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  1. Yes another item to test before installing a new Gennie. I have now a replacment Gennie, Harness & Regulator. So by a process of elimination by exchanging component's, i should find the culprit!
  2. Email sent just now. I guess it's now 'Hurry up & Wait'!.......🙄
  3. Hi Chris, Yes I have dealt with him in the past. .50" Deacts as you know are hard to find here now. & very expensive! If it helps you, I have a Mate who is an Engineer. Who makes some very realistic replica's?.
  4. As Title States, I am seeking a Buffer Housing. For a Deact M2HB. I have one for an M3, but this is not what I need. Happy to exchange my M3 Housing if anyone needs one for an Aircraft Gun. Or Buy an M2HB Version if for sale. Photo below shows what I am looking for. M2HB BUFFER HOUSING.jfif
  5. I wont know for certain. Until I do a post mortem strip down on the Gennie. When I have time!
  6. Clive, no out put all all on a volt meter tester. I think the Dynamo has had it. This is strange to me, as it was running perfectly when laid up 18 months ago? I now have sourced a N.O.S French Army Gennie & intend to fit when time allows. I will test it as a 'Motor' prior to installation. I will update this Post as & when procedures' are enacted. M.
  7. Re Polarized Dynamo, Still No Charge output......:(
  8. Now here is a Puzzler for Me! The Radio junction box that came with my Jeep is pictured below As I understand these things, there should be 2 x outlets? This has three! ( Well, it is French! ) 😁Also there should be a metal conduit tube for the power in cable. ( The same as WW2 Willys & Ford Jeeps ) I AM LOOKING FOR ONE OF THESE CONDUITS, IF ANYONE HAS ONE THEY DONT WANT? Also seeking three screw on caps with cone rubbers for this box's outlets as well. The internal insulator is broken in two places, preventing the assembly to be secured. So.... Does anyone have a spare insulator block at all please? Interestingly, my cable has the power & earth wires. Both the same length. Indicating to Me, that the earth wire was secured not far from the Live feed on the starter foot switch? I understood that the Earth cable was short. & exited under the junction box. & was secured close to the box on the chassis? Can anyone clarify the above points for Me? & tell me where I can source the above requested items. Or perhaps some of you erstwhile Chaps, MAY have them for sale? Thank you so much in advance for your assistance! Mike.
  9. No Bud, i dont have time at present im afraid It does not have a charge light. Jeeps dont as standard.
  10. Base overhaul, is refurbish to 'As New', Factory Standards. A Total strip down & refurbish of ALL Component's. Major assemblies such as engines & Gearboxes Etc. Were Field Workshops repairs. A vehicle would come in say, needing a gearbox replacement. In most cases a replacment was fitted & the vehicle returned to unit. Then those major assemblies were collated into a production run strip down & assembly line. To Refurb those defective assemblies. To return them 'To Stock'. For further repair by Exchange. Or Refurbed & Returned to Ordinance Major stores facilities.
  11. I have carefully cleaned all thee coils contacts. still no change. ☹️
  12. Details Required: As posted in 'Other Chatter'. As the Heading suggests. I am seeking a contact number for Andy Carter. Who runs the M201 Jeep Site. 2 x Emails sent already & a week has elapsed since the Overlord Show.... I really need to speak to him on Electrical M201 technical Difficulties! The good weather is passing, & I am unable to go out in my Jeep & enjoy it!. Which is one of the main reasons I bought it, in the First place! Can anyone Help please? This info will not be abused. Many Thanks! Mike.
  13. No, It dosent. As an aside, I now have main headlights working! I ran her up this afternoon. Battery level reading on a voltmeter are 24.7. Running, & also engine switched off. She is defo NOT charging!...... ☹️
  14. As the Heading suggests. I am seeking a contact number for Andy Carter. Who runs the M201 Jeep Site. 2 x Emails sent already & a week has elapsed since the Overlord Show.... I really need to speak to him on Electrical M201 technical Difficulties! The good weather is passing, & I am unable to go out in my Jeep & enjoy it!. Which is one of the main reasons I bought it, in the First place! Can anyone Help please? This info will not be abused. Many Thanks! Mike.
