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  1. Was it parked somewhere behind that tangled mess? 😀
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  2. I have just discovered this thread. My grandfather George Thorpe was chief steward on the HMS Vandyck.I have his account of the bombing and his subsequent internment written in pencil at the time in a very small leather journal.As well as his account it also contains addresses of several men onboard and their wives.It is very interesting as to his take on what happened in the original bombing,and includes dramatic scenes of the struggle at sea to Bleik.If it is of interest to anyone I would be happy to write most of it out verbatim.
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  3. Richard, that's the fellows. There is a newer looking version as well: I should recognise that 'T' logo on the front, but I can't bring it to mind. I'm so pleased with my detective work I can't resist bragging about it. It was actually you asking for the location and No Signals posting the BFA image number that set me off - and needing diversion from work! Looking at the photo against online mapping, I found the plot of land is between Craigston Rd and Helen St in Govan (a site now occupied by Govan Asda). National Libraries of Scotland have old Glasgow (and other) maps onl
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  5. That is very nice to have. It's the contract plate that was fixed on at the factory which gives the details of the contract that your bike was supplied from so that the military workshops knew the specifications of the machine and which parts lists to refer too. That contract S2956 was for 5000 machines during 1943/4. Ron
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  6. When they are assembled. I put my finger over the relevant intake oil hole, pull the plunger down and then let it go. If it's a good seal, the vacuum will suck it back up some. Oil the plungers first. There's not much to go wrong with them really. Ron
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  7. The below is based on the information detailed within the Pat Ware book, and a couple of Key Card details. Contract W.D. No. Engine No. "AFY" Chassis "B" Veh Tech. Type or mark Converted to from Unit to Date Authy Model Notes Contract Date V3019
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  8. 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
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  9. Looking good, nice finish.
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  10. Doc, The karrier has never looked better, it probably never looked as good while in use. The Fairbanks would have admired your efforts. Martin.
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  11. All are Original photos from my collection. Keith
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  12. I decided the accelerator pedal had reached retirement age and set about removing it. This was much easier once I'd discovered and removed the pin which was holding it. In fact that's all there was, as the parts were not threaded. In a moment of weakness, Stan has offered to turn me up a replacement. Thanks Mate! Also cleaned up the shaft and applied new washer and split pin. Elswhere the lamp brackets have been garnished with spigot pins and 1 inch Whit nuts and have acquired A couple of coats of Service Colour. They look the part, let's hope they will do the job.
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  13. There were a few choice words as the snow melted down through the floor boards😂. Haven't found an indoor space yet as they are all full of farm machinery for the winter months.
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  14. Tony's restorations are second to none ; I don't think anyone in the thread is saying anything different, I followed both Tony's WOT1 & 3 projects with awe and have communicated with Tony previously over the years. The colours possibly suggested by Hendon, who provided a document ; the problem was 22 years ago the document couldn't properly be interpreted. I visited Hendon 30 plus years ago when in London for a few days at an MoD outpost. Although booking an appointment and informing them of my queries they couldn't really help with colours; aircraft they could give chapter verse
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  15. That is going to tax the little grey cells! It's all about to get very interesting, I'm looking forward to seeing how you tackle it. Do you have a plan on where to start?
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  17. The last instalment of this tale left the workshop body reduced to floor level, surrounded by a plethora of decaying timbers. Today I'll describe the start of the reconstruction. We have tried to salvage as much of the original timber as possible. As built, the workshop body sat on two steel plate reinforced longitudinal timbers, 2½" x 6" x 12' 4" long. After a lot of ringing around we managed to find a sawmill that could supply these and our other requirements in English ash as originally used. The first job was to make these fit onto the chassis, boring clearance holes at regular intervals
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  18. It did cause some head scratching when all the upward pointing fastenings were off and the heads still tight! However I removed side covers to reveal the studs you mention before being to rough to try shifting them. I will try John Walker as you suggest. Thanks.
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  19. The pedal assembly fought off most of my attempts at gentle persuasion and it was, once again, Stan to the rescue, with the oxy acetylene The big guns did the trick and all the joints freed up nicely. The pedals are showing considerable wear from their former life in Australia.
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  20. were the two leavers for the pump and prop are on the out put drive there is a dog type cog this is the hand starter when you are in the water i have put it back to front will change it next week
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  21. This is believed to be my Daimler in Pounds.
