Others attending could get food in exchange for a charity garage door opener quick release mechanism The convoy set off at 11am, travelling through Pyle, Kenfig, Porthcawl, Llantwit Major, Barry, and back through Cowbridge to Bridgend. All went really well, even the Foden, which was taking its maiden voyage after problems earlier in the day. Thank you to all who made this happen! The combination supplied to Coalmoor Refractories was used for deliveries of special bricks mounted on pallets.
Photo Arthur Ingram Collection. It was surely only a matter of time, reading the Archive Album feature in Heritage Commercials, that one day I would come across a truck I had driven! This happened in the April edition on page 47 when the Bedford TM registration XGY 715Y appeared NA3T photo, reference Geoff Cousins CZC00035-4 in the livery of Crawfords Haulage. The big TM was originally owned by Aldridge Transport from Launceston in Cornwall and I used to drive it, making overnight market deliveries. XGY 715Y was a special truck one of only a handful of Bedfords fitted with the E370 big cam garage door opener quick release mechanism engine and what a flyer it was. Aldridge operated several TM tractor units, which were gradually replacing the Scammell Crusaders in the fleet.
This all started when Reid and Lee, the local Bedford dealer, supplied a day cab TM demonstrator with the E290 Cummins and Spicer 10-speed gearbox, that was both fast and garage door opener quick release mechanism on fuel. Aldridge ended up buying this truck, and several other mostly used TMs followed one with the V8 Detroit. This Detroit was soon replaced with a Cummins, due to the fuel returns of around 4mpg from the big V Most had the E290s and all had full-width cabs. Some had Volvo rear lifting tag axles added by the operator, when vehicle weights went up to 38 tonnes in 1983, making for a purposeful 6x2 tractor. XGY stayed as a 4x2, mainly due to it being a late-1983 model which would have involved significant Type Approval issues compared to the earlier models.