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About blastermike

  • Birthday 01/24/1965

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  • Location
    taupo new zealand
  • Interests
    hunting, family
  • Occupation
    i own a sandblasting and industrial painting bussiness.

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  1. Hi andrew, thats a good start, looks like youve got all the important mechanical pieces, and a few spares to boot, is there a second chassis? or just the rear section in the picture on the lowloader, look forward to seeing more, good on ya for collecting it up and doing something with it all cheers mike
  2. Happy Birthday, Mike!


  3. Hi rick thanks for the info, my albion also has the two piece riveted front axle and square shaped rear axle, not sure if this is correct, but the other 5 rearends and axles i have are all 4 ton ones, mike
  4. Hi just wondering how your project is coming along? any chance of an update? Thanks mike
  5. Those rear c shaped spring hangers look like the ones found on early whites
  6. Hi andy, yes ive seen that, its a great thing being able to press those square fins, and yes i do have lots of patience, I spent almost 5 hrs straightening the fins with a pair of longnose pliers on my Leyland rad, very tedious but rewarding to have the rad looking as it should, it will be good to see the end result of your stamping, these radiators of this period are usally a major part of any restoration, ive managed to use the toptank and sides of the rad i found a few yrs back but i then had to have the bottom tank recast.
  7. Hi guys another update, being a while but im plodding along with the A10 got the transaxle in the chassis and front axle and steering, firewall, and finally through phil in aus ive got a replacement crankcase and sump for my broken engine, plus a usable radiator core, so its looking very positive, looking forward to fitting the rear axle and wheels in a few weeks time, Merry xmas and cheers Mike
  8. Hi all just an update, finally got my engine from an arizona liberty owner for my 2nd chassis, engine is a aeries two continental and is fairly complete many thanks to william in virginia for making this happen and chuck in arizona too, williams also supplying me with a missing m3 carb and a spare radiator he has, i had put a deposit down on this engine around feb this year then with covid and other issues it has only recently moved the first step before coming back down here, still progress forward, ive also almost got the repairs done on the chassis, added some pics below mike
  9. Hi Al, im enjoying following your thread and seeing the articles you have and leads your getting, the picture of the diff is not unlike the packard one which has a massive stabilising bar coming forward to attach to a crossmember or round tube? Hope you find some riker parts, keep at it mate cheers mike
  10. Doug, how far have has karl got with the Leyland ? any chance of some pictures of the restoration to date ? ive started putting the 1924 ph 2 back together as a mechanicaly restored vehicle only, not blasting or painting any of it, ive used the sth island chassis and transfered the front half taihape ones mechanicals, got a gearbox and diff internals from steven in aus so its now a viable project look forward to seeing karls pictures and update, mike mike
  11. Hi tim, happy birthday to tony, i bet he was chuffed to get that nameplate as a present, i too get my youngest daughter from time to time to help lift or hold things on my projects, good to share a hobby with the family i reckon, progress on the peerless is fast considering the lockdown restrictions, cheers mike
  12. Hi i have three of these oil lamps that go on the series two liberty truck, one each side of the firewall and one with a red lense for the rear, all have USA on the top, also a lot of the castings on the chassis have USA cast onto them mike
  13. Hi Bob, do you know where this liberty is ? or any other details ? looks mechanically complete, just needs chassis repaired or a replacement chassis, it looks to be a series 2, but has some electric lights mounted up front, thanks for posting, mike.
  14. Hi Rick, I didn't manage to get this radiator because they decided not to sell it, but a good mate has just found another which is in far better condition apart from a small section of the left side mounting bracket having an inch or so cut off the end!! now all I am needing is a set of mag/throttle controls- bracket and levers, and also the correct handbrake lever for this Albion to be a complete project, so if anyone can help with these let me know, even recast examples would be ok, I have lots of parts for other early English makes so maybe someone here would be happy to trade for these parts? just another idea to get going forward? cheers mike
  15. Hi Tim, is the body that you are building for the thorny J being made from a set of plans,? WD type, or have you measured up and copied it from one of the restored examples you have there in England? just wondering, on the radiator front I have three what I think are J types but they are all slightly different, the one with the cross braces I was told came of a j type chassis and this came as a spare with a complete 1923 j chassis nos 10402, third one with brass inserts of the mounting lugs is one I picked up from a collector years ago, be interesting to know for sure, thanks mike.
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