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    Front winch on a Land Rover

    £ cost of a 4x4 winch training day..
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    Front winch on a Land Rover

    Just Goooogle on the words - SAS DINKY 90 Even the IWM have one @ Hendon - with winch LoL Myth or Reality - I forget.. Long read on a HMVF , turned out to be a Walt , goes to show - layers of paint , passing years & dust. https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/70000251
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    Mushrooms in deisel

    I have heard of the 'black kiss of death' , never experienced it. I have stale DERV in a LR tank where the engine has not been run for two years. It is a side-fill 109" S2A but fitted with a 2.5na. I intend removing the tank for a thorough internal inspection. People running with re-cycled frying oil , & various DIY blends , Mazola etc. I would expect veg. oil mixed with kero or white spirit / petrol etc. would be at a greater bio risk - however from the little I know of the local offenders - they run with impunity ?
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    LR Series 1 4x2

    Part-complete (as intended by gov. tight-wads) and running 4x2 , or fully complete (as originally intended by Wilks Bros) and running 4x4 ??
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    LR Series 1 4x2

    I suppose the actual quantity manufactured is readily determined from all the sources. Some (I think lots) were re-mustered with Ministry of Public Buildings and Works , I suppose a 'all on file' FOI request to the D of E would be interesting ? Yours was possibly demobbed by MofPB&W. Most obviously in civvy ownership were converted to 4x4 , I garaged a front axle-tube for donkeys years , it is now encased in concrete on the garden riverbank flood prevention scheme (along with several dismantled LR leaf springs) LoL
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    SAS Land Rovers - before the Pink Panther

    "Quarter Ton" by Pat Ware page 25 ;- + two photographs of 43BR70 FVRDE - built FV18006 SAS patrol vehivle. This vehicle was modified from a standard FV.18001 Mk.3 86 inch wheelbase cargo variant supplied under contract 20244 in 1955. Note the scuttle mounted Vickers 'k' observer's machine guns, and the rear mounted Browning. This is one of nine 86 inch vehicles converted to this role, with a number of 88 inch variants also being built before the Series 2 was adopted in 1967 (TMB)
  7. I think you have it correct , I think & can see Royal + Army & the V - or am I just seeing the suggested ? I have in the past tried two monitor screens with / without ambient light.
  8. He looks very regimental ceremonial mascot , possibly the trailer is a double-decker transporter for his flock ? I did notice the telephone box - possibly a agricultural show ?
  9. http://www.bbc.co.uk/bbcthree/article/d3d583f0-ef75-4203-8913-8e95e68a591c For full marks - 1. why is it parked in a farm-yard ? 2. what breed is the tup ?
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    Mystery socket set

    Try and find a Britool catalogue from early 1960's , a dealer gave me one approx. 1965/1967 but it would be dated a few years earlier. The .488" hex. drive is detailed there with various sets. I still have the catalogue but it would take a bit of finding ,, Scroll down here :- http://www.historywebsite.co.uk/Museum/metalware/britool/britool.htm It is the cat. with the coloured front , seems dated 1960. ISTR , possibly no 1/2" square drive listed then ? At the time - as a apprentice I was building up a comprehensive set of 3/8" drive - that were then called Britool "AERO" . I did have some .488" drive & adaptors to 1/2" drive - that I used with my first 1/2" drive set - a Elora purchased from the pages of Exchange & Mart at a exhorbitant price but still a fair bit cheaper than Britool. I remember my elder sister picking up a copy of E&M and throwing it away with the comment "I don't know what you see in that magazine , it's full of adverts" LoL
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    Mystery socket set

    It seems that the socket set is what is known as the .488" hex drive range , certainly sold by Britool until late 1960's , probably discontinued abt. 1970 I think .488" started as a WW2 range, 1/2" square drive took over as more popular - the ratchets & extensions were more or less identical except for the drive.
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    Aerial mount

    You should have put a ruler or something alongside - what is the dia. of the antenna mounting hole with the wing-nut clamp ? I have such a antenna I was given years ago , the spigot end is only 3/8" , yours would appear to be bigger on dia. ISTR the HAM bloke said it was Larkspur - he did know I was collecting at the time. It does have a label affixed with data.
  13. I think I would settle on "The Iron Curtain Museum" , however I am not a publicist / propaganda specialist / sales person , to keep the turnstile at a high r.p.m. you need expert opinion...
  14. Having worked on a reefer (freezer ship) on the Liverpool to Kiwi trade , the term was to "dunnage out" , IIRC - this was after the brine refrigerant was down to temp. and all leaks secured LoL , the holds were then passed off , the "walls" were lined with timber (lakri on a black-crew ship) - abt. 1" thick sawn softwood boards , the tween-decks were lined with simiar but heavier , more or less like pallets - this was so there was no metal contact with butter & meat. Once the cargo was cleared , the stevedores would remove the dunnage to the decks, then between ports it would be thrown over the wall. I used to think - what a waste , I could build a good garage with that - some gain to beachcombers in those days prior to containerization.