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Everything posted by Degsy

  1. No, they warp for a pastime and are not worth bothering with unless you can find a British made one. They are easily recognisable as they have strengtheners cast into them but they are very rare. The other alternative is Rex Ward who has had new ones cast.
  2. You are correct Steve, it is a threshing machine driven by an old Fordson Major. Pity they weren't actually demonstrating threshing, always guaranteed to draw a crowd.
  3. No doubt on his way to Llandudno for the vintage vehicle show at the Extravaganza
  4. Have you got shares in Halfords Tony? The perceived wisdom on here has always been to use a good quality 30 grade such as Morris's, that's what these engines were designed to use also modern manufacture is far superior to the wartime product. In your vehicles you can use what you want but who's going to pay if it all goes pear shaped?
  5. Land Rover by Ben Fogle New hardback £10 cover price £20 Land Rover by Ben Fogle New paperback £5 cover price £13.99 Omaha Beach A flawed victory byAdrian R Lewis New paperback £5 cover price £13.99 Gun Button to Fire Story of a Hurricane pilot in the BofB by Tom Neil New paperback £4 cover price £9.99 War on Wheels by Philip Hamlyn Williams The mechanisation of the British Army in WW2 New paperback £12 cover price £20 Vehicle Recovery by R J Grice This is the original bible on this subject, now very rare and much sought after . Hardback used but in excellent condition £25 All prices plus p&p. Please email me on degsy352@gmail.com
  6. Sorry, I have put that very badly, Post War vehicles are very welcome. No SS vehicles or uniforms.
  7. Blind Veterans UK are hosting a D-Day 75th commemeration at their Llandudno site on 5th and 6th June and invite WW2 and Post War Allied and Axis vehicles, displays and reenactors to attend, (no SS). Camping (military tents only), hard standing for caravans and motor homes available from 4th June. Some expenses will be available as will complementary food and drink all day. WW2 includimg some D-Day veterans will be present on both days and schoolchildren will be guests on 5th June. On 6th June we will be conveying the veterans to the War Memorial on the promenade for a short ceremony where we will be meeting the public, following this we will convoy to Conwy to visit the area where parts of the Mulberry Harbours were built. Please contact me if you wish to participate 07789 192990
  8. Guilty as charged but I rarely go on there now as I sold my jimmy some years ago.
  9. If you join the CCKW forum you will have access to all the jimmy experts on there.
  10. They were 6x6 and you are correct in that they did split behind the cab. The front part was supported by a jockey wheel to assist loading into aircraft, fishplates were used to connect the two halves.
  11. The type of body fitted is totally irrelevant, until the vehicle is plated , tested and registered as a goods vehicle it is illegal to carry a load unless that load is a fixed part of the vehicle, End of story.
  12. Looks like the type of cab fitted for civi use in Europe post war.
  13. If you have difficulty obtaining ISO10 try m/cycle dealers, that's where I used to get it.
  14. I have a Pathfinder US small wall officers tent I will sell. It's all complete in correct bag with bag of pegs etc and a groundsheet but is heavy and would need to be collected.
  15. Hi Olaf, yes, we used to have a member list and it was on recently as I looked at it but it has disappeared now. I think you need to have a word with Joris. ps I wonder if it has anything to do with the new privacy laws which came into force recently.
  16. Yes but it screwed in unlike the Brit type which as you know clamps on.
  17. Screw top on right is an American fuel can, clamp top is Brit type fuel can.
  18. As the Hotchkiss was specifically designed for radio suppressors were fitted in all the circuits. If any in the charging circuit go faulty this can cause the fault you describe. The easiest solution is to cut the appropriate wires.
  19. This years National Armed forces Day is scheduled for 30th June almost in my backyard in Llandudno and had been asked by the local Blind Veterans UK ( St Dunstans ) home which I support to take my jeep to transport vets and also for it to be on their fundraising pitch. However the MOD in their wisdom will not allow this to happen for security reasons. Go figure!
  20. Hi Tim, are you planning on starting the restoration of the Peerless in the near future?
  21. Back in the day it was used almost universally on trucks and buses. I must have trodden on the stuff literally millions of times but never gave a thought to what it was called.
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