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  1. p101040.MOV is the link to the jeep running in the work shop
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  2. started up the jeep today first push of the floor starter button good oil pressure only thing i need to do is change the wires on the back of the amp gauge as it is showing a dis charge when it should be a charge i never get it right i drove it out of the work shop and will take it for a run around the farm tomorrow P1010404.MOV
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  3. spent today and yesterday finishing off stevem jeep so tomorrow i am going to fit one seat and then its the test drive
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  4. After a weekend down at Malvern show thanks to Graham and Amanda for a safe and enjoyable show i have been back working on the jeep its wiring time should be finished tomorrow fitted the new fuel gauge and restored the amp gauge then fit the wings and fuel tank make up the fuel pipes this jeep has no fuel filter on the bulk head the pipe line runs down the left hand chassis rail
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  5. If the paint is wet you better let it seal If the paint is dry you can do what you feel 🤣
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  6. Scammell ( Pioneer ? ) 4x4 RMG627 in showmans use and an in service pic from an earlier post. I find it interesting that this still holds its original registration number from military service , unusual ? .
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  7. Anybody spot the oil patch under the front when she was getting painted the other day? The guilty party was one of the oil cooler hoses. Obviously showing it's age and giving up on life. Pair of new hoses was hastily purchased and fitted today. Hose maker is always a bit generous with the length and they were a bit of a fight to bend them round to fit. Main thing though, leak has stopped. Set to with the black paint brush after that, touching up the over spray and generally smartening up. She's not finished yet, but beginning to look quite good again
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  8. The Dodge has been under wraps since it arrived at the new house and throughout May, was heavily rained on. We're still waiting for the builders to start work on modifying the garage, so for now, the Dodge is still outdoors. However, I took the rain covers off today, which allows easier access to the engine bay. So over the next few weeks, I want to do a bit of servicing with the intention of getting it ready for the Wings & Wheels show at Fishburn airfield in August. That's only 9 miles down the road, so not too far to go. I'll probably take the Follow Me Jeep and Dodge and do a flying co
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  9. There are a couple of other pictures on this thread but I will try and find the other pictures I took.
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  10. How it looks today, the present owner posted some pictures on Facebook
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  11. Managed to fit in a bit of work on the Tanker today. Checked and adjusted the rear brakes, they did tighten up quite a bit, hand brake is down to 3 clicks and all 4 rear wheels lock. I did find a couple of hub seals have been leaking, not enough to contaminate the brake shoes yet, but they wont get any better. Routemaster bus hub seals are the same and the solution at London Transport was to drain the oil and pack the bearings with grease, so I think, while I have the wheels off I'll be doing the same. The wheels are off, 2 at a time, for cleaning and painting Seen here
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  12. Hi Kevin, I have used that particular brown canvas for some covers for customers vehicles some years ago and samples of the canvas was shown to them and approved. You have to remember that canvas will weather and dull down, just like a coat of paint such as SCC No.2 or Olive Drab will. Also be aware that during the war some vehicle canvas covers were painted with canvas paint, so photo matching is not very accurate proof. s
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  13. To be honest, any photos posted here are likely to be pretty meaningless. The colour in the images themselves is subject to a huge range of variables to start with, and is likely to have changed as the image has aged. Even if the image colour is accurate, the colour fidelity still has to be preserved in the scanning and digitising process, and even if that's OK, the colour you actually see depends on your computer's graphics and display settings. Add to that the variation in original colours batch to batch, maker to maker and so on, the same variation in repro materials, and subjective factors
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  14. Hi Finally? finished re-building the power pump (just a few cosmetic bits to finish) I can see why a monopump was preferable, much easier and quicker IMG_7193.MOV Cheers Richard
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  15. To the extent that you can trust period colour photos, here are some K2/Ys in SCC2 on an airfield. Paintings from life are another source of colour information, although inevitably an interpretation by the artist
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  16. Sizing being expertly applied by Tomo ( breathing in ) ready for the gold leaf tomorrow, can’t wait .
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    set of pages for work tickets british army
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  18. Checking interest in a restauration project that is 70% finished. All difficult to find parts available. For info and pictures pls send pm.
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  19. Wally, just wanted to say thank you very much for sharing images of all those treasures.
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  20. Our very own “Tomo” is now waving his magic over the bus and is now gaining its identity plus some additional bonus for good measure .
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  21. Fully restored 1944 Polsten Quad anti-aircraft gun and manuals. Must be sold, if not will require long term storage possibly a museum. May consider Part-Ex for campervan/motorhome.
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  22. Sold for £14,950 (including buyers premium)
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  23. British orders were to pull the sump plugs & run the engines and if possible destroy the rad and carb, in a lot of my photos you can see the bonnet up.
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  24. Hi. Slowly, the engine overhaul is coming to an end. Pawel
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  25. Chris, A similar thing happened to me once and the experience getting it dealt with is something I never wished to repeat. At the time I was wearing goggles, but using the angle grinder low down and something went under the googles. I now wear safety glasses and a visor and always ensure the sparks, etc are going away from me. A lesson for others! If I see someone using a grinder or wire wheel without face protection, I give them some wise words.
