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Back to the Track 28 Jul 2021 09:47 #223898

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Fixing federal fuel leaks this morning.
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Back to the Track 28 Jul 2021 09:55 #223899

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The Cummins in the Federals had a very problematic fuel system,generally called a "wobble pump",basically just a low pressure distributor system.......about 1950,Cummins dumped it and went to the PT system that was used until electronics ...........Incidentally,anyone notice the Diamond T 980 in the pics has a NR Mack back end .......looks to be a 1/2 and 1/2 .chassis join.
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Back to the Track 28 Jul 2021 10:45 #223903

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The Federal was going when dropped off their a little while ago

I guess its like things if its not used it doesn't take long to deteriorate

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Back to the Track 28 Jul 2021 17:51 #223910

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Lang,

How many vehicles do you think will take part.

A friend was to take part but all the Sydney crew are locked down as were some Victorians.

Just curious how many will make the run?

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Back to the Track 28 Jul 2021 19:40 #223917

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Sadly I suspect no more than about 50 vehicles will make it across borders. Still enough to achieve the aim.

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Back to the Track 29 Jul 2021 16:52 #223953

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One of the fun things for today. A railway jeep on the old ghan railway

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Back to the Track 29 Jul 2021 21:31 #223968

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Is that simply half a "combat" rim, or is there more to it?

Thanks for the ongoing pictures, Jarrod.

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Back to the Track 29 Jul 2021 21:37 #223969

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They are half a blitz 20inch rim



with a steel plate drilled with jeep stud pattern.

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Back to the Track 30 Jul 2021 17:36 #224004

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How was the steering locked central?

Be cool if you could fill me in. Curiosity!

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Back to the Track 30 Jul 2021 19:35 #224016

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Steering lock not necessary. The rims are tapered like rail wheels. As they move from side to side the rolling diameter changes pushing the vehicle back to centre
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Like a train the flanges are only safety ridges for cornering and bumps and never touch the rails during straight travel.

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