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  1. HotBed

    Coker 10.50x16 track grip tyres

    No question is silly if you don’t know the answer. 😃
  2. HotBed

    Coker 10.50x16 track grip tyres

    That’s nailed it then 😂
  3. HotBed

    Coker 10.50x16 track grip tyres

    Michelin XLs are radial and are now made of unobtainium. 😃
  4. HotBed

    Coker 10.50x16 track grip tyres

    No, on British vehicles the tread is backwards to help braking and wear, the old wheel driven muck spreaders had their tyres on backwards to what the tractors were, this gave the spreader extra grip, so if you brake hard on soft ground you will have better braking, also if your lorry is 4WD you’ll have more traction in reverse when you are stuck. But there maybe some other military reason as to why their on backwards !.
  5. HotBed

    Coker 10.50x16 track grip tyres

    Thanks for clarifying this Richard
  6. HotBed

    Coker 10.50x16 track grip tyres

    I needed to fettle the rim with a 5 inch grinder to the inner edges of both half’s, to get the rough pitting off and just slightly chamfer it I also took a Stanley knife to the outer edge of the bead of the tyre, just a small amount as there is woven fabric not far underneath, then it slipped on nicely. The middle picture is of my 1100x16 Michelin XL for a comparison, these Coker tyres are a lot taller than the Mitas equivalent.
  7. HotBed

    Oldest Bedford OY

    I’ve been delving into the history of my OY with the help of a good friend, it appears that my OY, serial number 31191 built on the 30/6/40 is the 90th one to be fitted with the steel body. Are there any ones left older than mine ?.
  8. HotBed

    1100 x 20 tyres

    A few years ago I fitted some 900x20 on Austin K6 wheels, without any problems, they didn’t look right, so I sold them to someone with a K9 and he fitted them with no problems, they were American made.
  9. HotBed

    Wot 6 Workshop Enquiry

    There’s a flat pack one at a scrap yard I know if you want another project Richard H 😃
  10. HotBed

    Coker 10.50x16 track grip tyres

    Yes they are 10.50x16, 8 ply rating and I think they are crossply, look on the Coker website for more info, I’ve been quoted £280 each.
  11. HotBed

    Coker 10.50x16 track grip tyres

    Thanks Richard, I was reading the wrong thread on the MLU 😃 righto, decision made I’m ordering 5 😬
  12. Hi all, has anybody brought any of these tyres from Northants tyres, and fitted them to British rims, I’ve been told that the chamfer on the British rim is 3 degrees and the American made tyre is 1.5 degrees, does the British rim need to be machined or maybe take a sanding disc to the tyre, they are quite a lot to buy so I really need to get it right. TIA
  13. HotBed

    Tv drama programme

    Thank's guy's, that's brilliant, my next question was about airline, so you've answered both 😊
  14. HotBed

    Tv drama programme

    I cannot remember the title of the drama programme in which the pilot of a Lancaster bomber, buys his old aircraft and restores it, (this is made and set in the late 70s early 80s), assembles his old crew and flies on the last mission that they didn't do in ww2, tragically the bomber crashes over Germany at the end of the programme, anybody remember it ?.