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  1. Hi 11th Armoured, Thanks for the info and the 'links' - yes pun intended 😀
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  2. Not strictly a vehicle, or even a vehicle part...but in absence of anywhere else I thought I would share the latest acquisition on HMVF - it may be of interest perhaps? Thanks to the generosity of a very good friend, I have acquired a vintage 8 cylinder radial engine that would have originally powered a torpedo. Its pretty much complete but a little scruffy. As just about every other British origin torpedo motor is a four cylinder radial arrangement, this eight cylinder version is - I suspect - a bit of a rare beast. It is most likely an experimental model and quite possibly originat
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  3. the last 2 months have shot past and had completely forgotten about this thread so better bring every one up to speed before christmas. the Rolls Royce C6 is know running and sounding fantastic first attempts to start were difficult which lead to having the injectors and the injector pump rebuilt, the radiator is finished bar the brush guard. need to sort the clutch out then the gear box can go in and the truck will be drive able again. started with the large amount of tin work like running boards and battery boxes etc a lot of which is going to have to be replaced. the cab is coming alon
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  4. Hmmm, I think I would have at least another generation to go before the family is considered Scottish 😀 Although I am a celt of the dragon supporting kind 😉 Besides being impressed with the sheer engineering skill involved in your project I have also been 'gobsmacked' at times with the creativity involved in doing what you do on such a shoe string budget. That may be why you have so many responses looking at the possible options for track to try and find an option that can make this happen. If it gets to it I would contribute to a 'Go Fund Me' for the track.
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  5. Agreed, but the concept is so insane it is begging to be done.
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  6. Yes, in a few minutes it was over. Amazing level of engineering for such a short time. We do know very torpedo built at Whiteheads was fired at least 4 times before being shipped to the customer, just to make sure it would function as intended. We have found a few in Weymouth Bay that went missing. All of them had lead segments replicating the weight of the warhead. That one is a real gem, and so far the only other 8-cylinder example I can find. Because of where it came from (Weymouth) we are pretty sure it came from the Whitehead Torpedo Works at Wyke. Whitehead were ta
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  7. A very interesting engine. I wonder who made it? I had some dealings with Commonwealth service torpedoes pre 1990, but have never seen an 8 cylinder engine like Simon's. If it was made in the UK, I would be reasonably certain that it was not produced in any quantity. Another angle is that it may have been an example of a continental engine (1900-45?) recovered for tech intel purposes? Re nyloc nuts, can you discount that someone has not had a go at restoring it more recently? The engine sold by Prestons is a 4 cylinder radial Brotherhood burner cycle engine that went into service in
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  8. This film has only recently been digitized, hopefully the IWM will eventually digitize them all. Good shot of an MWC at the end of this film. https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/1060007889 and one being towed here https://www.britishpathe.com/video/invasion-scenes-europe-50 and passing though Belgium https://www.britishpathe.com/video/british-troops-enter-belgium It is interesting to see how all the kit is carried, some more stacked up than others as well as adaptions on the spare wheel carrier Cheers Richard
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