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  2. Absolutely brilliant! Very much a well done to you guys. The detail is superb.
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  3. And my wife has instructed me to tell you, that I made her a vegetarian quiche. Red Leicester pastry, with mushrooms, sugar snaps and sweet peppers, mixed with egg, pepper cream and more red Leicester topped with melted Cambozola. There, done as instructed. Jon
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  4. Hand Book on e-bay. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Leyland-Hippo-Drivers-Hand-Book-1945/333800488020?hash=item4db80f3c54:g:rKQAAOSwV3RfvNrx
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  5. I have the second manual but 2nd edition 1942.
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  6. It's been called a few things recently
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  7. Sat here in my office at my PC I have just caught sight of that Rotherhams oiler again and remembered about it. Will it do you to replace the squashed one?. Bar the threads it looks identical. Let me know
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  8. I can’t for the life of me remember how it all goes together but all the parts are available or can be made easy enough.
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  9. Any updates?. I was enjoying the rebuild.
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  10. You're probably right Lex. I think I tested mine by using 3BA screws and nuts as a gauge. I certainly wouldn't have anything 5/32". I'll take another look tomorrow to see the fit of 3BA. Ron
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  11. You can say that again, that is a fine sight and some superb workmanship.
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  12. To keep fuel in the pipe and not drain away when the engine stops, a restricter.
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  13. Go to a LR franchise dealership parts counter and ask :- https://www.lrseries.com/index.php?route=product/search&search=273521
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  14. Stood diesel fuel abt. 10 years , filter plugging - black gob , then I would suspect - microbial and / or fungal contamination. I only use proper cherry + a bit of petrol in coldest winter, although I understand a blend with virgin Mazola is OK , it is the dodgy bio it may have been run on. Grey smoke , exhausting into near freezing damp atmosphere. In summer good warm through and then take it to red line for a while & you can clear it. Seen that so would anticipate - that is with vehicles not road taxed , waste of time until you can get it on the road for a good blast.
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  15. Just an opinion, but they are original, and you are unlikely ever to need to use them, so I would keep them, patina and all.
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  16. I bought a series 2a a few years ago, it was born as a petrol but someone had put a 2.5 diesel in it, I think it was from an LDV. Where I live it's all small roads with very steep hills, I hated it but thought that I would change it for a 2.25 Land rover diesel to keep it all land rover. It was a good engine, no smoke and on normal roads quite acceptable but around here, I don't think so. So I did what I should have done in the beginning and put a 2.25 petrol in pure silk. Noisy old diesels, you can keep them. This is after rebuild. Jon
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  17. That Forte is good, Halfords do a stuff in grey bottle , can't for the life of me remember the name. Ive used that on vehicles that laid a smokescreen and it worked. Just checked its called Cataclean.
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  18. I am soon to retire and have for years promised myself a Scammell R100, I do not have either the space or the facilities to go full sized so I have "gone ride on/in" . Furlough made me re-think the start date and as I am about to return to work I thought I would post my progress. This will not be to millitary spec but as reused by my local fun fair family, Benson's of Dorking, I have had a fascination for this truck since my school days when I used to watch them being used to nose trailors in and out of the yard.
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  19. Hung on those bent chassis ends, just where you left it... 😜
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  20. Just realised I never posted any completed pictures....
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  21. I don't think I have ever seen a banjo-bolt drilled through just one wall, the hole dia. looks about right. I would say it is a manufacture fault - best option to confirm - buy a new bolt , drilling through both walls would hardly weaken , I doubt if one hole matches the cross-section area of the anulus - that would cause some flow restriction BUT is it to create some back pressure requirement ? I doubt if any need on a spill-line return to tank ? One can only assume it was not a problem in the past ? If you compare the compression ratio petrol/diesel , you would think hand ba
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  22. There is also this one of course at the Caister Castle Motor Museum. A scrap man called Goodey put the bus body into a lorry chassis in the 1960's and it has appeared in a number of films including 'Oh What a Lovely War'. The poor old thing has been left outside like this for some years and is not doing well when you look closely. It is a very strange museum as you are absolutely forbidden to take photographs. Someone has sneaked this one when they weren't looking. Hopefully, someone will give it some love one day. Steve.
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  23. My progress is becoming glacial which is very frustrating. However, the 5/16" UNS tap and die turned up from China this week so I have made up four replacement spindles for the bonnet catches. There are now eight completed catches in stock for the two lorries when the time comes. I continue to press on with the Dennis radiator pattern but there is nothing of interest to show for the time being. I would like to finish it before Christmas though. Cheers! Steve
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  24. John seriously, I might need some help, thanks. Evening All, Forward, ever forward and to that end I have completed the support that connects the commanders seat to the rotary coupling on the hull floor. It can't be an exact copy of the original because I have had to modify it to suit my version of the electrical connection contained within. Now don't laugh, I don't usually show the pigeon poo pictures but I have made an exception, before grinding. After grinding. And after painting. The support is bent in this unusual shape so that it mi
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  25. Weather has been better the last two weekends round here, not brilliant, but dry and workable, so much has been achieved in Tanker world. Collared our Stuart to help me lift the cat walk on, last weekend, and take the tubes off to have their end caps fitted. Carried on with stripping out the pump cupboard valve gear. I was surprised how heavy it all is, feels like it is made out of quarter plate, each section is as much as you want to lift comfortably. Does leave a very oily, sticky mess. Looking into the pump itself, the gear appears to be in g
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  26. Thanks John, although I don't read or speak German I have ordered a copy, my wife likes challenges, she married me! Much appreciated Lex, it might contain some interesting insights. Jon
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  27. Latest update: as of next week, Suffolk will find itself in tier two whereas Bristol is destined to be in tier three. So I'm staying put. Which is not that much of an inconvenience, given the proximity of the shed to the house. I wasted an hour or so this morning on a round trip to Bury St Edmunds and the building society, which was shut. Google said they were open. The perfect opportunity to use my late friend Richard's saying: "Well, it says Nestles on buses but they don't go there!" Back home and changed into shed clothes, with help from my brother Gerald we lifted the bulkhead u
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  28. A good day today but it doesn’t look like I’ve done much. Got the windscreen and top armour off and removed the foot boards to get to the firewall mounts. I didn’t need to bother on the left as the mount had sheered so does absolutely nothing. unfortunately it was about dark when I took the photo and it was pitch black by the time I left.
