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  1. I'm just back from Tanks Trucks and Firepower. Its fairly local to me so I set up Wednesday, and stayed from Thursday through to Monday night. Great show, free to enter with a very very freindly atmosphere and with a massive field to one side just for the AFVs to play around in. Ive been going for about 5 years and every year it has grown biger and better each time. Being situated near Rugby means that its fairly accessible to a large area of the country as well. Look at thier Facebook page (if you do it) for some pictures and video. PT
  2. I suspect that in this instance the fault, if any, lies not so much with the highway code as the design of the road layout. Many of these mini roundabouts are squeezed into the space ocupied by the original junction and the small size often makes it extreemly difficult for drivers to decide exactly who has presedence. There are a couple of roundabouts I encounter on a regular basis where traffic grinds to a halt because no-one can decide who should go first.
  3. Ferretfixer, thanks thats absolutely what I needed to know. I knew you guys could answer any question....
  4. I need to fit a replica .50 cal to a spring ballanced AA mount, to that end does anyone know the weight and approx center of gravity of a real one please? Thanks PT
  5. hi could you please let me know the approx dimensions and what sort of cost you were thinking of? Ta PT
  6. Cable ties direct. Aluminium buckle ties
  7. I'm trying to gauge the availability/cost of some Matador spares, specifically Front wheel bake cylinders, Radiator and cowl/grill, Dynamo, Transferbox control levers and mountings, Compressor, Regulator/control box, Front prop shaft, Any help wouold be greatly appreciated PT
  8. According to the workshop manual, Austin high speed truck, series II. If you have the the workshop manual the details are on page 9. If you want to look at my copy contact me. PT.
  9. From the Austin K9 parts list, 8F AN 1119 - Cover assembley - Brake lever.
  10. I did some work on the workshop body at Duxford some years ago and was told then that it was originally a railway wagon body that had been re-purposed at the time, I'm not sure of the veracity of this though. PT
  11. What number locktite was it Richard, sounds like a useful thing to have in the toolbox.
  12. Saw this in the flesh, nice and straight but nothing special, hugely overpriced IMO PT
  13. I have this Swittch board charging No 1 if its of any interest, missing the two regulators though. PT
  14. Glad to hear its up and running, well done. Officially two 6v batteries with a capacity of between 85 -170 Ah, I run mine from a single 12v 85Ah leisure battery. For a mains power supply I use a 240 -12v caravan transformer, dont be tempted to use a Switch mode PSU as these will trip out on overcurrent when the rotary transfomers start up. PT
  15. Both the fuel pick-up tubes on my lightweight have the gauze filters, never had a problem with them blocking up. PT
  16. Copy of the Service schedule for all those who are interested. K9 service schedule.pdf
  17. For a WS62 if memory serves me correctly. PT
  18. yes Mine was on 60 front and rear, and largely unloaded when I got it, the ride did improve when I changed the pressures but the steering got a little heavier...
  19. Well the official answer is, it depends on what version and how much you are carrying. there are 5 different tyre pressures given in the servicing schedule. A - 35psi front and rear for road, 35psi front and rear off road. B - 35 front 45 rear for road, 35 front and rear off road. C - 35 front 50 rear for road, 35 front 40 rear off road. D - 35 front 55 rear for road, 35 front 45 rear off road. E - 35 front 70 rear for road, 35 front 55 rear off road. The schedule lists 29 different versions of K9 to which the five different type pressure code apply. Common ones are Truck, G.S., 1 Ton 4x4 Austin K9 A Truck, G.S., F.F.R. 1 Ton 4x4 Austin K9, Mk 2 A Radio station, Truck mounted, 1 Ton 4x4 Austin K9 Mk2 A Radio station, Truck mounted, SRC42/C45HP, 1 Ton 4x4 Austin K9 D Radio station, Truck mounted, SRD11/R234, 1 Ton 4x4 Austin K9 C Truck, Tanker, Water, 1 ton, 200 gal., Austin K9 B I have a C42 and a WS19 fitted in mine and a lot of other kit gets carried in the back as well going to shows so I run on code D, seems to work ok. PT
  20. I have a mounting plate, removed from a WS19 variometer, that is surplus to requirements should anybody want it. The plate is flat, 6 1/2 x 4 inches, and it is stamped with the No. FV55646. The FV no. and the fact it is painted silver suggest to me that it is a mounting adaptor plate for a post war armoured vehicle. PT
  21. Ah that would be the Canadian version. http://www.mapleleafup.net/forums/showthread.php?t=24592 has pictures of the aerial PT
  22. In the words of Spike Milligan.... enter a fresh lunatic 13 to go
  23. If its the R103/103A as oppossed to the R103(CDN) then I'm after the same infomation, if I find anythig I'll let you know. I intend to go and see Ben Knock at some point to measure up the case as my set has had it replaced at some point by a decidely home made affair, if he has any further info I'll let you know. PT
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