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    Evening All, For various reasons I have achieved jack since my last post but this afternoon I managed to finally complete and connect all the brake, steering linkages. How efficiently it will all work, is yet to be seen and I still have to machine the ratchet teeth into the quadrants. Jon
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    Evening All, After my last post, fate intervened and stopped me getting to the victory show or really achieving much at all, however on Friday I decided to do something to take my mind off of life. I have started tackling the steering brake mechanism, obviously it's not going to perfectly replicate the original but I will make it look as near to the original set up as I can. I still need to machine the ratchet teeth in but I will wait until the whole mechanism is bolted in place, to see where they need to go, Jon
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    Not really a find or a discovery but this 5 ton US Ordnance artillery tractor has just sold for about $15,000.
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    Prior to this flight, I followed the owner of the L-4 as he drove his Jeep up the airfield to his hangar so he had a vehicle to return in after putting the aircraft away. These other hangars are built on one of the wartime loop dispersals at the West end of the runway, what was originally the perimeter track. So while at that end of the airfield, I got a few pictures of the surviving dispersals before returning to my tent. There was another nice Sun set that night and thankfully, it was warmer overnight. I got everything packed away the following morning and set off for home at 11am, passing the wartime control tower ( now a house ) and crossing two of the wartime runways as I drove away.
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    Spotted these yesterday at the Monastero Santa Maria dell'Albaneta, close to Monte Cassino. I suspect that these are US military surplus repurposed as farm vehicles rather than survivors of the battle but if anybody on here can add any more information, I would be interested to know.
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    Just drove this ex military ambulance from mid-Norway to the uk. It’s a 1968 Volvo Laplander.
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    Paul, Sorry to hear about your health woes. Sounds painful! We have made some progress. We have a spare clutch in poor condition and one of the clever guys here suggested using just the clutch shaft as an alignment tool. Seemed like a good idea, so I stripped the old clutch down and it looks like we can drop the engine in, slide it towards the front, install the bare clutch shaft (well, not completely bare, it has the drive gear mounted at the crankshaft end and the output shaft flange at the gearbox end), slide the engine backwards to locate the drive gear in the end of the crankshaft, bolt the flange up to the gearbox input shaft flange, and check the alignment by mounting dial indicators on the clutch shaft and clocking the crankcase face and the gearbox flange face using the two surfaces shown on the drawing below. The parts of the old clutch we will use are coloured in (faint) orange below. I think it will work! Thank you, Mike! So we're getting closer to having her running. All the wiring associated with running the engine has been repaired, the driver's instrument panel and switchboard have been rebuilt, alternative instrumentation for coolant temperature and engine rpm has been installed (the original stuff was not repairable), new batteries and cables are in, the clutch has been overhauled, all the control linkages from the driver's compartment to the throttle, brakes, clutch and gearbox have been cleaned and lubricated, the long range fuel tank has been cleaned out and will be used as the main tank,, new fuel tubing run to the engine, the fuel filter rebuilt with a new element, a repaired fuel tank selector valve installed, all coolant tubing and the engine mount frame have been repaired and pressure tested, the coolant header tank has been repaired and pressure tested with rebuilt pressure relief/vacuum breaker valve, the main and steering brakes have been cleaned and lubed, the oil tank cleaned and pressure tested, the oil cooler cleaned and pressure tested, one rad has been cleaned and pressure tested, the other is in progress, the air filters have been cleaned and rebuilt, the gearbox selector forks and shafts removed, cleaned and lubed, suspension lubrication is in progress, one exhaust pipe between engine and hull has been repaired, one still has to be done, the fans have been rebuilt with new bearings. The main outstanding tasks are the rad repair (leaking end cover gaskets) and the engine/gearbox alignment. We're getting close. Malcolm
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    Finally getting back to normal after getting covered in Dorset dust which is better than the mud ! Dave has I think got addicted to the bus and has worked miracles on the parts I struggled to get my head round . Had a couple of nice touches firstly the felt on the roof let go when it belted it down with rain which promptly showed up where the seats were positioned on the upper deck.The rain also washed off some of the white wash reveling the seating capacity in and out on one of the window rails.
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    Making a last break in the good ish weather finally she’s allllllll yellow. It’s come out okay few runs but a nice coverage. She’s really starting to take shape. Smiles all round.
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    Great pics! looks like a great day. Love the E-type in the second last pic - trying to figure out the military connection for it and finally concluded it comes from Her Majesty's Secret Service, 007 division. And yes I know he never drove a Jag - like that at least
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    Not long after I'd learnt to drive in a Traveller, I used to see the adverts for the auctions of cast military Minors in the paper. Some of the spares - re-con engines on pallets and the like used to turn up for sale through dealers at MMOC rallies. Here's my civvy one this year
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    Yep👍 and for john1950 same film....
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    Iconic vehicle, iconic film....
