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  2. Is he walking behind to pick up any bits that fall off, then? Seriously though, good to see it moving. 👍 Bet you're well pleased. Take it you've got the carburetter issue sorted
  3. Doc

    Karrier WDS

    Thank-you. I can pm further pictures. Or take a look on eBay completed items Howes & Burley. "&" not "and" to be sure of finding it. Regards, Andy
  4. There's also a few cowboys out there too. They've bought a motor, robbed all the good bits and are now offering the rest as "part restored" or "good project" Always with a nice sob story about loss of storage or something
  5. The 'unfinished project' is a common one on ebay and the like, many do get sold on to good homes. It is those that are hidden away and are let go too far that I think about, so many times people take on something too big or too complicated and then just park it away and it gets forgotten about.
  6. I have a H&B sidelight here, I'll see if it matches the one you have there
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  8. I think most people start out with good intentions, they have a fantasy idea in their head that they are going to restore a classic vehicle and save it from being scrapped but after buying the vehicle and taking it to pieces the shine wears off and reality sets in, it can become very overwhelming when someone realises the huge amount of work that can be required, most commonly “ Land Rover unfinished project “ luckily quite a few of these usually get sold on but lots don’t and end up rotted out and only good for a few spares.
  9. I seem to have used up my uploads for that post. Here is the next one, but there are loads more charts, illustrating that Bridge Class is a very complicated subject & is a lot more than just the weight of the vehicle basis.
  10. Mike this is from some notes I have made on the subject. Bridge Load Classification (STANAG 2021) Introduced 1960-63 The bridge load classification was said to originally have represented by the rounded-up weight of the vehicle in tons. "The new system relates to the characteristics of the vehicle which includes overall weight, number of axles, distance between axles, axle load (unladen & laden), tyre size, ground clearance etc and bears no direct relationship to the former system." It must be remembered that is a STANAG, which is a NATO Standard applicable to many countries. The UK had already taken some account of factors other than weight. What changed in the U.K. was that the mechanism for calculating a figure was now standardised with other NATO countries. The classification of bridges was also changed to take account of the effects that particular vehicles would have on the bridge. However, the application of the system is the same as before, in that only a vehicle load class less or equal to the bridge load class number may cross the bridge. The load class number is based on vehicles travelling at normal convoy speeds at a spacing of 100 feet. The classification also relates to ferries and takes into account an assessment of the state of the approaches to the crossing to produce an overall classification. There was no point in UK based vehicles having a Bridge Class displayed, as the Joint Service Road Transport Regulations JSP 341 states that: The UK will not prepare classification signs for civilian bridges and ferries in UK territory in peacetime. 1st September 1959. Originally issued as SDM(L) 219/1, Computation of Bridge, Raft, and Vehicle Classification. 26th February 1968. Reissued at intervals until SDM(L) 219/3 cancelled and replaced by Defence Standard STANAG 2010 revised and reissued as edition No. 3. Def Stan 23-2 Computation and Marking of Bridge and Raft Load Classification Numbers for Military Vehicles
  11. Agreed, I have heard about and witnessed this sort of thing before. Rare vehicles too that people deem to far gone to be restored or simply just easier to weigh in when a property is being cleared.
  12. I didn’t see anyone with a red flag? Haha
  13. On a sad note for us restorers and enthusiasts, a good many of these vehicles tucked away in sheds and barns never get to be restored. The old fella who owned them dies, and his next of kin get to sort out his estate. They have no interest Grandad's old car/bike/MV and just want rid of it. A quick phonecall to the local scrapman and 2 days later it's been shredded to become the next generation of coke cans. No body even notices it's gone 😪!
  14. Doc

    Karrier WDS

    News flash! Hot off the press! Royal Mail delivered a couple of parcels today. Their contents: Howes and Burley side light and tail light. OK, maybe not everybody's first choice but the lorry came to me with Howes and Burley headlights and matching acetylene generator. The tea chests contained a pair of newly-fabricated fork type sidelight brackets. So if anyone knows the whereabouts of a matching sidelight, I would be pleased to hear. Now, doesn't that look nice...
  15. Doc

    Karrier WDS

    Very kind of you to put them to one side. Thank-you.
  16. Yes, a good find. Thankfully I am restoring it to the condition it ended work in 1963, not as built. Many of the fixings are already missing them. I'm not therefore being to keen with what I put back, so long as the washers fit, and the fixings are whit I'm happy. I've had access to a lot of nuts and bolts removed from a 1909 Fowler Road locomotive during its recent and thorough restoration (the restorer has made all new whit nuts and bolts to pre war size using CNC), which have been a big help, I think Ben will have got his Austin cylinder pattern from the same place. With respect to this restoration, I do have a few long large whit coatchbolts knocking about, all red rusty of course, but all new. I'll chuck them all in a box, I shall not be using any on the roller.
  17. Did you buy them off another Ben perchance? If you did his Fowler road locomotive is looking very nice indeed. I saw it on Friday (socially distanced of course)
  18. Can you clarify Clive, was it to do with individual axle weights and the distance between them? I seem to remember the Contractor trials vehicle had the lighter 30 ton rear bogie and 8.5 ton front axle leaving 60 tons plus for the 4 trailer axles.
  19. The jeep on the right had the same black star on the bumper.
  20. I'm not aware of any revitalization preparation for Rexene? I'd probably just rub black boot polish in to try and disguise the canvas showing through.
  21. Still amazes me the speed and detailing you do this amazing project
  22. A bit too soon I guess but will ask anyway... When completed, what kind of look do you want. As new or used?
  23. Enigma

    New project

    Which part of the Netherlands is it going to?
  24. That’s great, maybe I can make use of this. Is it best I leave it in ‘as seen’ condition or does anyone have any recommendations on any ‘treatment’ I can undertake to make it a little less brittle? It will not be getting much use but it would be great if it looked the part!
  25. We enjoy watching Bangers and Cash, just to see what's about these days. I would consider myself to be fairly young (early 40's) and I have always been interested in pre-war vehicles. My first was a 1937 Ford 10 that I bought when I was 17 and I still have it in the shed. I very much like British wartime vehicles but don't get me wrong US trucks of the period also interest me.
  26. Always liked the STALWART l have five different catalogues from ALVIS on them and a one hour video of the factory the early trials the sea trials and its off road trials the prototype water trials were conducted in a flooded quarry
  27. Yes very much so and 'Flat Tanker' bikes. Suppose it is natural progression , people want to have or restore the cars of their youth so everything shuffles on a decade or so as people leave this mortal coil. ' Was it ever thus'. Watching the entertaining ' Bangers and Cash 'TV series about Classic Car Auctioneers Mathewson 's Derek the auctioneer says their is very limited demand for pre-war cars now. Makes me smile when the classic vehicle fraternity say we have no youth coming through, If they mean teens and twenties very few will be interested . When I was young in 70s I wanted the latest wizz bang and all the classic clubs were mainly ancient 50 plus people as it is today. As long as you have the new middle aged still coming through whats the problem.
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