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    Pretty sure that no 9 are the four bars that hold the four wooden 100-125 Ah battery boxes into their frames. If the Morris mirrors MWR practice, there should be four frames with eight long threaded rods to which are welded large wing nuts. These screw down onto those bars to hold the batteries in place.
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    What an amazing find, I'm extremely jealous! the information you can glean from this vehicle that other owners can only guess at based on bolt hole distances etc as everything had been stripped from it, just brilliant, a real time capsule piece.
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    I’ve spoken to my mate who repairs and refurbs burners and stoves. hes asked me to pass on his info if needed Steve Darby grizzly.darbs@btinternet.com or message him on 07771521115 paul
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    If anyone needs spares, info or repairs on any British burner or stove, there’s a good engineer friend of mine in Essex who’s obsession is these. What the guy doesn’t know, not worth knowing. He’s called STEVE DARBY, if anyone knows him, if not PM me and can pass his details over.
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    Hi Pete, I have this original Sept 1943 Chrysler Corporation of Canada "Operating and Spare Parts Manual 200 Gal. Water Tank Mounted on Dodge T222 4x2 Chassis". Do you have one? If you are interested please pm me.
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    Start at the ankles, then you weld back on higher up! 😁 They were built for someone about 5 foot 6 inch. I use a couple of wooden wedges under my Dodge Ambulance drivers seat to get a better angle. Don't forget hatch in the top of canvas. You will find a way! To much fun to be had driving them.
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    Any time you need a lift just log in here, HMVF will carry you along.
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    Been busy, busy people since the last update, and finally found time to put a few pictures up. Remember this? Top half of the cab stowed behind the home workshop, much to the disgust of herself. Looks like this now! Cab top gone! Herself very pleased, and I'm quite chuffed as well, 'cos it's back where it belongs. Back on the truck. Getting it out of the gateway was a bit more difficult than getting it in. More good metal this time, less rust and holes, this time made it a darn sight heavier. All hands on deck for this one, and the timber crane for the lift Went on quite well. Did video the whole event, but editing down 3 hours of mainly standing around having a fag and discussing what's next, into 10 minutes of good watchable action is proving a bit of a challenge, so you;ll have to wait for that. Anyway top is on and a few bolts in place holding it down. Doors were hung, but would not close properly, leading to thoughts of issues with tape measure when rebuilding etc. The sharp eyed may notice the off front corner doesn't seem to be sitting down quite flush, and this is a clue to the doors not shutting. But it was getting near the end of the day so we called that done for now, put the cover back on and adjourned for a lager. Back the next weekend with a fresh pair of eyes to finish the job. First thing, sort the doors out. There's two rubber locating blocks on each door which fit into cutouts on the corresponding pillar, and I didn't do the cut out when I made the new panel. So trimmed them out and it was better but not right. there's no adjustment on the hinges, and I still couldn't see why they wouldn't shut properly. So, stop farting about with that. Will come back to it later. Will bolt the top down first, and investigate why that corner is still up a bit. In the end the answers quite simple, but took a while to notice. Few weeks back I fitted the engine covers, so much easier without the top on. The front cowling, bolts through the front frame, which is what I did.. Two bolts in temporarily, thinking at the time to remove them before putting the top on. But I forgot about them. Plonked the top on and of course it rocks on the bolts one side up and the other down. Getting them out was another story But managed to get a big enough gap to get a thin cutting disc in and chop the heads off. Little bit of podging with a screwdriver to get the holes to line up and it all bolts down nicely. Funnily enough, after that both doors shut quite sweetly, just as you would expect. Next mission, get the windows in.
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    Original Parts List for Ferrets MK4 and Mk5 in plastic EMER binder dated 1972, code number 60367. In excellent unmarked condition and bargain at £70. Also Ferret Mk1 and Mk2 Modification Instructions up to number 71. Dated from 1960 to 1966, EMER V627. In original EMER binder with few paw marks but in good used condition. Only £60. Open to offers on the pair.
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    If you want to take it on tour, here's a re-eanctment idea! 😁 Periscope films have all sorts odd films and clips, well worth the browse.
