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  1. McLaughlin Buick is still a recognizable name for old car folk in this country - interestingly GM is just in the process of closing its Oshawa plant which was where McLaughlin was from. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/McLaughlin_Motor_Car_Company
  2. was at a home show today and of all things there was a Vimy display (In Canada this is related to a massive tree planting project. Tried to take some pics (of pics) but in the meantime, here are a couple from this website (colourized) https://www.vimyfoundation.ca/projects/book-they-fought-in-colour/
  3. maybe already posted but this was recently on a Hemmings News post https://www.worldwar1centennial.org/index.php/communicate/press-media/wwi-centennial-news/5783-packard-dave-lockard-earns-national-awards-for-his-wwi-trucks-storytelling.html lovely trucks and important mission
  4. This is beyond annoying - and frustrating. Not sure how the legal system works on your side of the pond, but, there comes a time when a lawyer might be needed - these are not the types of things that good faith and personal attention can solve.
  5. that is really impressive! and done to a really high standard
  6. Not an MV expert but we do know from MG and British Leyland world that, as mentioned, the engines were painted green. However, the paint vat was just refilled and refilled and while green, the exact shade was not standardized. So, now we buy a standard shade from places like Moss motors but originally there would have been more variation - but all just green.
  7. I know even less about planes than tanks etc - so, this is what the website says: The aircraft now displays the markings of a B-25J of RAF No. 98 Squadron, which fought over North West Europe during 1944-45
  8. A different sort of Military vehicle. Sunday past was my car club picnic - held at the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum - in Hamilton Ontario - about an hour west of Toronto. It is a great museum as it is almost entirely military planes - and the goal is that each should be flying. So, while we were there there was a Stearman biplane giving rides. The second best part is that the planes being restored are being restored in public view, so, I have watched them restore a Bollingbroke for almost 20 years now. The most famous resident is the Lancaster (one of two as you probably know) a good day was had by all!
  9. I've not used it but those who have and those on the interweb will confirm that you must must must follow the instructions to the letter - and wear gloves - it doesn't wash off.
  10. Pretty sure I know. In fact, as it started to go over and he jumped I suspect, first he said it - then he did it. 😜
  11. On one of the other forums I frequent is a guy named Johnnybravo http://forum.retro-rides.org/thread/200406/wheels-on-wagon He has a machine shop and is unbelievably talented - more to the point he makes many parts for tanks and I think <think> recently made a batch of connectors try PMing him.
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