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1954 Commer Superpoise Q4 T Series MkII
Capital Visit (1955)
I miss the NZ-Commer comprehensive website greatly (I think it was Redbeard's who has not been here since 2009, so fearing the worst!).

But I did get a lot of information before the site went down. After 1949 model year they introduced 'Series' letters for the new models, in addition to mark I, II etc also the Q2,3,4 etc. classifications continued. Maybe there is a better way to list them, I don't claim to be an expert but I will try to look at it, unless anybody feels they have a better understanding of the types. It is Rootes group I guess so someone must consider them worthy of recognition!

Sep-48 S series S2 Q2 Superpoise Mk.I 2-3 ton
Sep-48 S series S3 Q3 Superpoise Mk.I 3-4 ton
Sep-48 S series S4 Q4 Superpoise Mk.I 4-5 ton
Sep-48 S series S4 Q4 Superpoise Mk.I 4-5 ton
Sep-48 S series S4 Q4 Superpoise Mk.I 8 ton tractor

1950 S series S15 Superpoise Mk.I
1951 S series S25 Superpoise Mk.I


Aug-53 T series Q2 Superpoise MK.II/III 2-3 ton
Aug-53 T series Q3 Superpoise MK.II/III 3-4 ton
Aug-53 T series Q4 Superpoise MK.II/III 4-5 ton
Aug-53 T series Q4 Superpoise MK.II/III 4-5 ton

1954 A series A15 Superpoise Mk.II edit (A series added)
1954 A series A25 Superpoise Mk.II edit (A series added)

Sep-55 B series B.222 Superpoise Mk.IV 2-3 ton
Sep-55 B series B,257 Superpoise Mk.IV 2-3 ton
Sep-55 B series B.322 Superpoise Mk.IV 3-4 ton
Sep-55 B series BP.322 Superpoise Mk.IV 3-4 ton
Sep-55 B series B,357 Superpoise Mk.IV 3-4 ton
Sep-55 B series BP,357 Superpoise Mk.IV 3-4 ton

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2017-08-16 14:15
1939 Commer Superpoise Q3 3-Ton Crosse & Blackwell
Capital Visit (1955)
Probably a longer wheelbase Commer (153") therefore more than a two-tonner. /vehicle_737171-Commer-Q3-Superpoise-1939.html

April 1939 to 1949 Commer Q3 Superpoise 3-Ton 6-Cylinder Petrol or Perkins 6-cylinder diesel.
2017-08-16 13:57
1959 Hillman Minx Series III Estate
Filmavisen (1945-1963)
The trailer appears to be a form of 'mobile dynomometer' (I don't know if that's the exact correct term); it has a central diff that probably transmits the resistance-drive to whatever is dissipating or storing the energy. It must be calibrated so that the car is working against the trailer unit putting excess stress on the engine cooling system?

A car/SUV towing dynomometer here Link to "mustangae.com"

This is a tractor pully take-off dynomometer https://www.prufstand.com/ which looks to be similar

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2017-08-14 14:45
1959 Hillman Minx Series III Estate
Look at Life: A Car is Born (1959)
1957 Hillman Minx Series I Estate? 2017-08-14 10:50
1940 Crossley Q Type 4x4 with Tag Axle
The Big Gamble (1961)
Front scuttle panel and other features confirm it is the Crossley Q Type - cab designs are variable as there were three different manufacturers. 2017-08-13 21:39
1940 Crossley Q Type 4x4 with Tag Axle
The Big Gamble (1961)
Chassis looks to be AEC 6x6 'Matador' but re-cabbed or modified? The cab is built slightly forward with a slight front overhang rather than an exposed mudguard.

The door is placed well forward with a fixed glass behind (and not in front), the windscreen is not slanted at the lower edge and the radiator is shorter.

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2017-08-13 14:51
1956 Rowe Hillmaster
The British Policeman (1959)
"Rolls Royce Limited" Just what I was thinking, from the company name on the side.

Nothing to prove its Rowe Hillmaster, no similar Rowe badge on the front.

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2017-08-09 11:25
1956 Rowe Hillmaster
The British Policeman (1959)
[Image: rowehillmaster1c.jpg] [Image: rowehillmaster2.jpg] [Image: rowehillmasterdropsidetruck.jpg]

By chance I look to have found the same or similar truck pictured on the M1 in 1966, in a University of East Anglia Film Archive video.

Not a crew cab but it appears to have strorage lockers behind the cab. Company name not legible but registration something like... XWE545 or XME545?

Flashy stylised body with platform/drop-sided body sides for most of the load bed.