  15. I recently heard, that He was in the funny handshake club, ( Allegedly & Lack of an Eyebrow being raised! ) So the outcome should come as no surprise. to those of us who also suspected his 'Connections'!..........😎
  16. Indeed! I would NEVER have attempted the Journey from Kent to Portsmouth. Without the Charging system being operative in any case! But the Fault is driving Me mad now!....🤪
  17. Hi Clive, Do you know. I was thinking the same about Andy & the show. I was not able to attend Overlord myself sadly. With the Jeep not apparantly charging, that was but one factor I was not able to go! ☹️
  18. I heard about this man's 'Activities', over 20 years ago. It was rumoured at the time, how He was acquiring vehicles. But was deemed roumer's at the time..... Knowing that he has been involved with 'Museum's' & Private Collections here in the UK. After this news, I would imagine thier are one of two Bum Holes Twitching now!....... 😵 The Household cavalry will be most embarrassed, & Indeed livid. After hearing about his Conviction. They are very strong on the Officer & gentleman reputation they have. Yes, he must have had connections I feel. to have got off So LIGHTLY!....
  19. Hello Buddy! I emailed Andy Carter on the 15th August. I have not yet heard back from Him?........ Regards: Mike.
  20. I recall in service. BV's were standard issue in 432's Etc. you just plugged in the cable after filling the BV with water. & the engine did the rest! I also recall, on STALWARTS, there was a dedicated box that was fitted in the vehicle. With a Socket to accept the BV lead. You had a SWITCH, & a light on this box. That told you when the BV was switched on. I am ASSUMING this box had the nessacary regulator in it. To control the Thermostat in the BV. As well as the current going to the main elements? So I would suggest you look / enquire. for one of these control boxes, from parts suppliers. Under Stalwart spares perhaps?
  21. Hello Everyone! I have a nice '45 Willys Jeep. Restored to Hotchkiss M201 Mil Spec. I purchased this approx 2 years ago. I parked it on my drive & sheeted it over. when Covid killed all the show's Etc. The batteries on a trickle charger, which has kept them topped up nicely. Last week I started her up with no difficulty. Lift pump fuel to carb, slight choke & fired her up excellently! Now come the problem! She is not charging! ALL gauges are working, EXCEPT. The ammeter. It is not showing charge, or surprisingly any discharge? Also, I dont know if it is related. But all lights work, EXCEPT the main headlights? I am told that a good check to do on a Hotcho is to start it. & when running turn off the battery isolator switch. As it is a Negative earth, & the switch comes in there before power is turned on. I am informed that IF the Gennie is working. The engine will CONTINUE to run. Thus displaying that the charging side of things are working? Yesterday, I had the regulator box off & opened it up. The inside is very clean & everything is in like new condition. I lightly wiped all the contacts with a fine emery board as I had access, to eliminate this component area. All solenoid contact bridges move manually easily as they should. I only have a blurry vague French wiring diagram. & from what I gather, i think there is a contact switch on the rear of the ammeter? I am wondering if there is, might this be the problem? but as I said, all other gauges & lights ( Except main headlights ) are working. I am stumped here on this? I am hoping one of you erstwhile chaps may have some sound advice on what to do / look for? I want to get this rectified, so I can enjoy driving it. Whilst we still have good weather!...HELP!!!.....
  22. There is making a profit in Bussiness. & well,.................Im too much of a Gentleman to say on here!....😡
  23. Ouch! Look at that price!!! A 'Known' Expensive Dealer!..... I know where He has sourced some of His Deacts. & also what he has paid for them! The 'Mark up' is almost unmentionable!.... Thanks for your heads up, but I will pass at this price!.....😲
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