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Re: Classic pictures Updated 01/12/2019

Post #3211 by essexpete » Tue Dec 03, 2019 11:53 pm

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essexpete wrote:I love the late 50s brace of Commers with the 2H. Real period action but I can imagine not the best place to spend all day driving.

I like the Smith 21 too. The Commer tippers are not the noisy TS3s though. They are petrol engine versions. :thumbup:
Feeling my age here as I worked on those Commers and some Smith navvies. :doh:

Fred how can you tell? Are they too old for the TS3?
Grandfather had the older bonneted petrol 5ton commer on a greengrocery round. It seemed really old fashioned even in 1967!

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Re: Classic pictures Updated 01/12/2019

Post #3212 by FOWLER MAN » Wed Dec 04, 2019 12:46 am

essexpete wrote:
FOWLER MAN wrote:
essexpete wrote:I love the late 50s brace of Commers with the 2H. Real period action but I can imagine not the best place to spend all day driving.

I like the Smith 21 too. The Commer tippers are not the noisy TS3s though. They are petrol engine versions. :thumbup:
Feeling my age here as I worked on those Commers and some Smith navvies. :doh:

Fred how can you tell? Are they too old for the TS3?
Grandfather had the older bonneted petrol 5ton commer on a greengrocery round. It seemed really old fashioned even in 1967!


Hi Pete,
They haven't got the slightly deeper front bumper with the big TS3 silencer mounted under / behind it.


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Re: Classic pictures Updated 01/12/2019

Post #3213 by Jeremy Rowland » Wed Dec 04, 2019 8:48 am

FOWLER MAN wrote:
essexpete wrote:I love the late 50s brace of Commers with the 2H. Real period action but I can imagine not the best place to spend all day driving.

I like the Smith 21 too. The Commer tippers are not the noisy TS3s though. They are petrol engine versions. :thumbup:
Feeling my age here as I worked on those Commers and some Smith navvies. :doh:



I recall that Chas Penn's scrap yard had an old Dodge with the same cab as the Commer Maxi-load (that had the TS3 engine), as a kid I had hoped that this Dodge would have the same TS3 engine but I was disappointed to find it was fitted with the quieter Perkins engine. :thumbup:

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