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  1. As usual it’s a Loyd Carrier based question, however I’d imagine it applies to many other vehicles too. There is a service rifle No4 Mk1 clip in front of the driver on a Loyd, as well as Bren Stowage setup on the back of the engine cover. Would weapons have been allocated per vehicle or would they have been personal issue items that may or may not have been stowed in these positions?
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    Loyd TS&C T69261

    Interesting that the early Loyds had those inspection plates but the later 'mass produced' versions like mine did away with them.
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    Loyd Carrier

    It’s on its wheels now. Engine and gearbox in in Q1 2019. The kids showed an interest when the Loyd had its first roll out this week.
  4. I've brought two Second World War Loyd Carriers which were recovered from a live target range in Belgium in 2008. I was not envolved with the recovery of the wrecks but was given the details of the Military Scrap guy which had them by a friend of a friend who was searching for Universal Carrier spares for his ongoing restoration project. Thanks Rich. There are no photos in this first post, but as the wrecks are arriving in two weeks I thought I'd start the thread in earnest. The plan is to rebuild two vehicles but initially one will take precedence with the other acting as a parts source. Many parts will have to be re-manufactured, and as there is virtually no upper hull remaining, many drawings and information gathering missions will have to be undertaken. Both Vehicles are Mk2 Spec (as later type of brake back plates fitted), weather they are No1, No2 or No3 variants can't yet be established, engine inspection is required. My wife has christened one of them already: 'Little Tinker' I'll get one of the guys to add 'restoration' when it really has started! NB: See http://hmvf.co.uk/forumvb/showthread.php?19376-Loyd-Carrier for a first part of the tale!
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    Combat dealers is back :(

    Its all good fun. Colleagues at work watch the show and it seems to come up in conversations in a positive fashion. If you have any kind of in depth knowledge of an area I'd advise against watching any TV program concerning it or watching a news item on it as its is sure to be a huge let down.
  6. Do as anyone know where I can obtain a spare screw for retaining the safety on a British manufactured No4 Mk1.
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    Lee Enfield No4 Mk1 spares

    Good call Pete, I ordered the spare from him this evening. Thanks,
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    Loyd TS&C T69261

    Rocket progress!
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    Loyd TS&C T69261

    Pete, Those triangular..ish radiator brackets are supposed to have a couple of bends in to jog the rad height.
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    Loyd TS&C T69261

    Glad to help save a Starter Charger Pete!
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    Loyd TS&C T69261

    Still might be worth thinking about welding in the gussets as they must have been added for a good reason mid production, I guess because the breaks are not the best and tended to fade, drivers were bending the tillers trying the get the machines to steer!
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    Loyd TS&C T69261

    There is always an exception, but if you want a Loyd TT project you need to be looking in Norway, France or Belgium.
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    Loyd TS&C T69261

    Stowage Diagram for the TS&C
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    Loyd TS&C T69261

    TS&C Control Board Control Board item detail Selector Switch Panel Rheostat Control Panel The 30v and 12 v Dynamos for the slave batteries.
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    10cwt mortar trailer.

    I've found the WD number lists to not always reflect reality, when I compared the list that included Loyd carrier 'T' number allocation to the actual contract cards that were hand marked up as and when contracts where altered during mid contract execution it was apparent that the lists accurately reflected the original vehicle production number in the supplier contract but not the production reality. For instance, from the Tank museum contract cards it appears that all Loyd contacts were cancelled in November 1944, resulting in entire production runs included in the WD number lists being totally cancelled. This leads to much confusion today as people treat the WD lists as gospel production figures. Does any archive hold the trailer contract cards?
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    Loyd TS&C T69261

    Good luck Pete....there is a pile of highly useful ‘scrap’ coming your way next week. It will be excellent to have a starter charger Loyd restored in England.
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    WW1 Thornycroft restoration

    I think its a Cast Iron thing to be honest. All steel casting have to be heat treated to prevent them being brittle (Widmanstatten alpha). The great thing about CI is once its out of the sand its ready to be machined and away you go, however because there are no heat treatments required any residual stress (locked up dislocations in the lattice) caused during solidification in the sand mould can cause it to move a little over time as it stress relieves at room temperature. If you gave it a stress relieving heat treatment then all the dislocations would move that much more quickly and there would be no need to weather anything.
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    Loyd Carrier

    Sure do Maurice, thanks for looking into it for me.
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    Loyd Carrier

    Working on the rear of the Loyd now.
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    Fuel Tap Parts

    All, Does anyone know what goes in the back of the old 1940s Enots fuel tap? I think is needs a spring, nut and lock tab along with something to act as a rotation stop using the internal pin as a stop.
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    Fuel Tap Parts

    Don’t take it apparent Pete as the rotation stop is on the front of yours, I need to see an earlier one with the stops built into the back. Nice tap though. I can think of a good use for it😉
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    WW1 Thornycroft restoration

    What font is that Steve?
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    WW1 Thornycroft restoration

    ....and relax......But the other WW1 threads are good too Andy, I shouldn't take away from those.
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    WW1 Thornycroft restoration

    I check your thread everyday, its the only thing I open HMVF for nowadays, sadly you are nearing completion which unless you guys have another project in the wings will be the end of an era :-(
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    WW1 Thornycroft restoration

    It took me ages to find that grip strip for the Loyd drivers footrests. In the end I found it as my local fab shop who had made some mezzanine stairs, for which its used as grip strip at the edge, hence 'nosing'. They found three one metre lengths in there off-cuts bin for me.
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