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by essexpete
Wed Apr 17, 2019 9:37 am
Forum: Dumpers
Topic: Thwaites 4000 lister ph2 black smoke
Replies: 5
Views: 715

Re: Thwaites 4000 lister ph2 black smoke

Jeremy Rowland wrote:The first things to check with black smoke is the air filter and fuel filters, check the air intake system as well. Hope you get it sorted. :thumbup:

Jeremy

I think these engines will always smoke a bit. Next after Jeremy's suggestions would be injector service.
by essexpete
Fri Apr 12, 2019 9:51 am
Forum: For sale
Topic: JCB 3C MK 2 1972
Replies: 9
Views: 176

Re: JCB 3C MK 2 1972

Well done and thank you for such comprehensive photos. You just need an original black and red trimmed seat! Even the fuel gauge works.
by essexpete
Thu Apr 11, 2019 9:29 pm
Forum: For sale
Topic: JCB 3C MK 2 1972
Replies: 9
Views: 176

Re: JCB 3C MK 2 1974

JCB 3C MK 2 MANUAL GEARBOX. This jcb has been in my possession for the last 6 years original purchase to carry out some ground clearance . completed now. Very good condition for a 47 year old machine , loads done and spent on it see photos ( Nearly a museum piece) Registered and road legal history ...
by essexpete
Tue Apr 09, 2019 11:56 pm
Forum: Misc earthmoving equipment
Topic: The way we were
Replies: 429
Views: 73983

Re: The way we were

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Not classic plant but produced by plant in a different era. Found it clearing out some ancient paperwork.
by essexpete
Sat Mar 30, 2019 11:18 pm
Forum: Dumpers
Topic: Which model Thwaites is this?
Replies: 13
Views: 1201

Re: Which model Thwaites is this?

Should think in the 15 to 20hp band? Another thing supposed to be good at freeing and lubricating is ATF.
by essexpete
Sat Mar 30, 2019 2:04 am
Forum: Dumpers
Topic: Which model Thwaites is this?
Replies: 13
Views: 1201

Re: Which model Thwaites is this?

Probably the aldrive 3 tonner? At a guess from mid 70s to early 80s
by essexpete
Sun Mar 24, 2019 8:20 pm
Forum: Loaders/Backhoes
Topic: JCB 2B starting issue
Replies: 7
Views: 249

Re: JCB 2B starting issue

Does the engine run well otherwise? I wonder if the rack is moving properly. Saw a Major with simms recently with the rack all gummed up. Easy to take off the side plate and look.
by essexpete
Sun Mar 24, 2019 1:05 pm
Forum: Heavy Haulage
Topic: Classic pictures Updated 07/04/2019
Replies: 3050
Views: 308648

Re: Classic pictures Updated 24/03/2019

Steve what was happening with the D4?
by essexpete
Thu Mar 21, 2019 10:10 pm
Forum: Loaders/Backhoes
Topic: Jcb 3cx 1985 cab mounts
Replies: 4
Views: 272

Re: Jcb 3cx 1985 cab mounts

I have no idea but I should have thought it possible to just ease the cab with a jack and remove a mount?
by essexpete
Tue Mar 19, 2019 9:22 pm
Forum: Dumpers
Topic: Italian Dumper
Replies: 10
Views: 2649

Re: Italian Dumper

I like the last one with the reversible driver plate.

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