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lynx42 Rick Cove

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About lynx42 Rick Cove

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    Paynesville Australia
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    Restoration and display of military items from Buttons to Bombs and vehicles.
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  1. Rick,


    Rod Garnett of the slotted screws!

    Local to me is a chain drive Albion in someone's front yard.

    It's been there at least 15 years.

    If I took some photos and sent them to you could you tell me what model it is?

    I don't have the interest or space to do anything with it but I thought of you as the only one silly enough to care about it.

    Being chain drive it's very early.




  2. lynx42 Rick Cove


    Just a few photos off the web.
  3. A friend sent this to me and I thought I would share it. Please watch it. https://www.youtube.com/embed/Wq0X0bwMprQ?feature=player_embedded Regards Rick.
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    Siwa footage

    Interestingly, the large tenders shown after the Rolls Royce Armoured Cars are Talbot 15cwt lorrrys.
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    Royal Naval Divison. 1914

    Vehicles of No. 2 Armoured Car Squadron, Royal Naval Air Service (RNAS), they are 1914Talbot Armored Cars. Known as the "Admiralty Talbots", these armored cars were among the touring vehicles acquired by the RNAS at the beginning of WW1.
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    WW1 Peerless lorry restoration

    The way I had it explained to me was that the molasses water mix allows a algae to grow and as it need oxygen to live it obtains it from the rust which is as you know is a reddish- or yellowish-brown flaking coating of iron oxide that is formed on iron or steel by oxidation. The algae attacks the rust and survives on the oxygen. What is left is a fine powder of iron in the bottom of the tank and a clean item.
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    New book on WW1 Vehicle Signage

    I received my signed copy last week and I am very impressed with the amount of research that must have gone into it. I am still to work out the correct markings for a vehicle from the company my Grandfather served with from 1916 to 1919. The 3rd Division Supply Column Motor Transport.
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    Great Dorset Steam Fair WW1 Convoy

    What a great display. If my Albion A10 was there I would not be able to park it with the others. The Albion has a unusual way of keeping up the oil on the chains. You fill the rear hubs and it escapes from the inside of the hub into a "V" shaped collector which directs it down onto the chains. It then drops onto the roadway. This was OK in 1916 but it took a bit of convincing the authorities that that was how it was built as under todays laws you are not allowed to drop oil onto the road. No oil leaks allowed. I would have hated to have left my mark on that lovely concrete in the photo.
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    WW1 Thornycroft restoration

    You might not have been there with the Thornycroft, but you were there. This is a Facebook grab photographed by Catrina Moore and Sharon Dobson.
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    Another Thornycroft

    Very interesting list and not one Albion to be see. Is there such a list for SLOUGH Disposal area as I believe that my truck Albion A10 Chassis No. 361A went through a firm who may have been C J & L O SMITH (or something similar) before returning to the Albion factory to be rebuilt.
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    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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    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.