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Commer slant petrol engine 17 Mar 2019 20:01 #199448

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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?
Thanks.

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Commer slant petrol engine 17 Mar 2019 20:56 #199452

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Mate if you can post a picture of the housing just encase there are slight changes during production
I cant help you my self but Im sure someone on here can

Paul
Your better to die trying than live on your knees begging

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Commer slant petrol engine 19 Mar 2019 08:05 #199475

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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,

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

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Commer slant petrol engine 19 Mar 2019 09:46 #199478

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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.

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Commer slant petrol engine 19 Mar 2019 12:17 #199483

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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.

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