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    WW1 finds and discoveries

    There are two versions of this plate, the difference being the early version had "(1914)" in the company name, of which I had a batch of reproductions made. I believe the change was made about 1919.
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    Rolls Royce Armoured Car

    Tyres are available from Lucas in the USA. Ply rating for car ones is not much, which is why you have to make a point of getting truck ones. Don't think they had 'ply rating' back then. As vintage tyre sizes have a 100% height (later tyres were low profile to greater or lesser extent) it is easy to calculate the rim size. ;- subtract twice width from diameter.
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    Rolls Royce Armoured Car

    The front tyre size is for a 23" rim which was used by Dennis (8 stud) until 20" rims superseded them in the early 30's. Hard to get that size in the heavier duty truck version. I know because I am after a set!
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    FWD gets new shoes

    Looks fabulous, well done. First coat of "epoxy etch primer" should go on before afternoon chill, thinned usually by about 10% to 20%. Use a strainer cone (from auto paint shop) to fill your gun. A 1.8 tip should do the job. Once the etch primer is on you can relax as it will protect from weather for a month or so. Use the sander filler only when you are ready to do the full paint so that is fresh to receive following coats. You will need a 2.0 or larger tip to handle the solids in the filler coat. ps the blaster is not using an independent filtered air feed (to his non existent helmet) and should have been sent off site until he got properly equipped.
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    WW1 Peerless lorry restoration

    Molasses gets used in Australia a lot as it is a by-product of the sugar cane industry and used as cattle feed supplements. In rural areas you buy it by the ton or in 44's at rural produce store. I believe citric acid may be the active ingredient. The process can be speeded up with electrolysis. Let that light rust remain and dip (or spray) into a phosphate solution and the resulting iron phosphate coating is the protective layer under paint (when you get round to it).
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    WW1 Thornycroft restoration

    Re the sump leak - best not to pick at scabs. I would be thinking old school caulking technique, that is close the soft metal into the crack with a ball pein hammer or even a blunt chisel. At a later date when the sump is off put some sealant on the inside. And on the fuel tank I would be thinking about having another go at the POR 15 treatment.
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    Some nice J type pics

    Lena as in "Leaping Lena" ? which a vehicle name I remember from my childhood (a lot less than 100 yrs ago!!)
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    Here is the link to to ebay where Greg has posted his AEC requesting information. As can be seen it has a conventional channel frame rather than timber sandwich which makes it either a YB or YC depending on the differential. According to Thackeray a batch of 4000 of these were built commencing July 1917 with Chassis 7915 (Greg's is 8620). It would have been fitted with a Tylor engine. www.ebay.com.au/itm/A-E-C-Y-type-lorry-world-war-one-WW1-old-truck-vintage-truck-army-truck/332677717776?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2060353.m1438.l2649
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    Greg, located at Orange NSW, has a bare AEC chassis and is looking for parts as well as trying to discover it's provenence. Stand to be corrected but it appears to be a type 501/505 which was introduced in 1920 and used the AEC A109 engine.
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    FWD gets new shoes

    I have heard that a consortium in USA is planning to put together an order for a container load made in China.
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    Greg, located at Orange NSW, has a bare AEC chassis and is looking for parts as well as trying to discover it's provenence
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    1911 Dennis Fire Engine 3035

    Andy, looking at the radiator resto photos reminded me that I need to restore my wings back to the original 'flare angle' as they are bent and look quite manic at the moment. Can you put one of those electronic angle blocks on top of the wings and across the chassis.
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    1911 Dennis Fire Engine 3035

    With regard to finding the correct motor I have just received an exciting (doesn't take much) email with these pics from a Dennis correspondent in South Australia. No explanation so he knows how to tease!
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    1911 Dennis Fire Engine 3035

    It is indeed pressed brass and looking like soldered joins, though as we dig deeper I am taking nothing for granted.
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    1911 Dennis Fire Engine 3035

    It is not impossible that NSW Fire Brigade did a rebuild of the vehicle at some stage, either for further service or even just for parades and the like. As it appears that the radiator header tank has never carried a badge I thought that maybe it was a reproduction but the plumbing on the reverse side is too good for that. Maybe is was supplied as a spare part? I have done some internet search on the Daimler Benz OM65 engine and it is a ringer for the 1942 version which was used in the L300 truck so loved of war movies. The design first started around 1932 as the 105 x 140mm OM65/3 giving 4846cc and 65hp. Then OM65/4, and then the 110 x 130 OM65 giving 75hp, finally ending production in the mid to late 50's. All figures are woolly or back to front as there are inconsistencies across different web sites. It uses an in line Bosch distributor pump. In case we have Merc guru the engine No is 306535156. Barry, I was not aware that there were different sizes of Gwynne pump, so the whole business was about customising to the customers needs, which is not surprising considering that motor fire pumps only became available in 1905. More pics for Ben. There are no serial numbers on the gearbox - just "H&L gears" Does this refer to over drive gear set?