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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 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!
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. Very nice and interesting thread to follow. Also I like the balance steam engine in the background! Marcel
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. Sundry truck axles

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

    another Commercar regards Marcel
  10. 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
  11. WW1 finds and discoveries

    This may not be WW1 related. I have a Belgian built engine of the make Wafflard that I am taking apart to get it running again. The carburetor is a Claudel-Hobson, it appears that this type was also used on the ABC flat twin engines. However this one is marked 'made in Belgium'. The magneto has round bar magnets and is stamped 'W^D' and 'BX4', so I think it is British. If anyone can tell me more about the carburetor and magneto I can possibly put a year on the engine. Thank you Marcel
  12. WW1 Dennis truck find

    Good to see that the Dennis performed well! Beautiful pictures also, I like the dragline! Marcel
  13. Verdun commemorations

    Yes that is our Peugeot but unfortunately we will not take part in this super event. However we were very interested to do so when they announced it some two years ago hence the picture on the website. Marcel
  14. 1918 Liberty B

    Tim, this is the same as the one in the first two pictures of your post #15. Glad to see they did not use it for parts. The crane has been used to load sugar beets. I would not mind restoring it, including the crane, I need another project! Regards Marcel
  15. 1914 Dennis Lorry

    I would guess brake linings as we know them did not exist back then. Our Peugeot had cast iron linings rivetted to the shoes. If the retaining rings were too tight in the gudgeon pin slots they would be under a constant oscillating pressure because the pin is floating axially and thus will move as well in a radial direction. I think they should sprung in so that more oil can pass through the holes and give a bit of extra lubrication to the little end? You can make the circular if you split them with a sharp chisel and file the ends in order to give room for expansion. Then heat them to dull red and they will keep the shape. I have made piston rings for a stationary engine and they seem to work well. Good work you are doing there! Marcel