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  1. You may laugh, but one project I was involved with a while ago was the "environmentally friendly torpedo". Andy
  2. Keep it float charged, either in or out of the vehicle. Wet lead-acids don't like being left to go flat, AGMs are more forgiving as they have a much slower self-discharge rate but still appreciate being topped up. Andy
  3. That approach seems to have worked reasonably well for the FV430 Bulldogs. Andy
  4. That's precisely the intent Robin, to increase the end float from 0.005" to 0.025" according to the text. Andy
  5. I've just posted this to the Tapatalk FV430 group, but think it bears repetition. I think that most of us have had fun with stuck track adjuster idler arms, probably because the adjusters don't get enough use in civilian life. I still recommend that once a year you should remove the drain bolt from the adjuster and slowly drive the vehicle forward to allow the idler arm to move fully forward, then replace the bolt and re-tension the track. However, I recently came across an eBay seller offering a copy of EMER (Trk) E107, the FV430 Modification Instructions and as I hadn't seen that be
  6. ... or any of the FV430 series with the K60 engine! Andy
  7. There really is no excuse for not having the manuals, they're all available for free here: https://www.fv432apc.com/fv432manuals.html You'll probably find this one most useful at the moment: https://www.fv432apc.com/manuals/fv430various/430Electrics.pdf To identify the alternator cables, just bell them through with a meter (or lamp and battery!) from the DLB, then mark them up as John suggests. As to why the pack won't start - have you made the classic mistake? The gear lever will have been removed to get the pack out, but you will have to reconnect the interlock cable and make
  8. It's vague as a vague thing, but I think the original intent was to cover things like driving a forklift truck to unload a lorry that's parked on the road. Andy
  9. A Google search brings up this: Thank you for your e mail seeking advice about the driver licensing position of category N vehicles. Categories of vehicle for driving licensing purposes are generally decided according to a vehicle's weight and/or seating capacity. For example, the driver of a vehicle weighing more than 7.5 tonnes maximum authoried mass would need to hold category C driving entitlement. These categories A,B,C1,C,D etc are recognised throughout the EU. Categorey N is specific to the UK and therefore is not recognised in other EU countries. Category N entitlement is un
  10. The user manual will help with that, as well as telling you the electrics are all 24V! Andy
  11. Think 15 tonne toboggan ... 🙂 Andy
  12. You probably need to specify the vehicle as they aren't all the same! Andy
  13. Are those just threaded spacers/stand-offs? Most nut and bolt suppliers should be able to help you out, methinks. Andy
  14. Interesting, I hadn't thought of that. I'd still love to know who the OEM was, though. Andy
  15. I've just found some photos of the conduit bits I need for my Abbot if any of yours suit? These are slightly larger than the usual ones on the rear of headlamps. I'm OK for the conduit itself, just need the end fittings. Andy
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