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Jim Clark

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  • Birthday 04/28/1954

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  1. it was mine coming back from a film shoot. We painted it desert sand as it was portaying an Israeli Sherman. Jim.
  2. My pleasure, good to see you both. Yes you are right, that motor does sound lovely. 13.25 litres of pure grunt. Jim.
  3. One of the floor sections above the transmission area in the middle of the M4 needed to be made as the original one was rotted in a few places. Its made from 3mm sheet steel with ribs welded to it for stength, so easy to copy, One of the floor panels is on hinges to allow access to the transmission/clutch/torque converter area, also the battery which is mounted on the fuel tank. The two vents in the front panel were well rotted so needed to be made , again fairly easy to copy. Jim.
  4. Well you know the week before A and E there's another show near you Yes I know DFV is the week before A + E but June /July is always busy with shows and also working to get canvas orders and stock ready for W and P show. Jim.
  5. Hi, RR, Tim, Bernard and Corbs thanks for the comments, hope to get it to A + E 2016, well thats the deadline anyway as long as all goes well. Tim I think restoring WW2 stuff is far easier than the vehicles you work with as most of your parts are made from unobtainium , I stand in awe at some of the things you do, I dont think I would have the same patience. Jim.
  6. The winch was then fitted along with the drive shaft and control mechanism, its nice to see more parts going back together after so long.
  7. After fitting all the side panels and wings etc they were then removed for final preparing and painting. The next thing to fit was the winch assembly, this was stripped, refurbished and painted.I then decided to fit some spare tracks to make the M4 easier to move about, as pushing it around with the a frame and forklift was a pain. Also I could drive the M4 around to make sure all the drive train, steering etc was ok . So one Saturday morning I fitted the tracks and by the afternoon I had the pleasure of driving an M4 HST for the first time. It was a real pleasure, so responsive and ev
  8. The roof was then refitted and loosely bolted to the front,center and rear panels. It was not bolted up tight as the sides needed to be trial fitted next along with the wings and side panels. All are bolted together like a big Meccano set and from new the bolts never lined upproperly as you can see holes which were elongated to get it to fit together at the factory. Jim.
  9. The rear cab panel was then refurbished with a new skin and first aid box holder, the center support was also repaired as required. The front panel, center support and rear panel were then fitted and the roof was trial fitted. Everything lined up as I had hoped.The roof was then removed again and the tool boxes fitted and the top coat of paint applied. Jim.
  10. Yes i know its beed over 18 months since my last post on this restoration, but work and other projects get in the way. I have been working on the M4 HST on and off over the last few months but dont seem to get time to comment on the progress. Anyway here are a few pics of what I have done and where I am upto at the moment. The radiators were fitted and all the fluids added we then fired the motor up and checked for any leaks, also I fitted mecanical gauges to the engind , gearbox and torque converter to check pressures. All were found to be spot on which was a good thing.Attention was
  11. Hi Andy, I can bring it back to my place, we are 1.5 miles from junction 14 M5 if that helps. Give me a call 01454 261100 Jim.
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