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  1. I recently purchased a Ferret Scout car. I am enjoying it, learning as I go. I am pleased with the vehicle, seems to be heavy duty and wall maintained. I wanted something that had armor on it, and having a turret is like icing on the cake. I just got through building a semi-auto browning 1919 a4, I mean if you have a gun mount you need the gun that goes in it. Has anyone had any experience with fitting the 1919 in the cradle? I am have an interference with the rear feed guide hitting the cradle and not letting it go all the way down. It is probably because I built it for 308 and will have to clearance cut the mount a little.
  2. Graeme Molineux


    Hi Guys, Graeme Molineux here from Melbourne, Australia. While I am not an MV owner, I do have a strong interest and I take heaps of photos whenever I get the chance. I share these for free on my website, but I will tell you about that elsewhere. I am also a scale modeller, and a technical illustrator, specialising in side views of aircraft mainly, but I have a few MVs done now as well. My main reason for joining is to find reference information for a couple of model builds I am planning, and for help with my illustrations. I look forward to chatting and sharing info with you! All the best, Graeme.
  3. Hi all, first post on here. My name is Paul van Bruggen and I live in Darwin Northern Territory Australia .. I have a small collection of vintage vehicles including 3 military ones. 1942 C15A Chevy blitz 1942 Royal Enfield flying flea and I am just about to pick up a Ford Jeep (GPW 1942-3) the rest of the stuff is civilian inc 1924 chev buckboard 1925 chev tourer 1936 chev truck 1938 chev sedan 1950 chev truck 1957 FE Holden 1958 Morris minor and a 1972 VW Super bug i look forward to seeing and learning more of the military stuff on here. I am a mechanic by trade and did my apprenticeship in the Military (RAAF)
  4. Series186

    Austin k5

    Good morning I am new to the team. My hobbies are old lorries and land rovers i have a series 1 Landy and drive a 1944 Austin K5.
  5. Hi there im matt from the Oxfordshire area. Iv always had a keen intrest in all military and vintage vehicles but not yet been lucky enough to own one. I am hoping to find some information about a sentinel aircraft tug that was in my family for a fair few years. It was ex raf and originally had a rolls Royce petrol engine but was later fitted with a Leyland diesel engine. It was owned by my uncle for around 10 years and my other uncle for about 5 years before that. It was sold to someone from the britannia trust in roughly 2005 to be used to tow the britania at kemble.sadly the buyer called my uncle 3 months later and asked if he would like to buy it back as he had bought another.i recently found a photo of it on here in a scrap yard but the post was from 2011. I know it's a bit of a long shot but I am hoping someone will remember which scrapyard it was seen in. Thanks in advance, matt
  6. I posted an introduction a few months ago now and received a few nice comments on my post - (Introduction, new member! FMW Matey Dockyard Truck owner!) I am well aware these two trucks have been around the block as I'd seen them appearing up for sale on a number of occasions, it seems that they've been given a lick of paint a few times (probably Hammerite by the look of things!) The one which we are working on first is a runner (well it was when it arrived with us!) we've taken out all the glass, all wiring, interior, load bed, engine, box and pretty much everything else. We're back on it next week taking off the cab, leaf springs, steering column, rear diff etc to have the paint removed and have all components powder coated to the correct standard as they should be. As anyone who has ever come across these vehicles before will be aware they are a very rare vehicle and there is no information anywhere online for them, they don't exist on the internet other than on this forum and Ebay! If you know of anyone who has owned these vehicles previously or has any information that could be of use to me and you could point them in my direction that would be much appreciated, I have all the information from the DVLA to road register the truck (I'm concentrating on one for now!) but anyone who has been through this process and could offer any info that would be amazing! Here are a couple of pictures of where we are with the job as it stands! Thank you in advance for any words of wisdom! Matt
  7. Knobby71

