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Perkins Diesel Motors number 2
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No: 937   Contributor: Pete Ashpool   Year: 2005   Manufacturer: Renault   Country: United Kingdom
Perkins Diesel Motors number 2

Renault/Excalibur CKB Light Water Tender. Ex Dunfries &Galloway Fire Brigade Scotland.
Now in service with an identical appliance with Perkins Diesel Motors, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, England.
This is the engine number 2 of the brigade. See also picture #936
Picture added on 28 May 2006
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I believe Baker Perkins is no more. That is a travesty. No more V8-540's to grace our ears.

Added by Andrew Middleton on 12 September 2010.
Andrew BAKER PERKINS built bakery equipment, PERKINS ENGINES is a different Company, they stopped making V8 engines years ago, to hear a V8 find a diesel powered Dodge or Dennis.


Added by Pete Ashpool on 13 September 2012.
Thanks Pete. I bet Frank Perkins will be turning if he knew I said that. Not many Dodge's or RS/SS left in service now so it's down to the old videos I shot.

Added by Andy Middleton on 14 September 2012.
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Added by Oxboard on 25 October 2016.
The original Perkins V8 510 was found in the Ford D1617 and D1317 fire appliance chassis, the first series of ERF appliances and contemporary Dennis F series units, while later Perkins V8s were installed in other Dennis, Dodge and Shelvoke chassis.

The six cylinder Perkins was also an option in the Dennis D series too, as an alternative to the unreliable and thirsty Jaguar 4.2 petrol offering.

So, one fire brigade station could theoretically have three different Dennises, a Ford, a Dodge and a Shelvoke in its appliance room - all with Perkins diesel engines.

Added by Rob Johnson on 08 November 2019.
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