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lynx42 Rick Cove

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    Restoration and display of military items from Buttons to Bombs and vehicles.
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  1. Unfortunately those outside of the UK cannot see your posted link. Up comes :- Location not Authorised. BFI Player films cannot be played outside of the UK. Error Code : GEO.
  2. Looking good. You don't seem to have a lot of room to work upon the roof with the roof frames so close, and I do hope the roller door is not all the way up or you will have to let the air out of the solid rubber tyres. LOL! When I restored my Albion A10 I only had 1.5 inches clearance both sides and to the bottom of the open roller door to the top of the front board. The canopy frames had to be made removable as the canopy was about 8 inches higher than the door opening.
  3. Doc, that alloy maggy switch is identical to the one on my 1916 Albion A10. Fortunately I have one, although a spare could always come in handy, just in case. Cheers Rick.
  4. This is a new thread branching off from the great thread on the Karrier WDS. Survivors started to be listed within that thread and proved that there was a need for a separate thread of it's own.- Please list and add a photo of any or all the PRW WAR SURVIVORS you know of from any country world wide. I'll start it with my 1916 Albion A10 Chassis number 361A which was laid down on 6th December 1915 for completion mid-February 1916. Cheers Rick.
  5. Great idea to list all of the Pre War trucks (lorrys), but I think they need a seperate self standing thread. I'm happy to start it with my 1916 Albion. So look out for a new thread named PRE WAR SURVIVORS.
  6. Richard, Thank you and keep them coming. I appreciate the Albion A10 articles you have sent to me in the past. Thank you once again. Keep well. Rick.
  7. Keep looking, It took me 29 trips over about 16 years to locate another engine for my 1916 Albion A10. I had found a front axle for it in the New South Wales town of Cooma and was informed that an engine existed somewhere in the local area. Before the 29th trip looking for it, my son said," Give it away Dad. You won't find it." Stubborn I am and the 29th trip proved fruitful and I found the engine in a privet bush.
  8. I don't want to hijack your great restoration thread, but thank you for your prompt replies to my quest for hooks for my Albion. Yes, they are quite different to the Peerless ones. Both the front and rear Albion ones are interchangeable I think and bolt to the outside of the chassis rails. They look like they are interchangeable left to right as well. Thanks again and keep up the good work.
  9. I am thoroughly enjoying watching this restoration, (as I have with the previous ones). I don't suppose you have any spare front or rear hooks. I have never been able to find any in Australia for my 1916 Albion. The closest I came to a set was on a Thornycroft J type wreck near Sale in Victoria, but when I went to get them the remains had been scrapped. It was far beyond restoration with the chassis completely rusted through and missing the engine and front axle. This black and white photo is what I started with with my Albion, chassis number:- 361A. This is how it finished up after about 5,000 hours of work. Thanks and keep up the good work.
  10. I found this camouflaged G S shovel at a steam rally in 1993. It is marked W/I\D. Be a bit hard to find it in the rose garden though.
  11. In the days before the internet, sometimes, as we restored something, a bit of licence had to be used. I was more than fortunate to obtain a WW1 spade dated 1917 and stamped ALBION, I had no idea that they made spades as well as vehicles, at an Aussie Disposals shop in Bairnsdale. The shop owner actually put it aside for me knowing that I has my Albion.(I also picked up one dated 1944 stamped BEDFORD for a mates Bedford QL there as well.) I had no idea of the fittings and as I was in a bit of a hurry to get the vehicle ready for the Television Series, "The Anzacs" made here in Victoria Australia, I had to guess the best way to attach the tools to the side. Later, via the internet and after a visit to the Albion Archives in Biggar Scotland, I realize that one day I will have get around to manufacturing the original style brackets. Attached is a photo I copied in Biggar in 2009 showing the correct placements and some photos of the fantastic apprentice made model they also have on display at the archives. (There is also another model, the same, in the Australian War Memorial in Canberra which was presented to to AWM at the opening in 1941.) My tool fittings pass with a push with the uninitiated as all the tools are WWI and are shown here. Regards Rick.
  12. Here in Australia, I have had this Fore Limber lying around for many years with the idea of restoration. (Another Gunna!) It was manufactured by R.S.J and is dated 1/1918. Serial No. E.171564. Will it ever be restored by me. Well it is on the restoration to do list so who knows. The biggest problem is the rivets holding the timber to the steel. If you have an idea where I can obtain them, well that might move it up the list. I have marked the correct location of the ID plate for those asking for the location. Regards Rick.
  13. Some images I have gleaned from the web. Cannot tell when or where they came from as I have had them for a while. Hope they help as they are official photos of WSC's for Airborne Forces.British.
  14. You are doing amazing work. Keep it up. I do hope the Phillips head screws will be covered up. The credited inventor of the Phillips screw was John P. Thompson who, in 1932, patented (#1,908,080) a recessed cruciform screw and in 1933, a screwdriver for it. After failing to interest manufacturers, Thompson sold his self-centering design to Phillips in 1935. There is nothing which gets my goat more than Phillips head screws on a restoration predating the invention by Thompson of the square headed screw slot Phillips Head screw. As I said, amazing work.
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