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  1. Use a mineral gear oil in the transmission, axles, Tracta housings, steering box, I have found 140 grade works fine, 90 grade can be a little thin and leaks out . Use this oil in the upper and lower suspension components too, Not grease. (Need a good grease /oil gun). A good petrol engine oil, mineral based for the engine. General purpose grease in the wheel bearings with couple of squirts of oil to keep soft. Have fun, its a days job going round it all and slow with the tracta joints too.
  2. I have removed my tap and replaced with a tee piece 3/8 BSP and two connections to the original steel pipework, blank fitted to the third outlet. (Found its the same length as the tap). I am running on the drivers tank as don't need 2 tanks. (was finding 3 gallons of stale petrol in left tank and having to drain off). Cleaned fuel filter as it get blocked up with being stood too. Yours does sound well. Have done a good job.
  3. Hi, mine was a 4236 Perkins diesel, auto box, vehicle had 33000 miles on the clock and in great condition. They are a rare truck but if yours is wanting lots of work, eg brakes, rusty cab, with welding etc, servicing, tyres. Its an expensive buy. I would think you will have a long wait at £10 thou. It also depends how quick you want the sale. I would try £6000 as a realistic figure. All the best with the RB44, Nigel. Put more photos on stating good points and bad may help too and list what equipment it has starting with the engine, gearbox, dynamic brake on prop etc.
  4. All the best with the sale, mine sold in full working order 6 years ago for £2500. You just need a buyer that wants to use it as a fire engine, rally recovery vehicle or support vehicle as not the fastest truck. But does have a presence and a good tow vehicle. All the best, Nigel.
  5. Yes looks to be complete.
  6. They are a bigger truck than they look, some had fibreglass front wings.
  7. Take to a radio repair shop that do soldering, they will have new wires on in 5 minutes. As soldering the centre pins can be difficult.
  8. Thank you Clive, will be looking over next 2 weeks, will report back what I find.
  9. Thank you Clive that's great.
  10. That would be a great help, is it possible to post the relevant pages on here please. As exploded diagrams always help. Best regards Nigel.
  11. When a vehicle has the 12 pin nato socket, its usually easy to add a 7 pin too. Find the connections nearby and add the 7 core to them so giving best of both worlds.
  12. Looks a great project, my Pig came with its front and rear steel number plates (21BK96). It was base repaired and even the milometer reset to zero. So its drives like new with no oil leaks. If anyone has a working pump. Could do with one hydraulic hand pump for front vision hatch, have stripped it down and just can not get it to double pump.
  13. Hope the Humber pig is in better shape than its number plate.
  14. They also fitted the 4236 3.8 litre Perkins Diesel in them with the 3 speed auto box. top speed 46 MPH. I had one. Had water tank in the back, fitted with a dynamic brake on the prop shaft to help. 11.00 x 16 tyres. Brakes took some bleeding, had to remove the front back plates and rotate so air flowed out. Brake master cylinder, I used a LWB land rover and made an adaptor plate as same bore and stroke. Mine was similar to the red one in photo up the page.
  15. Make sure pick up pipe in the tank is clear, they can silt up. Try compressed air down the pipe and listen for bubbles. Check pipe work connections are tight. The tap can get blocked too, as fuel travels through the actual rotating top. A quick check is with a jerry can and use a 1/2 inch rubber pipe connected to the output pipe to the lift pump.
  16. Yes I understand Clive. Its something to look out for, bit of bed time reading.
  17. Thank you Clive, as you say its in an EMER so is a proper installation with documentation. I will look out for the brackets and the box and bring mine up to this generator spec.
  18. I like the tool box and its location, mine did not have one fitted. Do you think its fitted as field modification ?
  19. Mine will be ready for a paint, been stored outside and covered with a land rover roof.
  20. Thank you Clive,will include the key words from now on, all the best Nigel
  21. Wow, its on my want list, gives me something to hunt for when about. Mainly for historical interest and to see what went into a Hornet.
  22. Very nice, I have a gen trailer, straight from the army sales. had twin generators in it. Alas no tool box or fuel can holders. Got it for my Humber 1 Ton as its the right era and the wheel stations are the same too.
  23. Yes your right Clive, Hornet FV1620 is different and commands a book on its own. I have not seen one yet, but think would be an interesting reference book.
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