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  1. A Genie! Gosh that made me laugh. Nothing quite so exciting really. Here is a picture of the store room.
    7 points
  2. Bad weather's no longer a problem, I’ve just extended the garage😬 The wife had mixed emotions and started shouting something about a Fox Hat !! no idea what she was saying as I had the grinder going🤔
    4 points
  3. That is a shame, but I suppose if it is nice that week I could park my Land Rover in the field, throw some dust over it, throw some straw over myself & get my wife to come along & ask me silly questions?
    4 points
  4. Spare wheel fitting. This has been an on going mission for some time, and it has turned into a complete saga worthy of a telling by the great Bernhard Cribbins on Jackanory, except he would have to read it after the watershed time so as not to give the kids nightmares. It started last winter when son Stuart and I set out to fit the recently reconditioned carrier parts back on. All seemed to go well except we ran out of the right size bolts and had to leave a couple of bits off. We also left off some of the cross bracing to allow access to the air intake pipes and compressor condenser u
    3 points
  5. Dunkirk 80 years ago ww2. This week i will add some of my original Dunkirk photos.
    3 points
  6. It was also a nice surprise for the wife 🤨
    3 points
  7. Interesting that we were told by the folk that used my particular MV in the Normandy campaign was that the first thing they did was to paint out the bonnet star! Seems some thought the emblem was too good a target, which is kind of contrary to the scurrilous saying of those days that if the Germans flew over, the Allies ducked; if the British flew over, the Germans ducked; and if the Yanks flew over, everyone ducked!
    3 points
  8. I'm not taking any chances, being an auto electrician I have self insulated. Joking aside I have come out of retirement to drive artics for a supermarket company. We are gradually getting back to normal as suppliers have in many cases ramped production up by 50% and we are working round the clock but there are still plenty of retards abusing the system by stockpiling perishable food which will have rotted long before it gets used.
    3 points
  9. Hi Ian, They look great, I like the toothed ring for the ABS sensor on the wheel in the middle of the picture 😁. David
    3 points
  10. I personally don't have a problem with replicas as long as they are not portrayed as originals. I think that anyone who puts the effort into restoring anything is worthy of praise, the only exception, in my mind, are those who pay to have the work done and the then tell everyone that they restored the item themselves, why not just be honest. As for not using the correct thickness of steel, sometimes there seems to be little point, unless it can be seen and the in a lot of cases it can be packed out to look correct if you are using thinner material or ground back, if it is slightly
    2 points
  11. You are too kind, Ed. We only do it for the fun of it and the friends we make around the world. Steve
    2 points
  12. It was a French scrapyard that the previous Dutch collector bought it from. I had it shipped here on a Dutch trailer with an English tractor unit and a Polish driver. A truly European effort.
    2 points
  13. I expect Lex can sell you one Andrew......For about 1 1/2 times the value of your G3😏 Bloody expensive door stops. Ron
    2 points
  14. Bit more progress on the Tanker this weekend. Down to the small bits now, the five minute jobs that take all day. Fuel filter/sediment bowl fitted and a quick test. Felt it was worth a short video, as she ticked over without stalling. Bit too slow mind and still needs adjusting. Now the fuel tank is fitted, next job wire up the fuel gauge. Connecting the sender is fun, working through a small hole in the pump room floor. Five cables to cram in, on the right terminals. Then the dashboard end, which is not quite as bad. Took the steering wheel off to g
    2 points
  15. Yes, but the man that never had a ****-cart, or made a mistake never made anything. These jobs are only for the brave... and its looking good. Dave
    2 points
  16. Just making some space on my driveway, I am sure the wife would be delighted with another project 🤥😂
    2 points
