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  1. I shall get the engine numbers and the chassis plate pictured and I love the pictures of that one on solid tyres looks great
  2. How could I obtain some info for these ? Like illustrations parts books manuals ? As I know these are non existent now but if some people could help me out that would be fantastic
  3. The work being carried out on this vehicle is basically an overall check. Change fluids sort out any issues and a full re paint at some point The Leyland Society sounds very useful and I sure will try and get in content with them. Thank you for the info I am yet to retrieve the numbers from the chassis
  4. I shall have a dig for the numbers. Mr.Dawson still owns this vehicle it is one of his private collection. He has entrusted me and my company to get it back up to road worthy spec
  5. Ah I understand now so this is a picture of the area. There’s a hole in the centre so would it be to the left, right or above ?
  6. Thank you and it is. I do enjoy learning and gaining the skills and knowledge about working on theses old beasts
  7. Brilliant thank you for your reply I really appreciate it when you say RAF is that a type of truck or is that Royal Air Force ? also where abouts on the member will those numbers be on the outside of it or the inside ? might be buried under the paint. so would the likely hood of her going to Egypt be true or would it have most likely been France ?
  8. Hello and thank you to all that will take the time to read this my name is Andrew I am 24 I run a small classic vintage and veteran vehicle workshop in Birmingham and currently have in for recommissioning a 1915 Leyland Truck. I love History and the wars so when I got the chance to work on this Leyland I gladly accepted the offer. I am here seeking your guidance and knowledge. The furthest I’ve got with research is just google. And apparently this vehicle was in the Egyptian desert during WW1. Firstly is there any wa
  9. Thank you I’ve ordered it from that website hope to see it soon haha thank you
  10. The main one I would like is Heritage Commercials April 2020 Issue Thank you
  11. Thank you I will try them. I have messaged the magazines Facebook page hope to hear back soon and another magazine I shall have to buy haha
  12. Does anybody on here know any publishers as I haven’t been able to buy the magazines and they did a 4 part special on Militants of which my truck is in the one and would like a copy but just keep drawing a blank. I did order the first 3 magazines but they didn’t arrive in the post and it is now too late to fix this Any help ? Cheers
  13. Love this project and very much looking forward to following it and seeing the updates with progress. Congratulations on your journey so far
  14. Thanks mate she’ll look less like a yellow box once all the hardwares bolted on. The bumpers going black on the inside and black and yellow chevrons on the outside to match the yellow and black chevrons on the rear light boards that I’m going to make
  15. Making a last break in the good ish weather finally she’s allllllll yellow. It’s come out okay few runs but a nice coverage. She’s really starting to take shape. Smiles all round.
  16. Ahaaaa I see your green Militant and raise you a yellow one my good sir
  17. Haha the batteries are temporary. I didn’t have the strength to haul 2 big un’s in there this time of night so picked 2 smaller out of the scrap. I do have faith that it should work but just very daunting the whole sparkies thing. Definitely chuffed it worked just finished painting a few more bits for the cab
  18. Tonight was the night I’ve been dreading. Worse than taking the looms and wiring out, worse than taking them all apart and cleaning them and making sure there all serviceable. Was the fitting............surely they won’t work I’m useless haha. Wrong all fitted and after 3 months of standing she fired up with no fuel bleeding on the second turn. It was beautiful. A noise my ears had much missed. Once I composed myself I set about checking the charge rate and switching all the lights and make sure the feeds come out of all the appropriate wires for when the lights are connected and they all work
  19. Well after stripping all the electrics out and taking them apart for a clean and investigation. Everything painted and ready to refit and hope they all work too. Finally got round to painting more of the inside of the cab. So far on the inside the top half of the cab is all painted and all the driver side, so ready for refitting of parts ie dash, all the electrics, seat and rear shelves. Hopefully really start cracking on with the final parts to get all the cab and electrics complete the finish painting the last of the panels so I can mask her up and spray everything else DBG. Hoping to get he
  20. Waw Rob she looks fantastic !! Really excited to see her
  21. Another chapter in the horrible tale of.... Militant electrics and the boy who knew nothing. Haha this part was pretty easy just take them off take them apart read the wiring names inside label the wires so I know where they need to go clean up put together and paint. Simple easy and effective. Think I’m getting somewhere now. I think I’m going to start stripping the inside of the cab and start painting it next before re fitting all the electrical items
  22. I’m okay with modern stuff as long as it’s wiring and not electric diagnosing. Plus I have fancy computers but just getting used to all the wire names and things like that but thanks rob I’m getting there slowly enjoying it haha
  23. Finally decided to crack on with my most feared job. The wiring.......... now to most of you it might be easy but because I am part of the youth generation it’s never been my strong point I could just about wire a plug in. So with no help and a wiring loom and a multi meter I set about re building the dash pod which turns out all the wires inside the dash had been disconnected so a full strip down clean up re wire and rebuild. And the dash switch board rebuild which was a case of strip read all the little wire names work out what the hell dose what use a boost pack to put feeds here there and
  24. Yes I’ve seen that one I’ve done loads of research into her. Unfortunately not the owner she’s just in for a check over and a few bits to fix, also on that L2B photo page you’ll see a 1913 FWD lorry, we’ve worked on that one too same owner as the Leyland
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