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  1. 1506 and 1508 not shown/used, perhaps it should read 1329 as these were 550 gallon fuel tanker. Interesting picture, no booms to refueller, although I don't know when they were/were not used. That looks like 1308 on the door, maybe an error when being marked up pre invasion, presumably the picture was taken in '44 or later?
  2. From quoted book Type 1307 = 1000 Gallons fuel tanker Type 1308 = 2000 Gallons fuel tanker Type 2400 = Petrol and oil refuellers Type 1306 = Mobile operations room
  3. @rewdcoA few questions, What is the soft iron or copper wire for (emergency) HT lead? Where does the supplementary triangular toolkit get stowed? In that triangular toolbox, when stowed, what is the item on the right, a funnel? I'm an electrician but I've never seen insulating tape in a tin, presumably this is a cloth backed bitumas type of tape? Interesting that the fixing for the large toolbox is called a pin, secured with a nut and washer! As above, great attention to detail putting that lot together, thank you for sharing with us
  4. Is this the same as you are looking for? https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Fordson-Thames-Flathead-V8-Rear-Engine-Support-Mounting-NEW-GENUINE/274403288051?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2060353.m1438.l2649
  5. Where did they carry all of this kit as looks to be quite a lot? What are the leather straps for, saddle bags/panniers?
  6. Are these a 4 speed gearbox? I have a 1947/48 Fordson Commercial Vehicles spare parts list for the 7V, the exploded view of the gearbox looks very similar to the one posted above, albeit without pto, has a blank plate/gasket shown though, and a different gearstick. Its whole part number is for the ET6 range as released in 1947, so another possible avenue for a replacement gearbox? I think the ET6 latterly became a home for the 4D engine so possibly where the adaptor plate came from originally?
  7. That is a quite staggering amount of abandoned vehicles/equipment. The Wehrmacht must have had more Morris Commercials and Bedfords on charge than anyone else in June 1940! A lot of the trucks, and presumably motorcycles, were impressed into new ownership, but what happened to the tanks/carriers? Were these repurposed as per French tanks? Herr Steptoe must have been rubbing his hands together with all that scrap metal, for their war effort! What a gift horse
  8. Villiers of some description I reckon, going by the fan/pulley shroud http://www.historywebsite.co.uk/Museum/Engineering/Villiers/Villiers9.htm
  9. Well its a Leyland, enlarging the top picture tells you that. What about either an S3.30-hp or an S4.36-hp motor?
  10. I reckon so, good view of radiator at 39 seconds https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=87-wO4InhOE
  11. Industrial Power Products is a part of the Ford organisation that sells power trains for oem builders to use in whatever they built. Based on standard production engines found in their more usual products. https://everythingaboutboats.org/ford-industrial-power-uk/
  12. It is Robert H Crawford of Frithville, Lincs. See here for a few pics https://www.google.com/search?rlz=1C1GGRV_enGB751GB751&q=robert+crawford+frithville+lincs+tank&tbm=isch&source=univ&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwjsyJiEvOLoAhWkZxUIHbveBvoQsAR6BAgKEAE&biw=1292&bih=665 Also other Sherman conversions if you click on images and follow links
  13. Not sure if this is going to work or even if these have been on here, but came across these the other day, somehow! https://www.facebook.com/pg/bbctheoneshow/photos/?tab=album&album_id=10154057120722696
  14. Not the same as the "tracing paper" of school days by any chance?
  15. See also https://www.google.com/search?q=ww2+raf+motor+cycles+pictures&rlz=1C1GGRV_enGB751GB751&tbm=isch&source=iu&ictx=1&fir=G69DkAoUAfxS1M%3A%2CtgprTiBuehqGMM%2C_&vet=1&usg=AI4_-kTRYcJiLZXlh5gmoCM7K0DswjCOQA&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwiah9KBgbjoAhUEsXEKHTNtAhEQ9QEwAHoECAoQFQ and click on pictures to get even more black and white wartime pictures. I reckon a little bit of artistic license is allowed here as, although there were instructions, it's all down to how they were interpreted at the time and what was available material wise
  16. I have just read Wheels of the RAF by Bruce Robertson which does cover markings, albeit not in fantastic detail, regarding motorcycles. " RAF vehicles were identified by a service-registered number prefixed RAF. The RAF roundel was adopted as a Service marking in April 1941, to be positioned on the offside of the front of RAF vehicles, where possible on the wing. Roundels were hand-painted using stencils until 1944, when a roundel transfer was introduced. Also in April 1941, a Command and Unit identification letter and number were introduced. In general, the letter was indicative of the command, and the number was the group number or a code number for the unit. This was marked on the front of vehicles, on the opposite side to the roundel, in 5" high white characters. " Photographs in the book seem to contradict the placing of roundels/unit markings, showing them either swapped around or both on the offside! The RAF standard MT roundel sizing was Blue 9", White 5.4" and Red 1.8" " In 1922 instructions were issued to mark RAF on the tank, which some units had done since 1918" See also here http://hmvf.co.uk/topic/20156-ww2-raf-bikes/
  17. Wowsers, thanks fellas. For something so small there are lots of detail changes over the years, understandably. So with a magneto to stop engine presumably you short the spark plug down to earth somehow as per early lawn mowers? Just re read Lex's post regarding the decompressor, does this lift one of the valves off of its seat? Inlet or exhaust? Coil ignition you just switch off as per any modern car? Paul
  18. Okay maybe a daft question(s) but if you don't ask you don't get! Presumably there is a key for the tool box on the basis of one fits all? All makes, standard key? Is this part of the riders equipment as opposed to bike equipment? What about for starting the bike, with regards turning on the ignition a key or is it just a switch? Mounted where? Fabulous restoration, like the joint effort by all concerned with people offering up parts from all over I'm not a bike person, as if you couldn't guess 🙂 Paul
  19. What are the hooks on rear wheels for? Chains?
  20. What stops the tools from just falling out when jolting along a rough road/track, as there don't appear to be any straps? or, heaven forbid, being borrowed?
  21. Who used the Amphi-Car..............the Navy? 🙄
  22. super6


    How big/little is it? What, if anything, is on the back?
  23. The cold method was carried out on Shed and Buried by Sam Lovegrove and Henry Cole when they restored a Penny Farthing. What size rubber and wire would you require for a truck wheel! just getting my coat now 😁
  24. It looks like it says Unic but a google search doesn't bring up anything that looks like it!
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