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Had a good morning moooching around the auto jumble at Ross on wye and found what might be a bit of kit used in charging batteries

Seems in good nick just missing one bakelite cover.

 

 

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Then started on the trap door catches.

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Any more thoughts on the little extra plate with 4 holes on the nearside front wing ? :cool2:

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Bit of a bitsa day today swapped out the suspect dizzy for a later version which has improved the running of the engine no end, then swapped the generator for a rebuilt unit which worked ok which will allow me to replace the bearings in the original unit.

My good friend Colin Dix had turned me 50 oversize new nuts to match some of the existing ones on the truck so they were fitted to the off side rear body hinges etc.

Continued to work on the latches for the trap door but ran out of time so still more to do, must remember the camera next time :-D

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Any more thoughts on the little extra plate with 4 holes on the nearside front wing ? :cool2:

 

Any thoughts Jez?

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Having got towards the final coat of paint stage any thoughts on the type and size of font to use for the bonnet number plus I have seen photo's of early mw's in France with the number stencilled on the side of the rear body as well but not sure if I'll add them there.

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Having got towards the final coat of paint stage any thoughts on the type and size of font to use for the bonnet number plus I have seen photo's of early mw's in France with the number stencilled on the side of the rear body as well but not sure if I'll add them there.

 

i got a set of brass stencils Jeremy, may be the right size too

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Photo from my Bedford MWD book with Z3927031 number on the side of a captured MWD Bedford 1940.

Keith

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With an early serial number that truck was made under the first contract T 7729

 

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Managed to get a few hours working on finishing the rear body ready for paint.

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Hi Jeremy,

 

Very beautiful! Maybe you can add some angle irons on the top edge of the wheel boxes. Think this was also original with the early bedford but I'm not sure! Check first!

 

Danny

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Those angle irons were probably made from flat iron bent in an agle of 90 degrees. Hope somebody will confirm!

 

Danny

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Yeah, mine has flat iron bent to an angle on all the edges.

 

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Not sure early body's had them fitted but could be wrong, what year do you think your body was produced big John ?

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Mines pretty early, not got a date on the body yet but the fittings indicate it's early.

Have a look at the April issue of CMV magazine.

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MMMMM oh yes here's a little bit of Mwd Porn for you all to enjoy B|

 

 

 

At last the wiring diagram to fit under the bonnet happy days :clap:I may have some spares for sale if anyone's interested these are acid etched aluminium plates not photo printed.

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0Apart from all the other od jobs that have been done and are still to do I managed to find time to fit the wiring diagram :D

 

 

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Interesting , so these were fitted to the bonnet on the aero screen and held in place with bif rivets ?

I was wondering how to hold mine in place ,thats solved that Bif rivets it is :D

 

 

0Apart from all the other od jobs that have been done and are still to do I managed to find time to fit the wiring diagram :D

 

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At last after four years of hard work and good fun it's nearly there, took the wee beasty out for its first shakedown road run today rather later than I hoped due to a week spent in Normandy .Clutch needs to be slightly adjusted along with the brakes .

After missing Wartime in the vale I hope that it will be at Welland by the end of July just need to get more miles on her.

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Well, I think she looks absolutely lovely - a real credit to you and your four years of hard labour. And all the better for the simplicity, don't overdo the markings and "add-ons" she doesn't need them! It was a good day for gentle vintage motoring in the Forest I have no doubt. I spent a morning on my project in the garage discovering that two different batches of paint may differ markedly in colour! Ho hum! Many congratulations.

 

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Thanks for the kind comments, on the whole it's been a blast, made some good friends and learnt a lot along the way as for another resto ? No I don't think I'll be doing anything major again I'll start to spend more time maintaining and enjoying the vehicles I have, four is enough, plus you can only drive or ride one at a time :-D plus I can't think of anything else I desperately want to own /restore.

 

 

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