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    Oxfordshire mostly
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    WW1 mechanical transport. Also modern vehicles this being anything made from 1919 to 1945.
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    Civil servant - real job. Writer - fun job.

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  1. On the side of the Crank Case, the Oil Gauge Cock should be fitted - there is provision there for it to be held on by four nutted studs. Two of the studs are missing and again, the two remaining ones are an unusual thread - 1/4" by 27 which we find is another UNS thread. All of the lorries that we have worked on so far have had different threads - the Autocars were UNC, the FWD was UNF, the Dennis was BSF and the Thorny was Whit. We did think that by the time that we got around to the Peerless, we would have had all the Taps and Dies in stock that we would ever need in hand from those previous completed restorations and now the Peerless is throwing up UNS at us. 1/4" x 27 UNS is again readily available through USA Amazon and is not expensive.
  2. And if that was not enough there are four more for spares. Maybe you could make one good one out of them
  3. Not really a find or a discovery but this 5 ton US Ordnance artillery tractor has just sold for about $15,000.
  4. It looks great Bob. You did the right thing. There are several FWD's with a completely modern core and they just dont look right. You asked about spare U Joint grease cups. Sadly we dont have any. In fact Steve had to make a replacement as they do get lost.
  5. Sorry, I was not responding to any implied criticism, just my frustration at Photobucket black mailing me. I have just updated page one of the Thornycroft and nearly finished the Peerless thread. There are about a further 4,650 photos for me to replace, so I better get back to it then. Interestingly, these threads still attract a great deal of interest and it would be a shame to loose it all. Very sadly, a great deal of other threads and photos will have been lost. Anyway, normal services will be resumed as soon as possible. .
  6. As I was not inclined to pay Photobucket the $1,000 a year ransom for my photos they have blurred and watermarked them all. I do have backups and will try to replace them but this will take me an awful long time to complete. I will start with the Peerless ones. A downside is that it is now impossible to get the captions to match up, but I am sure that you will all work this out. If you need to see any photo specifically please let me know and I will treat that one as a priority. Thanks
  7. As I was not inclined to pay Photobucket the $1,000 a year ransom for my photos they have blurred and watermarked them all. I do have backups and will try to replace them but this will take me an awful long time to complete. I will start with the Peerless ones. A downside is that it is now impossible to get the captions to match up, but I am sure that you will all work this out. If you need to see any photo specifically please let me know and I will treat that one as a priority. Thanks
  8. We are still cleaning up and preparing bits for the eventual re-assembly. This is part of the Clutch activation system and is described in the Parts Book as the "Clutch Shifter Assembly". It consists of two main bronze parts, held together by two 5/16" x 4 1/2" bolts. One of the original two bolts had been replaced by an overlength bolt of some kind during its life time, with the surplus length of the bolt padded out with washers. The one remaining original bolt is badly wasted so both of bolts will be replaced but the remaining original serves as a pattern. There are inserts in the two bronze castings which I assume are of white metal?
  9. You are probably right. They are all a bit wheeler dealer down there.
  10. It looked great going up the hill to GDSF. One thing the Liberty was missing and which has just been remedied is the triangular Quartermaster Corps badge on each side of the seat box.
  11. Last year they took the Liberty and the Saurer to Ypres for the commemorations
  12. The Liberty of Ian Morgan has come on some way now. Using many original photos of the wooden body being made we think that Ian and Ari have made a very accurate copy of the original
  13. Hi Gary I know the owner died a few weeks ago. I will try and find out its new destination.
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