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  1. Can anyone help identify this mysterious antenna base? It was found roof mounted on the rear of a post-war (1950s/60s) British Army softskin vehicle? The spring should be vertical. Unfortunately all cabling had already been removed. The curved base looks suspicious. Could this possibly be for an aircraft antenna? Used for ground to air communications perhaps? I'd be grateful for any information. Many thanks. Alan
  2. Hi I have a friend who is restoring an ex Belgian Scorpion. He wants to fit a Clansman harness instead of the Belgian one and needs the pin diagram for the RBJ. It looks as if the 14 pin plugs both into and from the RBJ are dedicated to the Comms but obviously the Clansman cable to the Driver and from the Gunner are 12 core. Has anyone anything that can shed some light on this? Thanks Richard
  3. Hi Just looking for confirmation that the antenna base bolts (those which pass all the way through to the vehicle mount) are M6. I need to drill out some broken studs in the fixed antenna mount on the turret of a Scorpion and want to make sure that I rethread them to the correct size/pitch. Many thanks Richard
  4. I have been offered a 17 pounder gun sight ..it has no leather protective storage case which I would have expected but is in reasonable condition ...Are these rare or common ...what is a reasonable price to pay.... Jenkinov
  5. I reckon this Ferret is trying to tell me something, or drive me mad! It's also distracting me from the Saladin. Recored the radiator to fix the water leak, and cleaned petrol tank and pipes to fix the fuel blockage - all good... But now noticed oil under the left rear wheel. This is an old problem that I thought was a bevel box seal, but on closer inspection the oil is coming out through the hull, not the wheel station, and just running along the floor. I can't see where the oil is coming from. Might be an oil tank connection so I plan to take that out and see if it's the culprit. However, knowing my luck it will be the sump, etc, in which case the engine will have to come out. Assuming that's the case, what's the best way to remove it? EMER's say take out engine and gearbox together but others have suggested unbolting the engine from the gearbox and just taking the engine out. If this is the case, I presume the gearbox should be disconnected leaving the fly wheel attached to the engine? There is a lifting bracket at the rear but can't see one at the front - perhaps the slots at the sides of the flywheel housing (picture above)? Any guidance will be appreciated! Thanks James
  6. I have bought a small gas turbine apu just to run up for giggles but in place of the starter there is a generator. I want to know if I feed this electricity will it turn? I cant remember how to post a photo but there are 4 terminals which are two obvious pairs and the data plate shows Rating-----Ground----------Flight KW---------2.2--------------4.4 volts rms----83--------------115 Phase------single----------single HZ----------192----------220/400 RPM-----min 5760-----6600/12000 Any help much appreciated as the fitting and drive pinion is correct for the turbine. On another point, is the ignitor box critical on polarity? The feed is 24v but I have no way of telling which is pos and which is neg apart from one runs to ground - but I don't know if an aeroplane (HS125) is pos or neg earth and I don't want to blow the box by getting it wrong. Many thanks Dave
  7. Army radio sales co

    Has anyone ever been able to buy anything off Army Radio Sales Co ? I've tried in a few occasions and never even had a reply.
  8. Can anyone help locate a Mk16a desert flight suit. unusual size and looking for size 5. Thanks Danny
  9. Hi Folks, Looking for a supplier of Gaiters for 16" Divided Rims, in the UK. Any recommendations? Alec.
  10. Having just found out that my bolt to hold the pick axe has a damaged thread I need to dismantle the thing, before I attempt it can any one advise if the spacer is threaded on or push fit, if threaded suspect I may lose the spacer. Regards Mechanical idiot
  11. Jeep cylinder head leak

    Hi, I have a couple of cracks on the top of the cylinder head and the plug holes fill with water if left standing for a few weeks. Is anyone making new heads ? or where is the best source for a usable replacement, not too fussed for genuine ww2 parts but I'm sure a replacement would be easier than fixing this one.
