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  1. Niceonetidy

    Kay canvass tent quality,

    Does anyone on here have experience of Kay Canvass products please, I'm planning on buying some of them and would like to know about the quality, or does anyone have a WW2 US tent for sale please? Thank you, Colin
  2. Hi all. I've just got back from the National Archives in London where I was looking at the War Diaries from my Grandfather's RASC unit, which served in North Africa, Italy and Austria. As a Jeep owner, I know the interest in finding war service history of specific vehicles is usually a pipe dream, but I uncovered a full audit of the vehicles in this GT company. It includes WD, and Order Nos, but more importantly, in some cases the Chassis numbers. Do any of you good folks out there in MVT land know if any of these are still knocking around? Would love to hear from you. Thanks, Simon I also recovered a huge list of 10T MACK Lorry numbers from the same unit if anyone would like them for reference.
  3. Hi all. Am wanting to have a play on getting my simca ready for a few days out and would like to give the lass a brake fluid change. Having a world of bother trying to find info on air over hydrolic brakes? They do work well at the mo but would like to make sure that no moisture has got in system. (Was told in can be an issue with them). Also would like to replace master cylinder seals if i can find any?(34mm bore) some of you may know the simca it was on ebay not long back and i lept at her. Has got a tdi 200 land rover lump with a 300 inlet and turbo married up to transit gearbox. Bit flat on bottom end but this will be going. Anyway any help, links or advice with braks would be appreciated
  4. Oops - wrong category !! Hi y'all, I bought a SUMB a year or so ago but haven't been able to enjoy it due to problems with the brakes. It's a problem inherited from the previous owner who assured me that the brakes were in good order (yeah right!!). As some of you may know, the SUMB uses an Air over Hydraulic system employing a French made Bendix Air Pack (not dissimilar to the one used on the Stalwart as it happens), this if fed compressed air via an engine driven compressor and storage tanks. The system provides hydraulic non-assisted braking in an emergency & since I have to virtually stand on the pedal to get it to brake, I suspect that the Air Pack isn't doing it's job at all. I even fitted a take out Air Pack from RR Services but the problem persisted. Given that RR or myself have not been able to find a source of sevice parts for the Air Pack, I was wondering what the chances were of converting it to a Pig/Ferret like remote servo system since these are available. (Leads me to wonder why the SUMB used the Air Pack system in the first place - is there a lack of available manifold vacuum with the old V8 flathead or some related problem ?) Has anyone else out there fitted alternate brake actuation systems to a SUMB ?
  5. How often do the above come up for sale? are there many left?, are RR B81 powerpacks easy to source? what's spares availability like? Lots of questions :-) im new :-) Cheers Sam.
  6. New to the forum, recently bought a Matchless G3L (1947) with the view to get a feel and some knowledge of the G3L before looking again for a WD G3L, not long after unloading the 47 bike I got wind or a possible offer of a WD bike.... then as luck would have it while searching for parts etc on ebay, come across a classified for a WD G3L 1943, the deal was done in seconds and picked it up on Sunday. (just like buses once one comes along the rest follow) Still going over bike for what I need etc, I've a certificate to date it from the Matchless owners club, which I need to return as it has two digits the wrong way round, so the difference is around 4000 bikes, still puts in the 1943 year just unsure of the month. On the tool box cover the metal plate gives me a Chassis Contract No and Catalogue No, just wonder where to look to with this info ? and if its original to the bike.
  7. Willyslancs

