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  1. It looks like a wonderful truck so glad to hear you have found a home for it.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  5. 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
  6. Bit late to this discussion but the original aluminium paint for the interior was flame resistant being high in particulate aluminium. You can still buy such paints from better hardware stores though the paint finish is slightly grainy as you would expect.I once took a blowtorch to such paint and it barely scorched. The engine and transmission paint colour was referred to as 'Duck Egg Blue' and has a subtle greeny tinge to it. It is always best to quote the BS number when getting an accurate paint colour.
  7. Dave I still have some parts available including a complete axle. I will check tomorrow and get back to you. What else do you need. Doug.
  8. Peter, I have just seen this. I have a fluid flywheel if needed. There are a number of differences between the Fox and CVRT engines including the heat exchanger, coil mounting and exhaust manifolds.. I sold a load of spares last year to a Fox owner in London. If you are still stuck I will ask if he would like to part with any.Doug.
  9. Ferret MK 2/7 for sale. DIS 1959. Civilian registered as Historic Vehicle and currently on SORN. Very good runner with easy gear selection. Comes with a number of CES items including replica Sterling and II drivers sight.Tyres are good but spare is worn however a nos tyre is included though has some wall cracking.The Ferret is ready to show but the right hand bins would benefit from improvement though front and rear lids are original. Fitted with electric fuel pump on a separate switch and also a battery isolator. Priced to sell at only £15250 .
  10. Unfortunately it was more then just that. The accelerator lever on the carb had worked loose and had been mangled so I had to get in and replace it and also remove the accelerator link which was too short. By lowering the seat right down after removing the front fasteners and bungees I managed to tilt the bulkhead far enough to get access without removing it . The glacis was suspended from the front and tied to the roof so it was fairly safe.!! Job done and all back together.
  11. Hi Clive, I will have to transfer all my photos into a format for posting but don't know how. We have a printer/scanner and wonder if that is the best way. I need advice!
  12. I was OC Aerial Delivery Section at JATE around the time of the Gulf War of 1992. It was a REME responsibility to design and teat rigging schemes for Heavy Drop using the MSP and HSP which had been reintroduced to service. I would hope that the REME Museum would have some archive material and possibly copies of the platform clearances. These had to be endorsed by Boscombe Down after the RAF decided that they needed to take over as the Design Authority for Aerial Delivery systems. I had a load of old photos in my office and kept a few. One shows what was left after a Hornet Malkara hit the deck at terminal velocity, and I have a few other shots of Champ and Landrover loads. Also one of a Saracen .I rigged a Champ with trailer on an MSP for the REME 50 exhibition using the last remaining early mark MSP and original parachutes. It then went to the REME Museum at Arborfield but they saw fit to get rid of it. There is a nice colour photo of the rig at the front of Gus Gowers book on the Champ called the Champ Enigma.
  13. Isn't it amazing what interesting topics keep emerging. It reminded me that I have a photo of a Saracen wading in the sea up to the level of the turret ring. I wouldn't have wanted to be the driver. Sadly there is no official stamp on the back so don't know where it came from. I am not very techno savvy so don't know how to transfer a photo into here.I also have an old AATDU picture of a Saracen which has just been air-dropped on an HSP.
  14. What great photos. Did the reverse flow cooling on the Saracens work out there? I had heard that it didn't make much difference.
  15. I am now faced with the same problem on the Sabre. The carburettor needs adjusting which means taking the engine decks and front glacis off and also the engine bulkhead for a 2 minute job. Great
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