Was sort of the same mob, the sons or grandsons took over in the 80's? and went nuts buying the latest casting gear which brought the foundry right up to date, but a downturn saw it go into recievership, Tyco water ended up with the windmill/pump side of it and I think the other part became Toowoomba Wheel Products who supplied hubs and drums to a lot of the Australian Truck manufacturers, Even the bigger Isuzu's with Meritor axles have Toowoomba Wheel products hubs on them. Rob Laurent wrote a very good history on the Toowoomba Foundry available off his website. www.blueflyer.com.au/
were they the same mob that made the Southern Cross Stationary engines, pumps and I think windmills?
CMI Toowoomba was a HUGE concern with a finger in all sorts of pies, maybe too many? The Foundry was just one and it IS for tender in whole or part to be removed. So the question is...WHERE are the mould plugs? The person who has them could have them cast and machined anywhere....... Might be worth someone picking out the desirables...Chances are they are actually computer files these days with the CNC cutting fresh plugs as required? They do have such a beastie in their inventory so wouldnt suprise me.....
Hi, I wonder if they hav any old stock of drums to suit the old C with a no 4 Eaton?? Hope any old stock escapes the scrap man. Found out recently, a certain parts supplier had 60 x c180 pistons, believed no one wanted them, so sold to the scrap man for $110 :'(
Front drums hard to get as well!!