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1955 Dennis F8, OJC 647
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No: 2521   Contributor: Fiona Bayes   Year: 2000   Manufacturer: Dennis   Country: United Kingdom
1955 Dennis F8, OJC 647

HM Dockyard Trincomalee, 1955 Dennis F8. Been part of my family for over 21 years.
Picture added on 19 March 2007
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This is and always has been a beautiful F8!

Added by Barry. on 21 March 2007.
This F8 is currently off the road and needing a complete engine rebuild. I have access to all the parts required except a new camshaft which i cannot find anywhere. any information as to the location of one would be most welcome.

Added by Nigel Bayes. on 16 November 2007.
I forgot to add, the part number for the camshaft i am looking for is "RE 12402"

Added by Nigel Bayes. on 16 November 2007.
I am a forces postal history collector my interest is Ceylon WWII and post war. Have quite a lot of material relating to RN Trincomalee and have just purchased a photo of your engine. Do you have a details of its history as I would like to write up the picture for a forthcoming talk. Thanks Steve

Added by Stephen Dunderdale on 01 December 2011.
This would be one of two F8 jobs that were issued to Trincomalee at the time, there being 42 RN & 42 RN 81. Chassis Nos. 4162 & 4164 respectively, they were supplied under Works Production Order 40940.
Shown as completed in October 1955, both had 300 gallon tanks, and they were ordered by the MoW.

Added by Ian Moore on 01 December 2011.
you are very well informed Ian. This is 42-RN-81 what other information do you have about her

Added by Nigel Bayes on 05 December 2011.
Engine No B60/20a/232/W2 delivered 22/12/1955 Nigel

Added by Barrie Green on 01 August 2012.
My wife's father was the Chief Fire Officer in Trinco from 1946 to 1958

Added by Glynn Ford on 03 December 2013.
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