• Biglorryblog: Class in Cumbria

    Biglorryblog: Class in Cumbria

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    Paul  sent this e-mail to Biglorryblog@gmail.com with the accompanying great photos Hi Big Lorry Blog I thought you and the Anorak Army might be interested in a vehicle I spotted yesterday.  I was shopping in my home town of Brampton in Cumbria when I spotted the vehicle which turned out to be a very smart

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    Sit back for Part 1 of the Carlisle and District  Vintage show on Biglorryblog

    Sit back for Part 1 of the Carlisle and District Vintage show on Biglorryblog

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    In April, exhibitors and spectators from all over the North of England and Scotland headed to Borderway Auction mart, just of M6 J43 in Carlisle for the annual Carlisle & District Vintage Society Trucks Show, which featured modern and vintage trucks along with car, tractors, motorcycles and static steam engines. As usual Paul took his

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    Foden gearboxes and weird shift patterns return to Biglorryblog—thanks to Barry, John O, Peter, Brian and John H!

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    Barry Wilkinson has sent this to me: “I’m told it’s an ‘epicyclic section of a Foden 8 speed gearbox’, But never mind that, who’s the guy? Regards, Barry.” And perhaps John O or ‘T’Other Brian can confirm it….now click through here for more Foden gearbox discussions… Peter Hallagan e-mails me: “Hi Brian,  attached  is a gear-change sequence

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    The famous Foden 12-speed gearbox…cutaways, shift diagrams and ‘end-users’ on Biglorryblog!

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    Well it was only a matter of time before the ‘classic gearboxes’ thread on Biglorryblog turned to Foden and its much-loved 12-speed (at least by Nick Santon)…and this is just one fo the trucks that featured a 12-speed, the S80. And I have John Ormandy to thank for supplying this shot to me from his excellent photo

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