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  1. How about "the compo experience" in field dining, less need for toilets then... Just saying
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  2. Clevis Pins all but finished. Just have to put in "feathers" behind the hex heads, tidy up the hexs, put cross holes in the diameters to meet up with the longitudinal lubrication holed (they are already in) and cross holes for split tins.
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  3. I had an account with BOC for nearly 40 years, but as cylinder rental went up, I now use Hobbyweld, where you pay a fee for the cylinder initially then only pay when exchanging cylinder. This way there are no rental fees and your initial deposit is returned if you ever stop using the welder. You will find suppliers to be local hardware shops and you can go to any of their stockist to exchange cylinders. Much more economical. Another tip when welding the sheet metal on the cab is to joddle the new piece of metal going in, this is putting a step of the sheets thickness at the join so the ed
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  4. Took 5 minutes out from work. Do you think an approach as the attached image would work? No split line; everything draws away from the flange face. Crescent would be part of the core that closes off the trunion. Hollowness as cantilevered cores. Wedge shapes either part of the core or infilled with sand as the mould is assembled. Oval flange and T profile details via a side core. Something to think about, hope it is helpful. Best wishes, Doc.
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  5. I guess your using 16 gauge steel for your cab work? If so it's a case of slowly slowly catchy monkey. Your tacks look fine now you need to join the dots, don't do more than an inch at a time one weld in the middle of a long repair then move to one end do another inch then to the other end then let it cool off and go back to the middles section again. Things can be speeded up a little if you use a short piece of copper ( a short length of 15mm water pipe flattened with a hammer works fine) keep it clean with some wire wool or emery as it gets sooty and can lead to weld contamina
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  6. Yes, I could do a lost-wax casting and I could fabricate it either from stock or smaller castings. Call me bloody-minded but it wasn't done that way and I really want to understand it and, if I can, replicate it. That is the challenge! This is definitely a one-piece casting although in that pic, it does look like a weld. It isn't but just the end of the machining where the boss was turned to size. If I split the pattern along the centre-line of the boss and then make the mould with the coupling flanges downwards, then the main core of the box will be supported by the sand coming through t
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  8. The radiator looked pretty good when we first got it but when taken apart, it was found to be fairly seriously corroded inside. Dad reckoned he could patch it up and so spent a lot of time lining it with a layer of Devcon sandwiched beneath pieces of brass. He then painted the whole interior with some epoxy water-proofing paint recommended for the interior of boat hulls. This has kept us going for eight years but it has always leaked a bit and more recently showed signs of further corrosion. I did another patch job on the outside but I could see that the bolting flange was no longer attached t
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  9. The state of the wood before any work has been done & a brass data plate from the front of the dash that I will carefully clean.
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  10. Removed the steering wheel today ready to start the restoration, interesting to see some names inscribed into it.
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  11. I think a visit to miltracks Holland might be worthwhile ?
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  12. A while ago I posted a drawing of a "Petrol Motor Lurry To Carry 4 Tons", kindly provided by Geoff Lumb. Well, since then I've been busy on Solidworks and have produced a 3D model of the cab and lurry and mounted them on the model of my chassis. I've only modeled ironwork / brackets for the near side also have yet to complete the tailboard and hinges. Some screenshots below: Near Side View Off Side Rear 3/4 View Front View (sorry, no radiator!) Rear View. And a special treat: video capture. Sorry about the watermark - trial version sof
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  13. Evening, I thought that before I get too excited and cast all ten, I had better see if they fitted first. They still need fettling but I am pleased with them. Jon
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  14. Hi Kyle, You will like to see this video of the RAF Firefighting Museum, the Mk5's are seen in it. Some years ago when Steve Shirley started the collection at RAF Manston, I was involved with two fire engine restorations for him.
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  15. Not sure if this is going to work or even if these have been on here, but came across these the other day, somehow! https://www.facebook.com/pg/bbctheoneshow/photos/?tab=album&album_id=10154057120722696
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  16. Hi, I hope you will excuse me for butting in on your site. I served in Tripoli in 1957/58/59 with X Plt TK-Tprs 38 Coy R A S C. based at Medenine Bks driving Diamond T units pulling dyson trailers. We served the Queens Bays at Sabratha and the 6 RTR at Homs . From memory they were both equiped with ceturion tanks. I do have a few photos that may be of interest. Thanks and many regards 23472848 Len Lucas
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  17. Did see this on ebay a militairy garage and a lot of trucks in a barracks courtyard. Vendor says Belgium of France?
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  18. Daimler with a slight steering problem...
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