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  1. scoffcruddle

    scoffcruddle Well-Known Member

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    I unloaded at the abattoir at the side of a 750 in the spring,we left at the same time and I'm not kidding I gunned the feck out of my truck all the way down the motorway and he just kept on catching me,fair impressive in that he'd be 21t or so unladen.
     
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    Wasn't there one of those long nose Scanias up around the Borris area about ten years ago or so.
     
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    paddy magee has one , would be much closer to you :yes:
     
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    J Ryan Haulage have one too I think.:wink:
     
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    Think Whittens had one. Used see them drawing the Port tunnel sections.
     
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    This was an owner operator as far as I remember, I might have the area wrong. It used to be a struggle to get him exactly right on the weighbridges anyway.
     
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    Don’t remember any around this area. I would be between Borris and Bagenalstown area. This one is in the Bagenalstown area but only lately
     
  9. Alfie

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    Bit of a spin alright, good turnout, about 140 trucks.
     
  10. Bog Man

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    When I missed the School bus I used to thumb and I often got a lift in Stafford’s Bull Nosed Mercedes that was hauling beet .It was way quieter than other trucks .
    I do not think anyone would thumb to school nowadays . I was probably fourteen.
    I regularly thumbed from Julianstown to Dublin and never got murdered .
     
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    probably because they realised once you got into the car that you were a psycho and they couldn,t wait to get you out again :woot:
     
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  12. Bog Man

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    Unless someone has a sign saying I am an axe murderer I would always give them a lift.
     
  13. Mid cork

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    There were some terrible noisy lorries back then. My father had a two stroke commer drawing beet and it was so noisy that when it was going up past the local national school the teachers used have to stop whatever they were doing till it passed on.
     
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    i,d never stop for a stranger , i,d say its my loss really as you get some great stories from some of them
     
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  15. Bog Man

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    We could hear the Commers coming out of the town and know exactly where they were by the sound of the engine and the changing up or down of the gears . They were supercharged which means they had a mechanically driven turbocharger. There was some roar out of them . On a frosty night we could hear them till they went over Boggan Hill the far side of Ballon
     
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    Have you had occasion to come across many holding a sign stating that ?

    There were some right characters years ago , when you are talking about thumbing to Dublin and school. possibly some weirdos , but you never heard of the tragedies that can happen nowadays , which are unfortunately all too commonplace now.

    There was a most unusual noise from those Commer 2 strokes. No ad blue then.
     
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    Father in law used to have two stroke detroits on water well drill rigs he reckons ear muffs were a must have accessory no matter how big or many silencers were on them
     
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    They had a black 1 at 1 stage. Havent seen it in d yard in years theyv got a few noce lorries down there now
     
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    Were the Commers using Detroit engines, there were a few yokes I remember with Detroit 2 stroke diesels and they were bloody noisy, one was a handyish Terex loading shovel and the other was a Fox self propelled forager.
     
  20. Bog Man

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    My father always stopped for people if there was room in the car. I once picked up a guy in Carlow and I thought it was better to drive him past my house to the Fighting Cocks as he definitely was dodgy.
    There used be a line of people at Newlands Cross with signs for their ultimate destination. My brother thumbed and used a Post Bus around Scotland.
     
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  21. Mid cork

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    The two stroke were a very unusual design as well.Six pistons opposeing each other in three horizontal cilinders ports instead of valves.By all accounts they were pretty useless to pull.
     
  22. Bog Man

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    I think I have a schematic drawing of one in a heavy vehicle mechanics book .
     
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    Like a boxer, flat setup?
     
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    Not really, there were two pistons in each cilinder faceing each other meeting in the middle the position they fired at. There was a setup like a rockershaft on each side to which the conrods were connected to taking the power down to a crankshaft under the cilinders. The whole thing was ridiculous its no wonder the concept more or less died out.
     
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  25. marco

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    this is the way they should have made it. Could be in production soon
     
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