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  1. welcome aboard Toby !
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  2. Hi Steve Iโ€™ve measured the one on my gpw in situ, the measurement is taken off the end of the prop in the picture below
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  3. sounds like you have a propshaft for a post war CJ Jeep, they are longer https://forums.g503.com/viewtopic.php?t=154947
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  4. Nothing to do with an asset code, when they got to the end of the numbers-letters-numbers series they started the letters-numbers-letters series. My newer Wolf is HP63AA but my older Lightweight is 57KB22. Chris
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  5. Also known as Springer and had inherent steering problems, hence the disposal of them after a very short service life.
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  6. Having taken delivery of Steviem jeep to work on it for him the photos are over the first 2 days first day was body off engine and gear boxes out of the frame axles and springs off then its start to cheque the frame and what a mess lots of bits welded on so cut them off and the back end fell off its only the angle iron holding it together, day 2 cut the old bits off with the back cross member and extra scrap then jigged up the frame and welded up one side fit new cross member then cut off the scrap off the other side need to find 2 spring hangers as the threads have been worn away will ke
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  7. spent today removing all the rusty panels and patches have ground up all the spot welds there is a lot of steel to put back just need to do a bit of panel beating to dress all the edge angles then strip down the only two combat wheels and axles then off to taffy the best blaster in the north west
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  8. have done the lights indicators for the grill and head / side lights fitted just need to do the indicators in the back lights will draw out the wire diagram for you when i cut out all the rust will post the damage for you there is a large number of drilled holes i need to weld up for you there is going to be a lot of body filling and sanding for you the body filling is better going over the red primer. Have put all the bolts from the parts i take off with them so it will be easer for you to rebuild your jeep
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  9. today job was to strip down the jeep body and cut all the rust out tomorrow then its of to the scrap yard ๐Ÿ˜ sorry the sand blasters all ways get the two mixed up with old jeeps all the best jerry
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  10. spent today finishing off the willys mb frame for steviem looking all good now so next its cut all the rust off the body then its off to t he shot blasters along with a box of bits
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  11. A question for the London Transport Museum. https://www.ltmuseum.co.uk/
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  13. Here is the full story on the knock engine although it does not look quite like the object in the photo: https://www.asme.org/wwwasmeorg/media/resourcefiles/aboutasme/who we are/engineering history/landmarks/50-cooperative-fuel-research-engine-1928.pdf
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  14. Evening All, At last I have finished the gearbox, almost. It turned out to be quite complex but that was entirely due to me being too fussy. I think the turret gearbox had three settings, fine, course and hand, by which I mean that you can rotate it by pulling it around, all three would be too complex for my little brain, so I decided just to incorporate two, hand and fine. when the lever is in the vertical position the gearbox is in hand and when the lever is push forward or backwards the gearbox is in fine. While I was in the process of deciding how to manufac
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  15. All the Triumph's used the double plunger type tap 1/4 x 1/4 BSP threads. https://www.tricor-andy.com/product/petrol-tap-double-plunger-type/ Ron
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  16. working on the front of steviem jeep got it all sorted and welded up i have made some strengthening plates for under the cross tube i have done this on a number of jeep over the years and they don't look out of place and the chassis did need them did all the grinding then it rained on it and i went inside to work on the grill combat lights
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  17. Here are some photographs of the exterior and r of the Garrison Church, Tobruk in the mid 50s
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  18. I donโ€™t have a clue Ron ๐Ÿ˜‚
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  19. This is all sooooo beautiful! When will you start selling tickets for a ride on this bus? ๐Ÿ˜Š
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  20. Scimitar has two hull isolators one in drivers left side and the other in turret due to two battery banks however if not radio sets are present Iโ€™ll not presume the drivers masters witch is the important hull set. Hand brakes a ratchet type left side along side the tillers and a black knobe on the hull sponson this is your forward reverse blipping the throttle and pushing it back or forward can assist in smooother directional change, point to note forcing it in will work but not recommended as internal wear can occur in gear box tillers are pull type neutral turn is by one or other tiller pull
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  21. That won't work helas for this type of engravings it's too shallow. This was done by copper wheel engraving.
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  22. Just to clarify a living van is different to a motor caravan. A living van carries goods.
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  23. I am afraid that John Wardle is wrong about living vans and the new regulations. An answer to a recent parliamentary question on this point, amongst others said: "The vehicles operated by the Ministry of Defence are within the scope of the Road Vehicles (Construction and Use) (Amendment) Regulations 2020. Vehicles that were originally built as heavy goods vehicles but have been converted to be a living van (under the C&U regulations definition) are within the scope of the Road Vehicles (Construction and Use) (Amendment) Regulations 2020. Vehicles of historical interest, as
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  24. Search for 1200r 20 tyres gives a number of companies selling them. Add off road and you get more options. Big tyres, se tyres, tyres guru and vrakking tires all come up with options. It must be easier to get the right size tyres which will solve the problem for 10 years. Ensure you are specific about the date - I could only get Aug 18 tyres for my EKA.
