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  1. https://www.barnwell.co.uk/bristol-branch-is-moving/ In a different life, many years ago, we used to use their Avonmouth depot for any unusual seals. They would make something if they didn't have it on the shelf.
  2. Barnwells. According to their site, they'll even be in Clevedon by the end of January
  3. 2 ton Tasker. Used by RAOC/RLC types amongst others. Almost impossible to reverse!
  4. Maybe from something like an asphalt/tarmac batching plant. Easier, quicker and cheaper to just replace worn out tips of the mixer paddles
  5. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/LEYLAND-DIESEL-RECOVERY-VEHICLE/173657502379?_trkparms=aid%3D888007%26algo%3DDISC.MBE%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D20140328180637%26meid%3D506c88459cc24ceaa80643fb18fd0118%26pid%3D100009%26rk%3D1%26rkt%3D2%26sd%3D253990565016%26itm%3D173657502379&_trksid=p2047675.c100009.m1982
  6. I'm pretty sure Burnett & Hillman still supply Pirtek with adaptors.
  7. Ours was under the old Severn Bridge. We used a Fiat Allis FL5B and a Hamm DV8. Luckily we all passed before NAAFI break
  8. Was part of the CES for Foden Wreckers. (Supposed to be) used by recce mechs when winching at night. Search ebay for Bardic Lamp Battery Conversion Kit
  9. How much of Chattenden is left Rob? I was Guard 2IC for a week at the DEODS(?) camp over Christmas "cough cough" 20 years ago while we were on our A1 at Brompton.
  10. When the tyre "let go", the wheel shot upwards at a rate of knots and knocked out a couple of the top blocks from their slots?
  11. Must get a few of my pics scanned. In hindsight it's a real shame (and I'm sure it's different these days with camera phones etc), but 20 years ago as a young sapper, the last thing we were thinking of was taking photos of our kit.
  12. Apparently BMW formula one teams used a similar trick to strengthen engine blocks in the early eighties. Some of you might wonder how did the engine block resist to such immense detonation inside the combustion chamber. This may not be the answer you were looking for – and most of you might not believe it – but it seems BMW was in fact using seasoned inline 4 cylinder blocks – picked up from several junkyards – for their F1 operations. The interesting part about it was that the blocks were kept out in the cold and urinated upon in order to strengthen their composition. While so
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