  17. Jon, Simply amazing. You are talented beyond belief! I have been following you since you were just building the turret, and when you started on this endeavor after the volume of encouragement to do so, I couldn't have been more excited. You are getting so close, and you have to be applauded for your commitment to staying as close to authentic as possible. I can't wait to see the hull mated with the turret, and even better, one day moving along on it's very own set of tracks. Keep it up brother...you're truly an inspiration! -Tom
    2 points
  18. Lunch time break there numerous trials reports on land rovers and l could spend lots of time posting them but this l promise is the last only because the museum had one of the prototype FC 101 and POWERED TRAILERs
    2 points
  19. Because you know it's there! 🙂
    2 points
  20. PUT THE TURRET ON! PUT THE TURRET ON! PUT THE TURRET ON!!! just for a minute! Please! Please Please!!!! John
    2 points
  21. I phoned the W&P Office a few days ago, suprising someone answered, even more of a surprise it was Anne Bertrand the Co-Owner of W&P revival show, we spoke at length and found Her charming and very helpfull. we discussed the possible show cancellation situation and She told me they are waiting for Government decision that if social distance restrictions need to continue into/beyond July then they would Not be allowed to open the show, they are Insured against such eventualities, but cast doubt if they would get fully compensated, but Ann Assured me Everyone who has paid Will be Ref
    2 points
  22. Can't believe it's taken so long to update my progress. Poor weather and work stopped play. However, lockdown has its advantages. Managed to paint and fit front wings, grab handles, grill, steering. Painted willys windscreen. Started modifying bonnet to accept willys hinge. Its finally starting to like a vehicle.
    2 points
  23. This is the curse of restoration when "flying" somewhat blind. i.e., without good source-drawings or photos to study. I found when I did my TE, I did many things twice. And there was no common-cause. Sometimes poor machining on my part, or the job did not look right; or, as we discovered later, it was to foul some as-not-yet-thought-about part. My solution, as with all conundrums of this type, lies with Doctor Shepherd & Dr Neame's patent problem-solving elixir - to wit, Masterbrew.
    2 points
  24. I'm convinced that a trip to 'the stores' actually involves rubbing a lamp to summon a genie with access to a seemingly inexhaustible supply of obscure 100+ year old lorry parts... 😂
    2 points
  25. Evening All, I thought that I would do a pre-Christmas update. I have been concentrating on the wiring, a bit odd you may think as there are more pressing jobs with the drive etc but I needed something that wasn't complicated and that I could dip in and out of. I am glad that I did, as there were a lot of holes to drill, clips to make and trunking to run and head scratching to do. There is a section of flexible trunking that runs in front of the driver, around the peddle area. I had thought that it was part of the wiring but I am now not so sure, as I have identified the
    2 points
  26. These last three postings made me laugh again! Tony
    1 point
  27. This is a nice looking Jeep but certainly not accurate for WW2, and if it is to be a post war Jeep then the RAF Blue needs to be gloss. Possibly the fenders needed to be gloss black too, as per the AMO for postwar. In WW2 Jeeps in the RAF were quite rare in the UK and 4 Group Bomber Command. I bet 4 Group never had any like this as the vehicle is too small to carry a bomber crew, too underpowered to pull a bomb load or a bowser and the CO was more likely to be driven around in the saloon behind the Jeep in this photo to wish his crews good luck etc. There were a few Jeeps in Bomber C
    1 point
  28. For a running engine that rocker shaft looks very dry. Might just be the video but is it getting an oil feed OK?
    1 point
  29. Sam, its looking great. I do very much like the size of your workshop too!
    1 point
  30. Looks very much like a film prop QL, ...amazed to find a photo on the Internet movie cars database of my old QL used on a French film shot in London in 1970,
    1 point
  31. Thats a neat piece of metalwork, from experience getting the shape/contour of window or screen recesses is quite tricky. I had to fabricate a complete rear screen recess on one of our lorries, it took a lot of patience and in the end a few attempts!
