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land rover 101 ambulance found in Australia

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I have just acquired this interesting and rare machine in Australia. According to the story, it was imported about 17 years ago from Britain, driven to the location, and then left on site, since that time. So much so, that the back doors hadnt been open, and fortunately for my boy hips, I was able to squeeze through the window behind the driver and open it from the inside. What I found was a complete unmolested interior, including the canvas stretcher and all fittings as per army original. 

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The million dollar question. How do I get 9.00 x 16 tyres for it? I can source most other things, but the tyres are a nightmare

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Oh, and hi to everyone on here. Ive been off line for quite a while. Lots of stuff happening. Acquire a few more vehicles which I will discuss down the track. 

 

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I used surplussed tyres from 101's on my WW2 WC Dodges, the 5 degree angle on the bead did not seem to make a difference.  It must be possible to swap them the other way, but I recognise tyres for Dodges may be scarce where you are too.

The tread pattern was the ordinary bar grip, not anything modern or complicated.

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I used 9x16 tyres that had come off a truck for mine. Not original but they are rubber on the road.

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11 hours ago, OZITIM said:

The million dollar question. How do I get 9.00 x 16 tyres for it? I can source most other things, but the tyres are a nightmare

Hi Tim,

You might find it useful to check out the forum of the Register of Ex-Military Land Rovers, here is a direct link to the section on the FC101, http://remlr.com/forum/index.php?board=27.0  It is an Australian specific forum, a number of 101's served in the Australian military as part of the Rapier missile system as well as a few ex-British 101's that have been imported by collectors, I know of one ambulance as it was at the Corowa Swim-In this year. Worth joining the forum, they are helpful guys on there.

regards, Richard

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On 6/17/2018 at 9:14 AM, OZITIM said:

The million dollar question. How do I get 9.00 x 16 tyres for it? I can source most other things, but the tyres are a nightmare

can you get hold of any michelin XZL's in 255/100/R16?  Thats what I have on my 101, and I know some Aussie Ferret owners have fitted them too as a replacement for the trackgrips

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IM trying to locate some through some tire dealers here. They don’t sell them cheap 

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