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  1. I need to make a hub nut spanner suitable for use on the Scammell Explorer rear hubs. I've got an illustration of the genuine TS.560 spanner to use as the basis but it would be useful to have some dimensions. Anyone have either a genuine one or home built copy that they could give some critical dimensions from? I know it's designed to be hit with a sledge hammer so needs to be substantial.
  2. Wanted, a set of genuine WD locking wire pliers. The sort that used to be sold in every surplus shop in the country! Also, some locking wire or clues as to what / where to buy.
  3. Being a 2 stroke diesel, assume that it is probably worn or broken rings causing the oil to be blown out the exhaust. Sounds like a rebuild would be the most economical way to proceed if you can get parts easily. Failing this, have you tried Jacksons at Doncaster? Might have to sell your sole to buy one though.
  4. Thanks Adrian, Amazed at the broad depth of knowledge of all things military that this forum has. Hopefully someone will come forward to claim it!
  5. A 1942 ammo box which is in good general condition. Unfortunately, has quite a bit of overspray on it from where it sat in a workshop but this would probably clean off. Stamped on the box is 'C190' 'IV' and n 'S' in an extended lozenge shape. The stenciled writing (best that I can make out) reads: 28 CTGS OF 2PDR H.V.M. k VIII GUN H.E. MK23 FOIL HV LINKED HSCT 134-055 RNC 3927 16.NO1 MK1 FLP GO Approx dimensions are: 21" long, 14" wide, 8" high. Anyone who have a suitable vehicle / gun to go with it? It's heavy duty so collection only f
  6. Reminds me of the Father Ted episode where he damaged the prize car for the raffle and then attempted to tap out the dent.
  7. That is unfortunately why I stopped using metal jerry cans. The red paint came off unbeknown to me and caused no end of problems. I've given the plastic can a swill with diesel to get rid of the oil. Hopefully all will be well. I know that modern fuels which have a percentage of bio-ethanol in them can cause problems. Apparently the worst is fibreglass fuel tanks and modern petrol which attacks them.
  8. I recently was given a black 'plastic' 20 litre can which has the 'water' formed into the side of it. It was full of oil of an unknown grade which I've subsequently taken to the recycling at the local tip as definitely not worth risking it in anything I own. I can't use the can for water now but would like to use it for diesel. Does anyone have any experience of this. I don't want to put diesel in it if there is a chance of it effecting the can or contaminating the diesel. Just seems a pity to not be able to use the can.
  9. Correx sheet is typically used in the building industry for temporary protection to finished work etc. Can be bought from most good builders merchants or retrieved from skips! Think it is all class O flame retardant so handy when doing hot works.
  10. Gavin, Assume this is a Eka . I can probably help you out with scanned and e-mail sections of the relevant docs but since there is so much of it, could you narrow down the particular areas that you think you have missing pipes . Mike.
  11. Hello Clive, That's a good list of documents. If you can find them out that would be useful. No panic . There must be quite a bit of commonality with the GS with regard to engine, gearbox and probably axles so at a fall-back I could probably do with the EMERs for that. Thanks for taking the time to respond. Mike.
  12. I need the following for an AEC militant MKIII Recovery: Technical Handbook - EMER D120 Technical Description - EMER D122 Illustrated Parts List Not worried if originals or photocopies or even scanned onto a disc. Please let me know if you have any or all of these. Many Thanks.
  13. I've never managed to pull a core plug out . Usually just use a very sharp cold chisel to punch the centre and then collapse the outer flange inwards. Perversely, always found them a satisfying job to do as long as they weren't the one hidden behind a lot of other components or adjacent to a bulkhead etc.
  14. Such a shame as a very nice guy with a lot of knowledge. Roger was very helpful to me in the past and I wish I had known him earlier in life. RIP
  15. Dan, Never heard back from John1950 as to what bits he actually wanted . Are you interested in anything particular? Mike.
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