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    Snowy from Tin Tin? I,ll get my coat
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    As an inservice weapon It is presumably still clasified as a Restricted Document so excempt from the FOI Act.
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    If no-one on here has one it's worth trying a Freedom of Information request to the MOD. Andy
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    The rear window recess I did took ages and lots of bad language! It looked really great when complete and with paint on it. The problem came when we fitted the rear window in its new channel, it sat proud by a good few mm at the bottom corners. Because there was very little pattern left I based the bottom corners on the top ones, the shape was right but it didnt take into account a slight camber on the actual metalwork on the back of the cab!! It was too late to do anything the the painted metal so we ended up very very carefully using a file to take some rubber off the window channel, in the end we did enough to make it fit and it does look right. I totally understand frustrations in this sort of situation and think all the more when you see results like you are getting.
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    Thanks Tapper, it feels very close and yet there are still several major hurdles to negotiate but that's all part of the challenge. Time for an update me thinks. I have finished the engine cover although I have cheated and used 1.6mm steel sheet for the covers to save weight. Around the opening of this cover there is a radiused section, best shown in this picture. Also there is a 15mm gap right around the covers, too big a gap to be just clearance. I had assumed that it was a rain water channel but the more I studied the pictures I realised that the reason for the large gap and the radiused section was to allow air into the engine bay around the sides of the covers but I assume, not allow splinters to enter. On the original tank the two covers were not locked together, the lower over had no locking mechanism being held in place by it's own weight and the top cover having a locking mechanism. In my tank the covers lock together, as the lower door is not heavy enough stay in place on it's own. The radio operators escape hatch mow has it's latch and handle. Next to the radio operators chair there is a wall which is part of the engine bay bulkhead which for some reason is cut across at about 45 degrees Most probably to give access to the engine bay from inside the tank. Most of the pictures that I can find show this as being a bolted in section apart from one that shows it as having a hinged access door. I decided that as my ignition coil and amplifier are situated in this area a hinged cover would be a very good idea. When I made the radiator hinged cover, I made it as a two piece assembly. Once the hull top was in place it became obvious that it wouldn't close and should have been made in three sections. The only thing that then concerned me, was would it block the radio operators escape hatch. Once I had altered it, it became obvious that it tucks away nicely out of the way. The radio aerial on the panzer 2 is raised from inside the tank using this device. The handle is rotated up to raise that aerial and rotated down to lower it. The end of the handle is sprung so that when it is in the raised position it locks it's self in position, to lower the aerial you pull the end of the handle out and rotate it down. The unit to the right of the main unit contained a rotary coupling for the cable from the aerial to the radio apparatus. The shaft going between the rotating unit and the aerial outside the tank would have been in two parts and insulated so that the operator didn't get a shock when he touch the handle. In mine the shaft is in one piece. The radio mast was attached to the shaft via a coupling. This is the one on the Panzer ii in Bovington. And mine. When the mast is in the down position, it lays in a wooded tray that is bolted to the track guard. Sorry that it was such a long update, I get carried away or as my darling wife says, I should be carried away. Jon
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    Thats a neat piece of metalwork, from experience getting the shape/contour of window or screen recesses is quite tricky. I had to fabricate a complete rear screen recess on one of our lorries, it took a lot of patience and in the end a few attempts!
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    Barry, my Modified stoves all have that burner
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    Now you’ve practised on your own body you can sort mine out Duncan!!!😂😂😂😂👍
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    Its not taking any hurt in the shed.
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    You could be right, maybe worth thinking about in the future. Evening All, I want to get all the tools, boxes, etc that are attached to the track guards in place before I remove the upper hull, all of the tools are held in place by these clips, An original My version I had thought that they would all be the same and I would just have to make 8 identical clips but in true German fashion, nothings that simple. There are 7 different variations to make, some just bigger or small but others totally different so each one takes a bit of experimentation. They were all lined with felt or similar, so that has to taken into account and that will be riveted in place after they have had a coat of under coat. That's all for now Jon
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    Not a goat on the badge, it is a hart, a male deer.
