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  1. Try Duxford Museum, they used to have a few bits of Cold War era soviet tanks and APC’s behind their workshops. Or The Tank Museum at Bovington will have what your looking for.
  2. Commander on here has a nice original one for sale if anyone interested. He’s open to serious offers. Speak to him. putting up as a friend👍
  3. Easy to make mate. No bending needed. Pm me for info and pics, simple
  4. IWM MANCHESTER has a turret display, maybe a contact for parts? you on Facebook? Go on a site called CAMFOLLOWERS, speak to a guy called TREVOR WILLIAMS (good friend of mine) what and who he doesn’t know ain’t worth knowing. Great guy. Very knowledgeable and helpful. Tell him ‘EL DUTTO’ (nothing rude, his nickname for me as I’m always holidaying in Mexico!) hope this helps
  5. The leak slowing down could be due to the casting expanding with heat.
  6. ECU’s and modern electronics, the bane of any vehicle builder! go old school, no electronics . . . . Points, condenser can be changed to electronics if need be, but problems with ECU’s, modules and plug n plays. Plenty of old school 6 cylinders out there if needed
  7. I will try my best to help . . . . as mentioned above, maybe a too rigid hose. Has it a steel helic inside? (Wire support) then you need single bolt hose clamps to secure. Too modern for the Thorny. swap for a fabric braided hose section, the helix is only there to prevent hose collapse, a short section like this doesn’t need it, so just a fabric braid is fine. Normally in 1m sections. Give me the ID and I can source for you, but try an industrial hose supplier rather than a hydraulics one. Cheaper too. Other option is a smear of clear silicone on the pipe when you put the hose on. Have the steel pipe sections got a swage on the edge? To secure the hose and the clamp. PM if I can help in any way guys, my pleasure after all the years of ‘entertainment ‘ you have given us!
  8. Ah yes, Pirtek . . .lol i was senior engineer for them here in North West for 10 years. They not doing it out of the goodness of their own hearts, trust me. You CAN re use some fittings, just need to be careful. We re end hoses and re use if we need to, anything to get the customer up and running. Compression fittings are different if you cutting the steel tube back to good metal.
  9. Yeah, they still available you get stuck. Be careful reusing fittings over and over again because of the ‘tail crush’. It weakens the crimp and makes the assembly’s unsafe.
  10. Used to use Poclains quite a bit, they are still available tho. We don’t stock them as no demand but can get them. Is it the threaded fittings or the flanges with the cone?
  11. Yes, it’s the ends that are the problem. I can make these with enough orders and all are pressure tested afterwards to be sure (1.5 X working pressure) had a look at friends Sabre last night to check their exact locations on gearbox / engine etc. His were all frayed and cracked, so first set ordered before it goes to Catterick!
  12. Thanks You Diana. The fittings took some finding and ended up going to the sole MOD manufacturer, who only had a few left in stock. If the demand for sets or individual hoses is there for the CVRT and derivatives, I am looking at getting the ends made. As a pattern, I would need the old hose at first. As for other vehicles, if you PM me or even better, email me on paul@rapidhydraulics.co.uk See what I can do. If any clubs or societies want to pool their resources and see about getting sets made up to patterns. Paul
  13. Sorry for delay John, had load on and workshop jobs are on hold. measured the spare legs I’ve got, Long leg 30 1/2” long overall, 1” ID, 1 3/8” OD. Round base 4” diameter bout 1/8” thick. Two holes, First hole 7 1/2” from base, second hole 24 1/2” from base Short leg 24” long overall, same diameter as long leg and base. Three holes, first hole 8 1/2” from base, second 13” from base and last 20” from base. This one has the open end capped off with welded plate where is the long one has open end. i made mine out of heavier gauge tube as they get bent easily and thicker base. I capped both mine off on top to keep crap out. hope this helps. 👍
  14. Will do John, have to get to workshop this weekend and have a look. Im looking for a spare lunette for a second trailer if you see one on your travels. As I rebuilt most of mine from scratch using pics, parts lists and dimensions from friends, I upgraded my steadies as I had to fabricate new drawbar and mounts anyway. I’ve used a heavier tube as originals tend to bend let you know later
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