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  1. andym


    I hate Facebook too but unfortunately a lot of useful people have defected to it. 😞 Andy
  2. What an amazing piece of engineering. The Explosion museum in Gosport may be able to help with Mk VIII injector information? Andy
  3. andym


    There's an RB44 group, unfortunately on Facebook but full of helpful people. Andy
  4. RB44? I've got one with a radio body that gets used for radio shows as well as military ones. Andy
  5. The Abbot also hides the fuel pump inside the fuel tank, probably because there's nowhere else to put it! Andy
  6. As an owner of both an Abbot and 432 with K60s and a moderator for the FV430 forum I'm not aware of any issues. Sounds like a wonderful piece of myth and rumour! Andy
  7. Agreed on the fill gun, and they're quite rare, seeming to attract silly prices on eBay. Not sure about the other one, any chance of a close-up, Dougy? Andy
  8. Those numbers would probably have been used on the individual packing labels that came with the installation kit.
  9. For info, "equilibrator" is apparently a valid British term too. The FV433 Abbot has air over hydraulic equilibrator rams. Andy
  10. Would you care to define "not having a lot of luck with the MVT "? Are you a member? Andy
  11. You really expect him to take the time to saw them in half? 🙂 Andy
  12. Your best bet is just to ask on here, Si. Andy
  13. I thought we were talking about 08 GF 04? I was, anyway! 🙂 Andy
  14. Unsurprisingly it doesn't appear in the Merlin records! Andy
  15. Don't panic about the USB lead, eBay is overrun with them! Andy
  16. Merlin says date in service 01/01/1955, cast 26/09/93. Andy
  17. Hurrah - welcome to the club! Andy
  18. Has anyone else seen this? https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/e10-petrol-consumer-protection-and-fuel-pump-labelling From the FBHVC: "Dear Enthusiast, The Department of Transport has issued a consultation document on the subject of introducing higher levels of ethanol in petrol. Many older vehicles are likely to suffer damage and possibly dangerous fuel leaks if the E10 grade of petrol is used without modification to their fuel systems. For the purposes of this consultation the Government is focussing on vehicles more than 25 years old. Whilst wishing to introduce the higher ethanol level E10 grade of fuel, the Government are guaranteeing a 'protection grade' of petrol at the E5 grade that is equivalent to the currently available 95 RON petrol. However this guarantee will only last until 2020 when further consultation will take place. It is likely that on the introduction of E10 at the 95 RON level, the currently available 'Super' grades with an octane level of 97 RON or higher, will cease to be available. The Federation has designed a survey on petrol useage in older vehicles which will provide valuable evidence in the consultation response. Please complete the survey and help the Federation preserve our right to use 'Yesterday's Vehicles on Tomorrow's Roads'. The survey can be accessed by clicking this link. Ethanol Survey. If you wish to read the consultation document it can be found by following this link Department for Transport consultation. Please encourage your friends and fellow enthusiasts to complete the survey, just forward this email and they will be able to follow the survey link. The survey will close on 31 August 2018 in order to collate the results for the Federation's response to the consultation. A copy of the response will be made available on the Federation's website. Thank you for supporting the Federation of British Historic Vehicle Clubs and helping to keep historic vehicles on the road. Paul Chasney Director - Research" The survey is here: https://paulc1.typeform.com/to/Bt7HKS Andy
  19. Early Mk.2s (and possibly Mk.1s?) have bolted windows, later Mk.2s didn't. All should have had swim boards, the degree to which they've been removed depends on who did the removing when it was decided that Stollies no longer needed to swim. Andy
  20. The original starter on the K60 engine in the FV430s had an thermal cutout but it was removed later for exactly the reasons John describes. I wonder if the same applies to the B series starters? Andy
  21. Depending on the problem it's also worth having a chat with your local friendly auto electrician. Most of these things are a militarised commercial Lucas item. Andy
  22. I'm not disagreeing with anything that's been said here, especially from an engineering point of view, but has anyone with reset ride height actually broken anything in civilian use? Andy
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