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    Another J Type on the way !

    It looks like a weakness caused by the number 9!
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    WW1 finds and discoveries

    It looks to be right-hand drive too. (unless that is a passenger-operated horn)
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    Crossley IGL 3

    Modern Technology makes it possible to fit a replacement condensor inside the points housing. http://www.brightsparkmagnetos.com/easycap/index.htm
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    WW1 Peerless lorry restoration

    Are the front wheels the same size? (I know one has a tyre and one doesn't, but the left wheel also looks bigger)
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    Crossley IGL 3

    Never skimp on anything that comes between you and the ground. That includes shoes, beds, sofas and tyres. But not, you will notice, cookers. Incidentally, when cooker-shopping you might want to consider those that offer pyrolytic cleaning, the higher temperature is likely to be more useful for tempering and annealing parts.
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    Rolls Royce Armoured Car

    Sankey made solid disc wheels back in the teens. LP8389, the 1916 Dennis Fire engine has them. https://goo.gl/images/tXWvFB However those are twin-wall riveted together through tubular spacers, and I can see no sign of rivets in the photos.
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    Thornycroft Victory Parade 1918

    There might be a more benign explanation, everyone burned coal back then, and everything was filthy. Even when I was a kid you would get black smudges from touching tree bark. It's not much of a stretch to assume that led to leaf efficiency tailing off earlier in the year than it does now.
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    WW1 Peerless lorry restoration

    Maybe an experiment with a cheap old bicycle lamp or similar is in order?
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    WW1 Peerless lorry restoration

    Ben's Glamorous assistant said, some time ago "chelation by the oligosaccharides" So that's your answer. Now you just need to understand it 🙂
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    WW1 Peerless lorry restoration

    Not just the Antipodeans, I used this on my Ner-a-Car chassis and other parts with great success. Though I did feel a bit strange buying all the molasses in Tesco.
  11. Does anyone want it? I don't.
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    RAF Leyland workshop lorry

    Note, also, that the Drummond double-height-bed 5" lathe in this photo is being used with a powered overhead to grind a crank journal. https://s3.amazonaws.com/gwfattachments/monthly_05_2015/post-63666-0-71611300-1430571758_thumb.jpg And the far end of the crank is being supported by a Con-rod held in the drilling vice on the drill press 🙂 That's a Gosling level of machine capacity stretching.
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    RAF Leyland workshop lorry

    Also shows that the motor drives a ring gear on the flywheel of the lathe. So I am rather sure that it is a Drummond lathe. http://www.lathes.co.uk/drummond-geared-flywheel/ Shows what looks like _exactly_ the same lathe, with the leadscrew handwheel and clasp nut on the side of the apron.
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    RAF Leyland workshop lorry

    Interesting photo here. https://goo.gl/images/eanLNe It looks like the drill press can be swung out to the outside of the body. So perhaps that whole wooden beam rotates?
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    RAF Leyland workshop lorry

    Interesting photo here. https://goo.gl/images/eanLNe It looks like the drill press can be swung out to the outside of the body. So perhaps that whole wooden beam rotates?
  16. I think I found an example of the same engine in my dad's barn. It's not in great shape (the intake manifold is broken, and rain water has got in). But it does have a magneto. https://photos.app.goo.gl/UcZs82fYBV38M9MRA
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    RAF Leyland workshop lorry

    It does look like a Drummond (full circle tailstock handle) except that the clasp-nut lever is mounted on the side rather than front of the apron. Having a handle on the end of the leadscrew is also slightly unusual for a lathe which also has a carriage traverse handle on the apron.
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    WW1 Thornycroft restoration

    It might be worth trying Captain Tolley's Creeping Crack Cure I haven't found anything that says it is petrol resistant, but if it isn't all that will happen is that it washes out again.
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    RAF Leyland workshop lorry

    I wonder what the lathe is? It is very similar to the Drummond that I had a link to, but is clearly not exactly the same. Both have the large pulley in the base that is characteristic of a lathe with a treadle-power option, and in context that would probably have been worth retaining.
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    RAF Leyland workshop lorry

    That would fit with my theory of lathe with overhead for driving milling and grinding attachments. Back in the 40s and earlier lathes were used for many things that would now be the role of specialised milling and grinding machines. Just take a look at all these attachments for the Rivett 608 (one of which resides in my living room). http://www.lathes.co.uk/rivettearly608/index.html (scroll past the photos)
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    RAF Leyland workshop lorry

    If you look on lathes.co.uk enough you will find that many electrically powered lathes had overhead lineshafting. The example I gave a link to was an example of that. Here is another photo of the same lathe showing the electric motor. http://www.lathes.co.uk/drummondlargerlathes/img26.jpg
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    WW1 Thornycroft restoration

    Maybe a cross between a Leopard Seal and a Tiger Shark?
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    RAF Leyland workshop lorry

    Any sign that they might have supported overhead lineshafting for a lathe? http://www.lathes.co.uk/drummondlargerlathes/img23.jpg
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    Magneto servicing

    Yes, there appears to be such a box. It was given to my dad as being from a fire pump. Free to a Good Home, as they say.
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    Magneto servicing

    Hmm... Does it look anything like this: https://photos.app.goo.gl/GpMFXVvH2ZV5B5cX7 (I think that is a barn-find, I found it in my dad's barn)
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