Author Archives: 66commer crew

NewstalkZB Interview

Interview with Tim Fookes on Newstalk ZB about the Commer Project. Listen Here

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Magazine article about engine replacement

Here are some images of a magazine article about the change of the original engine in the 1970’s.

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It Arrives

So the appliance arrived today, and while it obviously needs a lot of work, the general condition is not as bad as i thought, The only really bad parts as far as rust are on the front (red) area as … Continue reading

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This 1966 Commer was brand new when it became part of the Porirua Fire Brigade fleet. It had a Gwynne Pump with a 38 L/s pumping capacity, and a 900 L tank. This pump was at Porirua untill the arrival … Continue reading

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