  12. Faun Kraka

    Erstwhile Forum Members! Do any other Members on here in the UK. Own a faun Kraka? I would like to get in touch with any owners, as this vehicle is quite scarce in Private Ownership in the UK. Ta muchly! or should that Be: Ich, Sie bedank! LOL
  13. Hi all. Anyone any idea what a set of original F marked Jeep seats are worth. I have a set (2 fronts, one rear) that I could do with selling. It's a shame for them to just sit in my garage if someone can use them. I sold my Ford Jeep a few years ago after putting repro seats in it. The two fronts are in useable condition, just need a bit of tlc. The rear has some rot in it so needs repair. I also have a Ford pintle hook but again I have no idea of value. Hope someone out there has some idea because I don't. Nige.
  14. My Saracen is currently having problems with the electrics; When attempting to turn the headlights on, the 30A breaker is tripping. This seems to be happening when I move the light switch at all, even a little bit, which would be switching on the side and tail lights only. I suspect that the switch panel may be shorting internally, but the vehicle has been repainted in the not too distant past, which involved removing all of the external lights and wings, so there could be a short in one of those. Can anyone give any suggestions? How hard is it to rebuild the switch panel, or find a replacement? Cheers, Terry
  15. A longshot, but do we have any WW1 era vehicle owners in the Kent/Essex/E Sussex area? If so, could you drop me a line, please? A friend is trying to organise something for the 100th anniversary of the end of the Great War, next year. Many thanks, in advance.
  16. Hello all, my Leyland Martian steering tank states OM13 mineral oil is to be used but someone prior to my ownership has marked on it that OM33 oil is to be used, now are either of these oil types suitable for use with a more modern power steering pump - namely from a 1993 Cummins C series engine or will the more modern seals in the pump not like it ? Cheers Chris
  17. Hi Troops, after the purchase of my AEC Militant MKI 38EP19, I discovered these back rests in the cargo compartment. I don't believe they belong to my Militant and at a recent vehicle show I asked several owners of various vehicles (Champ, Jeep etc.) if they were familiar with this type of backrest. No one up to now has been able to identify them. Any ideas?
  18. Hi all, i don't suppose anyone out there has any information on the RBJ for the Mk 3 agent? just started to go through the turret wiring on the IWM's Cent and someone has disconnected everything. Now I don't know whether it's a RBJ that is originally fitted to Mk3's, but the FV No is FV31559 Any help much appreciated Paul
  19. Hello I have bought a GAZ/UAZ69, but will need info and spare parts in the future. Any recommends on suppliers? Also, does anyone know of a donor vehicle? Cheers
  20. Hello a year ago i purchased my willys jeep, and were just starting to restore it. it seems to be turning out a lot more Original than it was (i knew it had Original body chassis and engine, but more and more Original details seem te be appearing...) but THE most intriguing detail seems to lie under 2 coats of paint..the last owner had converted it in to a canadian unit jeep (with matching green brown colour)<br>beneath that is is a dark (NOT nato ) green,<br>and beneath that on the red is the Original olove drag HOWEVER on the hood an Original hood number has appeared, but on the front bumper an 82 AB marking has appeared..<so my question is : are there any sources that list which jeeps where assigned to unit? ie how can i find out if this is Originalmy second question is: did Original ignitions (ie where the keys go in) have numbers below are some pics<br><img class="previewthumb" id="vbattach_129279" alt="" src="http://hmvf.co.uk/forumvb/attachment.php?attachmentid=129279&stc=1" attachmentid="129279"><img class="previewthumb" id="vbattach_129280" alt="" src="http://hmvf.co.uk/forumvb/attachment.php?attachmentid=129280&stc=1" attachmentid="129280"><br><br><img class="previewthumb" id="vbattach_129278" alt="" src="http://hmvf.co.uk/forumvb/attachment.php?attachmentid=129278&stc=1" attachmentid="129278"><br>