    parachute brooch

    can anyone tell me about this please ?my partner found it in a bag of jewellery..........
  8. Hi, does anyone know the required spec's for deactivating a flamethrower?
  9. Hello Everyone! Firstly, let me apologise for registering purely to ask some questions! I'm currently studying some military vehicles as part of my course in engineering, and I'm after some information on one of them and was wondering if anyone here would be able to help me. As part of my course I have been examining the construction, performance and specs of a selection of vehicles. Most of these I have been readily able to find information about, with the exception of this: Embarrassingly I don't actually really know what it is! My Lecturer has told me it's a "Claymore Tactica" But I am struggling to find any information whatsoever about it, which leads me to think that it is infact something else. The closest match I've found is an Alvis Tactica, but while the cockpit looks similar, externally it's quite different. Can anyone here tell me what it actually is? And if so, when it would have seen service? I'd love to find some more information about it's specification too (Engine type and size etc). Many thanks! LB
  10. Hi all, got some questions to do with GMC workshop bodies, I have noticed there seems to be two types. One has six windows on each side, the two rear doors are different sizes and has a straight edge to the bottom sides from front to back above the twin rear wheels. The other only has three windows each side, the two rear doors are the same size, a more curved roof, a recess for the twin rear wheels. What is the intended use of both and as they are both the same size why two different body types ?
  11. The cubed one has just called. He's trying to get the SOE teams FH70 working in time for Overlord this weekend. He has this question- How do you engage drive to the main wheels on the FH70? Apparently the prop shaft turns but the wheels don't! Answers asap please 😍😍😍😍
  12. Can anyone give sizes of the spare wheel brackets for the Scammell Pioneer shown below? Length,width and depth and the distance the tyre should be away from the timber boards. Cheers Bryan
  13. This is on one of my original ww1 glass negs, any one ID it, you can see the left hand wheel is on the other side of the road and there is not a lot left. Could be a winch under it. Keith
  14. Hi all, I have just acquired a spare barrel box for a 40mm Bofors gun. (No spare barrel though just the box) and it weighs a ton !!!😳 The box is all steel construction with a wooden interior, metal handles and 2 x data plates but with no date or broad arrow. I have attached some pics of the box and data plate but unfortunately they will only upload upside down🤔 Can any one kindly tell me if this Spare barrel box is correct for British light anti aircraft units. I wish to stow it on my 1944 F60 LAAT. I have only seen British and Commonwealth Spare barrel boxes in black and white photographs and they appear to be all wooded construction with rope handles. Either way, once tidied up it will look the part with my light anti aircraft diarahma. Any further info will be much appreciated. Kind regards, Mark
  15. Hi, Anyone have photos, plans or ideas on type of recovery equipment that was used on a 1948 6X6 Thornycroft?
  16. Mk3iain

    HMS Van Dyke

    Hi I hope this is the right place for this question. My father was in the navy during WW2 and was sunk in HMS Van Dyke off Norway. His recollection was that the ship was crewed by volunteers and used as a decoy when the RN evacuated Norway. I have not seen any mention of this anywhere, does anyone have any information on the sinking of the Van Dyke and what it was doing there? Many thanks
  17. Great War truck

    Photobucket issues

    It was brought to my attention that some of the photos shown in the Dennis restoration have disappeared. We get a message saying please update your account to enable third party hosting as can be seen here: http://hmvf.co.uk/forumvb/showthread.php?429-WW1-Dennis-truck-find/page124 It is required that an annual payment of $399 is made to pay for this. I have done some more research and found this: "Photobucket is cracking down on people embedding on third-party websites images it hosts, until now, for free. The photo-slinging internet elder now says that anyone who wants to use its service to display photos it hosts on other pages – such as signature banners in forum posts – will now need to open up their wallets and plop down $399.99 a year for a subscription plan. The new policy will be particularly annoying to longtime users who have relied on Photobucket's 14-year-old service to host the images they use to place images on forums or in blog posts. Cheaper plans, including the free account option, will no longer have an option to allow third-party hosting. The alert netizens now get from Photobucket for inlining images on third-party sites The change of heart was quietly introduced by Photobucket earlier this week as an update to its terms of service. On the one hand, it's reasonable for Photobucket to ask for some help in footing its bandwidth bills for serving up images for folks on other websites; on the other hand, it will break a lot of graphics posted on the 'net and inlined in forums and blogs. "Photobucket defines 3rd-party hosting as the action of embedding an image or photo onto another website," the updated T&Cs read. "For example, using the <img> tag to embed or display a JPEG image from your Photobucket account on another website such as a forum, Etsy, eBay auction listings, a blog, etc, is definitively 3rd-party hosting." " Strangely it has affected Dads photobucket but not mine yet. It will be a real shame if all the photos that I have uploaded on our restorations are going to disappear. Has anybody else come across this and is my understanding of this correct? Having done a Google search there does appear to be a lot of discussion on the subject so it appears that unless I pay the $399 annual fee all the photos will now go. A shame. I am feeling really quite annoyed, verging on miffed. Thanks Tim
  18. jean baptiste