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  22. I wish I could do that unfortunately haven’t got a late to turn it on however today I struck lucky it’s not 1 miller although he may yet have one in Pieces either way I’ll try and get any parts he has least I can fit this till I can sort something out I know a of lots of people looking for Lucas as well as miler but I don’t need I will post on here
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  23. So, I have been pondering for quite a while now about posting about my Commer. I haven't really got very far with its restoration due to work and lockdowns etc but things are moving slowly. I have posted before about the trouble we had getting her running, that took a long time and eventually we serviced or replaced pretty much all the electrical side and the fuel system. She now runs fine but we have trouble actually starting her sometimes, we find that the starter jams and we end up having to remove it to free her. Long story short, when the starter was out just before Christmas I
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  24. Some more photos of the springs in place with the lamp bracket on the other side.
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  25. next up on this channel - surprise Militant Fire Engine. 😁
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  26. The strap and carrier is now solid but there is now a fair amount of prep work to get this just right.....
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  27. The front wheel on this pre-1923 Mack AC (see link) looks very similar to the one under your mailbox, Al. https://www.flickr.com/photos/el_cajon_yacht_club/6824525304/
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  28. Pilot's Notes Vulcan B. Mk. 1A Mk 20 parachute in Part 1, Chapter 18 https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&url=http://www.airwar.ru/other/manuals/%5Baviation%5D%20-%20%5Bmanuals%5D%20-%20Vulcan%20B%20Mk.IA%20Pilot%60s%20Notes.pdf&ved=2ahUKEwjY6tLCoJnuAhVCtXEKHVutAPQQFjASegQIBBAB&usg=AOvVaw3P3p-CQ5NIrKUqdx-7LagJ
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  29. Just added my GPW. The problem I can see is that there’s no guide to read before posting or someone to filter out the rubbish. The older list was plagued with inaccuracies such as Engine serial number GPW 6015 which is the part number, there were a few dozen of those. Also, mine is GPW6008 which could be written as 6008, GPW 6008 or GPW6008 or any other imaginable variations. It won’t be long before it’s impossible to gain any information from it.
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  30. A distant family member, whose precise relationship to me I don't recall, was fatally injured in the 1930s by being struck by a Motor Omnibus. It was of no great consequence, as he was, as my Grandmother ruefully described him, "a reader of cheap fiction". Such affectations were of great consequence in those days. There is one thing I am certain about though. I would like to think that the fatal Omnibus carried fittings made or sold by Thomas Tingley, Coach and Motor Body Builders, of Walworth, London. This Thomas Tingley catalogue popped up on ebay last week for four quid. I
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  31. There is a WOT6 wartime photograph on ebay at the moment if anybody is interested. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Military-Vehicles-Land-Rover-x-4-Black-and-White-photograph/193845683376?hash=item2d221a64b0:g:ASwAAOSw5GJf~G3s
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  32. I got the wheels fitted on Monday so Today’s task was pretty simple. Move the M16 from A to B. Easy. And it was to a certain degree. I don’t have any fancy lifting tackle or heavy vehicles for pushing so I had to improvise. The space it was going into has 2 vertical I beams either side supporting a big farm building so I used those as anchors. To those I wrapped a 2 ton strop around each and then between them I shackled a 6 meter long 5 ton strop to form a triangle. From there I had another shackle and 2 ratchet straps to the M16 front bumper. I used 2 ratchet straps so that one coul
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  33. Sounds like a great project. There was a replica WWI RR Silver Ghost project here in Australia a few years ago but the bloke passed away and when the RR came up for auction, the wining bidder only took the rolling chassis and the scrappy got the complete replica body which went to China in the great scrap drive at the time. Do you have the correct Silver Ghost engine and running gear or are you going to use the what ever engine you have removed? I am restoring a 1929 20/25hp Rolls and I am lucky to have the complete rolling chassis with all matching numbers. This is the 20/25 chassis as it
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  34. The installation of 24V AC generator and conversion to FFW role to 1/4 Ton Rover Mk 3 and 5 was covered in EMER WHEELED VEHICLES Mod Instr No.11 The EMER was only issued in draft form to the few workshops carrying out the modification, which is why a formal publication of the EMER was not incorporated for reference in the normal EMER series. All that will be found is notification to this effect in lieu of Mod Instr No.11. That EMER was never intended to be retrospectively available, which is why it is not listed in the Associated Publications section of the User Handbook WO Code No.1
