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  1. Bad weather's no longer a problem, I’ve just extended the garage😬 The wife had mixed emotions and started shouting something about a Fox Hat !! no idea what she was saying as I had the grinder going🤔
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  2. Bit more progress on the Tanker this weekend. Down to the small bits now, the five minute jobs that take all day. Fuel filter/sediment bowl fitted and a quick test. Felt it was worth a short video, as she ticked over without stalling. Bit too slow mind and still needs adjusting. Now the fuel tank is fitted, next job wire up the fuel gauge. Connecting the sender is fun, working through a small hole in the pump room floor. Five cables to cram in, on the right terminals. Then the dashboard end, which is not quite as bad. Took the steering wheel off to g
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  3. For a running engine that rocker shaft looks very dry. Might just be the video but is it getting an oil feed OK?
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  4. I like the work round the windscreen recess. Looks very neat.
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  5. Absolutely superb. Just goes to show what can be achieved with some thought, planning and teamwork.
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  6. Great teamwork, an excellent job!
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  7. Hi, decided to fix the old fork with corrosion. Steps to repair: 1. cut in the place of the old repair 2. design and drawing of "prostheses" is a workshop 3. design of wheel axle holders 4. assembly of "prostheses" with handles - welding 5. assembly of new elements with the original fork. It is still necessary to set the parallelism and axiality after welding, grind and it will be ready for initial assembly and fitting. Best regards Paul
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  8. The 1918 FWD Model B with the Ordnance Repair shop body has passed anther hurdle as the body was reunited with the chassis. The truck starts stops shifts into all gears. It has been a hard four year project certainly harder than any of my other smaller vehicles. Here is the before and after
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  9. Hopefully that thick plate has protected the frame underneath. My frame had similar on the other side under the battery tray. It appears the battery had leaked acid over the frame and eaten it. Someone then welded plate over the top after the frame failed but didn’t bother to realign it. When I cut the plate off there was a misalignment of about 1/2” between the 2 half. This had put a twist on the leaf spring and the front hanger was really badly worn. fortunately the rest of the frame was exceptional so I made a new front horn and fitted a new battery tray and it’s as good as new.
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  11. Nearing end of full restoration (95% completed) over nearly 10 years must be sold due to retirement from hobby. Contains all the original electronics which has been thoroughly restored and mostly working. Had a crew of 4 and signals from the radar were fed to a predictor which would enable the ack-ack guns to follow the radar tracking. Would make a great show piece and tows well at 9.5 tons. Extremely rare item of this country's heritage. Have all the full workshop manuals. Lots of spare parts including 5 new tyres. Sensible offers please.
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  12. It’s always worth popping it on eBay. A few years ago I replaced a really cheap looking vintage plastic damper knob off my old Enfield WD/CO and through it in the bin (literally from about 10 foot away). I fitted the £30 NOS knob and was chuffed to have “fixed” this issue. About a week later I saw this know in the bin and thought I’d pop it on eBay. To my surprise it got a bid, then another, and then messages wanting to ‘buy it now’. It sold for something like £280 to a guy in Malaysia. He backed out the next day with a lame excuse and I offered it to the next highest bidder. He
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  13. @Jessie The Jeepit should be fixed now as I installed the update (yes, another one).
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  14. I am looking at HMVF on a PC running Linux Mint. I see quite a lot of minor changes to colours and text layout which I will presumably get used to but I note when I look at a thread that I have looked at before, there is now a line drawn across the page under the posts that I have already seen, thus highlighting those that have been added. Good idea ! I also find that, in the list of threads, if I hover the cursor over the title of a thread so that the preview window appears, if I then click on 'mark this thread read' button, instead of just deleting the green (or is it blue now ?) dot, i
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  15. Yes pedals out, transmission plate off, wiring disconnected/removed, steering wheel and or shaft/box removed. Fuel lines if still connected, accelerator link etc. etc. sounds a lot but it’s pretty straight forward.
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  16. This weekend we managed to get the chassis into daylight to get some paint on it, hopefully soon we will start to put parts back on.
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  17. Just as long as it was not pollyfiller!
