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Wilesco D305 - performance upgrade

Perry02
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June 18th, 2018, 10:28 am #1

I'm about to start new project that was in my mind for a long time already. 

Wilesco Firetruck - D305 is my favorite wilesco mobile model. It looks good and is quite a large model !
However, all good can be made even better - I will try :)


Main goal is to get better water pumping performance while retain wilesco - toy look.

List of anticipated modifications:
  • swap the engine - 2 cylinder Krick marine engine will be its new heart.
  • fit gas burner ( bix is allready on the way from forests)
  • alter the gearing reduction ratios to utilise larger engine and to allow operation at lower RPM
  • if possible, to ged rid of that not so nice plastic water pump and fit piston water pump - my intention is to modify original wilesco 1 cylinder engine as a pump.
  • possibly to fit water feedpump for boiler or at least to install valve for refilling the boiler under pressure.
  • add a water cart to serve as a water resevoir for the pump
wish me luck :)
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tiger1john
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June 18th, 2018, 10:30 am #2

Good luck!
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Perry02
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June 18th, 2018, 10:32 am #3

Engine bay certainly looks better with 2cylinder !
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June 18th, 2018, 10:36 am #4

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Alan 63'
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June 18th, 2018, 11:02 am #5

Good work Peter, and keep us updated on how progress goes.
Thanks Alan.

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June 18th, 2018, 11:36 am #6

That fits nicely in there; almost as if it was designed for it. 

I must agree, I don't like the plastic water pump which is, I'm sure, a car windscreen washer pump!
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June 18th, 2018, 11:39 am #7

Looking like a perfect fit.
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June 18th, 2018, 12:14 pm #8

This is going to be an interesting project - the Regner looks like it was purpose made for this project. 
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June 18th, 2018, 12:28 pm #9

An  interesting major revamp.
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txlabman
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June 18th, 2018, 12:32 pm #10

Well done fitting the new engine Peter. 

Looking forward to the next update. 
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