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Hi Louis

Will take lots more pics on tues for you, yes I am looking for the tool box send me a PM please, I have not found a contract number yet but will have a good look again I will also look carefully on the bonnet and wings for any ID.

 

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Hi Jeremy,

 

I will dig it out in a few days and make some photoos for you and send them by pm to you..

 

Cheers,

Louis

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Hi louis as promised here are a couple of pics of the tow hitch arrangement

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will be able to take better pics when rear body is removed

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Busy day int shed have removed timber post war cab and can now see where I am going, cab floor is not original nor are the timbers underneath, same with the rear floor,

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sites playing up at the mo will try to add more pics later I removed the old voltage regulator and underneath there is a small patch of original green colour paint not chocolate brown as predicted by rippo :D

 

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Will try again with some more pics. checked top of front shock absorbers but no dates visible, nope still cannot set out pics properly :mad: return key will not work help !!!

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Dont worry about the shock absorbers...mine arent dated too...:nut:

 

Cheers,

Louis

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Very interesting will keep an eye out when I get to the springs, took wings, bumper, brush guard and front panel off today as well as the front wheels but forgot camera will have another session on Friday.

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Remarkable , on mine there was also a date on the front and rear springs , sept 39 . Early single working shocks didn`t have a date. on a friends OX there is also the date on the leaves , just hope nobody swapped them over the years.

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Well hopefully Ive sorted my finger trouble and can post some more general pics of the truck I have noticed the water pump is leaking so that's another job to add to the list.

 

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headlights came with truck but am unsure if they are correct

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Hi Jeremy,

 

The headlamp looks like Civi to me and the mounting should be on the bottom and you should have flat glass in it if i am correct...It also looks like an 6 inch version am i correct on that..??

 

Cheers,

Louis

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Had another good day working on the old girl

 

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Gave the end of a front spring a quick clean and found this unfortunately no date.

 

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Looks like its been through a workshop all being + 20 thou

 

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Something odd here looks like the wrong water pump or summat as the belt doesn't look in line.

 

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looking a bit sad now :undecided:

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Great progress Jeremy, they come apart alot quicker than they go together dont they!

 

I am envious of the space you appear to have in your workshop, I can only do one side at a time.

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Great progress Jeremy, they come apart alot quicker than they go together dont they!

 

I am envious of the space you appear to have in your workshop, I can only do one side at a time.

 

70 odd years old nuts and bolts do not come undone easily :wow: though this is the easier phase :cheesy: I am lucky with the workshop as around ten years ago I helped a mate restore his Dodge weapons carrier then built a 20' x 30' shed for him in return I have a corner to work in and have been there so long now I am known as the squatter :D

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Nuther busy day int shed as this is the last full day before I go back to work next week :undecided:

 

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cab floors up

 

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removing old repairs :shocked:

 

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Cab is now ready to be removed which with a bit of help from a mate should be done tomo afty :laugh:

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Hi Jeremy,

 

PM is been send to you this morning.

 

Cheers,

Louis

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Nice one Jeremy........ Itchy fingers hey ;-)

 

Look forwards to seeing it in the flesh

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I am following your thread with interest I bought an MWD in a dismantled state and the pics you are posting along with others on this forum are really helping me, keep up the good work and the pics - Charlie

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Cheers Charlie

Bit quiet at the mo have taken all the instruments out of the panel and hope to remove the bulkhead from the chassis tomo eve though I have noticed my cab mount are shot they are the same as pauls and I'll need to source some new ones eventually.

 

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speedo looked shot but should be able to save it though the temp gauge is shot so will need one of those :shocked:

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Its now the turn of the starter motor to be sorted, all it needed was a new return spring.

 

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And the removal of 70 + years of crud :wow:

 

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Have also been busy making the first pair of patterns so we can have new castings made for the aero screen brackets

 

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two more to make then its off to the foundry :-D

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Good day today managed to get the truck out of the shed and pressure wash the engine and gearbox off thanks for the crank handle paul it made life a lot easier.

 

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before !

 

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By removing the sparkplugs and putting it in first gear it was easy to drag the old girl out of t'shed just like ice cold in Alex :beer:

 

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Got the core plugs out and got as much crud out as pos, when I got home the return spring for the starter motor had arrived so that's sorted and can be put on the shelf ready to refit.

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rippo said:

 

Good question not sure what was attached to that bracket DOH ! Just checked reference pics the bracket held a clip that held the capillary tube for the temp gauge :D

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Have really got stuck into stripping her down so to speak :D

 

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lower clutch cover yuck

 

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Gearbox out

 

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Oil filter gauze clogged with gunge

 

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Sump off OMG !! 3/4" gunge in the bottom I knew it was bad as when I tried to drain oil out I had to clear the drain hole with a peace of wire before the oil would flow !

 

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Rocker cover off so far so good

 

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Got the head off all seems ok, needs a decoke and will check the valves etc thankfully bores are good I have also removed oil pump and dizzy for overhaul and have brought all the parts back home so that I can work on them in the garage.

 

Can anyone tell me the best place to get a full engine gasket set I thought I had some head gaskets but they are not correct :undecided:

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