Commer TS3 Horsebox / Campervan.

  1. barking mat

    barking mat Barking at Pigeons

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    So, I've owned this for nearly twenty years, but it's finally out of dry storage, and finally for the first time in my life I have enough ground to put it on.

    I call her Josephine, 1963 Commer Horsebox, saved in 1999, and about 15 years ago I took out the inclined six cylinder petrol and found a Ts3 to 'pop' in.

    Here's her:

    And I got her low loaded as she's not been driven for a while, and above all the clutch slave cylinder had ceased. IMG_20180904_185047.jpg IMG_20180905_085556.jpg
    And now she's at home awaiting a new slave cylinder and general complete renovation. And interior refit to accommodate us and two kids we didn't used to have.

    So needless to say this is not going to happen in a hurry, but slowly, slowly.
     
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  2. rtcosic

    rtcosic Member

    A TS3??

    A Knocker??

    More, more.

    Pass the ear defenders. Back when they were current I swear I could recognise them from two miles away on a still day!
     
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  3. 8ob

    8ob Forum Supporter

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    Oh yes, watch this thread button has been activated :thumbup: Got to love a howler :)

    Bob
     
  4. barking mat

    barking mat Barking at Pigeons

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    The list to do is long, but nothing huge, ha ha I will live to regret that.

    To be done list:

    Injectors reconned,
    Brakes overhauled
    Checking wheel bearings and king pins.
    Steering box to check
    The electrics, bodywork, interior.

    Quick job really.

    And:

    A complete set of tyres, etc, etc, etc.

    On the plus side:

    Engine starts first time every time, brakes still work, .......
     
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  5. Cracking looking lorry, plus it's tax and mot exempt.
     
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  6. barking mat

    barking mat Barking at Pigeons

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    A good mate of mine, was telling me that it has become MOT exempt, under new legislation. @Wendelspanswick still needs to work properly.

    Yes, she's gorgeous. Thanks.
     
  7. Three cylinders, six pistons, six rockers, six conrods, a supercharger and a noise to die for. What more could a man wish for?!
     
  8. Shox Dr

    Shox Dr Chief Engineer to Carlos Fandango

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    Please dont touch the paint
     
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  9. CompoSimmonite Member

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    Still has to be in a condition where it would pass an MOT. Also, AFAIK, it has to be original and unmodified.
     
  10. barking mat

    barking mat Barking at Pigeons

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    Got to be roadworthy.

    That paint job was new in 2001!
     
  11. zzr1200

    zzr1200 Working at 650 ft on open steel work

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    A Comma 2 stoke blown diesel , we need a sound track asap, especially as it comes on song, one of the best by gone sounds from my yoof ...
    .
     
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  12. bs2236 Member

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    Last time I had anything to do with a ts3 it ran away on a water brake Dyno and had to be stopped using the air inlet dampers!

    Lovely looking motor, can't wait to see it finished.
     
  13. gordon stephenson

    gordon stephenson Forum Supporter

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    When I was a teenager, A local haulier had several Commer two strokes, Wonderful sound when they were returning to base up a long slow incline. Looking forward to the rebuild posts.
     
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  14. Ruffian Member

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    I don't think I even know what a ts3 is, (too young)

    But for it to tickLe the hearts of some of the boys here I'm intreaged.
     
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  15. Burdekin

    Burdekin Chief Bodger

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    Very cool. Best of luck.
     
  16. bs2236 Member

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    Try this

     
  17. chriskelland Forum Supporter

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    Ditto - 'Banger Harding' in Oxford had a fleet of them, hauling car bodies from BMC to Swindon. God knows how long ago!
     
  18. Rig Pig

    Rig Pig Member

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    I like the idea of one of them, but they seem a bit pricey! Screenshot_20180909-075928_eBay.jpg
     
  19. jpmillermatic

    jpmillermatic Member

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    wow, what a project!...neat motor. news to me...never heard of them. love the video....

    JP
     
  20. steve t Member

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    Lovely old wagon
     
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