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    Hi I am new to the forum so thank you for welcoming me in. I only own a BSA Airborne Folding Bicycle, a very rust pitted sad looking yoke so far, but I am rejuvenating it. My aim is to ride it to Ranville, Normandy for DDay75 next 6th June, from the site of RAF Broadwell Airfield, Oxfordshire, about 100 miles, in memory of my Grandfather (1Royal Ulster Rifles, 6th Airborne Div.) who was killed June 7th 1944. I will use the original frame but wheels and tires will be later replacements, brooks leather saddle and if I can the original 'sliding peg' pedals. I will also dress in appropriate repro battledress and boots, and may use my Grandfather's original Denison smock. Any advice? Any experience of riding a parabike that far? best wishes James
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    Hello James, in 2014 I took my BSA bike to Normandy for 3x days, I parked my car in Portsmouth and then boarded the ferry, loaded down with tent, sleeping bag (both strapped to my bike) and a large ruck sack. I made the short journey to the campsite LES CAPUCINES at Ranville, riding along the canal to Pegasus bridge, this was at 6am, 6 June, 70 years on ! (that was an incredible experience). The only thing I decided to change on the bike were the pedals, as riding any distance with the push through type pedals, can become very hard work. I also added a vintage rack, purely to add the carrying ability of the bike and not wishing to have an Everest carry on the front, which I did consider. During my 3x days I covered approx. 60x miles, the furthest ride being out to Saint Aubin sur Mer, to visit the NOBS campsite, where friends were staying, and getting a very welcome cup of tea there. This area is mostly flat, so riding is not to difficult, the only thing is the saddle and this proved hard on my arse ! I think this is the one factor to consider and maybe finding someway when cycling to provide yourself with some sponge/padding, to ease the soreness, is a MUST ! The experience was fabulous, where ever you stop people chat and want to know about the bike, and of course being there for the anniversary of this piece WW2 history is everything. Riding the 100 miles to the port, will be tough on a bike which has no gears and there are a few hills to get over from your start point to port, and to carry any kit with you would be very difficult, so you might need to arrange other transport for your needs when staying in Normandy, maybe a friendly HMVF'er on here might be able to take a tent etc over for you ? The photo was taken over looking the 5th Parachute Brigade landing zone, when on my way to the Merville Battery. Best Regards Gary
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    Hi all at HMVF, My names Mark and I'm looking forward to finding my way around your interesting forum. I live in the South of the UK and have a interest in these vehicles, especially MVs made for film purposes. But I'm no expert. I recently paid a visit to Combaton military museum, which was a great day. And also the D day museum at Portland Weymouth, you could sit in the vehicles, brill. And I must mention History on wheels near Windsor, fantastic display and very friendly.( Great cheese toastie). Thanks for reading and if poss, I'd like to ask a member called Eugine, if still around about a truck grill. Cheers.👍
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    I saw this at Kemble BoB this week-end, it's as good as it looks!! The only road-worthy 1 left of only 15 built, they were made to give fire cover to Harrier Sqdn's on off airfield ops, they came apart to 3 modules, tank, pump and chassis and were then air lifted by Wessex to where-ever needed. Switchable 6 wheel drive helped them on off road excursions, this one is immaculate and complete in every detail. Certainly Best In Show in Military section for me! Terry.
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    There is far more rain protection than was typical for 1914 but certainly room for improvement. The fixings for the windscreen and canvas supports were blasted and painted this week so we managed to make some more progress with fitting those. As the weather was very good this weekend we decided to have another go at driving around. We took it for several trips out on the road with only one unscheduled stop where we had to clear some water and debris from the filter bowl. Overall I think we covered a little over three miles. We did a fair bit of tinkering with the Claudel Hobson carburettor; the Aster engine is half the power of the White and Poppe originally fitted to this chassis and it does show out on the road. It is fast when it gets up to speed in 4th (over 25mph) but does take a while to get there. From a standing start we were unable to climb the 1:6 gradient of the local canal bridge, but on a positive note the handbrake had no trouble holding it on the slope. We tried changing the carburettor jet from 120 to 130 (purchased at Beaulieu) but I thought the performance on the level was worse so I did not attempt the bridge again! Once we were done for the day we adjusted up the handbrake and but it back in the garage. Today we have drained the fuel out again but jacked one side up to get a bit more out the tank and removed the additional drain plug on the bottom of the tank releasing a little move sludge and water. Quite a successful first road run but certainly still improvements to be made.
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    It's why they have double tyres in the rear to carry the extra load. These were car chassis in the beginning not trucks.
