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  1. Even less chance if there are flags on them.
  2. Phil the ignition 10A thermal cutout is housed in Box Distribution No.1 Mk 1 to the left of the Gen Panel. Look in the latest version of All Charged Up in the Ferret section I have drawn out a diagram of the associated wiring linking the units.
  3. Yes £10 each not sure what the charge was for, perhaps it was for toilets?
  4. Thank you for that. Although I was there for a week I never got to walk round the living history displays.
  5. Yes there was a very large tracked armoured personnel carrier thing charging round that appeared to have no escorting vehicle or safety people preceding it.
  6. Could we just dispel the belief that there was a wealth of Land Rover spares? There were only two dealers specialising in Land Rover parts. One selling spares for modern Land Rovers & the other a wide range bits from all eras. Most stalls seemed to be selling uniforms, associated accoutrements & weaponry.
  7. Like so many things in life this show is not quite the same as it used to be, but at least it still runs. Obviously anyone not able to enjoy it for what it is would be ill advised to attend again. But I found it still a good meeting place for friends new & old that I wouldn't otherwise meet up with. A few bargains of documents & a radio. A lot of interesting people to talk to either at our display or looking at what others were displaying or selling. As for sanitary arrangements they seemed well serviced in the area we were in. So quite happy to come again another year.
  8. Iain I'm in with Mike Buckley's lot in the same sort of spot, not just HF though. To the left you will see my yagis for 2m & 4m (using CW only). I see you are in Suffolk just before the light faded worked G4RHR on 2m who I see on QRZ boasts that there are no microphones in his station. Of course unlike the HF bands that become useless after dark I could have continued on 2m, but I was operating outdoors & it was still too hot to try to operate from the Rover.
  9. The view from my operating position this evening.
  10. Phil the ignition circuit is protected by a 10A cutout in the Distribution Panel No.1, which resets itself after a short while. It is not unknown for water to get & the contacts corrode. Despite this apparent open circuit the winding of the cutout is about 200 ohms still allows 24v to be picked up with a voltmeter. But of course with 200 ohms cannot deliver any useful current. Has the Ferret charging system been upgraded to alternator ie Generator No.10 Mk 3 & Gen Panel No.9 Mk 4? Or does it still have the dynamo ie Generator No.2 & Gen Panel No.2? If it this there are two fuses (one wire & one metal strip) These are found by unscrewing the mount that supports the two fording caps where you access the two micro-switches that are released when the fording caps are removed to limit the charging current whilst fording.
  11. It was very hot today, which was a big disincentive to come & pay £20 to traipse around the stalls getting overheated. Much of today I spent with streaming eyes & a splitting headache lying under my vehicle wearing an S6 trying to counter the effects of hay fever. Tomorrow is destined to be even hotter at 35 deg C. So I suspect it may be quiet as well.
  12. Early days yet. A lot of setting up going on. Looking forward to making the most of it.
  13. The connector with a spring is for the screened Lucas coil type 5C10 used on FFW & then FFR Rovers. "1" stamped on the collar indicates it is the lead for cylinder no. 1.
  14. The paradox of military vehicle shows these days, is that there are now very few sellers of military vehicle parts. Most traders are selling guns & uniforms, none the less I can't resist rummaging for the unexpected. All I bought at Overlord was a Key WT 8-Amp No.2 & an RAF bathtub key both very reasonably priced.
  15. David that's interesting about RN trailers. I had assumed the ERM association with the trailer was because in this particular role the two were inseparable. I hadn't realised that it applied to all RN trailers, that must make it difficult at depots to easily manage & identify any trailer that was stored by itself. In that case was the ERM for trailer displayed in storage but in tow then the plate covered over or replaced by a plate for the towing vehicle? Or were trailers just managed on the basis of their chassis number & only give a registration plate that was carried in the towing vehicle for that purpose?
  16. In very rare circumstances the towing vehicle ERM was displayed on the trailer where it contained integral equipment essential to the role of the towing vehicle. I have pictures of a couple of RN EOD trailers displaying the ERM of the towing vehicle, although for asset management purposes the trailer would still have it own ERM identity although this was not openly displayed when in use with its parent towing vehicle.
