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  1. HI ALL, SINCE MY LAST POST, BACK ON AUGUST THE 30th, 2012, I HAVE BEEN FULL TIME REBUILDING MY, GRAHAM BROTHERS, 1928, SERIES E, 6 CYLINDER, 1.25 TON DROP SIDE TRUCK AND FOURTEEN FOOT, FOUR WHEEL TRAILER, FOR IT'S FIRST PUBLIC EXHIBITION AT THE HISTORIC COMMERCIAL VEHICLE CLUB OF AUSTRALIA'S ANNUAL DISPLAY AT SANDOWN RACECOURSE IN VICTORIA, ON SUNDAY THE 18th NOVEMBER 2012. AFTER THIS SHOW IS FINISHED I WILL SEND JASON, ( 1930 ) SOME PHOTO'S FOR YOUR INTEREST, THE MOST SURPRISING THING SO FAR IS THE DIFF RATIO, WHICH GIVES A VERY FAST CRUISING SPEED IN FOURTH AT RELATIVELY LOW ENGINE REVO
  2. HI ALL, FOLLOWING ON FROM MY INQUIRY REGARDING, THE YEAR OF BUILD OF MY DECEMBER 1928, 140 INCH WHEELBASE, SERIES E, 1.25 TON GRAHAM BROTHERS TRUCK, I AM NOW LOOKING FOR INFORMATION ABOUT TWO GRAHAM BROTHERS BADGES, SUCH AS THE YEARS THEY MAY HAVE BEEN USED OR MAYBE THEY WERE ONLY USED ON SOME TRUCKS, ANY HELP YOU CAN GIVE ME TO SOLVE THIS QUESTION WILL BE GRATEFULLY RECIEVED. BADGE NUMBER 1; THIS BADGE IS VERY SMALL ABOUT 2 INCHES LONG AND 1 INCH WIDE, NICKLE PLATED IT READS. BUILT BY GRAHAM BROTHERS DETROIT BADGE NUMBER 2; THIS IS TWO BADGES, CAST BRASS AND NICKLE PLATED, ABOUT 1.25 INCH
  3. HI ALL, I JUST WANTED TO THANK YOU ALL FOR YOUR HELP, ESPECIALLY 1930, WITHOUT WHOSE HELP I WOULD NOT HAVE BEEN ABLE TO GAIN SO MUCH VALUABLE INFORMATION ABOUT MY TRUCK BUILT LATE IN DECEMBER 1928. I HAVE ALMOST FINISHED AN 8 MONTH, MECHANICAL REBUILD, WHILST KEEPING THE TRUCK COMPLETELY ORIGINAL, THIS HAS BEEN VERY TIME CONSUMING, CLEANING AND SCRAPING, WITHOUT DAMAGING THE ORIGINAL PAINT. I LOOK FORWARD TO TALKING TO YOU ALL AGAIN SOON. KIND REGARDS BILL
  4. THERE ARE TWO TYPES AND I HAVE BOTH, THE ONLY DIFFERENCE IS; ONE THE CONTROL SHAFT GOES UP THROUGH THE FLOOR, THE OTHER THE CONTROL SHAFT COMES OUT JUST ABOVE THE RUNNING BOARD. BOTH BOLT TO THE GEARBOX ( TRANSMISSION ) AND THE CONTROL SHAFT MOVES A SLIDING GEAR TO MESH WITH A FIXED GEAR IN THE GEARBOX WHILE THE CLUTCH IS ENGAGED. THEN WE HAVE AN AIR COMPRESSOR, WITH A LONG RUBBER TUBE, AND A MOBILE TYRE PUMP TO ALTER PRESSUES OR BLOW UP NEW REPAIRS, VERY HANDY ON THE FARM OR OUTBACK ROADS. CHEERS BILL.
