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  1. Rather than starting a new thread I thought I would post some pictures taken during our holiday in France last week. trailer on solid wheels, front wheels with wooden spokes, rear wheels Renault difficult to photograph... In a small village we visited a WW1 museum in Burgundy. The 85 year old lady was very happy to give us a tour, she had collected quite a number of artifacts since her youth. There are several hundreds of postcards in her collection, she said that if I could find one with a Peugeot I could have it. I went throught 20 or so albums and was kindly allowed to take pictures, but no Peugeot... Next time I'll take a scanner, who knows what is still hidden in those albums. And a nice Berliet chain drive truck. Best regards Marcel
  2. Yes he does have quite a collection. I plan on visiting him when we visit the Peugeot museum this fall. He was after my Peugeot as well and called me a few days after we bought it.
  3. Thanks for posting the links Tim! I have been on the phone with this collector several times but somehow I forgot to post the link to his website :blush: Marcel
  4. We visited this museum in the Loire valley a couple of weeks ago, it contains a very nice collection of old iron. Most of the objects have been found in France. Here are some pictures, it is certainly worth a visit. I have more pictures but mostly of the tractors and engines. The website: http://www.musee-dufresne.com Marcel M8? Delahaye Lorraine Steam crane De Dion Bouton Atlas w/trailer something different Packard Latil FWD
  5. I took this picture of a GP last week at the Dufresne museum in France. There were several WW1 trucks that I will post pictures from in another thread, if there is interest:D Best regards Marcel
  6. Any idea what 'FN' stands for? Marcel
  7. If a hand push fit of a cast liner in a alu block does the job with the expansion of aluminium being more than double of cast iron, then a cast liner in a cast block should be no problem at all. A tight press fit would only be necessary if there were no possibility to put in a shim. Not sure if I would use loctite, if the liner has to come out for any reason that would be nearly impossible without damaging it. I am also not sure about the heat transfer rate of the loctite but if the liner expands more than the surrounding block it could cause serious damage (this is only a speculation, if have no experience in this matter). Marcel
  8. A job that needs a lot of patience, well done! You now have nice rails to start the assembly. With the cross members in place you won't notice any difference between the two. Marcel
  9. That is only one advantage, if you make several steps of the same length you only have to press it in for the length of one step which eliminates the risk of getting stuk halfway if you have to press it in over the whole length. Yes I am thinking on a shim between case and block, a sort of piston ring would be a possibility but with the piston dropping below and the liner so thin that does not seem the way to go. Marcel
  10. Cel

    WW1 Peugeot

    I finished the cleaning of the crankcase today. The main bearings have been worked on in earlier years, as proved by the self-fabricated shims. Installing the crankshaft will be a job of patience with prussian blue and more shims. I also found a valve seat cutter set and am now after a valve grinder. Regards Marcel Distribution side The oil is supplied into the pressure header in the bottom of the picture. From there it goes to the 4 holes from where the oil can drip into the trays in the oilpan, the scoops on the conrod take the oil from there. There are also 3 connections to the main crankshaft bearings. Homemade shim on one of the upper bearing halves.
  11. Hi Steve You should consider the stepped liner, it is a little more work but much less risk to get stuck halfway. Instead of a flange you could put in a thin ring between block and case. I remember you writing 'nothing like a good challenge' in the Dennis thread, no doubt you have one here! Best regards Marcel
  12. A friend of mine fitted a self-fabricated dry liner in an old Tangye engine. Instead of having the same wall thickness over the whole length, he gave it different diameters, the smallest on the bottom side. That way he didn't need to press it all the way in. Of course, the bore has be stepped as well but that is not too difficult. Regards Marcel
  13. Hi all Thought I'd share a pic of our Fordsons. The F is a 1923 model in very good original condition but not running yet, built in the USA. The Standard N is a 1940 model built in the Dagenham factory. It had some ignition problems but I've sorted out those. Now even my 7 yr old son can start it: Best regards Marcel
  14. Cel

    WW1 Peugeot

    They only charged me € 10 for the date attestation, the other documents and manual were free. I also became a member for € 49 which gives me several advantages like free entry to the museum. Marcel
  15. Cel

    WW1 Peugeot

    The documentation from the Peugeot museum arrived today! I now know officially that I have a 1504 truck that left the Sochaux factory on the 21st of June 1916. From 1914 to 1916, 1597 trucks of the 1504 type have been built. Here are some pics, they have also sent me an operator's and maintenance manual. All the best! Marcel
  16. Don't know whether a belgian with a French truck is allowed but if so, count me in! Marcel
  17. Looking good so far! Is it an option to weld up the dents and grind/machine them down to original specs? Marcel
  18. Cel

    WW1 Peugeot

    Not too much news on the restoration. But I received a phone call from the Peugeot museum in France today. I had met this people last week at the Avignon motor festival in France, and they were very interested. I sent them a mail with the serial number and they officially confirmed that my truck left the factory in 1916. They have some documentation that they will send me. No spares left... If you are interested in old Peugeots you should become a member of the museum, they still can supply a lot of info. I will visit the museum later on this year before we start building the wood body as they have one there that I can take measurements from. I'll post the details as soon as I have received the documentation. All the best Marcel
  19. Wheels look the same like this one but the axles not. It seems to me that very little is known about WW1 trailers, I am still hoping to find out more about my trailer which is believed to be WW1. http://www.g503.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=28&t=192239 Marcel
  20. Cel

    WW1 Peugeot

    We now have all the bearings out and are looking to find new ones. They all have metric sizes but most of them are probably not standard anymore. 7 different sizes on a total of 10 bearings! You can see how the balls were dropped between the races. Also the center bearing of the camshaft came out, the four cams came off quite easily, new cotter pins will have to be made. The bores of some spacer rings are not not concentric with the outer diameter. Perhaps they were using steel pipes that they cut to length or was it the apprentice-in-a-bad-mood who made them? Regards Marcel
  21. Looking good! Amazing how the flywheel is attached to the crank by a rectangular flange. Just out of curiousitiy, what are the diameters of crankshaft, flywheel and bore? I guess the cams can be built up and reground, or you can make new ones and lock them in place. Regards Marcel
  22. I went looking to the ad again and he added that it might be a DUX chassis. However, the only picture of a Dux that I have seen was of a LO truck that had cast iron wheels and chain drive. The trailer is for sale as well, a better picture of it can be seen here: http://www.prewarcar.com/classifieds/ad62853.html Regards Marcel
  23. Hi Dan Great stuff on your website! I would like to see a picture of your dragline. Don't want to derail this thread so if you like you can send it by pm. Have you made any progress with the transmission and engine of the Halley? Thanks Marcel
  24. There is one at the museum in Meaux as well, here is a link to a picture: http://les-renault-d-avant-guerre.xooit.com/t2784-LE-MATERIEL-MILITAIRE-RENAULT.htm Marcel
  25. The grease gun method usually works very well but I guess you have considered this already. Good luck with it! Marcel
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