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Hi

 

Thanks for the info on the taps, at leaset I know where to get new corks

 

Busy day at the shed, Land Rover all ready for MOT, and more work on the engine block

 

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I think have worked out what all the tapped holes are

 

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except for the one near the bell housing, this was full of crud, still trying to get it all out, is this another water drain point ?

 

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Cheers

Richard

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Hallo Richard, nice work! Good luck! With gods help have meeting with you on Normandy 2019, both MWC together.....

 

best regards

 

Tom Higgins

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Did a bit of retail therapy today :)...

 

Correct PTO Pump Control Handle

 

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plus a very nice pair of rear springs

 

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plus a few other odds and sods

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I believe that the rear springs are the uprated ones fitted post war when the MWs were uprated to 1 ton. The war time ones have fewer but thicker leaves.

 

David

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Posted (edited)
Just interested in your new PTO control ,will this new control lever fit under the cover plate in cab floor ?

 

Passes through the cab floor Nicky - see Tomas' thread on MWC rebuild.

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Just interested in your new PTO control ,will this new control lever fit under the cover plate in cab floor ?

 

 

As Simon says it passed through the cab floor, see attached photo from Tomas's restoration (look at top Right Hand Corner)

 

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also on the side of the instrument panel, there is a brass plate (see below), Not sure what the 1-10 relates to.

 

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Hi Richard ,I make now few details photos this PTO and others, hope if help you, or make for you more photos,

 

reg. Tom

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I believe that the rear springs are the uprated ones fitted post war when the MWs were uprated to 1 ton. The war time ones have fewer but thicker leaves.

 

David

 

The 1941 parts manual quotes 13 leaves for an MWC, I don't have a later parts manual. The springs I have bought are in superb condition and are the same as Thomas's ones see http://hmvf.co.uk/forumvb/showthread.php?15406-Bedford-MWC-66144-water-tank/page3

 

The set that came with the vehicle are 13 leaf and probably orginal, however one of the main leaves where the chackles fit is broken and all the other leaves are badlly worn. I had considered getting a set made, but the ones I picked up yesterday were a very reasonable price and far less than getting a replacement set made.

 

The spings came apart easily and the leaves I have looked at so fare are very clean an show no signs of wear, I was surprised that the top two leaves are inverted.

 

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Forgot to add...

 

All core plugs out after eventually getting the knack of getting them out...

 

Not to much crud, but still digging crud out of the drain hole nearest the bellhousing

 

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The changes to the MWC springs happened at chassis number 62897 in late 1944 my parts book has them changing from 14 plates to 25 plates at the same chassis number wire rope drop slings were added to added to the front and rear axles

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Springs? Oh, god, it was very hard job on my MWC, I have one more pair this rear springs, but I dont know how many lists, only send photos from my MWC (1945).

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on first photo is this "one more pair" if you want , have orig. brass plate with chassis MWC number for this springs,

I have this plate on my MWC, becouse orig. plates on my MWC was steel(Tin) and total rusty......

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Hi Richard,

 

more pictures from my MWC, think its answer for your questions,

 

notes- rifle holders on MWC is diferent to other MW(!), please see on photos.

 

reg. Tom

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Thanks for the photos Tom

 

Spent the whole day cleaning bits...

 

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Still looking for the air filter elbows, straight pipe and mounting bracket.

 

Does the air filter assembly (LHS in photo) come apart ? or is it jut the case you clean it out with petrol?

 

Tomorrow, I will be getting the chassis ready to go to the grit blasters:-)

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With pleasure....., if you want have this one tube end for this filter, its from OY,

 

if help you(?),similar to MW/OX, send to you photo,becouse I buy air filter with this one more tube

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Thanks Tom, e-mail sent

 

Chassis all ready to go...

 

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Also started taking the pistons out, I will probably change the big end shells as they have a slight scoring marks on them but the crankshaft loo fine. Will check all rings and bore size and eccentricity (hopefully none)

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Chassis not ready yet..

 

So re-assembled rear springs (two man lift!!!!)

 

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Just got to make a couple of bushes fo one of them

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Let the rebuild commence (well sort of)

 

Chassis back from grit blasters and power coated (colour a bit darker than I expected). Also loads of small bits blasted and etch primed.

 

Rear Springs now fitted :)

 

Rear Axle loosely fitted, just realised the spacer between the spring and the axle shouldn't be there. This spacer is used with earlier springs, like othe ones I have but top leaf broken and others very badly worn. The 25 leaf spring came in at No.62898. I got these at a very reasonable price (much less than having new leaves made) so these will do at the moment.

 

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I have a little work to do on the rear brakes, I have re-lined cylinders, but the shafts of the pistons are a bit worn, so I will re-make these in stainless steel.

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