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  1. ID brass plate from truck ?

    I have one of those filters fitted to my early Matador aswell - pictures show it without the felt inside. Nick
  2. AEC Matador 853

    Not really got any updates that are worthy of posting pictures - lots of little bits have been cleaned up and painted, but restoration has slowed down quite considerably over the last year, mainly due to family commitments. Hopefully be able to start progressing again in the new year. Nick
  3. AEC Militant Tyre pressures

    This is what the Manual says - tippers and tankers are different though. Nick
  4. New project - Mk 1 Knocker 6x6

    This is what it tells you to check the value. Nick
  5. New project - Mk 1 Knocker 6x6

    I also have a few Militant manuals, and each one has a different diagram in for the air brake system! Is this the component that you are looking at? If it is, the drivers handbook has a procedure to check it's operating correctly - it's main use seems to be connected with the operation of the trailer brake lines. Nick
  6. I sent them an email about the event - never got any response! Nick
  7. AEC trucks to identify

    Here are a few comparison pictures for you - they show the cab and controls of an AEC Y type, and the Tylor engine, which has the inlet and outlet manifolds on different sides, and an AEC engine as fitted to an AEC S type, from the early 1920s - this looks to be very similar to the one shown fitted to the chassis. I suspect the engineless chassis is definately a Y type, but not sure about the other one. I would recommend the "AEC Vehicles - origins to 1929 by Brian Thackray" book, as there is a lot of useful info in there. Nick
  8. matador restoration.

    This is what it should have, according to a document I have. Nick
  9. New WW1 movies

    This had been "weathered" for a film role - I think it looks really effective. Just dirty water apparently. Nick
  10. matador restoration.

    It looks like one of these Doug - for starting in really cold conditions. This is the picture from the drivers handbook. Nick
  11. AEC Matador 853

    Doug, Here is the drawing for the badge, as fitted to Matadors and Marshalls - they should be a matt brass finish. The chrome ones fitted to other AECs are also brass under the chrome. I guess it's easier to paint the radiator and badge in one go, without taking the badge off than it is to take it off! It's only the early ones that are supposed to have badges fitted, but I suppose the radiators got swapped around, so any of them could have ended up with a radiator with a badge on. If you look at the note on the drawing towards the bottom, it says that sheet steel, rejected by the canning industry would also be suitable if properly protected - I've never seen a steel AEC badge. Nick
  12. matador restoration.

    This is the number painted on the sump of my Matador (it's the only number I've found painted on the engine), I don't know if it refers to the part number of the sump, as someone else suggested, as mine is fitted with an A193 petrol engine, and I don't have a parts manual that covers the engine, and the diesel engine sump is not the same. The engine colour is also light grey, as can be seen in the picture. Nick
  13. matador restoration.

    Hi Doug, what numbers did you find on the sump - I found some numbers painted on the sump of mine when I cleaned all the grime and muck off it. I can't find anything they correlate to though. I'll try and find a picture. Nick
  14. AEC Y Type restored

    Here are a couple of pictures of the engine in Sebs Y Type: Nick
  15. AEC Matador 853

    Not immediately useful, but worth having, I managed to get a spare engine over the winter - it's basically a kit of parts, but will hopefully yields some useful bits. The most useful being a newly re-profiled cam shaft. The current cam shaft is severely warn towards the back of the engine, as it only appears to be lubricated from the front. AEC A193 petrol engine in kit form! Two spare blocks: Also included was a spare carb Spare magneto - this is an earlier type to the one fitted, but will be useful anyway. And spare autovac assembly I'll hopefully be able to make more progress over the next few months. Nick