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  1. There really is no excuse for not having the manuals, they're all available for free here: https://www.fv432apc.com/fv432manuals.html You'll probably find this one most useful at the moment: https://www.fv432apc.com/manuals/fv430various/430Electrics.pdf To identify the alternator cables, just bell them through with a meter (or lamp and battery!) from the DLB, then mark them up as John suggests. As to why the pack won't start - have you made the classic mistake? The gear lever will have been removed to get the pack out, but you will have to reconnect the interlock cable and make
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  2. John, I’ve sorted his account and he now has access to the forum
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  3. digging up an old post as a Fox owner in Australia (who sadly is unable to open an HMVF account) has asked is there is a visual indication of whether such modifications have been done? Is there any other way to tell?
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  4. Haha....I wanted to clean some engine stuff in the kitchen a while ago....and my girlfriend gave me a pan from the thrift store and suggested I'd use the camping gaz burner OUTSIDE! Lovely work, Pete. The parts look so much better after a good clean, service and a new paint layer. Well done. Alex
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  5. All looking every good.... at least you didn't use the dishwasher 🙂 Cheers Richard
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  6. Some lovely work here, looks really good with the transfers/stickers on the parts.
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  7. yesterday i welded up both the manifolds all ok now and then striped the carb down cleaned and rebuilt it new gasket and bolted on with new return spring and fuel lines
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  8. It’s coming along nicely, these jobs are a labour of love, if you add up the hours spent cleaning and checking everything it’s not a good business model 😬
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  9. I feel like this section of the thread is going to be extremely informative for me. Can you wait whilst I get my beer and some popcorn before posting more on the raditator restoration, please.
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  10. What a beautiful boy. Good luck with it
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  11. CPA Radiators at Grantham had square gills available when I took the core for my Fowler motor plough to be soldered up. This would have been somewhere around 2005 - can't believe it's that long. No idea if they still do this or at what price, but might be worth a try. Andy.
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  12. It's coming along really well and really quickly. It wont be long before you're out on the road reporting on your own adventures!
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  13. stumbled across this today. the farmer thinks it is a 1900 Nottingham tram.
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  14. Install the wiring on the body before you put it on the frame.
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  15. What an excellent thread, Andy. It is the quality of threads like this, and the Gosling gentlemen documenting their projects, that drove me to register on HMVF and post my own limited efforts. I have enjoyed it enormously. Having seen the lorry in the flesh I can say how good it looks in the "flesh". Cheers Dave
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  16. Hi Andy. Yes, I have really enjoyed reading it. Thank you for taking the trouble. Once at a show, nobody knows the efforts you have made to save original bits and get it all 'just right' and it is great that you have documented it. I am now looking forward to seeing it out and about! Steve 😀🙂
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  17. engine is coming along now waiting for the parts come back from the blasters then its finish the engine and rebuild the gear boxes
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  18. Today took in all the bits that can be blasted with Taff over at Rainsford then its back to the workshop and start building up the engine i have sorted the unmatched bearing cap and i have never seen so many piston rings on a jeep were did they get them as luck would have it i had a set of +20 rings will need to reorder with the next shipment valves re set to 14 thou and head studs fitted with lock tight to stop water leaking up the threads next head cleaned oil pick up cleaned sump fitted and all the other bits
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  19. To be honest Seamus, I don't think we are fooling anyone, our wives have us well sussed. Mine even asked me to describe the differences between the different machines that I "needed" for life to continue. Jon
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  20. Evening John, I know It will be controversial but I am going to fabricate a set. I have thought about it long and hard, hence I have a plan of attack that will involve quite a bit of machining and lots of welding. My logic is that I have time but money is limited and I like the challenge. If there's a ping and I end up with lots of bits of bent metal then it's on to plan B. With that in mind, I have bought, nay invested, in another piece of history to ease the job of making the 1000+ bushes. Jon
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  21. Hi and thanks for letting me join the group. i'm looking forward to using the forum as i have a keen interest in military items in particular flintlock weapons ,swords and especially motorcycles , i am just about to embark on a restoration of a triumph 5sw with my friend sean who i beleive has spoken to a few of your members Regards Robert
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  22. I missed out the important bit 'replace the O ring!
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  23. Check the fuel pipe connectors, the pipe is a push fit and over time the O rings perish and air gets sucked into the fuel system. Firstly push the plastic pipe into the brass elbows then try starting it, if it still won't start remove the elbows and replace the O rings. Just pull out the inner ring with a pair of long nosed pliers hook out the old O ring and then drop the inner ring back in. This worked on my Leyland Daf and it started instantly yesterday for the first time in 3 months.
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  24. Having cleaned up more parts of the engine i found some one has fitted a back bearing cap that is not from this engine if you get an engine cheque the the stamp marks are the same and match ( 1st & 2nd photo ) i will have to shim the bearing cap then i striped the gearboxes down not good ( cheque out the T case oil ) the T case is from an m38 or CJ and its been converted to fit a t84 box and the bottom bolt lug has been snapped off and filled with body filler also one tooth on the out put gear has a chip out of it i think i can get around all the problem's tomorrow i will clean all the ge
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  25. Just a thought, and I speak with no authority, but please tell us that you are being medically monitored now you are home Mike. I read that you live alone so if you experience headaches or tingly numbness in toes, don’t just have a beer and some pills like we tend to, get seen to properly. My experiences are from vehicle spills on the Tanezrouft and Hoggar routes which caused serious problems for people two and three weeks afterwards. Take care.
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  26. On some engines to get the system purged of air turn the ignition switch to run then bleed it.
