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  2. Oh yes, I would sure like to run across an original radiator that is apart so a duplicate set of castings could be made and allow me to have a proper radiator! I imagine that I am really in the "dream mode"!
  3. To answer your question. I have a variety of pieces that could be reworked to build a RIker but I would sooner try to find a rolling chassis or parts thereof. I do have a nice heavy front axle from a 1915 Seagrave and a bunch of wheel rim parts that I could use to put 24" pneumatic tires on the rig. I would sooner hold for solid rubber wheels either wood or cast. The worm drive is going to be a big issue unless I can find a rolling chassis. If not I would probably work with a Timken. No transmission, but I do have a spare Locomobile trans. to modify for use if all else fails. No steering but that one can be overcome. If I wanted to build it more towards a chain drive Locomobile , I have the trans-axle from the same Seagrave donor truck., I also have a chain drive rear axle , brakes and enough frame rail but I do not have the correct looking bowed front frame cross member.. As you can tell I could build a "bits a this and bits a that truck" but would sooner find the right stuff before I resort to that method for building the truck. Al
  4. fv1609

    Shorland

    Winston you will have seen my remarks above & no doubt compared your pictures with those on the Shorland Site. The liberal use of white paint being used to side step the lack of the Dunlop 'Trakmark' lining. That aside, it looks in very good condition. I do hope you are successful & being LHD for you & no doubt its age will allow it to be imported. The GNR Shorlands were originally fitted with two radio systems. VHF - Storno CQM 632 HF - Racal Syncal TRA-921 this was a manpack radio but boosted with a 100 watt linear amplifier for AM/SSB with a manually operated aerial tuning unit Racal MA-942 There was also an intercom amplifier integrated with the radios using Larkspur accessories with a RSB2 control harness box & a type C junction box. Your Shorland appears to have Clansman units to perform this task, whether that was a genuine upgrade I don't know. Given that the Trakmark lining was stripped away or had deteriorated so badly it is unlikely that these were the original units. But anyway that is only a minor issue. The GNR used the 7.62 GPMG & fired either CS or smoke from the dischargers. If you do get it I beg of you to keep it as original as you can. To be marked up in GNR livery would be quite a head turner. I know an owner can do just what they like with their own vehicle & why should they listen to anyone else poking their nose in? But I have seen so many Shorlands ruined by the owner turning it into a fantasy vehicle. It's sad enough to see a Land Rover or Jeep turned into something strange, but there are enough of those around for it not to be the end of the world. But there are very few Shorlands to play around with. The thing is any owner may not keep a vehicle for the rest of their life. The novelty may wear off or something more fascinating may come along that needs to be funded. Selling a vehicle that is pretty much original will command a far higher price than one that has been turned into something of the owner's fancy. The owner may well feel proud of their embellishments but a buyer may just cringe & walk away or it only realises part of the value it would have as an authentic vehicle. Sorry I have gone on a bit there & don't mean to insult your motives. Good luck
  5. Does anyone know of ancient truck frames, laying in the hedgerow that have either 14 spoke wood wheels as shown in the second picture above or the cast iron wheels as shown just above? Attach a picture or two if you know of any. Al
  6. Yes, thats right. The original radiator would have been brass but was replaced at sometime with something else - not sure what it was. Simons Dad made a new one from brass. There seems to have been five different radiator types and you can approximately date it from the rad design. What do you have for your Riker? Is there any chassis at all? Gearbox. Axles? Wheels? Starting of with just an engine is probably no worse than what we did with the Thornycroft. It can all be done if you wait long enough and are very lucky.
  7. Was it typical for British trucks, (and particular military units), to stay with wood spoked wheels longer or did the British engineers change over to steel and cast iron wheels earlier than the US did? Al
  8. Nice pictures and thanks for the reference. It looks like this Locomobile has had a different radiator built, probably to replace a missing unit? Do you know the story? I watched the VIdeo clip that showed this rig running at a show. It sure runs nice. Al
  9. Hi, email sent👍🏻 Don
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  11. I always prefer some provenance with such stories. Lots of Welbikes were sold off in the USA.
  12. Hello Ron, yes that's what I thought. My mate bought it from the USA (via ebay) very recently. The story was the bike was taken to the US by a returning soldier from "101st Infantry" (to quote). It was taken back in a "bomber stored in a round container". The bike came to Ian (my mate) original except tyres and Ht lead. The original tyres and ht lead were in the ebay pics but weren't in the box upon delivery and only changed for the sale. The bike is a Mk1 (very close frame no to mine) but it has, what looks like a factory fitted rear mudguard. All the other mk1 bits are there. I'm wondering if it went back to factory had mudguard fitted and a different flywheel fitted- what's your thoughts? Thanks as always, Kings.
  13. For sale is this used exhaust manifold for a Canadian Dodge. There is a tear on it a the end of the manifold but it's good weldable. any fair offer will be OK. Thanks, Paul.
  14. no the date of your jeep it would have the type 2 earth bonding only a few earth straps and a load of earth washers for example the body bolt by your foot would be like the order in the picture you can get this set from jeepest in France the best set around
  15. Camt thank you enough Jerry that great, i spent hours trying to reveal it, would this followed or started by an `S`. Also 8 numbers is that correct always thought there was 7. Steve
  16. your hood number will be 20704655 built April 1945 under contract w-33-019-1885 chassis range from mb431301 to mb438041
  17. as promised the yellow paint, this is on top of the inner screen but has been evident on the hood and outer screen, now covered with red oxide.
  18. Hi guys could anyone help me to estimate my hood number please, after careful paint removal no numbers where evident although this is an original hood, anyway the main details of this MB are engine number; MB566495 VIN;432030 DOD;04/03/1945 like everyone else i would like to have a unique number for my old girl, thanks in advance. Tried G503 forums no luck there.
  19. HMVyank

