thank you for replying. Yes, it was the blue transcat on ebay. The good news is that the engine started easily (with a temporary fuel supply), no cracks in block, and the truck moves backwards and forwards. All the rubber hoses are perished (water, fuel), simply falling to bits when you grab them. So have ordered various silicon hoses via ebay (I assume that original patterns aren’t available, and you have to make up your own patterns using motorsport options?), and the awakening begins. Even the tyres on it are vintage crossply Avon traction mileage, all with full tread. It looks as though the truck has never been used on the road, just run around an estate from new and then parked up in a barn for 20 years.