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  1. They were issued to mountain troops. Regards John
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  2. It may have been someone's attempt to uprate, but more likely just a bodge. Odd that your revenue weight is actually 100 kg lower. Incidentally, I've no evidence that twin rears were ever a factory option on K9s. By the way, what size are the tyres on those twin rears? They look from the photo more 7.50 x 20. If they are not the same size as the fronts, it will wind up in four wheel drive on a metalled surface or hard dry earth; first symptoms on a K9 are difficulty changing gear, can't shift to 2wd, truck wants to turn left.
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  3. After another seemingly long hiatus there has actually been progress in terms of getting the Q4 back on the road! For a while and despite having the carburetor professionally refurbished, adding quality electronic ignition, refurbishing the electrics etc, it still wouldn't run without either it popping and banging or without it needing petrol pouring straight into the carb. Clearly something wasn't right! The hunt for the guilty parts or parts began... First we discovered that the coke disc in the carb had been put on the wrong way round. Just shows that even pros can make mistakes sometimes! Apparently they had only ever seen these carbs with the choke cable coming in from the top (rather then horizontally) so assumed..... That done it still didn't work and just to add insult to injury it backfired so much that it blew the silencer apart. Okay, it was thin and knackered but..... So another job to do, luckily with some fiddling a Bedford RL silencer fits! Still no luck and after some beard / head scratching the possible reason emerged... A pressure test of the cylinders showed that they were all around 75 psi. Now with an engine that's only done 1,700 miles it's unlikely to be wear. So it suggests that the valves aren't sealing. So with the manifolds off it opened up the horror of masses of black coke on the insides. So, the culprit but that will now involve whizzing the head off too to clean it all out. Why? We suspect that over the years it's been started regularly but not for long, so primarily on the choke, so the carbon has built up but without a good run to burn it all off. Finding new gaskets could have been an issue but thanks to a steer or two on here, Speedy Spares turned up most of the gaskets needed. So, a sweet-running Commer isn't far off.......
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  4. Next installment... Fitted the offside rear mudguard, the plate that sits on top of the mudguard is all bolted bown Made good progress on the "T" port valve that sits on top of the tank, 7/8" BSP inlets ftom the filters and 1" BSP to the tank. A little more work, especially on the handle as it is a bit too big Cheers Richard
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  5. Hi Lance, The issue with the Fox is that it has 4 wheels but is not a goods vehicle, which is what confuses the DVLA. The Department for Transport have advised people on several occasions to classify it as a Motor Tractor which is what we did with ours, as John suggests. Registering a CVRT as a crawler is not an issue as it’s obviously got tracks so the DVLA staff can easily compute that! Chris
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  6. Cheers Steve. Here's the finished result. Good point JW. Hence why it was rotted out at the bottom I suppose? Ron PS. I need to buy another one of the round knobs off Brian T. for the other box now.
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  7. Good luck in this , we are already looking at what needs to be made for the Locomobile, all part of the fun lol😁A couple more images of them in action.
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