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updated Diamond T pics

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Please use the attached link.

http://mysite.verizon.net/vzerpjfs/wwii ... rationpics

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1940 G-506 1 1/2 ton cargo dump, delivered 12-27-40
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Re: updated Diamond T pics

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They don't make an ugly Diamond T, do they, especially the hard cabs.

If you know anyone with a junk hard cab, I've got money here waiting for one of those cab roof ventillators...
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Re: updated Diamond T pics

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Gordon; I am in ther process of repairing my cab roof ventilator as we speak, or should I say repairing somebody elses previous repair. Over here, body sheetmetal is near non exsistence.

John
1940 G-506 1 1/2 ton cargo dump, delivered 12-27-40
1942 Diamond T 969A, delivered 08-27-42
1944 Clark Airborne dozer
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Pics ?

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If you get the chance I'd be very much obliged of a couple of pics of the thing dissassembled and with the insides visible, John.

I think I may have to end up making one for my WD21 copy of this thing;

Image

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Re: updated Diamond T pics

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Gordon;
When I get home from work,today, I will take some picures and post then for you.

John
1940 G-506 1 1/2 ton cargo dump, delivered 12-27-40
1942 Diamond T 969A, delivered 08-27-42
1944 Clark Airborne dozer
Using VOV and Joel Gopan for the parts, PM by the TM is the only way to go....
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Image

just trying to post a pic, might have to use the link

John

(I tinkered with the code to get the image to show John) G
1940 G-506 1 1/2 ton cargo dump, delivered 12-27-40
1942 Diamond T 969A, delivered 08-27-42
1944 Clark Airborne dozer
Using VOV and Joel Gopan for the parts, PM by the TM is the only way to go....
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Re: updated Diamond T pics

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Looks fine to me.

Clean, straight, all the original parts, and not hit with 60 years of salted roads like we get round here.

I drove a friend's open cab wrecker for a while. Loved the truck but hated the open cab

(oh, and I should mention that fuel has just topped the equivalent of US$ 10 per imperial gallon here, almost US$10 per US gallon, so no-one runs these things in the UK long enough to wear anything out)
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Re: updated Diamond T pics

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Gordon;
So I guess I should not complain that I am paying $2.95 per gallon . Anyways, I took the pictures of the roof ventilator, however my web host is down so I will try to post tommorow, as my restorastion comes along I will post before and after pictures.
Mechanically the truck is sound. It had a valve job prior to me buying it.
I have changed all the fluids, tuned it up (that JXC just purrs now). I am in the process of gathering all the correct style wiring so I can rewire the whole truck. I have all the recovery equipment except for the V tow bar. I have loctaed and purchased the correct Briggs and Stratton engine and air comprssor for the wrecker body and I have 8 brand new tires to mount. The tires on the truck have plenty of tread but the sidewalls are dry rotted. I am finishing up the restoration on the Clark Airborne Dozer as time (and funds) permits.

John
1940 G-506 1 1/2 ton cargo dump, delivered 12-27-40
1942 Diamond T 969A, delivered 08-27-42
1944 Clark Airborne dozer
Using VOV and Joel Gopan for the parts, PM by the TM is the only way to go....
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Re: updated Diamond T pics

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Well I don't think there is anyone here that isn't short on funds, John.

It's nice that you have the time, space, and ability to get the T and the Clarks up and running. My friend's T ran very nicely, but it was really hard to start as somone had messed around with that complex starter switch.

It needed a new clutch too (or possibly just proper adjustment) but with no manual we didn't get to that before he sold it on.
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Re: updated Diamond T pics

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Gordon;
I updated my site today, just scroll down and you will see the roof ventilator.

http://mysite.verizon.net/vzerpjfs/

John Gott
1940 G-506 1 1/2 ton cargo dump, delivered 12-27-40
1942 Diamond T 969A, delivered 08-27-42
1944 Clark Airborne dozer
Using VOV and Joel Gopan for the parts, PM by the TM is the only way to go....
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Re: updated Diamond T pics

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Thanks John, pics duly saved.

It looks like only the interior flapper door would be any bother to fabricate, which is worth knowing. Looks like they did quite a crude job of holing the roof too, don't you think?

If you had time to measure it front to back, side to side, height, and the bolt centres of the two bolts, that should be all I need.

Thanks again
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Re: updated Diamond T pics

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Gordon;
will do

John
1940 G-506 1 1/2 ton cargo dump, delivered 12-27-40
1942 Diamond T 969A, delivered 08-27-42
1944 Clark Airborne dozer
Using VOV and Joel Gopan for the parts, PM by the TM is the only way to go....
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Re: updated Diamond T pics

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Updated pictures added today, battery box removal and restoration

use the link

http://mysite.verizon.net/vzerpjfs/

John Gott
1940 G-506 1 1/2 ton cargo dump, delivered 12-27-40
1942 Diamond T 969A, delivered 08-27-42
1944 Clark Airborne dozer
Using VOV and Joel Gopan for the parts, PM by the TM is the only way to go....