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  1. On 10/27/2018 at 2:16 AM, Andy Wright said:

    Thanks everyone, we're now on 87 trucks listed on the Registry and the updates from this thread are up to date. In many case I've added usernames as per this forum so if you would like to include your real name, please drop me a private message or send me an email at aircrewbooksATiinet.net.au

    Capt'n Hook, did you sell your 1937 EJ?

    Johan Olivier, thank you, your truck is the first South African entry on the Registry. Based on other listings, I would argue it's a 1948 though.

    Yoos Brothers Construction, thanks, Josh, nothing like multiple entries to kick things along. Any luck with your dad's restored 1947 45S and your EE parts truck? How goes the restoration of the EF1D? Your listings doubled the EG1S numbers on the Registry and the EF1D is the youngest listed to date.

    Timbercamp, wow, Ben, wow, that is tight! The youngest (of three!) EQT1D on the Registry.

    gmttsn54, the second youngest Type 45S on the Registry. 1942 or 1943?

    chuckshay, needless to say that's the first Thailand-based truck on the Registry!

    Monsonmotors, any luck with the extra parts, Don? If the project is proceeding, do you have a chassis number for the Registry please?

    rlfervan, nice EF, what did you decide to do with it?

    Tertius, did you find a serial number of your fine Type 45? If so, I'm keen to add another South African truck to the Registry.

    KennC, that's the business! Did you have any luck with the chassis number?

    Engine165, many thanks.

    I guess I have not been here in a wile. Last year I rebuilt the engine, Found all of the parts I needed. Runs nice on a stand. currently getting ready to d=send the frame out to get sand blasted.

    Also acquired a model 45 fire engine, I now have all the body parts I need then some.  Cant get the pictures to load with correct orientation. I will get the numbers off both trucks for the registry.

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  2. Looks good. I've got a '47 EF too.
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    By any chance are the decals on your air cleaner and oil filter housing legible? I would like to see if I can find something close but bony have a reference.


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    Making progress. Got the bottom end all torqued down and locked down safety wired. Also got the oil pump clocked to the distributor ( I think). Peary for oil pan



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  4. Got the valve train back together this evening.  As I said before cleaned a LOT of parts. While cleaning hardware I discovered this. just reminds me the importance of cleaning and inspection.
    image.png.cd3f049d19060ee037bb4538e3c99cd8.pngThis bolt was one that holds the timing back cover. Not sure what would causes a crack like this. I guess 70 years of holding tight.

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    Making progress. Got the bottom end all torqued down and locked down safety wired. Also got the oil pump clocked to the distributor ( I think). Peary for oil pan



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  5. Got the valve train back together this evening.  As I said before cleaned a LOT of parts. While cleaning hardware I discovered this. just reminds me the importance of cleaning and inspection.

    image.png.cd3f049d19060ee037bb4538e3c99cd8.pngThis bolt was one that holds the timing back cover. Not sure what would causes a crack like this. I guess 70 years of holding tight.


  6. Yes Engine came out came apart got cleaned, cleaned some more, block went to machine shop got cleaned again Magnafluxed. It got 2 cylinders sleeved, the rest honed. Block decked. 6 new valve guides, a few new valves a couple seats. all seats and valves ground  4 new tappets. new valve springs exh keepers. New cam and rod bearings. crank polished.  slight crack in the head repaired and head milled flat.Then cleaned some more.  Yes it was grimey.  While it was in the machine shop I rebuilt the carb, governor fuel pump and distributor.  water pump was sent out to shipbuilder. clutch and pressure plate rebuilt.  got the engine back t weeks ago and cleaned one last time brushing out oil galleys.  It is now going back together quite nicely.

    I will try to upload some pictures if you want.

     

     

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  7. On 6/8/2017 at 6:03 AM, boostedretard said:

    That EF looks to be a good candidate for restoration. Looks like someone had already started at some point which likely helped preserve it. 

    Yes someone did a decent job sandblasting it and slapped some paint on it. There are some small rust throughs in the normal spots but not bad. all of the trim is there and in good shape.

    Looks like the engine will need at least 1 sleeve, some valves and probably some seats.  plan is to remove the engine, a continental 290, open up the bottom end and see if that is use-able.  

    some have told me parts are easy to find and others say like hens teeth.  Anyone have experience with the Conti engine?

     

    Robert.


  8. I got the nose and the head off. 4 of 6 cyl look great 5th will clean up 6th looks not so good. bigger worry is the valves on those 2 cylinders are a mess.

    I did order some Kroil, as luck would have it I also got a seized generator in the shop yesterday so it will get a good test.  I work on small engines to support my rust addiction.

    All I need now is time and money and this mack will roll again. 

    I am thinking about going to the ATCA show in Macungie PA.  About a 2 hour ride for me.anyone else going?

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