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  1. Good morning everyone! I'm desperately trying to register a jeep before I loose a potential sale, but I'm not having a lot of luck with the MVT. Who else can I ask to come out a provide a dating letter? Can any military vehicle club do it? Or only certain ones? Thanks, Rich
  2. Thanks, I'll turn it round so that the oiler is at the top. Im just confused as to the position of the rotor arm. Cylinder 1 is at tdc, both valves on 1 are shut, timing mark lines up, and both marks on the timing chain line up, so shouldn't the rotor be pointing to 5oclock, not 7?
  3. Good afternoon gents. I've just fit a new distributor onto a gpw engine. Does this look in the right position? The points are just starting to open, and would put no.1 plug lead between about 5 and 6oclock I've checked Google, but there seems to be a lot of conflicting info as to which way the rotor should be pointing for cylinder 1...
  4. Good morning all! I know absolutely nothing about wartime radios and components, so I'm hoping someone can give me a bit of education ... I've bought a 1944 GPW, which has this radio equipment in. It all looks original to me, so I would like to restore it as a radio Jeep. Are these parts in the photos correct for a ’44 ford? Or are they a later addition? What radio set would be correct? What other parts will I need apart from an antenna? Thanks, Rich
  5. What are peoples opinions on jeep electrical systems? I've restored a lot of jeeps, and they've always been 12v. My personal jeep is 12v, which in my opinion is much better than 6v because of the reliability. I've just bought a GPW to restore and sell which has all the original 6v system intact and working. Would you like to see it kept in its original 6v state? Or would you prefer to buy one converted to 12?
  6. Hello! I signed up here several years ago, but have never really posted anything. I recently rediscovered the site, and have spent a fair few hours reading through various posts. There's certainly a wealth of knowledge here!!! My names Richard, I'm 36 and from Emsworth in Hampshire. I own a '43 Ford GPW and a '42 Harley WLA, both if which I have fully restored. I love getting out in them, often driving/riding them hundreds of miles to get to shows and back I also own HD Customs & Classics which is a classic car garage based in Emsworth, specialising in military vehicle restorations. So happy to share any knowledge and advice I can! Looking forward to being part of the community:)
  7. Good morning everyone. I have imported a '44 Ford GPW which i now need to get UK registered. I have the California title that states its year of manufacture, does anyone know if that will be acceptable as proof of age? Or will i still need to get someone round to date it? Thanks, Rich
  8. I'm looking for a WLA or an Indian Scout. Condition unimportant, but must be complete and running. Cash and transport waiting. Contact Rich on 07917 853833 Or Skapunkninja@googlemail.com
  9. 1944 willys jeep for sale. Just had body off/engine out restoration. Complete rewire and converted to 12v Runs and drives very nicely. 95% complete, but still needs a few small parts to finish off. £16500 Viewing welcome in Emsworth, near Portsmouth. Delivery possible. Call Rich on 07917 853833
  10. Im after a set of 16" jeep wheels and tyres. split rims, Hotchkiss, solid... ANYTHING considered. Shes up on axle stands and im itching to go out for a drive!
  11. im sure the actual show will be just as good as always, but icant help but feel a little dissapointed! it was always nice to be able to deposit the wife and kids in the fairground/play area for a few hours peace every day Crawling through the ballpond in full battledress trying to round up over-excited toddlers was always a sight to behold I am a little concerned over the amount of extra motorway driving im going to have to do in my poor little jeep though
  12. Mud or not, I'm still looking forward to it! After reenacting for the last few years I'm used to sleeping in a puddle, so will make the most of it Just hoping my jeep doesn't struggle too much getting us to and from the beer tent
  13. I forgot to mention, its an m35a2.(I think, my knowledge of anything other than jeeps is pretty limited)
  14. Good evening chaps Im looking at a friends REO which isnt charging. Im a mechanic by trade, but am unfamiliar with its 24v system. Hoping someone here may be able to help Basicaly its not charging the battery. Apparently it used to work, but one day stopped working. Its had a new regulator, and the alternator has been bench tested(not by me) and given a clean bill of health i took a photo of the alternator and labeled it - 1 is a good earth 2 is 24v battery feed 3 is a 24v feed to alternator 4 goes to the rear interior lights. 0v on it 5 is a broken black wire also going to the rear interior light. its niether live or earth, and has apparently never been connected. Theres no voltage at any of the 3 regulator terminals at any time. anyone got any ideas? cheers, rich
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