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  1. Martin - Jobel have quoted me £115 each for a quantity of six, decreasing with the size of the batch. I'm not exactly short of dead wheels, I've got at least two complete vehicle sets but it's always good to keep them in stock. How many wheels are you after? Andy
  2. Aha - freewheel! 🙂 Andy
  3. I'm currently using Jobell Engineering to re-rubber FV430 wheels. This photo shows the two prototypes together with the wheel I gave them as a pattern. They're neoprene rather than rubber but have so far covered over 100 road miles without issue. Andy
  4. Not a lot of space in there! I think as you suggest, seeing if something suitable pops up on eBay or whatever seems best. Andy
  5. A 2 pin DIN would be utter sacrilege - there's no worse connector in the world other than a SCART! I'd suggest replacing with a Clansman 2-pin, I've done that a couple of times when encountering weird and wonderful connectors (usually of US origin). Andy
  6. According to the Amphenol 62GB datasheet, 62GB-57A08-02PN(595) is a 2 pin shell size 8 jam nut receptacle with normal keyway orientation. Clansman connectors are shell size 10, hence too big. You need something like a 62GB-16F08-02SE to mate with it. A mere £48 from Farnell but they're out of stock anyway. 😞 Andy
  7. Standardisation is wonderful, isn't it? 🙂 There should be a part number on the connector, possibly on the flange inside. Andy
  8. I can't see the thread but they look like standard Clansman power connectors to me. Try eBay item 123790416974 as an example, which also shows the NSN and ab connectors part number. Andy
  9. That's the one I've got as used in Abbots, there's a separate BID that plugs into it. I wonder if the BATES RB44 used something different although it seems odd. Andy
  10. Thanks - I wondered if it was something like the SANIE that's used to encrypt BATES data during transmission. Andy
  11. Out of interest, what's the box to the right of the 321? Andy
  12. Ah - that was what I meant, even if it wasn't what I said! 🙂 Andy
  13. In that case could you let me know its VRN when you've got a moment? I'm keeping a loose register of where the remaining Abbots are. Mine is 08EB10, for reference. Andy
  14. Was that Mark Hart's Abbot, out of interest? Andy
  15. Ours was more subtle - it even retained (widened) steel wheels and hubcaps. Andy
  16. One of my friends at college had a soft top split-screen convertible. We put a Rover 3.5 litre V8 in it ... Andy
  17. PTS Norfolk or Sema4radios are probably a good place to start. Andy
  18. When in build in Rosyth she had what must be the world's largest nut and bolt store occupying most of the hangar deck. Every size and type of metric nut, bolt and washer you've ever seen. And all the Health and Safety signs were dual language - English and Polish! Andy
  19. The civilian versions of that engine had temperature gauges so it shouldn't be too difficult other than the 12V/24V issue? Andy
  20. An FFR or TCB RB44 does indeed have two alternators, one 12V for the vehicle and another, 24V for the radio batteries. The two systems are completely separate. Andy
  21. No, I work in Portsmouth. I'm also one of the moderators of the FV430 Forum referred to above. Andy
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