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    South Oxfordshire
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    All things Daimler Ferret. I have microscopes at home as well as work.
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    Bioimaging Facility Manager

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  1. An update to the post about fitting a new Ferret tacho cable. I said in the earlier post above “You have to remove the two bolts holding the engine breather tube in place. Don’t undo the single nut holding the other end of the breather tube in a jubilee/hose clip. It is impossible to replace working through the rear inspection hatch into the engine bay. Rather, work the breather tube out of the way”. If you do (as I did) unwittingly remove the nut and bolt holding the clip for the engine breather tube in place, only to discover later the magnitude of effort involved in its replacem
  2. Hello folks, Two good condition 9x16 Ferret Dunlop Trakgrip 'lazy S' tread tyres for sale. I'm looking for £70 each. I'm selling to help a friend on hard times and my wife wants them out of the garage. They have been stored flat. Buyer collects from Harwell, south Oxfordshire. Please contact me by email = j.sanderson[at]har.mrc.ac.uk cheers, Jeremy
  3. Thanks to support from Paul McNeill in Canada, to Clive for NSNs and others on this forum, I managed to fit a new tacho cable in the Daimler Ferret this week. Here, based on Paul’s advice with what I learnt is a summary for others to follow. You can get a sealed replacement cable from Speedy Cables. The price was £65; with carriage and VAT the total was £93.54. A very good price and excellent service from Speedy. Speak to Darren, or quote my invoice No. 29368. Delivery was the next day by UPS. The standard cable is 11 feet. On Paul’s advice I got one made up with an extra 4 inches. Actua
  4. Thanks for all your help. Paul McN (Canada) suggested I asked for an extra 4" on the neew cable. Shall be fitting it shortly, and will let folks know how it went.
  5. Hello folks, I have bought a dog-eared copy of Driver Training Notes issued by COD Bicester in November 1971. These are A4 sized. Unfortunately, the first one of two pages are missing because the ring binder holes on the pages have torn. My copy starts at precis 1 , Para. 5 'The Transmission'. If anyone recognises this manual and has the front page(s) to precis 1 that they can scan and let me have, I'd be very grateful. I have uploaded the first page I have of Precis 1, and the start of Precis 2, to show the sort of page(s) that I'm missing. cheers, Mad Scientist
  6. Dear Clive, As ever, you come up with the goods - this is very helpful. Thank you so much: you're a star! Hope you are well, cheers, Jeremy
  7. Hello folks, Can someone please help me locate the Ferret tachometer cable NSN - I need to replace my broken one. I think they are 11 feet long. Any information appreciated on the type of termination at each end, so that I can get the correct cable made up. Many thanks, Mad Scientist
  8. I've used GC Hurrel. They are very good. http://www.gchurrell.co.uk/contact/details.html
  9. Hi Dingo, Seen this post late. Did you sell the EMER V627? Are you able to reply to me on j.sanderson@har.mrc.ac.uk please (I don't use the revampedHMVF much these days) cheers, Mad Scientist.
  10. Each to his own. I've had a bad experience with Douglas Graham and avoid him.
  11. Hi Joris, John has put this best, and i heartily endorse what he's said. Thanks for all you and Jack and the other Admins do, yes, I realise that it must be disheartening for you to get this feedback, but many of us like the familiar and until the explanation came, had no idea of why the vhanges had to be made. cheers, Mad Scientist PS Can replies be made to individual posts on a thread, or just to the bottom of that particular thread? Otherwise I would have put this reply with John Comber's post, above.
  12. Hello folks, HMVF and its community has been good to me, thank you for all your support but I'm really struggling with the new forum format. Its difficult to look up archive threads (very useful) and to keep a quick eye on the new posts - OK the latter is Unread Content, but it comes with an annoying Notifications tab in Firefox that's proving hard to turn off. Why has good ol' HMVF gone the way of all modern 'progress'? Could it not have been ported over to a new server in the familiar format? I know its very easy to criticise those who do the hard work, and this is in no way person
  13. I go to other people: PTS Norfolk, Steve Slack (Clansman radios) and a local seller in Oxford. PM me what you are looking for and I'll ask for you. Cheers, Mad Scientist.
  14. Had a PM conversation and got a friend from Chemnitz (formerly Karl-Marx Stadt) involved who knows Dresden well. His son is a German history graduate. This is what they say: The picture (zis3-t34) with the ruined church spire is not in Dresden, but is the Kaiser-Wilhelm-Gedächtniskirche in Berlin at Kurfürstendamm and near Tauentzienstraße. However we would suggest that it is a photo montage typical for Russian post war propaganda. The picture (zis3dresden45) of the pub and lorries ist most likely also not from Dresden. This question has alredy been discussed in a German Internet g
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