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    Military Vehicles and Artillery collection, old stationary motors
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  1. I need to contribute sometimes... On my 1918 Standard B Liberty Type I (which I hope to restore finally this year) the starter was a generator, which would not necessarily produce enough power to start the engine, but could assist. The truck had full electric lights including tiny driving lights on the bframe horns, with armored steel wrapped cables to all the electrical parts, distributor AND a Magneto, set to run simultaneously, not independently like a Model-T where you could switch over. The Type II came out and the US Army did away with ALL electrics, kept the magneto and added a carbide generator with gas lamps, spot lamp and a Kerosene tailamp. So if the logic were that it was harder to get Carbide in the War Theater this is opposite of the simplicity and skill set? of maintenance of the operators, as doing away with the electrics meant they could do away with light bulbs, batteries, generators, points, a second set of ignition wires, etc. I suppose the principle of K.I.S.S. was evident upon creating the Type I and everyone made improvements for the Type II (prevalent version of most existing vehicles) to include a hand pressure pump to pressurize the spare fuel tank verses a big drain dump valve that you would use to fill a bucket under the truck and transfer the fuel manually spalshing fuel about. (perhaps while incoming shells were bursting) I've located the steel wire conduit at several car restoration dealers in the US and UK. it's not going to be cheap, but the expensive Duessenbergs and such took silver or nickel plated conduit up into the late 30's. V/R W. Winget Carrollton, Virginia USA
  2. Bought it, moved it to home to Virginia, loaded the 1906 Limber and Caisson Set, link below has the post with photo's that match the earlier posted photo, sorry to send you chasing another link, but it looks GREAT even if unrestored. V/R W Winget http://www.g503.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=28&t=192239&start=15#p1239287 Anyone finding information or photo's on the US 3 Ton Artillery Trailer I would be most thankful for a copy, especially seeing the front sheet metal. V/R
  3. Yes Monty is my Brother. And he just helped me close the deal on the above trailer, so it should really look sharp if I can locate some diagrams or measurements for the missing pieces (front box, rails on the bed, etc) of it, then add the Caission and Limber set atop her and place it beside the Liberty Truck. Now to find transport for it from Ohio to Virginia, or Aberdeen Maryland show in May and pay someone for their trip, etc. or go for it later this year. Where's a French 75 to fit atop the Liberty and make the complete set? V/R Adrian Winget Virginia www.vmpa.us Headed to Germany for three weeks for an exercise, hate it when I loose communications just after doing a great deal. WAW
  4. What really hurts is I have the Liberty Standard B truck (needs restoration) and a full set of 1902 Caisson and Limber in excellent original condition. Would love to have this trailer and pull the set behind the truck at Newville, PA for the WWI events, but ZERO financial capability now that I'm out of the Army and awaiting retirement pay at 60. Gee that would be one sweet display piece. V/R W. Winget USA http://www.vmpa.us Virginia Military Preservation Association
  5. Well if anyone had a line on a set of press on tyres for my 1917 Standard B (Liberty) I will attempt to restore I would LOVE the hear about them. The rears are US: 40 x6 Double tyred with metal rise in between the riged rims, and 36 x 5 inch front wheels. As they are all cast steel wheels and very heavy, sending away to a shop or such is not the best of solutions. I was wondering if anyone had success with a Forklift Tire (tyre) casting company or such to utilize polyurethane either onto the rim or ordered to size so we could press fit them. I have a 120Lb press in my yard that can handle the operation after I fabricate a suitable ring and backing plate to both press potential rims on, and support the wheel underneath during the process. What would the metric equivalent of these be? I read above were talking 30" and 34" rims, be these do not easily transcribe into the metric sizes as posted above 762 x 127mm and 836.6 x152mm Kindest regards W Winget Carrollton, Virginia. william.winget (at) JFCOM (dot) mil see WWW.VMPA.US for some photo's of the truck, or on 'webshots' photo section http://good-times.webshots.com/album/565571364MinFRZ
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