Post by frankidownunder on Mar 5, 2011 21:31:29 GMT 10
Hi, Unless I am very much mistaken the above coupling is an SJ Brown 30 CWT hydraulic override unit minus the regulator valve and pipe coupling from the rear end. Have a close look at the photo of my one on page 6 of this thread, reckon they look the same. Frankidownunder.
Apologies for not replying to you sooner. The coupling does not belong to me however I did make enquiries if it was for sale, as a new coupling was being fitted to the extended A Frame (see photos below). The owner was not interested in selling it however. Sorry, I can't answer either of your questions though.
The same day I saw the above from the Wayfarer, I found another similar coupling, but not in quite as good condition. OlFarts suggested soaking it in a bucket of molasses for a week to free it up from rust etc etc. I'll see how it comes up this weekend and will take some photos. I may not need it so, "watch this space".
Last Edit: Mar 8, 2011 23:00:17 GMT 10 by winterwood
Thanks for the reply Max. Not overly concerned about condition of the coupling as "if" i get one it will have to be overhauled anyway. I overhauled the Cuzvan unit a few years ago so i know whats involved. I would rather not fit a "late model" unit to the '59 Wayfarer as it wouldn't really look the part. (my view anyway). Hope to hear from you soon as this is the only thing left before the Wayfarer hits the road. Kindest Regards Bill
G'day Jenno, thanks for those photos of a very different coupling..... and here's another one from the 1938 Australian Caravan Magazine & log Manual, which means, I suppose, that it might turn up one day on an Australian caravan from that period
That coupling is a more complete example of the one Earlee started this entire Tow Coupling debacle with, and it has turned up on page 7 reply #104 & page 8 reply #106 & 113 but this is the first hint we have had of a brand name on it …. Tippings Nambucca, we'll have to do a bit of research on that aye?
Later we did work out that this coupling is a 'Henderson' brand... see the Index for more of them.
Post by frankidownunder on May 25, 2011 22:17:33 GMT 10
The coupling is the same as the one Earley started the thread with. The 1/2 round cast steel part with "Tippings Nambucca" on it is an early version of a CAMEC 4 bar load equaliser, still attached to the towball.It is nearly identical to the new one I use with Franki.
The coupling was still there last time I checked & is staying there - I hope! So now I know it is a British coupling, so maybe the brake master cylinder is not Holden after all, probably a Vauxhaull product? Velly interesting subject. Seems to confirm that Wanda was the lead manufacturer copied by Franklin. Sorry Al.
With reference to the comments above in reply # 141 through to reply # 144 …. AT LAST !... we have a brand name for this coupling that not many of us have a lot of confidence in...... made by a very reputable firm.... HENDERSON'S That's it down in the bottom left corner.... with a variation we haven't seen yet in the top right corner.