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    WW1 Thornycroft restoration

    I wonder if vapour degreasing would clean the entrapped oil out. Best cleaning system ever made. Normally found in RAAF (RAF) NDI labs. The original chemical is banned but I believe they use a replacement.
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    Merredin war museum

    Just noticed this museum on the weekend. Unfortunately it was shut so my photos through the fence are p poor but I'll drop in on my next trip. I see a Valentine, Sexton, Stuart, M113, another armored car I couldn't get a shot of. This yellow anti tank carrier, would it be a Lloyd? Also I am guessing it gets driven backwards as opposed to normal and the engine is under the barrel? I wonder if some of this was from the other wheatbelt town
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    Merredin war museum

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    Merredin war museum

    ok finally went past this place and was open.... Was amazed to see the Dorchester. Some bits for sale in the rust pile I worked on both the rotary wing displaysand in my youth...so brought back a lot of memories
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    Dorchesters, still lurking there?

    I saw the Dorchester in Merredin today. The owner has passed away and is heading to the east coast after being bought by another collector for a tidy sum
  6. I took some close up of the markings as perhaps the gunner guys might be interested
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    Old Photo

    I just saw this on Facebook, wondered about the date etc etc
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    WW1 Thornycroft restoration

    I just got back to the big city......I'll dig the book up tomorrow. I remember at trade school we used to have to mark it out with presets as couldn' scrap aircraft tubing
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    WW1 Thornycroft restoration

    Those small little engineer books used to state mandrel radius and also offsets depending on thickness. I have one of those books at home but I am in the middle of a desert at the moment. But as you are leaning towards there must be someone who can bend it up exactly the way you want..... maybe motorcycle restoration place..as smaller exhausts....just have to think of something that uses small bore piping... boat plumbing????
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    Flying tank

    I'm guessing the landing would hurt
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    Flying tank

    I saw this on Facebook and I don't recall seeing the photo before
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    Old chassis

    I saw this on Facebook with a cheap price...anyone know what it Is?
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    Australian Finds

    I thought I post different MV related stuff as I come across is around Australia during my travels. This artifact is located on a plinth by the Perth Zoo. I thought the artillery guys might like it.
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    Parts wanted

    As in really bad? I am curious if it was ever a military one
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    Australian Finds

    I can see them....... another weird glitch????
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    Parts wanted

    Interesting that these are based on the Tetrarch as when I first saw it I thought it looked more like a tank road wheel set up https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vickers_VR180_Vigor https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Light_Tank_Mk_VII_Tetrarch
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    Parts wanted

    oddly enough i saw one for sale in Australia this week on facebook the seller want 3500 aud but might be able to haggle for parts
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    Australian Finds

    This is from a military show in Cannington. Was nice to see the Model T that was restored in this thread on display...................... a Carrier, a rusty as hell Jeep which I really like, and a few other vehicles. The quality of restoration is impeccable and had a great chat with Bruce who owns the Carrier
  19. Interesting http://www.news.com.au/technology/innovation/radioactive-find-reveals-the-race-to-stop-hitler-developing-nuclear-weapons-may-have-been-closer-than-we-thought/news-story/75b016d006151db3eb7acfc8cc37550d I recall that huge submarine sunk off Africa was supposedly carrying nuclear material also
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    WW1 finds and discoveries

    the shop has something else I am looking at so will see if it has any markings
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    WW1 finds and discoveries

    Would this be a vehicle wheel or wagon https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/casuarina/other-antiques-art-collectables/rustic-items-available/1158882174
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    Adelaide airport visitor 1962

    I did some volunteer work on the one that was left in Perth. It was originally at the airport entrance then moved to the Bullcreek Aviation museum late 70's. http://www.raafawa.org.au/museum/avro-lancaster#!Lancaster_14_19 A lot of errors in the website. No mention of its French Maritime service and the black and white shot I believe is at the original location at the airport as you can just see the Mosquito on the left, which as far as I recall rotted away. edit... the original post of Lancaster WU16 is the one now in the museum over here
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    WW1 Thornycroft restoration

    My Pinzgauer mate came back with this: "Butt Weld Panel Clamps.....get the blue ones if you can, I've found them to be the best. Strangely enought I see Hare and Forbes sell them (they usually sell the cheaper tools) http://www.machineryhouse.com.au/W113" I'd never seen them before he showed me
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    1940 re wdc

    "long term project", this will be something novel as your restorations are super fast..........yes I am jealous :-D
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    WW1 Thornycroft restoration

    After the discussion on Cleco's or skin pins for holding to be riveted sections together, I thought you might be interested in these gadgets. Mate of mine uses these ones on his restoration to hold thin sheet metal together for butt welding.
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