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About HubbyHumber

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    Lance Corporal
  • Birthday 06/27/1954

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    North Yorkshire, just over the boundary from the East Riding
  • Interests
    Military vehicles, other old commercial transport, steam railways
  • Occupation
    Civil engineering and project management

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  1. Thanks for the info. As they say every little helps … although there is still a lot of mist surrounding the overall picture. How much it mist it removes I don't know, but from the book 'In National Service' there were 308 B60 Mk 5G's made for the Vernon generating set and 105 B81 Mk 5G's made for the Vernon 50kVa generator set [and/or] Petbow generator set. However no FV Nos are quoted so they may possibly not have been for the military. Adrian Lewis
  2. Is there anyone who knows anything at all about the Vernon generator set that was apparently powered by the RR B60 Mk 5G or 5G/1 engine and / or the differences of the Mk 5G or 5G/1 from the more common Mk 5A engine. I'm asking because search as I might I can't find out anything apart from the Vernon generator being powered by the Mk5 or 5/1 engine. I don't even know if it was military. Thanks for any replies in advance. Adrian
  3. My Humber is missing both hatches (all 4 pieces). The better condition the better, but any condition that can be used as the basis for re-manufacture / restoration considered. Thanks in advance for any help. Cheers, Adrian
  4. Hi Clive, I've had a go at joining the group and had a bit of a look around, but I'm not at all up to speed on how groups such as this work, but will have another look another day. Cheers Adrian
  5. Hi, Not got a 'manual', but I do have photo copies (text is generally fine, but some images not all that good) of the following publications for thr trailer that you have: Illustrated Spare Parts List-W.O. Code No 13173 19th Dec 1960 - only 9 pages inc the cover - listing is only 2 pages, with 4 photos Technical handbook-Data Summary - Oct 63 - only 3 pages Technical handbook-Operators Instructions - Nov 63 - 11 pages Technical handbook-Technical description - Feb 64 - 6 pages Let me know if they may be of some help; I maybe able to scan them as pdf's. Cheers Adrian
  6. Hi Andrew, Can't really help you with your specific idea of changing the charging system and not really sure why you would want to do it; I've no experience of any problem with the champ / Humber / Martian charging systems. I' m also trying to get my Humber restored and have a few odd parts, but I do also have a few 2 speed gen panels. Out of the country at the mo in Poland for a family wedding, so not able to do long emails, but send me a reply and I'll pick it up when I get back. Cheers Adrian
  7. Thanks for the reply, since when I've remembered that I had some photos from way back before the restoration, so here they are: To my untrained eye my trailer and from the photos in Sean's post #77, they do look to be the same. Hope that this helps someone throw some more light on the subject. Cheers Adrian
  8. Hi to all who've either posted or read this thread, Having read the whole of this thread over the last week, quite some endurance feat in itself, I've decided to take the plunge and join in, no less because I have 'one of these trailers' and didn't know that much about it, but hope that my small contribution may be of interest to someone. Even though there is a vast amount of info on the thread, I'm still not 100% convinced that I know exactly which trailer I have, but I do know that its number (MoS 75 YK 77, Chassis 7569) is very close to the one on the thread in post #77. Hopefully I might have succeeded in including a couple of photos: I would be interested if anyone could let me have details of the correct canvas cover (size, eylet spacing etc), because somewhere in the thread I read that it wasn't fitted and yet in one of the recently posted photos from one of the manuals / parts lists it appears to me to be 'fitted' at the corners. My trailer is currently under its winter storage covers, but when it does emerge for the coming rally season (behind my Champ) I'll try and get a decent photo. Cheers HubbyHumber (aka Adrian)
  9. Hi, A trailer behind a vehicle makes it much more interesting (and useful going to rallies). Good used tyres are sourceable from time to time for realistic money, and it depends just how much milage and loading you are going to put on them as to whether they have to be perfect or not. A small amount of superficial cracking isn't always a problem on a trailer. Sometimes silly money is being asked for this sort of trailer, but they don't sell. To me nearer the scrap price is the answer, as they don't really have much commercial use nowerdays. Be good to see it behing your K9. All the best Adrian (aka HubbyHumber)
  10. Welcome back and good to see another Champ owner. Hope that you are driving about in it soon. Cheers Adrian (aka HubbyHumber)
  11. Thanks for the prompt reply, and yes I'm a long standing MVT member so I'll take up your advice. Kiind regards
  12. Hello, I've been looking at this thread as I'm one of the people with a 1955 champ and a V5 that says date of first registration of1968, but I can't spot the outcome of the clarification that you refer to in your posting. My problem is compounded by the fact that having contacted the BMIHT they are unable to provide me with a certificate as there is a gap in their records for my chassis number. Can you or anyone else please help? Thanks in advance to anyone replying Cheers Adrian
  13. Hi, I see that you have a champ yourself, and so assume that you are a member of the Austin Champ Owners Club and have tried them? Sorry, but I don't have any info myself, but the ACOC does have a lot of info. www.austinchamp.com Hope this might help Cheers
  14. Hi, Not really the detailed info that you are looking for, but in one of my books it is listed as: FV2692 Trailer Dummy Axle Recovery Light 1/5 tonne Has a suspended tow capability for both A and B vehicle casualties up to a gross vehicle weight of 6.25 tonne on roads and well surfaced tracks length 3.302m Width 2.362m Height 2.311m Track 1.816m Wheelbase 2.743m Unladen weight 1.183 tonnes manufactured by Rubery Owen Regards Adrian (AKA HubbyHumber)
  15. According to one of my books, it is a FV2401B - Trailer, Water (1 tonne if the Mk3, or originally 1 ton). The mark 3 was in service into the 1980's, but they were originally a 1950's 1 ton post war trailer carrying 200 gals of water. Your photo shows it with the same size and type of wheels as the 1 ton 1950's humber, which are the original type. The Mk 3 trailer was manufactured by either GKN Sankey, or Brockhouse (as I believer were the Mk 1 and Mk 2), with equipment by Thompson Tankers Ltd, Bilston, West Midlands. Unladen weight is quoted as 1.45 tonne and laden weight as 2.36 tonne. When restored would look very good behind a 1 ton Humber! Regards Adrian (AKA HubbyHumber)
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