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About Cel

  • Rank
    Staff Sergeant
  • Birthday 03/15/1974

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  • Location
    Belgium, near Maastricht
  • Interests
    Tractors, stationary engines, plant and all kinds of old iron
  • Occupation
    Facility manager
  1. WW1 Thornycroft restoration

    It is amazing what can be achieved using modern techniques! That spider will fit better than new I am sure. I have used my old Halifax slotter and horizontal milling machine a couple of times to make internal and external splines, not quite as precise as wire eroding but it does the job for what I need it. Wonderful job on the Thorny, not long now before it will move under its own power! Regards Marcel
  2. WW1 finds and discoveries

    The tyre profile on the rear wheel of the fallen lorry seems unusual?
  3. WW1 Dennis truck find

    Hi Tim Instead of uploading all the pictures again would it be an idea to copy the text of the thread and the pictures into one or more documents that can be added to the thread and downloaded from there? It would at least give you some more time. Regards Marcel
  4. WW1 finds and discoveries

    I came across this story today about a Mack and a Mathis truck discovered back in 2001 in a warehouse in the centre of Marseille. http://www.forum-auto.com/automobiles-mythiques-exception/voitures-anciennes/sujet390721-1925.htm Did anyone on here heard about these trucks before? They were in a splendid original condition, and I do hope they haven not been painted since. All the best for 2018! Marcel
  5. 1914 Dennis Lorry

    Hanging the welder vertically from the ceiling also helps, easier though if you have a separate wire feeder
  6. WW1 finds and discoveries

    The hub caps have 'HN' casted in. I am fairly sure the axles are from low loaders used in the port of Antwerp by a company named 'Hessenatie' but cannot find any pictures. More pics and details in a couple of weeks!
  7. Guy Martin - Mk IV Female Tank replica

    Here's an article on the Cambrai tank: http://www.20minutes.fr/lille/2109211-20170725-cambrai-dernier-voyage-char-britannique-1917-unique-europe Regards Marcel
  8. WW1 Renault artillery tractor

    Friend at the sale reports: Renault EG: 75K Renault lorry: 16,5K FWD: 16K Plus buyers premium I guess. All to same buyer in France. Regards Marcel
  9. WW1 Pierce Arrow

    The suspension is visible in one of the pictures but I think they wanted to keep the floor as low as possible. I also seem to recall that the front axle is not original, but they made really neat front wheels. Marcel
  10. Very nice and interesting thread to follow. Also I like the balance steam engine in the background! Marcel
  11. WW1 Thornycroft restoration

    What a great job on the fuel tank so far, I am sure the result will be more than perfect! I was lucky with the tank on the Peugeot as it was in a fair condition. I only had to seal it with a high quality two component sealer which seems to hold up fine. Regards Marcel
  12. WW1 Thornycroft restoration

    I have been told to put the sheet into the rollers diagonally along both diagonals before rolling the final curve, this would break the straight ends. Haven't tried it yet but it makes sense to me. Regards Marcel
  13. Sundry truck axles

    The chap was from our village and probably in Belgian army service, but not sure about the lorry.
  14. Sundry truck axles

    another Commercar regards Marcel
  15. WW1 Thornycroft restoration

    Ouch! The crankshaft looks repairable if it can be straightened. The repair we had done on the Peugeot still holds out well. Regards Marcel