What’s the scoop on Galion 104s? I’m going out to look at a local one that I can get for scrap value. Ran fine when it was parked in the paddock 10 years ago (like that’s a recommendation) - great but the wiring loom burnt out.
I know a little about the smaller galions but not these bigger 12’ ones. Apparently it only has three gears, but I have a hunch the owner (who admittedly doesn’t know much about it) doesn’t realise there are more and the linkage may be seized.
What were the engine options on these in Australia? Any specific issues with them? It has no drive chains - one broke and he has it the other he’s not sure. He reckons the motor was sweet as, hopefully the exhaust has been covered
Thanks John, I was really hoping it had a GM as a lot of them seem to but reading between the lines not many Aussie ones did? It’s got an IHC engine, I6 Di with a standadyne style pump. Couldn’t find a serial, any ideas what it is? Phil Hunt reckons two chains a side.
Defiantly a step up from the little 10’ Galions but it’ll need a fair bit of TLC before it grades a road… don’t like the missing dipstick as it’s pretty open and has probably taken a bit of water into the sump, but it’s not seized so I’ll probably push for it.
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Motor does look very Neuess like.....I can see the square bodied oil cooler and the short pipes to the filter......have one sitting on the back steps of a D359..............Incidentally ,the Neuess motors were OK,just got a bad name from being stuffed up by International Harvester.......The 4 cylinders in the german sourced tractors were a great motor.......they are wet sleeve though...so inhibitor is necessary.
At scrap value how can you go wrong? Wiring is not hard to sort out especially on a diesel. Siezed engines will eventually let go. Biggest cost is recovering it back home. I think if you have a need for one do it.
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You know, I could be wrong here, usually am, but I had some vague ideas that Gallion, or Galion, also used the smaller 6 cylinder Leyland engines?
Or I may be thinking of Aveling-Barfords, some of those single drive jiggers.
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