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Post by hob on Thu Oct 20 2011, 17:26



just bought a National F type engine, seems to be quite rare as its the only one i can find on google

made in 1935 seems to be in good order, just needs the fuel system cleaned out and some cosmetic refurbishment.

collected it today, bigger than i thought Shocked but the car and trailer coped well on a 220 mile round trip Cool







old hob is very pleased with his new engine Cool Cool


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Post by matt86 on Thu Oct 20 2011, 18:58

cracking engine there mate Smile IOf you dont mind me asking what did you give for it ?

Are my eyes right did you pull the trailer and engine with a corsa ... Shocked

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Re: national F type engine

Post by hob on Thu Oct 20 2011, 19:07

matt86_wd2 wrote:cracking engine there mate Smile IOf you dont mind me asking what did you give for it ?

Are my eyes right did you pull the trailer and engine with a corsa ... Shocked

just a shade over 400 Cool
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/180734656250?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1439.l2649


yep that's a corsa 1.4sri Very Happy

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Post by matt86 on Thu Oct 20 2011, 19:23

thats got to be pushing it on the weight limit surley ... that trailer must weigh half a ton on its own .... leat u have granfather rights on trailer towing law .... unlike me and had to do a test ....

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Post by hob on Thu Oct 20 2011, 19:36

matt86_wd2 wrote:thats got to be pushing it on the weight limit surley ... that trailer must weigh half a ton on its own .... leat u have granfather rights on trailer towing law .... unlike me and had to do a test ....

not even a father Laughing but old enough to be a grandad bounce 1.4 corsa is rated to pull 1 tonne

sailing close to the wind Cool

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Post by matt86 on Thu Oct 20 2011, 21:03

i bet , seems odd how my focus can pull 1.2 tonnes and it alot bigger Rolling Eyes

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Post by hob on Thu Oct 20 2011, 21:08

matt86_wd2 wrote:i bet , seems odd how my focus can pull 1.2 tonnes and it alot bigger Rolling Eyes

that would be because its a top of the range 1.4 corsa 5 door Sri ............... the 1.0 and 1.2 are rated lower, the 1.0 is only a 3 cylinder engine and rather gutless Laughing


1.4 corsa specs .........see towing limit lower down

http://www.carpages.co.uk/guide/vauxhall/vauxhall-corsa-sri-1.4.asp

Towing Limit (braked) 1000 kg

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Post by stationary stu on Fri Oct 21 2011, 08:36

Very nice engine Neville you must be very happy with it. I never even noticed it for sale an ebay, must say a bargin, I hope it's what you've learnt from us tight wads that's keeping you right Laughing Laughing Laughing
I had a look at the video and have to say that exhaust needs changing for something a little more suitable.
I don't want to tell you what to do but fines are very high for overloading more so with a large trailer your tempted to put a little more in, and the rallies we attend seem to attract the Police, Vosa, custom and excise so please be careful. It doesn't just go by what the book says it will pull it goes down to axle weights and trailer nose weight.

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Post by Bamfordlad on Fri Oct 21 2011, 15:30

stationary stu wrote:
I had a look at the video and have to say that exhaust needs changing for something a little more suitable.

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No it doesn't. Thats a genuine National exhaust.

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Post by stationary stu on Sat Oct 22 2011, 09:15

I didn't say it was wrong, just transporting engines they sometimes get knocked so put something else on more suitable to moving the engine about or remove it from travelling.

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Post by hob on Tue Oct 25 2011, 17:48

matt86_wd2 wrote:thats got to be pushing it on the weight limit surley ... that trailer must weigh half a ton on its own

how about a 2.5 L pickup Question

went to look at one today Cool

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Post by stationary stu on Wed Oct 26 2011, 09:12

That should be fine, what make is it?

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Post by hob on Thu Oct 27 2011, 16:34

stationary stu wrote:That should be fine, what make is it?

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ford ranger Stu

should pick it up next week

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Post by stationary stu on Fri Oct 28 2011, 08:52

Very nice Neville, I like them but couldn't get an automatic in my price range. Are you going to use the back to sleep in? My sisiter-in-law and her hubby have a pick up with a top on the back and they sleep in there's on weekends. Very handy for rallies or collecting engines.

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Post by hob on Thu Nov 03 2011, 10:03

collected the truck last night it will take some getting used to Shocked

bit like driving a tank at the moment Rolling Eyes



Stu, sleeping in it was one of the things i had in mind when i bought it.

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Post by stationary stu on Thu Nov 03 2011, 10:25

Hope your happy with it Neville and it's just a matter of time before you get used to driving it. Has it got 4 wheel drive?
It's years since I owned anything small, I can't get out of them Laughing Laughing Laughing

Hope it gives you years of happy motoring,

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Post by hob on Thu Nov 03 2011, 10:27

stationary stu wrote: Has it got 4 wheel drive?

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no its a 4 x 2

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Post by stationary stu on Fri Nov 04 2011, 10:58

Just a thought Neville with it being ex forestry com. I thought it might have been, and then you'd never get stuck on the damp feilds. My Transit is very light on the rear axle, same as pick-ups are and gets stuck easy so might be worth thinking of adding a couple of bags of sand over the rear axle if you get any snow this winter.

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Post by hob on Sun Mar 25 2012, 22:28

decided i didn't like the yellow stripe on the truck so i took it off, it was plastic tape.
got some work to do repainting the driver side wing as there was a repair under the tape and some paint peeled off with the tape.
got the paint code from the forestry commission and the paint is on order.

i think it looks better without the stripe



needs a clean and t cut now and should look a lot better.

stops those big hairy lumberjack types waving to me as well Laughing

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Post by matt86 on Sun Mar 25 2012, 22:34

looks alot better , we have one like that at work and its a tank ! never goes wrong but the thing that has happed that the brakes decided to bind and then pull you into the verge

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Post by hob on Sun Mar 25 2012, 22:37

matt86_wd2 wrote: we have one like that at work and its a tank
matt

drives a bit like a tank too Laughing big difference to the corsa Shocked

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Post by mike d on Sun Mar 25 2012, 22:38

if you polish the truck with a mop Neville,it will come up mint and you wont see were the strips were...
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Post by matt86 on Sun Mar 25 2012, 22:40

hob wrote:
matt86_wd2 wrote: we have one like that at work and its a tank
matt

drives a bit like a tank too Laughing big difference to the corsa Shocked

they do a bit but them its a work horse , like the transit like a tank but does the job well .

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Re: national F type engine

Post by stationary stu on Mon Mar 26 2012, 11:15

Neville I know your not happy with it's fuel consumption, try some fuel additives, I did it with my old Citroen van and managed to get another 3 miles to the gallon, it doesn't sound a lot but it's a good saving over 12 months. I started up with the Red X injector cleaner and it worked well then someone told me to try a can or Forte, it's expensive but works very well.

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Post by stationary stu on Mon Mar 26 2012, 11:16

I'm sure with a T Cut and the wheels painted it will look great. If you wanted to practice on my van first your very welcome Laughing

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