So this is not a restoration as it were more restorative to working condition.
A while ago this vehicle was being run up and it "caught fire" is how my co-worker shouted down the phone at me.
I deeply suspect that what actually happened is that the gearbox was not put back to neutral and it was started in first gear and left to run for about 25 minutes or so like that and took out the seal of the fluid flyheel after over heating it. there is a puddle of very clean oil on the floor of the hull.
There was a lot of what appeared to be be an oily smoke in the vehicle at the time of the event.
We have been ever so busy and are just now getting around to even looking at the problem.
We winched it up onto our tilting trailer of death (as we call it) and brought it from our storage location back to our main workshops.
We will only get a few hours a week to putter away at this as we are well busy as it is.
I am going to check the level in the fluid flywheel right away once the turret comes off and the decks come off.
I intend to pull the whole pack out anyway before we split it. Too much of an opportunity to have a thorough clean up and check of brakes etc.
Any comments welcome