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About Redherring

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    Melbourne, Australia
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    Restoring Leyland S-type 1911-12, Leyland PH 1924, also White SC
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  1. Redherring

    FWD gets new shoes

    Ahhh... I can smell the grease from here.
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    WW1 finds and discoveries

    That is an impressive barn find. Do you happen to know whether there are many of these in existence?
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    Lanchester Armoured Car

    I took a look at a photo of the Yeovil unit just now. Is this a mock-up with the odd original part?
  4. Redherring

    Another Thornycroft

    Thanks for posting the war office disposals list... another part of the Leyland puzzle exposed.
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    How likely is it that this is the original engine?
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    A useful book is: AEC Vehicles Origins to 1929 - by Brian Thackray.
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    1914 Dennis Lorry

    The Dennis is very bright 'red' in colour. Is this shade original? Are you likely to get booked for speeding by every passing patrol car? Robert
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    Dewald chain drive truck

    Impressive unit. How did it survive the ravages of time...
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    WW1 finds and discoveries

    Regarding Leylands... the earliest Leyland parts and drawings registers show that vehicles were built specifically to customer request, said vehicles were all different: chassis length, width... some joggled some not; diffs and axles; motor; and wheels! Every new and redesigned part was logged. Gradually, beginning with the war office subsidy scheme, vehicles began to look similar, but even then modifications occurred along the way. In recent times the leyland Society has attempted to sort the pre-subsidy scheme Leylands into groups. No easy task! One reason I find ID'ing vehicles/parts so interesting...
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    WW1 finds and discoveries

    AEC. I have a couple of Vulcan fronts which are very similar...
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    WW1 finds and discoveries

    The underside of most vehicles intrigues me. So what is it? My first guess is Daimler Marienfelde. Unfortunately the photo presented isn't particularly clear.
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    WW1 Dennis truck find

    I have found your restore-a-logues enormously useful over the years. It has enabled many of us to have a go at restoration/rebuild jobs we otherwise would not have attempted. A general discussion often follows some aspect of the rebuild, and so often this has provided valuable insight into materials and techniques. Can we say... the most successful blog of it's type? Clearly an enormous effort from your team, and costly in time and $. In the future, might the large e-footprint be edited down to a stand-alone 'ebook' with index... ? Rob
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    Repairing aluminum dashboard

    Do you need to match grades of Al to ensure longevity? What grade would 1925 Citroen be?
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    Help with White truck

    This unit looks similar... you might try to track the owner down... http://classictrucks.net/1913-white-1-ton-truck/
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    Guy Martin - Mk IV Female Tank replica

    "Your first job is to find your successor..." so-said the outgoing chairman of our club many years ago. Kids with enthusiasm for engineering, dust, grease and skinned knuckles!? Ash... you could not have said it better. That's our challenge...