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    Certainly looks the part, bit of inventing sometimes does a better job
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    Thanks for the info, all help is appreciated 👍 However.... I may have solved the problem, while rained off site today I came up with a cunning plan🙄 or did I !! The old seal was well passed repair. After a quick rummage through the parts bin and salvaged a couple of parts from the original seal I ended up with these. The original seal was a D type double seal , internal seal to retain oil and external to prevent water and dirt ingress ( info and picture courtesy of oil seals uk ) Stripped the internals out and grind the edge off the seal , used one of the leather seals as a spacer and insert 2 Land Rover series hub seals bedded into silicone, refit the original outer casing and locking ring. New double seal created and gearbox back together 🤞it’s got 2 choices
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    A quote [ a man who never makes any failures never makes any successes either ] very true
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    Another old post but here is a civi Austin K2 on an RAF airfield just after D-Day to collect casualties of a Douglas Dakota. As my Dad remembers as an erk at RAF Broadwell and later RAF Down Ampney, it was all hands to the pump to remove the wounded from the aircraft on to ambulances as quickly as possible. Often the RAF personnel would give emergency aid in the shape of a Woodbine Cigarette, as smoking was good for you in 1944! Note civi registration and no large red crosses. As for the RAF use of Austin K2s on UK airfields I seem to remember that RAFM say this was from late 1945 and after VE-Day, so if you own an RAF Blue K2 then paint the front mudguards gloss black and it will look very smart in postwar colours as of April 1946.
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    I think that it is inevitable that some splashed oil will get past the rear bearing, simply because there is nothing to stop it. However it will not be under any pressure and if the rear seal is working the cavity between the bearing and the seal will fill up to level with the bottom of the bearing (a little higher than the bottom of the seal surface) and lubricate both the bearing and the seal as soon as the truck moves. It is certainly there both to stop oil getting out and dirt and water getting in so does need to function. There is no reason not to use a modern seal in its place if you can get one that fits but don't disregard leather seals, they work fine given a smooth surface to seal against, and as long as they are not allowed to dry out by not being used for years at a time. The gearbox looks great though, good find. David
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    Back to the Government disposals of 1919 this advertisement that appeared in 'Surplus' for June 1919 predates Slough involvement when it was still a free for all regarding the sale of motor transport. The magazine 'Surplus' was an official weekly government publication which ran into the early 1920s. What was on offer and the quantities are truly amazing from kitchen utensils to floating docks , railway locomotives to aerodromes and complete factories with township included .Some incorrect spelling in this one, Garrick should read Garrett and Rushton being Ruston ,all smaller steam tractors. (The Rushton ic engine tractor by AEC did not appear until 1928 ) . Richard Peskett.
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    Sorry no idea, the above picture was given to me by a friend. There is another picture found on this forum of the Tilling's chassis and a little of the removed body in the background, as before location unknown.
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    I have started a new thread for some background information and photographs of work in WW II and later on the Haifa to Baghdad Military Road by 75 CRE (Works) RE MEF First some background about a good friend of mine of 50 years, and who was there and took the photographs. In September 1939 he was in Palestine on school holidays visiting his parents, which he did every two years (his father was a Royal Engineer during WWI in Palestine, and later appointed the Chief Engineer for Palestine Railways, his mother was a nurse in QAIMNS during WW1 more about these two later). As all civilian transport back to the UK had been cancelled due to start of WW II, he reported to a British Army Base at Sarafend to see if he could join up, but only given a medical because there was no enrolling procedure for British subjects in Palestine at that time. His visa did not allow him to work in Palestine, and British dependants had to leave Palestine via ship to South Africa. (His mother left for South Africa on a troop ship but it was torpedoed in the Mediterranean sea(more about this later). But with some string pulling he was allowed to work as a civilian on the Haifa Baghdad military road construction, but only on the section in Iraq which was a neutral country at the time. Bearing in mind he was 16/17, and was working and living with RE soldiers (all in civilian clothing due to Iraq neutrality, and all former Iraq Petroleum (IPC) employees) in Iraq, with his father remaining in Palestine & mother en route to South Africa. Eventually in Aug 1940 at Sarafend, he was appointed Surveyor/Road Foreman Iraq & Trans Jordan with 75 CRE (Works) RE MEF working as a civilian. In October 1942 he was "absorbed" into the British Army, traveled to Sarafend, and onwards to Moascar, Egypt for a two month wait for his army service number to come through from the UK, and was then transferred back to 75 CRE (Works) RE MEF to his old job on the Haifa to Baghdad Military Road, but now officially a Sapper. On 9 August 1943 he was transferred to Kent Troops RE (Demolitions) at Athlit? Palestine, and then 18 November 1943 seconded to the IPC to demolish an oil pipe line that was 100's km in length until June 1944. July 1944 he was transferred to the TA (Reserve) but working for IPC until Oct 1946, and then a full time employee of IPC. His first task working full time for IPC was to repair the oil pipe line he had blown up whilst with 75 CRE Royal Engineers. He was good at demolition, so it took two years to repair. So he left UK for Palestine 1939 for a school holiday, and did not see the UK again for 7 years! He worked for IPC on the oil pipe lines and pumping stations until 1960. He met his wife, a ballet dancer with the Hungarian State Opera at a reception arranged by King Faisal II at the Royal palace in Baghdad. The opera was touring through the Middle East on their way to Australia, they married in Baghdad early 1950's. They remained friends with the King and family, taking the Kings children on trips to the desert. But the King was executed in 1958. When the political situation in Iraq worsened, after 1958, they did not feel safe, and left for the UK 1960. Bit of a boys own action man in his day, but never talked about it much, which was a shame really. On return to UK he and and his wife never really adjusted to life in the UK, it was all a bit tame and lacking excitement. He was always a desert man, and he said a cup of tea never tasted right unless it had some sand in it. They purchased a Austin A40 in the 1950's and and they both made several trips from Iraq to UK via Hungary and return, and also to North Africa. I hope you enjoy the photo's and I look forward to comments and questions. Sapper, 78 CRE (Works) RE, MEF taken in 1944 Capt Squires, & Staff Sgt Maclean and driver with Chevrolet Utility at HBR Camp G.E.1 on the Trans Jordan Iraq border August 1940. Caterpillar Grader on auto patrol at work on the Haifa Baghdad military road being operated by 75 CRE (Works) RE 1940. The engine on this grader did not work, it was towed via a cable by any available heavy vehicle. More photos to follow. B series
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    The photos of the body way back behind the butchers shop
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    Yes you can try to claim a refund, but you have to give your reason for requesting it. I've claimed mine : )
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    Bonjour, Je suis un petit nouveau sur le forum, j'habite la région Lorraine en France et je suis un fier possesseur d'une Austin Champ avec set C12 et d'une Daimler Ferret MK1/2 que je restaure. I am a newcomer to the forum, I live in Lorraine in France and I am a proud owner of an Austin Champ with set C12 and a Daimler Ferret MK1 / 2 which I am restoring. J ai trouvé ce forum très riche en information et en partage d'astuce entre propriétaire. I found this forum very rich in information and sharing of tips between owners.
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    Et encore bien d'autre jouet pour grand garçon adulte dont je ferai des photos ultérieurement Aro M461, Unimog,..... And many other toys for big adult boys which I will take pictures of later,Aro M461, Unimog, ........ Sinon tous les véhicules fonctionnent correctement, Otherwise all vehicles are working properly, pour l'Austin j'ai déjà refait la mécanique et les freins son neuf avec du liquide au silicone. for the Austin I have already redone the mechanics and the brakes its new with silicone liquid. Je rénoverai la carrosserie plus tard car maintenant je préfère jouer avec le Daimler Ferret. I will renovate the body later because now I prefer to play with the Daimler Ferret. Pour Le Daimler Ferret je fais me contenter de le compléter au niveau radio puisqu'il n'y a que les intercoms non ANR For Le Daimler Ferret I am content to complete it on the radio level since there are only non-ANR intercoms
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    There has been an AEC LD55 on E bay for quite some time: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/AEC-Dump-truck-scammell-LD55-quarry-lorry/292857562079?hash=item442fabc3df:g:25oAAOSwEJ1cDNen Chassis numbers DN099>539 were AV690 built at Aveling Barford, BHV10001>10355 were built by Thornycroft at Basingstoke while WHV10400>10731 were built by Scammell at Watford including the later mk2.
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    Looking very good, thats some really good attention to detail with the metalwork.
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    So we are coming to the end of this topic with photos focused on the Haifa Baghdad Military road because we have moved through WWII and into post war civilian vehicles. But we have not mentioned motorcycles so here a couple of photographs. Matchless 350cc in stuck Wadi After the war it became possible to obtain personnel goods, so my friend purchased an Indian Chief, mainly chosen because his mother owned and rode an Indian motorcycle during WWI in Syria and Iraq. Pictured on the K3 road Iraq. 6 October 1949.
