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  1. My 1940 MW is fitted with aero screens, currently made out of perspex. I assume the originals were toughened glass, but before I shell out on a couple of laminated replacements, I thought I'd better check with those in the know that the originals weren't in fact perspex. Any input appreciated!
  2. Thanks for that. I have some red rubber grease for the cylinders, but it seems Lockheed expander grease has gone the way of the dodo. Do you think TRW brake grease is the nearest thing?
  3. Sorry, wrong section...not about vehicle manuals at all! As I'm too much of a Luddite to know how to move it, I've re-posted in MV Chatter.
  4. According to the manual, the rear brake bisector on my Bedford MW should be packed with "Wakefield bisector grease". Any idea what the modern equivalent is?
  5. According to the manual, the rear brake bisector on my Bedford MW should be packed with "Wakefield bisector grease". Any idea what the modern equivalent is?
  6. Question answered by my local metal work suppliers, it's 3/8" BSP (prabably the same for a lot of British vehicles of this period). Here's a tip for the unwary though; when fitting a replacement drain tap, clean out the thread in the radiator first. The corroded cast iron or steel is hard enough to damage the brass thread on the new drain tap. Mine lost about 0.5mm of diameter when i tried to wind it in, and I didn't think I was using much force. Still enough thread left to screw home when the female thread was cleaned up however. Phew!
  7. Pedantic is good! Thanks for that everyone. I'll compromise by accepting UNF in that case. I did have to fill the cooling system with holy water and call the local priest for an exorcism however when I found a metric bolt in the engine compartment.
  8. Nearly all the nuts and bolts on my 1940 Bedford MW are UNF. Whilst it has been extensively rebuilt in the past, I would have expected it to be held together with BSF. Have they all been replaced over the years, or was UNF the original predominant thread type?
  9. I am fitting a replacement radiator drain tap to my 1940 MW, but the new one has a longer thread than the original. Due to corrosion in the radiator's female thread, I can't screw it in far enough to seat properly. Anyone know what the thread size is so I can try and get hold of a tap to clean it out?
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