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Richard Farrant

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  1. Hi Ferg, Your solution sounds easier than swapping wheels over !!!
  2. Like the Oxford Carrier no doubt, this had two sets of tillers (as did T16 I think). One set of tillers works the brakes in a Cletrac type controlled diff, while the other set work the brakes on the outside for skid steering.
  3. Hi Ferg, Had a similar problem about 28 years ago, shipping a Land Rover Station Wagon to Australia for a car rally. We had sponsorship from a container company where we could use an insulated container as they leave UK empty, problem is there is less headroom, what to do, ended up borrowing some 13 inch wheels as used on the Series 2A SAS patrol and put on some old low profile car tyres. That brought the height down, then fitted original wheels once it arrived at destination.
  4. I have seen that in the book, I think there was a Greeves in that book as well. The French Army had some Tiger Cubs as I know someone who has/had one.
  5. Hi Wally, I can still remember having just moved to a new home in 1961 (aged 10) and going to an army "At Home" at the local barracks, it was a Transport Coy of the RASC and a lot of exhibits, I distinctly recollect the Tiger Cub there as there was also a sectioned engine on display. Like you I had one as well, bought it for £17 as I recall! Great bike. Richard
  6. It is 4 ton, was issued right through to the Bedford MJ, may even have been in the kit for the Leyland DAF 4x4, can't remember.
  7. Thanks Wally, I know it was a big ask. Can see you are short of time. regards, Richard
  8. Hi Wally, Having worked on the Fox throughout it's whole service life, I would be interest to read these reports.
  9. Hi, The letters TEG are on your data plate and looking at the Chilwell census number list, it confirms the maker as Transport Engineering Co. I believe they were located in South London, I have seen an address for mid 1930's which is the Old Kent Road.
  10. Possibly going to Pickles Auctions at Thurgoona if the info on the photo is correct as that is in that area. They dispose of military vehicles and equipment for the army.
  11. The maker of the trailer was Transport Engineering Co.
  12. Hi Pierre, Not a lot of help but just scanned the cover of a Bedford parts list, printed in 1953. You will see these are British military contracts. I remember where I worked years ago the apprentice trade training section had an ex-army KC for instruction (no cab or body).
  13. Well done, sounds like you have cracked it! regards, Richard
  14. Did you compare the length of the old filter to the new one? From the video, it looks like the new filter is shorter, if so not good as it will not seal against the top cover.
  15. Neil, I think you mentioned getting the gauge from a tractor part supplier. Be aware that it is possible that the thermostat is for the Fordson Major diesel which I think opens at a higher temperature than thermostats in petrol engines. You never saw many petrol Fordson Majors (50's models) so cannot be certain if they were both the same rating in this case. You will know when you get it as the opening temp is usually marked on them.
  16. No worries, we all are putting the same point over!
  17. You need the thermostat in the engine, in order that the engine warms efficiently enabling a good start off from cold, once the engine reaches working temperature the thermostat will open. This is probably why you have a low temperature on your new gauge as the water is passing round too quickly. The thermostat is nothing to do with the heater, they were fitted long before heaters.
  18. Hi Pierre, We run the annual Corowa GPA Swim-In & Military Vehicle Gathering at Corowa, NSW and usually have some of these 'Gun Buggys" turn up, here is a photo of one, original army number 112-372. Also as Land Rovers were the theme for the 2018 event, here is a picture of the brass plaque that was made for the participants. This event is the largest gathering of ex-military vehicles in Australia and takes place each March. best regards, Richard
  19. I agree with it being a Mack, the clue is the front axle set back. The trailer looks like it has 4 axles.
  20. I know one of the authors. Mike is a very good researcher and I have several of his books.
  21. Another well known term is "it was running when it was parked up" ............. they don't tell you that was 20+ years ago!
  22. Not sure about it being a Villiers, there are a few things that stand out as being different from that make, like the spark plug in the side of the head. Another possible make is a J.A.P. but cannot think of one that looks quite like this.
  23. The distributor body does move to adjust timing, it has a limited arc of movement where it is attached to the cyl. block, two hex head screws, just release, from memory, I think if you turn it anti clock that is advancing the ignition.
  24. Here is a photo of the jack issued on military Bedford RL trucks, it is best to carry a wood block to put under it as well. The washer bottle needs to be upright which I am not sure can be done in the glovebox. As it is now would be the same as when it was used by the Armed Forces in latter years.
  25. Just to answer some of your points on this video, the long wooden pole with the metal end stowed on the roof, is a lever which you use like a crowbar for lifting something. a standard military item. Spare wheel, no issues on changing wheels on a RL, all the army versions carried spare wheels and a jack. The windscreen washer was not fitted from new, it was fitted around the 1970's when a new regulation came out for all vehicles to be fitted with washer. I remember carrying this out in army workshops at that time on Bedford RL and AEC Militants.
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