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Chris Hall

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  1. Royal Enfield ......Rare find

    I don’t think they were to concerned at the factory as when I rebuilt the export CO engine there was swarf in one of the oil ways that feeds oil to the back of the piston. Probably not a problem with new oil but old oil had clogged it solid. It would explain why the bike came without a piston and cylinder to.
  2. 30 cal values

    Hate to say it but it’s Probably best not to say anything! Pre 2016 prices were about £1200 to £1500 with Tripod, T&E. I picked up a 1919A6 dressed as an A4 back in 2015 for £750 and then spent a further £200 returning to A6 spec (still need a butt). I would not be surprised if a new spec gun would be in a similar price range but with even less interest.
  3. LED headlights

    LED is different but the MOT rules above (I know this vehicle is exempt) state the light source must be compatible with the lamp. It also states a light source could be a bulb, LED or HID unit. So it could be down to interpretation or some could say it’s black and white.
  4. LED headlights

    Here’s what I was referring to. I have heard (no evidence to support though) that any MOT exempt vehicle should be still capable of passing an MOT. If it can’t, your insurance may be invalid and the Police may prosecute.
  5. LED headlights

    It’s more the beam pattern of head lights that fail. If the lens is designed for a halogen and not LED the beam may be blinding to on coming drivers.
  6. LED headlights

    I don’t have the answer but the new MOT rules may give you an answer. HID will be an MOT fail unless they are specific HID headlamps which pretty much means factory OE fit or retro fit. A simple bulb change isn’t enough.
  7. Royal Enfield ......Rare find

    On the surface of the shoe where the cam operating lever contacts, there is a steel insert (Unless there was a production change at some point and the very early shoes were completely alloy). I assumed all the ally shoes had the insert as I can see the soft aluminium wearing away very quickly under the pressure exerted.
  8. WW2 North Africa Plane Photos

    I may have misidentified the Italian Aircraft, it could be a Macchi MC202 Folgore, reason being the markings indicate it as a96.Squadriglia, 9.Gruppo, 4.Stormo aircraft. Interestingly I've just found out that there is a 90.Squadriglia, 9 Gruppo, 4. Stormo aircraft in the Smithsonian. http://www.eaf51.org/Photo_29_RA_C202.htm
  9. WW2 North Africa Plane Photos

    Looks like a German ME109 and Italian FIAT G55 Centauro
  10. Royal Enfield ......Rare find

    The rear shoes and springs look like a later type, Fronts look correct ally with the steal plate surface.
  11. Sand Blasting Paint

    I have a guyson, got it from ebay for £200 complete with an extractor. I just had to swop the 3 phase extractor motor for a 240 lump and it works a treat. I use crushed glass or walnut shell but I always degrease components and mask off the areas I don't want the media to go. The media will find grease where ever it is and it sticks like glue, you really do have to check and clean every nook and cranny or else you'll paint away and find you blast dust out all over your paint.
  12. Jeep id

    What’s the protest about? Hunger??
  13. willys original parts

    Also join the g503 forum hosted by RFJP (Ron Fitzpatrick Jeep Parts). A wealth of knowledge if you can get passed the old boys bickering about stuff.
  14. Help Vehicle Reg scrapped

    Do you need a nova if the vehicle isn’t an import?
  15. WW2 Gunnery turret trainer

    When I worked in the armoury at RAF Leeming, there was a large circular track in the roof that I was told was for testing the turrets for the Lancaster during the war. Does that sound genuine?