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  2. Ral 1000 was the nearest i could find.
  3. Ahh Thanks 79 Yeah I see what you mean looking at the pictures
  4. Looks a shade lighter on this pic ?
  5. Hi Justin. It is light beige, not white. i will try to find the paint colour that i was told to use by cummins. I hope i still have the tin with RAL number on it !
  6. I have only just seen this query. I have had a dingo for nearly 30 years and can only agree that they are wonderful. They are simple to operate and maintain (compared to other ww2 armour!) but spares are no longer plentiful. Major problem in using them is the lack of tyres. They use solid 7:00 by 18s which are all but unavailable so you need to bear the tyre condition in mind when looking for one to buy and also consider seriously limiting the annual mileage driven.
  7. There are always plenty of Indian-made forks on eBay. Have a look at the quality of the castings. If you've been around Nortons for any length of time then it's impossible that you'd see a set on a bike and even remotely think that they could have come out of Bracebridge Street ! https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/New-Norton-16-H-500cc-Front-Girder-Fork-Springer-Assembly-Pre-War-primered/193252827324?hash=item2cfec420bc:g:4FsAAOSwTNBdu5RQ
  8. Only just found this thread. This Guy Quad Ant spent 36 years about 10 feet away from my Valentine DD tank as both were in the Ellard Collection from 1948 and were sold 10 July 1984.
  9. Doc

    Karrier WDS

    What an amazing collection of period material. Thank-you all! The rear end of my chassis has been replaced - presumably the original was quite rotten. As I do not have the remains, I can only trust that the replacement is the same length as the original. Rear view of 2927 chassis. New metal starts behind the arched cross member. (Look carefully and you can see where a patch has been let into the off-side bottom) Note trial - fitting of new laser cut lamp brackets, also new "fake" rivets. Drilling "rivet" holes through jig. Machined lip was intended to hang on the edge of the chassis rail, but a weld bead got in the way... Tapping "rivet" holes Fitting "rivets" A detailed article published in the September 1916 volume of "The Automobile Engineer" gives the following dimensions: wheelbase 14ft., track 5ft. 6in. overall length 21ft. A general arrangement drawing when re-drawn based on 35.5 mm across the chassis rails = 39" puts the position of all cross-members except the rear one in reasonable agreement with my chassis, but mine is 21" longer. An advert published in a 1919 edition of Commercial Motor shows a lorry with an enclosed cab and a body of similar pattern to those supplied to the War Office. Illustration from 1919 Commercial Motor advertisement One detail difference between this image and many of the images earlier in this thread is that the illustration shows a body supported on 6 bearers whereas those in the photographs had 5. I had wondered if the post-war civilian chassis were longer than their military counterparts. However, I note that the body on the lorry depicted in the 1917-18 Christmas advertisement also has 6 bearers. Among the details that have led me to conclude that mine is a civilian lorry are: no body mounting brackets (or holes for them) no sprags, no water-cooling on the transmission brake, base coat paint colour is black.
  10. Hi Just asked the question on another "radio related" forum. So... " Possibly part of the Plessey / Siemans "Raven" HF equipment built for the Australian services. As far as I know never issued to UK forces but extensive trials were probably done in UK." See top shelf in attached photo (the radios below are raven hf radios)
  11. I am a vintage motorcycle enthusiast owning a couple of Triumphs - a 1928 Model NSD and a 1944 3HW. The 3HW is very like the 3SW my father went to war on in 1940. He was in Royal Signals 88DR. Dad left his Triumph in Dunkirk and I haven't been able to find it so I bought the 3HW which looks pretty similar. I need friction discs for my 3HW so I had a batch made. I have a few spares at £15 each including postage. 07922 140908
  12. I have just had a look through a book - Military LAND ROVER : Development and in Service. by Pat Ware , dated 2007. Study of photographs shows more unusual antenna etc. Pages 156-161 , The Laird (Anglesey) Ltd. Centaur (half-track) Land Rover, there is a photograph of a hardtop "communications vehicle" (obviously stretched) , one wingbox antenna & two roof mounted. The rear one seems to be this type of mount. I think this may have been a vehicle exported to Oman, the book does not state such - just reading between the lines. Centaur was - based on 1978/79 "Stage One" V8 , the British Army was involved but did not buy into the Centaur concept , by 1985 the project was dropped.. Total production only 7 or 8 vehicles , the last was based on Defender 110.
  13. Thank you so much...…….. Excellent stuff indeed...………. Borderlord
  14. The fact of a blanking plate on other wing , sort of indicates to me that a pair were fitted originally , that would be a serious bit of radio kit on receiving /transmit ends. I have assumed all base antenna/ aerial rubber mounts were manufactured by RACAL (I have a pair of No.31 Mk. 2 new & c/w BALUN still in RACAL box). Plessey must have had their own test vehicles - possibly they didn't wish to use any equipment made by commercial opposition ?.
  15. evening folks, does anyone know the RAL number for the white paint used on the cvrt cummins? cheers justin
  16. Totally agree, also MoD also has a series of Landrovers for special projects (including Series 2, 2A and 3), not sure if these were all "military" standard that were used by contractors and RARDE Chertsey and others (there was one of these for sale on Milweb sometime ago, reg 00SP53). Hopefully someone will come up with a definitive answer to what the antenna base actually is.
  17. Thanks , I am aware you are better informed with radio matters than I. Civvy S2A wings - yes. However before Tr-Service vehicles, I am aware the RN & RAF did obtain Army FFR's & gave them another reg. mark. Also the RN did obtain true civvy models (often diesel) as did the RAF (on odd special occasions). My understanding is diesels used near weapons stores and radar , inc. USAF bases nominally under RAF . Due to the tidy blanking plate , I am thinking service vehicle, I know RACAL (radio manufacture) had 6 qty Wolf 90 for testing Clansman , so don't see why they did not have S2A & S3 earlier. There is a odd photograph around the internet possibly borrowed off the front of a book about the RAF police (also has a Bedford 3/4 ton) , unfortunately - it seems they cut a hole in the roof of the hood (centre of hoop at seat squab position) for their radio antenna , actually I have two Westminster (both marked Yeovilton RNAS). ======== winchman - check the base against :- 5" O.D. Holes on a 4.3/8" PCD Holes will be clearance for 6mm bolt clearance (Clansman) or 1/4" bolt clearance for Larkspur. I am quite certain it is Clansman era (introduction starting approx. 1978).
  18. 1 [BR] PROVO COMPANY RMP they were based at RIPON BARRACKS BIELEFELD 115 provo company they were based at VITTOR1A BARRACKS WERF when the bike was there ordnance depot ANTWERP was a storage depot VD HILTON was a large storage depot now long since closed TMP THETFORD was a training material park were vehicles were held for army units who came to THETFORD to take part in exercise's also for TA units they were supplied vehicles held at the site for use while there. 3AVP was like thetford but the title stood for advanced vehicle [reception] park OSSD was a large storage and sales of surplus vehicles at Ruddington sorry for been short/ brief
  19. The antenna base is not a clansman pineapple, however it is similar in design, the clansman one has 4 short fins an two long fins on each side. The base looks like an experimental one and the PV may stand for Private Venture, like “ruxy” I have never seen one like the one you have. It is also attached to a pair of civillian series wings (indicators on series military land rovers are vertically alligned), which suggest that the previous owner bolted it on for show of for experimentation. Cheers Richard
  20. Many thanks for that....I could see Antwerp in there but didn't know about the Germany bit...…….
  21. Thanks Richard couldn't remember if it was bore or a bearing...... didn't have it to hand as its in storage.
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