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Richard Farrant

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  1. Possibly drain plugs for an amphibious vehicle? The inspectors mark on the one close up looks like it could be Canadian (?).
  2. hi Mick, Thanks.! Military vehicles have been my interest and my work for nearly 50 years and you tend to accumulate a lot of reference material over time 😉. The photos in my last post are of an official wartime War Office publication listing details of all vehicles and trailers in use by the British military. It is a reprint version produced by the HM Stationary Office some years ago. Glad to hear it was helpful to you. regards, Richard
  3. Ask any REME VM who served in that time, they will have had plenty of experience of wheel station and bevel box damage on Stalwarts, and all the other Alvis 6x6 vehicles.
  4. Hi Mick, I have found details of the trailer in a copy of the War Office Date Book of Wheeled Vehicles (a late war edition). See the two photos of related pages. The trailer was a Multiwheeler design but some were made by S.M.T., who as I mentioned before, were Scottish Motor Traction. They were also mentioned in Bart Vanderveen's Fighting Vehicles Directory WW2 as co-producers of the semi-trailers coupled to the Bedford QLC trucks.
  5. I wouldn't say 'greater knowledge', just a bit of lateral thinking. The top right hand corner of the yard does appear to have a lorry with large letters on the side, which could be RN.
  6. OK, thanks. The Queen Mary tractor units appear to be Crossleys. My thoughts are that this is a civilian contractor's repair workshops doing work for the Air Ministry .
  7. There might be a clue in the location of the photo. It looks to be next to a domestic garden with a small greenhouse. Not a setting you would expect to see airfield crash tenders. On the other hand barrage balloon units often were set up near residential areas.
  8. Hi Mick, Found a trailer in RAF casting policy dated 1972, that meets your description and photos. Code 3470 1845 Trailer, low platform, 20 ton, 8 twin wheels, SMT Mk1 Scottish Motor Traction made some heavy trailers for the military
  9. I am a member of MVT (41 years) but do not do Facebook
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  11. Are these rivets hollow, like the ones use on 37 Pattern webbing? If so I think I have some, although you will need the correct tool to form them..
  12. Austin heavy ambulance (ie. K2) is listed on page 13 RAF used Hillman and Standard utilities
  13. Take a look at Bart's Observers Army Vehicles Directory to 1940 on page 191. Centre vehicle is Commer's pilot model that developed into the Beetle.
  14. Light blue touch paper and retire immediately 😉
  15. The Chilwell lists only show the groups of census numbers for each contract of vehicles. No reference to Chassis numbers. The website I linked to you will be of more help as they have records of Key Cards for jeeps and can cross reference to chassis numbers.
  16. If you go through the menu on that site you will find a Contact page, here is the link in case you missed it :https://www.britishjeep.com/contact.html
  17. I think the following website will be more helpful than G503 in finding a British census number for your jeep; https://www.britishjeep.com/about-us.html
  18. There was a Bedford booklet issued with instructions on dismantling and reassembling air portable QL lorries. The chassis did not split in half, it was loaded in to the aircraft on 4 castor wheels with lower half of cab and engine intact, both axles and springs were removed as assemblies. The body was broken down into manageable sections. regards Richard
  19. The lock you showed has rounded corners to the casing, the Daimler lock has sharp corners, this means it is not the same lock, therefore the key may be different on the end.
  20. Robin, I posted a reply to this on MLU forum, basically to say that as the Lynx body concept was a copy of the Daimler Scout Car, the lock is pretty much identical. New Daimler locks came with a key, but not listed separately in the parts book. The key was listed in the Daimler CES though. I made a key for a Daimler, copying a key from another vehicle and they are all the same. Just like an old fashioned door key, nothing out of the ordinary.
  21. Hi Ferg, I think John is referring to two choke cables and how to operate them together. From his initial post these are for a 1938 BMW project. regards, Richard
  22. Thanks Brian, Very useful, have saved it. regards, Richard
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