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2017-08-08 20:36
1971 Morris Minor 1000 Traveller [ADO59]
Armchair Thriller (1978-1981)
Minor 1000 badges missing from bonnet.

Traveller discontinued April 1971, just possible it was one of the last, but could be 1964 or later with bodged accident damage and false number plate?
2017-08-08 13:39
1954 Bedford CA Minibus Mk1
Any Man's Kingdom (1956)
Not the normal Martin Walter window design. 2017-08-06 12:27
1958 Albion Chieftain [CH3]
The Scene from Melbury House (1973)
I lived in an area predominately known for being Ford and Vauxhall owners: I would say seven to ten years was about normal for the Victor [F] after that I doubt I saw one in use after 1968 (less than twelve years old). 2017-08-05 13:38
1965 Wolseley 6/110 MkII [ADO53]
The Scene from Melbury House (1973)
From 1967 onwards for a number of years, according to here http://www.screenonline.org.uk/film/id/1283523/index.html but I would not rule out they may have started even earlier than that. 2017-08-05 13:20
The Scene from Melbury House (1973) Filmed over a number of years...

"From 1967 onwards, trainee camera operators were given scraps of mute Eastmancolour film stock on which to practice their cinematography. From the roof of their Marylebone HQ, shots were taken of the streets below, only later edited together (by unit veteran John Legard) with additional footage taken by experienced BTF cinematographers Ron Craigen and James Ritchie." http://www.screenonline.org.uk/film/id/1283523/index.html
2017-08-05 13:16
1958 Albion Chieftain [CH3]
The Scene from Melbury House (1973)
After watching the Youtube video its been shot over a number of months (winter through summer at least).

However considering the Victor's appearance, it makes me think it was actually filmed over a number of years even a decade. Perhaps it was routine to film occasionally from the roof for someone to develop camera skills?

Confirmed here

From 1967 onwards, trainee camera operators were given scraps of mute Eastmancolour film stock on which to practice their cinematography. From the roof of their Marylebone HQ, shots were taken of the streets below, only later edited together (by unit veteran John Legard) with additional footage taken by experienced BTF cinematographers Ron Craigen and James Ritchie. http://www.screenonline.org.uk/film/id/1283523/index.html

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2017-08-05 13:08
unknown Airfield fire engine
Mr. Denning Drives North (1951)
Well done JCB!

Its troubled me also trying to match the chassis/front end.

I guess I was hooked up on its similarity to Leyland but it looks too small, however the John Kerr connection leads to it possibly being a Commer G-series GL3 3-tonner?

[Image: commerg-series.jpg]

Bonnet louvres headlights and front wings all match I believe.

Link to "archive.commercialmotor.com"
2017-08-03 11:59
1973 Leyland Terrier
Castaway (1986)
1973 Leyland Terrier 2017-08-02 20:45
Bedford J4
The Box (1974-1977)
J4 long wheelbase probably 2017-08-02 15:46
1966 Albion Super Reiver 20 [RE35]
Blott on the Landscape (1985)
Ergomatic cab Albion Reivers -

1966 only 'Super Reiver 19' 19-ton [RE33] Link to "archive.commercialmotor.com"

1966-1972 'Super Reiver 20' [RE35] 20-ton
2017-08-01 21:27
Albion Reiver LAD cab
Ein Käfer auf Extratour (1973)
Albion Reiver

Slim front bumper so Albion Reiver I believe (not heavier Leyland bumper) also not short door Comet.
2017-08-01 19:45
unknown
A Matter of WHO (1961)
Almost looks like a Seddon to me...

http://ccmv.aecsouthall.co.uk/p791469481/h14806a19#h561a750

I think the radiator is taller than it appears perhaps with a radiator blind?

[Image: whounknowntruck1.jpg]
2017-08-01 17:27
1959 Vauxhall Velox [PA]
A Matter of WHO (1961)
Main action when seen from the rear '689 UMU' (but not UMJ - Bedfordshire I think) probably seen also briefly in a passing shot.

[Image: amatterofwhowhorwhovauxpa16161.jpg]

Looks like a Velox to me in the thumbnail?
2017-08-01 13:00
1950 Nuffield Oxford Taxi Series III
A Matter of WHO (1961)
[Image: amatterofwhowhorwhonuffieldtaxi55454.jpg] [Image: amatterofwhowhorwhonuffieldtaxi15151.jpg] [Image: amatterofwhowhorwhonuffieldtaxi45353.jpg] 2017-07-31 21:53
1929 Austin Seven Tourer [AE]
A Matter of WHO (1961)
[Image: amatterofwhoaustin7bonnet.jpg]
No louvres visible, the 'brolly mount' is an operational extra however not seen before. A weapon of choice pre-dating John Steed of the Avengers.

