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  1. Undercover Covers a.k.a. Comptons 2000. I have just received my LR S1 tilt from them, very pleased with it, fits well and little things like all the straps etc have generous length to them. All brass fittings. But it was ordered in May with "4-6 weeks delivery". Consensus on the S1 forum was don't believe their time estimates but well worth the wait. I agree with that. I ordered by phone and only paid when it was ready to ship. I avoided Exmoor Trim because of their reviews.
  2. My experience is limited to my lawn mower, 15+ years old and left with random amounts of E5 fuel in it every winter. Stored in a wooden shed. Always starts quite happily each spring. It has a plastic fuel tank. Never serviced.
  3. Memory playing me false again. The relevant publications are RAC Training Volume III Armament. Pamphlet 18 Saladin Armoured Car 1965 and Pamphlet 12 Saracen Mks 1 and 2 and Ferret Mk2 1957. A nice demo at shows is to show that a Sainsburys canned G&T is a perfect fit in a discharger. gmb
  4. It is not just a stuck brush is it? Had that on my LR recently.
  5. Here is a bit more info with regard to Ferrets, Saladins and others of that ilk and era. These two scans are taken from the Saladin User Handbook, might be the Technical Handbook, and the Saladin Armament Handbook. If you want the exact publications just say and I will dig them out.
  6. Private message sent.
  7. I can confirm the Hever Saladin has a full set of 12.00x20 bar-grip tyres. We're going to re-label it 06BB50 when it gets repainted later this year. Today's excitement was a full 360 degree traverse under power, see the facebook group for a video when Oren gets his finger out.
  8. The record card for 06BB50 shows it going to "Plinth for A Sqn RY". It also has at least one tyre that has never seen tarmac as it still has moulding flash on it. I will check the size on wednesday when I next visit the site.
  9. Thanks to all for their input to our quest for trying to find out the correct ERM. Richard, now that the turret turns under power I will have a search of the hull for a data plate. REME245, my Ferret Mk1 appears in the Merlin archive as being RY LAD at the same time you were there. Does 03BB33 ring any bells? Gordon
  10. Our information is that there were two at Croydon, 06BB50 and 06BB47. The record card for 06BB50 shows it went to A Sqn RY for plinth duty in October 1985. After that who knows? We also know there was one at Croydon in 2018 when it was refurbished and figures in the Sharpshooter's Journal. There is no sign of the data plate inside the turret of ours.
  11. Yes, it is that one. The registration number now on it comes up at Bovy as being a Sexton. The spare part we found was a brake pipe which could tie in with your comment. Very interesting about the signs as it has none now. We are working on seeing if it can go, and also a repaint. The problem at the moment is it looks like the starter solenoid comes in, a nice clunk, but makes no effort to turn the engine which may or may not be free. Then there is an issue with the gearbox, the pedal just flops around. I have a Ferret so know what it should do.
  12. The Saladin at Hever Castle in Kent does not have a valid registration according to Bovington records. We have found a spare part in one of the bins in a bag labelled 06BB50, which is a valid Saladin number and the history card ties in with the recent known history. The DIS is July 1958 and the colour code is for deep bronze green, as expected. However the first record entry on the card is for October 1962 when it was transfered to the RAC Gunnery School. All subsequent service was in the UK. At some time, which must have been between 1958 and 1962 it was in light stone so was somewhere hot. There is a photo on the net of 06BB49 in Aden with 2RTR, was this one there as well? Does anyone have any photos of 06BB50 please? I understand 2RTR were also in Libya, was it there perhaps? Gordon
  13. I'm thinking something more like cam net supports, not radio related.
  14. I am helping titivate a museum's gate guard Saladin and I have seen that it does not have a bridge plate. On looking around the web I cannot find any pictures of Saladins with bridge plates apart from a couple of models. Did they not have them and if not why not? If they did, what number wold have been used, I have seen 11, 12 and 13 on the models. Gordon
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