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About amatikulu

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    South Florida
  • Interests
    Hunting, Fishing, Farming, Triumph Motorcycles and Lee Enfield rifles
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    Chemical Engineer
  1. Not sure why they are not appearing now. They are still in my photobucket album and I haven't changed the links.
  2. The attached pictures are of a periscope which came in a box of parts when I bought a ferret ex Canadian Army. I have no idea what it is for but I know it is not for a Ferret. It is in good condition and I'd like to find a good home for it.
  3. This is a picture of Trevor's engine as it was found:
  4. A "mag cut-off" is a metal plate used to isolate the ten round magazine, making the rifle a single shot only rifle. Volley sights are simply long range sights fitted to the side of the lee Enfield. They were meant to be used to deliver long range group fire to harass incoming enemy.
  5. Nice rifle, looks like both the action and barrel are 1918 dated. It looks like the "PW" and "2.20" were stamped at the same time but the "1. Leic" and "74" were stamped at a different time. Thinking about these stamps, it occurred to me that it was unlikely that Weedon was doing refurbishments in 1920 so soon after the war as the UK would have ben awash in SMLE's post WW1. Based on the stampings ad scrape marks on the disc, I looks to me like it might not be original to the rifle. Before 1918, the British Army was not giving away free intelligence so unit disk markings had been discontinued and you often find rifles with either a wooden plug or a blank disc in those stocks inletted for the disk. On the possibilities of what does the PW stand for, the only regiment in the British Army I can think of would be the Prince of Wales Own - West Yorkshire Regiment. Perhaps they used PW as an abbreviation.
  6. As a follow up to this thread, I put the hub back together and added oil to the bevel box and hub. After a few weeks, I had to remove the engine so dragged the hull outside and amazingly the hub freed up and rolled easily. Based on the amount of oil I had to add to fill these up, I conclude that after ten years of standing, all the oil had drained out and the lock up was simply a "dry freeze"
  7. I am in the process of restoring a Daimler Ferret Mark 1 and have found that my ignition switch is locked. From reading around on the internet I understand the key is a Wilmot Breeden Key. From the attached picture you can see it has "9" at one point and "18" at the opposite end. Does any one have a spare key, or any information on where I can find the correct key so that I can unlock the ignition?
  8. In the pictures the " brass coloured layer" looks like zinc chromate paint to me.
  9. This information came from an item for sale on ebay specifically listed for the Daimler Ferret. I cannot verify it is correct but thought it probably correct. 7/16 - 20 UNF brake bleed nipples. 1.447" long.
  10. This evening I have tried my best to pull the sun gear without further stripping of the hub, but to no avail. I've tried one welding rod and two welding rods but the hook simply bends straight when force is applied. I tried using some thin allen keys as they are made of a harder steel but I still can't move the gear. I've downloaded several manuals from the internet, can somebody suggest what would be appropriate to read before I take the next steps to strip the whole epicyclic gears etc?
  11. Well, no progress to report today. I tried a bent welding rod, but was unable to pull the sun gear. I only had one rod available so am now going to get a second one and see if I can get it to move when pulling from two rather than one position.
  12. I managed to remove the bearing retainer, and was pleased to find that I didn't need a puller, all I had to do was insert two of the removed bolts from the retainer into the additional two holes on the face and and they pulled it free with ease. Here's the retainer plate with the bolts inserted in the removal spots And this is what it looks like with it removed: Another shot from a slightly different angle Now the question is does anyone have any tips on the smartest way to remove the sun gear?
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