    Shorland

    I am in negotiations to purchase this one. Here are some photos, love to hear your thoughts... https://photos.google.com/share/AF1QipNGpIkNZIvxwobdN4Kt-KQ8P_n2VSpDo9scANilF653DAFwEq-tDWCwcx6K32o4Hg?key=bHBCUUlQNjdHNTlpMW0tS1c0TnVaMEF4VEoydDNn thx Winston
  20. Hi guys. I’ve just got a batch of the excellent “In Detail” books focusing on Military Land Rovers. The details and web links are below but if you have any questions, please do message me or email me at gg@motorcycleresults.com First up we have “Airborne Landies in Detail” which is £21.00 plus postage (UK £3.78, EU: £9.70, ROW £13.20) https://www.motorcycleracer.com/LAN1 There is also “Special Operations Landies in Detail” which is £24.00 plus postage (UK £4.70, EU £13.43, ROW £19.18) https://www.motorcycleracer.com/LAN3 And finally “Up-Armoured Landies in Detail” at £19.00 plus postage (UK £3.78, EU £9.70, ROW £13.20) https://www.motorcycleracer.com/LAN2 All the best, Cheers Graham
  21. Surveyor

    Memorial

    Steve Its in Kennoway, Fife and the Curry Shop next door, Ramzan's sponsors it. I often see some people looking after it
  22. Ex-boy

    Memorial

    That is a lovely tribute to the fallen. Someone has put in a lot of effort, so thank you for posting. Steve.
  23. I’m afraid I can’t answer your question Patsy, although Menden (as well as Minden) were army bases. I was with LAD REME 5th Inniskilling Dragoon Guards in the late 70s but as you say, it is a long time ago. I’m surprised someone hasn’t given a definitive answer though. Keep hoping. Regards, Steve.
  24. So, the two large white leads heading off to the starter motor, 1 is a negative, the other carrying 24 volts, in the engine junction box I located the starter motor solenoid wire, when I press the engine starter switch, 19-20 volts runs through this, im thinking it's a faulty starter motor, does everyone agree ? or have I missed something. Andrew
  25. It's probably a mag wheel off another bike. For instance if it's off an engine where the mag is on the right, the mark will be in a totally different place. Best to set the timing the way you have done and scribe a fresh mark for future use. Ron
  26. with this time of lock down I decided to start model making again and got myself some new and old kits to build all the best stay safe keep building jerry
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