Jump to content


Popular Content

Showing content with the highest reputation since 05/20/2019 in all areas

  1. 1 point
    Thanks for those pics, some of them I've seen already but a few I have not, so all very useful. Thanks for taking the time to post them. I've found some images of an Airborne Configuration for the WSC which I shall attach here, as a means of keeping all this info together for others, alongside another photo of a British WSC in Normandy... I think my next port of call will be Bovington to see what info they have on Pip Roberts WSC.
  2. 1 point
    The MVT organise one campsite and tours/parades over the D Day week June 6th, this week, all full
  3. 1 point
    David Rossington has been in touch. He was the guy who found and recovered this engine near Tumut, NSW in 1996. He researched the history with the Thornycroft register and found the following details; Engine M4/ 7328 fitted to 'X' Type 8586. Erection commenced 28 Sept 1920 and delivered to A. Hatrick, ( NZ.) 29 Oct. 1920. ( Hatricks' were Thornycroft agents for NZ and Aus. before 1921, when Thornycroft Australia was created to handle Aus. exports.) David has kindly sent pics of the remains of this vehicle as found in 1996 and I will attempt to post them here. There are some mysteries with this engine which we will explore later.
  4. 1 point
    Hi Guys i changed my email so i haven't received any notifications from this site (ill update my email) I'm still going slowly... ill try and be more active on here ill grab some progress pictures Monday and put them up I've been a little more active on the Jago Jeep Uk Owners Club on Facebook Looks Great Wheado!!
  5. 1 point
    If the local yabbo's are to be believed this can be fixed by lowering the suspension, adding a chrome endpiece to the exhaust and fitting a useless spoiler. A new soundsystem and metallic paintjob are optional but can't hurt either.
  6. 1 point
    Hope your still on the forum Dan. I love to see progress on your jeep. After months of sitting forlorn on the engine stand I finally got round to stripping the old paint off, cleaning, repaint and reinstall the engine. Now resplendent in GPW grey, with genuine Willys cooling fan, it looks the Dogs. Gearbox will have to wait to rejoin the engine in the chassis as the clutch friction plate thickness it was below the min 3mm. Why i didn't check this earlier.....? So now waiting for a new one to arrive before bolting on the gearbox. I'l post some picture when I've got it all connected up. Like Dan I want the rear of the jeep to look as good as the front, so I've opted to bin the escort fuel tank mounted behind the rear axle so the axle is visible. I'm now pondering what structural additions are needed if I remove the centre section of the rear cross member so as not to affect rear spring hanger integrity.
  7. 1 point
    Our valves were all made by G & S and the liners by Westwood. Both gave first rate service. Steve
  8. 1 point
    Like you I started with the std JAGO and very soon decided I wanted this. (The problem is I don't have 15-20K !) so....... Out came the spanners..... and using your posts as a guide and inspiration. I now have new front floor in, modified from grill, exactly like genuine Willys complete with guide light mountings and headlight bracket cutouts, no more silly Sandero dash, (after make a mold and lots of fibreglass I now have a Willys style dash. a little more CJ2a than GPW, owing the the Escort steering angles but I'm pleased with the results), wheel arches cut off and re-glassed, hockey stick door surrounds removed, bonnet hump removed. removable tailgate JAGO logo removed and now fully glassed to body. As you can see I've got as far as mocking up wheel boxes. Hope you don't mind me posting here and look forward to seeing your progress soon
  9. 0 points
    This is an old topic but thanks to Adrian and his wealth of knowledge, I was able to nearly fully restore my 1918 field gun trailer I purchased this time last year. It needed a ton of work!! Many plates had been welded and metal cut out. Here is before and after pictures. The last picture is of the memorial day parade this year.
  10. 0 points
  11. 0 points
    One reason I was so keen to get a correct style fire extinguisher is that one of them was involved in my chosen vehicles history. From 60 Coy war diaries; 25 January 1916. Lorry WD No. 5529 caught fire due to petrol splashing onto a hurricane lamp whilst filling. Damage was restricted to seat steering wheel and tilt. The driver Cpl. Gow was able to extinguish the blaze with his 'Pyrene' and the vehicle was repaired in the Unit Workshop at an estimated cost of £8. Cpl. Gow was reprimanded. It must be remembered that electric torches were an expensive rarity at the time so filling a petrol tank by the light of a hurricane lamp was presumably accepted practice. Cpl Gow managed to survive any minor burns or poison gas inhalation and successfully avoided further mention in the war diaries.
