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  1. Hi Deadline, Thanks for the tip with the bolt. I have seen pictures of the braided oil lines on early Jeeps, and went with it. I'm not doing a 'factory standard' rebuild, but if I'm getting replacement parts, I am trying to get it right. Similarly the radiator hose; the red striped top hose is a Ford part (full length rubber for the early Jeep). Cheers Simon
  2. Hi Murray, I think you could be right, but I am not 100% sure. I think the change was around May 42, and earlier ones were retro-fitted. Others will know for sure. Mine GPW is 12th May 42 DoD and it does have the torque spring fitted. Cheers Simon
  3. Hi Murray, These pictures of my work in progress might help? The first shows the long oil line route from the oil filter down past the fuel pump. The second shows the oil line 'nestling' past the oil pump before going in to the lower union. Unless someone can suggest another method, I have found that saw cutting a slot in to the top of the fuel pump bolt is the only way I can tighten the b*gger up, using a large screwdriver, as I can't get a spanner or socket anywhere near it! Cheers Simon
  4. Thanks Guys, Clearly a little more research needed! Cheers Simon
  5. Hi All, 65 years ago today, my Ford GPW was "Rebuilt to Class 1" by Army Auxiliary Workshop 'B6', as shown on the plate attached to the glove box (picture attached below). Can anyone tell me anything about Workshop B6? I have posted this here, as although my Jeep is American built, it was used by the British and came out of service in 1951. Any help gratefully received! Cheers Simon
  6. Great event today! It makes a change to have a Militaria fair on the doorstep, and this one will grow and grow. Good atmosphere, plenty of punters despite the weather all week, and a good venue. Well done team! Cheers Simon
  7. Hi all, I'm in Newark, and the snow is melting quite quickly! Definitely a touch warmer than yesterday (not quite T shirt weather yet, though....!) Looking forward to tomorrow! Cheers S.
  8. Hi Rick, Here is a good start for fellow '42 GPW owner; http://www.g503.com/parts/bond-gpw.htm I'll get my AAW and let you know the lengths if I can. Keep 'em Rolling Cheers S.
  9. Here are a couple of views of the GTB that was at the Thunder over Michigan show in August. A really nice vehicle!
  10. .... and here is a shot of M5Clive taking some snaps of 3 B-17's and a B-24 in formation. PS, Clive, what happened to my hat.......?
  11. A good first day at the show; plenty going on! As for pics; they will be appearing in the Pathfinder magazine in the fullness of time as part of a show report article that Welbourn and I will be putting together, but in the mean time, here is a taster of the sort of action we saw today (as well as the 8 B-17's flying otgether....);
  12. I'll take that as a 'No', then....... ;-) Very excited; fly tomorrow S.
  13. Another Half-Track confirmed for RTV this morning (Keith, as discussed on Wednesday), so the convoys are looking like they will be as spectacular as last time! Keep 'em Rolling S.
  14. Anybody else going to this year's airshow at Willow Run, Michigan, 7th & 8th August? http://yankeeairmuseum.org/airshow/ 'Welbourn' and I will be returning this year to see potentially 9 B-17's in the air (might have a ride in one, again...!) as well as other war-birds (Me 262 promised), and a pretty impressive set of mock battles. Flights booked...... excitement building already! Keep 'em Rolling S.
  15. The event is looking like it will be big! Here is a summary of the re-enactment groups taking part in the weekend; NW 101st Airborne (Confirmed) All American Pathfinders (Confirmed) Airborne Eagles (Confirmed) Royal Navy 30 Assault Group (HMS) (Confirmed) 124th Fd Regt RA, 50th Div (The Garrison) (Confirmed) 1st Air Landing Regiment 1st Airborne Div (Summer 44) (Confirmed) 1st Belgium Artillery 1st Bn Leicestershire Regt, 49th Div (Confirmed) 1st Bn Hampshire Regt, 50th Div (Confirmed) 2nd Bn Devonshire Regt, 50th Div (Confirmed) 4th Bn Wiltshire Regt, 43rd Div (Confirmed) 2nd Bn Gloucestershire Regt 49th Div (Confirmed) 2nd Bn Royal Warwickshire Regt, 3rd Div D&C Light Infantry (Confirmed) 4th Bn Dorset Regt, 43rd Div (Confirmed) 4th KOSB Regt, 52nd Div 4th/6th RWFs 53rd Div Military and Civilian Police (Confirmed) 43rd Recce (Confirmed) 30 Corps HQ 25 Bomb Disposal (Confirmed) 93rd Searchlight Regiment RA (ATS) (Confirmed) Some of these groups are bringing their own vehicles, so will further swell the ranks of vehicles taking part. Keep 'em Rolling S.
