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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

    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?
  4. 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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    Rolls Royce Armoured Car

    Thanks Richard
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    Rolls Royce Armoured Car

    Anyone want to swap/trade a reproduction non firing metal .50 MG with belt an original pintle mount for a vickers MG that might fit the turret. If this post needs to be elsewhere tell me and I'll move it
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    Rolls Royce Armoured Car

    Thanks Richard.
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    Rolls Royce Armoured Car

    Thanks - Interesting - I thought front wheel hubs looked like Bedford J hubs but the steering is different and no front brakes
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    Rolls Royce Armoured Car

    It's a bit of a bodge I think. I suspect the 'H' reg was used to get the 'Q' plate as the Bedford makers plate is screwed to a wooden bulkhead with 4 different screws and the Bedford chassis number is probably welded in. The chassis is ancient - 1920's in my view as no front brakes were ever fitted.. I'll upload another photo showing more
  20. Thanks to everyone for your replies. Apparently your regular road insurance won't cover kids clambering on the outside of a vehicle. Only when in it. I guess we could sell stickers for donations. If you have a sticker you get a free ride... If you don't we name & shame... lol The killjoys have really ruined it. You can't even do a nice thing without getting in trouble.... Thanks again... Don
  21. Hi, This summer I wanted to raise a bit of money for Help for Heroes. My plan was to bring my DUKW to a show I've been invited to and give kids rides in the back around the field. This unfortunately raises insurance proplems my brokers told me). 1). If a kid trips on the bangs their head ( if I'm showing the vehicle while it's static) my road insurance won't cover me (they said). 2). I can carry kids for free as the field temporarily comes under the Highways act (they said) for the duration of the show BUT if I charge people it is for 'Hire & reward' and the personal, social & domestic insurnce won't cover it. (I daren't even think about driving licence classes). I've rang around insurance companies and nobody would touch it. Does anyone have any ideas who would cover the vehicle? Thanks Don
  22. Hi, Probably a silly question but is there an easy way of taking the gearstick of a CCKW gearbox to aid removing the engine/box as one unit without removing the top plate & selectors? Thanks for any advice offered Don
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    DUKWs on Instow beach.

    Hi, New to this forum so I hope here is an appropriate place. A mate videod these of my first trip in my DUKW. It was a bit like driving the QE2 after a CCKW. Cheers Don
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