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    AEC 6x6 25 Ton truck with trailer on it's side at K2 Iraq 1947. AEC 6x6, 25 Ton truck on its side K2 to K3 road Iraq, 1947
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    OK, if you felt a little cheated by the last post, this one has more substance to it. General topic: getting stuff off the floor and back on the lorry. I needed a small quantity of 5/16" BSF single chamfer nuts. There's a bag of them on the kitchen table in Bristol, but they're not much use to me there. Strangely, in my haste to get back before the lock-down all those weeks ago, they were not top of my list. I don't currently have access to a lathe either. I remembered that I had a quantity of BS 190 1/4" Whitworth nuts, so set about drilling and re-tapping them 5/16" BSF. Nut suspended on 1/4"Whit tap and clamped in the vice. Drilled 17/64" Tap started in the chuck of the drill Finished off by hand. Fruits of my labours: six done, two left to do. This allowed me to fit the foot-board brackets. (sorry for the poor quality of this photograph) Next up was the radiator. Last week I had taken the air line too it and blown out forty years accumulated dust and cobwebs from the core. Next I gave the tube fins a good daub off phosphate conversion coating. This weekend I masked the radiator with tape and newspaper before giving the core two good coats of matt black paint. Once dry and the masking removed, the radiator was lifted onto a table placed in front of the lorry, then from the table onto the mounts. These were lined with 1/16" thick rubber sheeting (perished) so two new linings were cut and fitted prior to mounting the radiator. With the radiator in place, it was now time for the bull bar and headlamp brackets to be re-fitted. Parts laid out ready Bull-bar and brackets fitted (with a little help from David, who also helped lift the radiator) Some of Trojan's rather beautiful new 1/2"BSF bar-turned bolts Next the front bonnet support was lifted into place. and in a small departure from originality was fitted with countersunk screws, nuts and spring washers; originally, this was riveted. The "spare" hole takes the last bifurcated copper rivet for securing the end of the felt. Felt pegged out of the way while the screws gt painted up to black. She's starting to look like her old self again now...
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    Yesterday morning we had a drive down to Somerset; setting off early to avoid the queue of caravans heading south now they are allowed to stay over night. We spent five hours picking through piles of cart and carriage ironwork in an attempt to find all the remaining parts from the long dismantled Lyons tea van. It was moderately successful as we came back with a boot full of iron for this and some other projects. Am I a rustaholic, or do I just think I am? Anyway, it is not a complete set so I will continue to build my blacksmiths shop. During the week I drilled the two halves of the header tank pattern so I could fit the alignment dowels. This morning I marked the location for the filler and drilled a 20mm hole to locate the 3D printed filler neck and core print. After the filler neck halves were glued and screwed in place a bit of filler was used to blend them in and cover the screw heads before I gave them a coat of bondaprimer.
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    Thanks for all the help with the WO stamping. Looking through the parts book it would appear the Thornycroft T4 was fitted with a Solex carburettor (there is no text to say that but I don't think there were any carburettors that looked similar). After a little bit of research it would appear that one from 1914 should have a barrel throttle rather than a butterfly. There was one on eBay last week the right size for the Coventry Simplex engine so I bid on it. It does not seem anyone else is really looking for one as it cost me a little over 10 pounds which seems cheap for an Edwardian bronze carburettor. The tickler button and spring is missing, and it does not have the optional choke but does have the float, jets etc. If only everything was that easy to find.
