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Everything posted by eddy8men

  1. not many people would make the inside as good as the outside. good for you mate. if a jobs worth doing
  2. mike just saw the merredin post. it's valentine track in the pic.
  3. thanks richard, i didn't know that
  4. going rate is £10 per link for nos track, there's a few quid there mike. even if it's worn
  5. something that i've just started using and been very impressed with is hydrochloric acid aka brick cleaner, you can immerse the part or just cover the surface. works great but only on steel, if ally or brass then just a 30 second dip is all that's needed. good for small parts that would be damaged by more aggressive cleaning. brings up brass shell cases like new
  6. so basically someone has bought it from the landowner and flogged it to someone else. wish i'd have thought of that
  7. not guilty mate some other bugger had that churchill away
  8. the steering tillers on a 432 are really long to give you enough leverage to stop the buggar. make them as long as you can
  9. how many people got to see it on the downs, much better to restore it and put it on display. it's also been slowly stripped of parts over the years, how much longer before there was a hull and nothing more!
  10. the famous bob grundy green
  11. i like everyone else has struggled with getting the correct shade, however bob grundy has found the exact colour and it can be purchased from hmg paints in manchester, infact i'm picking up a 5l tin tomorrow and will let you know the code
  12. nice find. he seemed quite pleased with it
  13. i'll dig them out and have a shufti to see what condition they are in. i've also got a load of abbott shell cases and a few other bits
  14. all wrecks belong to and are administered by the defence training estate in warminster. they seem ok wioth the idea of selling them but they have to be offered for tender through normal mod disposals. if the wrecks are on an old range the area has to be cleared by eod first
  15. i had stuck plates on my centurion and managed to free them off with a steam cleaner
  16. there are plans afoot to remove all the hulks from mod land.
  17. the mk1 is worth saving but just make sure you have a lot of spare time on your hands before you tackle it
  18. lol the ships sails tomorrow. was not the message i wanted to hear tonight
  19. you have my respect. i can stick two bits of steel together but anything electric would be unlikely to end well for me i'm glad you persevered and overcame the problems. one more step toward the big day!
  20. i think you'll be surprised how easy it is, the only requirement is shiny steel surfaces . if you get it clean it will solder
  21. have you thought of doing the repair yourself using solder. it's really easy, i did one of my cromwell tanks and didn't struggle. just make sure the area is really clean. i used normal plumbing joint solder laid on top of the hole then applied heat with a blow lamp although you might want to use a large soldering iron as sometimes the flame made the joint dirty if it take take quickly enough
  22. i'll go with richards thoughts on small tractor final drives. whatever it is i'll bet you're glad you got hold of them
  23. always nice to meet a fellow lunatic. (there's not enough of us about). glad you got the final drives sorted, it looked to be the last major piece of the puzzle, apart from the tracks that is. keep up the good work. when you've finished we'll have a chat about something bigger
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