  5. HI ALL, I HAVE A P.T.O. THE GEARBOX TYRE PUMP, WHICH I HAVE JUST REMOVED FROM MY 1928/29 GRAHAM BROTHERS WITH THE DODGE VICTORY SIX ENGINE TRUCK, AND I HAVE FORWARDED PHOTO'S TO 1930 ( JASON ) AND I AM SURE HE WILL POST THEM, WHEN HAS SOME SPARE TIME. THESE PUMPS WERE QUITE COMMON IN AUSTRALIAN TRUCKS BEFORE 1930, AND WERE REQUESTED AS OPTIONAL EQUIPMENT, FROM THE MANUFACTURERS. REGARDS BILL
  6. HI JASON, I TOO HAVE BEEN THINKING ABOUT THE FIGURES AND CAN ONLY SUGGEST, WE DID NOT ALLOW A BIG DROP IN PRODUCTION FOLLOWING THE GREAT DEPRESSION, THANK YOU AGAIN FOR YOU VALUABLE INFORMATION WHICH IS PROVING TO BE EXTREAMLY INTERESTING AND EDUCATIONAL. I WILL TRY TO SEND YOU PHOTO'S OF THE 1928 DOCUMENT AND PHOTO'S OF THE ORIGINAL GRAHAM BROTHERS COMPRESSED AIR PUMP ATTACHED TO THE GEARBOX. VERY INTERESTING WATCHING YOUR PROGRESS ON MY BEHALF. KIND REGARDS BILL.
  7. HI ALL, DUE TO REPLYS TO MY SIMILAR QUESTION IN THE GENERAL SECTION, THE BUILD DATE HAS NOW BEEN SUGGESTED AS 1929, SO THAT IS NOW THE PREFERRED DATE, IT WOULD ALSO BE GOOD TO HAVE A DATE FOR THE DODGE VICTORY SIX ENGINE TO HAVE BEEN BUILT, AND THIS MAY THEN CONFIRM THE EXACT CONSTRUCTION DATE. 1929 THANK YOU ALL FOR YOUR HELP, LETS SEE IF WE CAN FIND A DATE FOR THE ENGINE NUMBER, M 124,119 KIND REGARDS BILL
  8. HI TG, THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR YOUR INFORMATION, WHICH CONFIRMS MY THOUGHTS EXACTLY, THIS IS EXCELLENT NEWS AND A GREAT BREAK THROUGH FOR ME TO FINALLY GET THE BUILD YEAR CORRECT. WHAT A GREAT ASSET THIS FORUM IS, IN HELPING TO SOLVE PROBLEMS, AGAIN A BIG THANK YOU TO, TG AND OTHERS FOR THIS ASSISTANCE. WHAT ABOUT THE ENGINE NUMBER, CAN ANYBODY SHED ANY LIGHT ON IT, AS TO THE DATE OF MANUFACTURE. REGARDS BILL.
  9. HI BUD, THANK YOU FOR YOUR INFORMATION, WHICH IS VERY HELPFUL, I HAVE MADE SOME PROGRESS, AND I BELIEVE YOUR OLD PARTS CATALOG, 1929 , WHICH LISTS THE 6 CYLINDER, 1- 1/4 TON MODEL WITH THE DODGE VICTOTY SIX ENGINE, COULD BE MY TRUCK, WHICH I NOW THINK IS A MODEL ( I E ) AND A SERIES E, 140 INCH WHEELBASE BUILT IN LATE 1929 IN DETROIT. KIND REGARDS BILL in AUSTRALIA.
