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    Default Re: 1944 Flying Control Dodge WC51 - The Story So Far

    It was only slightly more than it was back in 2011, so I can live with that.
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    Default Re: 1944 Flying Control Dodge WC51 - The Story So Far

    It's that time of year again where Faith clocks up another year. 73 years old today!



    Fortunately, I got the new brake shoes fitted and the brake system filled and bled a couple of days ago, followed by a 5 mile test drive. So Faith is back on the road again for her 73rd birthday, and will probably be out to the local aircraft museum for an event on Sunday.
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    Default Re: 1944 Flying Control Dodge WC51 - The Story So Far

    Back in June, in an attempt to stop water pooling on the roof, I added a steel tube support just behind the dome. This afternoon, I made a quick change to the support I put in for the roof. Since fitting, I've found it does get in the way of setting up the observers chair under the dome, and generally can get in the way moving around the truck. As it is only really necessary when it is raining. A removable support would be more suitable. While the original wasn't fixed, if removed and the roof sagged, it was impossible to refit without jacking up the roof.

    So I cut off around 3/4 of an inch, and turned down a nut to fit inside the tube. This was welded in place. A bolt was made with a small spigot at the head end that fits into a hole in the steel plate on the roof cross member. The support tube can now be fitted in place, and the bolt screwed out until the roof is pushed up and the support is secure. So now the support can be fitted quickly when needed, but stored clipped to the inside of the truck when not needed.

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    Default Re: 1944 Flying Control Dodge WC51 - The Story So Far

    Simple solutions are always some of the most satisfying.

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    Default Re: 1944 Flying Control Dodge WC51 - The Story So Far

    NELSAM Trams & Transport - August 13th

    I took the Dodge along to the Trams & Transport day at the North East Land, Sea and Air Museum today. A fair few vehicles in attendance, but I think my MV was the only one that doesn't live there. It gave the Dodge another test run, after which, the rear right shoes were adjusted as they were rubbing a bit once warmed up.







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    Default Re: 1944 Flying Control Dodge WC51 - The Story So Far

    The museum's Bullet replica is coming along since I last saw it at Sedgefield. It now has a dummy engine which has an MDF crankcase and 3D printed cylinders. Each cylinder took around 54 hours to print. The wings are progressing too.







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    Default Re: 1944 Flying Control Dodge WC51 - The Story So Far

    Here's a few more shots from around the museum.









    The Dodge was taken back to the storage container after returning from the museum, after a couple of weeks stay on the drive for the brake work. I'll be back here in September for their "Jeeps & Jets" event.
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