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    Wiltshire
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    Metal Work, Vehicles, Diving, Building, Art
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    retired Motor Vehicle lecturer

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  1. Good luck with the v5 if you are doing it yourself. DVLA will have you going around in circles. Get a club or MVT involved, save time , and effort. It is so hard now regards Laurence
  2. Hi Mike I thought I had Sold Them all but I have been diggingito my remote areas and found an ammo box with 60 shells. It is fortunate that you have contacted me as I was going to put them on HMVF in the next few weeks Pm me how many you want and details on my address
  3. The government today has said open air markets will be able to operate . This must be an open air market? Lets hope we can at least have an event this year and it is reconsidered to operate with some sensible care.
  4. Does anyone know if Dallas dig out is on for July
  5. I have had a lot of military vehicles .The champ is easy to maintain and is a superior vehicle to the land-rover in comfort , cross country, and looks. If the axles are checked for oil then they give very little problems. I run one for logging pulling 1.5 tons twice a week and have had little problems .I am at present restoring another one but this is a long job. Best get a good one,
  6. Hi I have had a good look I found a connector .I sold the large army toolbox with all my small parts inand put the pipesand othe bits somewhere? . They will turn up when I am not looking for them. Will this connector be ok? regards
  7. Hi I believe I have pipes connectors and regulator in my spares shed . I will have a look tonight . regards
  8. I have a few filters and dont know which vehicle they belong to. Iam wondering if anyone can help. rec ref N5083A151195813197 ROC No N5040A1511950002 element S /NO Description element DENON Lenght 17cm width 11cm centre hole 5cm make VOKES c6358256 /NO
  9. The champ owners club will give you masses of information and help get it road registered .:austinchampownersclub.com They are a great club
  10. I owned a Fox for many years and not only was it fast but for an armoured vehicle its acceleration was fantastic. When I was young and daft on rares occasion when various cars were impatient to pass at traffic lights I would surprise the owners at the speed of the Fox. I only tried once its speed and thought 70 mph was fast enough and ran it at 40-50mph. They were the sports care of armour all my ferrets were slow in comparison . I had a lot of fun in it but it needed respect on roundabouts and hidden ditches.The ferret looked so small in comparison but the Fox was cramped in the turret .
  11. great to see in service
  12. DO NOT USE VASELINE ONLY PETROLEUM JELLY . Vaseline will become stingy and will block oilways Your main and big ends may be worn and the will result in low pressure
  13. Always use Petroleum Jelly on gear pumps as using liquid grease restrict the oilways and creates long stringy grease. I made the mistake of using grease many years ago on my AC Cobra during a full engine rebuild The result was no oil pressure and a knackered big end. I am refurbishing an Austin Champ and whilst stripping the engine and in the sump was a large heap of sludge, this was probably caused with detergent oil loosening all the old sludge in the engine. Detergent oil usually keep the dirt in suspension but with an old engine it loosens all the hidden sludge in lumps. If the oil strainer is blocked with sludge then no oil will be delivered around any engine with either on a full flow filter or a by pass filter. Another trick we used to do on some engines with low oil pressure was to put washers under the oil pressure spring . A point is low oil pressure is ok on some engines its oil flow that matters.
  14. Hi Alex I will have a look in the morning I may only have a couple of heads left
  15. Sensible for them to cancel . We need to be on our guard and sensible.
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