Since the last post, there have been some considerable in-roads made to the truck. The interest in the truck has been quite high, and its been decided that, as a result, we won't be putting the truck into work, even lightly.
I have joined a local Antique Machinery club, and hopefully they will allow the Kenworth to be put on Club Plates and only used on club runs.
Since the last post in the truck we have:-
Rewired a new Diff lock Switch
Taken the Kenworth to a truck show where lots of people took lots of photos.
Fitted new hubcaps.
New Mudguards to lead drive wheels
Did a wedding!
Fitted new Muffler and pipes
Did a service and replaced dirty filters. (old on left)
The list continues. The truck is driving well, however the lack of use means its a little grumpy on start up if left alone too long. Trucks are built to work and pull loads, not sit in a shed.
With all the work we have done, 179 is looking more and more as it did back in 1985. We want the patina look but with a reliable chassis and running gear.
179's chassis was extended to fit the tipping body, and , as it will not be used for this again, we have decided to return the chassis to its original configuration. This will require some research and skill in the shed.
Stay tuned for the next "major" work in progress.
Meanwhile I will leave you with this picture.
Kenworth W model pulling a McGrath Bogie Trailer.
Australian Made-Australian Pride!