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  1. SOLD. The full title is Rolls Royce Operators hand book and covers Merlin engines &power plants MK. Nos. 22, 24 and T24 . The hand book was first published in 1944 as some pages show but this actual copy was printed in 1945 with additional amendments for the British Overseas Aircraft Corporation. The stamps in the hand book show that it was part of the BOAC technical library before being discarded. The book is complete with colour and black & white photos and diagrams No loose pages but a few pages have tatty edges, but only on the edges. I know of six other copies of this 1945 edition and three are in museums, one supposed to be with the BBMF, one with IWM and another with a private collector in Canada. There may be more but my internet searches haven't found them yet. The Canadian collector told me the book was worth about £500. When I took it to the Antiques Roadshow, three 'experts' confirmed the valuation. Incase you're wondering, the book or me or both wasn't interesting enough to be on show. This book sat in a cupboard for god knows how many years before I saved it from the father in laws skip. I will upload some photos tomorrow. Yes I know you can get later copies of the book or even download a version but you can't beat the real thing ! i will advertise this elsewhere but I would prefer it went to an enthusiast and not just a rare book collector. Value? Ive since been told that the book is realistically worth £200-£250 Make me an offer I can't refuse. Thanks for reading. George
  2. Hi. Just to give you Aviators a heads up. I am just about to advertise my original copy of the Operators handbook for Rolls Royce Merlin engines & power plants, Mark numbers 22,24,T24 for transport aircraft. This is the 1944 edition, revised in 1945 for BOAC civilian aircraft using Merlin engines. The book is stamped British Overseas Airways, Technical department. Very few of this rare 1945 edition left. I took this book to the Antiques Roadshow last year and three 'experts' valued it at around £500. Now in the classifieds section Open to offers George
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    Military CJ5 jeep

    1970 military jeep for sale. It has a full MOT and NO advisories. Free historic tax, The side curtains were replaced with a John and Mary W set and the old set are included with the spares coming with the jeep. The jeep also has the sought after vented windscreen, basically, an inner opening windscreen like the original MB/GPW jeeps. The jeep had an agreed insurance value last year of £8500 and lots has been done since then. I have reduced the price for a quick sale. A fair price for this jeep is £7500 but I am Open to reasonable offers. I would consider swapping for a Vauxhall Viraro Combi van or the Renault/Nissan versions. Please e-mail georgelvl@outlook.com or call mobile 07716694255 after six. Come on, make me a decent offer my next project is waiting! Thanks, George
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    Military CJ5 jeep

    Sold
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    Surplus army kit

    SOLD. am selling my surplus genuine British Army kit which includes:- Rucksack, waterproof jacket and trousers, NBC (noddy suit), Respirator c/w inner and out gloves, fullers earth bottle, detector paper and correct new pouch. Also webbing set with ammo pouches, SA80 adjusting tool and a MK6 helmet. All genuine ex British Army. Ideal for reenactors or campers etc. From surplus stores this lot could cost you at least 3 times my price. Buyer collects or arranges collection. George georgelvl@outlook.com
  6. Yes this may be stupid but an eBay seller is selling the above mentioned and it has the 2.5 screw on fitting. Does this fit the standard army Landrover/Bedford screw fitting. I would have said yes but I need it confirmed before I buy them. Photos attached Help appreciated. George
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    4 inch Bedford/Foden indicator/brake lens

    Hi Mike, PM sent
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    4 inch Bedford/Foden indicator/brake lens

    Just thought of something. Early set ups used the glass lenses that screwed into the body part (sorry, forgot what it's called). I'm not sure which way the later lenses fitted.
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    Olive drab paint manufacturer

    Thank you John
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    Olive drab paint manufacturer

    Hi. A few years ago I could get large aerosols and pots of olive drab paint from a company based near Stanley County Durham. An old friend used to get it for me but i never knew the name of the company. Before you ask, the old friend isn't about anymore so I can't ask him. Anyone know this company? Thanks, George
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    Olive drab paint manufacturer

    Informed of another local paint maker, Alpha Paints of South Shields. Recommended by classic car owner.
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    Military CJ5 Jeep

    My 1970 jeep is for sale. It has a full MOT and NO advisories. it is free historic tax. The classic car insurance is pretty cheap too! The details are, this 24 volt military spec CJ5 Kaiser jeep built in 1970 and exported to Switzerland for their armed forces. When released from service, it was bought by a Netherlands military vehicle dealer before ownership in the U.K. I have fitted electric wipers but I have kept the vacuum wipers if you want to keep it original. I have fitted new fuel gauge, a new oil pressure gauge and sender unit, new plugs and all the electrics have been checked over by a qualified auto sparky and mechanic. It has a full winter canvas set, five very good NDT tyres, two new batteries and serviced. The side curtains were replaced with a John and Mary W set and the old set are included with the spares coming with the jeep. The jeep also has the sought after vented windscreen, basically, an inner opening windscreen like the original MB/GPW jeeps. The jeep had an agreed insurance value last year of £8500 and lots has been done since then. I have reduced the price for a quick sale. A fair price for this jeep is £7500 but I am Open to reasonable offers. I would consider swapping for a Vauxhall Viraro Combi van or the Renault/Nissan versions. Please e-mail or call mobile 07716694255 after six. Thanks, George
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    Olive drab paint manufacturer

