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    A Genie! Gosh that made me laugh. Nothing quite so exciting really. Here is a picture of the store room.
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    That is a shame, but I suppose if it is nice that week I could park my Land Rover in the field, throw some dust over it, throw some straw over myself & get my wife to come along & ask me silly questions?
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    Sorry, I was not responding to any implied criticism, just my frustration at Photobucket black mailing me. I have just updated page one of the Thornycroft and nearly finished the Peerless thread. There are about a further 4,650 photos for me to replace, so I better get back to it then. Interestingly, these threads still attract a great deal of interest and it would be a shame to loose it all. Very sadly, a great deal of other threads and photos will have been lost. Anyway, normal services will be resumed as soon as possible. .
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    Dunkirk 80 years ago ww2. This week i will add some of my original Dunkirk photos.
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    It was also a nice surprise for the wife ๐Ÿคจ
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    Interesting that we were told by the folk that used my particular MV in the Normandy campaign was that the first thing they did was to paint out the bonnet star! Seems some thought the emblem was too good a target, which is kind of contrary to the scurrilous saying of those days that if the Germans flew over, the Allies ducked; if the British flew over, the Germans ducked; and if the Yanks flew over, everyone ducked!
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    I'm not taking any chances, being an auto electrician I have self insulated. Joking aside I have come out of retirement to drive artics for a supermarket company. We are gradually getting back to normal as suppliers have in many cases ramped production up by 50% and we are working round the clock but there are still plenty of retards abusing the system by stockpiling perishable food which will have rotted long before it gets used.
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    Hi Ian, They look great, I like the toothed ring for the ABS sensor on the wheel in the middle of the picture ๐Ÿ˜. David
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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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    I recently had some time to spare at work, so I thought I'd run AP2515A Vol.III, Mechanical Transport Vehicles Complete, dated May 1946 through the scanner. It essentially lists all of the MT vehicles, trailers and associated bodies, in use with the RAF at the time. Interestingly, some of the chassis/complete vehicles have the contract numbers listed and for many of those the chassis number ranges covered by each contract are included. Also included at the end is the first amendment list, from January 1947. If it's of interest, we also have the second edition of May '52 and the fifth edition from April '64 Apologies if there is a better place to put this. AP2515A 1946.pdf
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    Lunch time break there numerous trials reports on land rovers and l could spend lots of time posting them but this l promise is the last only because the museum had one of the prototype FC 101 and POWERED TRAILERs
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    Because you know it's there! ๐Ÿ™‚
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    PUT THE TURRET ON! PUT THE TURRET ON! PUT THE TURRET ON!!! just for a minute! Please! Please Please!!!! John
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    I phoned the W&P Office a few days ago, suprising someone answered, even more of a surprise it was Anne Bertrand the Co-Owner of W&P revival show, we spoke at length and found Her charming and very helpfull. we discussed the possible show cancellation situation and She told me they are waiting for Government decision that if social distance restrictions need to continue into/beyond July then they would Not be allowed to open the show, they are Insured against such eventualities, but cast doubt if they would get fully compensated, but Ann Assured me Everyone who has paid Will be Refunded anyway....I even spoke to John Allinson too, so rather than speculate, just pick up the phone and speak to the show owners yourself, ..not many events you can ever do that to. --------------------------- ......The very successfull Capel Military Vehicle Show nr. Dorking Surrey July 5/6th has been Postponed untill September........
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    Can't believe it's taken so long to update my progress. Poor weather and work stopped play. However, lockdown has its advantages. Managed to paint and fit front wings, grab handles, grill, steering. Painted willys windscreen. Started modifying bonnet to accept willys hinge. Its finally starting to like a vehicle.
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    This is the curse of restoration when "flying" somewhat blind. i.e., without good source-drawings or photos to study. I found when I did my TE, I did many things twice. And there was no common-cause. Sometimes poor machining on my part, or the job did not look right; or, as we discovered later, it was to foul some as-not-yet-thought-about part. My solution, as with all conundrums of this type, lies with Doctor Shepherd & Dr Neame's patent problem-solving elixir - to wit, Masterbrew.
