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    I replied to a earlier thread on this subject and at that time could not add any thing to it other than what i knew at that time since then l have been put to gether a list of RAF MU's AAW's AVD BVD RVD and there locations several things have come to light concerning the numbers allocated to them one location can have two or three different numbers on the same site or in a area covered by one area command BURN near YORK and BARLOW near SELBY had the same 41 AVD were is this taking us well up to now with what i already knew i have found one hundred locations and B42 was located at WALLINGTON in the uk ps at the same time DIAMOND Ts were under going rebuilds at the same time
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    Evening All, Talk about high's and lows, this last week has been full of them, it's strange how stressed I can get over my baby. I now have 6 springs cut and drilled and assembled. I was waiting for the other 4 to be delivered, which wasn't due until Monday, today, so I decided to get on with other things and blow me they appeared on Thursday evening. By then I was in the middle of getting 4 suspension arms and wheels on so they will have to wait. The springs have to have 3 drilling operations on each leaf, that's 390 holes, if I only have 13 leaves per spring and the steel is spring steel, so it's tough. Slow speed and loads of coolant. Each spring has a keeper plate with an M8 tapped hole in and a 22mm clearance hole for the main M20 fixing bolt. Then, for each spring set of 13 leaves, each arm requires 4off 80mm x 10mm flat steel packing plates and 3off 3mm x 80mmpacking plates, all drilled with a 22mm clearance hole. As you can tell I have been drilling a lot of holes. Packing plates Keeper plate Land Rover series 2/3 front 13 leaf spring On Friday and Saturday I managed to get 4 swing arms in place and I put 4 wheels on so that we could manoeuvre the chassis under the overhead gantry. I have to say that although there's a lot of weight yet to be added, I was please with how it all sat. The reason for moving it under the gantry, was so that I could fit the steering box and start on the drive train and here's the low point. We tried the steering box, which I knew would be a tight fit but on Saturday I was convinced I was going to have to explore another option. If there was the slightest chance of using the box the front left swinging arm housing was going to need re-engineering. It's funny when you are tired, things seem so insurmountable. By this morning I had the answer and out came the plasma cutter. After all my worrying, I have still got some room to play with, when I have slept on it and decided what to do. All I have to do now, is rebuild the swinging arm inner bearing housing. And what difference did the extra 400kg make to the suspension...….. Very little. The southern comforts now taking effect so Night night, Jon
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    Simon, The special tool for the cam plug is in the post to you. We all cannot wait to see what is revealed next! John
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    Hopefully next week i can finish the front brakes and have the chassis standing on its own wheels again
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    The steel blank and tube arrived in the post this week so it was time to start fabricating the second engine mount. The plate comes plasma cut to whatever size you need. First up, drill the mounting holes And with minimal fettling, it fitted over the studs a treat: Now I do realise a wooden welding bench is less than ideal... ...But with a few bricks and care the job was done and nothing burnt down. Are the welds pretty? No, they are not - still working on that - but its unlikely they are going to fail anytime soon. So, once the cam is off the engine can be turned around on its stand and the drive case removed. There was a little distortion in the plate after welding but it slipped back onto the crankcase. In the meantime another visit to the National Archives is planned. One of the documents is entitled "Torpedo engine operation without water cooling" which will no doubt simply tell me how long it can run before seizing. Don't worry, have no intentions of destroying this engine work of art...curiosity got the better of me, and it would be a shame for all that research go to waste.
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