Wednesday, 7 January 2009

Our latest conservation

Another item that was submerged in flood waters has been restored. The Lister Auto Truck is a three-wheeled towing vehicle which would have been used in the steel industry to tow flat bed trailers around the steel works.

Here is the truck after the floods, before the conservation work started:

It is powered by a two cylinder Lister diesel engine (LR2). The engine number suggests that it was manufactured in the late 60s. It produces a modest 10.5 HP at an engine speed of 2500rpm.

Many parts were removed to allow a detailed cleaning and conservation of it's mechanisms. About 6 litres of flood water was drained from the engine and gearbox.

The truck has not been repainted to show it's condition at the end of its use in the steel works.

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