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  1. Hi Doc, Just love the workmanship & progress on this outstanding vehicle. Being an ex toolmaker I'm taking special interest in the workshop machinery that will eventually be installed in the vehicle. Just going back to your previous posts where you made repairs to the wooden bearers. I need to do a similar thing to the ends of the main beams on the tray of my civilian 1953 Bedford K model. Like you I want to retain as much of the original timber as possible, repair rather than replace. This may seem basic questions, but just wondering what type of glue & wood screws you used. In the example photo how many screws would you have inserted into this piece. I assume it was screwed & glued in one operation. Also is the angle of cut important or did you just make the cut that best cleans up the rotten wood without losing the hole datum location. I'm not a wood worker & have limited wood working tools, but I can make things happen!😁 Keep up the great work cheers Pierre
  2. Keith, Just in awe of these fabulous photos. Thanks for all your work in preparing & posting them. It has been stated that British orders were to pull the sump plugs & run the engines. Do you think that just applied to vehicles at the beach head or included all those vehicles we see on the side of the roads leading to the beach? The Germans must have worked pretty quickly to save a lot of these vehicles for their own use. Just a thought cheers Pierre
  3. Hi Rob, that's a great looking truck & you have done a wonderful job & the video paid tribute to all your hard work. Congratulations, I have enjoyed the journey along the way. Just for interest, what oil pressure does it have at idle & when you were on your video trip? cheers Pierre
  4. david1212, It is the original tap. I've got it sorted now & in the block with some sealant. Maybe just worn on the end few threads. We'll see how it goes when up & running again, Thanks for your interest. cheers Pierre
  5. Great work 67burwood,loving your fabrication methods & results. I had to use the angle iron trick for some of my civvy Bedford body repairs & it works well. Your right, with all this type of fab work it takes time to nut out how to tackle it. I'm no expert on welding, but I'm sure someone on this forum will have the answer for you (& me). Watching with great interest cheers Pierre
  6. Thanks Wally, I did look at that, but the taper on the drain cock diameter threw me a bit. thanks for the confirmation cheers Pierre
  7. Hi, can anyone help with the thread size & form of the coolant drain tap on the passenger side rear of the Bedford 28HP block. The drain cock thread looks tapered & measures around .390" nominal diameter & TPI lines up with 28TPI gauge? Doesn't seem to line up with anything standard on my thread charts. The block has been cleaned out but the thread in the block needs chasing out as the drain cock locks up after a few threads. My parts book doesn't give the thread detail of this item. advice appreciated cheers Pierre
  8. Hi Rampant Rivet, sent you a message. cheers Pierre
  9. Lovely work a credit to you. pardon my ignorance but what does WOT stand for & the number 6? Pierre
  10. Wow Sam, that sounds like another massive project. You sure can pick the toughies!😄 All the best with it, look forward to the progress. cheers Pierre
  11. What a superb looking brute of a truck. Great job Sam, its a credit to you have watched this thread with great interest. cheers Pierre
  12. Zero-Five-Two, have been watching from afar, great work, looks fantastic. That mug sitting on there reminds me when I worked at the Chrysler Plant here in Adelaide, the Japanese took it over in the 80's & we produced the Mitsubishi Galant & engine. The main thrust of the advertising was that you could balance a glass of water on the engine & not spill a drop!! 😄 Look forward to the next installment cheers Pierre
  13. Hi Chris, love this project of yours. You just couldn't have a vehicle like that from the fields of France without some trace of "battle damage". Watching with great interest Pierre
  14. What a beauty. Keep the patina & history. Tidy her up & get her running otherwise it will just be another shiny truck (IMO). Good luck, will watch with interest Pierre
  15. Great looking Tanker, you've done a fantastic job congrats. cheers Pierre
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