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Chris Hall

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  1. Mice? I had a full walnut in the glovebox of my Halftrack. When I brushed out the muck, crap, moss and nesting materials I used a pan to collect and through under a hedge. That walnut has now sprouted, it must have been in the Halftrack for decades.
  2. There’s the chap in Holland who has a lot of M2 parts but not all on his site. https://www.westland.nl I dare say though, that if your usual contacts have dried up, they could be difficult to find now. Ill need a couple of M2HB in the future if you hear of any. I’ve got 2 for the Quad so far.
  3. There’s some really good repros of many things out there that get let down by the wrong screw! It surely can’t be that expensive to get the correct screw after making the effort to get the rest correct.
  4. I’ve had this with a modern oil (I don’t think it was oil, I think it was a modern alternative) based paint. The stuff just separated and would not mix again whatever I tried. It was like a thick gloup sitting in thinners, mixing it just made the lumpy bits smaller before it settled back into a few gloupy bits again.
  5. More stuff arrived today. Battery box top and side armour, left and right door pillars and right side engine armour plate. Oddly enough the doors that were sent at the same time have yet to arrive. At the weekend I’ve got the 6” and 10” Maxson M45 riser rings to collect. Parts are coming along nicely now.
  6. Well you’re one up on me, not been for a ride in a Halftrack yet, despite having an M3 and M16 to restore!
  7. I notice the very early air horn on the carb, originally intended for pancake filter. There’s an F marked one for sale right now for £800! If I bought this jeep, I’d be replacing it and selling that one.
  8. Is that Martin Atwell’s, Roger the IH Halftrack? Can’t quite tell for sure but it looks like it
  9. At least a Champ and a Landy for sale https://www.autoevolution.com/news/massive-174-car-barn-find-valued-at-14-million-is-about-to-hit-ebay-168713.html
  10. I read some details regarding duties levied by customs. The part that got me was worded along the lines of “ to compensate for not purchasing within the U.K.). not sure how that works if you can’t buy an item within the U.K. in the first place.
  11. Luckily I get 5 x 23kg Baggage allowance as I’m doing 3 months. I also have some container space thank god. Parts are cheaper and more readily available here
  12. It’s been a good 6 weeks since I made an update. I’m still in the USA with another 5 weeks to go. Managed to buy lots of parts to take home. Pair of fenders NOS radiator NOS regulator NOS shielded Distributor NOS fuel pump NOS filter box 200 armour screws 2 x Scout car/early HT wheels new brake master cylinder new Quad mount battery cover & step 5 x black out lamps some original armour plates New Door parts (no doors available) NOS break rheostat tons of small parts M16 wall Grenade Box Some true 1/4” steel plate to repair some armour plate The only things I’ve not been able to obtain that I wanted are the winch and the hood armour (couldn’t get it delivered to the hotel). Hopefully next time I’m here I can get them delivered to a local garage/parts store for a small fee.
  13. That is mental!! I wouldn’t pay more than £400!!
  14. Interesting, I sold a lot of Enfield WD parts to Malta.
  15. I’m not sure, I’m not clued up on RAF markings (even though I’m in the RAF), but it could be a unit marking for the RAF Police. I love the hand painted roundel under the number.
  16. All I can say is it was made between April 42 and 45. They made a lot so it could have gone anywhere however I would say this one stayed in the U.K. and likely didn’t go off road much.
  17. No progress for a while. I’ve got some more parts held for me by a fellow forum member and I’m buying a load whilst I’m in the US. I’ve now got most of the interior fixtures and fittings, a NOS winch radiator, some cab flooring parts, new hinges, gear stick/PTO knobs and master brake cylinder. Hopefully should have some doors and a few bits of armour coming and I’ve a lead on a Tulsa 18 winch.
  18. At one time it would have been a common stitch repair, problem now is finding someone who can do it and do it well. The newer option is laser welding, apparently it very good as it doesn’t heat the block unevenly causing further cracks. I’ve not had any experience of this type of repair.
  19. Wasn’t WW2 pool petrol something like 60 Octane? A guy on YouTube did an article on the Willys Go devil engine and how to tune it on modern petrol as the factory timing doesn’t work well with current fuels. Weve got E10 coming in soon which apparently lowers the octane rating. I found a good YouTube video by a Brit, describing an easy way to remove the Ethanol which I thought was very good and worth a watch.
  20. Looking at how it’s melted, I would have expected the others to be displaying melt damage in the same way but not as severe. Are you confident it’s the exhaust that’s caused it?
  21. I saw that episode on tv and in typical tv fashion, it’s not what it appears to be. The Halftrack shown is an M3 personnel carrier that someone has made to look like a post war M16A1 by welding in a non standard floor on top of the M3 floor. You can see the home made floor flexing and the M45 moving around. It won’t be long before it breaks free! It would be more valuable as an m3 with the Maxson and DIY floor removed. It’s also got lots of parts missing including the Maxson shield, they were either ripped off or it was all fake for tv. Good to see the M2s firing though. Nothings better than watching a 50 cal firing except for maybe 4 of them.
  22. Doh, I’ll take this week idiot award!!
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