Skip to main content

My little Terrier

More
15 years 8 months ago - 15 years 8 months ago #5356 by Eddy
My little Terrier was created by Eddy
Here she be.
4.4 V8, 5 speed Turner(?) Box, Air over Hydraulic brakes, Sitting on rollerskate 8.25r16s



Motor has been rebuilt, as was the clutch.

Tray has sheet steel over the old jarrah boards. Loking from underneath I'd say the boards are knackered, so I'll probably replace them with some Hardwood plyboard

Be it firearms or V8 engines, the question is not "why should you have them?"
, but "who are you to demand that I justify them?"
Last edit: 15 years 8 months ago by Eddy.

Please Log in to join the conversation.

More
15 years 8 months ago #5357 by Andy Wright
Replied by Andy Wright on topic Re: My little Terrier
Nice one Eddy. How you long you had her and where are you in the world?

Andy&&&&Whatever rubs your buddah.&&&&Got Bedfords? http://bedfordtr

Please Log in to join the conversation.

15 years 8 months ago #5358 by
Replied by on topic Re: My little Terrier
Great truck Eddy! It sounds like other than the deck it is in great condition.

You are right about describing the wheels as rollerskates ;D. Is that standard size for this truck?

Please Log in to join the conversation.

More
15 years 8 months ago #5359 by Eddy
Replied by Eddy on topic Re: My little Terrier
Had'er 8 years. 8.25r16 standard size tyres, option was 8.25x20.

For a while I ran her on 9.00r20s on the back and the 16s on front (coz I'm short two 20" rims) & she cruised along quite nice with 3-4 tonnes on board. The 9.00s can kiss a bit on the skinny rims if the pressure gets down, but they ok at 90 psi.

Poor baby been sitting here sulking for a while with a sticker on the windscreen, acquired when a "friend" of my brother's borrowed it and somehow managed to get himself noticed by the boys.

Just got a couple little jobs left & I can get it off and back on the road.

Planning on a full build in a couple years, after the shed's done. Half thinking of doing a replica of the '77 London To Sydney Marathon truck

oh ... and ...


I'm in Waikerie, SA


Be it firearms or V8 engines, the question is not "why should you have them?"
, but "who are you to demand that I justify them?"

Please Log in to join the conversation.

More
15 years 8 months ago #5360 by Andy Wright
Replied by Andy Wright on topic Re: My little Terrier
Good stuff, Eddy. Forgive my ignorance but what does the 1977 London to Sydney Marathon truck look like? Haven't seen pics of her nor heard of her involvement.

Andy&&&&Whatever rubs your buddah.&&&&Got Bedfords? http://bedfordtr

Please Log in to join the conversation.

More
15 years 8 months ago - 15 years 8 months ago #5361 by Eddy
Replied by Eddy on topic Re: My little Terrier
bit like mine 'cept with stickers'n'stuff ;) ;D

been trying to scan but scanner no worky, so I took a pic of a pic ...

From Dec 77 Truck & Bus mag


Placed 33rd in a field of 69 ... all the rest were cars.

Be it firearms or V8 engines, the question is not "why should you have them?"
, but "who are you to demand that I justify them?"
Last edit: 15 years 8 months ago by Eddy.

Please Log in to join the conversation.

More
15 years 8 months ago #5362 by Andy Wright
Replied by Andy Wright on topic Re: My little Terrier
Now that is very cool. I wonder what happened to the original?

Andy&&&&Whatever rubs your buddah.&&&&Got Bedfords? http://bedfordtr

Please Log in to join the conversation.

More
15 years 8 months ago - 15 years 8 months ago #5363 by Eddy
Replied by Eddy on topic Re: My little Terrier
Not 100% sure. Was talk of it going back to BL's museum after a publicity tour of Oz...

I been googling it on & off for a couple years and no result yet.

Be it firearms or V8 engines, the question is not "why should you have them?"
, but "who are you to demand that I justify them?"
Last edit: 15 years 8 months ago by Eddy.

Please Log in to join the conversation.

More
15 years 8 months ago - 15 years 8 months ago #5364 by Andy Wright
Replied by Andy Wright on topic Re: My little Terrier
Eddy

Have you come across this?

www.1977londontosydney.com/coppermine/index.php

Most importantly:
www.1977londontosydney.com/coppermine/thumbnails.php?album=77

Entrant Coca Cola Australia
Vehicle Leyland Terrier

Crew Allen Hausler Australian
Barry Allen Australian
Doug Francis Australian

Finished 33rd outright

I wonder if Coca Cola Australia would know anything about her. She also appears to be Australian-registered.

Andy&&&&Whatever rubs your buddah.&&&&Got Bedfords? http://bedfordtr
Last edit: 15 years 8 months ago by Andy Wright.

Please Log in to join the conversation.

More
15 years 8 months ago - 15 years 8 months ago #5365 by Eddy
Replied by Eddy on topic Re: My little Terrier

I wonder if Coca Cola Australia would know anything about her.

:o 'course!

shoulda thought of that!

SWMBO used to work for'em 8-) Still in contact with the local manager from about 75 to 89 ;D


Interesting that the moke finished behind the Terry, in 34th place :-?

Be it firearms or V8 engines, the question is not "why should you have them?"
, but "who are you to demand that I justify them?"
Last edit: 15 years 8 months ago by Eddy.

Please Log in to join the conversation.

Time to create page: 0.502 seconds