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  1. I'd take 5 of Dingo size if you end up doing them.
  2. Just for comparison, pic of 30ZS53 not long after I got it in 1974 and at Armed Forces Day in Wiltshire earlier this year.
  3. Robin, hi, Just spoken to Richard F who pointed me in your direction. Dingo 30ZS53 is indeed mine and has been since the early 70s. When I originally cleaned it up there was sand coloured paint below the green and your photo explains why. The car is still in good running order and I was out in it only just before Christmas. That's the first and only photo that I've ever seen of it during its military service so if you could get me a better repro pic that would be fantastic. Richard Miller
  4. Last thought. I'm guessing that the original colour is most likely to have been BS 987c SCC 12.
  5. Thank you all, I begin to see some light at the end of the tunnel! Options for a 1944 grey are therefore 29 Quaker Grey - assuming that to be the original name and the camouflage grey handle being added later- which doesn't seem a likely military colour, or 31 Light Battleship Grey or 32 Dark Battleship Grey. Accepting fading/rusting/photos/monitors/printers etc the only water cans I've seen in grey look to me more like 32 than 31. I think I'm therefore coming down on water cans being 632 if in grey, or 298 for later war vehicles or 499 for brown. -Ish!
  6. I was thinking one of those. Or Dark Admiralty Grey 632. The pics of original painted cans that exist are very difficult to judge (quality of screen, printer etc) so it's a question of what SCC code merged into which BS381 code. I suspect the Ammunition Grey referred to earlier was probably the bullet nose colour for night tracer, which was apparently a very light colour.
  7. That's an interesting thread I hadn't picked up on. Thanks. Quite definitive on the 41/2 gall can history and clearly many folk are confused by the existence into recent times of the black version. Just wish I could put my hands on something similar for the 2 gall POW can. I've got two without the Petroleum Spirit stamping which I'm assuming are for water - and other substances. If, as suggested and seems likely, the 43rd order is based on camouflage to match vehicles then the question is how widespread a practice was it - or were most cans still in white/grey as the 'official' correct colours.
  8. Ah, that's a new one on me. Sounds logical if it was a colour that was in existence at the time.
  9. It seems to be that green, brown, grey, perhaps black were all used but that if you wanted your water to taste of water white was the best bet - just not a great idea to strap to the side of your AFV! Which still leaves me wondering - which grey. Guess I'm not likely to find the answer to that.
  10. Curious. I'd assumed that green cans were associated with vehicle painting and not issued from scratch. I know someone quoted the 43rd War Diary with regard to brown and that grey was the 'official' replacement colour for white - except I'd be happier if I had the document reference to back it up.
  11. Does anyone have a definitive answer as to the best BS381 colour for late war 2 gallon water cans? I believe they ought to be grey (early war - white, commonly green if on a vehicle or brown for 43rd Div post DDay) but is that 629, dark camouflage grey, 632, dark admiralty grey or indeed another grey altogether? Anyone tried to match an original to a current colour code?
  12. I reckon that one gets most of us in the end. In my case it was the need to take the hull off and have a serious go at stopping looking like an oil well every time I stopped!
  13. My original rotor arm had had the governor removed. But the current one - which is as shown above - still allows me to reach 60 so its not too restricting (although that speed not recommended for sustained travel unless you have a plentiful supply of head gaskets!).
  14. Or speak to Tobin Jones/Tom Cunningham. They're across Buckingham way but doing quite a bit of Dingo work at the moment.
  15. Like that idea, given that mines aren't so big a problem nowadays. Job lot of those and an engine cover and I reckon you've cracked it!
  16. Hi all. I'm sure I should have done this before, but maybe never got around to it. Richard, live in Wiltshire, day job is fundraiser for ABF The Soldiers' Charity. MVs started with Champ way back in the 70s or maybe just 60s (ANJ3J - where is it now?), then a Ford GPW then the Dingo which is still with me 40 years later - scary. Currently doing a bit of research on cavalry in 1914 - not a piston in sight, and no, I was never a donkey-walloper. Richard
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