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  1. 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.
  2. 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?
  3. 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!
  4. 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
  5. 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. 👍
  6. 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
  7. The 3/8 bps holes are original drain holes. Just use brass plugs from underneath. Stress fractures were on mine too, but as I replaced the whole lower 6”, it wasn’t a problem. Made up complete new mounts with brass bushings as original. Made a complete back end for mine, as the same, cut and converted to drop down tailgate. You might find the heavy C section below used as a stiffener is actually one half the drawbar!😳 have your leg holes got securing pins to keep the legs secure or a screw and pinch bolt design? pin securing is normally SS Cars. Pinch bolt is Orme Evans, as is one of mine. I have two spare damaged legs I can get sizes from, also the tube gauge and foot size (4 1/2” or 5” I think)
  8. Friend started restoring his K9 but his ‘engine’ box of nuts and bolts etc have gone missing. Looking for either the TREAD SIZE or spare BANJO BOLT (filter?) for the carburettor inlet. Green Machine has some for the Champ, same or not? Carb is the Zenith 42VB. Any help greatly appreciated
  9. Yes, small lug is for handbrake return spring. I think the cut off angle may be for convoy light mount. Had to make all these on mine from just pictures, made the whole 7” of lower trailer from scratch, sides, floor, complete drawbar, all clips, brackets and mounts, even spring hangers
  10. Hi Colin im interested for a Bren conversation I’m looking st doing. Are they custom made for the specific fire rates? have you a board size please? thanks
  11. I’ve spoken to my mate who repairs and refurbs burners and stoves. hes asked me to pass on his info if needed Steve Darby grizzly.darbs@btinternet.com or message him on 07771521115 paul
  12. If anyone needs spares, info or repairs on any British burner or stove, there’s a good engineer friend of mine in Essex who’s obsession is these. What the guy doesn’t know, not worth knowing. He’s called STEVE DARBY, if anyone knows him, if not PM me and can pass his details over.
  13. Essar is the old Shell Stanlow Refinery, spent half my life in there.
  14. If anybody needs traditional wooden HAND MADE tent pegs can I suggest The Scout Store, online. All correctly made, the grain in the right places, different sizes and lengths and VERY CHEAP. Cheapest I’ve seen, I got 20 X 9” for £15.00 inc postage .
  15. I was going to say speak to Rob, great bloke and a LOT of books, manuals, leaflets, forms etc
  16. Zuffin beat me to it. Its a pulley or external bearing puller. Was using one yesterday, modern equivalent but exactly the same. Modern ones have interchangeable feet on the bottom of the legs for different applications. Yours seem to be for one certain application. Be nice to find out what tho.
  17. In the UK you don’t need a license for a blank firing weapon, you can actually buy the blanks off Amazon with no proof of age etc. You DO need to be over 16 years old to own one. You need to be a member of a group or organisation too. As for deacs, the certificate is just a piece of paper. You don’t actually need a certificate for a deac. You do if selling it on tho. As long as the weapon is proof marked on all the parts deactivated, bolt, barrel etc, it is legal. Some displays will insist on documentation also to attend. You need a certificate if taking your prized welded up paperweight to Europe tho. To prove the deactivation is to their current butchery laws! Some countries, it’s actually easier to own a live firing weapon such as Bren, Sten, Enfield etc than a deac!!
  18. Bugger, just seen this too late. Im looking for the same if anyone can help. Thanks
  19. Can I recommend Frank Brown at Pegasus Drive for the canvas. Great guy to work with for webbing and canvas gear
  20. Also check for air leaks, sucking in air will also cause the engine to cut out.
  21. Imagine that start up in surround sound!! Great work guys, credit to British engineering and ingenuity.
  22. Looking for two good tyres for project. 5.00 X 16 with good tread, matching pair if possible. what have you??
  23. Thanks for that unusual looking plate too, I’m watching this. Appreciated mate
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