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    So much progress since I last looked in. looking very good .
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    The Morris is a bit of a distraction but I am trying to maintain some progress on the Dennis. We had another day of driving it around as the weather was good and there was no salt on the roads. 311218trimmed.mp4 After running around for a while we emptied the petrol filter bowl into a jam jar. The one on the left is new clean petrol and on the right shows particulates and a little water. No stoppages today which is a definite improvement but I think I will continue to flush the contaminated fuel through a filter each week and burn all this brown fuel off before putting fresh fuel in. I have been making the covers for the door pockets. Starting with the leather off cuts from the seat cushions I used a cardboard template to mark out the leather and started to stitch the edges. After stitching the whole way around I treated them with some leather balm.
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    Hey Tomo, great to see the project is moving along. Shout if I can be of any further assistance. Shaun
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    Hope the squirrel did not hide any of the nuts 😟
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    Not strictly a vehicle, or even a vehicle part...but in absence of anywhere else I thought I would share the latest acquisition on HMVF - it may be of interest perhaps? Thanks to the generosity of a very good friend, I have acquired a vintage 8 cylinder radial engine that would have originally powered a torpedo. Its pretty much complete but a little scruffy. As just about every other British origin torpedo motor is a four cylinder radial arrangement, this eight cylinder version is - I suspect - a bit of a rare beast. It is most likely an experimental model and quite possibly originating from the Whitehead Torpedo factory in Weymouth. But as of now, its history and origins are unknown. One thing apparent is the the threads look like UNF and the nuts are nyloc variants, so the first obvious question is when was the nyloc nut invented? That would help with a date range, if nothing else. Will update the thread as restoration gets underway, but like most projects it won't be rushed. The intention is to make it a runner (heaven knows what fuel!) and possibly fit it into a Suzuki GS750 rolling chassis that might be available at some point.
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    After waiting in the que for over 1 year the FWD now has new tires courtesy of the Canton Bandag Co. of Canton Ohio. They reproduce the Overman Cushion brand of hard rubber tires. In the next few weeks we should have the wheels sandblasted and painted , bearings seals installed and tires mounted on the wheels. Here is a picture of the new tires and a reminder picture of my truck which has a pretty rare mobile machine/repair truck body also pictured
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    That is very kind of you to say Bernard. I think that the positive comments, feedback and the sheer number of hits that these threads have really boost our motivation. Dad has been busy cleaning up the water pump cover :
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    Every time one of your interesting and well documented restoration epics nears it's end, we all start to feel a little bit despondent. Then before we know it off you go again, the Gosling gestalt relentlessly getting stuck into another one, and the new years off to a cracking good start! Thanks chaps for all the knowledge you share and good luck with the Peerless. Happy New Year. Bernard
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    One modification I have made is to shorten the rear bed, as you can see in the photo the beaver tail section over hanged the rear by a good 2ft. This meant that I could not get to the tow hook or see the rear bumper guards. anyway a quick chop I removed some of the rear bed, repositioned the rear lights to under the bed and put a section of angle over the top to clean up the rear. Looks a lot better now.
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    December 31st On the last day of the year, I went to give the Dodge one last check over before the winter weather really sets in. I added another gallon of fuel as the tank was getting low, and gave the engine a good warm through. Clutch and brakes were exercised, lights checked and the truck moved in the container to avoid tyre flat spots. After it was nicely warmed through, the engine was shut down and the battery was removed. I brought it home to add some acid tablets and give it periodic charging over the Winter until things warm up again in the Spring.
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    Thanks. That is very kind of you to say. Monday tomorrow so back to work for me. The dismantling proceeded ever onwards with the removal of the pedals and the radiator.
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    Putting a maroon in the breach end effectively loads the gun so not sure about legality. Wells firewooks came up with a 3 shot conversion for a Churchill that ws muzzle mounted and look like a better idea. http://www.wellsfireworks.co.uk/mines-1/ They also do a canon maroon designed for use in proper gun barrels. They are T2 so you need proof of training but I'm sure they can help you with that too.
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    Boxing Day was a very appropriate time to start work on the tool box. This goes at the rear of the lorry underneath the body. As we were in a bit of a hurry to get the lorry finished we left this until last. It has become quite apparent that making the toolbox first before putting on the body would have been the easiest option as it has become quite awkward to do. The aim is to now cut the wood to size, drill the holes, test fit, remove, paint then reassemble. It is proving to be a lengthy process so far.
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    Bedford MWR -more wood...more problems….and over 30 kilograms bolts, nuts...
