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  1. The installation of 24V AC generator and conversion to FFW role to 1/4 Ton Rover Mk 3 and 5 was covered in EMER WHEELED VEHICLES Mod Instr No.11 The EMER was only issued in draft form to the few workshops carrying out the modification, which is why a formal publication of the EMER was not incorporated for reference in the normal EMER series. All that will be found is notification to this effect in lieu of Mod Instr No.11. That EMER was never intended to be retrospectively available, which is why it is not listed in the Associated Publications section of the User Handbook WO Code No.1
  2. As you realise clothing is not my speciality, but I do appreciate primary sources are so much more valuable than an opinion found by googling! Although this is as REME document it outlines Government policy and how it was to be implemented by the MOD.
  3. Alan it's physically quite different from what I'm used to in the Wolf 110, but I am sure the setup is electrically similar. I would turn the battery isolators off as there is no advantage during charging directly onto the battery terminals. Besides it is safer should something touch a battery terminal & it eliminates the chance of a slow discharge with either a fault or something like a map reading light being left on without realising it.
  4. Alan I would turn the isolator on then see if the radio battery voltage matches the vehicle battery voltage. I strongly suspect that they will not be the same because the ECU & relay will only function with the ignition running, otherwise it would be a constant battery drain. I think you need to trickle charge the radio batteries independently.
  5. Alan I suspect that the ECU will only function with the ignition on & certainly not if you have the battery isolator mod (with it isolated). So the radio batteries will only get topped up with the engine running assuming you have the ECU, relay, fuses & the interlink charging harness still connected. 19 - ECU 14 - Fuses 21 - Interlink charging harness 11 - Charging relay
  6. Alan do you use the radio batteries to supply anything? If the system is working properly you should find that the voltage on the vehicle batteries is the same as the voltage on the radio batteries, yes even without the FFR drive belt! Under normal circumstances with the FFR drive belt fitted then the two 50A alternators work independently. The ECU (Electronic Control Unit) monitors the voltage on each set of batteries. If the voltage on either set drops below 23v the ECU detects this & a relay puts the alternators & batteries in parallel. If you plan on not using
  7. I have little understanding of uniforms & of their various types. But suffice it to say that the types of shirts of interest in this thread are not included in the catalogues I have. In fact shirts only occupy 2 pages yet trousers & trews fill 15 pages. Of the shirts covered, sizing is based purely on collar size & although they are all NATO codified, the sizes are in inches or centimetres, they have not yet been NATO sized. By way of interest to the clothing enthusiasts following the thread here are some old numerical sizes derived from imperial measurements, that are ag
  8. On checking I see that I have these: Catalogue of Clothing and Necessaries Section CK Service Uniforms, Handwear, Headwear, Hosiery (Women) 1972 Catalogue of Ordnance Stores & Ammunition Section CK Service Uniforms, Handwear, Headwear, Hosiery (Women) 1987 Catalogue of Ordnance Stores & Ammunition Section CP Service Uniform (Men) No 1, No 2, and No 6 Dress 1980 Despite all items being NATO codified (ie have a NSN) they are not NATO sized. The Imperial sizes are given together with Imperial measurements. These documents predate Met
  9. No it doesn't show Imperial sizes, the nearest it gets is to show cross-referencing of some UK Metric sizes in use before NATO sizing codes were introduced. DefStan, DStan, Defence Standards drawn up by the Director General of Safety & Engineering UK Defence Standardization on behalf of the MOD. DefStans will sometimes be pretty much a transposition of the requirements laid down in a NATO STANAG or at least an interpretation of what was laid down. But many DefStans will consist entirely of UK requirements and expectations.
  10. I've already done it, it is up there in an earlier post. I'm ok for 2335 thanks, although It would be interesting to see how it translated to DefStan 84-9 & 84-20. Sometimes things changed by design or simply get misunderstood and incorrectly become enshrined in a DefStan. You only have to look at STANAG & DefStans relating to the requirements, for or not for, bridge plates on trailers to see how STANAGs get misread.
  11. I've been asked the meaning of these. I = Suffering from an infectious disease V = Suffering from VD Probably just in a hospital setting. Troop ships were required to carry 6 Jackets, serge, unlined (blue) for troops with VD. A humiliating but stark warning for everyone on board no doubt.
  12. Incidentally I would be interested in seeing any examples of any clothing marked "I" or "V"
  13. Of shirts? I have a size 8 shirt from 1948 and it's huge! A size 20 would be listed in the Tents section 😂 Yes that would be for a big girl. But am I getting blouses mixed up with shirts? I'll scan what there is.
  14. Looks like 20 sizes back in 1951, but I'll scan the list later in the day.
  15. The definitive details of sizes will be given in the Catalogue of Clothing and Necessaries. Although I have some components of this in terms of VAOS & COSA they relate the 1980-90s. However in Clothing Regulations 1951 Pamphlet No.1 it lists the proportions of the various sizes of different items per 1,000 men. Blouses, B.D. Sizes are: Ex small, small, 1 to 18 Trousers, B.D. follow a similar sizing. I can scan the list if it is of interest. Curiously there is not a bulge of popular sizes in the middle range, but little peaks beyond the more popular sizes.
  16. From the auctioneer's blurb: "Curiously, the Data Summary does not mention the engine, which was the 2.2-litre petrol unit, as seen in this example." Nope someone just wasn't bright enough to turn the page over of the Data Summary !
  17. Richard yes one owner described what he found inside the distributor cap was a bit like burnt matches. Once cleaned & the coil correctly fitted it all ran very well for the first time since he had it direct from auction. It is not unknown for owners of a vehicle on display to fly off the handle if anyone questions anything about the vehicle, which is a great shame as it does nothing to enhance the hobby. But sadly I have found a reluctance to accept the prima facie evidence that the connections are wrong and that drain holes can't drain if they point upwards! Sometimes there is a
  18. This can identified by one of the two drain holes being visible from above. A drain hole is for draining moisture & needs to be on the underside of the coil with one hole facing downwards in order to drain! The 5C10 coil is supplied with a rubber bung in each drain hole. On fitting the coil, one bung should be removed from the most dependant drain hole. With the coil positioned correctly the short screened cable from the ignition filter box can comfortably reach the SW terminal on the coil. If the coil has been incorrectly fitted with a drain hole visible on the top, it means tha
  19. Looks like the ignition coil has been fitted incorrectly & it is running off a +ve HT spark rather than a -ve spark : (
  20. I think the producers of VAOS J1 1946 were seduced by the glossy paper & being able to illustrate so many items that they forgot to include so much stuff that appeared in the 1941 (non-illustrated) version!. VAOS should normally include all items that are demandable in that particular Section. There might have been a more comprehensive vocabulary & what you have is more of a pictorial special! I have catalogues of Government publications from 1890-1980 that list VAOS but it would take some time to investigate : (
  21. It is not for a vehicle. JA is a sub-section of the Vocabulary of Army Ordnance Stores Section J1 Camp Equipment JA 0220 is a Bottles, Tin, Methylated Spirit, 1 1/2 pints In 1941 it was priced as 1s 2d
  22. Ah 3D ! I can remember those red & green lensed spectacles for looking at blurry off-set images to get a crude 3D effect.
  23. In with these other specifications, I suspect DG 4 is Defence Guide DG-4. I believe that Defence Guides were introduced in the 1960s. Many Defence Guides when updated appeared as Defence Standards from 1976 onwards. For example: DG-12 first issued in Jan 1969 after several issues, when in 1976 morphed into Def Stan 01-5
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