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    The bus is going to be sympathetically restored using as much original wood as possible in the body with the addition of a new top deck and staircase. It won’t have a super paint job as originally the khaki green was literally painted on with brooms and slapped on as best they could. We will do what we need to do but she will keep her “ battle scars” of 105 years😁
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    here is a bit of information on them
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    Thank you, Ted. That solves some of the mysteries. Some additional, visual info: 1. Early version, 1000 gal of fuel with PTO-driven pump. Hoses probably stored in the storage boxes at the sides, entire length of bowser. https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205210397 Peek inside (no motor for pumps, as they were PTO-driven). Note rectangular door: https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205219422 https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205449968 2. Mid-production version, 950 gal of fuel, two Zwicky pumps and their engine (3hp Bradford or P5XC Stuart-Turner) accessible through left-side access door. https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205212464 Pumping control valves, suction valve and filter through right-hand access door. https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205188486 Fuel hoses in the lockers in the back of the vehicle. Note door in an irregular pentagon shape. Photo found on Internet many years ago, the website no longer exists and I can't find any other versions online now. If anyone has a credit for this one, let me know. 3 - Mid-production version, 850 gal of fuel and 100 gal of oil. Same as above, but with additional longitudinal container at the top of the vehicle for oil hoses. Additional walkways above access doors at left. Small fragment of a photo from 'Spitfire IX & XVI of Polish Airmen' by Wojtek Matusiak, p.79 (heartily recommended). Same door shape, access door at left for engine and pumps. Additional walkway above (to facilitate reaching the container above). And a small fragment of photo from the same book, page 78. No doubt additional container was for oil hoses: 4. Late-production version, 850 gal of fuel and 100 gal of oil (post-war classification: 16A/699). Two Zwicky pumps and their engine (P5XC Stuart-Turner) at the back of vehicle accessible through full-height doors. 2 longitudinal containers at the top of the vehicle - left for oil hoses, right for fuel hoses. Note full-height doors and manual pump for oil on nearside walkway. Here is one refuelling Meteors: https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205211784 https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205211783 PBO on the door probably means it contains jet-fuel (does it have anything to do with adding PbO2 to the fuel?) 5. Unfortunately I only have the museum photos. Cosford example is this version. 6. Same as above, but this time Duxford has this version. 7. There are photos of 3-boom AVTUR examples in 'Machinery of Conflict, British Military Trucks of WWII' on pp.37-38. However, the middle one is not used. I guess it might be either unused or removed. 8. I haven't seen a photo of this one so far. 9. Photos can be found in 'Bedford to Berlin and Beyond' by Robert Coates on pp.55-56, although author doesn't clearly identify it as water bowser, it definitely is one, with simple manhole on the top for gravity filling, 2 valves in front of the rear axle (one each side) and only an auxilary motopump placed in the rear storage box. 10. Yes, it seems there existed boomless AVTUR versions, one can be found in 'RAF Ground Support Equipment Since 1918' by F.J. Adkin on p.90 I have some questions, maybe someone will know the answer: a) For version 1 - does anyone know how these storage boxes were opened? I suppose similar as in the RAF fuel trailers, but that's just a guess. b) Manual oil pum used in versions 3 and 4 - I believe the ref. no. was A.P.4268A - does anyone know how it worked? I suppose the crew didn't operate it from the walkway, but put it on the ground before starting the tiresome, manual work. c) Does anyone has any photos of version 5 in actual use by RAF?
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    Hi Ted, In answer to your quote above, I had to smile as Bedford used to put in there adverts many years ago, "good for a 50% overload". !!!
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    Will the bus be restored? I ask as I really like it as it is. It’s got a patina that has that ‘been there, done that and now I’m chillin look’.
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    1953, runing condition, only 800 miles, fewer rust, good tracks, changed oil etc. Location Lithuania, EU. Please no time waisters and only serious enqueries. Appreciate everyone's opinions, but lets stick to the topic.
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    It is a great shame, we do enjoy it down there as we do all the shows that we usually attend.
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    So, finally I have an account and can put a few photos up for myself! Thanks so much Tim Gosling though for sharing some of the adventures had so far with my Liberty B. Here’s a few photos of her at last years Dorset Steam fair and then photos of having her rear brakes stripped and re lined, drums skimmed, new tyres fitted and ready for her drive last November to Ypres Belguim for Armistice day 2019.
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    Yes we did, between a good friend and myself we own a few 1st war vehicles of various breeds, this is the next one on the list to get back running, biggest cost and time to do is the Birch double decker bus body
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    Hi I am still here... Finally got up to the "shed" , first time since lockdown begun... Truck still there, but a few spiders had decided to take up residence.. Today the floor pan I made a little while ago , got fitted Another installment next week ....
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    Well, the first armoured cars by Alvis-Staussler Ltd were built in 1937.
