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Vehicle Variants => Workshop Vehicles => Topic started by: FFRMAN on April 15, 2013, 07:18:21 PM

Title: 108-609 "PISTON BROKE"
Post by: FFRMAN on April 15, 2013, 07:18:21 PM
Hi,

my new project is 2A workshop 108-609

Truck, Lightweight, Workshop, 3/4 Ton, 4x4, C.S. Land Rover, Series 11A, 109WB

not sure what the C.S. means - any idea?

No census on plate, but database says Automotive repair

above front wheel with black background is PISTON BROKE

and has large rooster holding a spanner on both doors

so now with the two incomplete workshops I can now fully complete one.

Enjoy the photos,

What are the brackets under the rear wheel arches?

Regards
Scott

 
Title: Re: 108-609 "PISTON BROKE"
Post by: FFRMAN on April 15, 2013, 07:42:03 PM
What would the holes be for only on left hand side?
Title: Re: 108-609 "PISTON BROKE"
Post by: Minikeg on April 15, 2013, 08:07:52 PM
Love that decal on the doors - certainly unique!
Title: Re: 108-609 "PISTON BROKE"
Post by: cookey on April 15, 2013, 10:34:50 PM
  Hi Scott,
                 the CS on the data plate should read GS, looks like it has been scratched out a bit. The census should be on the same plate - it is only printed, so maybe it has been worn off.
As for the door markings, during the late 60's there was a very common army saying - "UP THE RED ROOSTER --- AND MORE PISS".  I would suggest that this is a RAEME interpretation of that.  Also, "PISTON BROKE" was common slang for a drunk Digger or Crafty on off-pay week. (pissed and broke)
   I also have 2x 2A workshops, a 1965 census 6238 (ARN 113-802) and a 1971 census 6043A (ARN 178-032).
Thanks for sharing photos ;) :D ;)

cookey
Title: Re: 108-609 "PISTON BROKE"
Post by: FFRMAN on April 15, 2013, 10:50:03 PM
This is on a truck at Bandiana

exactly the same as on my workshop, I'll have to go back and have a better look and ask a few more questions

Title: Re: 108-609 "PISTON BROKE"
Post by: FFRMAN on April 15, 2013, 10:54:12 PM
  Hi Scott,
                 the CS on the data plate should read GS, looks like it has been scratched out a bit. The census should be on the same plate - it is only printed, so maybe it has been worn off.
As for the door markings, during the late 60's there was a very common army saying - "UP THE RED ROOSTER --- AND MORE PISS".  I would suggest that this is a RAEME interpretation of that.  Also, "PISTON BROKE" was common slang for a drunk Digger or Crafty on off-pay week. (pissed and broke)
   I also have 2x 2A workshops, a 1965 census 6238 (ARN 113-802) and a 1971 census 6043A (ARN 178-032).
Thanks for sharing photos ;) :D ;)

cookey

Thanks Cookey, many years ago when I did a bit of shearing PISTON BROKE was also a common saying, until we cut out the shed and got paid up!

cheers
Scott
Title: Re: 108-609 "PISTON BROKE"
Post by: master chief on April 19, 2013, 12:06:13 PM
Hello Scott,

That's a good looking workshop, love the markings,

As far as I can work out the brackets under the wheel arches were for the tent pegs that had the full loop near the head, the spike end would have fit into the hole and the loop would have gone over the rail, I don't have any of the pegs but have seen them before.

Regards
Justin.
Title: Re: 108-609 "PISTON BROKE"
Post by: m-coffey on September 06, 2014, 09:21:10 PM
after I bit of haggling and a bit of dealing I am now the owner of this vehicle.
I managed to get it going and it runs quite sweetly, just have to get it home and start the tidy up.
first thing on the list of bits is to make a mock frame for the tub and straighten the deck out ready to weld it back together, there's quite a few cracks between the rear cross member and the wheel arch boxes.
Title: Re: 108-609 "PISTON BROKE"
Post by: skippy down under on September 08, 2014, 06:28:18 AM
Nice looking truck, whats the story of its discovery FFRMAN? Nice of you to pass it on.
I to like the logo, sweet.
Stephen
Title: Re: 108-609 "PISTON BROKE"
Post by: John H on September 09, 2014, 06:34:24 PM
Mark,I will be making up a frame for my wksp trailer (using wksp vehicleframe as template).I could make one up for your self at the same time.Congrats on the purchase.I hope  Adrian still has 1 to work on.
Title: Re: 108-609 "PISTON BROKE"
Post by: Aussie Jeepster on September 09, 2014, 06:56:24 PM
I have a workshop trailer frame if any one wants one. It is in Adelaide. PM for more if interested
Title: Re: 108-609 "PISTON BROKE"
Post by: m-coffey on September 09, 2014, 08:16:17 PM
Hi John, we are both working on them, Adrian has started in readiness for a trip next year. I managed to source a couple of truck cab canvases to sort at least the cab out, between us we have enough parts for patterns and replacements.
I have quite few parts to refit from other donors as the truck doesn't look like the earlier photos.
I hope to clear a few carcasses out of my yard to fit this one in, time to get the scrap skip in!
Title: Re: 108-609 "PISTON BROKE"
Post by: John H on September 10, 2014, 09:21:13 PM
I will get the mirror brackets 1 1/2 sets etc up to willmington soon.(this topic reminded me).Enjoy your additional project.
Title: Re: 108-609 "PISTON BROKE"
Post by: Mick on September 11, 2014, 10:09:40 AM
Hi All,

The saying " up the red rooster and drink more piss" was a saying (phrase) used by engineers at 21 Construction based at Puckapunyal up until the 90's - 2000's. 21 Construction Squadron were the red roosters. As stated previously the chicken with the spanner is the RAEME variant used by their workshop troop.

