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  2. A few photos for Bob Carriere, the hubs and drums are produced by Budd and take 900 x 16 CMP Kelsey rims flat based rims for "British tyres" Front hub and drum Rear hub and drum Pete
  3. AS stated. No MOT required for historic vehicles. The onus is on us that they are roadworthy. Ron
  4. I'd be happy to call them Ford 1.5 ton 4 x2 with Montpelier bodies. Note that the original image, and the high level image in the DoR, both show the ambulance-style ventilator bolted to the rear side of the body - presumably one on each side. The reason that the bodies are contractor-built is worth repeating; the major US manufacturers did not have their own COE cabs before about 1940. 1940-onwards Dodge and Ford ( presumably others too ... ) had realised how big the market for COEs was and engineered their own cabs. I have always assumed that the contractors like Montpelier and Metropolitan not only built the bodies but had to rework steering and controls to suit too, which wouldn't have been that easy. I remember the early GMC searchlight 6x6 trucks had completely different manifold and carburettor setups, for example.
  5. They are for the T headed clamp bolts that hold the bad weather hood above the hatch. Drivers side only as there was only one hood supplied but possibly added to the other side at some point.
  6. Can anyone idenify a use for these small clips on a direct vision, small hatch Sherman. Locted on the drivers position, but residual weld left on other side suggesting they were present at some time on the hull MGers hatch. I am thinking something to do with a hood or screen. thanks, Perry
  7. I was looking at this newspaper article as you posted your reply. Who bodied them seems to be lost in the mists of time although they do look a little bit like the Montpelier Super Urban van, albeit with a higher roof line.
  8. I removed the front panel again to drill 6 holes and then put it all back together. I then fitted the last 2 angle irons and welded them in. There is a tray to make and fit across the inside the front lower hull plate along with some fuel line clips but I need to get over to Alastair's to borrow the pattern. Next job is to finish the sides. Peter.
  9. Link to a 1944 American Red Cross article that states these emergency blood supply and clubmobile vans were coachbuilt on Ford truck chassis https://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=1893&dat=19440308&id=hqwfAAAAIBAJ&sjid=nNYEAAAAIBAJ&pg=3165,3417776&hl=en
  10. Our plans are moving forward,nearly a full day on our two G3L's, and the very welcome sight of Stevo on his first test ride out on the newly built M20.Nearly 30 miles to get to us, so a reasonable test.It sounds lovely and starts first kick,been a while since I rode an M20,a very different ride to the Matchy !
  11. It has been a good week for the purchasing department. There were a couple of good purchases from eBay including a job lot of Rotherham's of Coventry parts and we found quite a lot at Beaulieu autojumble. There is at least one item for each of the vehicles and quite a lot for stock. The Dennis car hub cap is just for the display case (not quite enough to start a project, yet).
  12. Belzona is excellent, and used in heavy industry. MoD use it and I have used it successfully in all sorts of applications. regards Richard
  13. Ah, not a problem. The originals were painted service green along with the rest of the engine. Once I have checked for porosity I will etch prime and paint accordingly.
  14. Looks pretty good to me. I wonder if you could metal-spray it with aluminium to make it look like solid metal again?
  15. Thanks for the heads up Ron! I think in which case I will be swapping out the 40 to 50 engine oil after my last ride out next weekend. I have got around to putting the correct saddle springs on now...... much better! Steve
  16. I agree super6, thanks for that one. Any ideas on the original vehicle in the newspaper article and the ones I first posted (which i think are all the same make?)
  17. I had (still have) a cracked crankcase on an Austin 7. Also aluminium. I had another but changing the crank, cam etc seemed so much of a ball ache, i used some fuel tank sealer painted on the inside. It has never leaked oil. And is currently doing service on my chummy. It was the white stuff that Paul Beck used to sell.
  18. That of course, is the million dollar question. However, the stuff has cured to a rock like consistency and a good rub down with 80 grit produced fairly minimal result. I am quietly confident, but will test with deisel before use.
  19. Its a win as long as it holds oil.
  20. Sump Update. After careful consideration and a failed welding experiment. (Yes it's true, early cast ally does not weld !) I have opted for chemical assistance. Kes produced a first rate blasting job removing all the corrosion with just soda and a very low air pressure. He managed this without significantly enlarging any pinholes. Good Man. At the same time I happened across a bargain pack of Belzona 1111 on eBay. Buy it now it said, so I did. Although rather old, it was still viable, so I spent a few hours honing my sculpturing skills and this was the result. I think I shall call it ' Polished Turd Reclining.
  21. Hi super6, Looks like you have confirmed it, a Renault truck 👍
  22. Coming along nicely. I am really looking forward to seeing her come alive again. Good work. Steve.
  23. Looks similar/like a Renault AGK with suicide doors https://myntransportblog.files.wordpress.com/2014/08/1936-renault-agk.jpg
  24. Guess there could be a later mod, the MkIVB that came with our Cent III has these filters. Guess if they are on the scavenger side then they will be relatively low pressure so perhaps an O ring will suffice? 🤷‍♂️
  25. Al, Thanks for the kind words. I am a relatively new boy here, riding on the backs of the true pioneers, who have inspired me to emulate them. Tomo
  26. The badge looks similar to Renault, without checking old books to match the cab.
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