EJOWest wrote:From what source does the information come from regarding the T207 engines installed in the third batch of VCs?
I have no idea where I heard that. I'm sure I've seen something to back it up, but no idea where. I think the scenario is when they finished the second decent sized batch of VC trucks there were chassis and bodies spare ( incidentally I checked - my analysis of the types above was correct except for the fact that the second batch of trucks had some VC2 Radio as well )
They then ran the third batch of VCs, 8,644,346 through to 8,644640, only 294 trucks, and they were all VC1 or V5. Somewhere I heard that some or all of these trucks were fitted with T207 engines, I can only assume because there were no T202 engines left and the T207 engines were available.
The reason I heard that was something to do with a T207 discussion, and the thrust of that discussion was that a VERY low T207 code engine might belong in a VC rather than an early WC.
Of course what we need to back that up would be a very late VC1 or VC5 from the chassis number list up top, that has a very low T207 code engine, but I'm sure wherver I heard it I thought it was reliable.
Wally Wahlforth has a truck in that sequence, but the engine code is from the start of production rather than the end so it will have been swapped.