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  1. Hi Higgins I checked the rebuilt switch although the switchesI think I am wrong here, as the holes in the dash are drilled differently, So fitting later switches to an early dash makes the levers point down wards. early switches on early dash. later switches on an early dash, but with the raised sign. switich To be fair it does make sense to fit them this way as it keeps the water out etc, as with the flood lamp switches, hence my error. keep with the good work I know how hard it is to work under a tarp, outside. in cold weather, best Rupert
  2. Hi Higgins, Well its coming along, Well done i hope you do not mind me being a bit critical here, the speedo is not quite right, I do really appreciate how hard it is these days to get the right parts, there should be a brass plate fitted around the choke pull. although I have rarely seen this fitted. I think I have an illustration some where. the fuel tank and brake light switches should be Lucas 30001A, 2H3771, MD6L9. levers pointing down, ch.no. 23844 onwards, as as a rebuilt model A1782244 this would be the case anyway. The lower 2( 2/3) pictu
  3. Hi Just see if I can add some pics, So as for colours standard army WW2, Blue postwar. see AWM (Australian War Memorial) film FO1683 Australian soldiers leaving Singapore, Austin K2Y Ambulances Royal Navy. Could be a Navy one? this I think is an altered picture as the same ambulance is picture below with the same mud on the tyers, Post War Austin K2Y door and rear body Last one I have wartime pic. regs Rupert
  4. Hi Ted thank you very much for that I have been going the wrong way. regs Rupert
  5. Hi Can any one tell me more about this Austin K2Y. picture came from the net somewhere. Taken in Australia, the rego number would be a help or a better picture, or other ambos used here by the RAF or any RAF Austin K2Ys or Navy regs rupert
  6. Hi All maybe not the best place for this question. I noticed on an LRDG jeep a bracket on the front L/H wing, I though this may be for a lamp. these brackets were also fitted to Austin K2y ambulances North Africa drivers side(R/H),, Malta pass side(L/H), any Ideas at what it was for? regs Rupert
  7. Hi H there an instrument cluster on e-bay under, Austin Multi Guage Ampmeter Fuel Oil Pressure, K2 Tilly K3 K5 K6. regs rupert
  8. Hi H. Yes I have a 1941 model K2Y, I tried the Mitas, but as I said they came with the word implement branded on both sides, so I would only be able to do 40 KMH here. So I had to send them back. I send you list of part numbers for the instruments, So for each part I sent you the, type. Makers part no. Austin Part No. War department Part No. may help with a parts search. regs rupert
  9. hi B the books Allocation By Central Census of B Venice WD Numbers, by Rob Van Meel, (there are two books for the Census number nut)! list vehicles as impressed various make's. you would have to got to the RLC digital Archive, and contact them, regs rupert
  10. Hi I have seen it listed as A Morris-Commercial, lorry 4x2 mobil recruiting, regs rupert
  11. Hi I like the tyers, I got some Mitus? going back a bit they had Implement branded on the side walls so that limited the top speed to 40KMH out here in aussie, so I got wallace wade see tread, I will get a more road friendly type next. instrument part dos. may help. Instrument case (Complete) Austin Pt.no. 2H 3415 oil gauge 0-40 (later type 0-60) smiths pt.no. X.49371/1 or X45817. Austin pt.no. 2H 1991, MOD part no. MT1/SM/49371/1. Ammeter 20-0-20 Lucas CZ20.L11 364470, Austin Pt.no. 2H 1992. MOD Pt.no. MT4/LU/364470 or MT4/LU/36002, Petrol
  12. Hi well done, things are really moving along, looks like it was in good condition. regs rupert
  13. Hi GWT, interesting pictures, I do not know much about early ME plates, But the Australian Army used commonwealth plates in Australia, these started with a "C" in red maybe these a connection regs Rupert
  14. Hi Chaps, GLE 54, 27575, I would go for 1941, I have found that there are a lot of mistakes made over time, and only hard facts work. the log book is good, from what I have I can go for 1941. Another place to look is the rear axle, although this can be a replacement. there is a date stamped on it, example 15-6-43 a restored van and Austin publication dates are not a reliable source, even contract dates can be 6 months out. as long as the DVLA is happy, As for K2Y 25757 (A1204327 v.3922 ( contract late 1940)) is a rebuilt u
  15. Hi All thanks for the replies, the Arabic appears to be very short and not many letters i will have to find a really good picture. Noel17 the number on the Austin K2Y ambulance serving with the New Zealand Army. and Is WD no. A1207896 WD contract no,A.1445. The Census numbers (rego) are usually written on the lower edged of the rear door drivers side. but when overseas these numbers moved to the middle of the passenger side door, and the prefix letter written above this. this letter was sometimes omitted when not used by the British Army. it would appear t
  16. Hi, My mistake with the navy thing, Middle East numbers were discontinued in about 1943, from then on just using the standard census number displayed in Arabic. I am trying to get the correct Arabic scrip for the writing under the Arabic numbers, guess at some sort of translation for WD. this is the later example (although taken in Italy) regs Rupert
  17. Hi Richard, the topic Wally raised, was if there was photographic evidence that factories painted in the bridge plate wights,the pictures show new issued vehicles, one under army control and one under civilian control. according to the book After the War was over, (about Pearsons of Liverpool) the picture of the Bedford QL(prototype) page 43 sates "this "Test"vehicle was never handed over to the war office" the bridge plate not painted in, it can be seen in the book that even refurbished vehicles had blank Bridge plates ( but not in all cases) regs rupert
  18. i Wally managed To sort the pics out New Vehicles leaving the factory under Army control, bridge plates painted. New Vehicles leaving the factory under civilian control. Bridge plate blank. bedford QL under test Civilian control.(never issued to the WD) best I have. Refer to book 27954/SD2b, Middle East. for correct bridge plate markings, ( and other. stuff) regs Rupert
  19. Hi Wally Having trouble with the pics. I think you can work the order out regs Rupert
  20. Hi Wally, I have this from the instruction book Army For the Middle East. 1941 Austin K2y Ambula Hi Wally, I have this from the instruction book Army For the Middle East. 1941 Austin K2y Ambulances of the 1 AACC (Queensland) the bridge weight is painted above the Bridge plate.(c1942) France 1940 Factory Pictures, No Bridge plate (c1940) Factory photograph the Ambulance does have
  21. Hi Wally, I have this from the instruction book Army For the Middle East. 1941 Austin K2y Ambula Hi Wally, I have this from the instruction book Army For the Middle East. 1941 Austin K2y Ambulances of the 1 AACC (Queensland) the bridge weight is painted above the Bridge plate.(c1942) France 1940 Factory Pictures, No Bridge plate (c1940) Factory photograph the Ambulance does have
  22. Hi Wally this I am not certain of, but from what I have seen the Army unit did the painting, (RASC) at the discretion of the unit commander.
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