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About terryb

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    Warrant Officer 1st Class
  • Birthday 05/20/1959

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    Tracked, tracked, oh, and tracked.....preferably with a gun!
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    Engineer by day, tankie off duty.

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  1. terryb

    What BMC diesel engine is this?

    2.5 with the cast rocker cover. used in fx4 taxis, vans, tractors, canal boats, very loud engine, known for being gutless. From the pics it has some conversion brackets and fabricated bell housing adapter fitted. Boating fraternity would be interested...........
  2. terryb

    VIP toilets

    surely they must realise we're not all suckers-there was enough tumbleweed blowing over the empty expanses last year. just another ploy to prise more out of your wallet!
  3. terryb

    2 Russian Amphibious APCs

    Probably be about the same as the others, where £10000, instantly turns into £13200 at the fall of a hammer!
  4. terryb

    CVRT periscopes

    pm sent
  5. terryb

    2 Russian Amphibious APCs

    was that hammer price plus premiums and VAT?
  6. holy sh#*-new wheels, softer shocks, and a V8-what a difference! I think ferrets just shot up in value............
  7. fit a lateral bike rack-like motot caravans have. A lot simpler . reversing a tracked vehicle with a wheeled trailer is immensely difficult, and the way a cvrt lifts up at the back under braking will definitely upset a bike trailer!
  8. terryb

    FV432 driving on street query

    crossing a tarmac path without turning should be ok, but......... not advised in this heat as tarmac will be too soft DO NOT turn, as it will lift the tarmac. with my council, it is illegal to cross a pathway to gain access, unless an authorised dropped kerb has been constructed (here they have to be concrete) oh, and you have to pay for it! There was an instance some years back, where a chap damaged a tarmac path by driving a 432 across it at 45 degrees-got sued for £6700 plus costs...........
  9. terryb

    cvrt clutch and direction lever

    idle speed screw is on the spindle of the carb by the firewall-follow the throttle link rod mixture screws are towards the front of the vehicle at the base of the carb-there are two
  10. terryb

    cvrt clutch and direction lever

    you'll notice that idle speed increases slightly when fwd/rev knob is halfway, as there's obviously less drag, as moving less mass around. If the clutch drum isnt driving anything, and as it rotates freely around a roller bearing that's attached to the driven part of the clutch, then eventually it will pick up speed. Your idle is too high-get the tickover smoother first-here's how; make sure in neutral, engine at operating temperature turn idle screw down to lowest possible speed' turn one of the mixture screws in or out to achieve the highest possible smooth idle (you may need to turn the idle speed down as you do this) now for the other mixture screw-again, turn the idle down to lowest idle speed possible, and repeat the above. when done, set idle to 500 rpm also; lubricate the fwd/rev linkage make sure gearbox oil level is correct. remove and make sure gearbox oil filter element is clean, and that the correct grade of oil is used. terry
  11. terryb

    CVRT break downs

    Only had 5 breakdowns in 30+ years of cvrt road use; toothed fan belt broke; slipped spare one which is always kept lockwired in place, on at side of road-1/2 hour and a spanner. road wheel shed its rubber-middle one so not crucial-other one on axle good, so carried on. brake pad friction material fell off metal back plate-fitted new one at side of road Diesel filter unscrewed itself-screw it back on lift pump stopped-gave it a clout!
  12. terryb

    wanted-CVRT Dash

    thanks, but its missing one crucial part-the ignition switch!
  13. terryb

    wanted-CVRT Dash

    Dash for Sabre or scorpion wanted-cash waiting.