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Ivor Ramsden

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  1. Two Wheel Drive Land Rovers

    I've read that the military wanted them as a cheaper variant of the 4x4 which was intended for use on roads only, such as on bases, but allowing commonality of parts with the standard vehicles. They were used mainly by Military Police and REME units who weren't normally needing 4x4. If other military contracts are anything to go by, I wouldn't be surprised if Rover's charged the MoD MORE for replacing the front axle drive system with a bit of tube and a blanking plate!
  2. Two Wheel Drive Land Rovers

    It's more than seven years since this thread started and today we've just finished the restoration of 19CL08, Rover Mark 6 4x2. What next? 101? 1950 RAF Series 1? 1968 Lightweight? The list goes on. Whatever is next, it's not going to take 7 years!
  3. L60 40mm QF Spare Barrel Box

    Could that be RAF Blue/grey under the Deep Bronze Green? Best seen on the close-up of the data plate.
  4. Who to contact at IWM Duxford

    I need to talk to somebody at Duxford about a military vehicle matter. Does anybody have the name of somebody who will know what I'm talking about?
  5. morris commercial cs8

    RAFerk is a member on here.
  6. Morris C8 Mk.11 Quad brake lines schematic?

    Here's a picture from Martyn Hillyard (he's on the forum) showing the compressor on the side of the gearbox and a drawing from the handbook showing some useful detail including the bit of wire with a loop on the end which is the compressor control. It's labelled as Tyre Pump Hand Control.
  7. Morris C8 Mk.11 Quad brake lines schematic?

    No, from that angle you can't see the pipes but the bleed nipples can be seen at the top of the brake backplates. These are three views of the front of our C9B's rear axle which I am fairly sure will have the same brake pipe layout as the C8 MkII.
  8. C15 Polsten

    Have you looked for markings on the rear faces of the lockers? That's where the unit and tac signs were painted.
  9. Morris C8 Mk.11 Quad brake lines schematic?

    No, the brakes were hydraulic on all four wheels on all the 4WD vehicles. The only vehicles which had an unbraked rear axle were the 6x4s.
  10. C15 Polsten

    24 of them were used in Europe by the 15th Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment, RA, which was the LAA unit of the 7th Armoured Division. Shown here coming ashore in Normandy several days after D-day. 8 vehicles were issued to each of the regiment's 3 batteries. The vehicles in the pictures are vehicles numbers 1 and 4 of "Y" Troop, 42nd Battery. If you look closely you can make out the markings and the Desert Rat of the 7th AD. When you get bored with the thing, let me know! It would look nice in our museum along with the Morris C9B...
  11. Ww2 us type tail lights

    There are some French-made ones on ebay here: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/like/Jeep-MB-GPW-Tail-Lamp-6-Volt-X-2-A1064-Ruby-NOS-Free-UK-Postage/232162918839?hlpht=true&ops=true&viphx=1&_trksid=p2050601.c100103.m2451&_trkparms=aid%3D111001%26algo%3DREC.SEED%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D37140%26meid%3D610e998167964a839cd3f4d27184b4d2%26pid%3D100103%26rk%3D1%26rkt%3D4%26sd%3D232162918839%26clkid%3D1021321158080611363&_qi=RTM2065550
  12. Britsh Army Registrations

    The Royal Logistics Corps Museum have got the keycard for your Jeep. This will probably contain its original M-series number but it is very unlikely that it will have any details of units. For that, the only way is to carefully search through all the layers of paint for any markings which might survive. You can order the card here: http://www.rlcarchive.org/VehicleSrch I also recommend the Facebook group to which Pete Ashby gives a link. You will find examples of Jeep keycards on there.
  13. WW2 German crate identity?

    I can't help with identification but I agree with Sean N that it was probably used to ship possessions home. We bought a German wooden box on ebay which had the name and London address of a 15th Light Ack Ack officer written on it. He was with the regiment in Germany in 1945 and I assume that he picked up a suitably-sized box which was lying around.
  14. Morris C8 Mk.11 Quad brake lines schematic?

    Here's the diagram from the workshop manual. The front to back pipe runs on the inside of the chassis frame.
  15. Hotchkiss M201

    On the jeepdraw.com website there is a free download of the Hotchkiss parts book amongst loads of other Jeep material which you will find helpful. The book is written in French but even if you don't speak French the diagrams are very useful. Sections 06.8 and 06.9 cover the two types of 24V distributor (allumeur in French). The download is slow but it's worth the wait. Edited to say parts book, rather than workshop manual!
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