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Quadman42

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  1. Hi, would anyone have photos of the above sarry in service??. She was with the following 1 RTR 15/19 Hussars 9/12 Lancers any info would be greatly appreciated
  2. Interesting that the early bottoms were not concave , which in case of fire causes them to go straight up and not explode…apparently
  3. Hi Tim, further to our discussions. Would you have a good Saracen wheel. I have one on the has taken a beating. Tyre is up but rim has a flat spot Marmalade Steve
  4. Hi, did you manage to move these on?
  5. Thanks 10FM, these are superb. My Martian served with 103 regt RA Ta and 16 regt AD so highly relevant. It also has the bofors spare barrel storage so once I identify the regt from your pictures I am getting somewhere
  6. Thanks Wally, that has killed that Avenue off lol. Mine was based up in Lancashire so I am led to believe thanks again steve
  7. My Martian has the storage conversion of the rhs spare wheel space to take a spare Bofors barrel for it is likely to be similar to the first image thanks again for your help steve
  8. Hi 10FM68, I don’t suppose you have records of what regt those markings represent. The second one appears to be a crown over a sword but I may be mistaken…..my wife tells me I often am
  9. Hi Match, the Martians were after 1953 . I will check through this and see if anything is relevant many thanks
  10. Hi All, would anyone have any images of Martians that were assigned to 103 regt RA AD TA or 16 regt AD RA. I am trying to find the correct markings for my artillery tractor
  11. Hi, not certain yet . One is a real honest one the other has been butchered
  12. After acquiring two FV1103 this is a record of the trials and tribulations of restoring one of these Behemoths. This is how they arrived with me
  13. Has anyone seen one of the above for sale or could recommend a source. Got the tractor would like the gun lol
  14. Hi All, does anyone have one of the above mandrels that i can either purchase or borrow. I am prepared to pay carriage in both directions.
  15. Thanks, I have now found a company at Cleakheaton who will machine the flywheel and intermediate plate, remove the centres from the plates and rebuild with new plates and friction material and renew the springs in the intermediate plate.
  16. Hi, having stripped the clutch assembly on the Martian at the week end I am now requiring the above. Due to been stood with water been able to run down into the bell housing the twin clutch plates have corroded both onto the flywheel and the intermediate plate. The corrosion is so extensive that it is doubtful that they can be machined back without the loss of clutch grip. Does anyone have any tolerances for machining of flywheels or intermediate plates. The military just used to throw a new complete unit at it any help gratefully received possible beer vouches for reward
  17. Beware the Martians are coming !!! Lock up your wallets .
  18. Greetings , a bit of exhaust advice if I may. The exhaust manifold was in a really bad state and I have sourced a NOS however the sections after the manifold are as bad if not worse. I have two systems and both flanges have corroded to the point where I don’t want to fit them. I am thinking that a new custom system to match the old one is the way to go with stainless flange. I presume other lucky owners have had the same issues , what was the best option or are there several? exhausted by sooo much typing now!!!
  19. Hi, I am looking for issue 162 which should have a section on the Leyland Martian. steve
  20. Thanks Simon/ Bob, i have a couple of big Haulage firms who renovate their own trailers so the wood wont be a problem Thank you for your help
  21. Happy new year to All, can anyone advise where I may be able to get a top section of windscreen glass cut or a NOS. Also the wood they used in the floors and sides looks like a mahogany variant as it is very close grained. Can anyone confirm ? . It won’t be possible to get it now but has anyone used something similar or has a source.
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