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  1. The clean up went well. I did a general service (change oils/filters/brake pads). I removed armour to get the seat out which is very easy (about 30 min to get the cockpit exposed) and took the seat out to respray it. Painted a few other bits too. While I was doing this some electrical issues (eg various lights not working) all fixed themselves which I presume was something drying out! I'm yet to fit a reversing camera but have the kit. It drives very well and I've had it up to 70km/h on my driveway. It also comes in handy for receiving deliveries when semitrailers won't come up
  2. I have been playing around with electrolysis to clean up a few rusty parts.... very fun and effective. This piece cleaned up in one hour from a rusty mess:
  3. Definitely worth the effort! It's a great machine. Probably won't take it to shows though, Australia quite big and transporting it won't be cheap.
  4. Well, I received my Shielder a few weeks ago and was able to ship spares with it luckily. Overall, it's in great condition although there are a few issues to sort. It arrived with dud batteries and it appears during it's quarantine cleaning they managed to bash the tachometer sender wires off, so at first it wouldn't change gear. Both those problems were an instant fix. Some of the electrics aren't working which I'll look into. The braking and steering feel a bit weak but it may just be rusty/oily discs as I've only run it up and down my driveway twice so far. Annoyingly, the quarantine cleane
  5. Thanks for the replies everyone. The Shielder has a Cummins 6 litre turbo by the way.
  6. Thanks for the replies. I suspected there would be no problem as long as the CCA was similar but I had a nagging feeling that maybe a smaller battery wouldn't like being charged by the bigger alternator, ie get charged to fast. Those Varta J3s are not sold here in Australia. I'm considering the North Star AGM35 due to its compact shape: https://batteryspecialists.com.au/northstar-pure-lead-12v-60ah-880cca-agm-battery.html
  7. Hello, my Alvis Shielder's batteries are stuffed (they are the UK6TNMF or UK6TN's). They are an unusual shape (almost square) so to replace them is difficult.... I've been looking at smaller batteries that would still fit in the battery tray. If I stick to the same or larger CCA rating does it matter if the replacements have a smaller capacity (AH rating)? Specifically the originals are 800 CCA and 110 AH and what I have in mind is 880 CCA and 60 AH.... I'm not likely to start the engine multiple times in a row or use power with the engine off. Thanks in advance for any o
  8. Thanks Justin. I found Ian Galliers on Milweb. Is Andrew Baker a member here? Thanks for the insight, I knew the track was unique to the Stormer series, but didn't know the road wheels are shared with the CVRTs. I'll have a look on thexmod site. I also just discovered cvrtparts.com
  9. Thanks everyone for your replies. Richard... that's a great find, that place looks promising and not too far away by Australian standards. I will get some photos up soon. I have not seen it in person, a friend inspected it for me and took some pics. I decided on the better offering available for the exact same reasoning that spares are going to be hard to find, especially over here. The big question is, where to find spares? Withams don't have anything. I've emailed Marcus Glenn and Green Machine Surplus. Where else to look? Does anyone know of any spares around?
  10. I just purchased a low hours Alvis Shielder from Withams, got to now get it shipped to Australia :cool2: I'd be grateful for any advice on what I should do when I first receive it (I presume replace all fluids as it has been sitting around for years). I'm going to buy the manuals from greenmachinesurplus. I'd also be keen to get some spares if anyone knows of any. It comes with a few spare track segments but that's it. I would really like a spare road wheel and sprocket wheel. And anything else that anyone can recommend!
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