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  1. Is anyone interested in buying an illustrated 'Replacement Parts Catalogue' for a 1940/41 Hillman Minx, issued in 1941?

    This is not for the Utility but for the Wartime saloon bodied vehicle produced for military and essential civilian use.




  2. B Series,


    Attached are two pictures of Humber 4x4 Fire Tender Vehicle JUV 833, clearly from the same series of vehicles (JUV 835 & JUV 839) detailed in the July 1962 Ruddington Sales Catalogue.

    It is not clear if these were built as Fire Tenders or converted from existing WW2 vehicles but the 'square' windscreen design indicates at they are based upon pre-1945 vehicles. The cab's hard roof was also used on the Humber 4x4 Ambulance and it is possible that these Fire Tenders were post-war conversions of surplus ambulance vehicles. The bell is unique to the Fire Tender. I believe these were used by the Army Fire Service (AFS).

    At least one other Humber 4x4 Fire Tender exists in France, painted in blue with RAF markings; third picture.


    Hope these additional details are useful,


    Humber_8cwt_Pickup_4x4_(JUV 833)_Hard_Top_Cab_1.jpg

    Humber_8cwt_Pickup_4x4_(JUV 833)_Hard_Top_Cab_4.jpg

    Humber_8cwt_Pickup_4x4_(JUV 833)_Hard_Top_Cab_4_Maybe_(France).jpg


    I'm looking to buy a filler neck extension pipe for a Lockheed Brake Master Cylinder as used on the Daimler Ferret Scout Car, shown in the photograph and parts list (Item 15)

    Lockheed Official part number: LK 16499.  (British Military Part Number: LV6MT1/AULK16499. May have been NATO Codified?)

    Also interested in the filler cap and washers/gaskets.




  4. I'm looking for information on the steel and wood dismountable 8cwt Pickup body as fitted to British wartime vehicles during WW2. Used in both a General Service/Personnel Fitted variant and a Fitted For Wireless configuration on Ford WOC1 4x2, Morris PU8 4x2, Humber 4x2 Pickup and the later Humber 4x4 Pickup vehicles. (Photos are off the internet)

    Does anyone have Illustrated Parts Lists or Parts Catalogues that cover this common 8cwt Pickup rear body design?

    Many thanks,



    Morris Commercial PU 4x4 8 cwt


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  5. As you say Ian, there appear to be two securing straps/brackets holding the rubber hose to the wooden floatation block. The block is clearly shaped to take the hose and the connection on top of the pierced filter canister..  The thick leather strap is for securing the block to the trailer when not in use. I can't find any clearer pictures.



  6. I'm looking for information about General Service cargo bodies used on British 3 Ton lorries during WW2.

    I've been told that many of the British 3 Ton lorries were fitted with a common General Service cargo carrying body. Earlier ones were mostly wooden sided but switching to all steel construction for mid/later war.

    Does anyone have Illustrated Parts Lists or Parts Catalogues that cover this common GS body design? Like the attached photographs.

    Many thanks,


    Image result for 3 ton lorry british ww2 body


  7. WANTED to view and scan


    I'm trying to find some manuals for the Humber Heavy Utility 4x4/FWD vehicle:

        -  "Driver's Handbook" from late 1943 with reference "56/3".

        -  "Driver's Handbook" from late 1944.

        -  "Maintenance Manual and Instruction Book" from early/mid 1942 with reference "101/HR2".

        -  "Replacement Parts Catalogue" from late 1941 - 1942.

        -  any 1945 or later dated manuals.


    If anyone has any of these on their bookshelf I'd like to copy.


    Many thanks,


  8. I wonder if the Panther is on the 'Russian'/separatist or Ukrainian side of the conflict border. A price in Euro makes me think that it could be in the western zone. Not sure who would be easier to negotiate with - the authorities in Kiev or big brother Bear! I guess it would make UK planning permission looks like child's play and a damn sight cheaper.

    Of course, the 'powers to be' might be watching as they do all of the hard work and them swoop in and confiscate 'war-like' materiel. Perhaps the local authorities will end up claiming the remains as a national treasure or even used as a memorial. Just so long as it is saved from the scrap man.

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