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  1. radiomike7

    austin k9 waterpump

    You could try SP Water pumps in Warrington that Rob used for his Militant pump last week.
  2. radiomike7

    Cvrt track

    Don't get too excited, sounds like it is well worn. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Tank-Track-x-10-Links-CVRT-/282865951284
  3. radiomike7

    Seddon Atkinson Strato winch

    Winch is a hydraulic Rotzler with an 11.5 ton rating.
  4. radiomike7

    It's here! (Bedford RL)

    You cannot use a modern 22.5" wheel on the RL, the method of centering the wheel is different. Most (but not all) 20" wheels use cone nuts with a matching chamfer on the wheel and usually have a left hand thread on the nearside. Modern 22.5" wheels are spigotted on to the hub and have right hand threaded wheel nuts with an integral flat washer. The offsets are chosen so that when paired up for the rears there remains a certain gap between the tyres. An 8.25 or 9.0" rim would have a greater offset making your problem worse.
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    Antar towing a rocket???

    Thor missile? https://www.google.co.uk/search?tbm=isch&q=raf+missile+launcher+steering+rear+bogie&chips=q:raf+missile+launcher+steering+rear+bogie,online_chips:thor+missile&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwii6qWurPLbAhXmJ8AKHXH9Cz0Q4lYIKSgD&biw=1391&bih=661&dpr=1.15#imgrc=Qx3u4Ev1QGOnaM:&spf=1530050802972 Tractor was a Leyland Hippo. https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=douglas+pgm+17+transporters&tbm=isch&source=iu&ictx=1&fir=haNjoB9Y3GgkMM%3A%2CeUVyAVZqRO4YwM%2C_&usg=__9PdFxN-fqdKxUoavpRxeCkVucps%3D&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjpi663rfLbAhXMJMAKHV3eA0YQ9QEIWTAH#imgrc=haNjoB9Y3GgkMM:
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    Antar towing a rocket???

    I suspect the devastation caused by a 30kt warhead might be worth the effort to prepare and fire a missile......
  7. The Leyland Martian cargo and Scammell Constructors used a simple removable davit and a 1/2 ton chain block which might be simpler to source and fit.
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    Antar towing a rocket???

    Mini Antar = Big Ben http://www.britishcommercialvehiclemuseum.com/image-archives/product/thornycroft-big-ben-tractor-unitta13492q/
  9. radiomike7

    a question for experienced MMLC Drops drivers

    Check that the inter axle diff is not locked or seized up and that the front axle is not engaged Always engage the inter axle diff lock if going off road, if one rear axle spins the diff will seize in a very short space of time.
  10. radiomike7

    Wanted: Rolls Royce super charger

    NFL 16:1, SFL/TFL 14:1 Cam is the same but runs 5 thou extra clearance on the exhaust valves. The inlet manifold looks like it may be the same piece but mounted upside down and with a different elbow. The injector nozzles are different. C6SFL was also used for the Vickers Vigor but for some reason was only rated at 190bhp for the mk2 and 210bhp for the mk3 whereas the automotive version was circa 250bhp. If you need more power I suspect it would be easier to find a complete Rolls 305 or similar engine with a centre mounted turbocharger. As far as originality is concerned it could be claimed that the C6 is non original and fitted as an in service modification when spares for the Hercules became scarce. Finally are you sure the transmission is up to coping with the extra torque?
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    Wanted: Rolls Royce super charger

    Hi Sam, Are you looking for a replacement blower or are you trying to convert a C6 NFL? There are many differences between the two including a lower compression ratio, fuel pump settings and accessories such as the oil filters.
  12. radiomike7

    Thornycroft Big Ben

    Interesting road test of the diesel version from 1953, it suggests the winch might be a Darlington. http://archive.commercialmotor.com/article/28th-august-1953/42/bigbet-is-fast
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    JAGUAR STARTER, 12 / 24 V, One for Clive?

    John, what is the issue with using the CVRT J60 starter? Alternatively it may be possible to convert the starter if 24v field windings, armature and solenoid are available.
  14. radiomike7

    JAGUAR STARTER, 12 / 24 V, One for Clive?

    Doesn't work Andy, the battery that has been used for 12v will not recover if connected to another fully charged battery in series. My local DAF dealer did a similar job on a large fleet many years ago and it cost him dearly in replacement batteries.
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    Alvis Fox

    Agreed, but was the turret not an Alvis product or is that just another rumour?
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