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  1. A Rolls Royce C Range workshop manual TSD publication 803 (10th issue). Covers 4, 6 and 8 cylinder versions. This is a comprehensive workshop manual, not the service manual. In good 'workshop' condition. Engines were fitted to some military Scammell Constructors and numerous other vehicles and plant. As per preface, can be used for work on the 'Eagle' range. Can post or welcome to collect.
  2. I've had a look and only have a slave cylinder. Hopefully Cosrec's advice might be of use.
  3. Thanks for providing the info. Hopefully will be a good starting point to getting a date for the original lorry. Will let you know what we decipher.
  4. Can anyone on the forum help to date a Bedford MK from its chassis number (or point me in the right direction). It has been rebuilt and no details of the Army number exist on it. Many Thanks
  5. Due to a change in future vehicles, I have some unused parts for the Scammell Crusader Eka. These are mainly air system and brake parts . If you have a need for any particular part, please let me know with a full description and part number (NSN) if possible. I will then let you know if I have it. As I tidy through the bits there might be a few other Crusader parts.
  6. I'm interested in finding out a lot more about this series of vehicles as have no real involvement with American lorries to-date. Can anyone recommend a book that covers these. I don't want manuals etc just something like the equivalent of a 'Warehouse' publication. Thanks Mike.
  7. I've four aluminium cooling pipes left over from when the Meadows came out of my Explorer. All in good order with very minimal corrosion internally and externally. If you need any replacements for yours, then please let me know. At least three of them have cast in part numbers which may assist with identification.
  8. Rob, Inspirational work as always. Couple of good suggestions above for painting the inside of the hose carrier. I was going to suggest the somewhat crude (low tech) method of making a bung for one end and then trickling-in suitably thinned primmer with the tube at an angle and then rotating and tilting it until full coverage was achieved. Remove the bung to get a bit of air through it to aid the drying. As an aside, always did like the Audi A4 estate and as your photo's prove, excellent for moving the odd bit of military vehicle.
  9. Good project. Look forward to seeing this progress. A few others have done conversions to recovery vehicles so be interesting to see your solution. Good looking work to-date with some nice attention to details already.
  10. Thanks for pointing me in the direction of the woodwork drawings, they will be very useful to check dims etc. Interesting what radiomike7 says about the rear boxes as always thought that they looked like an add-on as didn't seem to be the same quality as the rest. Never thought that they really had enough support. Think mine might be left off for the time being. I've used Keruing as the buffer strips between the chassis and body on a Matador and this came from the same sawmill that I'm going to use for the Explorer wood. Always remember getting an evil big splinter from it in my hand and it did cause an infection. Hadn't heard of its reputation!
  11. The tops of the body on the Explorer definitely look to be a different wood to the sides / carcass. The tops look to be a harder wood and the rest just normal planed softwood. Trouble is that I don't know how much is original. The two boxes either side of the spare wheel (which have totally fallen apart, looked to have been remade at an earlier time as didn't seem to match the quality of the main body. Biggest problem is the multitude of paint on the vehicle which has so many layers that it's difficult to see what's what. Don't think anyone ever rubbed any of it down before applying the next coat with the yard broom.
  12. Thanks for the reply. Think I will have to take the best bit I can find to the saw mill and see what they think it is. It will all be painted. Think the silver was an aluminium based primer which apparently is good on hardwood so all makes sense. Oak for the gun planks also makes sense. Will have to see what they can recommend for the rollers. Might have to break open another piggy bank for this lot.
  13. Trying to plan ahead for when near normality returns, I was thinking about making a list for all of the rear wooden body on my Explorer that needs replacing. There is a very good sawmill near here which do all types of wood but before I can give them a list, I need to know what the original wood type was. I can't tell from what is left but would like to use something good and original. Can anyone please advise. Also, it would be interesting to know what is typically used for gun planks and rollers - both Explorer age and for the more modern Foden EKA . Many Thanks Mike.
  14. Quite a few of the MANs being cast are non-runners and although low mileage, can't be economically fixed due to necessary parts not being available. I was surprised at this but have heard it confirmed by someone involved in the process. Terrible waste of tax payer monies as they don't make a fraction of their perceived value at auction. I'm not into the Army MANs as sole-less trucks in my opinion but if I did want to buy one, I would be concerned as to why there is never any physical viewing at the auctions and all bidding is done based upon the posted photo's on the website.
  15. Here are some photo's of the WOT 6 when 'resting' in the front garden of the house in Brentwood . Taken not long before it was removed and the house pulled down.
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