    It gets even better! Albany Motors, Camrex chugoku and hopefully Morrell too! As a Washington lad I'll check out Camrex, Morrell and Albany Motors and take it from there. If my jeep doesn't sell in the next few weeks the paint pot comes out. Nothing wrong with the paint work but olive drab does it for me! Anyone wanna buy my jeep ?
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    Olive drab paint manufacturer

    No it isn't Tor paints. Tanfield Lea rings a bell. Albany Motors is a good idea. I used to go there years ago to collect parts and I saw the old owners military police jeep. Also a lad there was assembling a jeep tub on a wooden template on the floor. They also had a SWB armoured car up on a ramp. It was ww2 era but that's all I know about it. They just might have some paint lying about. Thanks for that. George
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    Olive drab paint manufacturer

    It was 2007, yes a life time ago! It was definitely Stanley area, another old MVT/HMVF member used to get his paint there too. Yes I know, I should have asked the name of the company. ***t happens.
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    Olive drab paint manufacturer

    Thanks for that Dave. George
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    Olive drab paint manufacturer

    Hi and thanks for the info. I knew about Marcus but this company is very close to me (or was) and I could get a same day order. Also they were very good on prices. George
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    Jeep for sale

    My 1970 jeep is for sale. It has a long MOT and NO advisories. it is free historic tax. The details are, this 24 volt military spec CJ5 Kaiser jeep built in 1970 and exported to Switzerland for their armed forces. When released from service, it was bought by a Netherlands military vehicle dealer before ownership in the U.K. I have fitted electric wipers but I have kept the vacuum wipers if you want to keep it original. I have fitted new fuel gauge, a new oil pressure gauge and sender unit, new plugs and all the electrics have been checked over by a qualified auto sparky and mechanic. It has a full winter canvas set, five very good NDT tyres, two new batteries and serviced. The side curtains were replaced with a John and Mary W set and the old set are included with the spares coming with the jeep. The jeep also has the sought after vented windscreen, basically, an inner opening windscreen like the original MB/GPW jeeps. The jeep had an agreed insurance value last year of £8500 and lots has been done since then. I have reduced the price for a quick sale. A fair price for this jeep is £7500 but I am Open to reasonable offers. I would consider swapping for a Vauxhall Viraro Combi van or the Renault/Nissan versions or WHY. Please e-mail georgelvl@outlook.com or call mobile 07730450757 after six. Thanks, George
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    Military CJ5 jeep

    My 1970 jeep is for sale. It has a full MOT and NO advisories. it is free historic tax. The classic car insurance is pretty cheap too! The details are, this 24 volt military spec CJ5 Kaiser jeep built in 1970 and exported to Switzerland for their armed forces. When released from service, it was bought by a Netherlands military vehicle dealer before ownership in the U.K. I have fitted electric wipers but I have kept the vacuum wipers if you want to keep it original. I have fitted new fuel gauge, a new oil pressure gauge and sender unit, new plugs and all the electrics have been checked over by a qualified auto sparky and mechanic. It has a full winter canvas set, five very good NDT tyres, two new batteries and serviced. The side curtains were replaced with a John and Mary W set and the old set are included with the spares coming with the jeep. The jeep also has the sought after vented windscreen, basically, an inner opening windscreen like the original MB/GPW jeeps. The jeep had an agreed insurance value last year of £8500 and lots has been done since then. I have reduced the price for a quick sale. A fair price for this jeep is £7500 but I am Open to reasonable offers. I would consider swapping for a Vauxhall Viraro Combi van or the Renault/Nissan versions. Please e-mail or call mobile 07730450757 after six. Thanks, George
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    CJ5 Swiss Army jeep

    My 1970 jeep is for sale. It has a full MOT and it is free historic tax. The classic car insurance is pretty cheap too! The details are, this 24 volt military spec CJ5 Kaiser jeep built in 1970 and exported to Switzerland for their armed forces. This is not a M38A1 or a M606 jeep. When released from service, it was bought by a Netherlands military vehicle dealer before ownership in the U.K. I have fitted electric wipers but I have kept the vacuum wipers if you want to keep it original. I have fitted new fuel gauge, a new oil pressure gauge and sender unit and all the electrics have been checked over by a qualified auto sparky and mechanic. It has a full winter canvas set, five very good NDT tyres and two new batteries. The side curtains were replaced with a John and Mary W set and the old set are included with the spares coming with the jeep. The jeep also has the sought after vented windscreen, basically, an inner opening windscreen like the original MB/GPW jeeps. Last year the jeep had an agreed value of £8500. A fair price for this jeep is £8000 but I am Open to reasonable offers and I will consider a swap for a Vauxhall Vivaro combi van or the Renault and Nissan version. Thanks, George Mobile 07730450757 Photos to follow later.
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    Bosch distributor cap

    My 24 volt CJ5 jeep requires a Bosch distributor cap, serial number 1235522071. Cash waiting. Thanks, George
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    Bosch distributor cap

    Checked out other sites with the alternative numbers and the parts are advertised but not in stock. The cost of these parts is horrendous.
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    Bosch distributor cap

    I'm on it. Ta.
  24. My 24v CJ5 jeep needs a replacement coil. It is a Bosch, serial number 0221112002 (24v). The coil is available from Atkinson Vos for £250 plus VAT but Iwas hoping someone would know where I could get one a lot cheaper. Also, I need new points and a condenser for my Bosch distributor, serial number 0231161002 JFM4. I don't know the part numbers for the points and condenser. Thanks, George
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