  17. Sorry I don't know, I just happen to have a catalogue that has all the sale prices recorded.
  18. Sold for £660, the two before it 25BR75 & 33BM80 sold for £640 & £780 respectively
  19. Adrian I have just approved your membership, so you can nose around a bit more now. If there is a thread that you have something to add just post on that thread. If you want to raise a subject not already covered just start another thread. It takes time for me to transplant off-topic posts into another or a new thread, as they can go wildly off topic. A good new topic intro would be a picture of any Humbers you own or particular things that interest you or you are looking for. As you will see quite deep details can surface from a fairly basic post. To protect the site the first few posts are moderated. You can post a picture (not too large please) by attaching it on the message pane or simply email the group with an attachment.
  20. Took me to a faecebook link (to which I do not belong) then I clicked follow this link & it opened ok.
  21. I've not come across the term "shellscrape" before so I don't know if it refers to a bolthole to avoid shells or to make use of a shell hole as a form of shelter. But both eventualities are covered in Manual of Field Works (All Arms) 1925, Manual of Field Engineering 1911, Manual of Field Engineering Vol I (All Arms) 1933, Manual of Elementary Field Engineering 1883, not to mention the various incarnations of Field Service Pocket Books 1914-1938.
  22. There are some very detailed instructions for shelters & trenches with overhead cover, ranging from basic IPK to quite complex command posts in Manual of Field Engineering, Vol II - All Arms, Part 2 - Field Defences 1970 AC No.70619. If you don't want to do any digging there are a range of improvised shelters described in Military Engineering (Part V) Miscellaneous 1914, 40/WO/1934
  23. That's good you have pinned it down & by servicing the other connectors you may have averted some problem in the future. The videos won't play for me. I assume you have Switchboard No.1 Mk 6, it was much more reliable than the Mk 1. But neither had interchangeable bits despite an external vague similarity. Taking it apart is fairly easy, but putting it back together is more challenging. You may find that the arcing on the switch contacts has eroded them badly or you may be lucky & find a loose termination on the fly leads inside. NOS are available from: https://marcusglenn.com/parts/daimler-ferret-fv-700-series/ignition-panel-no1-mk6 Not cheap but a small price for reliability when you consider the damn nuisance or even serious danger resulting from a sudden loss of ignition in a traffic situation.
  24. Frank there are three key places to look for a consistent 24v supply in the ignition circuit. IGN+ (supply to ignition switch) R (with ignition on that feeds into 10A circuit breaker) INS (with ignition on that is the supply from the 10A circuit breaker to the instrument panel) A lot can be gauged with a bulb test prod fitted with a 24v bulb. It easier to operate than if you try to use a meter because if you are holding the test prods, you need to balance the meter somewhere or try to hold it as well. I try to avoid digital meters as even expensive ones can give fluctuating readings even when there is no voltage. Anyway knowing the exact voltage to 3 decimal places is of no value & besides struggling trying to hold test prods & a meter means it is often not easy to read. A bulb illuminating is easy to see from all directions. Mentally calibrate the brightness of the bulb by connecting it directly across the batteries, then prod the 3 points above in turn. If INS gives a very dim light the contacts on the 10A circuit breaker are probably corroded & the voltage is arriving via the winding of the circuit breaker & that is in effect putting 165-191 ohms in series with the output voltage, so the more current you draw the greater will be the voltage drop. If the bulb is bright in all three places hold it on INS & jiggle wires & connectors around to see if that triggers intermittency. Hopefully that will reveal a culprit. A thing to watch with these bullet like plugs they can be held firmly in place by the rubber rim of the joiner, it doesn't always mean there is a tight or reliable electrical contact inside. It would be good housekeeping to one at a time remove remove one connector inspect it & plug it in again. A corroded or severely tarnished one needs cleaning up, but the act of separating them after decades of dormancy is worthwhile. Then when this is sorted start worrying whether there is something else in the ignition circuit. If all else fails I will be at WTITV & will have a range of test gear to test the performance of the electrical side of things. If it does prove to be the circuit breaker & it doesn't respond to repair or severely corroded inside I have a like new Box, Distribution, No. 1 Mk 1.
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