  12. 0 points
    Both Jeeps were out at Tanfield Railway on Sunday 16th for the annual steam gala. There are usually classic vehicles on display from the Sunderland & District Classic Vehicle Society on show at one of the stations. Four of the resident steam locos were running along with two guest locos. It was the first event for the Ford this year, having only been out in the snow in February.
  13. 0 points
    These extinguishers were filled with Carbon Tetrachloride and were widely used for many years. They acted by denying oxygen and thus extinguished small fires very successfully. Unfortunately it was discovered that this chemical when heated ( like in a fire ) produced poisonous Chlorine gas to the detriment of the operator !
  14. 0 points
    My Austin Tilly in Normandy celebration was wery good for drive, but before Port eBessin have problém with engine , now home see, one bearing is out, need set new part no . IG 691 -.040 bearings, upper and lower halves, thanks for help!
  15. 0 points
    Dodge sunk on a Normandy beach this week,
  16. 0 points
    I refitted the centre right body panel and drilled the remaining holes then fitted the rear right panel marked the inside edge of the chassis rail on the panel, removed the panel to cut to size. Then for a change I refitted the panel and drilled the remaining holes. I then positioned an angle irons along the under side of the outer edge, drilled it and bolted it up then repeated it with a second angle iron that runs on the inside edge. These angle irons still need cutting to length. There were some holes that needed drilling through the front track guard extensions but I could not get my drill in. I then worked out that I could fit a 6mm drill bit in my die grinder and although a bit steady it saved a lot of work taking things apart and then putting them back together again. I marked the plates that support the body off the ends of the axles. While I was drilling the first one the hole saw bit bust the arbor mandrel and left a nice bruise on my leg so that stopped that job for a few days while a new one turns up. I was able to knock the hole out and clean it up so I was able to fit the first one although there is still a bracket to weld on the back. Peter.
  17. 0 points
    From Neglected to Newark. I haven’t posted on here for a long time because sadly I have been busy or was doing other things to make time for my big old girl. Fortunately I had a spur of spirit and set myself a target to get her to the AEC show so with 6 weeks to go I set about everything that needed doing to make her roadworthy. And at the end of the 6 weeks I was happy she was fit for the road. So me tired beyond compare after weeks and weeks or AM finished after work I left for the show at 6:20 am up all the A roads and arrived at 9:17 with no problems. Brilliant time at the show and made it back with no troubles but a numb arse. Looking forward to finishing her off now and getting her all painted up hopefully she’ll be done for Christmas and going to shows next year
  18. 0 points
    25 Years ago today at Café Gondrée.
  19. 0 points
    I still cannot understand why people do take their pride and joy on the beaches, bet they don't take them out in the winter when there is salt on the road.Advice buy or search "tide timetable" save a lot of tears.
  20. 0 points
    I've finished the front track guards today. Once I had bent the curved fold to 90degrees as covered in previous post I hammered it almost flat then pressed it flat to straighten it out. I then repeated thing's for the other side. I have also replaced some bolts on a chassis cross member with rivets. I now need to refit the body panels so I can fit the 4 angle irons that run the length of the body above the tracks. Peter.
  21. 0 points
    SIGH At some point, if not already, the owner of that truck is going to be made aware of this thread and will read through it - if they have not already done so. 😔 I would suggest kindness in the comments, please. If the owner is reading this, feel free to chip in with some comments. I'm assuming the truck was recovered with some expense and embarrassment, but nobody died - it is a Dodge after all. Gordon
  22. 0 points
    The last time I was there was in 2015, when I took the Ford GPW there to recreate some wartime pictures. Four years later, there were a number of changes to the displays, including moving my B-17 from a waist high display over a painting of the airfield to being suspended from the ceiling. It wasn't a long visit, but it was nice to get back for another look around. Late afternoon that day, we had a group trip to the coast in this 1941 Chrysler Royal Staff Car. That was it for the trip and the following day, we packed up and returned home. No rest for the wicked however and "Jessie" is back out tomorrow to the Northallerton 1940's day.
