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    WW1 Thornycroft restoration

    Steve, Just a small point, if you were intending to paint the sump in service colour as original. The paint will not adhere over silicon and will 'siss' or fish eye in that area. Just saying. Tomo
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    WW1 Peerless lorry restoration

    It's a very nice WD one, but glass and mirror are cracked.
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    WW1 Peerless lorry restoration

    Hi Tim, I think we may have one of those headlamps, bought at a recent auction. Unfortunately it is missing its label. Could you tell us the makers name please ? Tomo
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    Another Thornycroft

    Ben thanks for posting this interesting document. It must be noted that this was by no means a complete list of the vehicles laid up at Kempton Park, this was more a snapshot of the lorries surplus to requirements and offered for sale at that time. Most of them are early models and of unusual types. For instance there are no J type Thornycrofts listed at all. Also previously mentioned no Albions either. Current models were, I suggest, being retained for spares or repair and the vast majority of these were moved to waste ground at Iver ( near Slough) to clear the racecourse after the personal intervention of HRH King George V. Tomo
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    Some nice J type pics

    Thanks for the input. I like the idea that the name might be a tongue in cheek reference to the fierce cone clutch. Having driven one of these, I can completely understand why that might be the case ! It is also possible that 'Lena' was the wife of the driver of course. Tomo
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    Some nice J type pics

    Had these sent from Adam Brown recently. All are of the same well used vehicle, ( note bent brush bar ) in service at the end of the War. The group of veteran ( Survivors?) are all wearing Boer war medal ribbons and are a mixture of ASC and RA personnel. Service chevrons indicate a date not before 1918. Sadly there are no other details or location recorded. The name LENA appears on the top radiator tank, the WD No. 51517 on the bonnet side and a GR logo on the cab side. I suspect the pictures may have been taken in Germany post war. Anyone care to comment further?
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    Errol

    Hi Errol, Nice find, I'm sure you will find AEC experts to help identify your remains. In the meantime I will chuck in my two pennyworth, which is the brush bar and towing hooks mark this out as ex military and WW1 era. Magneto is in the standard position by the sound of it. Can you post more pics of the engine please?. Regards Tomo.
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    WW1 Thornycroft restoration

    Hi Steve, Looking at your pics above, your front mudguards appear to follow the radius of the wheels. From the original pictures this was not the case and there should be a straighter section at the rear. This only applies to the fronts, and the rears are as shown. I am unable to illustrate this atm. but you might want to have another look before finishing the brackets ? Tomo
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    WW1 Thornycroft restoration

    Thanks Mike, I spotted these but the 19 tooth section needs a split clamp arrangement to attach to the shaft. I don't think there is enough meat on the casting to provide this ? Tomo
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    WW1 Thornycroft restoration

    On the subject of starting aids, I recently swooped on an original impulse coupling, still attached to a Simms SR4 X on eBay. The asking price was horrendous but after some serious haggling (and no other bids !) I managed to cop the lot for a realistic sum. Unfortunately, the mag armature has 'semi toasted' sometime in the past and the bearings are completely knackered but there are many good parts to be harvested. The prize find is the impulse unit, marked 'Type X' and apparently in good working order. I will add some pics. One puzzling thing is the apparent lack of any means of lubrication for this item. Later versions show an oiling tower with a sprung lid, but there is nothing on this one. I am now looking for a 19/20 tooth Simms rubber vernier coupling and a 19 tooth backing plate with clamp, to complete the ensemble. All this is required for a new Thornycroft J Type project, recently acquired from Australia of which more later. Tomo
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    WW1 finds and discoveries

    I would guess that's from a towed trailer. It has the standard subsidy wheel bearings which were common to all makes in ww1. Not sure about the maker though.
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    WW1 finds and discoveries

    Can you show hubs and axle ?
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    WW1 Thornycroft restoration

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

    SUCK- SQUEEZE- BANG- BLOW (Repeat.) Good luck guys. Regards, Tomo
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