  16. Tim, I was talking with Keith a couple of days ago, and he specifically had a moan about the lack of half-tracks! I have put him in contact with one from the East Midlands, so get in touch with him and book yourself in! Cheers Keep 'em Rolling S.
  17. Updates; RTV 2010 no longer has provisional Lottery Funding...... it has Official Funding from the Lottery!! In addition, a number of sponsorship deals have been confirmed so that the event is almost fully funded. This is great news and allows the details for transport for vehicles etc to be finalised, so all those people who have expressed an interest in participating especially the 'heavy boys', please get back to Keith and make the arrangements. As always, more details on the web-site. Keep 'em Rolling S.
  18. Update on RTV 2010. I understand from the organisers that provisional approval has been given from the lottery funding authority for the event, and so it is definitely a runner! Transport will start to be booked shortly, so all interested participants should contact the event organisers (see web-site link in first post) and get your name down!! See you there! Keep 'em Rolling S.
  19. Some people are already aware, but I thought it worth sharing the great news that 'Route to Victory' will be taking place in 2010! The event will take place over three days to commemorate the 65th Anniversary of the end of the 1939-45 War in Europe. The theme of the event is to be Operation Market Garden, coupled with 'The Defence of Britain'. The dates for the event are May 1st, 2nd & 3rd, 2010. Building on the great success of RTV 2008 organised by the Kennet Valley area of the MVT, the event will again be centred around 'Camp Ramsbury' in Wiltshire, a real focus of wartime activity and history. The weekend will feature 2 days of road convoys (again planned by the excellent team of Ed Abbott and Clive Stevens), a 1940's dance on the Saturday night, a 1940's fashion show on the Sunday with a searchlight display in the evening, a spectacular public show day on Bank Holiday Monday, and a variety of living history displays, reenactments and the 'Ramsbury at War' museum. A web-site is now live at http://www.routetovictory.co.uk with more details, links to registration forms, etc etc. I'm sure Keith Brigstock (RTV chief) will add to this thread as more details emerge, but I hope that those who took part in RTV in 2008 will agree with me that it was up there with the best events of recent years. RTV 2010 is something to start to get excited about! Keep 'em Rolling S.
  20. Yes, a good show (Good to see Jack and his erection). Here is a short clip of one of the highlights for me; and here is Jack with his erection; Keep 'em Rolling S.
  21. Yes, sold, and went to the Netherlands. S.
  22. Hi all, A bit of a favour to ask anyone who is likely to be going near the Plymouth Naval Memorial at some time in the future; I would like a photo of the inscription to my Great Grandfather on the memorial, and hope that someone could help out? His details from the CWGC info is; Name: MORRIS, WILLIAM Nationality: United Kingdom Rank: Ordinary Seaman Regiment/Service: Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve Unit Text: S.S. "Polesley." Age: 28 Date of Death: 21/09/1918 Service No: Bristol/Z/7330 Grave/Memorial Reference: 30. Memorial: PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL I think the key info for finding him, as well as his name, is the 'Grave/Memorial Reference: 30' Thanks in advance. S.
  23. .... the promise of a loving, caring home? ;-) Keep 'em Rolling S.
  24. Thanks Chaps, Great answers, and useful info. The set came in a bag with other kit that I acquired a while ago, and is in fact surplus to requirements. If necessary, I will put it on ePay at some point in the future, but will offer it on HMVF first. PM me if you are interested as you chaps get first refusal. I will put it in the classifieds section shortly. Cheers Keep 'em Rolling S.
  25. Hi All, I have the 'radio' kit as shown in the photos. Can anyone tell me what it is, what sort of date is it, and where would it have been used/installed? Cheers Keep 'em Rolling S.
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