  10. HI ALL, PARTICULARLY, 1930, WITHOUT WHOSE HELP I WOULD BE LOST, THE ONLY REASON I WAS LEANING TO LATE 1928 WAS THAT ALL THE PUBLICATIONS I HAVE READ IN AUSTRALIA, SAY THE SAME THING THAT IS QUOTED IN THE BOOK " THE GRAHAM LEGACY; BY MICHAEL. E KELLER. AND THAT IS ; ON JANUARY 2nd 1929, OFFICIALS OF THE CHRYSLER CORPORATION ISSUED A STATEMENT TO THE PRESS ANNOUNCING THAT THE GRAHAM NAME WAS BEING DROPPED FROM TRUCK PRODUCTION. FROM THAT POINT ON, THE CORPORATION HEADED BY WALTER CHRYSLER WOULD BE BUILDING DODGE BROTHERS TRUCKS. HOWEVER I HAVE NOW READ, ONLY JUST THIS SECOND, AN END NOTE TO TH
  11. HI ALL, FIRSTLY THANK YOU ,TO ALL WHO ARE HELPING ME WITH THIS PROJECT, I AM NOW LEANING TOWARDS THIS TRUCK BEING BUILT, DURING HE LAST SIX MONTHS OF 1928, AFTER THE CHRYSLER PURCHASE, AND THAT IT IS ,A SERIES E. THIS MAKES IT A 1929 MODEL, SERIES E. WHAT I NOW NEED TO DO IS DETERMINE THE CARRYING CAPACITY AND THE MODEL, ANY HELP GREATLY APPRECIATED. KIND REGARDS BILL in AUSTRALIA
  12. HI JASON, FEAR NOT, I AM MAKING NO ASSUMTIONS, UNTIL I HAVE CAREFULLY LOOKED AT ALL THE FACTS, I WAS SIMPLY QUOTING A DOCUMENT THAT WAS CLEARLY DATED 1928, I STILL REQUIRE ADDITIONAL INFORMATION TO WORK OUT EXACTLY WHICH MODEL OF TRUCK WE HAVE AND EXACTLY WHICH YEAR IT WAS BUILT. REGARDS BILL
  13. HI ALL, AGAIN THANK YOU FOR YOUR HELP AND ASSISTANCE, WHICH HAS BEEN INFORMATIVE AND INTERESTING, I NOTE THAT MY GEARBOX ALSO HAS ATTACHED AN EXTERNAL GEAR DRIVEN TYRE PUMP. I HAVE MANAGED TO TRACK DOWN THE CAST RADIATOR NAME PLATES, THAT THE EARLIER TRUCKS HAD ON THE FRONT, GRAHAM BROTHERS ALSO I WAS FORTUNATE TO HAVE LOCATED AN ORIGINAL BUILDERS SMALL PLATE, THAT READS BUILT BY GRAHAM BROTHERS DETROIT BOTH OF WHICH HAVE BEEN NICKLE PLATED TO GIVE THIS ORIGINAL VEHICLE A SUBTLE LIFT IN PRESENTATION ALONG WITH THE RADIATOR SURROUND AND RADIATOR CAP, THAT URGENTLY REQUIRED TO BE RE-NICKLED. I
  14. HI ALL, THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR THE RECENT INFORMATION, WHICH IS VERY INTERESTING AND INFORMATIVE, OBVIOUSLY MY TRUCK WAS ONE OF THE LAST, TO BE BADGED GRAHAM BROTHERS, BUT ACTUALLY FULLY BUILT BY DODGE, PRIOR TO , OR AROUND THE TIME CHRYSLER PURCHASED THE COMPANY. I MUST ADMIT I HAD THOUGHT THERE WOULD HAVE BEEN MEMBERS OF THE FORUM WHO KNEW EVERYTHING THERE WAS TO KNOW ABOUT THE GRAHAM BROTHERS COMPANY, AND WHO COULD HAVE TOLD ME, ON WHAT DAY IT WAS BUILT AND THE NAME OF THE WORKMAN WHO FINISHED IT. I NOW KNOW, MY TRUCK HAS THE DODGE VICTORY SIX ENGINE, AND THE HEAVY DUTY FOUR SPEED GEARBOX,
  15. HI ALL, I HAVE SOME ADDITIONAL INFORMATION, MY TRUCK APPEARS TO BE FITTED WITH THE VICTORY SIX ENGINE, THANKS TO YOUR HELP. THE 1928 RANGE OF TRUCKS HAD TWO VARIATIONS OF FOUR SPEED GEARBOXES, THERE WAS THE HI-FLEX FOUR SPEED TRANSMISSION IN 1.25 TON TRUCKS, WHICH HAD TWO SILENT FAST SPEEDS - DIRECT DRIVE IN FOURTH AND SILENT INTERNAL GEAR DRIVE IN, THIRD, QUIET AND DURABLE, TO QUOTE ADVERTISING. BUT MY TRUCK IS FITTED WITH THE HEAVY-DUTY FOUR-SPEED TRANSMISSION AS FITTED TO THE 1.75 TON AND 2.5 TON TRUCKS, TO PROVIDE THAT IRRESISTIBLE PULL OF THE LOW-LOW FOR HOLE OR HILL AND THE SPEED WHERE
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