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  1. in one sense obviously a shame to see it broken, but without gearbox I have no idea why anyone would want the hull alone, unless they have a spare one of course (or are willing to "deal" with Helston). that said, the fact Bovvy let it go in the first place suggests they do not regard it as of "significant" national heritage, so if it will keep others running via parts breaking, so be it.
  2. thanks radiomike, now i understand what the thread is about, and lol we are going in circles as the earlier discussion has now been added to by this current thread's author... https://hmvf.co.uk/topic/10825-anyone-happen-to-own-srv-1-the-cricket/?tab=comments#comment-435041 great shame that "Minkey" apparently never did post up the info he said it would take a few days for him to collate. Seems like tracking down Graham "Minkey" would be worthwhile before the info vanishes.
  3. for ordinary use (daytime etc) the standard No17 periscope would be used as the night sight is only supposed to be used in daylight in an "emergency" the actual nightsight is: Periscope AVII L7A1 for training purposes only during daylight a special filter (the thing painted yellow) is fitted to the objective lens the drivers "leg armour" indicates your Ferret has received the mines counter measures upgrade. If your intention is to revert to Aden spec it should really be removed... along with the other work associated with that M suffix on your vehicle mark. (extra fire extinguishers for example). Kevin Brown is the expert on Aden ferrets and would be best place for advice if you want to be historically accurate. An expensive proposition as the most visible features would be: a) fit a complete Larkspur radio and intercom system as you have the fittings for Clansman - external visuals therefore would include replacing the antenna bases and reverting the B set antenna bracket to being the old, unarmoured, version. b) as you already hint at, that would also include reverting the drivers hatch to the original, non night sight version as of course that came much later. It would be a bit more than a paint job and a few decals !
  4. @gordonb thanks. never seen the squibs pictured before and fairly certain not in Ferret books as your picture shows them, so very useful as a frequent question at shows.
  5. appreciate this is an old thread, but hey ho. never call it a sand blaster then, as mentioned above, you won't make the mistake of using sand as the blast media as that is illegal, even in non commercial / hobby / personal use. (Short cut to silicosis and a slow death) Always call it grit blasting, then you will think to buy the right stuff: grit, not sand! attachments to a water pressure washer are, in my experience, rubbish. Too prone to clogging for obvious reasons.
  6. Hi richard As I have a 1979 production Fox, and as implied by responses on FB, could one "simply rely" on the fact I have a carb manufactured with the Marcus name on it, thereby implying it may be one of your "late" ones? Regards John
  7. the internals of the gearbox (Bands etc) are directly interchangeable Ferret/Fox The major difference with Fox is the physical size of the box's casing - it is larger and therefore mounting a Ferret one in Fox requires "adjustments"
  8. yes please, but only please do so if the merged account is associated with the email address registered for the "John Fox" account (I think part of the problem with the old account is it went to an email I may no longer have access to so we struggled to reset it)
  9. LOL, I guess you are reading Fox FB group as we type so you'll see I have relayed that message to him shame "we" couldn't get my old 00EC25 account to work again 😃 but no worries. I have obviously now recalled the password for this new account so am "back"
  10. digging up an old post as a Fox owner in Australia (who sadly is unable to open an HMVF account) has asked is there is a visual indication of whether such modifications have been done? Is there any other way to tell?
  11. I'm inclined to think you need to study the arc through which the door moves before making further "suggestions" as then it will make sense as to why all these door's mechanisms are made the same way. If the bend is not where it is as shown, the mechanism simply will not operate.
  12. OK, the dial on the meter itself says from 20mph level road so I'll keep an open mind for now
  13. OK, so I have purchased a Tapley (BM) meter. It is functional but is without instructions. Google finds threads from others saying its hard to find the instructions on how to set it up/ use it.. Can anyone help please? it is the "older model", ie version with two scales for stopping distance and % efficiency scales Also, and this really is a stupid question, what should the stopping distances of Ferret (Mks 1, 1/2, and 2) and CVRW Fox be?
  14. the bar is fitted the way it is because that is the only way it will work. Reversing it will cause a jam and possibly damage to what appears to be a garage that is being rented rather than being his own to destroy. When it opens, the door obviously moves through an arc, not a straight line, hence the bend to allow clearance for the arc the solution is to do what I did. Remove the bar and open and close the door manually. There is no alternative with an up and over door and that sort of electric opening mechanism. Hence I fitted a roller door on my other garage.