  23. 0 points
    Station 139 - Thorpe Abbotts - June 1st On the morning on June 1st, we had another run out to Thorpe Abbotts, home to the 100th Bomb Group. The 100th was the Group that B-17G "Hang The Expense" belonged to. I built two large radio controlled versions of this aircraft, one at 1/10 scale, spanning a little over 10 feet wingspan, and a larger 1/6 scale version, just over 17 feet wingspan. Back in 1995, I donated the smaller 1/10 scale aircraft to the museum at Thorpe Abbotts. 24 years later, it is still on display, though having moved several times during that time. The museum is located in the original Control Tower and Night Flying Equipment Store, supplemented by additional Nissen huts built in the early days of the museum in the late 1970's and early 80's. Each year, the smaller displays are changed and artifacts rotated to tell different stories of the base and the men who served there.
  24. 0 points
    Rather than post all the photos, there's a link at the end of this post to the page where they can be found. Instead I'll add just a few more pictures of the airfield. Looking East, around 2,300 feet of the runway is still there. Along side it is a grass strip with signs warning of an active airfield. Driving further South East along the public road, another stretch of perimeter track survives, along with the spur that led to the Western most T2 hangar. Only the hangar base remains with large farm buildings built on it. This is the South East end of the second hangar. Glenn Miller played here. A ghostly hangar echoes to sounds of an imagined big band. The memorial in Horham village. My web page link - http://www.sacarr.co.uk/mymvs/events/2019/horham.htm
  25. 0 points
    Horham Airfield - May 31st - Home to the 95th Bomb Group On the morning of Friday 31st, Lynne and I took the Jeep for the short drive to Horham airfield. Pronounced locally as "Horum", I can imagine the American airmen calling it "Whore Ham"! To start, here's a Google image with my picture locations marked on. It was the Head Quarters of the 13th Combat Wing, made up from the 95th, 100th and 390th Bomb Groups. Most of the airfield has been returned to agriculture, but signs of the runways and perimeter tracks survive and it is possibly unique amongst 8th Air Force airfields in having two museums dedicated to the wartime activities - One at the base hospital and one at the Red Feather Club, the former NCO's club. The sign at the entrance to the 95th Bomb Group Hospital Museum. A couple of the Hospital Museum buildings. It was closed at the time of our visit. We looked around in 2007 during the "Operation Bolero - Tour of the Dromes" convoy event. The Red Feather Club is a newer museum but wasn't open on the Friday we visited.
  26. 0 points
    On the 31st, our two Jeeps went out for an evening tour of some of the local airfields. The first stop was Eye airfield, Station 134. This was the home to the 490th Bomb Group. My last visit to the airfield was in 2012, but since then, a new memorial has built, being unveiled almost exactly three years before our current visit. Our first stop on our little convoy, was to this new memorial on the East side of the airfield, located very close to one of the wartime underground fuel stores.
  27. 0 points
    Suffolk Holiday - May 28th ~ June 2nd After East Kirkby, on Tuesday May 28th, we continued South to Suffolk for a mini holiday, staying on Clive Steven's farm, himself an MV collector. Originally, I had asked just for a safe place to leave the Jeep, but Clive offered us a patch of grass large enough for our 5 acre tent! Most of the day was taken up by packing up at East Kirkby, the drive South and setting up the tent again at the new location. Norfolk and Suffolk was of course the home to the U.S. 8th Army Air Force during World War 2, and so a bit of exploring in the Jeep was on the cards. We were staying near the town of Eye, itself an 8th Air Force airfield. Not far away in flying time are two current USAF airfields - Mildenhall and Lakenheath. Aircraft from these airfields were frequently seen flying over head, including many F-15 Eagles, though none when I had my DSLR camera to hand!
  28. 0 points
    Lots on e-bay and other sites. Sizing Charts can be found here. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/British_Battledress
  29. 0 points
    I've had a busy week, went down to Duxford on Tuesday and then silageing the rest of the week. I did lay the original pattern transmission cover plates on the chassis to get an idea of how they sat there is a 3rd part that sits between and to the rear which incorporates the mounting position of the air cleaner and the stowage for the stone wear jar for distilled water. The front half of the left plate will be cut away to allow the belts from the PTO to pass up to the dynamos above. Also I collected the straps from my engineer that hold the gear lever base to the torque tube. I was just going to get the machining done but with about 5 to 6 weeks until harvest and still a lot of work to do on the body I decided to get them to do the whole job. Peter.
  30. 0 points
    Dave had some lovely vehicles on show.
