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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. I recall a stubborn tyre on a Allis Bucket at RAF Bruggen back in 1981. Eventually dropped a Dozer blade on the tyre, that shifted it.
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  26. The manifold heat control Is correctly set in the Summer Position
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  27. German lawyers wrangle over pensioner's WW2 tank in basement - BBC News
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  28. THE information was complied from first the number two key cards and contract records and chilwell lists held at the former MUSEUM OF ARMY TRANSPORT and members of the AEC society . The question of service history is one of the most asked by owners of vehicles of the world war two period unless you can find a picture of it in service the answer is unlikely
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  29. 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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  30. no..... you might have to cut the square part back as the repro light bolts are to long
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  31. Your second photograph, Duncan, was taken at this location. Faversham Road, Kennington, Ashford. Kent. The white quoins and label course are quite distinctive which I why recognised them. Amusingly, it is still a bus stop to this day, to the right just out of shot. Dave
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  32. Good day folks, I am Dennis. Retired and starting to build military models after not modeling for 52 yrs. I have not created anything since i was 13 yrs. old , a quickly built simple kit. A 1;48 scale Spitfire with no reguard to accuracy or quality of finish. typical right of passage fro young teenagers at that time. Boy have things changed to a quality product!!!
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  33. Install the wiring on the body before you put it on the frame.
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  34. You may have to put a tap through to clean it up. Try removing the threaded section on the other side and fitting the screw to see if that side tightens up. The screw should go tight but the slide bit should remain loose. The anti rattle spring fits between the 2 to erm, anti rattle lol.
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  35. Modern pre cleaners with explanations https://www.donaldson.com/en-be/engine/filters/products/air-intake/accessories/pre-cleaners/
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  36. Petrol Tank?................
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  37. today job was to strip down the jeep body and cut all the rust out tomorrow then its of to the scrap yard 😏 sorry the sand blasters all ways get the two mixed up with old jeeps all the best jerry
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  38. This is all sooooo beautiful! When will you start selling tickets for a ride on this bus? 😊
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  39. so anther day in paradise working on the jeep sorted out the back end and finished it off found two spring hangers in my stock of parts just need to weld on the hangers when i turn it over finished making the bit of the frame that was missing tomorrow weather permitting will start to cut all the extra scrap off the front end to fit the new bumper plates
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  40. might be able to make one for you
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  41. That was a good watch, but it poses the question, both man and machine. Where are they now?
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  42. From the auctioneer's blurb: "Curiously, the Data Summary does not mention the engine, which was the 2.2-litre petrol unit, as seen in this example." Nope someone just wasn't bright enough to turn the page over of the Data Summary !
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  43. We have been 'forging' ahead with the crankshaft fitting and the main bearings slotted straight back into place. After a little detective work to sort out the shims, the crankshaft was nutted up and revolves freely, with Mike's dial gauge showing only a 10th of a thou play at the bearings. The crank was timed up with the cam shafts, once the tiny numbers had been discovered. The crank has useful tdc. position indicators. This was slightly confusing until I realised the marks were arranged to be seen from above the engine and therefore I needed to be seeing the other marks from the underneath. Hope this is clear ! The odds were then reduced and after checking that No. one was on it's power stroke and not the exhaust, (from the cam positions, ) We are satisfied that the valve timing is now correct.
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  44. found some old photos when i was doing the usmc jeep
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  45. The above is the right drawing for the dummy axle for the G3WO. Arne Erikson made it. Cheers, Lex
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  46. 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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  47. Never let it be said that we would ever do anything remotely illegal Lex! Ron
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  48. Should clean up nicely with a bit of light oil.
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