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    SHE'S ALIVE!! Thanks to the splendid efforts of fellow 3HW owner and good friend Peter Brown, my 1945 Triumph 3HW ran today for the first time since I bought it in 1985, and probably for the first time since 1947, when it was put in an East Cowes shed. Several attempts to get it going had been made at the Havenstreet Steam Railway 40's show, without success, which was hardly surprising as it would appear I put the timing gears back 90 degrees out when I fettled the engine twenty plus years ago (I was still learning). I am delighted that Peter's efforts have been rewarded, so a photo of his moment of triumph with my Triumph.
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    A few more update pictures. I took the Martian to the Malpas Yesteryear Rally last weekend, quite a lot of interest. Still lots to do ! Cheers Chris 👍
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    im new happy owner Austin K2y, very nice original condition, preparate restoration, look for Austin speedometer and instrument case
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    thanks, Richard, its true, now have new pistons, and little work on chassis and cab, ou and new tyres 10,5-16
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    A very rare picture of the Royal navy Scammell, currency of Les Freathy
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    Hopefully Jim Ratcliffe can produce a decent alternative with Projekt Grenadier
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    It should be called the "Pretender," it's nothing like a defender and will definitely never replace it. At £40,000+ I think that Land Rover have lost the plot.
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    Dad cut the first of 12, 1/2" x18 UNS threads for the new larger nuts.. Went well
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    These are the old nuts that were holding the cylinders to the Crank Case. Steve was hoping that they would be good enough to use again but I think that some of them are too far gone.
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    Have cleaned up or renewed the twenty 5/16" studs on top of the Crank Case so that they are now ready for the new nuts. Then start on the twelve 1/2" nuts which will hold the cylinders to the Crank Case.
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    Few pics of her unmasked. Well pleased with the job
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    Congratulations, time to get it insured and taxed and ridden, riding still doesn't get old, you fee alive riding. Have fun
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    Hands up who wants to see a Tanker in Deep Bronze Green? Been a heck of a lot of work over the last couple of weekends, flatting off the primer and touching up the odd dink and chip that has occurred during fitting. Started early this morning with final DA-ing of the last bits Then dust off, wash off and tack rag all round. before masking up The patient is prepared Got to start somewhere, actually I started on the roof, but this was the most difficult bit, especially with the second coat, trying to spray one side without sticking to the other side. There was also a bit of laying down on the job too Have I missed anywhere? Nearside finished View from the top Offside looking very shiny. Paint is still quite wet at the time of the photo, but it was still shining after we had packed up. Appears to be drying nicely. Can't wait until tomorrow to unmask it and see how it looks once it is properly dried. Well pleased with the days efforts. Spare wheel carrier can go back on now, along with the tool bin that is currently underneath the thing. Start work on the tank after that
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    If you have a local Toolstation, they are often cheaper than independents, and have better stock in my experience than Screwfix.
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    If we are going into shipping- The Tribal's- They must be the most beautiful vessels ever built- Is HMCS Huron still on Lake Ontario? As a kid I remember the old AFV Black Shark being in St Aubin's Harbour for years. Also LST's in the mid to late 1960's being used to ship power station armatures onto St Aubin's beach. For many years DUKWs were used to take tourists from the slip at Bel Royal out to Eleizabeth Castle which stands at the entrance to St Helier harbour. Whilist hobboling down memory lane- Austin K3 and Bedford MW's parked up along the harbour wall with round tubs of Jersey Royal potatoes waiting for the Mail boat. All the vehicles were painted a uniform Admiralty Grey.
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    I know this airfield well. I used to the work the woodlands attached to it that was used as the ammunition and bomb 'storage'. I will post the pictures. RAF Tarrant Rushton was all known as Station X and it also dropped SOE agents into France in Westland Lysanders. Churchill and Ike also visited this base. And many a stricken bomber would 'land' here on the way back from missions from Germany. But yes, Major Howard and his men who took Pegasus Bridge left from here and 'started' D-Day (just don't tell Hollywood that....).
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    More than two years after this topic first piqued my interest, I’m off to Italy tomorrow for two weeks, including three days in Cassino, during which I hope to investigate further and hopefully stand on the same spot from which the original photo was taken. I’ll report back in due course....
