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  1. Must be Stuart Brays? I have an MDD (and MAF) Both correct, so loads of pictures. Ron
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  2. Data plate is missing sadly but there is one screw left in place. Clips and remnants of grommets for cable run still exist along with 2 circular marks where the junction box and switch for the lights used to be.
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  3. The Environment Agency are just one of the consultees in any planning application - in the case of a proposed residential redevelopment of a brown-field site, their involvement may go a bit further than for Joe Bloggs sticking up a new conservatory, but they usually simply offer an opinion on the potential impact of a development upon the natural environment. This is generally in terms of flooding, etc., but possibly in terms of disposal of contaminated soils if they've been identified by pre-development sampling. They do not have the deciding vote on anything in my experience & are regularly overruled by planners (e.g., in the case of developments that have been given permission on flood plains & the like). And yes, seeing what to us is interesting history being dug up would be something to look forward to, but to the developers & a great number of people in society at large, it's just a load of scrap, sadly. Regarding your final paragraph, this is all the more reason for the developers & planners to be upfront about all of this. The last thing they want are surprises that lead to hold-ups to their programme - groundworkers & brickies stood around twiddling their thumbs costs money. So your hints at secrecy & underhand schemes makes no sense at all - sorry.
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  4. With my daughter's help in the back of the truck guiding me, I carefully lined lined up on the opening, though it took several attempts. So six months after arriving at the new house, the Dodge finally joined the two Jeeps indoors in the garage. It's cozy in there, but there's room to get between all the vehicles. There'll be a little more space between them once the door openings are wider and the vehicles can be angled better. For now, I'm just happy that they are all under cover.
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  5. It took most of the day to pack the B-17, move the Jeeps and strip the body down. It was strange to see the Dodge as a pickup truck after so long with the Flying Control body fitted.
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  6. The garage doors do still need altering, but if the Dodge was altered to fit the garage ( rather than the other way around ), there was no longer the pressure of when the builders will turn up. All three vehicles will have to live outside briefly when the work does start. So with the Dodge's future looking more like a standard cargo truck ( but not completely normal, this is me after all ), I set to work taking the first steps towards the conversion and getting it indoors. The Dodge radios and internal equipment were stripped out as the first step. The doors, dome and canvas cab roof were removed and then I started removing the wooden panels. Some of the internal wiring and shelving needed to come out before the side panels as there were lots of items connected together. Here's a few stills from a time lapse video of the teardown. There was some light gluing of panels onto the bows, but most fixings were coachbolts.
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  7. Are you saying that the gearbox inhibit switch has been overridden? If so that is one really dangerous practice.
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  8. Your better off putting the slightest smear of Vasaline on the heel of the cam, don't use oil it can get thrown off and foul the points then all sorts of bad things can happen. The felt pad is used as it soaks up the oil and releases it slowly. If your going down this route then one drop of clean engine oil is all that is required for several thousand miles of use. As Nick points out most point systems don't use this so you'll be fine without it, just set up your points to 20 thou with feeler gauges or use a dwell metre if you have one at 32 to 34 degrees of dwell for a six cylinder engine. Once again to echo Nick's good advise do not slacken the distributor body pinch bolt and start changing the static timing if you are not confident in re-timing the engine, if it ran fine before leave it alone. Pete
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  9. As above post re oil to lubricate the points heel, fitting new points will not affect the ignition timing, Do not move the distributor if your not familiar with setting ignition timing
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