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  1. On ‎5‎/‎29‎/‎2019 at 10:49 AM, stanleywindrush said:

    Hi,

     

    I'd be interested in that shell - I had bought a 75mm but it turns out to be a sherman firefly round.  Its only the brass shell with a slightly crumpled rim (where the projectile goes)  the french shell is about the same length but thinner and tapering along the entire case. 

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    Stanley, I have some unfired projo's for these, all A/T. tracer has been removed, let me know if interested.

    Was the AMX with Diesel engine modified by Sabiex from Belgium? I was once many years ago in their factory, where they were refurbishing them for the Mexican? army, a sight to see!!

    Cheers,

    Lex

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  2. Here's mine that I acquired from the states, it came from an 8th Airforce vet in Florida, that "liberated"it from a UK airfield when he went home in their bomber after his tour was up.

    Restored a long time ago, and not running at the moment, but have all ignition parts, so should be able to get it running again, I Always call it "The Dying Flea" for obvious reasons.

    Cheers,

    Le

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  3. Hello Kingsley, I know this bike, and the seller, he asked me to bring it over to the UK, but still unsure of when I'm coming over.

    If anyone needs the canvas grips for the throttle and clutch side, I had another batch made, same as on the restored bike above (that was from my prev. batch) you will have to glue a piece of canvas on yourself. 

    The throttle clamp thingy is also in the making, but not the alu casting (yet)

    Cheers,

    Lex

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  4. Just replied on the Kradrider page, and have seen a big group with German bikes in the past too, but think they're all French?  they only do their own French forums etc, never much on English speaking forums etc.

    A shame really, but 80% just cannot speak anything else than French.

    Cheers,

    Lex


  5. Hi all,

    While scanning the last of the Matchless motorcycle Key Cards, I came across an odd one, and thought I'd share it here aswell as on Facebook, would be nice if someone's Austin was on here!

    Cheers,

    Lex

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  6. Regarding repro's, the above Dutch seller also had a so called "Flea" for sale, with a bogus story, and high price, but the fact was, it wasn't even a Flea!! it was a Swedish NV Bolagen, a Royal Enfield engined postwar bike, I only have the pictures from before they painted it green, but the frame, forks, wheels etc. are very different !

    Hope nobody bought it, as that was a nasty piece of conwork! 

    Cheers,

    Lex

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  7. Yes, it's not 40's, it's a 1950's New-Map, with a French AMC engine in it, that was used in more makes, nothing military at all as far as I know.

    Hope this helps,

    Lex

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