WHO is for the movie (World Health Org).
2017-07-31 19:56
1960 Envoy Sherwood Estate Series II [F]
A Matter of WHO (1961)
Small plate could work as a mounting plate for a USA/Canadian license plate; rather like an inverted T-shape its too small for a UK number plate.

I am suspecting its an early example of GM-Vauxhall product placement, as the co-star was American the movie possibly had a North American release.

[Image: licenseplate.jpg]
2017-07-31 19:07
1959 AEC Mandator MkV
A Matter of WHO (1961)
[Image: whorwhoaectruck44.jpg] [Image: whorwhocommentstriumph39.jpg] 2017-07-31 15:06
1929 Austin Seven Tourer [AE]
A Matter of WHO (1961)
[Image: whorwhoaustinsevenconv612.jpg] [Image: whorwhoaustinsevenconv713.jpg] [Image: whorwhoaustinsevenconv410.jpg] 2017-07-31 14:52
A Matter of WHO (1961) Movie listing in progress... more to be added. 2017-07-31 14:21
1960 Bedford CAL Mk2
A Matter of WHO (1961)
[Image: whorwhobedcavan419.jpg] [Image: whorwhobedcavan318.jpg]

521 CTM - Luton or Bedfordhire registration possibly on loan from Vauxhall/Bedford.
2017-07-31 14:15
1960 Envoy Sherwood Estate Series II [F]
A Matter of WHO (1961)
Vauxhall Victor [F] based export for USA or Canada; Envoy or other branding?

Location London UK and not UK registered - licence plate missing or rather small here.
2017-07-31 14:10
1964 Morris FJ
Forth - Powerhouse for Industry (1968)
At the latest 1964, by the existence of the newly built Morris FH in the same sequence. 2017-07-31 13:16
1964 Morris FJ
Forth - Powerhouse for Industry (1968)
At the latest 1964, by the existence of the newly built Morris FH in the same sequence. 2017-07-31 13:15
1964 Nuffield 10/42
Forth - Powerhouse for Industry (1968)
At the latest 1964, by the existence of the newly built Morris FH in the same sequence. 2017-07-31 13:13
1952 Austin A70 Hereford Van [BK3]
I fidanzati della morte (1957)
johnfromstaffs wrote The K8 used the same engine as the A70 and would have been slower and more truckish. Aside from a financial saving the A70 would have been a nicer drive, and if you ignored the blanket 30mph speed limit for lcvs, a bit quicker.


The CM road test made a similar comment. Perhaps smaller vans were even less likely to conform to the commercial vehicle speed limit.

"Although legally restricted to 30mph, it is much happier above 35mph, where the maximum torque is available. I kept to a limit of 40mph, which is still far below the normal cruising speed of the A70..." Link to "archive.commercialmotor.com"

The pickup was already considered relatively expensive (for example a Bedford CA van was about £450) so providing its size was adequate going larger would be even less attractive.

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2017-07-30 16:18
1952 Austin A70 Hereford Van [BK3]
I fidanzati della morte (1957)
Commercial Motor March 1952 gives the wheelbase of the pickup as 8ft 3in which approximates to a load-bed length of about 5ft 6in, certainly well short of 7ft.

I guess the modified van here would be about 6ft or 6ft 6ins at most; removing the front wheels of the motorcycles would be relatively easy perhaps?

£680 for the pickup plus conversion costs compares with £840 for the larger Austin K8 three-way van with an internal load capacity of almost 10ft.

-- Last edit: 2017-07-30 14:00:07
2017-07-30 12:42
1952 Austin A70 Hereford Van [BK3]
I fidanzati della morte (1957)
dsl wrote ... but check where the join-lines are on rear aspect - there's nothing at the level of the wing top, only down at the rear door base. I wonder if the side is an opening hatch (like a canteen van) so a "false" wing line. Which would mean the whole rear is a self-contained box rather than a partial insert.


Comparing the rear overhang with a standard pickup, the length has been increased by up to 10" I guess, to increase the volume further. The back end is mostly new so panel joins don't have to look the same. It also has square corners around the back profile, where the pickup has a radius at the corner.

I agree the upper side panel looks 'plant-on' so I wouldn't rule it out as being an opening if there was a need.

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2017-07-29 21:41
1952 Austin A70 Hereford Van [BK3]
I fidanzati della morte (1957)
JCB wrote Van Registration no. MOG 20 , a converted pick up ?
...


Agreed converted from normal Austin A70 Pick-up rather than based on Austin A70 cab/chassis.

