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  1. Hello Matt good to hear from you again,

    I had forgotten that you still had the block for the tanker I am right in thinking it's frost damaged ? I remember you told me that the ancillaries were swapped onto the current engine but how much of the internals are left in the block you have is the head still on ?  I'm afraid you'll have to remind me how much you were asking for it

    regards

    Pete

  2. Hi Pete, I think you'll find there's a number stamped into the front near side of the chassis, in the vicinity of the rear spring hanger IIRC, though rather than being the chassis number it's actually the original engine number (I still have the original engine here, though it will require a full rebuild). Regards, Matt.
  3. Hi, just wondering what happened to the pictures from the members galleries which were on the old site? I have a vehicle which belonged to a now inactive member, and stupidly didn't save the pictures which he posted years ago of it intact. Is there any way of accessing these pictures from the new forum?. Thanks, Matt.
  4. Sorry Pete our replies crossed. The replacement engine is, as you say a long block. I'm told it was removed from a 1950's Clarkston tractor which came from USAF disposal at RAF Molesworth. Being from a Clarktor it will be a Chrysler industrial unit. The carb, manifold, born, air cleaner and oil filter are all from the original engine though.
  5. The trim is painted steel iirc. The earlier D-15's still had chrome trim and the Dodge emblem, but these were omitted by the time this truck was built. As Gordon says the four blade fan is correct, and quite likely to be the original since it appeared that when the engine was changed all ancillaries were simply swapped over to the replacement. That dent in the cab roof occurred in my ownership I'm afraid. A storm brought a branch down which landed across the truck. Really pleased to see it receiving the attention it deserves!.
  6. Hi Pete, Yes of course that's fine, the kettle will be on!. Yes those are the markings I was thinking of. Also the decal on the nearside of the firewall. I will PM you later with my contact details. Matt.
  7. Hi Gordon, It has indeed been awhile! I hop all is well with you. Yes it's the one I bought unseen for Scotland after seeing it advertised on milweb. It was is a nice truck, but I decide to let it go before it deteriorated further due to lack of undercover storage. When I sold it it went to Oxford, then direct to Pete afaik. Pete, are the original hand written factory numbers still on the engine side of the firewall in blue grease pencil?. Matt
  8. Hi Pete, Glad to see you still have her!. The engine had been changed by the chap I bought it from, he told me he obtained a replacement from a USAF disposal from Molesworth. It is a long block Chrysler, but is post war made iirc. Anyway when I bought the truck the original Canadian block was in the back, and I still have it here. Interestingly the engine number is stamped into the chassis. If you would like the original engine I'd be more than happy for you to come over for it, or I could bring it to you during the summer. All the best, Matt.
  9. Clive, REME245 and 10FM68 thank you for helping me to at least start to grasp British unit designations. Looking at the link posted by 10FM68 if my understanding is correct it seems there are three likely units my Land Rover could have belonged to, 278, 279 or 280 Field Regiments, would you agree with that?. Matt.
  10. Hi Clive, I would be interested in what it says about the 52nd Lowland Division and when it became the Lowland Brigade. I found a wiki page which indicates the change occurred in 1960, but that may or course be incorrect. Thanks, Matt.
  11. Thanks both. I think the AOS sign is contemporary to the Saltire judging by the paint layers, though there are traces of another sign being present, possibly later, which is a white number on a brown background. Getting back to the Saltire, here's the cover of the TA magazine from March 1965. Unfortunately there is no key to the identification of the signs.
  12. Hi Clive, Many thanks indeed. Apologies for sounding thick, but what does CS stand for?.
  13. Please can anyone help with identifying which unit is represented by the markings in the attached pictures?. They are on a 1961 Rover Mk6. I'm fairly certain the blue shield with the white cross and black outline is the Lowland Brigade, and the other flash is obviously Royal Artillery, but which unit does 66 represent?. Merry Christmas to all!. Matt.
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