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alastairq



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PostPosted: Thu Jul 19, 2018 11:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

KOC ownership seems right.

I've spent an idle hour or so doing researching....first thought was it's an Autocar, but the radiator seems wrong.

The shape of the grill & cab says International to me.....1940's models....standard method of unloading too...[tipping, literally?]
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 19, 2018 1:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

International trucks of that era had a more pointed grille. I would be inclined towards an ex-army Diamond T.

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 19, 2018 2:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi
How about a caption?

Who said we woould need a slide and and tilt for this job?
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Ray White



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PostPosted: Thu Jul 19, 2018 2:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

(bottom right). The gallows await for whoever removed the bonnet to save weight!
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 19, 2018 3:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

it's working in Kuwait....heat would be an issue, as was dust , hence big air filter.
It has a similar cab to the International KB series, from 1949....

This method of tilt 'n slide loading /unloading seemed a common practice on the US oil fields....if photos on the net are anything to go by?

Ex-US army Diamond T may have had a flat radiator with barbeque grill.

There are several photos of Kuwait Oil Co vehicles of the era [B&W] with similar markings on the cab doors.

Spent a pleasant hour this morning trawling the ebay site below...[seeing as the vendor was on holiday?]
https://www.ebay.co.uk/str/tom-peirce-collectibles?_trksid=p2047675.l2563#
Loads of interesting postcard pix...loads of Autocars too. Wrong grill tho'
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 19, 2018 8:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Most trucks of that era seem to use vertical radiator bars. One that uses fairly dense horizontals is Skoda but I can't find a matching image.

This sort of thing.



or a Praga?


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 19, 2018 10:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Suggestions so far on FB include Oshkosh, Mack, Autocar, and something called a Hendrickson.

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 20, 2018 8:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Federal is another suggestion that looks quite similar.

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 20, 2018 3:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Somewhat easier to identify than the previous offering is today's POTD (Singer 9 Sports Coupe), first posted to the site in July 2010.



http://www.oldclassiccar.co.uk/singer-9-coupe.htm

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 23, 2018 1:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

POTD is of a chap stood with a flat-rad Morris Cowley. Spot the road roller also in shot Smile



Added to OCC in October 2009
http://www.oldclassiccar.co.uk/morris-cowley.htm

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 24, 2018 2:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Added to the OCC image archive in April 2010, today's POTD - an original photo from the 1950s of an Austin A30 saloon.



http://www.oldclassiccar.co.uk/a30.htm

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 24, 2018 3:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My first proper car was a little Austin A30. I was captivated by the "Austin of England" script on the bodywork and quaint little back window. The original 803cc engine was, however, a big disappointment. The contemporary Morris Minor shared the same engine and was no better.

Everything changed when I fitted a bored out and warmed over 1098 unit from a crashed A40 Farina rally car. I also upgraded the brakes and fitted the anti roll bar. Flashing indicators using the A40 stalk that neatly mirrored the light switch and the car was transformed. I regularly drove from Woking to Barnet and the little Austin was a dream to drive although eventually the fuel consumption forced me to resort to a single carb. Happy days. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 24, 2018 5:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Whilst I cannot affirm personally, I've heard the Austin A30/35, with a tuned engine, and brakes to match, could be deemed, the family man's Sprite?

Also believe the van version was the firmest favorite road car of the late James Hunt...[being, the family runabout]
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Ray White



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 24, 2018 6:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

alastairq wrote:
Whilst I cannot affirm personally, I've heard the Austin A30/35, with a tuned engine, and brakes to match, could be deemed, the family man's Sprite?

Also believe the van version was the firmest favorite road car of the late James Hunt...[being, the family runabout]


Absolutely. The MG midget 1275 and Healey Sprite has A30/35 underpinnings although the A30 has semi elliptical rear springs which gives it a more comfortable ride than the Midget's 1/4 eliptics. I did much of my training at a garage on MG midgets etc. so I am pretty familiar with them and they are great fun.

The unlikely A30/35, however, can also be made to go indecently quick and there is quite a following for them in classic saloon car racing. Handling is "entertaining" to say the least!!!

As a hard up student I had to make do with whatever I could afford to run. The 1956 AS4 A30 was a low mileage car which had been owned from new by the old lady who lived in the cottage opposite us. When she inherited a nearly new Austin 1300 Vanden Plas the A30 was offered to my Dad who bought it for just 8. He wanted me to have a car I could rely on for going up to music college in North London. The car had only ever been used for high days and holidays and going to church on Sundays. It was like a new car.!

The van version would have been more practical for carrying musical instruments but most had been used by builders and were pretty rough. The car which I had originally wanted was the Morris Minor 1000 Traveller but all the ones that came through the garage were suffering from wood rot - and on those cars it is structural and a very big job to replace.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 26, 2018 2:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote



Pretty sure it's an early to mid 1940s H series FWD but with the 6WD option. There were many different models some of which are listed here.

(earlier models seem to have 17 louvres. The one below is later I think and has 15)

http://www.offroadvehicle.ru/AZBUCAR/FWD/

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