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 Post subject: Re: New to owning a Brockway
PostPosted: Sun Mar 13, 2011 6:20 pm 
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Mick - if they are a 7/8 x 18 type right hand thread, try a W9 or W14 Champion spark plug. Thats what the U9 in our portable air compressor uses. Readily available over here. If they are 18mm thread they would be Champion D9, D12, or D14. Lower number is hotter plug. Can send you some if you can't locate any. Stan


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 13, 2011 6:42 pm 
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Thanks Stan, I will have a look around for some Champion W14 (they look about right)

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 25, 2011 5:33 pm 
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Thanks guys the W14's worked.
We got the crane engine running today, this was the first start me squirting fuel up into the inlet manifold,
later we put the carb back on had her running good, footage to come :D

First start http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_t7kuTq_MVc

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 25, 2011 11:09 pm 
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That's two for two! Glad the plugs worked for you. Please post some more footage of them running. Can't seem to get enough of the old girl! Stan


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 29, 2011 6:31 pm 
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She moved under her own power today, not far but first and reverse worked and the clutch work well.
The floor came out with the help of the grinder and the gearbox needed a free up and fresh oil for the gear and transfer box.

First move http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QCEi3r4kcG4

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 30, 2011 4:55 pm 
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Lookin good! Did you get the crane engine to run on it's carb yet? Stan


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 02, 2012 12:26 pm 
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Well its been almost a year since I first posted so I thought I would give you all an update, I have been working on the Brockway solid pretty much every weekend since I got the old girl, the wife hates it (calls it the Rusty Bitch :lol: ) but I am slowly getting there.
I have been saving the crane (the best bit) until last to make me work faster on the truck cab and I hope to be on it soon, the cab is almost finished.
Anyway thought I would post some photos of how I was getting on.

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 02, 2012 12:36 pm 
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Damn Geena!! Lookin Gooooood!! Got plenty of oil filters on the old girl. Leave it to the military to spec things on the heavy side. Keep up the good work, this truck is a rarity. My Dad and GranDad built them during the war effort and I thought most went to bridge trucks and fire trucks but it's great to see one in fine fettle. (Even if it is on the "Kings Island" !)

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Your wife must be jealous because you've been spending so much time on the Brockway. It sure looks good. Keep up the good work, and thanks for the pictures. Steve


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 02, 2012 10:57 pm 
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Looks great Mick! You have made good progress! Please keep us posted as yours is the only military Brockway in our group. We love the pictures.

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It is coming along nicely. On your post Jan.27,2011 the picture looks like the hold in a LST (Landing Ship Tank) ready for Normandy Invasion. Does your truck have juice brakes? The U.S. Govt. still doees some odd things with trucks. When I was in service 1968-72 they had and still have some 5 ton tactical truck tractors with hydraulic over air brake systems. I could never find a good answer from anyone for that brake system. Joe D.


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 03, 2012 7:18 pm 
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Thanks guys, I will keep you posted :wink:

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Does your truck have juice brakes?


All air no fluid, great until the engine cuts out :lol:

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 11, 2012 3:00 pm 
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Huskiedrive361 wrote:
Please keep us posted as yours is the only military Brockway in our group. We love the pictures.


Just to keep you posted, she looks great with the grill back on :D
Only the wings (sorry fenders) and bonnet (sorry Hood) to do and I can start on the crane.

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Thanks Mick! Great to hear from you again. The truck looks fantastic. We are all anxious to see more progress pictures and video. Keep up the good work! We saw the footage of the truck coming to your yard, but would you tell the story of how and where you found the truck? We like stories of search and rescue.

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Huskiedrive361 wrote:
We saw the footage of the truck coming to your yard, but would you tell the story of how and where you found the truck? We like stories of search and rescue.


Hi Stan,
It started about 5 years ago, as you probably know we recreate a WWII Red Ball Express depot display at military shows around the UK, we always knew that we needed a crane to finish off the depot look (GMC Trucks being loaded and unloaded with ammo and supplies). Well the owner of one of the largest shows (War & Peace) has a large yard that is full of WWII equipment in various states but mostly scrap condition; he told us of the Brockway crane that he had bought in 1980 from a museum in Cherbourg, France that had closed down, he said how the crane had been used at the docks of Cherbourg for unloading supplies during the D-Day landings. One of our members went to look at it but considered it to far gone for the £7000 the owner wanted (that was 5 years ago).

Anyway the owner contacted me again a few years ago and told me he had dropped the price to our group as he really wanted to see the crane back out on the military circuit, and had dropped the price down to £5000. Well I decided that the old girl needed somebody to get her out of his yard before she was to far gone, the rest of the story you know.

This is a photo of the Brockway when he bought it in 1980.
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That's a great story Mick! Being that the truck played an active role in the D-Day invasion makes it even more important that it be saved. Thank you for preserving history, both the war and Brockway.

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Thanks Stan,
Almost forgot to add this bit of footage from when we got her up to running temp :D
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Moy1lCe8SlY


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 08, 2012 11:05 pm 
Nice link to your re-enactment group,post more pics of your treasures please. You have tracked down an american workhorse and my family has a workhorse you might be familiar with?,a 53 fordson major diesel we still use on occasion my grandfather used on the farm,powerful and economical old gal.


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Mick - haven't heard from you in a while. Hope all is well with you. We'd love an update on your progress. That old warhorse is beautiful. Stan

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Huskiedrive361 wrote:
Mick - haven't heard from you in a while. Hope all is well with you. We'd love an update on your progress. That old warhorse is beautiful. Stan


Hi Stan, I am getting close to starting the U9 engine, she is getting there slowly.
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