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  1. I found this electrical theory (which many of us will be familiar with!) on this company's website http://www.dynamoregulatorconversions.com/ (Please note I have no connection or affiliation with this company) The following just about sums up old and worn electrical components as fitted to British cars pre 1960. Positive grounding depends on proper circuit functioning, which is the transmission of negative ions by retention of the visible spectral manifestation known as smoke". This has been referred to as the smoke theory as when the smoke comes out its finished, cooked or done for. Smoke is the thing that makes electrical circuits work. We know this to be true because every time one lets the smoke out of an electrical circuit, it stops working. This can be verified repeatedly through empirical testing. For example, if one places a copper bar across the terminals of a battery, prodigious quantities of smoke are liberated and the battery shortly ceases to function. In addition, if one observes smoke escaping from an electrical component such as a Lucas voltage regulator, it will also be observed that the component no longer functions. The logic is elementary and inescapable! The function of the wiring harness is to conduct the smoke from one device to another. When the wiring springs a leak and lets all the smoke out of the system, nothing works afterwards. Starter motors were considered unsuitable for British motorcycles for some time largely because they consumed large quantities of smoke, requiring very unsightly large wires. It has been reported that Lucas electrical components are possibly more prone to electrical leakage than their Bosch, Japanese or American counterparts. Experts point out that this is because Lucas is British, and all things British leak. British engines leak oil, British shock absorbers, hydraulic forks and disk brake systems leak fluid, British tyres leak air. Therefore, it follows that British electrical systems must leak smoke. Once again, the logic is clear and inescapable. In conclusion, the basic concept of transmission of electrical energy in the form of smoke provides a logical explanation of the mysteries of electrical components especially British units manufactured by Joseph Lucas, Ltd And remember: "A gentleman does not motor about after dark". Joseph Lucas The Prince of Darkness 1842-1903 The Lucas motto: Get home before dark. Lucas is the patent holder for the short circuit. Lucas - Inventor of the first intermittent wiper. Lucas - Inventor of the self-dimming headlamp. The three-position Lucas switch--DIM, FLICKER and OFF. The other three switch settings--SMOKE, SMOULDER and IGNITE. The Original Anti -theft device - Lucas Electrics.
  2. CVRT, CET, Stormer, Sea King, Bikes etc Witham Auction Tender Nov 2013 Great selection of vehicles at this auction... and even some anatomical dummies !! Something went wrong...
  3. This is a section of a longer video which covers most of the vehicles and other item at this auction ... see my Youtube channel. " width="644" height="390">">Something went wrong... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=85oRwc5vzck
  4. Two Sea King air frames - HAS Mk6 with a guide price of £15,000 each... bargain....! You can bid on-line.... auction ends Monday 18th Nov 13.00 hrs..... Something went wrong...
  5. There is a MV collector in Victoria, Australia called Ron Fry, he has written articles for Military Machines in the past. Earlier this week a TV programme was screened in Australia where they visited Ron's collection. The programme is sponsored by the leading vehicle insurer over there, who actively support vehicle events of all kinds, and this link is to their website, where you can see the programme online; http://www.shannons.com.au/club/video/man-and-machine-season-1-episode-4/ Towards the end there is a restored M3 Stuart running round, see if you can recognise what engine it has ...... and no help from the locals please . cheers Richard
  6. dont know if this can be posted ? Medals from World War I have been stolen during a burglary at a house in Walesby. the link for this is https://www.nottinghamshirealert.co.uk/da/57971/War_medals_stolen_from_Walesby.html :mad:
  7. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2499832/Sidney-Lewis-Youngest-WW1-soldier-fought-Somme-aged-13.html
  8. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2497732/The-iron-harvest-Meet-soldiers-tasked-clearing-hundreds-tonnes-deadly-World-War-I-shells-mines-beneath-fields-Flanders.html
  9. Amazing project to remember the fallen. Very graphic but very effective. http://www.thisiscolossal.com/2013/09/the-fallen-9000/ R