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    Dear Friends, I have found a british lorry and I would like to identify if the truck is pre WWII model or post war. Attached photos for your comments. As fas as I know these lorries never used with the British Forces in Greece (at least in 1941). During the Greek Civil War a variety of British Armored trucks and vehicles were utilised (military aid). The tag has the letters K3ZC 49987. I wasn't able to trace any info from other open sources on internet. Pending kindly your comments Thank you Elias
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    "Dig for Victory" Day 1 - Thursday - August 29th Here's the first few pictures of Beamish, taken on Thursday 29th - our first day. After packing "Jessie" ( still in Ordnance Depot markings ) and the trailer with as much camping gear as would fit, we set off for the 10 mile trip to the Beamish Open Air Museum in County Durham. We arrived around 11am and although we had missed the briefing that day, we bumped into the organiser on the way in and he cleared us to drive around as we'd been before. Rather than helping with the tents, daughter cleared off with a friend shortly after we got there and I was left to set up camp next to some friends who were already there. I had a 10ft and 12ft ridge tent with a gap between for cooking. This was covered by an old canvas fly sheet that I'd spent the previous day painting with shed paint, interrupted frequently by rain. Each tent had a small pop up tent inside for an extra layer of warmth and draughed proofing. The rest of our camp was made up with Andy and Derek in pup tents. Derek brought his Jeep. Chris has his brother's GMC and his own Dodge WC51. Neil brought his GMC and had the fire we all gathered around each evening. Paul also had his Jeep, but he was staying in his camper in the staff car park. Last year I attended the show Friday to Sunday and travelled each day. This year we decided to camp, but it was complicated by the fact that the two Jeeps couldn't carry everything and Lynne needed to work on Thursday and part of Friday. Daughter also had a party to on Saturday! Lynne planned to call in and collect us on her way home from work on Thursday. We would go home, eat, collect some more stuff and take the second Jeep back to Beamish. Lynne would join us later on Friday. So the morning of day one was really just a set up day, 'though I got to play out in the Jeep during the afternoon. So not as many photo opportunities. This is a feature that makes the Beamish event special, the freedom to drive or convoy around the site freely.
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    It must be over 25 years since I was at Beamish excellent photos and report it looks like a really good event thanks for posting Pete
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    If you look at a picture of the side of a Liberty ship, you can see the strengthening plate that was welded to the outside of the hull
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    The period street and buildings make a great backdrop for the vehicles. While we didn't have a great sunset, it had been a second dry day and there was a lovely golden evening light on the buildings. That was the end of day two, when at normal shows, people would have packed up and gone home. We'd had two great days with dry weather and still had two more days to go. More of the next two days activities later.
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    The vehicle owners and re-enactors looked for every parking space and opportunity to set up interesting scenes for both ourselves and the public and I don't think any of us have waved so much in our lives. Part way through the day, I spotted some of our gang in the gateway to a field with the kettle on! While the troops had the kettle on, a tran rumbles along close by. Lynne turned up late afternoon, but still in time to have a drive around the site and down to the pit village for coffee.
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    This is possibly the best site for keeping track of where tanks are http://the.shadock.free.fr/Surviving_Panzers.html
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    You may need to talk to a cable manufacturer. I'm not particularly recommending any company but here are 2 examples:- https://speedycables.com/speedometer-cables/ http://www.cable-tec.co.uk/Products/Speedo_Tacho_Cables.asp
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    Mansfield without padding at front (long and short versions):
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    Have added additional information on the Acumen and Mansfield pillion seats. Original text has been edited... Jan
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    The type 47A-29 switchboard for lights and ignition was used in many softskin vehicles such as Bedfords, Fordsons, Humbers, Morris Commercial etc. Professionally produced waterslide transfers to replace the original silkscreened lettering on these instrument panel units which tends to wear off with use and can cost an arm and a leg to have replaced. . Photo shows transfers applied to restored unit. Each set includes the option for either CAV logo or CAV in capital letters as shown. Cost £6.50 with additional sets sent at the same time for £5.00
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    A new "spindle" has been made up out of an off cut of EN8. The half-slot will not be put in it for the pinch-bolt until we can do a trial assembly - to ensure that we get that in the right place.
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    If you are interested the history of NS UNS etc, this covers the changes:- The “UN” thread form was developed after World War II by representatives of Great Britain, Canada, and the United States of America, to prevent recurrence of the wartime difficulties in supplying fasteners and tools in both British Standard Whitworth and US Standard configurations when and where needed. In 1949, after years of committee meetings between Canada, England and United States of America the American National Standard Series was replaced with the Unified Inch Standard Series. In the end there were three base reasons identified for the change. The first reason was to provide interchangeability with Canada and United Kingdom. The second reason was to allow for interchangeability in the growing global marketplace. The third reason was to correct certain thread production difficulties. The jointly-developed thread form was named the Unified Thread Form. the Unified Thread is also referred to in the B1.1-2003 as Unified Inch Screw Thread. This Unified Inch Screw Thread both superseded the previous British, Canadian and American national standards, and later served as a prototype multi-national thread form standard that was eventually metricified to become the ISO Metric Screw Thread (the M-series). More history on here:- https://www.ring-plug-thread-gages.com/ti-N-vs-UN.htm
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    The technical term is: Feckin' huge! Saw her down south a while back. She made the frigates alongside look tiny.
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    The figure is carved from the trunk of an Ash tree, you can also get a ride in D29 if you fancy it.
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    Making my first visit on Saturday - if these photos are indicative of the effort put into the show by the organisers...it will be a great day.
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    Some more photos of the engine dismantling.
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    Hi Tony it does look a very nice restoration, it appears to be missing its data plates so if anybody has the museums contact details I will willingly send them my plates and other parts left over from breaking mine.
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