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    I'm convinced that a trip to 'the stores' actually involves rubbing a lamp to summon a genie with access to a seemingly inexhaustible supply of obscure 100+ year old lorry parts... ๐Ÿ˜‚
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    Evening All, I thought that I would do a pre-Christmas update. I have been concentrating on the wiring, a bit odd you may think as there are more pressing jobs with the drive etc but I needed something that wasn't complicated and that I could dip in and out of. I am glad that I did, as there were a lot of holes to drill, clips to make and trunking to run and head scratching to do. There is a section of flexible trunking that runs in front of the driver, around the peddle area. I had thought that it was part of the wiring but I am now not so sure, as I have identified the wiring route and it doesn't use that section of trunking. However I have used it to run the gearbox kickdown switch wiring in, as it runs in the adjacent area. The wiring is now complete and tested but I have made use of a lot more flexible trunking than the original. All the wires in the original appear to be black, I have used colour coded wires but where they can be seen I have jointed onto black extensions. I have left the wires long enough so that they can be pulled out of the end of the trunking so that the various colours can be identified as they join the black ends. The interior of the hull contains light sockets for the magnetic work light as well as adjustable station lights. So far, I have been able to identify the location of two sockets, one by the driver and one in the turret and two station lights, one in the turret and one by the radio operators position. I would have expected to find three of each so I will keep on looking. Work light location next to the driver I posted a question on another forum with refence to the station lights and amazingly one of the various styles is still produced, but for an automotive application. I had to make the work light sockets. The sockets are standard DIN sockets pressed into the housing but the spade connections had to be altered. In situ with the work light plugged in.
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    I do not know if this helps if it is in deed a 2nd army carrier RC stands for trooper commander battery C
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    The packing goes on wether every thing will get sorted out it looks unlikely so the un sorted boxes will just have to go as is
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    After years of watching your Posts I've finally seen a train on the tracks. Good to see it isn't abandoned.
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    Finally got to the end of the seats with mounting brackets let into the floor and a taste of top coat for the inside .Caught Dave testing each seat and they are unbelievably comfortable for a wooden seat.
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    CLIVE up to now l have found nothing on the 426 but l can tell you that a new designed recovery trailer was order for the FV4OO series if there was a mock up of the 426 it will be recorded in the establishment records that l have at home the new boxes are full of surprises one of which lam attaching this letter came with a original 4x2 matador wiring diagram to go with my matador rolling chassis both dated 1942 are to big to scan
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    Grand job there ๐Ÿ‘
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    I used soft solder to fill a number of small pin holes in small parts.
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    Just take your time measure twice cut once it will be ok
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    Instead of poking around in the engine and removing the front armour you may be able to fit a ballast resistor in the drivers instrument panel, across the terminals of the starter button that shorts the ballast resistor out.- - needs investigating? Somewhere on here I posted a connection diagram of the DIP as the one from Green Machine Surplus has some mistakes. Diana
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    Todays bargain !!. These Leyland mobile workshops look a good buy. There is no mention of the Ham (Kingston) works in the advertisement , more on this another day . Richard Peskett.
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    I have been looking at the dynamo set up and the dynamo housing. Dose anyone have any information, pictures or parts to measure as this would be a great help? Also the remote greasing panel attaches to the dynamo housing. I have placed some green tape where I believe the dynamo housing sits. Peter.
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    Jeep lights are usually sealed beam lights, so buying new bulbs ( the whole glass and reflector ) will sort out the broken glass, rusty terminals and will give you a freshly silvered reflector. The metal bowl could be cleaned up with wire wool and wet and dry paper, unless it is so far gone it needs replacing. A whole new wiring harness is an easy way to sort the electrics. They come marked and colour coded and while mine was around ยฃ200 back in 2013, it is worth the time and effort saved in trying to make a new harness.
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    As I was not inclined to pay Photobucket the $1,000 a year ransom for my photos they have blurred and watermarked them all. I do have backups and will try to replace them but this will take me an awful long time to complete. I will start with the Peerless ones. A downside is that it is now impossible to get the captions to match up, but I am sure that you will all work this out. If you need to see any photo specifically please let me know and I will treat that one as a priority. Thanks I thought that you might be interested in our latest acquisition. It is a WW1 Dennis truck chassis. Ok. Not a lot to see there i agree, but it is to be used as parts for another WW1 Dennis that we are currently restoring. Luckily, it has the complete differential and cover still in place. It is very rare to find any WW1 truck and one with any element of the drive train doubly so. This one only survived because it was used as foundations for a seaside bungalow in Cornwall. When the bungalow was demolished the chassis was found and then rescued by a chap who thought it too good to scrap. He effectively gave it to us so we just had to pay for the transportation. The scrapmen obviously found the diff too hard to get out and we have since extracted it. It is in very good condition and will soon be ready to drop in to our other Dennis. Getting a new diff made would have cost us at least ร‚ยฃ5,000 so we were very lucky indeed. Tim (too). ร‚ [/img]
