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  1. I see conflict in the future where your "Got to collect them all" on White and Poppe runs up against Barry's "got to collect them all" with fire engines.
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  2. Matchless G3WO 1939. full restoration 25 years ago and dry stored ever since. Recommissioned in the last few weeks. I look if for a 10 miles ride a few days ago and it ran like a dream. SOLD
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  3. A Russian army car, captured by the Bulgarian army: https://www.lostbulgaria.com/?p=5429
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  4. Noticed you have a busted starter. I have this one on ebay currently off a Jaguar XJ6. You can have it for the cost of postage if it's any use to you for the internals. This thread has given a lot of happy reading over the years so it's a little payback if you can use it!
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  5. Thanks for that Tomo. I'll give them a try. Here are our lovely new springs. 48 hours between order and arrival for a bespoke product is pretty impressive! I measured up the best original and then sent: Free length Number of coils Wire size Bore and specified ground ends He came back to me and said that he didn't have exactly that wire size and would this do instead? It is all fairly uncritical in this engine so we have taken what he had which I think was 0.218" instead of 0.213". If only the valves could be so easy! I have an expanding reamer which I shall put through all of the guides which started out at 7/16" bore. I shall work up until they are all the same size and 'clean'. Dad's new guide replaced an original which had been drilled through 1/2" dia so he has drilled that 7/16" to give me somewhere sensible to start. Once I have a known size, I shall draw up the valves and ask G&S valves of Godalming to give me a quote. If I am lucky, there will be something similar they can modify and the price will be reasonable. If they have to make them from scratch I suspect that they will be a bit eye watering! We shall see. Steve 🙂
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  6. There have been a few productive evenings this week, firstly the clutch pull cylinder was overhauled. Stripped Cleaned New O rings selected Reassembled The manual says to avoid any oil contamination of the bonded seal which is the tapered seal in the centre. So this was left dry and the bore of the cylinder lightly lubricated with rubber grease. This way it will lubricate the O ring and keep the seal dry. Lastly made a new gasket. Next day went back to the crane leg and persuaded it back to its fully stowed position. Chain pullers are very handy things. Finally on day 3 and 4 I've refitted the heaters. Applied the foam seals which are two different thicknesses as the heaters are not quite flat. Not an error that's just how they are! And refitted to the cab with new air hoses. Re connected the wiring and all the control cables. Then cut some new coolant hoses. Next job is to drain the coolant again and reconnect them. Also hay has been made on the farm which means big open spaces.... VID-20210718-WA0003.mp4 Still find gear changing akin to juggling. I'm used to double declutching but the clutch brake takes more concentration. You have to really think not to push the pedal all the way down. I'm still not happy with the range change yet. Changes from low to high fine but makes a meal of changing down, with a fair bit of grinding. Not sure if this is operator error, wear from when the selector wasn't fuctioning pre rebuild or an air pressure fault. There does seem to be residual air pressure which in my mind should be exhausted from the clutch pull cylinder. Unfortunately the air system diagrams only cover the brakes so I'm going to have to do some pipe tracing to see what's connected to what. But according to the words only the range change and clutch air assist should be connected to the pull cylinder. Five days to an Mot slot if I can get it all together in time. The count down begins.
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