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About Hutch3674

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  • Birthday 08/07/1958

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    Omagh Area, Northern Ireland
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    Military Vehicles
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  1. Hutch3674

    Tony Lawrence

    Convoy / Number plate light.
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    What was this for? Job card? 1959 Army Moke

    The last time I saw one of those label holders it was on an MFO box, lol. Not seen one in a Military Vehicle before...
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    Great job, my eyes are dim I cannot see lol, I can make some of it out...11/22-1 (24v). Great job Gents Hutch
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    Nice, It hasn't changed much over the years. I downloaded the fitting instructions from that link, it may be helpful. Many thanks, Hutch
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    Anyone have an idea where I might be able to obtain a 24v Hella Four Way Flasher switch from? Required for an AEC Militant MKI (1966), I am sure these were once fitted in the land rover dashboards in the 80's.
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    AEC Militant MKI (1966) 38EP19

    I found that even with a brand new dashboard that the yellow labels on each wire the black lettering wore off very quickly if handled to much so I got a small printer (made by Brother Flee bay). Handy tool for all sorts. The indicator switch was I believe the same as the champ. Badly positioned on the Milly if you have long legs lol. I've broken one all ready.
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    AEC Militant MKI (1966) 38EP19

    Another 7 wonderful days spent on the Mighty Militant, I managed to remove the two front wheels and the spare, split them down and had the wheels shot blasted, primed with BP and a nice finish of DBG, plus the two brake drums. I would like to have went deeper but time was against me. Removed 50 years worth of paint off the front left hand corner and primed it and covered it in DBG, took a few hours of work stripping paint with an old Black & Decker heat gun. Next time home I would like to get the four rear wheels and drums sorted, and if possible the front bumper off along with the tailgate, hoping I will be able to achieve this in good time I might be able to do another panel or two. Still no ignition, just after I spent 11 months getting the indicators to flash, every day a new noise. I have the lights, cab interior light, horn, I'm thinking now my fault is between the Rubber block/distribution box and the dashboard as the rubber block & wiring behind the seat are in poor condition, I am hoping to by pass the armoured conduit and try this as a process of elimination. I am hopeful I will find my problem and have it rectified, and reward myself with a good 20 mile road run. Hutch
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    AEC Militant MKI (1966) 38EP19

    I did ask if it would be OK due to the bad weather, and that I would line the worktop with an old towel before applying the shuttering ply. Bit Bl**dy cold in the shed.
  10. After an awesome 3 weeks at home I managed to make a start on the restoration of the Mighty Militant, removing 50 years of paint, and re applying some fresh Bonda prime, followed by a coat or two of Deep Bronze Green. I removed both foot steps on the front mudguards and the two light cluster housings, the dashboard and the supporting bracket. The engine cover was also removed, I managed to clean up and treat the immediate area behind the dashboard to save me the trouble of removing it at a later date. After 11 months of playing with the indicators I managed to rectify the problems, one bad earth and a new flasher unit, and a bit of help from HMVF Friends.
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    Unknown Vehicle Back Rests.

    Awesome Result, Many thanks Troops
  12. Hi Troops, after the purchase of my AEC Militant MKI 38EP19, I discovered these back rests in the cargo compartment. I don't believe they belong to my Militant and at a recent vehicle show I asked several owners of various vehicles (Champ, Jeep etc.) if they were familiar with this type of backrest. No one up to now has been able to identify them. Any ideas?
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    AEC Militant MKI (1966)

    Steel wheels, heavy! not that I weighed them but I am told they are 70kgs in weight, I did try to buy a spare one on flee bay, and I was told to sort my own delivery or collect in person, estimated cost was a 3 figured sum from some of the leading delivery firms. I am looking for one or two nearer to home for collection in person.
  14. 38EP19 Done very well at the Portrush Military vehicle Show, our first show and we managed to secure the "Chairman's Cup" for best vehicle. Happy Days and a great start. Anyone help out with the AEC Militant MKI (1966) wheels below? One wheel has 20 split rim nuts and the other 24 split rim nuts, everything else is fine. Was wondering if the wheels are from a different vehicle or did the Mil change design of the wheels from original spec. The spare wheel also has 20 split rim nuts, which leaves me to think that the 24 split rim nut wheel may have been an original spare wheel. What think ye?
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    AEC Militant MKI

    Just a quick update and progress report for my last trip home...All 6 recently purchased wheels (HMLC Stalwart) have been stripped down, tyres, inner tubes & rust flaps removed for refitting in the near future. Tyre bashing was fun with limited equipment, I managed to salvage a brand new inner tube Marked 1965 W.D (War Department I think) and the rust flaps also were in great shape. So I hope to have several spares to keep me on the road in the future. The 6 rims are now on Flee bay for a little cashback I hope). Next trip home I am hoping to refurbish wheels and brake drums, after the gardening is done of course (Not).