  31. 0 points
    Thanks for posting those Andy, I was going to call in myself but got dragged into work. How are you getting on with Daisy, about time we had an update?
  32. 0 points
    Hubs fitted and trial fit of the rims
  33. 0 points
    The Ferry was a freebie ........ I work for them and we get 3x free trips a year but only one from Hull....... its only a small van (Berlingo) Made a mistake on the price it was south east of Bayeux £70 for 3 nights, (the £33 was one near the Somme) I looked in a camping guide then googled the areas then looked for other sites etc, there are many campsites close to popular ones but not all are on the internet, as they are part of Chateau,s etc. If you pick an area then zoom in on the map and look for site's, Took me a few hours, but narrowed it down to a few, only problem is they will take a deposit but it doesn't guarantee a pitch until confirmed......... had one knock back. Give these a try, Chateau de Martragny camping.
  34. 0 points
    Guten Abend zusammen, The steering box is bolted in it's final resting position, which isn't exactly as per the original but because of the components that i am using it was always was going to be a compromise. The final drives / reduction boxes stuck out too much from the side of the chassis, meaning that the front sprockets wouldn't be inline with the rest of the wheels. I therefore removed material from the castings, first of all with an angle grinder and then I finished them to size on the milling machine. The next problem was bolting the final drives to the chassis as I had cut the original studs off of the castings. There are six 1/2" UNC threaded holes already in the front of the castings that I can utilise but I need some in the flange area. The answer was to drill five new holes for M16 bolts and then weld bosses on the rear of the flange so that the flange bolt securely on to the chassis. The output shaft was then reassembled into the casting so that I can position the final drive housing onto the chassis and drill all the attaching holes. That's all for now folks, Jon
  35. 0 points
    We were over there for the last five days, just the two of us but was not too pricy, we only booked a few weeks ago, first time over in the jeep so no idea what to expect. £138 return ferry (Jeep + 2 passengers, Portsmouth - Caen) £110 camping (5 days @ Chateau near Bayeux) No need to be in an organised group, we met tons of vehicle owners on our campsite and were in several convoys out and about and visited about 15 museums & beaches. Used about 30 gallons of fuel, covered 400 miles, met lots of great people, the atmosphere is amazing. One highlight was taking a USAF Brigadier General for a ride down the Coleville draw to Omaha and him insisting we drank Calvados on the beach with him. Worst experience, Ohama cafe charging 5.5 EUR for a can of coke, decided we were not that thirsty.
  36. 0 points
    Hi Peeps, Been a while as I disappeared down a rabbit hole of french wheeled armour (Panhard AML60 an AML90). Glad to say I re-emerged, but bitten badly by the 'exoticisms' of our Gallic cousins across the channel. I purchased a few AMX's in varying conditions abroad and had them all shipped over six months ago after at least 3 years negotiation - getting armour out of France is a lengthy business... I'm glad to say after an intensive period I have nearly completed the first full resto of an AMX13 from 1958, that had been modified as a 'demonstrator' for possibly the Argentinians, mounting a Deutz air cooled, V8 turbo diesel in that small space at the front of the tank. Here's a brief photo montage of the resto of mine that is reaching an end. If people are interested I will post more pictures and detail, but please note some these photos are to be used in a book soon, so if reused please at least credit me (ta!) I have saved the petrol restos (probably another two squeezed out the 5 other wrecks I have) for another day - but I guess they wont perform like this pocket rocket.. with its 350 HP, twin turbo'd lump. In a tank of only 14 tons - that's relatively useful HP per tonne. I have driven it a couple of weeks ago, and was happy to stay in 2nd! This demonstrator tank wasn't taken up by the Argentinians (although they fitted a similar Deutz to their AMX fleet back in S America) so it went into 'outside storage' for about 20 years - open to the elements. The interior was in a much worse state than the exterior, believe me! This first posts are of delivery and disassembly, with a couple of internal and external hull restoration. The next post will be reassembly... (If you cant wait, check out the resto blog on facebook under 'French Army Reenactment Group')
  37. 0 points
    I have welded the bottom uprights on the rear body support brackets. One moved while welding and was tipped in about 12mm at the top so I heated up the bottom and jacked it out slightly further than needed so when things had cooled down and I released the jack it was spot on. I was then able to fit and drill the rear side panels. Once I was happy with the fit and alignment of everything I clamped a length of T section across the rear of the body and offered up the top half of the rear body support brackets (I had already welded the 90° angle). I then cut them to length and the correct angle, bolted them in place then welded them. There is still some welds to finish. Next job is to fit the 4 angle irons that run the length of the body and should line everything thing up. Peter.
