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  1. You Have in a very arse about face way answered the original posters question. No as a vehicle collector you aint got a cat in hells chance of owning and running an ex army man unless you have a degree in computer science and at least £1500 in equipment and some contacts to people in the Know. One question If  i bought a 4*4 man ex Mod could i strip it out and make it run turn of key with out out paying my life savings to Rhienmettall


  2. Bit more fuel on the fire I am willing to accept this is a Diamond T and the illusion at the front end is caused by shadow camera angle etc. Indeed i think it is the only answer. So you guys out there have identified the tank i believe. So could this have been a private civilian company picking up a tank to take it to the North east were many where cut up. i know many of the civilian used cobbled up trailers made from ex mod parts


  3. 2 hours ago, eddy8men said:

    i need a clutch master cylinder if you have one

    from memory 40 yrs ago when i owned a civilian crusader it was the same cylinder as fitted to a land rover dont know which one. about 3 years ago seals went on our Foden EKA i went to a local dealer in ex mod landrovers he passed me a cardboard box full of rubber seals told me to pick which i wanted. and leave something in tea box. all where landrover master cylinder/slave seals and dust covers


  4. 22 minutes ago, wally dugan said:

    l think l have the answer   small number of the new fifty ton DYSON TRAILERS were in GERMANY for use with the new centurion and before been issued   generally 1950/51 these carrying  numbers in the YL SERIES also there were trials of the ELLIOT and GARROOD 80 ton trailer going on in conjuction

    think you will agree its an antar its the date thats wrong


  5. 1 hour ago, john1950 said:

    This trailer appears to have 4 axles with a tappered profile to the bed, which would put it in the 50 ton Dyson range. I think the profile of the towing unit is wrong for a Diamond T, I think the front axle overhang is to long. I now duck behind the nearest solid structure.

    100% that truck is not a diamond T indeed if i would go for Antar i question the date 


  6. eu.perkins.com/parts/online will be able to supply most parts filters gaskets etc any local commercial motor factor one common problem i have over the years is water pumps both on ex mod and civilian people ask about £500 S/H or new we had a company rebuild them 48hour turn around less than £120



  7. 15 hours ago, radiomike7 said:

    McLaren had that technology in the F1 30 years ago, some current cars can get a software update without you even knowing.


    just looked it up august 2008 was called out RTA a 19 york.On arrival 8 wheel man truck hit up arse by 4 wheel man both  on driver training.  pulled in to a layby for sandwich one had stopped one had not. to be honest 4 wheeler was a mess  eight wheeler only had rear light smashed one side while loading 8 wheeler on to our low loader engine started cranking over nobody flinched  so carried on did it again i asked what the fs going "Oh dont worry thats Man in Germany trying to work outs whats wrong  the are trying to get in a position to enable us to limp home

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  8. Rolling radius of tyres eg centre of hub to top of tyre = ? 

    wheel base believe = 3940 mm ? 

    centre front axle to front bumper overhang believe = 1314 mm ?

    centre front axle to rearmost of cab = ?

    centre rear axle to back of rear spring hanger = ? 

    Chassis height from floor = ? say near middle of truck

    Chassis depth chassis width is chassis top flange straight back to front /parallel side to side from cab to rear

    one last ask when looking from side is top of rear wheel above/ below top of chassis rail

    Really would be a big help if anyone could advise on these thanks in advance Steve

    I am hoping to convert to a small/medium recovery /winching vehicle but with a bit of a difference to the run of the mill 

  9. on leaving school my dad took me and a lad who worked for us to the army and navy stores in Goole to get some work boots. I bought a pair of unissued pair of leather soled hob nailed boots for 8 shillings john bought a pair of US issued rubber soled boots that looked wellie length for 5 shillings  next day we cut about 8 inch of Johns boots with angle grinder he was still wearing them years later. mine fell to bits with in a month soaking up oil. Needless to say dad gave me a ten bob note and told me to go  buy 2 pair like johns this was about 1970


  10. On ‎8‎/‎30‎/‎2018 at 7:32 PM, Boley said:

    Getting there slowly, I have to register it and I cannot find the number stamped on the chassis. Would anyone have an idea where Thornycroft would put the chassis number?


    seem to remember but not 100% sure in front of steer box on depth of chassis and believe some digits obscured by that big plate with two holes in also on a riveted plate under passenger side wheel arch on chassis although this barely readable 40 years ago

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