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  1. Hi Just noticed your coil is mounted in a different place usual ? Is this a "spare" as it doesn't seem to be connected Cheers Richard
  2. The Solex one won't fit on your inlet manifold... If the engine runs fine, I would suggest that you leave it as is. Zenith carbs were fitted to post war Bedford 28HP engines, likwise the oil filter you have. Your MW was probably re-engined at some point in its civillian life. If you do decide to go back to the "war time spec", you will (at a minmum) need to get a new inlet manifold, new carb, new throttle linkage. I think that the exhaust manifold remained the same Carb photos for reference... Cheers Richard
  3. Hi 13RE80 , Chassis number 58996 built under contract S3512 (delivered appx Aug 1944, cost per vehicle was £273 and 13s shillings) . Ended up at the intelligence centre prior to being sold at Ruddington on 12th June 1961. I don’t know if it still exists. Don't suppose you have any photos of 13RE80 or any other MW's ? and did you have to use a Static Trainer or a makeshift rolling road before the let you out on the road ? Cheers Richard
  4. Hi S/O = struck off BER = Beyond Economcial Repair MELF = Middle East Land Forces WD = War Department MOS = Ministry of Supply can't remember what MOA is but someone here will know Cheers Richard
  5. Hi Aeroscreens are often referred to as pneumonia trucks Cheers Richard
  6. Hi Bedford MWs changed from being aeroscreen from chassis number 26308. Yours would have been built as an aeroscreen. Also the bonnet number Z1661333 means that it underwent a rebuild during or just after WW2. As to why it says "closed cab" at the top of the key cards this is because most of the MW's in the 22RA04 TO 38RA99 range are closed can ones or were converted to close cab ones before the change to the later post war registrations. In addition quite a few MW's had different cabs fitted after disposal like... Cheers Richard
  7. Hi - thanks for the photo, there should be another data plate that shows the contract number, this is either on he passenger side of the bulhead under the bonnet or on the instrument panel. According to my records it is from contract V3904, which was for 3000 MWD's, contract was placed on 19th April 1940 with first deliveries on 27th Feb 1941. Contract V3904 is a messy contract, but a good estimate of date of delivery to the Army is 6th May 1941. Cheers Richard
  8. Hi The RLC museum does have the key card for 25RA37. If you let me have the chassis and contract number, I should be able to give you a very good estimate of the date of manufacture (to within a week or two). The key card will give you information as to the chassis number, contract number, original war time bonnet number (Zxxxxxxx) and date/place of sale. It won't give you any history of which units the vehicle served with, you may be luck if there is remnats of unit markings under the layers of paint. Cheers Richard
  9. I will hang on to it, someone will want it at some time in the future, far too nice to cut up just for the brass Cheers Richard
  10. Do any of these still exist ? Cheers Richard
  11. Hi At least you know now... Just don't sleep next to it They are very effective ATU's. The one I have for my C13 is in my back room and I haven't grown two heads yet [my wife may think otherwise at times ] Cheers Richard Cheers
  12. Hi Danny They are for attaching the front axle sling, this was introduced at chassis number 62898 Cheers Richard
  13. Hi No idea what it is from, but it will make an interesting restoration project (assuming that you are going to get it running) Cheers Richard
  14. Hi Danny Glad you are still working on your truck, all looking good Cheers Richard
  15. Hi Could always do this instead.... Cheers Richard
  16. Hi A major milestone today, first time out of the "shed" under her own steam IMG_7276.MOV Did manage to get to 20mph round one of the tracks... well pleased... plenty still to do Cheers Richard
  17. Hi Bit of time spent making the pick&handle brackets, the shovel base support and the "oil can" holder. Don't think that anyone has ever worked out if it is for an oil can or something else. Machining the shovel support Hope to fit these next week Cheers Richard
  18. Hi C13 ATU's are less common than others, many were destroyed before they reached the surplus market as the lettering on the main indicator markings behind the glass has been thickly painted with radium paint, and is considerably "hotter" than many other ATU's etc of the same period. Don't even think about opening it up. If you do send it to someone, make sure that the front of the ATU is very well protected and use plenty of bubble wrap for the main body. Cheers Richard
  19. Tomas Jones had had that up for sale for over two years and no takers, in my oppinion it is vastly overpriced, I would say that £500-600 is closer to the mark for a complete fully working installation Cheers Richard
  20. Very nice (probably way outside my budget) Have you got some photos of the interior ? as it would be good to know how it is fitted out Cheers Richard
  21. Hi Jim The engine may be the same for both an MW and OY. The engine performance characteristics required for them are different primarily due to the difference in weight. The performance will also alter depending on the air intake system and exhaust system. I have it on good authority that the correct MW carb will improve the performance of my MWC (which currently has an OY carb fitted) The main way of adjusting the performance for a given engine is the carburettor. Carburettor design is complex, there is a Solex publication that goes into the basics of how to size a carburettor (see link to pdf file) Having done some more research, there is a subtle difference between the OY and MW carbs. The jet sizes are all the same, but the emulsion tube is different (I don’t know what the difference is, but it is different, and hence Solex gave them different part number). Tuning/adjusting the emulsion tube will remove engine "flat spots". Cheers Richard Link to Solex publication http://oacdp.org/pdfs/solex.pdf
  22. Thanks Wally I have done some further digging and have found a 1940 OY parts list, this calls for Solex 35RZFAI/C559 From the Air Ministry publication AP2222 (Book Number 10I/BD3A) 7th ed 1944 which covers MW,OX&OY. The jet sizes etc are 29mm choke. 185 main jet 165 correction jet 60 slow running jet 200 starter jet 150 slow running jet air bleed 85 pump jet (this is on the 35RZFAIP model, P denotes pump) Needle valve 2mm Looking at the 1947 MW parts list, The carb was changed at engine number 12811 From Solex 35RZFAI/C559 to 35RZFAIP/C581, and the jet sizes changed (the C559 is the same as that in the 1940 OY parts list). [Note the P is for the additional pump] The main jet changed size from size 165 to 135 (which is different to what the manual states, but 165 is specified for the 35RZFAI/C559) The naming of the jets also varies, so I am getting a bit confused A later OY parts list that calls for 35RZFAIP/C583 should clarify things, will see if anyone has one of these Cheers Richard
  23. Hi Pete Looking good, did you have much trouble finding a new bearing or are they still made? I use a leather hide hammer and a scalpel to cut round the edges, this ensures that no damage is done to the castings, a ball pein hammer may chip the edge of a casting. Cheers Richard
  24. Hi What is the difference between a Bedford MW and OY carburettor The MW carb is a Solex 35RZFAIP/C581 and theOY carb is a Solex 35RZFAIP/C583 Are the jet sizes different? I think the choke actuator is at different angle Any data on the OY carb jet sizes would be most useful (I have the info for the MW one) Cheers Richard
  25. Hi Is any restoring or has a WW2 RAF Fuel bowser, this may be for you.... I purchased this a little while ago, think that the fittings would be suitable for the power pump on my MWC, but they are too big Hose is 10ft long 2.1/2" hose with 2.1/2" BSP fittings, good condition, no visible damage Appologies for the quality of photos... Dated 18/12/44 What I believe is an Air Ministry Number 4K/2013 (but could not find an Air Ministry stamp) There is another number on it which is probably the manufactureres part number The hose manufacturer is Hall&Hall Ltd the type of hose is Petrolite Open to offers (just trying to cover the purchase cost), can ship to UK at cost, but collection prefered as it is pretty heavy Cheers Richard
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