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    Congratulations Mark always an exciting moment when that hoped for vehicle arrives in terms of parts supplies you really have a very wide choice for a jeep these days. I would suggest you do a little web research it's all part of the learning curve you have a choice of 4 major outlets in the UK, and any number of well known suppliers from Holland, Belgium and France that's before you start to look at suppliers in the US, just remember that non EU countries will carry a not inconsequential import tax. I'm purposefully not naming names as I don't believe one is better than all the others it's a case of mix and match depending on the size of your pocket and what you ultimately want to achieve. The most important thing to keep in mind is that it's your truck and you can do with it as you wish and don't be afraid of asking questions on any of the forums that's what their there for. regards Pete
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    Good day today .mounted the two front tires and installed inner wheel bearings. The bearings had been seized on the axles and required a lot of pressure to separate them. To reinstall them we spent several hours honing the inner aspect. Interesting is that 3 of the 4 wheels were Firestones the 4th was either Goodyear or Goodrich There was a "G" on the bolts and this one had straight bearings The Firestones had tapered bearings. The wheels them selves were slightly different as well the "G" wheel has the tire mounted slightly offset from center. The Firestones also have a slot that the rim slides into when mounting. Both are retained on the wheel by a wedge inside and out which itself is held fast by the outer rings. These are hold the wedges and when drawn in seat the wedges and center ,or in the case of the "G" wheel, slightly off center the mounting of the rim tire assembly
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    After the success of placing the newly acquired rusty Head Lamp Brackets in Molasses to clean the rust off them, we dug the Side Lamp Brackets out from their long term storage – they were heavily rusted, too - to give them the same treatment. The second picture shows them as acquired with the remains of the original lamps still attached and the Coach Bolts that were used to fix them to the scuttle, before treatment. The first picture shows them after being taken out of the Molasses after 10 days – still wet and covered in the solution before that was cleaned off with cold water. The third picture shows them after an initial quick wire brushing.
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    Hi I am new to this site my name is Dave Minor I am restoring a Bedford MWD 1943 and I need someone who can make me some mudflaps with the rolled edge, they are 16ins long and 14ins wide. If any one could help me I that would be great and may thanks for any help you can give me. I am putting some photos of the mud flaps and of my bedford.
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    We were fortunate to be down in Devon over the weekend and whilst still concentrating on finishing the Thornycroft, thoughts are beginning to turn to the Peerless. We want to start by getting the engine out and going right through it. This we can do with the space that we have without putting anything into storage so we decided to take the sheet off and have a look at what we have got. We put the lorry ito Father's car-port about twenty years ago and packed all of the spares around it before sheeting it down. Tim started pulling bits out and we are amazed at what we have. One forgets after so long! We had turned the wheels onto a hard lock to improve access to the back door of the house so the next task was to straighten them up. The steering had seized completely so I disconnected the drag link. Still no movement until I realised that it had sunk into the tarmac by an inch! I jacked it and we put boards under the wheels whereupon they straightened easily and revolved freely as well. After doing the same for the back, we rolled it back six feet to give us some acces for removing the engine. Exciting times! Steve
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    I haven't finalised the mount and position in the Jeep yet. It needs to be removable to allow the dummy radio to tip open to access the storage below it and the rear Jeep locker. I think I'll make some wooden trays like in the Dodge, which will slot onto the Jeep side panel, but lift off again when needed. I'm very pleased with the look of the completed speaker.
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    Dear All I'm in the process of rebuilding my websites as the original 2008/9 design is looking rather dated and I have had a forced change of hosting for one of my sites. The HTML is a work in progress at https://moffatig.plus.com/g0ozs/Clansman.html https://moffatig.plus.com/g0ozs/Radios.html So far I have only re-written the UK/PRC-319 and UK/PRC-320 pages - the UK/VRC321 and 322 will be next. The image galleries have been migrated to Amazon web services and are available in full at: http://d3guoyyrmod405.cloudfront.net/radio/clansman/ Enjoy ! I've also uploaded the BATES/BMETS galleries (strictly the successor LACS hardware running BATES code) at http://d3guoyyrmod405.cloudfront.net/radio/BATES/ Constructive comments welcome via forum PM Iain 73 de G0OZS
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    My name's Martin and for the last few years I have been doing a week-long motorcycle trip around Europe in June visiting WWII sites and memorials etc with six old friends. Early next June, 2018, we plan to visit Arnhem which made me think of trying to find Sgt. Arthur Goodacre's grave and to pay my respects. My father Leslie, now 88, was best friends with Arthur's younger brother and retains vivid memories of saying goodbye to Arthur at the end of his leave in summer 1944 before this fateful flight. Dad and I have previously visited the Metheringham Airfield Visitor Centre, from where LM570 took off, and found Arthur's details in the memorial records there I therefore find myself very happy to have found all of these details but also a little regretful that Dad and I missed the opportunity to be there for the unveiling of the commemorative plaque in 2014. If only I'd seen this forum a few years ago. If all goes to plan I'll lay a small token of respect to Arthur and his crew from my Dad and will also pop in to the Heerewaarden visitors centre. If possible I would also love to say hello and thank you to anyone involved in the creation of the the plaque...
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    You're welcome. Enjoy your Ferret! 10 68