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Thanks for offer, Im owner two MW, and three more chassis, Have two original bonets, This my MWR project is very hard job....please let me know , if you have one bonet for sale, let know your idea about price with postage to Czech republic? 

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On 7/26/2017 at 8:48 PM, Higgins kpt. said:

Hi Tom

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Been looking at the data I have.

For your MWR , chassis number 61420

Contract S3053, best estimate of original Z number is Z5253868

ContractS3053 was for 2000 vehicles,  Z number range Z5252268 to Z5254267, which makes yours the 1600th vehicle in this contract. Which make your delivery date early July 1944. By the way the original cost was £320 16shillings and 2 pence, the conversion from a GS to an MWR cost £56

Did this have a re-build plate ?, If so what was it's post war reg ?

Cheers

Richard

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Thank you very much for this information! July 1944 is good good date! Preparate one more step restoration, 

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few more steps, mainly generator box for generator was big prolem, but think looks good as original

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Hi Tom

Looking good, have you managed to find a 300W BSA charger to fit in the generator box ?

Also a photo of the plate that was attached to the chassis under the chassis serial number would be good

Also thanks for ongoing help with my MWC restoration

See you in Normandy 2019 ?

Cheers

Richard

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hi Richard, yes maybe, yes but now find  other parts, and problematic work, all is rusty and damaget.

¨Let me time , send to you details about MWC, what you need.

 

Yes next year wants go to Normandy,  make meeting.

regards

Tom

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BSA's only came in at the end of the war so a Canadian example is more appropriate and definately of WW2 manufacture.

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please need help- look for holder(alu) for air filter tube, left front side Bedford MW engine(viz photo), this part missing, thanks for help, Tom

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Nice work on the generator box Tom. Mine has just been repaired, blasted and primed, along with the battery box, locker and passenger seat. Comes back next weekend.

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Hi Simon, thank you!

Its only my hands make job by photos...

 

Much more work before me, many parts missing, its great problém,

 

I  repair cab, very damaget, and engine, now I must make engine, 

 

think about operation Garden, next september, go with my MWC and new MWR , hope.

 

Tom

 

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Please help, make engine, its Bedford 28 , think early model  "MW 9030", 1940,

think will be good, but I try orig. distributor for MWR and problém, on the side no place(!),

think Im stupid or MWR have diferent engine?

 

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Hi Thomas the side plate steel cover which gives access to the cam followers and push rods is a diffrent it has a large radius in the plate to allow the screened MWR distibutor to be fitted , i have ready to be fitted to my truck if you need a photo to work from

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8 minutes ago, landrover nick said:

Hi Thomas the side plate steel cover which gives access to the cam followers and push rods is a diffrent it has a large radius in the plate to allow the screened MWR distibutor to be fitted , i have ready to be fitted to my truck if you need a photo to work from

Same side cover is fitted to the QLR engine as well

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Thanks for help and info.  Please Nick, velcome photos.

One more probleblem, ou, ou.

 

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I used to walk past Gregorys of Maidenhead on my way to school a long time ago ! (plate on tappet cover)

David

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I have a side cover for a QLR with the recess for the shielded distributor - I would be happy to do a swap if you are prepared to meet postage costs.

The stay rod for the dynamo (generator) doesn't look right in the last photo, I think it should go on the next bolt up on the timing chain cover so that it is nearer to the horizontal.

PM me with your address if you want the side cover.

Regards,

Mike

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Thank you very much, Mike, message was send, Stay rod for dynamo not orig.(very similar to my MWC) , but bolt position think is orig. , you know engine is 1940, not for MWR, see much more problems. for example - coil position? By maintenance manual april 1944- MWR have diference model generator to normal MW.etc.,etc,. Velcome pictures and more info about MWr eletrical equipment 

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I know its farway to equipment in side body MWR, but have interst about this,

 

must change my first info, MWR not was member Anti -aicraft battery ,but  signals motor battalion 1944/45, look for detail info MWR in motor battalion  service?

 

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18 minutes ago, Higgins kpt. said:

I see in detail in this photo, map on place one wooden box? And in side, think  over no.19 is what?

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This photo was taken after 1949 as you can see the new type vehicle registration under the tailboard

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Richard F - Agree that the photo is post war, it will be 20YT??  . shame the tail board is not lifted up a bit to see the full reg.

Tomas - any more photos from where this came from ?

 

Cheers

Richard

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22 minutes ago, 64EK26 said:

Richard F - Agree that the photo is post war, it will be 20YT??  . shame the tail board is not lifted up a bit to see the full reg.

 

Hi Richard,

It could even be one of the 'R' series registrations, where the vehicle has been rebuilt and lost its original identity. RG for example, I have seen MW's like this. Often the body fitments were changed to suit new equipment, etc.

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I notice that both the photos of post war MWRs show a standard MW tow bar which was not fitted to MWRs when new.

David

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