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    Wiltshire
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    British Airborne
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    Chartered Engineer

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  1. Hello Paul, I also have a James ML which I am currently restoring. Original parts are quite difficult to find, but there are some very good reproduction tinware parts being made by Terry Roberts (https://www.heritagemotorworks.co.uk/)., e.g. tool boxes front brake rods, mudguards, exhausts etc. Many of the tools for the tool kit are marked with the ML part numbers and hence can be found easily on ebay. I am still looking for an original Dunlop WM0 - 19 wheel rim to complete my bike. They are extremely hard to find! You may find more success if you post your topic in the motorcycle section of the forum. There are some very knowledgeable and helpful members there. Regards, Tom
  2. Hello John, I would be interested in bringing the Carrier to Lacock. I need to look at transport as driving it would mean driving along the A4 potentially. I might see if I can set up a convoy and bring down a 25pdr gun set and quad at the same time. I have a NOVA for my Carrier, as I imported it from New Zealand, is there any chance I can get the age verification done?
  3. Hello John, thanks for the info. I’ll watch the situation with keen interest. Normandy might have to wait for next year. Can you tell us what the issue is with DVLA? I look forward to showing you around the carrier when the time comes. It’s not far from you, near Larkhill.
  4. Hello all, I want to get my Carrier road registered so I can track it to local events and drive it around Normandy in June, but the MVT age verification service seems to have stopped. Does anyone know how else I can get my 1942 Ford Universal Carrier verified for an age related number? Thanks, Tom
  5. I saw this final drive sprocket outside a local Army Surplus shop, unfortunately they were closed at the time. It looks like it's from a British cruiser tank. Can anyone identify it? I will find out how much it is if anyone is interested.
  6. Have you tried contacting the REME Museum in the UK? If they have a copy I may be able to photocopy it for you, as I am only down the road.
  7. Hi Jon, I’m down at Lyneham, so not far from you if you ever need any help with anything. As an aside, I’m helping to organize a wartime event at the REME museum on the 11th May if you want a practice ride out for the day. Good luck with Normandy.
  8. Stuart bray also has rubber covered speedo cables. He advertises on Milweb.
  9. I’ve got a 10 cwt trailer, an early one which had the early hitch and handles on the central spar, but I’m in Wiltshire. Might be a bit far from SE London, but you’re welcome to measure it all the same.
  10. Does anyone have any recommendations for breakdown cover? I am thinking that I can lessen the feeling of anxiety I get whenever my Jeep engine falters, or refuses to start by getting breakdown cover, and I may actually start to use it more. Up to now I’ve always been able to repair stuff on the roadside, but I don’t think my luck will last forever, and that’s probably also making me reluctant to take it very far. I generally drive a Jeep & trailer, but also want to take my Carrier out on the occasional organised road run around Salisbury Plain (weighs less than 3.5t, but can’t really class it as a car!). Does anyone have any experience of provider’s reactions to military vehicles, good or bad before I go with the RAC or AA? Many thanks.
  11. No connection to the seller, but just found a company in the UK who have NOS Sherman battery master switches, for anyone that needs one. The company is ‘the green spark plug company’, look under the battery switch section.
  12. Tom M

    Triumph 5SW

    Hello Ron, the 5SW looks great. Your work spurred me into finishing my WD/CO. Have you replated the handlebar controls? If so who did you use? I’ve struggled to find someone who can recreate that wartime finish. Keep up the good work.
  13. Hi, I made the loom up for my WD/C from the wiring diagram using standard black cable. I think you can buy the coloured sleeves which went on the end of the cables as per the original looms. I don't know who supplies them though. I did originally buy a loom from a supplier, but the wires were all bright colours and didn't look right.
  14. Hello Mark, Welcome to Military Vehicle ownership. I hope you enjoy your Jeep. I own a ‘44 Willy’s MB. Do your research on parts suppliers before investing too much money in spares. There are plenty of suppliers out there, but not all parts are the best quality. Find yourself a trusted supplier and develop a relationship with them, as they’re an excellent source of valuable advice as well. I personally use Dallas Autos as they are reasonably local to me. They can be a bit more expensive than other suppliers I hear, but the the parts are always good quality and they have helped me out with advice several times. They once drove out 40 mins from their workshop, when I broke down in my old TR6 after visiting them, and even picked me up a coil from a local parts place on the way. Where are you based and who did you serve with?
  15. Thanks gents, I am assuming it is a very basic rectangular tarp for covering the vehicle when it was sat on the tank park. Does anyone have a picture of an original so I can see the number and position of the eyelets?
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