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  29. ..........and I thought that the superstition of "three's" was only an American thing!!!! 🙂 I would sure like to stumble on a set of three Riker parts trucks! I hope that these very fascinating Renault trucks can find an owner to show some love and attention and bring them back from the current "Dormant" state of affairs. Al
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  30. Ok, I have an original book printed by the SAE board in 1944, so in English, I will see if there's anything in it about track metallurgics. Cheers, Lex
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  31. This truck was used in an underground limestone quarry in the region. It was used to haul blocks out. Is it a Morris?
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  32. I don't know whether you've seen this (e-)book before, it specifically deals with Wehrmacht vehicle track structures & designs - perhaps it would be of help? https://www.amazon.co.uk/Panzerketten-Gleisketten-deutschen-Kettenfahrzeuge-Weltkrieges/dp/3943883000 It's in German, but I'd be happy to translate any specific sections for you if needed.
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  33. Hi. Martyn Thank you for the frame number photo .. This and the date on the Seat post confirm it's from contract c11465 for 150 triumph 3sw . The triumph factory in Coventry was adjacent to Coventry cathedral and through a series of raids was effectively destroyed in 1940 . Triumph set up a temporary factory at a site called Cape Warwick and effectively using surviving frames engines built the last 159 triumphs 3sws before relocating to Meriden where a new factory was established . After being relocated they shifted production to the triumph 3hw ..the overhead version of the bike .
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  34. Here a same model in the Renault factory courtyard.
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  35. Over 3 years after I first pictured it, the radio table is finally finished and painted. The flat fronted draw was not right so as a lockdown project, I started from scratch and built a new one with an angled front as original. Table now just needs drilling for the four shock mounts for the clips that secure the 19 Set’s wooden carrier to the table. I will do that when the new ones arrive. All that remains is to sort out the earthing straps in due course.. I have also made up the four clips that hold the table to the floor. The 19 Set has been refurbed for a while
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  36. That's great Lex, exactly the size nuts I have fitted. (Steve the 23/32" AF equates to the 3/8 Whit spanner size) I could explain but probably confuse you all the more! I just need to get some of those thin washers if anyone has them or making them. Otherwise my mate will have to stoke up the old Myford. Ron
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  37. Well Al that does sound like some progress in tacking it down. Did the chap give you any leads to the owners who have had her since he did?
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  38. After the premature posts earlier today, it has now been confirmed that Roger Jones, well known for his involvement with the REME Historic Vehicle Collection passed away this afternoon. I had known Roger for 35 years and we used to team up with him and his colleagues at many events as well as parties. My condolences to Roger's wife, family and friends, he will be greatly missed. Roger was REME through and through! Rest in Peace Roger Richard
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  39. Now that does look good, well done on a very good job.
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  40. It is a Chevrolet Cab 11
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  41. Evening All, It Took me most of Saturday to find the center of the turret ring on the hull floor and get the slip rig / rotary coupling bolted in place. Today, Sunday, we placed the turret on to the upper hull for the first time, progress me thinks. Then we took the CMP and Morris for a spin in the sun. The next job is to connect the commanders seat support to the rotary coupling. I shall endeavour to put a little more information in the next update. Jon
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  42. Impressive - nicely done! Andy
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  43. Strangely enough no, just a thorough clean. We think the crank was replaced as part of a major refurbishment later in it's working life.
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  44. Nice crank. Has it had some work done?
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  45. The diff casing is now sporting a new set of BSF dentures, the operation went well, although I had to extend the thread on the short ends to match the originals. This has completed stage one of the diff project. The Thorny plates are coming on well, but require careful attention to avoid the paint 'puddling' around the lettering. Stan's experimental engine stand went back under the knife for some modification, to enable the crank case to sit either way up. This was rapidly achieved and the locating holes bored out with a very useful baby mag drill. T
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  46. Not much of an update, the storage yard has been closed for some new gate posts going in and when I have been able to work on it, all the screws have been badly corroded. so all the floor is now out and the side armour has been removed. I was going to lift the front firewall/bulkhead off as one lump but I realised 1. It was heavy and 2. I would need something that lift quite high. The yard owner is happy to loan me his telehandler but I found some cracks in the windshield supports so decided to play it safe and dismantle the dash and windscreen from the firewall and remove as 2 separate
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  47. Having briefly subverted the thread with talk of roofing techniques and crane envy (which is perfectly fine with me by the way) it's time for another update on the Karrier. I've marked out and drilled the vertical portions of the rear bonnet support. Whoever produced these new castings did a good job; on the near side one the part number has been reproduced. Lots of careful measuring before committing to the position of these parts on the bulkhead. I'm hoping for a trial fitting of the bulkhead on the chassis next weekend. It wasn't quite in the
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  48. This is a great reference shot of a triumph 3HW from the national motorcycle reserve collection .
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  49. A well-spent time ... and this was on the list of pending jobs. finally I disassembled them almost completely and proceeded to a deep cleaning by ultrasound ... also change the damaged socket and and grease the collector tracks with Stabillant 22 now there is continuity in all circuits!
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