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  1. mogman

    Land Rover 110 Cam Shaft Woes

    I agree with ruxy, it is most likely a tappet slide problem. I have seen a cam follower roller break up in the past. If that's the case there will be no evidence of damage at the top end of the engine and you won't find the problem until the head is off and you start to remove the tappet slides and one of the rollers will have been destroyed. They are hardened and break up rather than develop flats. If that has happened you need to remove the camshaft to get all the bits out. From experience, if any bits are left in the gallery, they block the oil drain and the top end of the engine fills up! Good luck, Barry
  2. mogman

    Fire engine, needs saving

    It was a weekend when I saw and photographed the Austin Fire engine at the Royal Ordnance Depot at Weedon, Northants, so no one about to ask. The Depot has a website with contact details, so I guess they would be the first point of contact. http://the-depot.uk/ Cheers, barry
  3. mogman

    Fire engine, needs saving

    Yes, that's the one! It's standing outside looking forlorn at the Royal Ordnance Depot at Weedon! I thought it was worth posting a picture, just in case it was of interest to anyone Looks remarkably complete at the moment and may even be a relatively easy restoration. Barry.
  4. Found this yesterday, remarkably complete. In Northants. Barry
  5. mogman

    Spotted today....

    MK Museum today. Barry
  6. mogman

    Waterslide Transfers

    I use a lot of plain waterslide transfer paper at work. If you sort out what you want on a PC, save it, then laser print the image on to plain waterslide paper, the results are usually very good. I use this method for applying decals to 3D printed aircraft models to be used in presentations and have always had good results. Barry
  7. mogman

    Ex-military S1 Land Rover

    Not even got the right rear cross member! Barry
  8. mogman

    Indicator Identification

    Look like the ones fitted to the Ariel Leader in the '60s. Barry
  9. On the 90s and 110s the covering on the loom gets worn away by the loom moving about inside the chassis rails and eventually uncovers a wire. The switch is then subject to the occasional short circuit and inevitably stops working. A fairly common problem on coil sprung, don't know about Series. Cheers, Barry
  10. G6WZL, not been on air for a while! Barry
  11. mogman

    3D Prototype Printing

    I use a 3-D printer on a regular basis as part of my job. The one I use cost about £40K and is really good, but I've seen quite a few very frustrated people trying to get the cheaper versions to work properly.....! Barry
  12. mogman

    Alvis juggernaut

    Hi Neil, Is this the logo on the HLFV door? It was interesting to read in the NASA report that the HLFV was operated by the College of Aeronautics for the American tests. The College of Aeronautics was a department within Cranfield Institute of Technology when I joined in 1979, but Cranfield was started in the late '40's as the College of Aeronautics. The college became CIT in the '50s, I believe. Cheers, Barry
  13. mogman

    Alvis juggernaut

    A photo of the beast in action! Barry
  14. mogman

    Alvis juggernaut

    Hi Neil, i can't find the guy that would know more about the HLFV, but I'll keep trying. I did find a photo of the beast with the ground crew. Note the Aerodynamic cab.......! Cheers, Barry
  15. mogman

    Alvis juggernaut

    Hi Neil, I can recall seeing this vehicle in the Aircraft Engineering hangar at Cranfield Institute of Technology in the mid '80s. At that time Cranfield were testing the suitability of radial tyres for use on aircraft and I remember seeing it being driven up and down the runway conducting tyre tests at that time. I have found an article in a copy of "Aerogram" which was the in-house newsletter of CIT at the time that mainly describes the tyre test, but also give a brief description of the vehicle. Quote:- The tyre temperature trials were performed using the MOD Heavy Load Friction Vehicle (HLFV) which is based at Cranfield. The vehicle is a 12 tonne 6x6 chassis normally seen on Saracen armoured cars and fire tenders. Major modifications to the vehicle have seen the removal of the centre pair of wheels and the installation of a centrally mounted pantograph jacking system on to which an aircraft wheel can be mounted. The wheel can be loaded up to 44kN and driven along the runway at speeds up to 90km/h. I can't find any other info on the vehicle, but I'll walk over to the hangar next week and see if anyone remembers anything else, or even where it is now. Cheers, Barry