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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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 .
  5. 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.
  6. 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!
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. What great photos. Did the reverse flow cooling on the Saracens work out there? I had heard that it didn't make much difference.
  10. 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
  11. Don't blame the Army, we had to live with the products of Industry as well. The problem was that the guys who designed these vehicles were youngsters who had never set foot inside a military vehicle let alone had to work on one. By the time we got our hands on them for ease of maintenance assessments it was too late. Not sure if it is any better now.
  12. I am selling a complete Number 5 field cookset on behalf of the late Bill Topp who was a keen collector of Military Vehicles and militaria in North East Scotland. It is in very good condition having come from Army storage since when it was never used. It is a heavy beast and would need to be sent by pallet or collected. If there is any interest out there I will send photos . Price would be around £300 though I would ask for generous offers as the proceeds will go to his family.
  13. Original Parts List for Ferrets MK4 and Mk5 in plastic EMER binder dated 1972, code number 60367. In excellent unmarked condition and bargain at £70. Also Ferret Mk1 and Mk2 Modification Instructions up to number 71. Dated from 1960 to 1966, EMER V627. In original EMER binder with few paw marks but in good used condition. Only £60. Open to offers on the pair.
  14. hi i have sent a pm

  15. Hi, I have a carburettor, 2 headlight surrounds, a gearbox, front axle,fuse box, voltage regulator, horn/dip switch, starter switch, transfer box remote control, front grille, some door parts and cab glass. Also an engine sump and rocker cover. Let me know if you are interested in anything. I am in north Aberdeenshire ! cheers.Doug
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