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Chris Hall

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  1. Chris Hall

    WW1 Thornycroft restoration

    Would you mind posting some more photos of your dremmel/lathe attachment? I could use a similar device for a project I have.
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    GMC 353 Brakes lock on, some advice please !

    Also check your brake hoses. If the bore of the pipes is collapsing it will give you all sorts of odd symptoms. They may not even show any signs of deteriorating on the outside.
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    Royal Enfield WD/L project.

    Nothing changes, I replaced the foam seat base on my Range Rover recently and under the seat I had Volvo electric seat modules, Jaguar Branded (JLR) fittings, FoMoCo (Ford) electrics and BMW electrical connectors. At some point in Land Rovers history, pretty much all these other brand names have had an owner influence.
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    Royal Enfield WD/L project.

    If I remember correctly, a lot of the tin ware for manufacturers such as Norton, Enfield and Ariel came from the same Birmingham sheet steel manufacturer and they changed the design to suit the application. Chain Cases and Triangular tool boxes being prime examples.
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    aircraft hydraulic tester

    Do you what it’s actually for?
  6. Chris Hall

    50cal browning aicraft guns

    Leave it with me but if I’ve not posted anything in a few days, remind me as I do have a tendency to get side tracked.
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    50cal browning aicraft guns

    Are you wanting the details of both the M2AC and HB? The barrel jacket of the AC or the barrel? The photo you show is of a post war M3 (or at least the barrel and jacket are), it was a revision of the M2 for faster cyclic rate.
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    WW1 Thornycroft restoration

    There’s a Landry under there! sh1t!
  9. Chris Hall

    Radio Jeep???

    What makes you think it’s a radio jeep? those parts are correct for a 44 GPW. this May be of interest https://forums.g503.com/viewtopic.php?t=76633
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    Tank mounted guns ????

    I know where there is a v rare 1937 Bren Mk1 to Current EU spec £500, very underrated and these will be very collectible. Again it’s a shame they’re solid.
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    WW1 Thornycroft restoration

    This has some detail http://www.enginelabs.com/news/engine-myth-urinating-on-cylinder-block-improves-durability/ doesnt completely dispel the myth and suggests some science behind it but it does say that it would never happen now due to advances in casting technology.
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    WW1 Thornycroft restoration

    I guess it made for cheaper storage too.
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    Tank mounted guns ????

    The D and B GPMG was made by a member here and it’s as near to the real thing apart from a deac as you will ever get. He may be able to make a budget version. The Brens are a good buy, shame they are welded solid now.
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    WW1 Thornycroft restoration

    Yes, there was an article in one of the BMW mags about 15 years ago about the blocks used in the 2002 bat mobile and later M3. They were left outside for months and staff were incouaged to pee on them to accelerate the stress relieving qualities of time and rust lol.
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    Mushrooms in deisel

    Gladys will also eat metal, it’s been a known issue in Aircraft for decades. and it stinks....
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    Tank mounted guns ????

    The above is a rifle so not very big and also not easily mounted as a MG. the 1919a4 .30 cal is better suited as we Brits used a conversion known as the L3.
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    Tank mounted guns ????

    To be honest I’d sell it, it’s a poor looking replica and wouldn’t pass the 20 foot test. I’d stick to a GPMG, a full infantry spec gun on a mount would look the business and be more in keeping with your vehicle. It’s also about 18” shorter than a 50 so much easier to fit and remove.
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    Decativated weapons for sale

    And the way they change the laws every year is ridiculous. You can buy a legal EU spec deac this year that by next year is illegal because they changed the spec and made it retrospective.
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    Tank mounted guns ????

    So what tank is it you have?
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    Tank mounted guns ????

    Tank guns is quite a generic term. If your talking WW2 Allied, you need a 1919A4 or .50 M2HB for an American/Canadian Tank and for British you need a BESA. There were other guns used on armour such as the Vickers .303, Vickers .5, Bren, Vickers K, 1917A1, .50 M2AC and M2WC etc. post war British is going to be BESA, GPMG or Browning 1919A4/Later converted to L3A2. what armour have you got?
  21. The GPMG is probably the finest machine gun ever made. Better than a Bren (And for me to say that it has to be good) and superior to the MG42 etc. If you gave a squady the option of any machine gun, that would be it.
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    Royal Enfield ......Rare find

    That’s a shame but at least it wasn’t lost and you can’t blame the old boy for......getting old.
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    Royal Enfield ......Rare find

    I had a number of NOS rims that came in Matt black as spares and labled as such. I also have a NOS DU42 lamp that has matching rim and shell so any combo could have been possible. I’ve also seen gas detector paint on the top of the lamps carried out IAW an EMER in late 1940?
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    Royal Enfield ......Rare find

    That chain case rubber seal is narrower than the one I received. I see it’s sitting along the edge of the back case. I had to trim back to that edge so I wonder if I got one for a wider case? Maybe a double width chain. I should have questioned it!
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    Anneal a diesel pipe

    Can you not cut the broken section out and bridge with a suitable piece of rubber pipe? You then have a flexible piece with some give so it wouldn’t snap again.
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