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  1. It's hard to know the life span of these forms. I have a list of Army Forms up to date as in AO at Oct 1916. The highest is W 3492, new forms must have been prolifically produced as there are blank spaces to record their details up to W 3575. Turning to a similar list up to date to AO Dec 1943, this particular form is not listed although it extends to W 5284. It is a shame that the scanned example of the AF omits to include the printer's imprint which would indicate the date of delivery & the quantity printed
  2. That's what I used to do, just set the distributor for best smooth running. Precision setting of the timing as per the manual is all very well but in the 1950s petrol was rather different from the stuff you get nearly 70 years later.
  3. Plaques hmm, I throw away the plastic ones but I do like the brass ones, you can do something useful with them like supporting a LNA or a reversing camera monitor.
  4. I was just wondering if the filter you removed was blind at the end which would indicate it was intended for use in early engines that were not fitted with a bypass valve in the filter mount. So I wonder if your mount is early & does not have the bypass that would operate if the filter becomes clogged, in which case those bits you are looking for would not have been used. Or maybe you do have the later mount & if the element is blind on the lower end, someone has fitted the wrong filter & discarded the bits you are now seeking?
  5. Yes the bodywork would have been NATO Green, but the Spec paint thickness acknowledges the layer is probably too thin for effective IRR performance. So that would require an additional layer applied at unit level, it is conceivable that a nitwit could have not understood the purpose of the overpainting & just painted wherever his brush could be made to reach : (
  6. You didn't give the age of your LtWt, but the majority would have been manufactured before the development & availability of IRR NATO Green. Late Series 3 would have been to DGFVE Spec 341 which gives no indication that the fuel tanks should any other colour than that supplied by Rover. NATO Green was required just for the bodywork. Besides NATO Green was more expensive than normal paint so it would not make sense to use it in areas out of normal sight and tactically it would have been pointless. I suspect that the NATO Green on the tanks was the work of a bored or overenth
  7. Might it not have been absorbed by DGEME under the Logistic Executive (Army), Portway, Monkton Rd, Andover, SP11 8HT?
  8. One way is trawling through manuals from the early 1960s for the specific equipment installations & hoping to spot if the item of interest is included, hoping that the VAOS reference is included with a NSN. I say the early 1960s because that was the changeover period for the cataloguing system. Although NATO agreed to adopt the US Federal Cataloguing System in 1956, the UK did not ratify the agreement until 1961 & it did not officially come into operation until 1st April 1966. However in the lead up period many items were repackaged bearing a NSN, although inner packaging mig
  9. It is listed as a "lubrication screw". I never found any instructions about filling it in any Servicing Schedule or EMER that relates to the generator. Given that the channel leads to the front bearing that is bounded by "oil seals" each side, I assume oil is the lubricant. I once saw what often is called a grease nipple fitted here, this usually invites the injection of grease, but like in the Humber 1 Ton Tracta joints these are lubrication nipples & can sometimes be for oil not grease.
  10. It's a CAV Cut-out Type DR the most common one was DR1-12 used in Control Board type 75BT-19X used in many vehicles including MW (not MWR), OX, OY, OW, QL, Austins 2 & 3 ton, Wot 1.A1, 6, 8, 2H, Dennis cesspool emptier to name just a few. NSN 2920-99-818-1984
  11. fv1609

    Shorland

    It would depend on the mark, the originality that includes all the fittings & internal lining & all the automotive requirements being spot with a good chassis I think it would be in the order of £25k-35K. But I don't you'll easily find one that ticks all the boxes.
  12. fv1609

    Shorland

    Winston did you decide not to buy it? I see that it is on Milweb again https://www.milweb.net/webvert/a4652/98326
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