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  2. Has anyone got a copy of a maintenance manual for a Karrier KT4 Spider (Indian pattern F,A,T) that they are willing to copy or put on disc, or where i may be able to contact for a copy. The reason is i would like to use my spare parts and spare K6 chassis to bring one back from the dead. It would be helpful to have a manual for one, to help aid this. I have a copy of the K6 workshop manual which will help with the running gear and engine, but could do with it for the chassis dimensions and cab which Rootes manuals have in them . Any pointers or contacts would be greatly received. Also anyone with a MK 1 Morris Quad that has photo's of their restoration they would be wiling to share with me,as both used the same company for the rear body work and this would help get the frame layout right, looks like Rootes use parts from their Humber line for seats and cab fittings. i have tried the Rootes sites no one can help at present and they say they don't hold anything on the KT4 in there files.
  3. One way to get around area specific content is, if you don't want to use a VPN, is to download the Tor browser onto your device. It's worked for me on a number of occasions.
  4. This is my find of the month....and it’s only the 1st 😬 An original 1943 drivers hand book for the wot6 And!! It came with a mug!!
  5. This is one of those forgotten vehicles I bought this in 2014, the chap I bought it from was the one who actually saved it, from what I remember he was a neighbouring farmer to the original owner who had let it fall to pieces, from what I was told the original owner purchased this dodge along with 2 others and a couple of jimmys many years ago, he dismantled the other 2 dodges and the jimmys, cut up the chassis’s for scrap and was going to keep the rest as spares, he didn’t store anything inside and all the spares were left to rot, the chap I bought it from said he had asked the farmer for years to sell him the dodge and what was left of the spares but he wasn’t interested, eventually after a good few years it was rescued, unfortunately most of the spares were so rotten from sitting in a field most was just scrap.
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  7. Managed a few hours over the last weeknights and over the weekend getting the woodwork removed. Managed to undo some bolts but the majority either sheared or I had to cut off. Those that did undo are beyond use, very badly corroded.. no surprise really! Managed to get one of the mudguards off, these have the attachment points welded to the bed uprights and a variety of hex bolts, countersunk and round headed screws holding on the guards. Any advice on what they should be attached with? The rear support let came off with little trouble. Of interest, it had a square plate between the clamp and the trailer chassis, the front one (which won't budge) does not. Any thoughts why? Some clean up and un-seizing will be required!
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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.
  12. I have a H&B sidelight here, I'll see if it matches the one you have there
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. 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
  16. 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.
  17. I didn’t see anyone with a red flag? Haha
  18. 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 😪!
  19. 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...
  20. Doc

    Karrier WDS

    Very kind of you to put them to one side. Thank-you.
  21. 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.
  22. 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)
  23. 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.
  24. The jeep on the right had the same black star on the bumper.
  25. 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.
  26. Still amazes me the speed and detailing you do this amazing project
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