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Richard Farrant

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  1. The Stalwart would have been coming to the Corowa Swim-In this week, it has attended several times during the last few years and we were saddened by the news. Our thoughts are with the driver and his family. regards Richard
  2. As Iain says, this is a Perentie that belongs to friends in Australia. Shipping a vehicle into Australia is fraught with problems, not just cleanliness but all items of asbestos have to be removed and certified otherwise you are in for big problems and costs.
  3. I thought the rack system on the 8x4 Foden was called Ampliroll or similar, and made by Boughtons.
  4. A photo from Corowa today (Tuesday), a LARC V, GPA and Weasel waiting the signal to launch in the water. This is the Murray river. There are more amphibs arriving this week.
  5. Hi Iain, I thought you would appreciate the photo. I am at the event this week and a lot of Perenties, 4x4 and 6x6 of all variations here. regards, Richard
  6. Due to no internet connection this photo was not today, but last Friday. Spotted on Holbrook to Culcairn road ........... actually I was driving it and stopped for a brief rest on way to the Corowa Swim-In & Military Vehicle Gathering...... a Perentie FFR
  7. Hi 10 68, Apologies to Ruxy, I was replying on my phone and did not realise I had addressed the wrong person. Latterly it was actually South East District, but the old code, EC02 which I think may have dated back to WW2 was used right up until the workshop closed. Looks like several forum members had jogged around the workshop area! Only bit remaining is the end of B Shops which is now part of the TA Centre. Sorry we have deviated off the subject again !
  8. Ruxy a correction, it was Rowcroft Barracks, which was 44 District Workshop REME at that time.
  9. The Mk1 with the petrol engine ran very hot and would have vapour locking issues. I know from experience the exhaust manifolds suffered badly with the heat., this was when they were in-service.
  10. Hi Andrew, All the mudflaps on Dingos that I have come across are double thickness canvas with a steel strip sewn in the bottom, something like 1" x 1/8" steel. I would doubt rubber was used, unless any of the first ones of around 1939 era had them.
  11. Nothing is easy to access in a Fox engine bay, without removing rear armour and aux. drive. When we originally had them, the distributors were still conventional contact breakers and they needed regular adjusting due the the rotation being opposite to what the distributor was designed for.
  12. Doug, To access the mixture screws on the carb you do not need to remove the engine bulkhead which is alongside the driver.
  13. Doubt it would float the lid is not watertight. Looks more like a locker fitted under truck bodies.
  14. Hi David, The MK did not have spring brakes, they were air over hydraulic, so you could drive out of the workshop on the handbrake as I recall as it lessened complaints about the fumes. There was a small number of new Bedfords, which could have been MK (or possibly MJ) what were modified at the direction of REME at Woolwich were trialed with the lower oil control rings removed from the pistons. The vehicles were to be monitored for oil consumption, etc and after a given mileage had them replaced. I did some of these ring removals. I cannot remember too many details now but sure it was before the early 1980's. Richard
  15. Hi Tadeo, As Peter says, the number is on the passenger side of the chassis adjacent to the step brackets. regards, Richard
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