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About ajmac

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    Alastair McMurray
  • Birthday 12/23/1978

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    Lincoln, UK
  • Interests
    Engine Building, Engineering History, Victorian Buildings & WW2 Armour
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    Gas Turbine Controls / Commissioning Engineer

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  1. Glad that my drivers floor pressing tools came in useful again. Congrats on the rear hull plate track adjuster support relief pressings. I will need to get mine done...but they are different because I have the fish plates too.
  2. I wonder if there was ever any shallow wading instructions done for the loyd, can't imagine there were as they were such a poor design for keeping water out. Simple instructions: Wading, Don't Attempt.
  3. Who on earth was still in a position to need to fire 17Pdrs in 2011?
  4. Blimy it will be finished soon Pete!
  5. I read that Donnington Park Race Track has either been sold outright or been leased out, thus the museum had to go as that was not required by the new owners / occupiers. It would seem to have been a good move as Kevin and the team have been getting a lot of vehicles out to companies for restoration over the last year.
  6. A hell of a lot of work Pete, I bet you are glad they are over! Now I can do the easy bits.
  7. Hi Mark, Page 20. http://the.shadock.free.fr/Surviving_Achilles.pdf
  8. I saw that Adrian’s M10 has been sold and is now on display at its new home in Russia.
  9. I first saw these two in their position outside the museum back in 1994 on the 50th anniversary before I travelled over to Normandy. Today a video popped up on YouTube of the two being lifted onto a transporter to be sent away for restoration. I th8nk that was a couple of years ago. Any news or photos of the current condition of the two. I guess the Churchill is from Pounds and the Grizzly is one of Ian McGreggers Portuguese imports.
  10. This is the missing handle support, I photographed an original a few years ago.
  11. I don’t think you used enough clamps on that 😀 Nice to see those old back plates having a new lease of life, I thought they would end up in the scrap.
  12. That looks good Pete. Yes I have the missing end in the workshop. I also have a photo with dimensions showing the missing starting handle support. The easy bit to bend up and weld on for me to do!
  13. I'd spend some time scouring through NW Europe wartime photos of your type of vehicle, you are sure to find an example of what you want and then you can justify your decision in the face of purists. All late loyd came out SCC15 with no cammo, but what was done in the field is not so exacting. I've captured a movie still of a Loyd going over a bridge in NW Europe with a late model WD number clearly visible and disruptive wave pattern on the metal and the canvas!
  14. I first saw it on a response to one of the Weald Foundation Facebook posts.
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