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Hi everybody,

 

I do apologise if this has been mentioned before, today on a visit to the Anson engine museum I found a Daimler sleeve valve engine from a mark IV WW1 tank.

 

 

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It was in an amazing condition, most probably new and unused, it was rumoured to have been taken to the USA during WW1 to be evaluated for manufacture there and it later went to the Ford museum.

 

It came back a couple of years ago and will be restored to running condition to be part of a WW1 display.

 

 

Andy

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Blow! It was the end of year running weekend, wasn't it? I meant to go and completely forgot about it. Oh well.

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Hi Keith,

 

this is only a guess but the fact the engine has a fan that would be close to a radiator seems to point to a truck engine rather than a tank, also it looks to be to small, any more idea's anyone ?

 

 

Andy

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Re the unknown engine... It has similarities to the White and Poppe 4 cyl. I have a photo of an early Halley sporting something similar...

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On 10/27/2014 at 6:59 PM, Richard Peskett said:

Illustration of Daimler tank engine with final drive from original WW1 Daimler publication.

 

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Richard Peskett.

 

hi there, do you have the reference for this image, the leaflet or book. cheers

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Illustration from Munitions of War, BSA /Daimler war record. Chapter the 105 hp  tractor and tanks , plenty of illustrations., my copy is too tight to scan.,  available on ABE books but expensive but a very interesting book.

Richard Peskett.

 

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Is there a page number, tried to access via various libraries, seeing on various between £130..300....must be a good book.

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Ian Skennerton who runs Arms & Militaria Press in Queensland Australia, published a very fine facsimile in 1999. I emailed to ask of the chances of any copies available. The answer is that it is long out of print but critically he only included the pages related to small arms - so don't get caught out. Maybe if there is enough demand he might be persuaded to photocopy the pages relevant to HMV buffs.

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I found a copy of Munitions of War, BSA and Daimler on-line at the University of Calgary Library.  Unfortunately, I couldn't find a way to download the entire book, but could read it page-by-page.  Thus I was able to copy about 30 pages of material on Thornycroft vehicles by copying one page at a time.  This is not as tedious as it sounds and took me only about 15 minutes.

http://contentdm.ucalgary.ca/digital/collection/cmh/id/106331

 

Bosun Al

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Did you locate a second book which had the Thornycroft material? I've searched their index and not found it.

 Doug

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20 hours ago, BosunAl said:

I found a copy of Munitions of War, BSA and Daimler on-line at the University of Calgary Library.  Unfortunately, I couldn't find a way to download the entire book, but could read it page-by-page.  Thus I was able to copy about 30 pages of material on Thornycroft vehicles by copying one page at a time.  This is not as tedious as it sounds and took me only about 15 minutes.

http://contentdm.ucalgary.ca/digital/collection/cmh/id/106331

 

Bosun Al

Thanks for the link to the portion of the book. just what I was looking for ta.

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