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  1. A Genie! Gosh that made me laugh. Nothing quite so exciting really. Here is a picture of the store room.
    7 points
  2. Actually, this isn't really a military item. Some years ago, it was realised by Greyhound owners that, as their racing dogs aged, they missed the track, they missed their friends and rivals and generally became depressed. But, chasing the hare proved all too much. So, White City introduced a veterans' day for retired racing greyhounds. It included some bottom-sniffing, a set of lamp posts were set up for competitive pi**ing (height achieved, quantity and colour were all judged) and the highlight was the closing event... the veterans' race. Chasing after a hare at their age would have clea
    6 points
  3. 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🤔
    4 points
  4. That is a shame, but I suppose if it is nice that week I could park my Land Rover in the field, throw some dust over it, throw some straw over myself & get my wife to come along & ask me silly questions?
    4 points
  5. What, like all those GMCs registered as 1939 in the 1980s? 😉
    3 points
  6. Spare wheel fitting. This has been an on going mission for some time, and it has turned into a complete saga worthy of a telling by the great Bernhard Cribbins on Jackanory, except he would have to read it after the watershed time so as not to give the kids nightmares. It started last winter when son Stuart and I set out to fit the recently reconditioned carrier parts back on. All seemed to go well except we ran out of the right size bolts and had to leave a couple of bits off. We also left off some of the cross bracing to allow access to the air intake pipes and compressor condenser u
    3 points
  7. Dunkirk 80 years ago ww2. This week i will add some of my original Dunkirk photos.
    3 points
  8. It was also a nice surprise for the wife 🤨
    3 points
  9. Interesting that we were told by the folk that used my particular MV in the Normandy campaign was that the first thing they did was to paint out the bonnet star! Seems some thought the emblem was too good a target, which is kind of contrary to the scurrilous saying of those days that if the Germans flew over, the Allies ducked; if the British flew over, the Germans ducked; and if the Yanks flew over, everyone ducked!
    3 points
  10. I'm not taking any chances, being an auto electrician I have self insulated. Joking aside I have come out of retirement to drive artics for a supermarket company. We are gradually getting back to normal as suppliers have in many cases ramped production up by 50% and we are working round the clock but there are still plenty of retards abusing the system by stockpiling perishable food which will have rotted long before it gets used.
    3 points
  11. Hi Ian, They look great, I like the toothed ring for the ABS sensor on the wheel in the middle of the picture 😁. David
    3 points
  12. You may have fun with the council planning people. I tried and failed to obtain planning permission for a building to store my MVs because no-one outside our "bubble" understands MVs, and the local council considers anything connected with them to be commercial. Andy
    2 points
  13. Just received the results FBHVC Press Release 17.11.2020__ - National Historic Vehicle Survey Results.pdf
    2 points
  14. Here is an interesting image. Photographed in Tunisia in 1930.
    2 points
  15. We used to bang 4" nails into a plank and bend them round pram wheel axels!!!
    2 points
  16. I personally don't have a problem with replicas as long as they are not portrayed as originals. I think that anyone who puts the effort into restoring anything is worthy of praise, the only exception, in my mind, are those who pay to have the work done and the then tell everyone that they restored the item themselves, why not just be honest. As for not using the correct thickness of steel, sometimes there seems to be little point, unless it can be seen and the in a lot of cases it can be packed out to look correct if you are using thinner material or ground back, if it is slightly
    2 points
  17. You are too kind, Ed. We only do it for the fun of it and the friends we make around the world. Steve
    2 points
  18. It was a French scrapyard that the previous Dutch collector bought it from. I had it shipped here on a Dutch trailer with an English tractor unit and a Polish driver. A truly European effort.
    2 points
  19. I expect Lex can sell you one Andrew......For about 1 1/2 times the value of your G3😏 Bloody expensive door stops. Ron
    2 points
  20. 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
    2 points
  21. Yes, but the man that never had a ****-cart, or made a mistake never made anything. These jobs are only for the brave... and its looking good. Dave
    2 points
  22. Just making some space on my driveway, I am sure the wife would be delighted with another project 🤥😂
    2 points
  23. Jon, Simply amazing. You are talented beyond belief! I have been following you since you were just building the turret, and when you started on this endeavor after the volume of encouragement to do so, I couldn't have been more excited. You are getting so close, and you have to be applauded for your commitment to staying as close to authentic as possible. I can't wait to see the hull mated with the turret, and even better, one day moving along on it's very own set of tracks. Keep it up brother...you're truly an inspiration! -Tom
    2 points
  24. Lunch time break there numerous trials reports on land rovers and l could spend lots of time posting them but this l promise is the last only because the museum had one of the prototype FC 101 and POWERED TRAILERs
    2 points
  25. Because you know it's there! 🙂
    2 points
  26. PUT THE TURRET ON! PUT THE TURRET ON! PUT THE TURRET ON!!! just for a minute! Please! Please Please!!!! John
    2 points
  27. I phoned the W&P Office a few days ago, suprising someone answered, even more of a surprise it was Anne Bertrand the Co-Owner of W&P revival show, we spoke at length and found Her charming and very helpfull. we discussed the possible show cancellation situation and She told me they are waiting for Government decision that if social distance restrictions need to continue into/beyond July then they would Not be allowed to open the show, they are Insured against such eventualities, but cast doubt if they would get fully compensated, but Ann Assured me Everyone who has paid Will be Ref
    2 points
  28. Can't believe it's taken so long to update my progress. Poor weather and work stopped play. However, lockdown has its advantages. Managed to paint and fit front wings, grab handles, grill, steering. Painted willys windscreen. Started modifying bonnet to accept willys hinge. Its finally starting to like a vehicle.
