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  1. i've bout this one for spares just got to get out, washed off and home
  2. very detailed restoration would be great to see it at shows doing work like replenishing steam engines with water etc.
  3. i have no idea what access you have with it or if you even see the rivets when body is fitted. but have the pre formed head on the least accessible side so you can hit the shank on the easier side. have about 1/4" - 3/8" shank sticking out and hit the shank square on to swell it in the hole, then work around the edge of the diameter of the shank to round it off. i am sure there will be vids on you tube.
  4. no idea on a jeep i haven't had the pleasure to work on one. the hole in your chassis should be the same size or a fraction larger than the rivet you need to put in. if they are 3/8" rivets you'll be able to hammer them over cold.
  5. saphire are the uk's largest stockist of rivets in variety of seizes and head types.
  6. got the refurbished bonnet fitted yesterday, nice to have the final big piece fitted. onto sorting out the hand full off little things like wind screen wipers which i have stripped down tonight and got them half reassembled. need to make some bits for them which isn't to difficult. other wise just a tiny bit of wiring and will be there. merry christmas every one best regards sam
  7. afternoon John went out sat/sun last weekend and been out again this after noon. it goes very well and makes all the right noises! had a few minor things to fiddle with after the 2nd run out which were all easy to deal with. just getting used to all her natural rattles and vibrations as you'd expect it to have. will treat her to her first wash tomorrow as most of the truck is no longer green!!
  8. my fowler is an A4 class rated at 6nhp the B5 would be 8nhp but horse power doesn't really mean much with steam as they produce massive amounts of torque as you can drag them down to just a few dozen rpm's and they will keep going. i have steamed my fowler bout this time last year hopefully vid below. the flywheels are so big and heavy! as they help balance the engine out when running and also help a lot with momentum so they don't stall so easily when heavy loads are applied. the fowlers rev to around 300rpm comfortably but also they don't have clutches. so you select 1 of the 2 gears t
  9. a standard B5 weigh in around 17-18 tonnes full of water and coal so can believe them being 20 ton easy with the extra plate added if not a lot more.
  10. steam traction being used during the Boer war Fowler B5 road locomotive crossing the river with a 10 horse Burrell road loco standing by if needed. armored Fowler B5 road locomotive which were not very well liked by crews for obvious reasons so most had the armour removed. a preserved Fowler B5 here in the UK which ounce was one of the armoured B5's as it came back to the UK with all the brackets on the boiler to hold the plate on. My Fowler A4 road locomotive built in december 1899, under restoration though this is a very old pic she is know in the pain
  11. thank you very much Pierre glad you have enjoyed following progress. i am restoring a 1899 fowler road locomotive that came back from Oz at the moment as well, it came from Nundle in NSW originally worked in south africa during the boer war then went to Australia in 1904, came back to the UK in 2003. regards sam
  12. cheers rootes going to try and get 3 of my T's there for the 80th. the 980 and 2 project trucks, looks like there is going to be a really nice selection next year so will be worth coming along. regards sam
  13. evening every one finally got round to wiring the head lights in, got to say for someone who absolutely despises wiring and most things electrical, the electrics are one of my favorite jobs i have done on the whole truck. so the lesson really is don't hate it till you tried it! planning to take her out this sunday for a road test and will be the 1st time it has been on the road in over 20 years. got the new registration number few weeks ago from the dvla. was very impressed with their 4 week turn around so no complaints here. like to thank Richard Adams and John Wardle from the MVT f
  14. thank you goes to show time and hard work pays in the end.
  15. well every one the end is nearly in sight, remaining jobs are bonnet, wire in head lights and sort out the wind screen wipers and that will be her done. will be sending the registration paper work off to DVLA tomorrow so will be on the road very soon can't wait! 4 years this december when i purchased the truck and never driven it out the yard so happy days are coming. hope every one is keeping safe & well regards sam
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