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    Welding Ferrets

    Um.. drill and tap steel armour? Unless you have a mag drill then its going to be more than difficult. Tig is the way to go.
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    Welding Ferrets

    A firm tried it on my Ferret and they just wouldn't hold. In the end they tig welded them on without filler wire. Maybe the gun they used wasn't powerful enough? Diana
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    Welding Ferrets

    A stud welding gun doesn't work but TIG does for the studs. Diana
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    Racal bcc 563 aamtu

    http://www.amateurtele.com/print.php?artikel=265 Use Google Translate. Racal (Kapsch) VRM 5080 Cheaper than a Clansman 353 - and no final tube (valve) Note does not fit the Clansman series radio mounts. Diana
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    CVRT Scimitar indicator switch question

    The switch is pneumatic. In the event that the oil fix doesn't work a new leather seal can be made from a disc of 1.2 mm thick leather, after drilling out the rivet in the centre of the piston and replacing with a small screw and nut. Nominally its a 10 second delay but that may not be on both right and left. - it's a bit of a hit/miss affair regarding timing. Diana
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    Wanted: Green Goddess tires

    http://www.totectyres.co.uk/Trucks.aspx Incidentally Totec will also supply the correct radial tyres for Ferret's etc - so they need not all end up with Bar Grips. and the correct tyre is not 8 ply either.. Diana
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    Cork Seals

    Liquid Paraffin is a mineral oil, not the best thing to put on rubber (depending on the rubber of course) The best safe thing for rubber is silicon oil/grease. Diana
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    Down-sizing starter battery?

    Beat me by minutes ! Diana
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    Down-sizing starter battery?

    A CVR(T) fitted with a J60 engine, which is to all intents and purposes an E type engine/XJ6 engine, when fitted in a car has a 12V nominal 66AH battery. Therefore two 12 volt batteries in series @66AH is more than adequate (Cranking amps unknown), however 770A seems to be recommended @12V AGM cells info = https://nyln.org/agm-batteries-pros-and-cons-list Diana
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    Down-sizing starter battery?

    I shopped around and bought a pair of https://www.batterymegastore.co.uk/x2-varta-j3-6tn-promotive-black-battery.html In my opinion they are far superior to the cheaper 6tn, a pair of which I have. I use a pair of Varta blue batteries on my Ferret, after 7 years they are still going strong. Diana
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    Fv721 fox

    Why don't you have the service manual? It's the first thing anyone buying a MV should get after buying the vehicle. If you don't have the manual (provided you can get one), and there are plenty available for the Fox, then you will have a problem looking after it and resolving problems.
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    Fv721 fox

    Lots of antifreeze? how much is lots ? is it 50/50 ? because if its more than 50/50 that maybe the cause. Get a device for measuring the ratio and do a proper check. Diana
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    Clansman headset wiring

    http://www.ptsnorfolk.co.uk/product.php/5712324/ BUT check its the correct lead for the particular headset you have. It appears clansman parts/spares are drying up :-( Diana
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    Clansman headset wiring

    The core is indeed a filler and not a conductor. No matter what a new lead is quicker, and easier than messing about trying to repair this Diana
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    Clansman headset wiring

    Buy a new lead off ebay, don't bother messing about. Diana
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    CVR(W) Fox

    Helston Gunsmiths ? - but take out a bank loan first. Diana
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    (Ferret) fuel tank woes

    Superglue...Bostik, Evostik breakdown with age. They were probably vulcanised on. Diana
  18. Remove the runflat insert, use the correct size inner tube. You will also need a rim band, there are rim bands and rim bands, the correct rim band is thickened where the tube valve protrudes through it, since the cutout in a Ferret rim is quite wide and long. The thickening supports the tube valve stem. Diana
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    Ferret modernization project

    It's your Ferret as a few have said. One point to bear in mind, If/When you come to sell it you may have a few problems. People like to buy as near as original as possible. Diana
  20. Really Useful and relatively cheap copper tube lug crimper Durite 0-703-90 Diana
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    CVRT final drive oil seal replacement

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    CVRT final drive oil seal replacement

    Item 24 shows the seal, its a standard synthetic rubber seal along with its dimensions - so you should be able to get one at a seal supplier or online. Diana
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    CVRT final drive oil seal replacement

    Why have you not got the spare parts manual (common items)? That would answer a lot of your questions. Diana