Styled wheel-arches and spare wheel cover panel the same as here....
http://cdn.ipernity.com/200/95/90/40239590.9b22b412.640.jpg?r2
2017-07-29 14:37
1952 Austin A70 Hereford Van [BK3]
Oxford (1958)
Pick-up "bodywork by Anthony Hoists Ltd. Ruislip, UK which concern ... builds the Austin A70 and Fordson 10-cwt pick-up bodies"

Link to "archive.commercialmotor.com"

http://www.gracesguide.co.uk/Anthony_Hoists
2017-07-29 11:37
1951 Austin A70 Pick-Up [BK3]
The Quatermass Xperiment (1955)
"bodywork by Anthony Hoists Ltd. Ruislip, UK which concern ... builds the Austin A70 and Fordson 10-cwt pick-up bodies"

Link to "archive.commercialmotor.com"

http://www.gracesguide.co.uk/Anthony_Hoists
2017-07-29 11:15
1983 Foden S106 Haulmaster
New Tricks (2003-2015)
S106 Haulmaster

'-C' designation deleted as its only a ccmv.aecsouthall descriptive tool for the cab design and was not used by Foden.
2017-07-28 19:34
Foden S106 Haulmaster
London's Burning (1988-2002)
6x4 therefore S106 Haulmaster 2017-07-28 19:26
Foden S108 Haulmaster
The Beiderbecke Affair (1985)
8x4 so Foden S108 Haulmaster 2017-07-28 18:56
1978 Foden S108 Haulmaster Tipper
The Stone Carriers (1982)
Yes it does!

edit, also '-A' designation deleted as its only a ccmv.aecsouthall descriptive tool for the cab design and was not used by Foden.

-- Last edit: 2017-07-28 19:30:21
2017-07-28 18:53
1978 Foden S108 Haulmaster Tipper
The Stone Carriers (1982)
Foden Haulmaster and Fleetmaster with S90 cab introduced November 1977

Haulmaster and Fleetmaster 8x4, Super Haulmaster 6x4.

"One of the reasons for the new names was to get away from the cumbersome type number system used by Fodens for many years. As expected, the new trucks will use the latest S90 all-steel cab available only in non-sleeper form. While the Haulmaster could be considered 'Conventional Foden' with its Foden gearbox and worm axle, the Fleetmaster breaks new ground by using a Fuller RTO 9509A constant-mesh box and a single reduction Rockwell R-180 axle."
Link to "archive.commercialmotor.com"

Later Haulmaster S108-A by the cab design (according to ccmv.aecsouthall).
It looks similar to this 1978 Foden Haulmaster S108-A 8x4 swb tipper
http://ccmv.aecsouthall.co.uk/p197608584/h1d1f2776#h1567649c
2017-07-28 16:53
1961 Albion Victor VT17AL BACO
Zhui nu zhai (1981)
For further reference 1961 Albion Victor VT17AL / BACO 2017-07-28 13:20
1969 Bedford TK
Lie mo zhe (1983)
Yes 5, 6 or 7-ton with 151" wheelbase probably.

1969-1972 I believe, combined outboard lights/turn-signals.
2017-07-26 12:43
1959 Bedford J4
Lie mo zhe (1983)
J2 to J4 dual rear wheels and low load height, 16" wheels.

Longer wheelbase version so J3L 143" wheelbase or J4 161" wheelbase; I think it looks like the longer J4.
2017-07-26 12:35
1973 Leyland Reiver
The Stone Carriers (1982)
:king: JCB

I found something of the sort about what and where items were mounted on the chassis within the wheelbase but could not draw any firm conclusions.
2017-07-24 21:54
The Stone Carriers (1982)
cl82 wrote @Mike: To answer your question: British economy is quite alive and kicking, nowadays -in these dark times of neoliberalism - mainly consisting of financial services (banks, stock exchange, insurance companies etc.). Much more lucrative than manufacturing..


As a result Britain has a extremely unbalanced economy which concentrates on the City of London's financial centre to the exclusion of manufacturing and industry.

Other than a few isolated examples of high-tech or aerospace industries I believe UK manufacturing has been starved of investment as the goal of short term gains has seen long term investments outside of London as unnecessary, or not worthwhile.
2017-07-24 21:29
1973 Leyland Reiver
The Stone Carriers (1982)
1973-1980 Leyland Mastiff/Super Mastiff or Reiver (all 22/24-ton gvw)?

I'm not certain that anything here to identify which.
2017-07-24 13:45
1980 Leyland Reiver Cement mixer
The Stone Carriers (1982)
Agreed Leyland Reiver 22-ton/24-ton 6x4 rigid available in three wheelbases with one of the last G-Series Cab (late registration) before the re-styled exterior September 1980.



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2017-07-24 12:38

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