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  1. Well done Phil, With Ferrets, Saracens, etc. it was not uncommon for this to happen with a bit of wear in the linkage. From the distant past I recall a small plate tack welded to the hull with the hull (chassis) number and an abbreviated date. I think it was behind where the large data plate was mounted. Upper hull to right of drivers right shoulder ??
  2. Hi Phil, I have a feeling the Leyland 19H trucks used by the RAF in the Fifties (refueller, radar, etc) had the O600 engine. Only saw one in army service and that was a tipper.
  3. Graeme, Check this out: https://www.mrmotorparts.com.au/index.php/order-parts-online/leyland-parts/engine/valve-inlet-suit-leyland-600.html .... The number is on there 👍
  4. Unable to check the part number, but to answer your question on what vehicles the Army used with Leyland 600, I seem to recollect the Marshall Gainsborough loading shovel was powered by one.
  5. The chassis number on the plate shows no resemblance to a Bedford chassis number.
  6. The letters OEP on the rear diff stand for Oil Extreme Pressure and probably would have had the number 220 below. This is basically an ordinary 90EP gear oil. The WNR number is I believe a reference number to a rebuild and would be dated from 1950's I think, the letters VM could well stand for Vauxhall Motors. You can be pretty sure this is an OY, by the army references afore mentioned. The chassis number is stamped on side of chassis, below passenger side of cab and will be prefixed OYD if it is a cargo, or OYC if it had another type of body such as tanker.
  7. There is a link there, it would cost a lot of LSD to fit LSD's to WW2 vehicles !!! 😎
  8. I believe Porsche was developing LSD in Germany in the 1930's for racing, probably got patents on it. British vehicles went on extensive off road trials before being given contracts to supply and costs would have been a factor as the country was still getting over WW1. Even the Yanks did not have it, .... or did they ?
  9. Could be, as the lights look German style and British did use German made vehicles in Berlin, such as Munga. There are some features that remind me of the Lightweight No2 trailer however.
  10. It could be a 1/2ton Lightweight No.2 trailer going by the body. It has mudguards and rear lights as later additions if it is a No.2
  11. Hi Bryan, Thanks for putting this link up, an excellent video, with some wonderful old machinery and a fantastic venue. 👍 regards, Richard
  12. King Dick adjustable, useful tool, still have my father's one in my toolbox, think it was in his 1950's Austin lorry tool kit (civilian) and a smaller one in the Austin Seven tool roll.
  13. Hi Ian, My error, should have been 2,000 trailers. That group of numbers was allocated to that contract. There was a plate on my brother's trailer, but barely readable although the serial number and census number were clearly stamped. I think that someone may have replicated these plates some years back.
  14. It is a 10cwt Trailer, Lightweight, No.2. made under a contract by Motor Panels Ltd, and only a 1,000 supplied. I forget the year of manufacture, but think it was 1943. My brother bought one many years ago and it had been in service with the Norwegian army before disposal.
  15. All good advice, but I would add that while you have the valves out, get them faced, ensuring the edges of the valves are not too thin (the edge of the valve can burn away if they are) and get the seats cut. Then lap the valves in to the seats. It is likely if the valves have been sticking the faces and seats could be burnt if the valves were not right down on their seats when closed.
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