  10. Most of us here have an area of main interest or knowledge. Many people give their knowledge freely and we become familiar with certain folks because of the amount of back and forth that there is. Man of you will recognise the forum name Sirhc who is in fact better known as Chris McMillan. Recently during an email exchange it was revealed that he would be coming to the US of A for a work trip. After some suggestion Chris decided to make a slight detour and make the trip a few miles north and also visit Canada. Al Duffy and myself both being well involved with CVR(T)s arranged to meet him and try as best as the dismal autumn weather would allow to show him around this past Saturday. I collected Chris from his hotel and drove him out to Oshawa and the home of the Ontario Regiment Museum and the Ferret Club. Saturdays are a work day for the volunteers there and he was made (i hope) to feel welcome by those whom he met. I trailed along behind trying to get pictures of him but Chris moves quite quickly and the space is limited inside. Chris was shown through an M577 command vehicle by Frank Von Rosensteil who was in the process of kitting it out with radios. Dave Mountenay, a long time member of the museum and former regiment member showed Chris through the AVGP Cougar which is the 6 X 6 vehicle fitted with the Scorpion turret and the 76mm gun. Dave then took us on a tour of a number of the buildings in which the museum shoe horns its vehicles to get them out of the weather and the elements during the winter. I have shown some pictures as best as I can of his visit. It was a delight to finally meet Chris after a good number of years of email traffic. Al Duffy sadly was delayed because of a family commitment but eventually we made it over later in the afternoon to his house and saw his CVR(T) collection which includes Strikers and Sabre and Scorpion and soon to be augmented with a Spartan to name but a few vehicles. After a long supper out and a beer I returned Chris to his hotel at the end of the day. It was a real pleasure to entertain a fellow forum member and show him around for a few brief hours. The pictures show:- Dave Mountenay explaining the intricacies of the Detroit Diesel 6V53 engine for an AVGP or Lynx in its shipping can. Chris talking with new HMVF member Malcolm as he works on the Sexton Chris posing in front of the Lynx Chris posing in front of the M135 Cdn otherwise known as a deuce and a half truck Come back soon Chris! Robin
  11. After an absence of a number of issues the British military magazine called KIT is available to us members of the public. Someone submitted a freedom of information request and an edited version is now available. It would appear that the blacked out areas contained the real names of person occupying positions within MoD and their contact info. I think this is an OPSEC issue. The magazine is very informative but not inclusive but does give leads on troubles with kit and that includes anything and everything. Here is the page showing all the latest issues released, issues 79 through 84 https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/request-for-issues-of-kit-magazine Robin
  12. Ignore the initial headline the article is about the TV series The World at War http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2476037/How-Nazis-infatuation-blonde-TV-girl-unlocked-Hitlers-secrets-classic-documentary.html
  13. andym

    CVR(T) mPODt

    Here's a clever idea, basically a Shielder acting as a pickup truck with interchangeable bodies: http://www.mpodt.com Andy
  14. Pass this one around http://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/greater-manchester-news/century-on-proper-farewell-three-6182034
  15. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2445626/Incredible-bravery-WWI-tank-crew-survived-72-hours-bombarded-Germans-side.html
  16. A bit off good news for once A good deed has paid off for a homeless man who found a backpack with £26,000 inside and handed it in to the police. http://uk.news.yahoo.com/glen-james-homeless-man-retuns-backpack-with-42-000-donations--130335468.html?vp=1#aoIiifG
  17. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2424974/Second-World-War-tunnels-safe-German-bombers-British-workers-munitions-Britain-defeat-Hitler.html
  18. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2411172/Hero-Great-Dane-Juliana-saved-master-urinating-WW2-bomb-fell-roof-Blitz.html
  19. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-wiltshire-23942610
  20. Britains oldest stunt pilot 90 retires but not from flying http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2408489/Flying-sunset-Britains-oldest-stunt-pilot-finally-forced-age-90.html
  21. Very sad news.. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-23920336 Sir David Frost, broadcaster and writer, dies at 74 Sir David Frost was a journalist, broadcaster and comedy writer Veteran broadcaster Sir David Frost has died at the age of 74 after a suspected heart attack while on board a cruise ship. A family statement said he had been giving a speech aboard the Queen Elizabeth on Saturday night.
  22. Just bought a NOS BC1000 complete with accessories. The bad news it has France text. Note the paper wrapping remains on the lit
  23. On BBC news channel tonight 8.30 the story of the recovery of the Dornier from the Channel.
  24. Wicksteed at war is please to announce its 2014 dates. The Wicksteed at war show will take place on the June 14th-15th. Moved on a week from its normal slot due to D-Day celebrations. Stallholders and exhibitors should e-mail tim@letscru****.com for more information.
  25. War and Peace seems to be leaving Hop Farm 2013 sad as its a great home but looking foward to its new location though!
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