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johnwardle

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  • Birthday 04/16/1956

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    Could it be Military Vehicles?
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  1. New ones come in Satin Black, red paint is usually to suggest danger.
  2. It could be a good idea to pressure test the fuel line, a friend of mine had exactly the same symptoms on his Dodge, after overhauling the fuel pump to no avail he fitted an electric fuel pump. When he turned the ignition on a very fine jet of petrol shot out of the fuel pipe, the hole was so small it was virtually impossible to see. After replacing the fuel pipe and removing the electric pump it still runs fine.
  3. Thanks for the replies, I valued it at £12,500. His wife thought it was worth £30,000! Among his other vehicles he has an ex Swiss army Unimog 401, when I found out how much they sell for (If you can find one) I nearly fell off my chair.
  4. At last a chance to take your WW2 era vehicles out! I have attached copies of the fliers that I have been sent, it sounds like an interesting event, anyone got a spare WW2 vehicle that I can borrow? Final extra Poole at War boards 2021 v8.pdf
  5. Bad news I'm afraid that isn't an easily replaceable cover but a structural part of the chassis. Any decent Land Rover specialist should be able to give you a quote for replacement.
  6. If the rot is visible from the rear, then you are in luck as this section is a bolt on cover. The only problem with replacing the cover is that the captive nuts in the floor section may turn. This is quite an easy and cheap replacement, can be done with hand tools and does not need the body removed. The actual crossmember on a Wolf or Tithonus rarely rots but the covers do.
  7. The ERMs (equipment registration number) are post 1949, could these photos be from the early 50s like the Standard Vanguard pick up in the previous photo?
  8. That looks like an early 1950s Standard Vanguard pick up.
  9. I have a couple that are date expired ( over 5 years old) but still serviceable if they are any good to you, they are genuine military ones with the NSN printed on them.
  10. I may be wrong but I believe that the Wartburg engine runs in the opposite direction to the DKW engine.
  11. Have you tried Crouch Military? As the Leyland Daf DROPS is now coming out of service you may think that all the spares would be coming on the market, but believe it or not the MoD contractor for disposal of vehicle spares is VEOLIA!!! Yes the waste disposal company, so what is the chance of these spares being available to us that need them?
  12. No it had the original Munga gearbox, so it still had 4 wheel drive.
  13. The Munga that I owned had a Nissan engine fitted which I was told came out of a Micra, I have also heard of them being fitted with Ford Crossflow engines. Both easier to find than a Saab 2 stroke, the Nissan engine fitted the original gearbox with no noticeable modifications.
  14. Sorry, just saw how to PM!

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