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Engine block, crank shaft and cam shaft back from machinists cost was £228 (inc VAT) which I though was quite reasonable

Crank and Camshaft pollished up very nicely.  The block bored to +.020 (for NOS W grade pistons) and skimmed. Finished the clean up of the crank case ready for painting with  satin black (high temperature engine paint)

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Thanks for the info on brakelines.Engine work looks good!...who did this for you please? Andy B

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11 minutes ago, andy1960 said:

Thanks for the info on brakelines.Engine work looks good!...who did this for you please? Andy B

No problem, Block done by Banda Engineering in Portsmouth (down by the Dockyard) see http://www.bandaengineering.net/

Nigel is the chap to speak to, if you do get some work done there, just let him know it was Richard (Bedford 28HP engine) that put you in touch. This is the first time I have used them, the work seems to be of a high standard and the workshop although small is well equiped.

I plan to get my head skimmed and valves reseated in the next few weeks.

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On 11/17/2017 at 7:12 PM, 64EK26 said:

Engine block, crank shaft and cam shaft back from machinists cost was £228 (inc VAT) which I though was quite reasonable

Crank and Camshaft pollished up very nicely.  The block bored to +.020 (for NOS W grade pistons) and skimmed. Finished the clean up of the crank case ready for painting with  satin black (high temperature engine paint)

 

Very reasonable indeed well done you

Pete

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On 17/11/2017 at 7:12 PM, 64EK26 said:

Engine block, crank shaft and cam shaft back from machinists cost was £228 (inc VAT) which I though was quite reasonable

Crank and Camshaft pollished up very nicely.  The block bored to +.020 (for NOS W grade pistons) and skimmed. Finished the clean up of the crank case ready for painting with  satin black (high temperature engine paint)

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Looking great Richard looks like we are restoring 28hp's in parallel I'm just about to get my block rebored, wish I could use your guy but a bit too far away. Any more progress on the RLC info ?

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Started on the Engine rebuild...

Crank shaft in, silky smooth, I had to use different thrust washers to reduce the end float back into the 0.002 - 0.008 range.

Couldn't find my piston ring compressors today, Pistons in next time I am up at the shed

As noted above, the brake pipe routing at the front was incorrect, this has now been changed, and the recently acquired engine pans fit nicely.  Brake pipe secured using bored out land rover hose clips.

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Also slowly sorting out waht I need for the cab

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A bit more work on the engine

All pistons in, core plugs fitted, bell housing and flywheel fitted

 

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Just got to check out the oil pump before fitting and fit timing chai and a few other minor items, before buttoning up the sump

 

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That looks great Richard 😎 I have to find an lternative engine shop for my rebore but hope to get it sorted before Xmas.

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I have had my MWC for a year, doesn't time fly

Chassis coming along nicely

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Bottom end of engine re-built

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Rims ready for tyres

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Timber purchased for cab, bukhead nearly ready for gritblasting before welding new "fingers" on, foot wels etc

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Will be another busy year...

Still looking for pumps filters, taps.  Also Air filter mounting bracket elbows etc

 

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Bulkhead grit blasted...

Only a few bits need repairing...

"Fingers" either side

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Centre well (probably the most tricky part

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Started the prep ready for welding

New "fingers"

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Replacement panels will need a bit of trimming

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Hope to get most of the welding done next week, then ot will be back to the grit blastesrs and etch primed

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Steady progress

Started Welding...

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And started cab woodwork...

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9 minutes ago, cordenj said:

Go on Richard...wouldn't that look good on your truck!

Imagine the comments .....until you prove it is a real period cam scheme

Highly tempting... It would be nice to know exactly what the colours were

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9 hours ago, 64EK26 said:

Highly tempting... It would be nice to know exactly what the colours were

That’s just the standard Caunter Scheme, so sand, silver grey and slate. Google Caunter scheme and use Mike Starmer’s colours as a guide. If you buy his book on the Caunter scheme, you will get the patterns and colour chips for the three colours.

sk

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Simon - thanks for the info

Made up a useful tool today - rear hub nut wrench out of some old pipe (does the job perectly on both sizes)

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bit more woodwork (side panel frames)

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Just need to find the actual width of the rear of the cab and are the cabe sides parallel ?

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Hi Richard call me tomorrow afternoon as I'm about to start removing the oy block and can measure the dims you need 

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11 minutes ago, MatchFuzee said:

Mike Starmer’s colours:-

http://www.mafva.net/other pages/Starmer camo.htm

Relevant section from above link:-

However about November 1940 a new scheme was specified in G.O 297.  This scheme comprised the tri-coloured disruptive designs now known as ‘Caunter Scheme’.  Very many AFVs and softskins carried this scheme of Portland Stone No.64 basic with Silver Grey No. 28 and Slate No.34 or Khaki Green No. 3 in angular disruptive stripes.  Period G.Os specify Light Stone No.61 or Portland Stone No.64 at various times and a local variation may have substituted a mixed light blue-grey for Silver Grey No. 28.

Light Stone:-

http://www.e-paint.co.uk/Colour_alternatives.asp?cRange=BS 381C&cRef=BS381 361&metallic2=False&cDescription=Light stone

Link to these colours doesn't work, to find the colour put the ref number in "colour search"

Portland Stone:- Colour Ref: BS 364         

Silver Grey:- Colour Ref: BS 628

Slate:- Colour Ref: BS 634

 

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Looking at the catwalks along each side of the tank - appears to be 1" angle iron with wooden cross slats ? 

Can anybody provide some sketches or close up pics of the catwalks ?   Mike in Australia

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18 hours ago, goanna said:

Looking at the catwalks along each side of the tank - appears to be 1" angle iron with wooden cross slats ? 

Can anybody provide some sketches or close up pics of the catwalks ?   Mike in Australia

Mine is a later model with "flat sided" tank, so doesn't have these boards. I was given part of a side rail from an earlier model, I will measure this up let you know the dimensions

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Started on tyre fitting ....

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one done, four to go. Need to get them done and fitted so I can move the truck into a position to do the welding on the rear.

Dividing rim nuts will be painted red

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 THE second MWC we are doing the  cat walks are five feet long fifteen inches wide the slats are one and three quarters wide by  one inch thick  hard wood we had a enough of the old ones for a pattern. left the metal is u shaped not L shaped.

RICHARD SORRY FOR BUTTING IN

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2 hours ago, wally dugan said:

 THE second MWC we are doing the  cat walks are five feet long fifteen inches wide the slats are one and three quarters wide by  one inch thick  hard wood we had a enough of the old ones for a pattern. left the metal is u shaped not L shaped.

RICHARD SORRY FOR BUTTING IN

Ah thanks for that . Some close up pics of the catwalks would be a great help  to me

What is the brand of that tyre PETL???  Are these tyres Asian origin ?

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