    guy quad GS 1944

    Hello any people know how is speedometre on a guy GS 1944? He is on the left of the steering wheel
  19. Someone on the forum was asking for some wartime RAF bomb trolley wheels & tires. I've got four NOS wheel rims, 3 x rims c/w tires & one tire for sale. I've also got several flaps. Cheers Stu
  20. just found this , pic is dated july 25 1982
  21. would anyone be able to help me in locating a Hawker Battery for my FFR Landrover, unable to afford new, so looking to buy a decent second hand battery. They seem a little bit like gold dust, I think I have been looking in the wrong places Any help greatly appreciated Steve
  22. Hi, I was driving my 1944 CMP LAAT home this afternoon from a bank holiday show in rather muddy water logged field. It had rained none stop all weekend. I fired the old girl up and selected 4 wheel drive. I drove across the boggy fields no problem taking it real easy. When I was out and clear from the mire and onto the hard Tarmac road , I tried to select 2 wheel drive for normal road use..... But the lever was really hard to select 2 wheel drive ..... I shunted forward slowly in first gear then tried again.... With a little less resistance I finally got her into 2 wheel drive and set off home. As I got up to 20 mph the Cab started bouncing. I pulled over to check if I had a flat tire , but all tyres were fine....... I set off sgain and the bouncing had eased off this time when I got to 20 mph but I noticed that my engine was working harder than usual and it was taking longer to reach cruising speed (35-40mph) :confused It felt like I was towing a trailer!........ I pulled over again to check if my hand break was released properly or if I had a sticking break drum on one of the wheels ?....... The hand break was free and the wheel hubs cool. I then tried pushing my lorry on the flat road but I could feel more resistance than normal ..... I tried to select 4 wheel drive again as I suspected that the transmission was to blame. The selector moved into 4 wheel drive but wanted to spring back hard into 2 wheel drive ..... After selecting 4 wheel drive I reversed back a couple of foot and forward a couple of foot. I then set off again in 2 wheel drive . It still felt like I was under powered and towing somthing ? I continued on and after a mile or so there was a loud bang and the lorry felt like she hopped or skipped :eek: Suddenly my power came back and I was up to crusing speed and all felt and sounded healthy again...... I got the lorry home safely. Can anyone one kindly tell me if this was a bad case of Transmission Wind up? ..... Has that loud bang caused any damage ? ..... And what can I do different next time to avoid axle/transmission wind up ? I really hope I haven't damaged the old girl !!!! I've only just got her back on her feet . Kind regards, Mark Towers
  23. 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
  24. I'm rebuilding the brakes on my BRDM-2 and I have stripped the master cylinder (and removed all the sludge...). I'll be sending the cylinder off to pastparts to get the pitting removed. In the meantime, can anyone explain exactly how the cylinder works. I assumed it would be just a piston in a cylinder with hole which is exposed when the piston is fully returned for the fluid to return to the reservoir. The BRDM cylinder is exactly like the diagram below, except it has a compressed air booster. So why are the recuperation holes in the piston there? Why is the fluid on both sides of the main seal (primary cup)? Both seals move with the piston, the secondary seal (A) is attached to the piston and the primary seal (B) is pressed against the piston by the spring. There's a one way valve at the left hand end of the spring. ASE 5:Brakes|Braking Systems|Braking system components|Master cylinder A) (blue seal) secondary cup B) (blue seal) primary cup C) (opening for brake fluid) compensating port D) (opening for brake fluid) inlet port E) (opening for brake fluid) recuperation small holes F) (grey rod) push rod or rod from brake pedal
  25. Hi all. Does anyone know the length of a Lanchester sling (Tip to tip of the fittings.) ? As far as I'm aware, they were cut down SMLE slings. Or, does anyone know where I can get a correct one? Thanks in advance.