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  1. Actually, this isn't really a military item. Some years ago, it was realised by Greyhound owners that, as their racing dogs aged, they missed the track, they missed their friends and rivals and generally became depressed. But, chasing the hare proved all too much. So, White City introduced a veterans' day for retired racing greyhounds. It included some bottom-sniffing, a set of lamp posts were set up for competitive pi**ing (height achieved, quantity and colour were all judged) and the highlight was the closing event... the veterans' race. Chasing after a hare at their age would have clearly been impossible and so... thinking back to their childhood fairy tales the organisers remember the tale of the hare and the tortoise. This is one of the tortoises which were pulled, very slowly round the track in front of the old dogs.... I'll get my coat.
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  2. Something all of us know. 🤣
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  3. Due to the shortage or perceived shortage I have not been out in my Lwt for a few weeks and did not want to upset the neighbours who need fuel more than me. I did see this which made me smile! I did not have the heart to say its actually a CET
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  4. Clearly I’ve used up my goodwill allowance today “ I’ll get me coat “
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  5. What, like all those GMCs registered as 1939 in the 1980s? 😉
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  6. Hi Nicked from a Facebook Page By the way not much fuel in the Portsmouth area at the moment Cheers Richard
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  7. haha so all this time you have had pictures of the tanks!
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  8. Lex is good at coming round to your place and pissing on your firework. 😆 Ron
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  9. Robert with the deepest of respect take a deep breath and go and sit in the shade old friend Best regards Pete
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  10. Guys, Yes, I regularly correspond with Mike Starmer and we both agree that seeing a colour photo of a British & Commonwealth Army truck or non-armoured type from WW2 is very rare and often corrupted by the type of colour film but here are some from my collection showing the early G3 / G4 scheme used before SCC.2; This line up of the first Canadian troops to be posted to the UK and I believe they date from 1940. Most of the Canadian CMPs are equipped with CMP 11 Cabs and Bedford & Morris vehicles with aero screens etc Last is an ambulance which I can only guess is in SSC.2 from an unknown date, that shows SCC.2 was mostly brown with a touch of green to it. It was a gift from the Canadian Red Cross.
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  11. A few shots of Tomo’s effort's today as phase one comes to a close . I think the photos speak for themselves as I can’t praise Tomo enough for his work plus it’s been a good excuse to have a beer each evening to discuss the finer points including “never show a rivet a full brush”
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  12. You may laugh, but one project I was involved with a while ago was the "environmentally friendly torpedo". Andy
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  13. My dad was the development manager at Muir Hill and was in charge of provision of this specially adapted 171 to the MOD. We went to St Kilda twice for the initial tests and the wading tests. I have some super 8 film of the tests. I will try to put them on here. Keith Trinder
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  14. exactly, and i was trying to help, give us the location, the government can't assassinate everyone thats been on this forum. bugger what's that red dot tracking across the wall? 😣...................................................................................
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  15. top coated the frame yesterday and left the dry so today started to fit all the bits back next week i plan to rebuild the axles this will include resetting the crown wheel and pinion, new bearings and oil seals
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  16. We call that a "Bloomer Loaf" so the pedal must hence forth be called a Bloomer Pedal 😄 Ron
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  17. Hi Ron, though I’d share with you an image of the original fuel tank, you can still see it attached to the fuel tap🙈😂
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  18. Not much progress at the moment, I’ve managed to bare metal the roof and it’s not as bad as I thought 🤥 A couple of coats of bonda to protect it and show what needs repairing Now ......I don’t want to blow my own trumpet.......but .......I pretty confident that when I am finished you won’t see a single repair !! You’ll see about 50 😬
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  19. Reminds me of the Father Ted episode where he damaged the prize car for the raffle and then attempted to tap out the dent.
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  20. 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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  21. You may have fun with the council planning people. I tried and failed to obtain planning permission for a building to store my MVs because no-one outside our "bubble" understands MVs, and the local council considers anything connected with them to be commercial. Andy
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  22. Just received the results FBHVC Press Release 17.11.2020__ - National Historic Vehicle Survey Results.pdf
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  23. Here is an interesting image. Photographed in Tunisia in 1930.
