Monday, 28 September 2009

Royal Mail J spotted on M25

Hey, I spotted a red Royal Mail J Type heading south on the M25 towards the Dartford tunnel yesterday! I think in all the time I have been an enthusiast (nearly ten years) I have never seen one on the road which wasn't going to or from a show that I was attending, or that I hadn't arranged to see with a friend.

Tuesday, 8 September 2009

engine-bearing cross members

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I have been contacted by Charlie in Canada, who is restoring a J Type which someone has converted into a minibus, by the looks of it....but I am pretty sure from his photos that it was originally a van.

Charlie asked if I could provide details of the cross members which support the engine, as his van's engine had been replaced with something entirely different. Having taken dimensions, done rough sketches and photos, I thought I would post them so that anyone can see and use them.

As I told Charlie, these are for guidance only and before anyone goes and loads an engine on to anything they have fabricated, they must satisfy themselves that what they have built will take the load.

This link is to the work I did to replace my missing outriggers, which are the ends of one the missing cross members Charlie is interested in.