  38. 0 points
    We had a trip out to East Yorkshire today and collected this 1908 Singer. It is believed to have been converted to a lorry for war work in Aberdeenshire during WWI but we only have documentation going back to 1945 when it entered preservation. I would be interested if anyone could confirm what vehicles like this were used for. A few things were borrowed from it over the years to keep the 1907 Singer car going but most of them have been returned. All the metal work was given a coat of red lead paint and this (along with dry storage) had kept it in remarkably good condition. The mudguards will need quite a lot of welding and reshaping but I am keen to get them serviceable. Mechanically it is almost complete. The engine is an 80x90 four cylinder White and Poppe; this is missing both the ignition systems (trembler and magneto), the fan and the water pipes. The water pump is in a box and requires some repairs and one valve and tappet parts are missing. It is unsurprising that the engine (probably not run for nearly 100 years) is seized but seems to be in reasonable order. I have put a little oil in each bore; hopefully it will make getting the pistons out easier when we get that far. The clutch springs are in a box but the studs probably need replacing. The casting that carries the pedals is broken; it may be repairable. The bronze blocks are missing from the universal joint. The gear selection mechanism is loose but the gears look to be in extremely good order. Some new shackle pins will certainly be needed for the rear suspension but over all I am amazed by how good the condition is.
  39. 0 points
    The remaining metal is probably a bigger diameter than you would find on a modern valve. though I still don't think I would risk it.
  40. 0 points
    To be honest no, it was a very interesting exercise and I understand more about the system than I did before. Unfortunately I am so busy, give it a week or so and the information will be overwritten in my little brain. It will still be there but I will have to concentrate damn hard to retrieve it. I have made notes and identify the various wires for future reference so that should help. The engine loom is all tided up and the engine has been started several times. There are some aspects that I am not happy with but once the steering box and final drives have been connected to the gearbox the whole lot can come out for spraying and then any concerns addressed. Jon
  41. 0 points
    Part of the Pitmans range of motoring books, written by an ex ASC ( Sergeant ?) and full of useful information about the dawn of Mechanical Transport generally and Thornycrofts in particular. Originally 2/6 d ( arf a crown ) I bought mine at £80 (Ouch) but have found it invaluable and have read it cover to cover except for the hard sums ! Tomo
  42. 0 points
    Jon - this is one of the finest threads running here. Nothing short of remarkable. Keep at it and don't let the obstacles grind you down!
  43. 0 points
    If are looking for liners, I use Westwood Cylinder Liners, they have stock sizes or will make to your spec. Sometimes you might find the right diameter but slightly longer, my machinist cuts them to length before fitting them. Then you bore to required size. regards, Richard
  44. 0 points
  45. 0 points
    I made the body of my SC250 from a cardboard bin (fin is an original, found in London being used as a plant planter/pot).
  46. 0 points
  47. 0 points
    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 !
  48. 0 points
    Once the public left at the end of the day, and most of the re-enactors had gone to eat, I took "Jessie" back to the Halifax to do another photo shoot of my own. The view through the back window of the Jeep was edited to create the effect of the Halifax engines running. Unfortunately, due to the position of a small wood near the T2 hangar, the strange orange evening light of the sun set was shielded from the Halifax. Sunday began with an atmospheric mist over the airfield and another opportunity to catch the Halifax in a different light. The mist soon burned away to give a very hot day, with little wind to provide cooling. Both days saw a good turnout from the public and everyone seemed to enjoy the weekend. The museum was very pleased with the way it went and have confirmed the dates for 2020. Further images can be seen on the event page of my Jeep website - http://www.sacarr.co.uk/mymvs/events/2019/elvington.htm
  49. 0 points
    Pete Glad you like the thread, little steps done. These are two wilco baking tins trimmed down and placed back to back at a slight angle gives good corners. I will be filling these and the other muduard attachments with expanable foam to add to ridigity. Next on list is spare wheel support brackets 6mm andgle iron bent in various directions. (hopefully will end up looking like these)...
  50. 0 points
    I hope to start on the m4A1 high speed tractor soon as the weather warns up. I been collection nos part for a while now. I think there might been enough good parts to build one tractor
  • Create New...