I don't think the unit is on the ORBAT anymore.

Mick
Title: Re: 108-609 "PISTON BROKE"
Post by: m-coffey on February 16, 2015, 07:14:22 PM
Well it took a little longer than expected, but I have finally got this truck home safely. time to sit down and make a list of what is required to put it back together, basically its a runner as is, just have to find a bit of the fruit that is missing all round.
Thanks to Alan for the workshop tub frame.
Title: Re: 108-609 "PISTON BROKE"
Post by: John H on February 16, 2015, 09:21:39 PM
You should have left it at Daves place(closer to mine).I will be bringing the perentie and WKSP trailer to Melrose SA.Hope to catch up there.
Title: Re: 108-609 "PISTON BROKE"
Post by: m-coffey on February 16, 2015, 09:30:57 PM
looking forward to Melrose, will definitely catch up. fingers crossed I will have a look around at Corowa before then, inspiration+++
Title: Re: 108-609 "PISTON BROKE"
Post by: glbest on February 23, 2015, 06:03:06 PM
cs  misprint should read GS  means general service GS
Title: Re: 108-609 "PISTON BROKE"
Post by: m-coffey on March 07, 2015, 06:22:44 PM
got inspired this afternoon, and had to move the workshop! replaced a coupe of things that grew legs in the last couple of months and got the engine running, sounds sweet too.
now to start a list of repairs for post Corowa, to start with, no brakes, no clutch, no reverse gear!
got a bit of a list for shopping if things show up at the swap meet.
Parked it up out of the way and on with the other 2A which has had nothing done to it for the last 3 weeks due to night shift commissioning of the new Iron Knob crushing and screening plant, I need a holiday!
Title: Re: 108-609 "PISTON BROKE"
Post by: Mick on March 07, 2015, 06:51:15 PM
I bet your over the moon. Good luck mate and keep us posted on your progress.

Mick
Title: Re: 108-609 "PISTON BROKE"
Post by: m-coffey on March 29, 2015, 07:15:32 PM
went down to Williamstown to pick up the remains of a 2a gs, this will be the donor for some of the missing parts on Piston Broke and for a mates 109 gs. I took this vehicle up to where I got if from about 18months ago as a complete truck, unfortunately it will be sacrificed to put a couple more back on the road
Title: Re: 108-609 "PISTON BROKE"
Post by: m-coffey on April 11, 2015, 08:31:08 PM
after being at Melrose for easter and meeting a few more fellow members, I've gotten a bit more enthusiasm to get my projects moving forward a few hours in the sun this afternoon I managed to fit the new clutch slave I did previously free up the master but it appears to be bypassing slowly, but not fast enough to not let me try and drive this truck I am now one step closer and about 3 steps behind, I have an operational clutch but have now got a knackered gearbox! both 1st and reverse are very noisy. there's a spare in the shed so that is covered I am still amazed how smooth the motor runs in this truck, one less worry!
Title: Re: 108-609 "PISTON BROKE"
Post by: Ellard on April 12, 2015, 07:20:35 AM
Hi there all

Its great when you get to a show - and where the blood & inspiration starts for the planning/flowing for the next.

I took my 11 year old daughter "Emily" to Melrose, were now considering of another 86' restoration...........we already have the new addition (sorry guys not military)

PS - would have loved a IIA Ex Army shorty but there not easy to find.......

Wayne
Title: Re: 108-609 "PISTON BROKE"
Post by: m-coffey on April 12, 2015, 05:27:11 PM
pulled out the floor ready to pull out the gearbox A mate came around an just for the hell of it we fitted a canvas I bought a while back advertised as a land rover canvas, its about a foot too wide and long to fit the workshop frame, but it can sit there for now.
It looks to be from a pre war truck looking at the staples and mid wall extra tie downs, I reckon if I build a frame for it it would be just about right to fit behind the 101.
Title: Re: 108-609 "PISTON BROKE"
Post by: John H on April 13, 2015, 12:28:25 PM
Mark,its looking good.I will get the frame extension details to you soon.I will be taking the Perentie and WKSP trailer to Craddock/Hawker for ANZAC day so I will drop in to see Adrian or Dave so they can get a visual of how it sets up etc.Cheers.
Title: Re: 108-609 "PISTON BROKE"
Post by: m-coffey on April 13, 2015, 05:28:15 PM
Thanks John, unfortunately I will be in Mt Ive station for the ANZAC weekend otherwise I would catch up. after seeing your trailer, Im keen to get mine up and running.
Title: Re: 108-609 "PISTON BROKE"
Post by: m-coffey on November 24, 2019, 07:26:51 PM
had a bit of enthusiasm this year!, replaced the brakes, booster and a few lines. flushed the fuel lines and drove it around to my front yard where it will have its gearbox pulled out, only place with enough concrete and space to reach and work. strange set up on this vehicle, it has a sailsbury back end and stage 1 brakes fitted to the front with a remote booster under the lhs guard. once this is finished its time to find enough seats and bits to refit the cab interior
Title: Re: 108-609 "PISTON BROKE"
Post by: glbest on June 10, 2020, 12:12:54 PM
ces is complete equipment schedule it breaks down parts for the vehicle to be complete just remmber there is CES for the workshop tray as it was a seperate item the vehicle was supplied from landrover as a cab chasis and made up from the chasis to what every was required and the same as the electronics vehicle came as and ambulance and modified to suit.
Title: Re: 108-609 "PISTON BROKE"
Post by: Ford Blitz on June 10, 2020, 03:21:37 PM
Scott
I would tell you that you need to get a hobby but it seems you already have one  :o
Tom