  21. Driving back up the M74 yesterday, the engine clicked for about a mile then 10 miles latter the engine stared braking the Land Rover, thankfully managed to get to the hard shoulder. No crunching sound like a timing belt jumping teeth. The mechanic came out from Lockerbie and after a bit said the cam shaft was frozen. Being a mechanical idiot any suggestions on how to try and free it or is it a garage job to strip down the engine. Also trying to find where the engine number is as I do now it was replaced approximately 10 years ago by the MoD. Thanks in advance
  22. I know this is a long shot but any photographs of this Land Rover would be appreciated, to help any one I attach an FOI regarding units Thanks in advance[TABLE=class: MsoNormalTable, width: 617, align: left] [TR] [TD=width: 77, bgcolor: transparent] DATE [/TD] [TD=width: 119, bgcolor: transparent] UNIT [/TD] [TD=width: 151, bgcolor: transparent] BARRACKS LOCATION? [/TD] [TD=width: 172, bgcolor: transparent] ANY OP DEPLOYMENT? [/TD] [TD=width: 305, bgcolor: transparent] COMMENT? [/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD=width: 77, bgcolor: transparent] 24/02/1989 [/TD] [TD=width: 119, bgcolor: transparent] 2nd Battalion Yorkshire Regiment [/TD] [TD=width: 151, bgcolor: transparent] See comments. [/TD] [TD=width: 172, bgcolor: transparent] No evidence found. [/TD] [TD=width: 305, bgcolor: transparent] No guarantee where this vehicle was stationed, but elements of the forbearers to 2 YORKS Battalion were in North Yorkshire, Richmond Barracks during the time frame listed. [/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD=width: 77, bgcolor: transparent] 15/07/1994 [/TD] [TD=width: 119, bgcolor: transparent] 1st Battalion Royal Regiment Fusiliers [/TD] [TD=width: 151, bgcolor: transparent] Warminster (moved to Catterick in Aug 94) [/TD] [TD=width: 172, bgcolor: transparent] No evidence found. [/TD] [TD=width: 305, bgcolor: transparent][/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD=width: 77, bgcolor: transparent] 16/04/1997 [/TD] [TD=width: 119, bgcolor: transparent] 4th Battalions The Royal Regiment of Scotland [/TD] [TD=width: 151, bgcolor: transparent] Ebrington Barracks, Londonderry & Somme Barracks, Catterick Garrison [/TD] [TD=width: 172, bgcolor: transparent] Northern Ireland [/TD] [TD=width: 305, bgcolor: transparent] Then 1st Battalion The Highlanders Now 4 SCOTS. Unable to confirm where the vehicle was during this time [/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD=width: 77, bgcolor: transparent] 12/02/1998 [/TD] [TD=width: 119, bgcolor: transparent] 33 Signals Regiment (V) [/TD] [TD=width: 151, bgcolor: transparent] Alamein Barracks, Merseyside [/TD] [TD=width: 172, bgcolor: transparent] No deployment information available. [/TD] [TD=width: 305, bgcolor: transparent] Regiment disbanded. No guarantee where the vehicle was during this time. [/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD=width: 77, bgcolor: transparent] 20/02/2008 [/TD] [TD=width: 119, bgcolor: transparent] 94 (Berkshire Yeomanry) Signal Squadron [/TD] [TD=width: 151, bgcolor: transparent] Army Reserve Centre Windsor [/TD] [TD=width: 172, bgcolor: transparent] No deployment in 2008. [/TD] [TD=width: 305, bgcolor: transparent][/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD=width: 77, bgcolor: transparent] 14/09/2010 [/TD] [TD=width: 119, bgcolor: transparent] 39 Signal Regiment (V) [/TD] [TD=width: 151, bgcolor: transparent] Horfield Army Reserve Centre Bristol [/TD] [TD=width: 172, bgcolor: transparent] No unit deployments. [/TD] [TD=width: 305, bgcolor: transparent][/TD] [/TR] [/TABLE]
  23. Photographs

    Why is it that, over the past few months, each post I view has every photograph displayed twice??? Do I have a settings problem? Robert
  24. Hi All, Quick question, but not strictly military LR related? On the bulkhead behind the seats on 90, 110 and possibly series are two oval holes blanked off with plates and gaskets. I have never seen these removed or anything in their place. So, what are they for, why go to the expense of making the holes and then plating them up with gaskets? Over to you!
  25. Hi, Does anyone have access to or know where to get dimensions for the Mk1 style of barrel for the 2 pdr anti tank gun ?. I've attached a picture of the tapered and slightly flared end style of barrel. Thanks.