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  18. Here’s a few photos of the Liberty rear wheels with her new tyres moulded on. Thanks for correcting me on the material , knew it was “poly” something lol!!! So far so good 👍
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  19. Like to see the face of your local bmw dealer when you turn up with that... 😊
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  20. And just in the nick of time - the forum is fixed! Thanks for your patience guys and have a great weekend!
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  21. Looks fantastic. Great to see your Daughter enjoying actually making something. Not a lot of kids want to do that these days. Any plans to exhibit? That quality needs to be shown off.
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  23. I think you've put the inner frame in back to front, the handle should be on the inside The sliders and hand tightenings are all available from Dallas auto or Joes motor pool and do pop up on ebay quite a lot if you want originals..
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  24. Looking North West, circa 1918 A Handley Page W.8 over the Cramlington aerodrome during the 1932 Air Pageant. Looking East, circa 1915. https://www.nelsam.org.uk/NEAR/Airfields/Histories/Cramlington.htm
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  25. Here is the last one from the 1926 series.
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  27. Here's a couple of aerial shots from 1926.
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  28. Hi. Sorry for the delay in replying but first of all - message to Old Git about photos - will sort it out asap. Next XS650. Manty thanks for your interest about the Albion and have put together a brief history. BY1 Chassis: Order placed by the War Office to Albion Motors for delivery from 1937 - 1940. These were used for G.S trucks, Bridging Equipment, Pontoon Body, Trestle/Sliding Bay Units and Small Box Girder Bridge. Fitted with Albion engines EN214/215 - Petrol 4 cyl, capacity 3.89 litres. Chassis Start Number 52000A . BY3 Chassis: Order placed by th
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  29. As a citizen of the USA, I humbly apologize for that complete lack of taste (and tact) exhibited by my countrymen. As a feeble defense, I will offer that since our government won't see fit to allow it's citizens to buy it's surplus armor, we who enjoy such things have become a bit of a desperate bunch.
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  30. Just looking at bits at the moment before we return to the Transmission Brake Bands and linings to finish them.There are Stuffing Boxes on the ends of the Jack Shafts and the cover on each is secured by 6 bolts. We have seven included with our bits which are reusable so five to make and this mainly done today - screw driver slots still to put in the heads. Steve already has a set up to do that so these bolts will go back with him to his place when he next comes down west again.Interestingly, the Parts Book shows studs on this set up with separate nuts but we had the bolts with cross holes dril
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  31. Went to collect the cooker today and as agreed some pictures of it, I think it was left outside since the catalogue was published, given help to get it to the car and not yet had a good look at it. The carrying handles need to be freed obviously the rust cleaned up, the pump handle seems slightly out of line with the pump. Looking for my copy of the manual to see how far to strip it down to get sand blasted. I note the HYDRA label doesn't look as though it was ever fitted. I think the original colour was deep bronze green but stand to be corrected. Want to get my other
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  32. There was one at Tanks, Trucks & Firepower last month.
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  33. Nothing has been done to the Dewald yet. It sits in our shed in a strategically positioned way as it is in my view during breakfast (when I'm home). There is a tag on the engine that says it has been modified for the use with a wood gasser by Michel Coasnès. I found an old note of this company that says 'spare parts of my own fabrication adaptable to Dewald and all types of Laffly trucks' I am guessing that this company also did the modification of the rear wheels (and probably the fronts). The truck will be restored mechanically only, and for now we will leave the tyres. Regards, M
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  34. fascinating - traction engines are a whole world for me - loving this!
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  35. The engine ID plate has : engine type; number; date, so that data would be useful. The nearside radiator side piece is from post war. In the absence of a chassis no to help pin down a date the following will help: The white enameled "driver instruction" plate in the cab changed in 1919, (Leyland Motors 1914 Ltd to just Leyland Motors Ltd ??) to can we have a photo of that, also a close up of the brake cross/compensating shaft support bracket. wheel base measurement The original cast alloy water jacket covers have a habit of corroding to nothing and yours have been rep
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  36. I have a feeling that I read somewhere that some had a remote gear lever either a different top cover or something attached to it, meaning the lever pivot was in the cab. Not got a manual to check on this.
