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Cummins powered Bedfords. 09 Aug 2020 12:45 #213578

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Mrsmackpaul wrote: Well done Swishman

Not truck show but something different that I have collected over the years

That'll have Swishy scrambling for the cheque book! :lol:
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Cummins powered Bedfords. 09 Aug 2020 13:15 #213579

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V8Ian
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been there n dun th@

Oh fir the sweet sound of the screemer music

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Cummins powered Bedfords. 09 Aug 2020 19:15 #213593

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Swishy wrote: V8Ian
m80

been there n dun th@

Oh fir the sweet sound of the screemer music

LOL







cya


Yours had Crummins Swishman ? Im shocked mistaken lol

Guessing mistaken and its 653 by your screamer comment but there little Cummins was revvy and loud as well

Paul
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Cummins powered Bedfords. 09 Aug 2020 22:40 #213599

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Apparently the Poms had V6-71s in their KMs.
If a V6-56 is a bird scarer, is the 71 an emu scarer? :dry:
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Cummins powered Bedfords. 09 Aug 2020 23:12 #213600

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Dont know but you start hearing crickets in your ears if you drive a truck fitted with one for too long:lol: :blink:

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Cummins powered Bedfords. 10 Aug 2020 08:56 #213607

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The big Bedford was a very solid truck ,with the 500 motor it had a bit of power too.......With a 6/53 and a 510 roadranger ,you have a solid ,reliable truck ......very noisy to drive ,tho ,and hard to do any major work on ....but it was surprising how good access was with the flip up panels ,and the motor set well back.....Its a pity the later tilt cab models didnt come out here,but GM/H decided to go with Isuzus ,and the big ones had garbage motors and gearboxes for years.

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Cummins powered Bedfords. 10 Aug 2020 09:09 #213608

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Used to drive a Bedstead for Cannel 9. Originally had 500 and 5 speed, 2 speed diff. Later swapped out for 6V53 and 510. With the 2 speed, you sure had plenty of gears.

The noise, use to love it. Coming through the centre of Melbourne, peak hour, splitting every gear, with the 5 inch pipe out the side. As Swishy would say, heaven.

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Cummins powered Bedfords. 11 Aug 2020 06:20 #213664

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I dont care what any of the super truckers or truckies of yester year say, those 53 series screamers are horrible things to drive and be riding in

I hear and read lots of stories and can only conclued eithet Im the world's biggest sook or peoples memories are shot :whistle:

71 and 92 series GM's are ok but no so for the smaller noisy sibbling


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Cummins powered Bedfords. 11 Aug 2020 12:55 #213693

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Nothing beats the sound of a 8V71 with the original Spiraflow muffler like a few of the early ghosts.

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Cummins powered Bedfords. 11 Aug 2020 16:28 #213701

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The 53 s had straight paddle two lobe blowers that were a major cause of noise.......they always reckoned you could still hear the motor 3 hours after it stopped.,and nothing much else.....All the morons who never driven a truck are now crapping on about them.......make me sorry I put a 6/53 in the scrap bin at the sandblasters.....took a 6v71 home ,it should have gone in the scrap.

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