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    Sorry for the lack of updates. This has mainly been due to concentrating on other projects such as clearing some space in the garage and workshop so we can move on to the next projects. I have flushed the same couple of gallons of petrol through the system on numerous occasions and the level of particulates has greatly reduced. We have bought ourselves a Christmas present (one of the reasons we needed to tidy). It is a 1913 Morris car and said to have been laid up from WWI until 1970 (when restored) and had occasional use since. I can't imagine any were used in WWI so we have little excuse for posting it!
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    A question for Steve I think. It should be noted that in between buying the Thornycroft and restoring it we also restored two Autocars, one Jeep, the FWD and the Dennis so it had been waiting its turn long enough and needed to be done. I think that it is common belief that we should never have touched the Thornycroft because there was not enough of it there to make a viable restoration. We have been very lucky and we have some very helpful and generous friends.
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    More straight forward - I do hope so. We have most of the bits, but strangely things are missing which should be there. I think the Peerless was parked up outside about 70 years ago. It changed hands about 30 years ago and a lot of parts on it were moved to a better chassis which was "cosmetically" restored. We bought several chassis as you know and we have lost track of what we have so we need to do some more work on sorting through what we do have. I think some parts may have been lost by the previous owner. Saying that we have remarkably found a lot of original parts for the Peerless that we had to make for the previous restorations. So, for example we have an original NOS fuel tank and a really good radiator. Probably the most difficult part will be the engine. Not sure about the gearbox, that might be ok. As we plan to restore two Peerless consecutively I hope that we can use the best parts for the first one and maybe we will turn up some other parts for the second one while we are doing the first. It is all very exciting.
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    We refitted the Thornycroft fuel tank after the rebuild, fitted the petrol tap, changed the jet on the carb and fitted instruction plate. A few less parts on the floor to trip over.
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    Yes, compressed air, burner cycle with or without enriched O2,, HTP (High Test Peroxide) and electric are all examples of fuel used. I did have an electric Mk44 air dropped torpedo for a while and connected the motor up to a car battery to see if it was still viable. The contra rotating props worked a treat. But the missus drew the line at an intact, complete and functioning (less the warhead and original battery) torpedo in the garage, so it was donated to the local Sea Cadets who thought all their Christmas and birthdays had arrived at once, so it went to a good home.
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    With the help of Shaun ( Prague1996 ) I now have all my eggs in one basket and the engine and parts are eyeing up their new chassis. A very successful mission albeit requiring some improvised unloading techniques, and a rather late finish ! The chassis has had some attention prior to blasting, having suffered butchery in the past in order to accommodate a wooden hut. There were also several cracks to repair and I have used up a lot of favours from my old mate Stan Lewenden, Welding Wizard and Ace Fabricator. The following pics will hopefully illustrate progress, but I apologise in advance for the quality as they were all taken in poor light on my phone.
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    I have not been updating this thread as I intended to but it is still progressing. I’ve gotten a lot done since I last posted. Here are some current pictures. I have bought new tires, installed the dash instruments and wiring, rebuilt the brakes with alll new parts, painted the hull and stowage bins after repairs, and am currently reassembling the transmission after replacing the band material. There is no part on this Ferret that has not been removed, restored, and gone through to verify its condition CaptMax
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    Dear All, Even the E5 bio petrol caused serious problems with the REME museum's Conqueror ARV. I made up a fuel manifold to supply each of the 24 electronic fuel injectors. I used 15mm copper pipe and soft soldered on a compression fitting to supply each injector. In terms of fuel leaks it worked fine for some time. Then suddenly it was spewing petrol everywhere! The bio fuel had attacked the soft soldered joints. Even though the joints had plenty of cross sectional area of solder, they still failed. The new system that I have made has no soft soldered joints. This suggests that many vehicles will need a completely new fuel system with no soft soldered joints anywhere. I will shortly be posting tales of woe about Meteor tank engines and petrol contamination of the sump and the possible effect on the white metal of the crankshaft bearings. I suspect that the reason why Government has not moved faster to E10 is more to do with issues concerning the economics of supply and possible adverse effects there rather than the effect on old vehicles. I think that E10 will be ubiquitous in due course whatever problems it causes to older vehicles. The problems for our vehicles are manageable provided one is not too worries about originality. The real problems will be for those with later vehicles (especially cars) with sophisticated fuel systems which are not tolerant of E10. I expect that the response from classic car enthusiasts will reflect this. John
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    Working on the rear of the Loyd now.
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    I fabricated the inner guard from scratch.
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