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MIKES

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  1. Has anyone any experience of these ex-army drawbar trailers that are being sold by Withams? I'm interested in one primarily to put a Matador. They look quite suitable . They show one coupled to the back of a DROPS and I was just wondering if the drawbar height would be fairly similar on all British Army vehicles of a similar age. Alternatively, any advice on similar size trailers would be appreciated.
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    Mk1 Militant Tanker

    Evening Rob, Yes, not too far away - just outside of Brentwood, Essex. we've met a few times at the AEC rally but unfortunately I couldn't get there this year.
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    Mk1 Militant Tanker

    Hello Rob, Those seats look excellent. Would it be possible to have the details of the trim shop that did them ? Need to get my Explorer seats done and rather like the green vinyl as much easier to wipe oil and grease off than rexine.
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    FV Tools

    Two FV2123926 tools. These consist of an aluminium handle just over 14" long x 1 1/8" diameter with a steel inserted end which has a 3/4" square hole. made by Tangye so perhaps to do with jacking? £5 each
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    Mixture of wanted bits

    I need the following if anyone can help: Bedford RL parts book. Austin K9 parts book (not fussed about what variant as only need it for the running gear etc. Scammell Explorer driver and crew seats. Scammell Explorer clutch assembly including aluminium housing ('bell' housing with clutch brake mechanism) Thanks Mike.
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    M.V. Tools

    A few tools here that might be of some use. 1 1/8" socket on 42" long, 3/4" diameter bar - possibly something for tensioning given the length - maybe 432 or the like. £ 6.00 (2 available) Folding wheel brace with captive cranked handle. 1 5/16" forged arm 14" long, 22" long handle - possibly Bedford £6.00 Hopefully will find new homes where they will be used. Can e-mail photographs if my descriptions aren't enough. Mike - msmith988@btinternet.com
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    Jerry Can

    Free to anyone who can collect and make use of, a 1976 Jerry can which is in good condition although I can't vouch for what has been in it if you are going to put it to use. Collection only from near to Brentwood, Essex. Would be a shame to scrap it but need to tidy-up. Mike. msmith988@btinternet.com
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    Hello All

    I've just started on the forum so thought it best to introduce myself. I'm interested in most things mechanical and probably have far too many projects for my own good. I currently own two Land-Rovers, a Scammell Explorer and a Foden Eka and also a 1935 Lanchester car. I'm also involved with model steam engines and the like. My main interests are the restoration and re-building and enjoy the blogs that are posted here. It never ceases to amaze me how owners tackle some quite daunting projects and this is always a good source of inspiration when the spirit is flagging. I'm an engineer by trade so enjoy the hands-on bit most. Also take pleasure in assisting others where possible as like minded soles seem thin on the ground around here! Mike.
  9. Does anyone have a grille badge suitable for the Foden Eka? Need one to replace mine that was stolen by a toe-rag. Would take whole grille if necessary. Thanks.
  10. I have quite a lot of specialist tools which I believe are for Bedford MJ or TM. Most are unused . If anyone needs anything, they are more than welcome to have a look and see what's there. Would rather they went to owners who can make use of them. Any help with identifying them would also be appreciated as I've drawn a blank looking on the web.
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