    Hi there

    I have recently got more into military vehicles I own a lightweight Landrover unstarted project and have just bought a Hmw truck ex Royal Navy which I have made a start on
  8. Hello to you all. I've been registered for quite a while now, so I thought it was about time I put fingers to keyboard and introduced myself! I am mindful of my privacy, which is why I stick to a username. (although I do use it in various places) Not all that much to say! I've been interested in all manner of things mechanical, especially transport for most of my life. (even at quite a tender age I "helped" my father with the odd bit of spanner holding / dropping!) I've three old british motorbikes which have been brought back to life. By profession I am a Librarian (working in industry, not the public system) but currently I am involved with restoration in the heritage sector - mainly working in wood. When I have had a bit more of a lurk around, I am sure that I'll get around to adding my two penn'orth on a few subjects. And no doubt I'll have some questions of my own! In the meantime, All the Best StoneRoad
  9. D.M. TUCKER

    Fwd su-coe

    Hello everyone, David here from Georgia in the U.S. I have a 1940-1943 ?? FWD SU-COE that is a open cab 4x4 that was used by the U.S. Marines Corps in the pacific during WWII. My questions are, does anybody have any photos, manuals in reprint, factory information or links to helpful sites that could help put this ole girl back together. I need info on the open cab version, not the enclosed cab with doors. This model of truck was used in the film "GUADALCANAL DIARY" [1943] when restored the truck will be finished out like that truck to include bed bows and tarp. I will include in process photos later, but I am on somebody else's time frame for now. Thanks for the welcome to this site, I look forward to hearing from ya'll.
  10. Evening all, I've been a lurker for some time now and thought I'd finally get around to introducing myself. Tim is my name and I'm in South London. I've been messing about with old vehicles for a few years now, although mainly ambulances. I have an interest in all things military, especially the cold war era, and have owned a civilian Trabant for a few years now. Recently I was looking for another project so I bought an ex-East German Army (Natonale Volksarmeee, or NVA) MZ TS250 motorcycle which I'm rebuilding at the moment. I'll put a thread up when I have a chance! I've read quite a few of the restoration threads on here and am very much in awe... I'm very much a newbie to this world so: Hello! Tim
  11. hutch63


    Hi all, new member based in west sussex, been interested in willys mb/gpw/Hotchkiss jeeps for many years and looking forward to the site.
  12. Hi,I am new to the forum.I am looking for a usable Scammell pioneer sv2s recovery truck,in original condition or older restoration.The photo is just an example of what I'm looking for.Thanks for taking the time to look.
  13. :cool2: hi i am looking to obtain a good Austin k9 radio truck, or something of that sort of size ,not worried if its not kitted out with radios or converted to a mobilhome so long as it`s got a good box on the back , hope someone has one forsale , pleas contact me , regards Peter :red:
  14. eralehm


    My interests include WWII surplus vehicles in Swedish service.
  15. Hi, I'm a mechanic to trade. A few years ago I restored a 1943 Jeep and I've restored a few Landys I always fancied a 101 Land Rover which I was getting ready to find for me to restore when I had an accident which left me disabled and I had to sell off everything. But I'm interested in military vehicles again. It's a bit like a disease it never leaves you once bitten.
  16. Hi, my name is John and I'm looking to buy a Leyland Daf 4x4 and HMVF seems to be the logical place to glean information. I hope you'll be patient with my questions! Regards. John
  17. Hello all just saying hello i am militant nicks dad so am now a fan of the militant mk3 which we are slowly refurbing, its a great vehicle which we hope to show soon. aj
  18. Hi Chaps, recently purchased an Ex-MOD Quad bike and am keen to learn more about them and other Military Vehicles. Never served in the Military but have done a lot of work on Naval Projects: RN CVF Project - Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers Norwegian Skjold Class RM Rigid Raiders RN Triton Etc Kindest regards, Stephen
  19. John Corah

    Austin K2

    I own an Austin K2 ATV which I have had since 1972. In original grey and on the road. I am interested in making contact with anyone with a similar vehicle.
  20. Happyoldgit


