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I think they were still around for WW2, or maybe they never left the tool boxes from the previous . conflict. Because they were mild steel they were made thick to compensate for lack of strength. Probably more useful as a hammer.

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King Dick adjustable, useful tool, still have my father's one in my toolbox, think it was in his 1950's Austin lorry tool kit (civilian) and a smaller one in the Austin Seven tool roll.

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When somebody asked our training instructor for an adjustable spanner when we were apprentices his reply was "When you show me an adjustable nut you can have an adjustable spanner" 

 

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Rather nice. Not seen that one before. Distributor looks a bit exposed though!

Steve  :)

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1 hour ago, Citroman said:

Daimler with a slight steering problem...
 

That's just to slow it down when descending a hill... 😉

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Did see this on ebay a militairy garage and a lot of trucks in a barracks courtyard. Vendor says Belgium of France?

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There is a picture on the vendors website of the number on the axle only. Very tempting, but I think I need more photos before parting with any money.

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A wartime period Velie has turned up in Lithuania of all places. It looks to be in good condition but the owner thinks it is a White apparently. Many of these US built trucks were used by the French and a smaller number by the US Signal Corps. After the end of WW1 the Baltic states descended into a war with Russia and used numerous British and French trucks. I guess that this is left over from that conflict.  

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A pal of mine has turned up this engine. Said to be a marine engine but of otherwise unknown provenance. Can anyone identify it please? It is a tee-head, is fitted with a clutch and looks to be of great war era to me.

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Cylinder bore must be around the 3" mark so perhaps a 10hp engine? Your thoughts would be much appreciated.

Steve  :)

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