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  1. Ben..

    Royal Enfield ......Rare find

    Hi Ron Good to chat a few days ago, the bike looks marvellous and I’m very much looking forward to seeing it in the flesh (after the ransom has been paid😉), very pleased with the end result. Thank you. Thank you to Rik and Jan for their help too, without their help I wouldn’t be in a position to have the bike, Jan’s research into these early Royal Enfields is a benefit for everyone. Ron, thanks again for restoring the bike and posting the progress here for others to share. Ben
  2. Ben..

    Royal Enfield ......Rare find

    Thank you Ron. Looking better and better with every update👍🏻
  3. Ben..

    Royal Enfield ......Rare find

    Thanks Jan.
  4. Ben..

    Royal Enfield ......Rare find

    The north coast of France or Belgium seems sensible?
  5. Ben..

    Royal Enfield ......Rare find

    Looking great, really starting to come together now, thanks Ron.
  6. Ben..

    Royal Enfield ......Rare find

    Sorry they took a little longer than they’d said it’d take but it sounds like it turned out well in the end.
  7. Ben..

    Royal Enfield ......Rare find

    It’s coming along really nicely, thank you. Dod Jan know about the stand? Could be something new to add to the file! Ben
  8. Ben..

    Royal Enfield ......Rare find

    Hi Jan Thanks for posting the History side of things. I know you thoroughly went over C68153 after you picked it up, Ron has the list you prepared. I hope to have yours and mine sat besides each other in Dunkirk in a few years time. Good idea about opening the exhaust out, that would certainly be a good way of repairing it and getting it re-plated. All the best Ben
  9. Ben..

    Royal Enfield ......Rare find

    The ammeter is a replacement as it had a much more modern French type fitted when found, same goes for the speedo.
  10. Ben..

    Royal Enfield ......Rare find

    Sounds very positive about the engine, that’s great news! At the minute the only markings we can be sure of are the painted census numbers. I’ll have to have a think about any markings...... it’s a shame there wasn’t anything left on the tank, they’d given it a good rub down to get the civilian paint a good finish The Scout doesn’t have any permanent unit markings just the T number. Perhaps if if I can find a unit that had Scouts, WD/C and a CDSW 18 pdr gun tractor I could mark them up all the same. 🤔
  11. Ben..

    Royal Enfield ......Rare find

    Hi Ron Thanks for taking it on. Really looking forward to watching your progress. I’ll dig the rear reg plate out today and see how much of the original census number was under the more modern top layers.
  12. Ben..

    Help with White truck

    Hello I’m looking for help with pictures or measurements to help restore a White truck radiator, the truck is the same as the attached photo. We have the radiator but it has suffered some damage to the rear face and bonnet flange, if anyone can lay their hands on one to measure any information provided would be most appreciated. Thank you Ben
  13. Ben..

    Dorking covenanter recovery

    Well done Rick. First class effort. Ben
  14. Hi Tommy The large canvas looks to be the cover for a truck, the square parts are usually mesh for "windows" the green leather parts look to be the tops of a standard size cushion for vehicle seats. They are usually part of a seat pad about 3" thick, stuffed with horse hair. It could be Rexine rather than leather. Could the mesh have been replaced by the rest of the cushion material? Ben