    1 point
  32. Really is impressive - a superb job. Tony
    1 point
  33. Winging it seems to have worked wonderfully so far, I'd have to say. I'd guess if ( when ...) you have the whole thing complete apart from the tracks you'll think of something, or something will turn up, or you'll get a grant from the Arts Council. Something along the lines of: "if you build it they will come". 😉
    1 point
  34. some thing l am really pleased to get is the folder on the J.A.B it contains the workshop manual drawing and photographs the one in the folder is the one that was in the museum which when there l got to run and we took it one year to W&P l could have done with this folder all those years ago also a often overlooked vehicle but one l got to drive with the old Bedford CF loved them doors push them back brake hard and nearly lose your right arm
    1 point
  35. I am sorry about this but its to big a size to fit on a A4 scanner so this is the best l can do this is one for MR C ELLIOTT
    1 point
  36. Gently sanding the sides of the hood by hand is the way to go, you never know what it might reveal. The old layers of paint are also fun to document. Up to 1945 the number applied at the factory was in dove-grey and then usually re-applied in white in the field, but sometime in 1945 the factory switched to white so depending on that date you might find traces of that dove-grey number too.
    1 point
  37. Well spotted mtskull, you have me wondering if I am wrong. Perhaps a moderator could enlighten us ? Should we start a petition to get Jon promoted, as you say he certainly deserves it for 'Services to MV restoration'. David
    1 point
  38. Todays bargain !!. These Leyland mobile workshops look a good buy. There is no mention of the Ham (Kingston) works in the advertisement , more on this another day . Richard Peskett.
    1 point
  39. Greetings. Hope someone can tell me what the actual intended use of a Royal Enfield Flying Flea motorcycle (WD/RE) would be in a combat zone. In this regard does anyone know of an account describing their actual use? It probably seems obvious. But consider: there are pictures of them being loaded into gliders, but not many photos (if any) of them in use after landing, except in what appear to be posed photos at practice or publicity events. It is often said that they were delivered (mostly by glider rather than parachute, apparently) with the British airborne. One view seems to be that there w
    1 point
  40. Today I’ve been making some bits. Some original and some not. here’s a side light bracket I was missing. and then with the replica for the near side. i was also missing a fuel filler which was looking hard to get hold of at the moment and with the test drive up the yard I thought was needed, so I knocked this up! It’s nothing like the original but will do the job all the same! Before. After.
    1 point
  41. Dear All, I was tempted to sanctimoniously boast that I did not have an adjustable spanner in my main workshop. I might have one in the Landrover's tool box. I do have one on the shadow board at home in the garage. I have to confess to using it yesterday but, in my defence, it was to hold the fuel rail still on the Meteor M120 engine AND it was 20mm square section. I hope that I can be forgiven! John
    1 point
  42. looks like quite a project!
    1 point
  43. Not retired, just very tired. I have always been like it, whether it's at work or home, I want the project finished so that I can start the next one. That's not to say I don't enjoy it, or that I am rushing it, I just need to see forward progress at a pace that I feel is acceptable. I plan each stage, and try to foresee any problems, so I build each component multiple times in my mind and even in my sleep, that way all my workshop time is productive. I still find problems, cock up but that's me just being male. Thanks again for taking an interest and the time to comment. Jo
    1 point
  44. As ever, I remain immensely impressed by the levels of skill & detail in this Pz II recreation. Keep up the good work!
    1 point
  45. These are the plans I'm working off, I have read some comments online that they are not accurate but its all there is as far as I know.
    1 point
  46. Came across this video today. Covers a range of Heritage vehicles and equipment from Tiger Moths to Steam Locos and everything in between and yes there are some military vehicles but none of the usual types you normaly see. Too long to pick out individual clips just skip through yourself or watch the lot. https://www.national-preservation.com/threads/sandstone-2019.1417211/#post-2534599
    1 point
  47. When changing from forward to reverse you need to pull the lever smoothly and firmly. If you are slow or hesitate and it drops into neutral you won’t be able to get it engaged again without a lot of grinding or stopping the engine. The clutch on the petrol engages at 800rpm so you will want the idle speed set lower than this.
    1 point
  48. I heard that they mounted the wheel station to a support rig and then fitted the vehicle to the wheel station. :cool2: trevor
    1 point
  49. Aiming marker pole for GPMG SF for the lamp...thats why its got the black and white paint !!! tut...Tankies :-D Sorry beat to it...LOL
    1 point
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