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  35. You mention Jeep records Jenk. My own Jeep has always been configured and marked as British and for 30 years the 'M' number was purely fictitious. But through this forum, I found a guy who is keeping a register of British Jeeps and through him and the records at Kew, I now have it's correct M number. Thank God for the British way! Ron
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  36. Evening NZM and the same to you, lets just hope that this virus buggers off soon. Not much to report I am afraid, I have been a bit down in the dumps lately and didn't feel like doing anything on the Tank until yesterday but I have completed some other jobs that needed doing instead. The Component that I started yesterday was the turret rotation gearbox, it's quite a complex little unit that not only rotates the turret but also houses the trigger mechanism for the MG34. I have managed to put a digital display on to my Bridgeport milling machine, I bought the read out abo
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  37. My spellchecker is working overtime ..that should have read the picture with the two vehicles Jenkinov
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  38. Nice 8.8cm found you at last
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  39. Good afternoon all, New here, Mark (Mongo) from the UK. Predominantly interested in armoured cars, specifically those potentially driven by my grandfather as part of the 12th Lancers and later GHQ Liaison Regiment (Phantom). This includes Lanchesters, Guy Armoured Cars, Humber Scout/LRC, Jeeps and WSC's. Here to learn more about vehicles in general, as most of my history has been based on personnel. Many Thanks Mongo.
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  40. We joined Dave (S&F) on Boxing Day. No! Not in Kent, in shared experience. The infection rate in Suffolk is now lower than it was in London when London was in tier two so the only logical and responsible thing to do was to thrust Suffolk into tier four. Personally I think Matty Hancock was a bit slipshod colouring in his tier map. When he shaded Essex and Norfolk he went over the lines and rather than rub it out and risk making a mess of it, we got it too. A bit more practice with the crayons when he was a lad and all this could have been avoided. Fortunately, I had the foresight to
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  41. Hi interesting collection of vehicles ..all badged RAF police the motorbikes appear to all be Matchless G3Ls a 350cc bike with telescopic forks .On The left you have A ww2 jeep (either willy s mb or Ford gpw) The next vehicle working right is a Canadian quad ..or CMP Quad normally used to tow a gun but a great vehicle for the police as it can carry 6 men and a load in the back . The next vehicle is a further canadian vehicle ..but a general service truck or CMP GS ...there is the edge of a 4th vehicle a staff car on the right but I can't identify this immediately . Hope that helps J
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  42. Maybe you need to get swmbo to agree to a tent repair, then repair it with 5 tons of RSJs and a truckload of insulated cladding.
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  43. I've been asked the meaning of these. I = Suffering from an infectious disease V = Suffering from VD Probably just in a hospital setting. Troop ships were required to carry 6 Jackets, serge, unlined (blue) for troops with VD. A humiliating but stark warning for everyone on board no doubt.
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  44. I should add commercial vehicles by definition carry goods or people for reward. Military vehicles do neither and beneficially have their own defenition . If you can demonstrate the vehicles provenance it should allow your solicitor to quickly close the topic Jenkinov
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  45. Hi everybody just took delivery of this bedford QLT. I am going to restore it back to its former glory. Was hopeing someone might be able help me out with a fee questions? i have a copy of the key card which informs me its from the contract V4914 with a war department number of L559757. As you can see it has a different WD on the doors L4819720 can anyone shed some light on this? Will need some new tyres anyone know where i can get some?
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  46. The idler posts are an absolute ball ache so I’ve been leaving them for now and just soaking with oil. I tackled the bogies next. To remove the bogies I needed to have the track on stands. I got some medium height stands from the net and they are more than man enough for the job. To stop the volute springs extending as I lifted the track up, I used a ratchet strap to retain the crab and bogies in position. I then removed the 16 nuts from the assembly while there was weight on them. With the bogies off the ground, it was time to fit the spring compressors and retract the cr
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  48. my dad is the was the owner of that from 1999 -2009 the numbers match up and everything that we done matces it really looks sad for its self so please do get in touch with us so we can talk about where the poor old girl traveled
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  49. Brian Tillin made my complete brake rod in Stainless steel (copied from an original). I don't know whether he still has any, or prepared to make any. PM me if you want contact info. Ron
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