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  37. Below is a better scan of the photo of a PR trolley No. 1 with a mine exploder attached. This was taken from PR CE file 162/5(9), dealing with the 1939/40 annual report, which was never actually published, because of the outbreak of WWII. This specific photo was attached to the Lydda District Engineer's report in the file, now kept in archival collection of The Israel Railway Museum. The trolley was supplied by the Drewry Car Co. as part of a 1936 order for 5 similar "petrol-engined inspection railcars" each with a Ford V8 engine of 25hp, 3 being built for the standard-gauge (1435mm) P
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  38. Decompressors were optional on Agri engines
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  39. There were effectively three applications for the 4D engine : Agricultural/Automotive/Industrial. The agricultural engine had a lower rated speed of 1800 rpm versus the automotive version which was 2400 rpm. The Industrial engine has slight differences like a decompressor to enable starting with a handle. https://enginefixuk.com/manufacturers/ford-industrial-truck-engine-parts/
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  40. I lifted my body off on my own. With everything stripped from the body except the rear foot rests and some brackets in the engine bay. I used my engine crane (cheaply clarke 1 ton hydraulic job) on max extension from the rear. Put an old carpet over the rear panel, attached ratchet straps from each rear foot rest and the 2 front gusset brackets to the hook. I then used the ratchet to adjust the length to correct for balance and then lifted it off the frame. I could then use a combination of rolling the chassis and crane to move the body away. It’s actually not heavy and I stored it upright on
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  41. I made my own loom for the WOT6 and as it had to have indicators and brake lights, it was not exactly as its 1940's wiring diagram. Yours will be custom made as well with the weasel engine.
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  42. Not much has happened recently, work has been hectic and laid up with a bad back hasn’t helped...but I’ve managed to get a few small jobs done. Flushed the radiator out and refitted it. The throttle took a bit more working out, the previous owner had bodged a cable that just didn’t really work and the hand throttle had been disconnected main because the timing cover was resting on top of it. Now I know it doesn’t look much but it took hours !! Fitting, removing, refitting, removing, welding small brackets, and fettling just so everything cle
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  43. Evening all, Not much to report on the Panzer front, as I have been busy with other non military projects that I appear to have gained. As for the Panzer i have been removing the parts that i have previously made and under coating them ready for a top coat as and when. A quite interesting little project that i have finished is the rotary coupling that connects power and audio from the hull up into the turret. I had thought of using a cheap slip ring as sold on ebay and modifying it to suit but i don't think that it will be man enough, so i decided to knock something u
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  44. Possibly you should address your query to Dominic Cummins who seems to make up the vehicle 'lockdown' rules as he motors around the English countryside ?
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  45. Thanks... it started in a similar state as yours! Hopefully a bit of inspiration!
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  46. Hi Terry - well, we reckon that the really good stuff - both Cold War and WWII will continue to sell for good money. The old cliche about there not being any more produced - or indeed coming on to the market - holds true and with current interest rates perhaps it's a better bet than having money sitting in a bank? If we had a few bob we'd be quite picky about where we spent it, so maybe a good Scimitar or Scorpion, but not a good Samaritan, for example. I think fashion comes into it as well, so is a Sherman a good buy, with several on the market? Maybe it's time for another tank to
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  47. Thats some very tiday work. I often see people simply throw parts away thinking they are too far gone before properly checking them out. When I saw the pics before reading your text I did wonder if the rim would have been made of wood.
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  48. It'll get fatter when you paint it, and then it wont fit again without scraping big lumps out of your nice new green finish 😁!
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  49. “ when you start one of those jobs and half way through you say WHY!! “ Due to the general poor weather I decided to tackle a small in door job, the battery tray from the passenger side had suffered badly along with everything else on the passenger side A fairly straight forward job, or so I thought 🤨 I decided that the original was to far gone to save and so set about building a new one. One sheet of steel and measurements taken from the original tray. Mistake number 1.....complete school boy error!! , I didn’t measure the opening in the floor.....
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