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  1. This sounds useful. How far back are you going.? This is a very confusing subject ( to me anyway) so look forward to seeing the fruits of your labours.
  2. I have a GPMG cleaning kit for sale which is complete and in it's wallet. Some nos components and all in good condition. Asking £50 or near offers. Also have some other gun tools which I can't identify one of which looks like an extractor for jammed cases. Lastly there is a GPMG gas plug in excellent condition .
  3. From the ones I have seen recently I reckon you would have to pay at least £5k to get a reasonable one. So many are parked outside with the drain plugs fitted and have become write-offs as the brakes, engine and transmission have filled with water. You want a good runner as B81s are starting to get scarcer. I wish I could afford one as they are amazing vehicles to drive and the sound of that exhaust is to die for.
  4. Result !! Great news . I also put some flushing fluid through the Champ but I am not convinced it did any good.
  5. I had a similar problem with my Champ which had obviously overheated badly before I got it. The only cure ultimately was to take the head off and remove all drains and hoses and flush with a hose down every orifice I could fine until the water flowed freely and clearly. Same for the radiator which should free off ( try boiling water).
  6. Having bought an ex-farm runaround I would advise you to flush the engine and radiator most thoroughly. Mine was quite literally full of muck and it had overheated badly. Check your compressions. The No 2 gen panel does not fit directly onto the No 1 panel hole spacings so it needs an adapter plate which you may already have? Also the lead from the No 2 panel to the electrical distribution box behind the dash is a different length and configuration which you may also have already if everything is fitted neatly in place. I currently have the problem of sourcing both.
  7. I don't think there was any commonality of body parts with any other vehicle which makes it even more of a problem. I had a Morris MRA1 which was also prone to cab rust but at least it used mainly standard truck parts.
  8. Such a shame. They are lovely trucks but that double-skinned cab was so rust prone. I had a beauty which I would like to buy back. The cab was lead-loaded which shows what an incredible build standard they were made to. I'll keep my eyes open for any spares . I have some mechanical parts and also some PIG parts as I've owned three over the years.
  9. Good luck guys but I have an awful feeling that there are not enough Humbers left to justify re-manufacture. The best way might be to start a Humber 1 ton Facebook Group which might unearth some spares. Does anyone know how many are left in UK? There are possibly more in Australia where the climate was kinder to the bodywork.
  10. It looks like a wonderful truck so glad to hear you have found a home for it.
  11. Does it matter that it is a tractor and not strictly a goods vehicle? I used to have one but couldn't cope with the dizzying top speed.
  12. Heavy hardwood stowage box originally from a Scammell Pioneer Gun Tractor. Dimensions length 110 cm width 47 cm height 36 cm. Marked 374 N on the ends with S BROS LTD 1944 on one end as shown with the figure 11 between. The top reads HORIZONTAL STOWAGE ONLY which makes me wonder if it was used for stowing fuses. The box is very sound but some limited patching has been done. Very strongly made with metal reinforced corners. Make me an offer if interested.


    That does sound too high as a CR2 cost well over a million each however it depends if you include R&D costs. I did a costing exercise on CR1 which included R&D, spares, repairs and running costs in the '90's and it cost over £120 per kilometre to run each tank.
  14. Hi, just seen this on my emails. Yes I still have the parts. I am in Aberdeenshire so hope that would not be a problem. regards. Doug
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