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  26. One left on the beach, Dunkirk 1940. Photo from my collection. Keith
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  27. Last week was another slow week. Had a week off work and had big plans. Got as far as Tuesday and then got a steel splinter in my left eye from grinding. I didn’t realise until Wednesday and had it removed on Thursday and Friday, so lost Wednesday onwards as I couldn’t see much. I think I need a new set of goggles as I remember a spark coming under the seal of my goggles but didn’t think much of it. I did manage to purchase and collect a canoneer platform for the Maxon mount which is something I thought I’d never find. So the last major part to find is a Tulsa 18G winch if anyone has
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  28. BEF Scammell left by the side of the road. 1940. Photo from and add from my collection. Keith
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  29. I am sure someone will have a parts catalogue matching a description to the stock number but I think this might be an aircrew item. On a website selling flying clothing they have a "RAF Type G Flying Helmet". It has a similar 22c/xxxx code We wore them when flying in Chipmunks many years ago in the Air Cadets. The oxygen mask was used without a hose and the switch is for the intercom. They were worn under a bone dome. All the bone domes, I recall, were silver in colour and not always a snug fit. The mask hung from one side of the cloth helmet. We were advised not to hook the mas
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  30. I have a ex-WD windscreen assembly which is nos with a Rootes part number on the label, will get a photo and more details like measurements.
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  31. Hi Mike No problem, feel free to ask questions... The original ones were cast, but mine is made in two parts, firstly the main barrel of the piston is machined with a cutouts Then a blank is made to slot into the gap The blank is then machined with the slot for the lever The two parts are then soldered together and then machined round I use FreeCad to do all my drawings, I will e-mail you the CAD files for you to play with (these files are for reference, I did make some adjustments to make machining easier) Cheers Richard
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  32. Hello Fred, I’m in north Bristol and have a 3HW that is pretty well up together. I’m not an expert but have tackled quite a few jobs on it so if you would like to chat about anything or would find it useful to look at one, let me know. Chris email: chris.plunkett@hotmail.co.uk
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  33. Glad you liked them. The Karrier was still languishing in the raspberry patch when Mungo Jerry were enjoying their chart success. Tis true, some of the lyrics don't stand up to the scrutiny of this modern age... But I hung the mudguard brackets outside in the sunshine to harden off between coats and the tune popped into my head.
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  34. All these cans have interchangeable caps. This one simply has the wrong cap on it ! David
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  35. In the summertime, when the weather is hot You can stretch right up and touch the sky When the weather's right You got painting, you got painting on your mind... though mainly early morning / late evening when it's not too hot.
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  36. Hi John I will be there, but I don't think the MWC will be all finished by then, still have plenty to do, but I am in the home stretch and the end is in sight 🤞 Cheers Richard
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  37. I would advise against the use of oak as the acid(s) within are not conducive to the long term survival of your pride and joy See here What screws do you use in oak? (ehow.co.uk) Corrosion of metals associated with wood - Victoria and Albert Museum (vam.ac.uk)
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  38. The subject of the supply of timber was first highlighted in 1940 as the builders of bodies for trucks and trailers could not keep up with the demand. Mainly due to the lack of supply from postwar countries that now were occupied the short fall was to be made up with supplies from CANADA and mainly hardwoods and Douglas fir softwood for floors and sides . Home grown stocks of timber were to be felled to this end a Canadian unit of lumberjacks were sent to the uk to help. Also both hardwood and soft wood were used as flooring the thickness was different between hard and soft hard wood wa
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  39. Larry I have put a small part of EMER GENERAL N 800 in the reference section to make it easier to find & is no longer watermarked with Photobucket : ) Fear not, I have made arrangements for someone to disperse my collection when the time comes. I don't trust leaving it to a club or a museum as I cannot trust them to appreciate what is there. Besides new officers or personnel may not grasp the value or collecting policies may change or the museum may no longer exist. Despite years of banging on about EMERs there is a poor grasp of their value & what they can contain. Many appr
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  40. Hi - I have ony just recently been able to get to my truck, but in the mean time I have been busy making bits. The most difficult bits to find for an MWC are the pumps and filters. In the first lockdown I made some replica filters, in the second lockdown I decided to make the hand pumps. Today I gave one of them a test.... They are made as close as I could to the original specification. I had originally made the barrels out of aluminium, but brass and aluminium and water don't go well together. The aluminium ones look the part but aren't function and will find good homes in due course Tri
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  41. Bearing in mind that it's based on ASCOD, a vehicle that entered service with the Spanish and Austrians in 2002, we've obviously managed to spend the better part of twenty years messing up an existing proven design. 😞 Andy
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  42. CVRT has come back to haunt them 🙂 Soon there's be offers to buy them all back, after they've refurbished The Warriors, they weren't going to refurbish. Seen all this before, university graduates fresh out of uni full of bright ideas, that don't work because they have no practical experience, meanwhile all the experienced people were paid off, put out to graze or went to other companies.
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  43. Havent been over to Normandy for a few years now, will get there again one day, perhaps next time with our truck. Lovely to see the bikes there.
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  44. Really Jealous Lex🤥 This is our second D Day missed. We are thinking of maybe making a visit in September, but depends of France getting in the green zone. Ron
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  45. Ok, no problem, but I am in Normandy now, so not near the frame. Cheers, Lex
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  46. I am still going through the first box that came the other week there is a folder of stowage diagrams mainly ww2 British armour and some postwar soft skins and this other also some forms for acquiring different stores and equipment
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  47. Well as that scot said the[ best laid plans of mice and men] well you know the rest Monday came and the boxes were collected but we only had done two thirds and we have a few more to sort out. The last to pack before Monday were more trials vehicle ledgers and the FV drawings these were the easiest as the drawings are in two parts first ledgers with copies of the full scale drawings these are A4 while the full scale ones are A1 and for storage needed to be packed laid flat
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