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  1. Sean N

    WW1 Thornycroft restoration

    I'm not really following the argument about silicone hoses. I can see it might be more of an issue in extreme climates or where rubber is particularly exposed to environmental degradation, but in a lot of years of driving I can only recall having an issue with a hose once - and arguably when I was young and naive - or on vehicles that had sat rusting for 30 years. I'm also not sure I'd want to ignore a cooling system for half a million km, even though given Australian distances they probably clock that up rapidly - don't these guys do routine checks? Having said that, I'll probably get a blown hose now...
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    WW1 exhibits /events for 2018

    I'd guess the rear engine was steering?
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    WW1 Thornycroft restoration

    Might be a daft question, but are there no pipe and tube benders locally? We have a couple here who are normally quite happy to do small jobs at sensible prices. Appreciate the desire to DIY, but it'd be done and dusted and let you get on with other jobs...
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    Wanted: Green Goddess tires

    I'll agree with Duncan's post about the Avons, they wipe the floor with Trak Grips and bargrips. I think it must be as much the compound as the tread. Avon have gone through a few changes and the tyre business is now owned by Cooper, so chances of them having such obsolete moulds must be pretty minimal.
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    RAF vehicle camouflage

    I'll bet that wasn't universal; I can recall vehicles coming through sales post-GW1 that had obviously had lights, mirrors, glass, the works sprayed over, and clearly had barely seen a wash for prep, certainly no scotch or any other keying!
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    Spotted today....

    Actually yesterday - mobile crane 37 KM 37 travelling west on the M27 near Hamble, and Lancaster travelling north at low altitude just east of Cadnam, presumably on the way back from Jersey.
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    Austin series 3 half shaft

    The axle type was used in series 2 and 3 trucks (and series 1?) and all the Austin based BMC and smaller Leyland trucks e.g. WE, WF, FE, FF etc. I didn't want to say too much as there will have been variations so it doesn't follow that every one of those trucks will have an identical half shaft. It seems to me if the number was cast in the flange it might not be the proper part number for the shaft though.
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    Austin series 3 half shaft

    I don't think it would come to that. I may be wrong, but the same type of axle was used in at least some of the Series 3 trucks, which later became the BMC and Leyland range, so I'd have thought it quite likely that several of those used the same shafts. Where on the shaft is 11K 7895 marked?
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    Stalwart transfer box removal

    Bu**er. Sorry to hear that, Justin. Richard Banister?
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    WW1 Renault artillery tractor

    It's estimated at 15k Euros
  11. Howard, I'm willing to bet knowing GM they're the same as a lot of other GM / Chevrolet stuff; tried the Stovebolt forums and parts suppliers?
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    Spotted today....

    Very tidy G plate Lightweight in Shillingstone this afternoon.
  13. Commercial Motor thinks it's an Ecomat 6HP900
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    "Logos" on anks etc

    Mailed fist (3 and 8) is Royal Armoured Corps, isn't it?
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    Photobucket.......

    Without wishing to temp providence, my Photobucket images seem to be displaying OK...
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