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Richard Farrant

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  1. Thanks Wally, Re. Oxford, I thought I should ask, I did find some reports at Bovington, but always interested in learning more. I can see your predicament, a friend whose father recently passed away is now having to sort out his collection, no mean task as I can vouch. Not seen that Unipower 4 tonner before, it would have been an awkward one to climb in and out of I reckon. regards, Richard
  2. Hi Wally, Have you found anything on the Oxford Carrier?
  3. David, British vehicles had the left hand headlamp working for the UK and when overseas, where driving on the other side of the road, the working lamp was switched to the right hand side. The vehicle wiring diagrams make this point.
  4. The headlight positions would be due to ones that operated in the UK and those that were overseas. I do not know how many US6 trucks continued in service with the British Army post 1950, as this is when the Key Cards were introduced, to convert vehicle records from Census numbers to Army registration numbers.
  5. As Clive said, the queens crown has a dip in the middle, the kings does not. You only have to look at cap badges pre and post Coronation (1952). See attached...
  6. I think that is for the drivers handbook.
  7. Hi Peter, You will need to remove the gearbox in order to extricate the engine from under the bulkhead. There are only 4 bolts holding it to the flywheel housing. I am not sure which switch is fitted to the civiian models, so could you send a photo of it? Had a good time in your country, I am involved in running a military vehicle event over there and we were able to run it before the virus situation escalated. regards, Richard
  8. Hi Kyle, You will like to see this video of the RAF Firefighting Museum, the Mk5's are seen in it. Some years ago when Steve Shirley started the collection at RAF Manston, I was involved with two fire engine restorations for him.
  9. Hi Seamus, The number you can see clearly here, ie BB18 7257367 is I believe something that has been over stamped at a later date. You will see a 4-pointed star symbol, this is a prefix to the original number and after 'BB18' the actual chassis number was in larger size with an unusual font, you can just make out the first two numerals. It is quite possible the lorry went through a major rebuild programme at some point and maybe though error a number had to be changed to fit the paperwork. I know the one I restored had been rebuilt by a REME Heavy Workshop in Germany about 1952, there was a plate in the cab and one on the engine bearing this out.
  10. Hi Seamus, For a bit of history, go to the following website and just enter 39YX32 in the first box, you will have a charge for the search and receive a copy of a Key Card, this will havea number of vehicles listed, yours being one. The reg number was allocated after 1949 and the card will show the wartime number (not sure if the one on the door now is authentic), also when it was disposed off, occasionally there may bea remark indicating the last holding unit. Also the Contract number is shown. https://www.rlcarchive.org/VehicleSrch regards Richard
  11. Hi Peter, Welcome to the forum. There is a core plug at the back of the block as you describe. If it is leaking (rusted through) thisis a sure sign of sludge built up in that area and I would suggest that removing the engine and taking off the flywheel and bell housing. Then removing that core plug and possibly one on the side near the rear and flushing the block through with a pressure washer. To be honest it is wise to renew all of the plugs if there is a lot of sludge. Due to your climate in Adelaide, you may not use antifreeze, but I would adise to use an anti corrosion additive in the coolant. Just been over your way ....... got back home just in time! regards, Richard
  12. I may be wrong, but think this WOT6 may have belonged to a chap called Tim Wood, who sadly passed away some years ago, I am sure he was from Essex. Somewhere I may have a photo of it at Beltring.
  13. Here are a few photos of the work being carried out and one before we started on it.
  14. Hi Seamus, Here is a photo of a WOT6 Machinery truck that I was involved in restoring for a friend some years ago. Should have a few more photos of during the strip down. I recall the chassis number was on the passenger side of the chassis, somewhere about in line with the rear of the cab. It was quite feint so do not use a sander. regards, Richard
  15. Hi Tom, Good thanks, firing on all cylinders! regards, Richard
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