With the Diamond T cab now off the chassis, Steve decided to transport it back home so that he could start dismantling it during the evenings.
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The repairs to the Heil streamline tank have begun at Creative Metal Works Ltd in Pukekohe. Working on the Texaco tanker is Simon Tippins and Craig Garland.
With the tank body now sitting in the fabrication shop, Steve has turned his attention to the Diamond T 614D cab. After removing the grille and the two front fenders, we have a better view of the heart of the tank truck – the Diamond T Super-Service engine.
In our first post “Diamond in the rough – the lucky survivor”, we added a series of photos detailing the condition of the Diamond T truck and the Heil tank body. When referring to the image of the rear hatch / trunk, we asked if anyone could help with information on the lining of the trunk floor.
I recently contacted Emco Wheaton in the hope that I could find out some information on the A.W. Wheaton Brass Works tank truck equipment. I was extremely fortunate to have my enquiry end up on the desk of Keith Taylor, International Sales Manager, Tank Truck Equipment SME in Margate, U.K.
Keith has been with Emco Wheaton for 44 years so his knowledge and understanding of tank truck equipment goes without saying.
Shortly after we bought the tanker truck, we realised that there are subtle, quirky differences in the 1930’s Texaco tanker logo when compared to other Texaco branding of the same era.
I am mindful that this topic won’t interest everyone, so the second part of the post refers to some more parts for the Diamond T that we came across and the amazing property on which the parts were found.