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What does HC stand for

Postby edgoose1 » Thu Aug 29, 2019 12:11 pm

Been asked the question. What does HC stand for
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Re: What does HC stand for

Postby Kraken » Thu Aug 29, 2019 12:39 pm

I don’t think it stands for anything really in the tradition sense. It could be interperated as “Viva, 3rd gen” in the way that an FD is a Victor 4th gen, and a PA is a Cresta 1st gen.

Where the H, the F, and the P come from I don’t know!

And why did Bedford jump from CA to CF?
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Re: What does HC stand for

Postby droopsnoot » Thu Aug 29, 2019 1:26 pm

Kraken wrote:And why did Bedford jump from CA to CF?


There was a prototype CB van - I think it's on Vauxpedia.

ETA - looking elsewhere on that site, it seems that the "H" in Viva model designations is a continuation from the Vauxhall H10 model. Lots on there to read, but a lot of it in very hard-to-read format, for me at least.
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Re: What does HC stand for

Postby VampireTigger » Fri Sep 06, 2019 5:41 pm

HC = Hotel California ;)

(think the correct answer was given earlier)
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Re: What does HC stand for

Postby Colin » Tue Sep 24, 2019 11:08 am

If you scan over the chapter headings on the Vauxpedia website you can see how the model designations were broadly alphabetical from when GM took over the company in 1926, although oddly beginning with the S type, followed by the R and T and then the VX and VY Cadet.

The sequence then began again in 1933 with the ASY and ASX, BY, BX, BXL, then DX, DY and GY, GL etc. The missing letters in that sequence were later used for the C series vans, E series Cresta, Wyvern & Velox and F type Victor. Which brings us back to the H Type in 1937 followed by the I and the J.

After the war the HIY, HIX, I and J were replaced by the one size fits all L-type. The H type small car was then re-introduced fifteen years later in 1963 - beginning again with the HA.

It all sort of makes sense - if you close one eye, tilt your head and stand back a bit! :lol:

And I'm still not sure what happened to the K type...
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Re: What does HC stand for

Postby StefanM » Fri Sep 27, 2019 11:30 am

Bedford used K....
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Re: What does HC stand for

Postby Bob perry » Fri Sep 27, 2019 9:39 pm

Bedford trucks were K,M, and O, 27 or 28 H.P. ( Flat nose with a big bull bar Army use, then later long bonnet round nose ones), then R and S type 300 ( beautiful engine) and then TK and finally TM which were mostly used by the military.

I started work at 15 for a Company rebuilding Bedford 28HP cast Iron clutches, still remember the part number 1043151 ..indelibly engraved!!
Really heavy things. Had to put a huge frame over the cast housing, and wind down a big thread to detent the springs before lifting the case off and removing the individual springs, reface the disc face and replace new springs.
No chucking away like they do now!!

Same Company used to recondition TK steering boxes as well 7167342, and those remote gearboxes.
Never got involved with them they WERE bleep heavy. 'T' bar on the top for the long remote shaft forward to the tilting cab. Took two blokes to lift one of those boxes, no carrying cradle equipment then !!
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