Hello there, T&D Editor Dougie here to wish you a very happy new year from everyone at Truck & Driver. Now then, it occurs to us we have quite a lot of random content stored up over the years which is never going to make it into the magazine. From the tonnes of truck based phone pics, to brochure finds …Read More »
British truck manufacturers
Paul sent this e-mail to Biglorryblog@gmail.com with the accompanying great photos Hi Big Lorry Blog I thought you and the Anorak Army might be interested in a vehicle I spotted yesterday. I was shopping in my home town of Brampton in Cumbria when I spotted the vehicle which turned out to be a very smart looking 1946 Morris Commercial van …Read More »
In April, exhibitors and spectators from all over the North of England and Scotland headed to Borderway Auction mart, just of M6 J43 in Carlisle for the annual Carlisle & District Vintage Society Trucks Show, which featured modern and vintage trucks along with car, tractors, motorcycles and static steam engines. As usual Paul took his camera along and took some …Read More »
Foden gearboxes and weird shift patterns return to Biglorryblog—thanks to Barry, John O, Peter, Brian and John H!
Barry Wilkinson has sent this to me: “I’m told it’s an ‘epicyclic section of a Foden 8 speed gearbox’, But never mind that, who’s the guy? Regards, Barry.” And perhaps John O or ‘T’Other Brian can confirm it….now click through here for more Foden gearbox discussions… Peter Hallagan e-mails me: “Hi Brian, attached is a gear-change sequence for the Foden 12 speed …Read More »
Well it was only a matter of time before the ‘classic gearboxes’ thread on Biglorryblog turned to Foden and its much-loved 12-speed (at least by Nick Santon)…and this is just one fo the trucks that featured a 12-speed, the S80. And I have John Ormandy to thank for supplying this shot to me from his excellent photo galleries. “As mentioned, all the …Read More »