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    Its good to get the word out what you are looking for in as many useful places like the forum. You never know what one person may have tucked away or whether someone could give you a lead to investigate. Kevin
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    Well that's a good start. A rolling chassis will turn up somewhere having been a farm trailer or similar. Then you need a transmission and diff. The rest is make-able. Easy ! Good luck, David
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    The fence is progressing well but yesterday had a number of rain squalls. I took this as nature's way of saying I should work on the Renault engine. I found the correct grey colour and have been painting the cylinder block and other bits and pieces. I decided that it was time to fit the pistons. You will see in the picture below that the rings are very wide by today's standards. I was missing a ring from each of two pistons so have had to fit double narrow rings in place of the wide ones. the pistons otherwise are unusual (to me) in that the gudgeon pin is held on place by two tapered bolts into slots. I suspect that there may be a bit more to it as there are vestiges of a thread on the narrow end of the taper. These are in a poor condition. This must mean that the bolts are machined to fit a particular piston but when they get swapped around the narrow thread at the end gets mashed. In my case I think there has been a lot of swapping around as I noticed that the gudgeon pins are stamped with the piston number in some cases but are no longer in those pistons. The result is that the bolts do not all go home by the same amount. For safety the bolts are cross drilled at their heads to take a split pin the head of which stops the bolt from turning. One piston caused me some problems. The gudgeon pin had been hit rather hard on one end which had slightly belled the end. the result was that it would neither come fully out nor would it have been possible to fit the conrod and slide the gudgeon pin into the opposite boss. The only way I could dress the end was to hold the gudgeon pin in the lathe chuck and, after selecting slow speed and holding the piston in my left hand, I was able to dress the pin with a stone. I really do dislike getting carburundum anywhere near the lathe or a piston for that matter but since the gudgeon pin is so hard I would never have been able to rectify matters using a file. Now all four pistons are fitted to their con rods I just have to fit the split pins to the bolts. I can see that I will need to have a neck like an anglepoise lamp to see what I am doing. Maybe the pistons should have been fitted to the rods long before any assembly of the engine was attempted.
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    Hello Pete, If you have an interest in Iraq, Trans Jordan, Palestine & Middle East oil fields and related, you might be able to find a copy of this book somewhere. I found a copy in a book shop around 2001 and showed to to my friend who worked for Iraq Petroleum Company 1940's to 1960 and he was surprised that a book had been published and the fact he knew so many of the people and places mentioned. Published by Cassell & Co in 1958 by Wayne Mineau. I own an interesting book published by the Arabian American Oil Company (ARAMCO), which gives all the technical details and pictures of every piece of wheeled equipment operated by the company. Dated 1953 It is a big heavy book, maybe 300+ pages on heavy duty paper with a section for each type of equipment from passenger cars to oil field tractors and huge trailers. 130 seat passenger semi trailer towed by a Kenworth tractor. The mother of all busses! Based on Kenworth 629, 6x4 chassis. A note in the book mentions the ride in this vehicle is not as good as a regular highway bus.
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    Jon, Simply amazing. You are talented beyond belief! I have been following you since you were just building the turret, and when you started on this endeavor after the volume of encouragement to do so, I couldn't have been more excited. You are getting so close, and you have to be applauded for your commitment to staying as close to authentic as possible. I can't wait to see the hull mated with the turret, and even better, one day moving along on it's very own set of tracks. Keep it up brother...you're truly an inspiration! -Tom
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    Thanks Cel 2018 we didn’t quite manage to get the injector sorted and tested in time but was ready for last year which we treated her gently as we had a lot of new bearings and gears bedding in and on the last day towed some logs IMG_2610.MOV IMG_2610.MOV
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    Tim, the Silver Thimble was a charity that collected silver and gold oddments. It was registered under the War Charities Act and approved by the Admiralty and the War Office. They produced a number of postcards, one of which says that, 'since July 1915 £30,000 has been raised and has provided 9 motor ambulances; 5 motor hospital boats; disinfector £1,070 (somewhere in France); £2,000 to the Navy Employment Agency for Disabled Sailors; £2,250 to the Star and Garter Fund; £10,000 for Disabled Soldiers and Sailors; £2,000 to St. Dunstan's Hostel for the Blind; and £222 devoted to small grants.' The Foden disinfectors used Thresh's model QQ ('Quest'). A horse-drawn disinfector exists in store at Beamish: http://beamishtransportonline.co.uk/transport-stocklist/horse-drawn/1904-patent-thresh-disinfector-ref-1970-61/
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    That's what we need for the back set up for are early warning Morris. Never thought that there was a complete early warning around !
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