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  1. WW1 Thornycroft restoration

    Standard block is Helvetica medium or Gill sans.
  2. WW1 Thornycroft restoration

    Steve, Here is some good Solex info, it's for 30 MOV but basically the same. Hope it helps.http://www.vintage-car-profiles.com/fail/solex-1/
  3. WW1 Thornycroft restoration

    SUCK- SQUEEZE- BANG- BLOW (Repeat.) Good luck guys. Regards, Tomo
  4. WW1 Thornycroft restoration

    I was curious about this but discovered by chance a comment from Richard Pesket in the Dennis thread. Apparently, modern fuel being more volatile, does not need or take kindly to preheating. I am now enlightened. I have also seen a couple of pictures showing an earlier style of cowling, which is more rounded and possibly more correct for a ww1 vehicle. Tomo
  5. WW1 Thornycroft restoration

    Hi Steve, At first glance this rather unnatractive cowling appears to be a simple heat shield, but the union fitted to the two studs suggests more pipework is required and that the original purpose was to supply warm air to the carb to pre heat the fuel ? Although obviously useless for starting, this arrangement may have helped prevent carb icing whilst the engine was running. If this is the case, it will also need a large hole between the studs. Just to show I am paying attention ! Regards,Tomo
  6. WW1 Thornycroft restoration

    Looks like butterfly emerging from chrysalis !
  7. Another Thornycroft

    Hello Ben, That is part of an interesting document, which I think may be the post war vehicle census that someone on here was searching for. Do you have the rest of it ? Kempton Park was filled with ex military vehicles in various states of repair and this was brought to an end by the direct intervention of King George V, who let it be known that he wished to see the resumption of horse racing there after the war. Vehicles on home service continued to carry civilian registration No's, but all operating overseas were issued with WD bonnet No's from late 1914. These were initially given out to units in blocks, with instructions as to size and placement. All previous registrations were to be removed. New vehicles were given WD No's at the point of issue. There was some considerable shuffling of vehicles between units, in an attempt to homoginise vehicle types and vehicles sent for heavy repair were not returned to their original units, but held in a pool and issued as required. Occasionally vehicle No's and types were recorded in ASC war diaries, but this is the exception rather than the rule. Regards, Tomo
  8. Another Thornycroft

    Look closely for traces of service colour paint.
  9. WW1 Thornycroft restoration

    This is an interesting point, from early 1915 all military foreign service vehicles were issued with W /I\ D 'bonnet' No's. These took precedence for vehicle identity and all other registration No's including civilian reg. and the earlier ASC No's were removed. I am not sure if Home Service vehicles still had to carry civilian reg. but anything returning from a Theater of War would have needed re-registering as a civilian vehicle.
  10. WW1 Thornycroft restoration

    Very good Doug, we are obviously on the same wavelength paintwise! Your spelling correction is noted, we are talking about Terebine! However, we should be talking about Thornycrofts, so how is it going Steve ?.........
  11. WW1 Thornycroft restoration

    Terebin is a purple coloured additive used by old painters, to speed up the drying time of oil-based paint. It does exist and I bought some only last week! As Doug said, it should be used sparingly, about a cap full in a litre tin will suffice.
  12. WW1 Thornycroft restoration

    Doug, I believe Terebin is a natural drying agent and suitable for all oil-based paints. I still use it and it's available in good quality paint stores! Regards, Tomo
  13. WW1 Thornycroft restoration

    The paint used at this time was probably an oil-based, heavily leaded, coach enamel. This was applied by brush and naturally air dried, to a semi-matt finish. It required coating with varnish to produce a gloss finish, (which was obviously not necessary for camouflaged vehicles.) The biggest problem with it, was the long drying time, which limited painting to one coat per day maximum in good conditions. This could be improved on unfavourable, cold or wet days, by the addition of Terebin driers. Brushing Cellulose was available pre-war, for the high quality jobs, but Cellulose did not really take off until the adoption of spray techniques in the 1920's.Also, Nitro Cellulose was required for other purposes during the war.
  14. WW1 Dennis truck find

    They must be preserved at all costs, with the pictures, please. Lest we forget, (and have to read them all again.)
  15. WW1 exhibits /events for 2018

    Hi Duncan, 60 Coy will be attending Beamish, Dorset Road Run and Steam Fair. Other do's are in the pipeline and are as yet unconfirmed.