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  1. Have enjoyed the process and the problem solving - the time has passed so quickly... "...Quite a promising start to the project." ... January 2015.
  2. I concur. Really interesting find. Go for it!!!
  3. Top pic... any takers for early NAG - AEG - Schneider? Stumped!
  4. Pic is a bit fuzzy at my end... could it be: Halley, Halford, Lacre or Vulcan?
  5. A new book has been published here in Melbourne. Called "Our Forgotten Volunteers" by Bojan Pajic. The book follows the stories of Australians and New Zealanders who served on the Salonika/Balkan Front. Many were medical staff...
  6. Ahhh... I can smell the grease from here.
  7. That is an impressive barn find. Do you happen to know whether there are many of these in existence?
  8. I took a look at a photo of the Yeovil unit just now. Is this a mock-up with the odd original part?
  9. Thanks for posting the war office disposals list... another part of the Leyland puzzle exposed.
  10. Redherring


    How likely is it that this is the original engine?
  11. Redherring


    A useful book is: AEC Vehicles Origins to 1929 - by Brian Thackray.
  12. 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
  13. Impressive unit. How did it survive the ravages of time...
  14. 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...
  15. AEC. I have a couple of Vulcan fronts which are very similar...
  16. 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.
  17. 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
  18. Do you need to match grades of Al to ensure longevity? What grade would 1925 Citroen be?
  19. This unit looks similar... you might try to track the owner down... http://classictrucks.net/1913-white-1-ton-truck/
  20. "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...
  21. We'd be interested to know about their history and restoration... very nice... Robert
  22. The depth and curve on the forward chassis seems too deep for any AEC that I've seen? Oh, and they rebuilt that AEC from a badly beat-up and twisted wreck. One very impressive Australian restoration.
  23. The front chassis looks like heavy GMC. The rear wheels could almost be GMC front wheels - they don't look like rears to me - not for a heavy-weight chassis. Fronts reminiscent of thornycroft? Is it just cut down or is is the combination of two vehicles?
  24. Is there any information about this unit's history?
  25. Some years ago I visited the AWM annex and took photos of both their FWD units, immediately before restoration commenced on one. Superficially, at least, this 'spare' unit is in remarkable condition. Robert
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