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  1. I have bought a Rolls Royce Armored car replica that was used in the movie Empire of the Sun & Michael Collins. Aside from the woodwork I need to ID the engine and try to ID the chassis and axles - they are possibly all different. Log book no help as it says Rolls Royce and it's on a 'Q' plate. It is not a Rolls Royce as the donor vehicle was an old 'H'suffix Bedford van - where the engine/box most likely came from. Anyone recognise the engine. It is a 6 cylinder petrol? Thanks
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    Rolls Royce Armoured Car

    Sorry - yes they are 6 stud. I've got mine on land rover wheels. I still have a pair of originals on an old vineyard 32. You can still get new Fergie front wheels/tyres very cheap. The ones on ebay seem to be smaller (that I need) front wheels.. Cheers
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    Rolls Royce Armoured Car

    Thanks for the thought but these are front wheels for a little Fergie.
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    Rolls Royce Armoured Car

    No problem. Thanks for trying.
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    Rolls Royce Armoured Car

    Six, they share ports.
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    Rolls Royce Armoured Car

    THANKS. Love it. What a design. Any idea of stud centers?
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    Paint Colour - 2 Gallon POW tins

    I was having a job getting paint. My last batch of GMC olive drab was more Landrover series one mid gloss green. I was not impressed. I found a company called Paints4Trade. that I'd not heard of before. They charged me £39.99 for 5 litres of army paint (loads of military colours there) delivered to my door. They also do bus/commercial paints. I have no affilliation whatsover to this company and I'm nor recommending them - just sharing hoping it saves somebody a few quid. Link here: https://www.paints4trade.com/military-vehicle-paints-104-c.asp
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    Rolls Royce Armoured Car

    Thanks for replying. They are very similar but different. The recessed casting on mine is different - possibly from a lighter bedford of the same time. The dimensions from the spring mounts look shorter on mine too - unfortunately. The width between the tyres on her now is the same as on my Vauxhall/Nissan/Renault van. If anyone knows on a cheap axle I can try I'll have a go, Tks Don
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    Rolls Royce Armoured Car

    Thanks for all the great advice. Until I can determine what the axle is ( not a Bedford J1 apparently) I can't get hubs so I can't go forward with wheels. Anybody gor a suitable front axle with hubs for sale or recognise this one with the missing brake hubs? Thanks again Don
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    Rolls Royce Armoured Car

    I did it this way: 12 0'clock to 6 O'clock. I'ver changed the bad black line colour so I hope its clearer.
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    Rolls Royce Armoured Car

    Hi David, It is hole center to center. The 1920 RR models were fittel with Michelin steel wheels but I'm not sure my hubs are the same dimensions I fear adding drum brakes will increase the front axle width so requiring dish wheels like the original bedford ones. or replacement front axle. I attach photos of front/rear wheel depth so you see the issue. Incorrect fromt hubs fitted?
  12. I have a project with 3 different sized wheels/tyres. It is a replica Rolls Royce 1920 Armoured car. I THINK it was built on a Bedford WLB chassis and also need front brakes complete as you can see they have been removed - probably the wrong hub fitted to fix the profile width.. I'd appreciate any suggestions of what might fit. Thanks
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    Rolls Royce Armoured Car

    The original RR's had spoked wheels then changed in 1920 to Miichelin solid wheels. The vehicle has 3 different wheel types and 2 differenr rim/tyre sizes. so I hope the Cltreon has 8" hole centers. The originals were solid. All ( except the bedfords) have been cut about to fit. 8" hole centers is critical.
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    Rolls Royce Armoured Car

    Hi, I would love to but can't commit as I need to sort out MOT as she's on a Q plate. This is why I need wheels and possibly brakes sorted. Cheers
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    Rolls Royce Armoured Car

    U23 wheels. 99.9% sure they are the ones I need. Thank you. Now to find some.....
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    Rolls Royce Armoured Car

    The Citreon U23 wheels are the best bet all round if they fit. I haven't enough for front/rear spares and I too like the plain front wheels. I need to see what can be done about front brakes as she isn't really safe for the road with none. That will affect the hub and maybe the wheels too. I'll try a front/.rear wheel swap to see what problems arise Cheers Don
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    Rolls Royce Armoured Car

    Thanks - some wheels are U23 I think as the 2 holes have been welded closed in one. Might need balancing .
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    Rolls Royce Armoured Car

    These look like the back wheels. Could this be the chassis too?
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    Rolls Royce Armoured Car

    Well spotted David. It is dreadful to stop without front brakes. Letting off the throttle has more effect than braking. The rear axle seems to be original and has these rims fitted. Could they be Bedford rims as studs same as front ones? Thanks again
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    Rolls Royce Armoured Car

    Thanks Guys
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    Rolls Royce Armoured Car

    I thought so too when I got her. 6 plugs so 4 pots must share inner 2 inlets.
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    Rolls Royce Armoured Car

    Here is the front axle and wheel. Not many leafs in the springs for a commercial vehicle. I'm looking for a spare front wheel too if anyone can help or suggest a make/model that may suit. Dimensions in image below. Does anyone recognise the axle or steering box? Could any front brakes be fitted? Thanks Don
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