    2 points
  29. This is the curse of restoration when "flying" somewhat blind. i.e., without good source-drawings or photos to study. I found when I did my TE, I did many things twice. And there was no common-cause. Sometimes poor machining on my part, or the job did not look right; or, as we discovered later, it was to foul some as-not-yet-thought-about part. My solution, as with all conundrums of this type, lies with Doctor Shepherd & Dr Neame's patent problem-solving elixir - to wit, Masterbrew.
    2 points
  30. I'm convinced that a trip to 'the stores' actually involves rubbing a lamp to summon a genie with access to a seemingly inexhaustible supply of obscure 100+ year old lorry parts... 😂
    2 points
  31. Evening All, I thought that I would do a pre-Christmas update. I have been concentrating on the wiring, a bit odd you may think as there are more pressing jobs with the drive etc but I needed something that wasn't complicated and that I could dip in and out of. I am glad that I did, as there were a lot of holes to drill, clips to make and trunking to run and head scratching to do. There is a section of flexible trunking that runs in front of the driver, around the peddle area. I had thought that it was part of the wiring but I am now not so sure, as I have identified the
    2 points
  32. I guess you all want to see it now, but will only show the Flea! Well, Princess Alice is also included! There's not much to see though, the contract plate on the frame tube suggests it's one of the earlier contracts surely. I also added an additional picture from the same series, where the luggage rack can be seen, must have come from a book. Lex
    1 point
  33. Doc, The karrier has never looked better, it probably never looked as good while in use. The Fairbanks would have admired your efforts. Martin.
    1 point
  34. So it is. I didnt notice that. I googled "Frouth" and the closest match it came up with was "frothy urine". Draw your own conclusions........
    1 point
  35. Should clean up nicely with a bit of light oil.
    1 point
  36. I know Dover is getting to be a bit dodgy at the moment, but ..maybe a bit excessive? 😂 When the crap settles maybe we locals can bring some vehicles down for a play?
    1 point
  37. 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.
    1 point
  38. Like to see the face of your local bmw dealer when you turn up with that... 😊
    1 point
  39. Here's a couple of aerial shots from 1926.
    1 point
  40. Look on the brightside, KTH you have an air-conditioned cab... at the moment that would be very desirable. Whilst there is a lot of rust on your lorry, cab-aside, it looks to be all there. This will make an interesting thread as you tear into it. S&F
    1 point
  41. Yep, really nice and, as Ferg and Terry said, good to see one in post-war British colours. 10 68
    1 point
  42. I take my hat off to you, this is what its all about. Preserving our motoring heritage. Kevin
    1 point
  43. The sealing strip arrived yesterday from COH Bains a UK based company it's worth having a nose around the web site as they do vast amounts of rubber and sponge moldings and extrusions . So after all the prep work this was the time to take a deep breath and get on with the job. Glass is a funny thing in a previous existence I had a bit to do with it and it can be immensely strong in compression but can shatter in an instant if torsional stress or shock is applied so careful does it is the watch word . Bit of explanation on the way I found works for me, if any one else finds it usef
    1 point
  44. The glass for the 52mm gauges measures 48mm diameter. https://www.merlinmotorsport.co.uk/p/smiths-spare-glass-lens-for-classic-gauges-cb-glass?utm_source=Google&utm_medium=ShoppingUK&utm_campaign=ShoppingUK&vat=on&currency=GBP&gclid=CjwKCAjwp-X0BRAFEiwAheRui7YdnJA0kTJ72s13Kk7icliA5XAO_inEkLkUbXn6HnQd0g9etsBv7hoCwF8QAvD_BwE
    1 point
  45. Greetings. Hope someone can tell me what the actual intended use of a Royal Enfield Flying Flea motorcycle (WD/RE) would be in a combat zone. In this regard does anyone know of an account describing their actual use? It probably seems obvious. But consider: there are pictures of them being loaded into gliders, but not many photos (if any) of them in use after landing, except in what appear to be posed photos at practice or publicity events. It is often said that they were delivered (mostly by glider rather than parachute, apparently) with the British airborne. One view seems to be that there w
    1 point
  46. If the tank has rust on the inside but is not rusted through, electrolysis might be a good cheap and simple way to clean it, followed by a coating if needed.
    1 point
  47. It's all fairly straight forward stuff, read your manuals take note of the tolerance specs for bushes and bearings and don't be tempted to cut corners on the mechanical work it will only come back to bite at a later date. If you haven't found this site already it would be worth having a look and putting it in your favorites folder there is a huge repository of knowledge from around the world of Jeeps here https://forums.g503.com/ some of the posts need a bit of filtering but it's well worth looking through the technical section particularity the engine and transmission rebuilding blogs t
    1 point
  48. I found this camouflaged G S shovel at a steam rally in 1993. It is marked W/I\D. Be a bit hard to find it in the rose garden though.
    1 point
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