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  1. But thats a business then when ours isnt? I will give them a go
  2. Today problem is insuring a business building for private use! Cant find anyone as yet
  3. Thanks What do you tell the council and how do you describe it to the insurance?
  4. Just wondering been looking at a building, its currently with planning as industrial use we are looking at using it as a private workshop for repairs / storage of the fleet, so any issues? How do you insure it? Just need the building and tools, vehicles will be insured separately
  5. Yes it is I contacted Jupiter Pumps, who where very helpful, an Ex Navy lad in work has used them when all systems are down they can be used for all sorts, bilges fuel basic hydraulics etc. Very clever how they work with a crank and two pistons I think it will go in the sales section when I get time to give it a polish and take some better photos, I am told they are £3000 new! I did se one ex MOD one at a surplus place for £400, still expensive though
  6. Fantastic job you have done, you should be very proud of it
  7. I picked this up with some junk I bought, never seen one before and very little info on line? I did find mention of military use? It looks very well made too, so any one seen one ?
  8. Could you not use a water proof Albrite solenoid? I feel these are one of the best quality around https://www.albrightinternational.com
  9. I have messed around with a few winches but not seen one of these in the flesh. Do you have an image? I suspect it would be cheaper to buy an imported one that looks the same and stick the correct badge on it as some winches are worth more than the vehicle. Unless you are going to use it? A few years ago I missed out out on a scrap Unimog the guy bought it for the winches and crawler box
  10. So its off to Ebay should I ask £20? £1000?
  11. It put up a fight but its off, the inside of the wing is RAF blue but other parts are red on the inside?
  12. Thanks could you give me some sort of price clue? £20 £100 ?
  13. Thanks very much for all your help. I will get some oil on the bolts ready for removal as I think its off to Ebay what should we ask?
  14. Hello Ruxy Here is another photo of the base we haven't a clue about it. The vehicle it was attached to was a 60s Land Rover not sure if it was series 2 or 2A as we think the wings are the same. My Son is open to offers for the Bob restoration fund. Bob has the wrong front end amongst other ailments and is well and truly emptying his pockets!. I am sure some one will be along in a moment and tell us exactly what it is Google wont tell me?
  15. Just got this info from the name plate PV1415 Plessey Avionics & Communications 50W Wideband C.F. Antenna matching unit 30-100MHz
  16. My son is restoring a Series 2A Land rover. He had to buy a pair of wings to get a good one! One has this what we think is an aerial base? Now is it any use? What is it? What should we ask / swap it for? Should we just bin it? Thanks in advance
  17. The issue he had is he is a 2nd year apprentice, so limited budget running it as a second car for shows and camping type activities, so needed to be economical, so had to be one with a more modern engine or an old economical thumper, this was all he could afford. It needs a lot of work but all looks to be stuff we can do our selves.
  18. Thanks Ruxy. It is indeed an 88" but it has a 3L Mercedes Diesel engine, currently you don't need 1st gear! My son wants 750s as he feels it will look better, we are some what committed as we have half a set of 750 so for the moment have stick with them
  19. Thanks the problem is he is on a very limited budget so it would have to be used
  20. Thanks for the reminder, I was aware thats why I mentioned it as if some one has 4 radials or two cross plys I am sorted, you never know some one might have two cross plays and want a radial? I can believe how difficult they are to find, all the ones on Ebay etc are down south? Found loads of metric ones but it wouldn't be quite right. So why shouldn't you mix them? I know Cross plays have stronger walls?
  21. My Son has bought an old series 2 Land Rover, the tyres have had it we have found three locally just need two more if any one has a full set or just two and are local to the North west let me know. We have three cross plays and one Avon Radial so just need to make a usable set of 5 with or without wheels. We are also looking for a series 2 front end to put Bob back to how he should be, hops for his canvas and doors even tatty ones to fit whilst we repair the current ones
  22. Thanks that's a great help. We have some very good detergent so we will look for a dry day and give it a go
  23. Winchboy has bought a series 2a truck cab. He has the rear canvas but no sticks etc for it, he wants to make a set as being an apprentice he should be able to and he has very little spare cash as he needs 5 tyres! So has any one a set they could measure? How would you clean the canvas? Should we stare proof it Fabsil as we have some?
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