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  1. Lauren Child

    VIP toilets

    Worth noting that in the heat, these loos were some of the few places on site where you couldn’t smell the public toilets. £3 per go was well worth it. Shame they were only in 1 location though - it’s a big site.
  2. Lauren Child

    11.00-20 tyre choice

    I tried 1100R20 for my CMP truck, and they were significantly smaller. I sold them on without fitting them. If you look back in the archives you should find the discussion. My advice is to keep looking - 1100-20 do crop up.
  3. Lauren Child

    Centurion voltage regulator question

    Charging circuit for the extra dynamo on the meteor 4b.
  4. Lauren Child

    Centurion voltage regulator question

    Charging circuit for the single dynamotor.
  5. Lauren Child

    Centurion voltage regulator question

    If I’ve understood correctly, the meteor mk 4 and 4a had a single charging circuit. The 4b added the second dynamo on the meteor engine itself. You may be looking at an older engine installation?
  6. Lauren Child

    Rumour at Duxford

    The planning application is here: http://plan.scambs.gov.uk/swiftlg/apas/run/WPHAPPDETAIL.DisplayUrl?theApnID=S/1563/18/FL The majority of info is in the Design and Access plan http://plan.scambs.gov.uk/swiftlg/MediaTemp/1151526-786713.pdf
  7. Lauren Child

    Rumour at Duxford

    The team now have an employed project manager, which is a step up. He works for the volunteer organisation. I don’t think he’s there to administer the group - it’s still all volunteers. The new building is for restoration and long term storage. After a quick google for Duxford Masterplan, you can see more of what they are planning published on the Internet here: https://museuminsider.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/IWM-Duxford-Masterplan-Appendix-6.pdf You can see the revised Duxford layout in the planning docs, which is interesting in that context. If I’ve understood it correctly, the vehicles and land warfare exhibits will be distributed around the site, creating zones and making more of the large objects - combined aircraft, vehicles and artillery in context with each other. The airliners then move to where the LWH is now, clearing the space at the centre of the site so it’s more focussed on being a war museum (which makes the most of the wartime buildings and airfield). Alas the tank running area seems to have gone. I’m hopeful that will come back, as Duxford is one of the few places you could really see things moving, ground and air. Separating the restoration and long term storage into the new building would also make a running area a lot more attractive as a visitor attraction. It’s worth checking out the IWM corporate plan here: https://www.iwm.org.uk/file-download/download/public/3618 I’ve no idea what vehicles (if any) will be moved, stored, or recovered by owners. I’d suspect it’s way to early to tell.
  8. Just to follow up on this one, I think Andrew is right. The early ones had the badge, but later ones didn’t. Going by the pictures in the manuals, the badge is shown in the diagram for S6475 & V3735 of April 1940 but has gone by the two March 1941 editions for V4150 & V4433. I have a late WOT2H and I’m not intending on fitting a badge.
  9. Lauren Child

    Storage in Northants

    Is that wanted or available?
  10. Lauren Child

    NEW Track grip tyres, British WW2

    I thought 1100-20 had come in before the end of the war, but I could be wrong. It fits just about anything big an British. QL, CMP, Green Goddess, you name it.
  11. Lauren Child

    Fordson WOT 1 Tanker / Fuel Bowser

    While you may be thinking RAF, Bart Vanderveen’s historic military vehicle directory states that around 120 WOT1s went to the army as search light carriers and fuellers. (page 176 if you eant to look it up).
  12. Lauren Child

    Fordson WOT 1 Tanker / Fuel Bowser

    There was a WOT1 300 gallon water tank in RAF use, but it’s a different back.
  13. Lauren Child

    NEW Track grip tyres, British WW2

    another vote for 1100-20 please
  14. Lauren Child

    Hello - Zil 131

    Welcome along Will! I’ve spent some time driving Zils and Urals, but I’m sure there will be some other owners along shortly.
  15. Lauren Child

    Zil 131 rattle

    Not an expert on Zils by any means, but possibly water pump?
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