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  1. 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
  2. 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.
  3. Hi Alex I will have a look in the morning I may only have a couple of heads left
  4. Sensible for them to cancel . We need to be on our guard and sensible.
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    I wonder if it will still happen with corona virus fear?? some events have been cancelled. I hope the virus has gone by then
  6. I wonder is other events have been cancelled ie Overlord as transport is to be organised regards Laurence
  7. I would have thought that the military vehicles would have components designed to be fixed easily in the field instead of making them awkward it seem to make sense to me . Fix a problem quick get out of trouble. repair a vehicle and get it out into the field. I have heard that 1/4 of tanks broke down within 10 miles. Mechanics dont need to be awkward simple and easy works every time. I just hate it when only a open ended spanner can be used without any space around it ,
  8. I am coming to the end of overhauling a B 40 they are a robust engine . I have done hundred s of engines and taught the subject and usally enjoy engines {not this engine]. The B series engines are the most awkward and pooly designed engine for the mechanic . REMY fitters must be a very tolerent lot and a great set of mechanics I take my hat off to them. Who on earth were the designers , to create such an engine where the mechanic can only use an open . ended spanner in an inacessible space , the inlet manifold is a prime example ,To make the job that bit harder they put pipes or ignition filters in the way . Then there is the cylinder head bolts near the spark plugs where only a ring spanner can be used. Rolls royce seems to not know about TORQUE WRENCHES at that time. Socket s must never come into the equasion . I have had 6 Ferrets , CVRW FOX and 2 Champs most of these vehicle I have removed the engines and am always amazed at the poor design of our military vehicles for both the fitters and the soldiers comfort / accesability. Are the Modern millitary vehicle any better ???????? Does anybody have comment on the B series or do you love them. I like the Jackle what are they like to work on
  9. I saw one coming out of Boscombe down turning so slow it was amazing that it did not drop out of the sky Wonder if I could tow it ?????? only kidding
  10. My heart goes out to you . When your wife is so ill the only thing that keeps US going is to actually repair something. It take s a lot of stress away Best regards hope all goes well
  11. Wow what a SOD. Pity cant take him to the cleaners
  12. I transport my 5- 7 ton vehicles with a hired tilt lorry it is cheaper and less stressful than driving distances to shows . Warren does short and long hauls and is very reasonable pm me if you want detailes
  13. Warren will do that no problem he has transported , Ferrets, snatch landy and a cvrw. I got very good priceson all.
  14. Depends on the size and weight .If its around 7 ton then Warren csnrecover1@gmail.com 02392 812000 or 07803 705966 Very good with price and will do a good job. I have used him a few times short and very long hauls . Please if used, say Laurence with Polecat near Salisbury recommended. It all helps to get a good price if recommended. Regards
  15. quite an in depth list and I think you are right 20x 128 Thanks
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