  15. advice please... long time ago I bought one of the first Jolley kits for a Ferret. Sadly he was still learning himself at that time and did not supply an "electronic" coil as he said the original one was OK. I am aware that now he says you must replace the coil. My question is: what coil should I use with the Jolley electronic system? I am loathe to ask him as I feel he short changed me on the original deal, so don't wish to make him richer for having misled me and now needing to correct it at my additional cost.
  16. the "modifications" (sadly) originate in the UK, where this "thing" has been knocking around on the selling circuit for at least a decade. It allegedly has some street cred in terms of bling use by a boxer for personal promo, so to that extent there is an argument that it should be kept in bling as something "different" (and in recognition of its civvi history?) actually the fact it is now in the Good ole USA is a great result as you guys are so desperate for armour, and have so much money to throw away, there is a reasonable chance someone will buy and de-bling it back to "original" Here's hoping
  17. as Chris mentions, it is best to use valid descriptions in case you ever end up in court (road traffic accident) and some wise barrister (or a sensible man in the street) goes through your situation with a fine tooth comb and looks up definitions ... wheeled vehicle is not a crawler tracked vehicle is a crawler crawler [ kraw-ler ]SHOW IPA SEE SYNONYMS FOR crawler ON THESAURUS.COM noun a person or thing that crawls. Digital Technology. web crawler. Also called crawler tractor. any of various large, heavy vehicles or machines that are propelled on endless belts or tracks, especially as used in construction.
  18. things are different to when I last registered a vehicle, but aside from the still valid issues flagged by Chris above, if you are presented with the option as to how to describe the vehicle, refer to it as a "motor tractor", as that (and only that) is the vehicle classification category which the DVSA can "cope" with when it comes to armoured (ex) MV and therefore what category of MOT it falls into. Yes I know we now have historic class for MOT exemption, but there is nothing lost by also ensuring it is "categorised" into something that a DVSA civil servant can understand.
  19. I think you have your Ferret identifications mixed up, the photo in his post shows a bog standard Mk 1/2. It is does not show a "malaya" Mk2 with the extra armour between hull and turret - for that take a look at this and see the difference:
  20. I suppose a bling auto car sales room (is it really a museum if the "exhibits" are for sale?) in the USA is a logical place for its latest reappearance. Always for sale, but never openly owned, appears to be its perpetual destiny.
  21. List here the vehicle serial number and I'll look it up on the 101 Club records. To re-register as age related you will need a letter from Gaydon confirming the build date as DVLA can be rather hit or miss with accepting "certified" letters from the 101 Club, so best go straight to Gaydon anyway. John (101 Club Treasurer)
  22. Hi all Finally admitted defeat on remembering my old credentials so I'm repackaged as this one instead. Used to be 00ec25, and still am in a sense 😀 Real life has intervened for last decade or so, and it may take me a while to rediscover my mojo on here, but the love of vehicles has never gone away Regards John
  23. LOL, that's my Xmas present sorted then EDIT - I've already got that book but had forgotten it covers Fox as well - it sits in my Scorpion "library"
  24. The Fox turret has a smaller ring than a CVRT one and is not as high. The adapter ring therefore addressed both problems when fitting Fox to CVRT hulls as far as I know I have never seen any written reference to the Scorpion turrets being functional when fitted to Fox. I'm not even sure they were anything other than a way to get a turret back on a hull so that the dealers could then sell a "turreted" vehicle, bearing in mind most Foxes that initially came out were hulls only without engines and so hard to sell. Those Foxes still with Scorpion turrets are, I believe, either dropped on and loose, or fixed bolted in place and non functional film props (there was at least one such used in the Evita film "starring" Madonna) IMHO the book on Fox remains the contemporary AFV Profile series of which No 44 neatly covers both Ferret and Fox . Obviously without the benefit of a historical perspective looking back at them now. (AFV Profile books are sought after and can be expensive, I won't post a link to those on sale in case you think I'm touting my own, which I'm not as I'll never sell it ) this is a generic non sales link: https://www.librarything.com/work/2093915
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