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  1. Gas detector. It is painted with gas detection paint and changes colour. Located so the driver can see it.
  2. That is a super sounding Pierce Arrow. Another survivor i did not know about.
  3. Steve fitted the second of three gas generators to the Thornycroft. The platform which holds it has required something on it to stop people using it as a footstep. After fitting he took the bolts off again for some adjustment, so not a permanent fit yet. It does look nice though. Thanks again to the forum member Peter for putting me in touch with the previous owner.
  4. Radiator castings undercoated and trial assembled. All OK - all we need now is the new Core!
  5. Yesterday's demolition of the Radiator revealed that the two side frames were different from each other - one was of iron and other was ali. The iron one was sound but the ali one was cracked and broken and will have to be replaced. A visit to the Spares Department today yielded the remains of another Radiator - the top tank had already been removed from that one but the two side frames were still there and were iron ones. These have been taken off today - one is completely sound whilst the other is slightly cracked - but not beyond repair. So with the sound one that we already have in hand and with the sound one now revealed, we have a complete set of original iron Radiator castings - very pleasing - all we have to do now is construct a new core, These latest two must now go for sand blasting.
  6. The cast iron radiator bottom tank and side were taken for sandblasting.
  7. Dad took the bottom Radiator Tank off - no problem and it unstuck very easily from the core - despite all the rubbish that was revealed inside of it when it was off! This one is cast iron and although heavily rusted and pitted, it is still sound and will be OK to use again. The bottom tank and the iron side frame will go for sand blasting now but the ali side frame is more delicate and will require more gentle treatment to clean it. The top tank is iron and was cleaned up some time ago when he made the new Filler Caps.
  8. A bit more painting. First coat of green today. second one tomorrow.
  9. More photos of the core. The previous owner had removed some of the damaged tubes from back to front and then put a bolt through the holes. We can make a new core, it is just another job to do and a matter of time
  10. Finished removing all the fixings holding the Radiator together - the sides popped out very easily after the bolts were removed - the bottom tank is stuck and will need some gentle easing to remove it from the core. Surprisingly, one of the side frames is iron and the other is ali ! Both are fit to use again but we already knew that the core has had it and must be replaced.
  11. Another job that was started some time ago and has been awaiting further attention is the first Radiator. The top tank was taken off some time ago so that a new Filler cap could be made and fitted to that one with a second cap to be made at the same time and to be ready for the other Radiator for the other Peerless in the queue.. The cores for each of the two Radiators will want replacement as they are damaged beyond recovery So today, it was our intention to remove the bottom tank off the first Radiator and although we planned to complete that today, we ran out of time for as usual, every nut and bolt was a fight. Next time...........
  12. We picked up some newly sand blasted bits today to clean up and prime - first of all there is the coupling bar between engine and gearbox. The bronze bearings from one end are missing and the remaining set on the other end which are still there are very worn and will want to be re-made in any case. The cross driving pin in each end of the bar need to be replaced - simply a tight push fit in the bar - 1" in diameter - the old ones have been pushed out. The Peerles name plates are the ones to go on the rear of the chassis on the cross member - different from the front ones which we do have as these rear ones are flat whereas the front ones are curved. We never had these but were lucky enough to find one on EBay but only good enough to be used as a pattern and two new ones now cast from this.
  13. Does anybody know anything about this Pavesi for sale in Devon: Fiat Pavesi P4/100 Artillery Tractor - WW2 Military Vehicle - 4x4 Project | eBay
  14. Progress has slowed because of the Pandemic where the three members of the team have not been able to get together here in Devon since last October. So much was planned to be done over the Christmas and New Year break - but it was not to be.
  15. There are a few survivors. I think there is just one TAR 01 in the UK, but several in France. Super looking truck.
  16. We could of course done one of these subsidy conversions. We had a spare back axle, wheels and length of chassis, but we would never have got it in the shed.
  17. Very interesting. I dont know the answer though. You might want to try the Great War Forum. Under the other equipment discussion there is a relevant thread on horse drawn equipment.
  18. Some more photos of the springs in place with the lamp bracket on the other side.
  19. Little progress of late because of the "Lockdown" where the team has not been able to get together for some weeks. So much was planned to be done over the Christmas and New Year break which came to nought - but Steve has completed the Dennis Radiator patterns at his home whilst Tim has continued with his writing - several articles completed for various magazines and lodged with them for publication. Tony managed to remove 18 of the rusty 21 Coach Bolts securing the Brake Drum to one back wheel and now awaits some help to finish the job. He has also stripped down and cleaned the brackets to hold the Radiator to the chassis. The situation is very frustrating!
  20. There we go. Subsidy pattern body as well.
  21. Thanks. I thought i recognised them. Did the civilian Karriers still have the can holder?
  22. That looks great. Which bits are you still on the lookout for?
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