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  24. We used to bang 4" nails into a plank and bend them round pram wheel axels!!!
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  25. Hi Andrew, The reference starting MAR/ probably refers to the RAOC Central Vehicle Depot at Marchington, Staffs. regards, Richard
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  26. Rather like this Pete? Or perhaps a step backwards....
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  27. It could be a good idea to pressure test the fuel line, a friend of mine had exactly the same symptoms on his Dodge, after overhauling the fuel pump to no avail he fitted an electric fuel pump. When he turned the ignition on a very fine jet of petrol shot out of the fuel pipe, the hole was so small it was virtually impossible to see. After replacing the fuel pipe and removing the electric pump it still runs fine.
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  28. And the crane manufacturers are Les Ateliers de Bondy, Seine, who seem to have produced quite a range of machinery, much of it self-propelled. No idea on the chassis, though.
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  29. A Craftsman at work!
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  30. Yep certainly rare in Australia, good work Andrew. Stand to be corrected by our US friends but the 'Standard B Liberty 3 ton' truck" was the generic label for those trucks that the USA government contracted to 72 different manufacturers to a standard design in 1917;. . The design was entirely new to avoid entanglements regarding patents held by various manufacturers. Inevitably there were detail differences between each factory. More than 13,000 shipped overseas and as many for internal use. Usually wood wheels source Flash and Fizzle - Rise and Fall of replublic truck Co
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  31. Also you may notice that the t.case is from an m38 jeep T90 i made a jig so i could mill cut a grove in the casting to allow for the shift leavers and the interlocking plunger on the T84, the T90 gearbox has all this in the top casting with the gear leaver
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  32. John, I’ve sorted his account and he now has access to the forum
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  33. all parts turned up but no sump gasket and no axle rubber bump stops so i will order them from joes motor pool
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  34. The new toy... in preparation for a Panzer 4 build???
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  35. I follow this guys escapades, usually tractors and such but this time around it was about matadors, always a favourite of mine.
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  36. just to let you know i have picked up all the blasted parts and primed them took all day but i left the camera at home so will put them up tomorrow there is a lot of work on the body but nothing that cannot be fixed
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  37. Yep me too Lex, even by the roadside in France on the G3 of one of your ex girlfriends. Fortunately I had a spare cable and her dad, uncle, and me spent an hour changing it. She is a nice looking blonde though☺️ Ron
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  38. Evening All, Thanks for the comments it's always nice to know someone is actually reading my drivel. I had a couple of hours this afternoon so I made the linkage that runs from the trigger grip to the top of the gearbox. I don't know whether there was a spring in the original linkage or if they just relied on the spring in the MG trigger assembly but I have incorporated a spring as my linkage will not be attached to the MG when it is installed. Trigger out Trigger in I am sure that you get the picture, so there is no point in explaining it again. Jon
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  39. Petrol Tank?................
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  40. working on the front of steviem jeep got it all sorted and welded up i have made some strengthening plates for under the cross tube i have done this on a number of jeep over the years and they don't look out of place and the chassis did need them did all the grinding then it rained on it and i went inside to work on the grill combat lights
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  41. A view on the river Blyth looking up towards the old grain plant and ash dock past the tidal dock, where as the hull was lightened it was moved up.
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  43. The access may be in the deads re the land, just thought as it's a new building go on the council planning portal and see what the planning conditions are
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  44. Steve, I think I have the number 2 spacer NOS, will measure tomorow, but it's certainly not the case, that I have everything in stock as a whole assy. that would just be too easy, but a lot of people are asking about this, so I guess we'll have to put it to paper to get it all out in the open. Top r/h in my picture? Lex
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  45. I have a V5C for a 'Alvis Scorpion Tank'. The vehicle has long been gone to the Americas some 25 years ago. Worth a thought.....
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  46. A chap in Denmark had some made, excellent quality, I'll see if he has any left. See picture. Cheers, Lex
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  47. I already use an additive in my fuel to combat the effects of ethanol. More cost, though!
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  48. "I've got a brand new combine harvester, and I'll give you the key ..." 🙂 Andy
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  49. What do you do with Daddy at the Weekend? 'I breack rocks!' Phone call from school.... 😂
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