tanks ...very thin ,and was quite common for the tank to be worn away front lower edge behind the front wheel from gravel..........And they were a lot more expensive than four batteries.....Finally ,they usually had a tire valve ,so the tank could be inflated when it ran down......took ages...........Anyhoo ,the best air starter was the "Startmaster " pre engaged,......the IR was a Bendix gear type and chewed the ring gear.


I totally agree, apart from the nostalgia of hearing a air start they really are a pain the bum, like a pilot motor on a Cat or hot bulb on a bulldog and the list goes on
If any of this stuff was as good as people make out we wouldn't have done away with it

Real frosty morning and the big air solenoid valve on the start tank freezes up

Cant go no were until its thawed so I wrap the valve up in rags when I think this might happen

Paul
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Overlander's old Photos 08 Sep 2021 19:40 #225550

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Overlander interested to know what became of
Blayney Stock & Freight - over to members?
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Overlander's old Photos 08 Sep 2021 19:41 #225551

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Overlander's old Photos 08 Sep 2021 22:06 #225567

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Greetings. I was curious as to what happened to Blaney Stock & Freight- I would have take that photo in the early 70's. I think there may have been an abattoir in Blaney as there was also a mob called Blaney Abattoirs who ran K model Kenworths. The Stock & freight mob also had a 7564 TDB day cab and they had spread axle stock trailers with the spare tyre between the spread axles. The F86 Volvo and Commer were for a R I & R J Smith from Kingston- they were big trucks in those days- Schrapels' had R190's & I think even a Loadstar before moving with the times and upgrading with bigger horsepower trucks. I reckon a lot of the trucks of that era were also V8 petrols. So, who would know what happened to Blayney Stock & Freight? Next time.
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Overlander's old Photos 09 Sep 2021 09:57 #225581

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NMP's Photos from Peter Ramsey and Gavin Knight. Just looking at the pipework and the red paint on the bullbar, it could be the same truck.

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    Overlander's old Photos 09 Sep 2021 10:12 #225583

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    I don't know about the trucks but that trailer with seven tyres is a new one on me!
    I have my shoulder to the wheel,
    my nose to the grindstone,
    I've put my best foot forward,
    I've put my back into it,
    I'm gritting my teeth,

    Now I find I can't do any work in this position!

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    Overlander's old Photos 09 Sep 2021 10:46 #225586

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    NMP's Photos from Peter Ramsey and Gavin Knight. Just looking at the pipework and the red paint on the bullbar, it could be the same truck.


  • Think that might be an Alcan aluminium Trailer.. A mate of Mine had a Triaxle one many years ago..
    "Be who you are and say what you feel...
    Because those that matter...
    don't mind...
    And those that mind....
    don't matter." -
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    Overlander's old Photos 09 Sep 2021 13:05 #225593

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    Looks very much like the profile of the Alcan tray I had on one of my one tonners.

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    Overlander's old Photos 09 Sep 2021 14:11 #225599

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    OF ALL THE THINGS EYE MISS ................. EYE MISS MY MIND THE MOST

    There's more WORTH in KENWORTH
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