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  25. Seeing as your current tyres are over 20 years old it would make sense to change them regardless of the regulations. Vraking in the Netherlands have new 12R20 Michelin XDY3 available but no price on the site. https://vrakking-tires.com/20-inch/680-1200r20-michelin-xdy3.html
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  26. I think that there could be a loophole in the 10 year steer tyre regulations, they clearly state that it applies to GOODS vehicles, so as long as the vehicle is not being used commercially it should not be classed as a goods vehicle. When I had my Leyland Daf MoTed in December I asked the tester about the upcoming tyre regulations and I was told that as mine is registered as a Motor Caravan since first registration it is exempt from the tyre rules as it is not a goods
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  27. I would imagine that it would be much easier to get some on/off road 1200 R 20s. They would normally be used overseas rather than in UK but the big tyre dealers would stock them for export. An example is Barum NB27 if they are still available. John
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  28. spent today finishing off the last of the grinding around the front end and bolted it to the jig ready for welding up will have to make some extra reinforcement plates need to get 4 bolt spring hangers as the last owner has welded tubes on the oval holes what a mess
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  29. work to day. spent all day cutting and grinding all the scrap from the front of the jeep and yes its not good the steel plate was 1/4" thick and ark welded on will need to get the chassis jig out tomorrow to set it up when i first striped the jeep it has had a very hard life this truck
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  30. so anther day in paradise working on the jeep sorted out the back end and finished it off found two spring hangers in my stock of parts just need to weld on the hangers when i turn it over finished making the bit of the frame that was missing tomorrow weather permitting will start to cut all the extra scrap off the front end to fit the new bumper plates
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  31. If you do Facebook, take yourself over the British Army Jeep Research group. Best resource for British jeeps, marking guides, hundreds of pictures etc etc
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  32. Hi Steve, thereโ€™s a current thread running โ€œ A guide to British vehicle markings โ€œ definitely worth a look.
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  33. Anther cold day at work shop but got on with rebuilding the steering box striped off the springs cleaned all the axle U bolts and recut the threads sorted the spring base plates and got all the bits in primer tomorrow will paint them in colour ready for fitting Steviem give me a ring later
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  34. Mine is a proper WW2 steel headlamp ๐Ÿ˜œ Ron
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  35. hang on till its all striped and clean then will sort out a list going to order the wheels and see if i can get 2 spring hangers no one seems to have any
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  36. A very wet day at the workshop so no out side work today so i have made some new late war time pedal pads and a new radio junction box and started to strip down the steering box needs new cross shaft and bearings
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  37. A view on the river Blyth looking up towards the old grain plant and ash dock past the tidal dock, where as the hull was lightened it was moved up.
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  38. might be able to make one for you
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  39. Quiet please, Teacher in class ๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐ŸŽ“ Sit up at the back there, and I'll try to explain. This is one of the harder welds to do successfully. Might look simple, just fill the corner, but even experienced professional welders have to give it some thought to get a good finish. It's all to do with the magnetic field created by the welding arc. This is what draws the filler material (MIG wire or stick) into the joint as you weld. If you are doing a straight butt weld the magnetic effect is equal on both sides of the joint, and you can get a straight weld with nice coins that not only look
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  40. As a footnote to replacing the core plugs and flushing out the the block the cylinder head gets over looked the attachment shows what was removed after steam cleaning the head it was left for a week and this was removed using a small round magnet attached to a small plumbers pipe spring the rust weights 2 ozs which if not removed would / could block small water ways
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  41. I have just discovered this thread. My grandfather George Thorpe was chief steward on the HMS Vandyck.I have his account of the bombing and his subsequent internment written in pencil at the time in a very small leather journal.As well as his account it also contains addresses of several men onboard and their wives.It is very interesting as to his take on what happened in the original bombing,and includes dramatic scenes of the struggle at sea to Bleik.If it is of interest to anyone I would be happy to write most of it out verbatim.
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  43. My brother has a trials shirt, I think he picked up ridiculously cheap aswell. Recently doing an archaeological hunt trying to find my half of the bunk bed I came across it again as it's been buried amidst everything else he leaves lying around I discovered the savage had cut the rank tab off the front which in itself I think is high treason but worse yet he'd done such a bad job of it that it looks like where Jeremy Clarkson cut a piece out of James May's car on the Nile road trip.
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  44. So here the tracks fitted, when the adjusters are all the way in, they will slip over the sprocket and idlers quite easily, but as it is still on stands, I had to put a pallet under the tracks to stop them sagging too much, it's a 2 man job! And adjusted. Looking good! More later. Lex
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  45. WOW..... thatโ€™s definitely been through the wars as they say!! but nothing an angle grinder, welder and new steel wonโ€™t sort out.
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  46. 6kVA Onan covered in EMER POWER C 420/5 - 429/5 3.5kVA Onan covered in EMER POWER C 460/4 - 469/4
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  47. Ok a minor update as i had 4 S2a's and now none.... Why... Well I bought this around 6 weeks ago from the other side of Australia. Havent so far been able to collect as had 2 flights cancelled due to cyclones and this Saturdays flight cancelled due to a UK variant covid outbreak!!! So most likely will be the 28th fly over. Always wanted one and this one was a good price with a trailer
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  48. Umm.. A local firm laser cut me some aluminium shims for the exhaust - the exhaust melted them ๐Ÿ™‚ melting point of Ali is 630 degrees C. Diana
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