Hi, I am in England and am just finishing a 10 year restoration of a 1950 Commer 5 ton truck with the 6 cylinder petrol slant/sloper engine.
We have a problem thought, we have found that the thermostat housing is fractured and cannot be repaired water tight.
Does anyone on the forum have a thermostat housing and a bellows thermostat that they would be willing to send to the uk?
If you have or know someone who has can you pm me?
hello Rootes75, welcome to the Forum.
When I was growing up, I was always told that the sloper engine was from a Humber Super Snipe, tilted on an angle to fit into the truck (lorry?) bodywork. Unless you know that to be untrue, have a look at the housing on a "Slumber Super Sleep" as my Humber enthusiast mate calls them.
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,
Hi, thanks for that.
The engine is basedon the Humber 6 cylinder engine but it has differences. The upright engine has a thermostat housing that turns 90 degrees, the sloper engine thermostat housing does not turn, its straight.
The same upright engine is used on the Q4 military Commers.
I seem to recall there were two different slant 6 Commer engines ....one was a 45deg and the bigger one lay almost flat in the same Commer as Langs ..................I remeber a desperado with a petrol commer,he used to contract deliver phone books.........he bought the truck out of a back yard for $200,and somehow got it back on the road.............the pay for phone books was so bad ,he was on the dole too......till they caught up with him.