    Hi, Been a member here before many moons ago but a failing memory and / or change of email address etc means the easiest thing for me to do was re-register. Interests are many although the workshop cum garage is currently devoid of anything in a matt finish. That said I'm looking for info on a Rubery Owen binned stores trailer I acquired a few months back. Location Norfolk. Previously Suffolk & Hertfordshire. Steve
  21. I'm new to the HMVF. I created Debach 493rd Bomb Group Museum in 2001. We've got a sizeable museum with 15 restored American vehicles and two British vehicles that are appropriate for an American airfield. I restore all my own vehicles and four are in restoration now. I've just completed four 50 cal machine guns from nothing for a M45 Maxim quad and hope to have them gas firing very shortly. Everyone is very welcome to visit the Museum, times of opening are on our website www.493bgdebach.co.uk. Regards Richard
  22. Hello, I have been on this forum before, but not for a long time. I could not get my old profile to work, so I will start again from scratch. Interests are Land Rovers, Iltis, MUNGA, GAZ69, and British signals kit. Cheers for now
  23. Hi all, Just getting into learning all about the ferret scout i bought 2 weeks ago. It was running but had been sitting for many years. It had original tyres for the 50s so i found some michelin zxl 255/100r16 which fit nicely. Im basically restoring it to a functional/practical level. Not neccessarily making it historically accurate. Most likey going to do an engine swap on it with a more modern engine with more power. Will seee how things progress. Im a cosmetic doctor by day, and a motorhead by night. I spend most of my spare time working on my vehicles. Looking forward to interacting with you all
  24. Hello All, I collect Rangefinders and Surveying Distance Measurement Instruments, and my aim is to create and publish an Online Museum about these instruments (and perhaps create a private museum when I retire - who knows!). So, if you've got something Rangefinder-related, perhaps you were trained on one in your Military Career, or know someone who has-one, and want to know a bit more or have something that needs identifying etc. then perhaps I can help - and also hopefully I'll also learn something new into the bargain. I'm also on the look-out for any period photos or other material that depict or discuss British, Commonwealth, and Allied forces which are somehow related to Rangefinders / Heightfinders themselves or to the process of Rangefinding. In comparison to the quantity of German WW1 and WW2 photos that I have been able to collect, the number of Allied photos that I have been able to acquire are extremely limited owing primarily to secrecy rules (no doubt), and perhaps to a lesser extent the low incidence of privately-owned cameras that might have been used against the rules. All of my Allied photos are either Official Portraits, Group photos of Course Attendees, or Newspaper / Official archive photos, but unfortunately no private photos at all - unlike German WW2 photos where it seems that private camera usage was perhaps even encouraged. Certainly even official Allied photos are rarely encountered of this type of equipment. I'm attempting to cover all forms of 'remote' distance measurement / determination from year dot through to 1970s for purely Optical Instruments whereupon infra-red lasers started to be used for Electromagnetic Distance Measurement (EDM) surveying applications. I've also collected a few military and surveying instrument examples from 1980s through to 1990s 'Total Station'. I haven't concentrated only on Military and Surveying applications however, and also include a quantity of photographic Rangefinders and 'Rangefinder' Cameras amongst my collection that use familiar methods / technology to WW1/WW2 military rangefinders to determine distance for focussing (Early 1900s through to 1960s generally), and also include other Civil rangefinding-related items for Tree Height, Cloud Height, Sports or Hunting, and other civil purposes (navigation, for example), plus binoculars or telescopes that have telemetric functions or Stadia / graticules. Basically if it's used for determining distance, then I want to learn about it, and include it amongst my published material. Yes, I think that I bit-off more that I can chew, but now I'm up for seconds! So if you have something in your own collections that I would find interesting, know of a book that covers the subject (even partially), or you've visited a Museum that includes something related, or you would allow me to include your photos or copies of documents / manuals / guides etc. within my Online Museum, then please get in touch, as I have so much to learn - particularly in relation to equipment and methods prior to WW1. Finally, if you're aware of the location of a Barr & Stroud 9ft Range / Height Finder or any large Naval instruments (even if it's in a scrap-yard somewhere), then please be sure to let me know. Thank you in anticipation, and many thanks for reading this far! Best regards, Paul P.S. When it launches, it'll start-out at http://www.fieldofview.org.uk
  25. Hi, my name is Brian and I am in the process of sorting a 90 soft top... I expect to have a number of issues and hope I will find solutions already posted or within the group intellect