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    The general wisdom amongst those that know about these things is that gear boxes are best not stored under water. Nor so engines. Having recovered the remains of my lorry three weeks ago (as documented in a previous thrilling instalment), it has not stopped raining since. My big shed has water coming out of the ground and flooding the yard area in front. Thus, it seemed prudent to make the most of break in the weather and before pub-time move the gear box and the remains of engines into the other shed that serves as our m/c shop. The gearbox outer casing does not look too bad, but the support arms are rusted pretty severely. The first job is going to be to get the gearbox covers off and see what sort problems lay in store for us. The logic being, that if things are not too bad we can button it up with some protective lube oil spread about, and not spend too much time worrying about it until we need it. Alternatively, if things look grim we can add it to the plan to get it sorted and schedule it in accordingly There is not a lot of room to manoeuvre the forklift inside the workshop, as my bearded assistant pointed out; we have run out of shed! I have, more or less the remains of about 1.5 engines, although engine(s) would be a generous description. The plan-of-the-day was simply to get everything in the shed and thus in the dry. One of the engines still had a cylinder (head) attached and so this had to come off before it came inside. We assumed this would be a simple case of unbolting and lifting the head. Leaving aside forty odd years of corrosion it should still have moved reasonably easily but was stuck fast. After some head-scratching we reckoned the cam-followers are pressed into the alu crank housing causing the assembly to be stuck fast. A spin over and some love applied with a punch and a copper hammer and the cam followers shifted enough to allow the head to move, and eventually off completely. In the case of this engine unit, the followers appear to be pressed into the alu with clearance in the cylinder. I am not convinced this is the case with the other unit I have. You can see the state of the unit from photos. And with the thought of warm bar maids and cold beers calling, we completed this weekโ€™s adventures. Diesel has been liberally applied to all nuts that will be coming off soon. I am reluctant to use my usual technique of heat due to the proximity of alu, but we may have to revisit that in some cases. Finally, thanks to Doc for your PM and outstanding contact which I think will help this project considerably. S&F
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    , nice to see the original chassis tag in the bottom pic, it needs a Very Gentle clean. its fragile alluminium, if the dvla want to inspect the jeep, they will want to see the tag and read the chassis number, they do not inspect all applications
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    G'day lads. Not millitary but old and interesting are this pair of derelict trucks dad and I brought home. The Hallford is reasonably complete, but has some engine problems. The Lacre 5 tonner has a few issues with the transaxle casing, plus the engine is a bit rough. More photos etc on the Solid Tyred Trucks group on FB.
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    It's not your fault Lex! I've been here many times before.....and far worse! But at my age I wouldn't want to take them on again. I've still got the same perseverance and determination. But while the mind is willing, sometimes the body is a bit weak.๐Ÿ˜‰ Ron
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    Looking good chaps ๐Ÿ™‚
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    Hi Pete I will check the paint colour/ shade with the other prop flanges next time Regards Jonny Garwood
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    There is a link there, it would cost a lot of LSD to fit LSD's to WW2 vehicles !!! ๐Ÿ˜Ž
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    An "Airman of the day" using them:- https://www.bbc.co.uk/history/ww2peopleswar/stories/99/a2909199.shtml The Gooseneck Flare was so called because of the long-necked spout on the container that resembled a large watering can. The main body contained paraffin, or other flammable liquid with a wick travelling up the spout and extending by a small amount. The Gooseneck Flare would be positioned with the spout pointing downwind to prevent flaring when it was alight. It produced a bright light that was extremely difficult to extinguish in the event of enemy aircraft approaching the airfield. The Gooseneck Flares were positioned at intervals along both edges of the runway being used at night to assist the pilots in taking off and landing their aeroplane. On the end of the spout there was a metal hinged flap that could be used to cover the wick to extinguish the flame when no longer requird. When not in use the Gooseneck Flare would be stored in the Night Flying Equipment Building. Copied from:- https://www.rafharrowbeer-dartmoor.org.uk/fp.php?id=1173
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    As I was not inclined to pay Photobucket the $1,000 a year ransom for my photos they have blurred and watermarked them all. I do have backups and will try to replace them but this will take me an awful long time to complete. I will start with the Peerless ones. A downside is that it is now impossible to get the captions to match up, but I am sure that you will all work this out. If you need to see any photo specifically please let me know and I will treat that one as a priority. Thanks
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    Have you looked at the front end, a portal axle with bevel gear drive in line with the king pins? The steering box drives a prop shaft that runs backwards to a right angle drive with a Pitman arm to a drag link which connects to a bell crank on the axle rather like a WW2 Jeep. Two track rods then connect the bell crank to the steering knuckles.
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    Oh and the dial illumination is via a 6.3 volt bulb... ๐Ÿ˜
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    Perhaps they had seen the Land Rover in Ice Cold in Alex.
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    Looks good @Samro nice to see an intact Triad 32 ๐Ÿ˜œ
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    I heard that they mounted the wheel station to a support rig and then fitted the vehicle to the wheel station. :cool2: trevor
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