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  1. Mine is dark green.
  2. There is in the Australian War Archives, though I've lost track of it, a training film, possibly made at Lullingstone Castle Kent, showing a Bedford MW and trailer water purifing kit in action.
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    Tyres on soft ground

    To give the Farmer's answer- Nothing is good driving over wet feilds! Causes the ground to be ripped up and panning. However! Low tyre pressures , more surface area, less ground pressure , so you don't sink. Though my experience over the years, if there's no friction bettween tyres and surface, you ain't going anywhere! I'm not suprise the load over the back axles makes all the difference. Most Land Rover pick up backs, and any other pick up or van for that matter are designed to run with a load, no load no weight no traction. Snow tyres work because the snow packs into the tread, and snow sticks to snow. Provided (Shades of Brtitsh Rail) it is the right type of snow! If you have a hard packed smooth surface , just go sleding or skating.
  4. The only people autorised and qualified to give you the information are the Proof Houses. I had this run in a couple of years back, as mentioned earlier with the local Plod over my De-Acs. the Birmingham Proof house told them exacataly wher ethey got off, and I got my property back.
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    New toy

    Isuzu engine and Range Rover box. The disel Range Rover should have had in the first place. I'd recommend this compny for engine advice and parts, http://www.feather-diesel.co.uk They are the ones Isuzu UK recommended to me. For a pin hole the two part tape could well go on for years.
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    Mystery Object No. 204

    TV guided weapons were in development if not use in the 1940's, so early target designator?
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    New toy

    15w/40 'Standard' fleet oil should be OK in these. I ran an Isuzu disel, fitted to a Range Rover, on it for years. One point , don't overfill it! They are very touchy about to much oil. Years agao I talked to some of the DERA guys who were evaluating the Perenti for advice on my engine. That was the only the thing they could find. As for the Silicon hoses, yes they are intially expensive, but I never had to change one in ten years. I managed to puncture the sump on mine (Showing off off road) still miss the engine and vehicle. Depending on the size of the hole, you can get two part Hose Repair Tape. That works very well.
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    British Army Robot Wars

    No we have sent a Spy Vessel! After all, what else is a Hydrographic Ship? You can't send in the War Canoe without up to date charts!
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    Santa's Sleigh questions

    Get him to overfly the London Low Emission Zone and let TfL (Totally ..Foul..Up London ) deal with it!. Baillifs knocking at the North Pole. 😂
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    Santa's Sleigh questions

    Incommmming! 💣 Well I'm used to be in it. 😖
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    8 Cylinder Torpedo Engine - Restoration

    I just want to hear it running! 😀
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    Santa's Sleigh questions

    If I hear Rudolph the bloody red nosed bloody Reindeer any more this week, I'll be after him with biggest bore shotgun I can find! ⚰️
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    Painting, Spraying or Brushing

    Use what ever you have and quote the Military Reasons for Painting- 1 To protect the surface 2 Camouflage 3 Apperance. 😀 A long time ago at DERA Aquila , just outside Bromley there was the Defence Packaging and Transport. Outside were wooden stands with dozens of 4 inch by 4 inch metal plates coated with various paint and preservatives. The guy who ran it used to be in charge of painting the Thames bridges in London. I once asked him what he recommended for a Land Rover Chassis, the answer took about twenty minutes.
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    1944 Leyland Hippo

    To be finicky, the vehicle is equipped as a motorhome, For that class of vehicle a licence relevant to the vehicles MAM is needed.
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    Dodge WC 51 or 52 or Canadian Wanted

    As far as the WC54 goes, brakes on all of the WC's can be pain. They need to be set up by the book. Not difficult but fiddly. Good news is that most Ex Norwegian ones seem to have grown Cupro Nickel pipes over the years so are in good condition. All parts are available but the cyleinders are handed.
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    Dodge WC 51 or 52 or Canadian Wanted

    Just shows the Hollywood life style ain't all it's cracked up to be .
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    Dodge WC 51 or 52 or Canadian Wanted

    Poor Dear! Looks a bit tierd, yes, but I'm sure you can freshen her up. 😁
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    New yard find

    Thank you for that.
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    New yard find

    A new toy has come into my life, subject to finding all the bits of the engine in the shed. A Coventry Climax Godiva pump. So questions if anyone might know, first what type of engine? The bits I have a re a small 4 cylinder flat head, and a couple of header tanks. Second where would the capacity of the pump be found? I think its a 500 gpm. Mauals are supposed to be coming. Third has anyone suggestions as to revive the brass plates?
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    Dodge WC 51 or 52 or Canadian Wanted

    But! Will you still be old ugly and going strong after 75 odd years? 😀 If you think any Dodge WC is ugly, there are opticians available.
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    German Navy Surrender 1918

    The Royal Naval Firepower museum in Portsmouth have a remarakable collection of small arms that came from the fleet. Though most are in storage, viewings can be arranged.
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    1944 leather jerkin

    I used to know a Saddler Called Fred Chandler. He was the person who made the harness for the RHA. He had the 'Sealed Pattern' ' of harness. Whilist we are on restoration/preservation. Recommended to me for metal, leather and wod by the Late Graham Ley. Renaissance Micro Crystalline Wax Polish. You can use ordinary uncoloured floor wax, but this stuff is it! Not cheap but very little goes a long way.
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    1944 leather jerkin

    Stale Urine, producing Ammonia, was used for Vellum and white leather. Also used as a Mordicant (Trans: With Teeth) to treat cloth for dying and as a cleaning solvent. Also for us, in the production of Blakc Powder, where thers's muck , there's money! 😁 But who was the first one willing to try it all?
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    1944 leather jerkin

    Sorry to disagree but Leather is not skin. Leather has an altered protein that does not putrify. Moisteriser that is used on humans isn't the best on leather. The accepted method for musuems to conserve leather used to be single dairy cream. Glcerin, used in saddle soap keeps the protins flexible and also water proofs, it is not primarly a cleaning agent. . This is used on Vegetable tanned leather, the best being Oak Bark tan. Chrome leather, intorduced in the late 1800's usins metal salts that produce a harder les flexible leather that is waterproof. This is the type you find on vehilce canvas, easily identified as if you look at the side you wil se ea Sandwich of thre layers, also has a mainly blue shade. Various hides produce leather with diffrent quality''s dependent on tanning. Pig skin has a distinct texture and is extremly hard wearing, Kangaroo hide is non slip when wet, and Buffalo hide is nearly unbreackable if kept properly dressed and flexible. Cheap nasty leather, mostly from India and Far East is tanned with what was called in England 'Pure'. you feed dogs white raw meat to get it. (I kid you not1) The other natural taning materail is Brain. And you wonder why Tanning wasn't allowed in most cities? 😣
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    1944 leather jerkin

    So accept the Old Man knew exactly what he was talking about! 😀
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