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Brockway Pic of the Week 10-10-11

Postby oldspwr » Mon Oct 10, 2011 3:33 pm

I found these interesting pictures during a Google search. It looks like this truck is on New Zealand and is listed as a 1942 260A. I never heard of the 'A' designation before but I'll have to look...

So for this week we have another two for one special...

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Here is a link to the forum:

http://www.roadtransport.com/blogs/big- ... .html#more
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Re: Brockway Pic of the Week 10-10-11

Postby Emery Johnston » Mon Oct 10, 2011 7:46 pm

nice!! Looks like it was polished with transmission fluid!!

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Re: Brockway Pic of the Week 10-10-11

Postby sbrant358 » Mon Oct 10, 2011 9:07 pm

i really like the color.
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Re: Brockway Pic of the Week 10-10-11

Postby oldspwr » Wed Nov 23, 2011 7:44 am

A few months ago I received an email from a guy in Scotland who was looking for a Husky dog to complete his collection of American truck memorabilia. We went back and forth with emails a few times and I found one at Macungie for him. A few weeks ago he sent an email about an article he was going to mail me, and sure enough its a story about this truck. It turns out this truck is really in Great Britain, not New Zealand. Here is a copy of the article he sent...

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I emailed Jim two days ago thanking him for the article and mentioned it would be interesting to see what the serial number was and this is what he emailed me this morning!

Tom...

Been in touch with the guy that has the Brockway truck, he is a real nice man, told him what I was looking for and he came back to me with the following Info for you.
1) Chassis No: 23008
2) Engine No: 35B
3) First Reg: 11-05-1942
4) Mileage: 5,649
5) Model No: 206A
6) M.O.D. No: S/M 2374
7) D.A.W. : 398 QM 206 ( Sorry don't know what this is)
8) Contract No : M 2
The truck was re-sprayed RED in 1964 and has been covered in oil ever since, this is done on a yearly basis, and is dry stored. All in all it would seem to be in good nick for it's year, with a bit of luck I may get some more Info for you next week, I am hoping to get the military history for you.
Hope this is what you are looking for, let me know if I can be of more help.
Have a nice day.
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Re: Brockway Pic of the Week 10-10-11

Postby Emery Johnston » Wed Nov 23, 2011 7:58 am

I just knew that truck was covered with oil!!! Strange model #! Good Article. What red blooded man wouldn't want a "Tipper, Lory" parked in his driveway??

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Re: Brockway Pic of the Week 10-10-11

Postby quadbox » Wed Nov 23, 2011 5:13 pm

Good follow up information. Joe D.
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Re: Brockway Pic of the Week 10-10-11

Postby STRETCH » Wed Nov 23, 2011 7:44 pm

Ok ..dumb question time.

I have the 152w somewhere in 1946 vintage.
Any idea on when they changed the headlight mounts? Mine are on the fender..not mounted out of the side of the radiator cowl. I like the look of the lights on that ''42 a little better. Or was this something, someone, changed?
Just a question...

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Re: Brockway Pic of the Week 10-10-11

Postby Emery Johnston » Wed Nov 23, 2011 7:56 pm

Look closer Stretch!! Those are also mounted on the fender but on really tall extensions.

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Re: Brockway Pic of the Week 10-10-11

Postby STRETCH » Wed Nov 23, 2011 8:14 pm

Ok..you got me there. What about the ''ultra clean windsheild" is that factory? :lol:



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Re: Brockway Pic of the Week 10-10-11

Postby Script Editor » Wed Nov 23, 2011 9:05 pm

Item #7 was a US Government assigned number as the Army Quartermaster Corps was the ordering and receiver of all Military Trucks. My Yellow Air Force Truck had the designation as a 260LQM the last two digits being Quartermaster Corp. I was in Korea in the early 60's and dealt with these issues. The one Brockway I saw was too tired to bring back to the US>
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Re: Brockway Pic of the Week 10-10-11

Postby Gordon_M » Wed May 22, 2013 9:12 am

Script Editor wrote:Item #7 was a US Government assigned number as the Army Quartermaster Corps was the ordering and receiver of all Military Trucks. My Yellow Air Force Truck had the designation as a 260LQM the last two digits being Quartermaster Corp. I was in Korea in the early 60's and dealt with these issues. The one Brockway I saw was too tired to bring back to the US>


Yes, and no ... I ended up here as I've been following Mick WIlson's 666 restoration - I'm on Mick's side of the Atlantic.

6) M.O.D. No: S/M 2374

S/M is the ' Supply Mechanisation ' number, basically an order number for a batch of trucks.

7) D.A.W. : 398 QM 206 ( Sorry don't know what this is)

D.A.W is ' Defence Aid - War Department ' This is a US Government designation for a batch of equipment ordered under their authority, but always destined to be Defence Aid to another country. This means that the truck was built as part of a batch destined for export / Lend Lease / whatever. 398 QM 206 is the Quartermaster Corps contract, but note that later in the war the procurement for this sort of material went to Ordnance.

It would be much more valuable if they hadn't ditched the dump body, as I'd guess that would be impossible to replace now.

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1942 260A- Pic of the Week 10-10-11

Postby steve s. » Wed Dec 18, 2019 9:06 am

I thought I would bump this thread back to the top, since the 260A is once again listed for sale on this site. A very interesting and unique Brockway for sure. Steve
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Re: Brockway Pic of the Week 10-10-11

Postby steve s. » Wed Dec 18, 2019 9:44 pm

Curiosity got the better of me, and I dug out a Brockway Master Parts List I have that covers 5 Brockway models supplied to the U.S. Army, including the 260-A. The pic of the week truck is actually the first 260 built for this order. I was puzzled by the four speed transmission and White auxiliary mentioned in the article. The Parts List shows the 260-A transmission as being the familiar Fuller 5A-62 5 speed, with a Fuller 2A-62 two speed auxiliary. Evidently the pic of the week truck had some transmission changes made along the way. I would guess that the White 3 speed auxiliary has an overdrive, which would certainly make the truck a little easier to drive in modern traffic. Steve
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Re: Brockway Pic of the Week 10-10-11

Postby oldspwr » Thu Dec 19, 2019 7:01 am

Thanks for the info Steve, this is really an interesting truck. The auxiliary is the same one my 1950 260XW parts truck has , a 2A-62. Looks like they made 2 versions of this trans, one with 2:1 reduction and one with 1:58:1 reduction.
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