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  27. This weekend spent stripping down the engine cleaning painting and honing the cylinder linings tomorrow its the turn of the gearbox and T case
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  28. More reading:- The most common versions of M.T.P.46 were variants of the “Foliage” pattern and the unofficial “Mickey Mouse” variant of the Dapple pattern:- https://www.mafva.org/british-vehicle-camouflage-1939-45/ https://www.tapatalk.com/groups/airfixtributeforum/british-european-afv-colour-schemes-39-45-t18241-s15.html
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  29. When you are bleeding an engine with a mechanical hand priming pump, make sure the cam follower is is off the the cam otherwise you are just moving the trigger and not moving the diaphragm. Crank or hand turn the engine the engine stopping at different stages to check for resistance on the trigger. Those Cummins engines are notoriously difficult to bleed when fitted with a bosh injection pump it seems to need to turn over at speed to get the initial high pressure to the injectors. Remove the stop and throttle linkages off the pump and see if you have any resistance. Some have an electric stop
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  30. Add a bit of petrol in your temporary header tank to see if it improves starting, Son's Focus diesel has hardly been used this last year. No DERV added to tank in last year. Starting normally instant , was hesitant - so he brimmed the tank and took it for a long run , now back to normal starting. Also a earlier resolved problem on pre-engaged starter that I had considered to be the problem , I took it to bits , brush box dirty. Had to remove a second time , I had left ring gear & pinion dry as they were still perfect after 120K + miles (leave well alone policy). I sorted it by sm
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  31. 1:35 Scale Tamiya Universal carrier Mk ll, first attempt at using photo etch ( eduard upgrade), as well as figures and simple diorama. Painted and finished with all Vallejo products . Completely Hand Painted. My uncle crewed one in Italy and NW Europe during WW2. All comments welcome as help improve my next build an Archer SPG.e, to help me improve for my next build an Archer SPG.
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  32. Good day folks, I am Dennis. Retired and starting to build military models after not modeling for 52 yrs. I have not created anything since i was 13 yrs. old , a quickly built simple kit. A 1;48 scale Spitfire with no reguard to accuracy or quality of finish. typical right of passage fro young teenagers at that time. Boy have things changed to a quality product!!!
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  33. all parts turned up but no sump gasket and no axle rubber bump stops so i will order them from joes motor pool
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  34. after 3 days working on the farm loadall fork lift a broken compensator what a job along with a new hose in the boom and a cheque valve in the tilt ram i spent today fitting the body on to the willys jeep its just a test fit and needs to come off tomorrow for stone chipping and painting the pedals line up with the holes in the body that's a first
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  35. I can remember years ago when that radar trailer was still complete..ish in a poor state then, and well vandellised,. it was then burnt out in a large fire, which burnt the tyres and reduced the body to the pile of twisted rusty scrap it is now ...below is a link to a complete rusty but Original identical radar trailer that has been saved and still had most of its radar equipment intact too so made it a feaseable proposition to restore http://www.anti-aircraft.co.uk/restoration_No3Mk2radar.html
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  36. Something all of us know. 🤣
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  37. just a 1/2 day today built up all 4 wheels and got the jeep back on her wheels will test fit the body next then repaint the frame and start work on the engine and gear boxes what will we find ? and have got some of the workshop cleared of some parts
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  38. Great work, it's good to see these old wardogs being put back on the road.
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  39. Try E Dobson &Co., Keighley. They made the copper non-asbestos gaskets for my Karrier (and numerous other projects). Just send them an old gasket to copy (in a self-sealing polythene bag) or knock out a paper template. Quick turnaround and very reasonable on price (or at least I thought so). Doc.
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  40. I humbly suggest that anyone that makes their own tank from scratch deserves the rank of Field Marshal, at the very least.
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  41. I have a number of them too, but most of mine are still working as track pins 😀
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  42. Had the chance to view the old girl today, really impressed with Jerry's work and knowledge, top guy looking forward to the rest of the restoration.
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  43. top coated the frame yesterday and left the dry so today started to fit all the bits back next week i plan to rebuild the axles this will include resetting the crown wheel and pinion, new bearings and oil seals
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  45. Sorry for the wait...here goes.. The gearbox problem........from the very start Fox's were returning from exercises with worn bands on 2nd predominatly. This was a common pattern, wear was happening too quick for auto adjuster to keep up. We would reset manually inside on those that were not auto adjusting, but still serviceable. Then a mod instruction came through to change the accelerator pump jets and non return valves to eliminate a flat spot when pulling away. This was why the bands were wearing, as they pulled off, the engine fluffed and drivers were dipping the gear change pedal
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  46. I'd be interested to hear it Richard. I've heard of plenty of people who have had gearbox problems in private ownership. We assumed it was because it was basically a Ferret box, but a more powerful engine and more weight to shift?
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  47. Actually Chris, it was the engine that caused the gearbox problems, right from the word go.........and it was not solved until the Fox came to the end of its service. Long story, will relate sometime.
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  48. Ieuan, We have a Fox, which we have pretty much completely rebuilt fromt he ground up. It is not a bad vehicle, but it is one which needs a lot of care and attention. There is not much modern technology in there, it's all fairly basic. Its is however very crampt and it wouldn't have been possible to fit more modern equipment in the turret as it has been with the CVRT. The engine is a weak spot, but the gearbox seems to be the main problem with them. Most former Fox crewman have fond memories of them, most former REME guys didn't enjoy them quite so much! Chris
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  49. Ieuan, Not sure where you got the 90mm from, but a CVR(W) Fox was fitted with a 30mm Rarden, I worked on them during their whole service period and that would have spanned 18+ years. As for being unstable, I think the cases of overturns are grossly exagerated, thinking of those that came in for repair in that period due to that happening, and they were few. Had more engines destroy them themselves though. So they were not "gotten rid of quickly" as you say.
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