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  1. You could always try the QRL/Notts Yeomanry Regts museum at Thoresby Hall Courtyard. They might be able to help further.
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  2. I do not know if this helps if it is in deed a 2nd army carrier RC stands for trooper commander battery C
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  3. My father in law has acquired a couple of books and has asked me to try and price them for him. if anyone can offer any advice that would be great
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  4. I don’t think British forces kept hold of American vehicles for long after the war, I used to own a WC51 that had been auctioned off and road registered in 1947, I would think it’s most likely that your WC57 spent time with either the French or Norwegian military before being sold on or it spent its life on a farm as a work horse and never road registered or stuck in a barn covered in dust until 1973!!
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  5. When we rebuilt the lorry the diff was to prove illusive so we had to fabricate the top diff casting and used the gears from a Daimler CC axle we were lucky to purchase. With this project we were lucky in that there was a Daimler CK axle with a top casting but sadly not gears .As lovely as the CK wheels (circular holes )are they are the wrong spoke pattern for the bus The CB axle which came with the chassis came with odd wheels so at this stage we will use odd wheels as I quite like the open spoke style of the odd wheel . To check the dimensions were the same between the two axles I turned up
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  6. Thank you Wally for the swift response and information. This is most helpful! Looking at the list of serial numbers, I would interpret it as making '182' a serial number allocated to the second /intermediate Army Group Royal Artillery (AGRA) of either the British 2nd Army or the Canadian 1st Army. I am convinced that this vehicle belonged to the British 2nd Army, as the formation sign is that of the 2nd Army, rather than that of the Canadian 1st Army. Also, one of the men riding in it is wearing 2nd Army formation patches (rather than those of the Canadian 1st Army). As I understa
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  7. I got a little ahead of myself when I started this thread. I had already had the bearings done by Fields Engineering Services in London. Before I did anything else I had to drill out four of the nine studs in the front flanges of the crank case and sump, where the timing case fits. Strangely, they had all broken so as to leave half their threaded portion in the holes. This turned out to be a blessing. I drilled three 8mm bolts down their centres to act as drilling guides and was able to use the remaining thread to hold them in position. When the pilot holes had been drilled, I ha
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  8. Took the Radiator Filler Cap and Filler neck off the second Radiator today - usual expected fight with it to get it off - especially with the cap from the neck! Gave it an initial clean up to see what we have there - and as we anticipated the Cap does not appear to be an original one and is made of some kind of light alloy. It was cracked or split in two places where it could have been over tightened in the past. Gave these bits a further clean up and was pleased to find that this second neck will screw half way easily into the newly made cap for the other one but the thread on the neck will w
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  9. Progress is slow.... Having pretty much returned to full time work the rebuild has slowed considerably, I’ve managed to clean and paint some of the fittings that were removed before the welding started, the manual holder was in the worst condition with the bottom rotted out. forgot to take a picture before repairs started, the bottom was non existent but the rest was salvageable. Due to the 4d engine now fitted the oil filter brackets are redundant but I am thinking of fitting a filter housing and pipes just to make it look original, I haven’
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  10. So I have had an adventurous time with the Renault engine over the last two days. I have no information on the engine and have never worked on one with a separate crank case but how difficult can it be!! The main bearing locating pegs are in the sump half so the crank shaft must be assembled with its con rods first then, with its bearings, dropped into the sump. The crank case is surprisingly heavy for cast aluminium so has a tendency to drop suddenly when the two long centre main bearing studs are located in the holes in the sump. I did all this after I had used instant gasket on
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  11. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-devon-52883299 I have just read this on the BBC news, its a lovely story to see something like this saved. Strangely enough, I actually passed the lorry carrying it down to Devon whilst on my commute to work the other day! Kevin.
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