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  1. I am indebted to Niceonetidy who e-mailed and sent on disc everything that I needed. Also to the others who pm'd me with other offers. Thank you to you all. Truly Grateful Mike.
  2. A while back, there used to be someone advertising the manuals for the Austin K9 on CD but now I can't find the ad. Does anyone either know who sells these or perhaps have a set that they don't want.. Thanks Mike.
  3. Hello Iain, I've been following this with interest as think it will affect more vehicles than most of us ever thought. Could you tell me whether the MK3 Militant still used UNF bolts etc or if it had gone metric by then. Need to assist an owner with some work on his and would be useful to know upfront. Thanks Mike.
  4. I have 9 of these unused wire bonds. The NSN is 2590 99 5353 398. They are approximately 1.3 metres long, 10 mm diameter and have properly reduced and soldered ends. All still with original grease impregnation so in perfect order. No idea what they fit - look like the sort of thing you could use for heavy duty axle straps etc. £2 each. 01277 222213
  5. Mark, I've got all of the manuals for the Foden so if there is any specific info that you want, I'm happy to scan and e-mail to you or photocopy and send. Just let me know and I will dig-out the relevant pages. Mike.
  6. Definitely not like the Foden Eka unit which has connections at each end and is oval.
  7. Sam, If you don't get any luck, a friend of mine has at least two good part worn tyres that he might be willing to part with.
  8. Does anyone on the forum know Colvyn? I lent him the test equipment and manuals earlier this year and now can't get hold of him. He doesn't reply to e-mails or answer his mobile phone. Thought better of him and trusted him with this and not impressed.
  9. Can anyone please advise what grade of oil goes into the air hydraulic clutch unit. The user manual states that periodically the plug should be removed and 1 fluid ounce of oil injected in but doesn't say what grade. Thanks.
  10. I'm looking for all of the manuals for the MK3 Militant recovery: User handbook Parts list Technical handbook Please let me know if you have all or any of these that you would sell. Thanks Mike.
  11. What saved the then owner was the spare wheel davit which fortunately was fitted and took a lot of the force when it rolled. A lucky escape and a good reminder of why you meed to keep your air brake system in good condition.
  12. Thanks to all who have replied - most enlightening. I thought that this was a simple subject - wrong as usual. I've seen the many ends for the Holebones but had an inclination from something previously read that there was a standardisation of those in more recent years on wheeled vehicles. Interesting if DEF STAN 25-6 was cancelled after being referred to in other documents.
  13. Does anyone have an official drawing of the dimensions and spacing of the defence service lifting eyes fitted to the front of British Army vehicles. I would also be interested in the history of this, when it was a requirement and were they retrospectively fitted to any vehicles. Many Thanks
  14. The killer for air tanks on vehicles (and workshop compressors) is the moisture in the air which frequently condenses in the vessel. This isn't a problem if they are regularly drained but if not the water sits in the tank and corrodes from the inside-out. I recently removed a air tank from a Matador as it had a pin hole in the underside. As a stop gap, I managed to cut out the worst and weld in a plug. The steel was very thin and the nest step will be to replace the cylindrical part of the tank with a new piece. Generally the ends can be carefully cut off and welded to the new tube. No amount of air testing would have shown the condition of the inside as even a relatively thin section would hold 100 psi. The best way to check is to get hold of a boroscope and use this to inspect the tank by removing an air connection or the drain plug. If it looks badly corroded then it's time to replace. We were lucking in that the matador tank failed in the yard and not on the road. Lesson learn't for all at the time.
  15. This is the Army illustrated parts catalogue for: Semitrailer, Tank transporter 50 Ton, 8 twin wheels, FV3011A LV2330-99-893-4168 Army Code No. 13327 2nd edition Jan 1980 (superseding 1st edition June 1961) In excellent clean condition. Might be useful if you have one of these!
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