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  1. Chris Hall

    1941 Royal Enfield WDC

    I think they are Ensign universal https://www.vintagetyres.com/shop/tyres/ensign-universal
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    Hurricane, movie

    Didn’t some of the Hurricanes (if not all 3 end up with BBMF?) more blank ammunition was used in the making of the BOB film than live ammo in the actual battle.
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    De activated rifle or SMG

    Any era more appropriate than another? Parts missing?
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    Something a bit different

    Ron, You’re like the Formula 1 pit stop crew of the vintage bike world. How many in a year?
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    Wrench size for ferret oil cooler hoses

    Can you get a caliper on to the flats to measure? They could be BSP thread or the American pipe thread (can’t remember its name, I’ll look an idiot if it’s APT).
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    BBMF visit, wrong side of the fence.

    An old work colleague who is a Senior On BBMF let me and the family (And some other Families) have a wander around the hanger on the non public side of the fence. I’ve been stationed at Coningsby for 12 years and it’s the first time I’ve been in the hangar. As I left I took this parting shot. I hope it works.
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    British Army 12 x 12 Tent

    Approx 1.8m from floor to top of side (wall). Not sure of floor to Apex but imagine it be about 2.3m or so.
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    British Army 12 x 12 Tent

    12x12s make good paint booths! I painted my old Sqns Trabant in a 12x12.
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    WW1 Thornycroft restoration

    If you go on the Henkel (loctite) web site they have some very detailed explanations of what the products can achieve and in what environments. The chemical industry has come on a long way since the days of these vehicles and sometimes the old ways are no longer best. who in WW2 would have thought gluing aluminium together was a good idea?
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    1941 Royal Enfield WDC

    Double post
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    1941 Royal Enfield WDC

    I wouldn’t worry about publishing your frame number. I’ve never heard of any issues from posting it, unless I’ve missed something. I’ll check mine as it’s very close yours, I did own another WD/C that was 8 digits away from my first but decided to sell it as I just didn’t have the room and wanted the space for a GPW.
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    1941 Royal Enfield WDC

    That’s close to my bike I think. I’ll have to check.
  13. Chris Hall

    1941 Royal Enfield WDC

    Oh and before you final assemble your forks, don’t forget the rubber stops.
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    1941 Royal Enfield WDC

    Those stays are the original carrier with the top cut off and the tubes flattened to bolt to the guard. It’s a relatively straight forward fix to make it correct if you would prefer the earlier look. whats your frame number? The frame has the earlier holes in the headstock that were prone to cracking. The fix was to leave a web in the hole (so no longer a hole) which stopped the problem (instead the weak point became lower down the front tube).
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    1941 Royal Enfield WDC

    There should be some spacers for the front seat bolt, I’ve seen them as part of the seat and some pushed into the mounting point on the frame. They are nearly always shagged and are simple to make on a lathe. the rear guard looks like it originally had a non pannier rack installed judging by the hole pattern. have a look at the holes at the rear to see if it had a number plate or WD lamp.
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    Not sure how the fuel pump works on a Meteor but if it’s mechanical it may be worth checking all the seals to make sure that fuel isn’t leaking into the oil. If you get chance, I’d love to see photos of the work in progress.
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    BBMF visit, wrong side of the fence.

    Unfortunately this is the only Typhoon version I’ll get to work on. It’s a beast but nothing like as exciting as a classic piston engine aircraft. I’d love to work on BBMF but alas, the days of needing Armourers on Spitfires, Hurricanes and the Lanc are long gone.
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    BBMF visit, wrong side of the fence.

    That’s what my old colleague said. The merlins not an issue but the Napier is a whole other ball game. whos trying to rebuild one?
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    BBMF visit, wrong side of the fence.

    Shame she won’t fly. my old colleague said they were close to getting a mossie a while back but it didn’t work out. I guess it may have been down to the construction and civil rules (even though they are military registered).
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    BBMF visit, wrong side of the fence.

    The funny thing is that footage was filmed about 20 meters from my hangar and I never even saw it until it was parked outside for the local news.
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    Knowledge / Assistance required.

    About 15 years ago I questioned (through official channels) the price of a small spring being £100. It was the spring for a Mauser cannon firing pin. When the response came back as being justified I couldn’t believe it. It’s the same size as a run of the mill biro spring! The reason: Air worthiness, batch control and packaging! What a joke. sorry I can’t help with the fasteners but I’ll keep my eyes open.
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    Auction of Direct MOD Consignment Trailers

    Yes they’ve lost it. See thread further down.
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    1941 Royal Enfield WDC

    Looks like there’s some friction parts missing from the steering damper. Did you just fit to have a quick look at how it will appear? I tend to do that!
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    Caunter-camouflaged gem at the YWE

    Love that sign on the barrier ‘STOP, Enemy close’
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    BBMF visit, wrong side of the fence.

    Got it first time around. A Hawker Typhoon, brought in for the RAF 100 by BAe.