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Even the ladder is colour coordinated!

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10 hours ago, Zero-Five-Two said:

You don't like hanging around!!  Very fast work.  Is that 2 pack? Looks very shiney

What's the Dawson motor behind yours? looks interesting

Got to crack on whilst the buzz is there, yeah 2 pack the chassis and all the green will be synthetic as it’s nice and thick and covers well. 

 

Well spotted its a 1915 Leyland, served in WW1 in the Egyptian desert apparently according to Google haha  

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8 hours ago, Zuffen said:

Even the ladder is colour coordinated!

Haha everything is Yellow I even bought a 1980 Land Rover Series 3 and within 5 weeks of purchase I did an engine swap for a 3L Essex V6 and sprayed it all family yellow 

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6 hours ago, radiomike7 said:

Did I spot Revolution wheels on the A35?

Indeed 

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4 hours ago, Truck257 said:

Got to crack on whilst the buzz is there, yeah 2 pack the chassis and all the green will be synthetic as it’s nice and thick and covers well. 

 

Well spotted its a 1915 Leyland, served in WW1 in the Egyptian desert apparently according to Google haha  

 

 

 

Have  you seen the photo on the 1978 LB run or were you the owner at the time?

https://ccmv.aecsouthall.co.uk/p971350189/h507b4532#h507b4532

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1 minute ago, radiomike7 said:

Have  you seen the photo on the 1978 LB run or were you the owner at the time?

https://ccmv.aecsouthall.co.uk/p971350189/h507b4532#h507b4532

Yes I’ve seen that one I’ve done loads of research into her. Unfortunately not the owner she’s just in for a check over and a few bits to fix, also on that L2B photo page you’ll see a 1913 FWD lorry, we’ve worked on that one too same owner as the Leyland 

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Finally decided to crack on with my most feared job. The wiring.......... now to most of you it might be easy but because I am part of the youth generation it’s never been my strong point I could just about wire a plug in. So with no help and a wiring loom and a multi meter I set about re building the dash pod which turns out all the wires inside the dash had been disconnected so a full strip down clean up re wire and rebuild. And the dash switch board rebuild which was a case of strip read all the little wire names work out what the hell dose what use a boost pack to put feeds here there and everywhere and see where they come out haha. Now both rebuilt and in the vehicle working as they should I think. All to do now it to sort out what feeds and wires come out of the floor and tidy it all up. Scary moments I don’t like electrics haha 

 

P.S I do have the hand book with the wiring diagram in the back. That was a god send. 

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Militant electrics are very simple compared to modern motors, but do shout up if you need advice.

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2 hours ago, Zero-Five-Two said:

Militant electrics are very simple compared to modern motors, but do shout up if you need advice.

Out of interest Rob, is the tanker insulated return or conventional?

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30 minutes ago, radiomike7 said:

Out of interest Rob, is the tanker insulated return or conventional?

You would have thought it would be, being fuel related, but no, all standard chassis earth. However, handbook states electric to be isolated when loading or discharging fuel.

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5 hours ago, Zero-Five-Two said:

Militant electrics are very simple compared to modern motors, but do shout up if you need advice.

I’m okay with modern stuff as long as it’s wiring and not electric diagnosing. Plus I have fancy computers but just getting used to all the wire names and things like that but thanks rob I’m getting there slowly enjoying it haha 

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Another chapter in the horrible tale of.... Militant electrics and the boy who knew nothing. Haha this part was pretty easy just take them off take them apart read the wiring names inside label the wires so I know where they need to go clean up put together and paint. Simple easy and effective. Think I’m getting somewhere now. I think I’m going to start stripping the inside of the cab and start painting it next before re fitting all the electrical items 

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