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lynx42 Rick Cove

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About lynx42 Rick Cove

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    Warrant Officer 1st Class
  • Birthday 04/30/1948

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    Paynesville Australia
  • Interests
    Restoration and display of military items from Buttons to Bombs and vehicles.
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  1. lynx42 Rick Cove


    The engine in my Albion was locked solid when I first found it, as I was not in a hurry to start the restoration for 6 months or so, I placed a jack against one of the flywheel bolts and lifted the engine so that there was little weight on the front axle and plenty on the flywheel bolt. I then soaked the engine in diesel, giving it a good drink through the plug holes weekly. After about 5 and a bit months I came home to see the Albion sitting back level on all 4 wheels. I thought that the flywheel bolt may have sheared or the jack slipped, but no, the engine had freed up and turned over. It was an easy job then to strip it down and I found that No .1 piston had been stuck at top dead centre but there was little bore or piston damage.
  2. lynx42 Rick Cove


    G'day Errol, Welcome to the old solid tyred truck mob. Nice find but I do not think it is as early as WWI. The AEC 'Y' type trucks of WWI had a fitch chassis. That is two bits of metal with timber in between. Your chassis is a proper 'C' section chassis from a bit later. The WWI trucks did not have that curved scuttle, just a flat plate. Any way it is a nice find but tyres will be a trial and expensive. Here is a photo of my WWI 1916 Albion Chassis No. 361A. Regards Rick.
  3. lynx42 Rick Cove

    WW1 Thornycroft restoration

    " Suffice to say that I got too enthusiatic and broke a ring which irked me in the extreme so we stopped for the day." I bet you said, "Wouldn't that make you mad", or words to that extent. Keep up the good work.
  4. lynx42 Rick Cove

    WW1 finds and discoveries

    WWI Isotta Fraschini Tipo A16 being used by the American Red Cross. And the one for sale at the moment for comparison.
  5. lynx42 Rick Cove

    WW1 Thornycroft restoration

    Could you not have placed a bit of metal under the snap in the vice for it to rest on and take the shock? That is what I have had to do more than once with great success. BTW this is a fantastic thread. I am pleased that I had a little easier job on my Albion, and that I did it 30+ years ago.
  6. lynx42 Rick Cove

    intresting chassis

    Austin Twin shaft.
  7. lynx42 Rick Cove

    Can you identify this chassis.

    Possibly an AEC 'Y' Type by the curve on the dumb irons.
  8. lynx42 Rick Cove

    Can you identify this chassis.

    Set up in Australia to recover logs.
  9. lynx42 Rick Cove

    Trouble accessing the web site

    For some reason I am unable to access the website one day and sometimes can the next. Sometimes I cannot access for 3 or 4 days at a time and then all of a sudden I'm in. Any clues? Thanks Rick.
  10. lynx42 Rick Cove

    my fwdhar1 1943 project

    Time for an update on the HAR-1 and Jeep, I think. Did the power of the 'P' get your son or is the jeep finished? BTW I also have an ex-RAAF HAR-1 Tipper with the number 2 on the scuttle.
  11. lynx42 Rick Cove

    Welcome back!

    I did not realize how much I look at HMVF until it was not there. Welcome back. I know there will be a few teething problems, but we can all live with that for a while. Looking forward to the new setup and back to old friends. Regards Rick.
  12. lynx42 Rick Cove

    GAZ-67B Wanted

    OK, Robin I won't say thanks, I'll say THAN YOU!!
  13. lynx42 Rick Cove

    Found some Bren Gun Carrier WHEELS

    Just browsing the web from Australia and spotted these in the UK. Might be useful for someone over there. Regards Rick http://www.junktionantiques.co.uk/gallery3/index.php/Wheelbarrows-Trolleys-Handcarts/DSC08084
  14. lynx42 Rick Cove

    GAZ 67B Cylinder head wanted.

    Thank you LarryH57 and Kufra Kiwi for your comments, but, the engine is not a Model A Ford but a Model B. The Model A is a very different cylinder head. I could go with a Model B, BUT, the GAZ 67B head has Russian writing on it and I would like to keep it as original as possible. Thanks all. Rick.
  15. I removed the cylinder head from my GAZ 67B and discovered that it had at some time in the past cracked and has been welded up. I think that the welding has failed and water is leaking into the cylinder. If you have a spare, please let me know. Regards Rick.