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  1. Hello all, I have 2 to 3 sets of BG 414-S and 5 sets of Champion 63-S spark plugs NOS. As far as I know, they are for Continental W-670 and Wright R-975 engines (Stuart, LVT, HST, Grant/Lee and Sherman) What do they typically sell for?
  2. I have been in this hobby since the late 1970s. The subject of reproduction carrier track has come up countless times over the years. Every time it is yeah, yeah, everyone wants some. Right up to the moment that they are asked to pony up the deposit so that the proposer(s) knows how many owners are actually dinkum and will put their hands in their wallets so that he can calculate a price based on efficiency of scale of production. Every time the whole arrangement collapses due to lack of commitment of the buyers. I can only conclude that there either most carriers are
  3. There is a bloke in Adelaide, Australia making nice reproduction track winches. I saw pics of them on the Facebook carrier site.
  4. Those bearings are impressive. Doubtless a very special order in these times if they can be sourced at all. Stunning how good a condition they are in. Regards Doug (in Oz)
  5. Ian, That is a very high percentage of Terebine. Think of it more like you would a catalyst. Just some, to start a reaction happening. At 20% I would expect drying to be very quick, but I would also expect to see detrimental effects such as cracking/crocodile skin and even flaking off? Regards Doug
  6. Ian Lovely work. Pleasure to see someone keeping the craft skills alive. Regards Doug
  7. David I did not know there were any in Oz. Diesel or petrol? Regards Doug
  8. I was just sent a screen grab of the new "fine"of GBP250 for leaving rubbish behind on your site. Paint me cynical, but how do they know it is "your" rubbish and not that of your worst enemy who has waited till you leave then tossed all their rubbish in your spot? Since when does a private company have the legal backing to "fine" anyone at their pleasure?
  9. I am still leaning towards a "British Obscure" thread form. On the US WW2 tanks with radial engines, the rubberless flexible piping is said to use a thread form called (I think for lack of any known name) "US Wartime thread" - quite coarse and matching nothing else. It may just be that what you have is a WW1 equivalent or an in-house thread form such as our Aussie electrical. Regards Doug
  10. I am so glad that all but one of my vehicles uses UNF threads (British and American vehicles!), the other one uses metric. British Obscure threads sound like a nightmare. On that note, when I did my trade as an electrician they told us at tech that the screws that are used on Australian power points and fittings are unique. Apparently when the Oz electrical industry was being born, there was difficulty in obtaining the required machinery and tooling. Somebody found out that a Scottish factory (nobody seems to know what they made) had gone bust and their equipment was up for sale. It
  11. I can just picture the corporate mind set "this will capture them, they won't be able to them or find anything else that will fit and have to come back to us for parts".
  12. Andy What ever inspired them to do that? The desire to confuse everyone? Regards Doug
  13. Regarding the molasses rust removal, a word of warning. Spring steel and high tensile bolts turn to a brittle honeycomb consistency in my experience. How that double spring you have, survived is a mystery to me.
  14. Sir Lance! Thanks for that. I don't currently need one but will keep it in mind. Regards Doug
  15. I can't get past the mahoosive puller, never seen one before. Given that other than your example they fall into the class of "unobtainium", how has everyone else managed to do this job?
  16. Steve Peerless - no deadlines please. Enjoy its restoration and it will be done when it is done. Regards Doug
  17. Must have been a right sod to shunt into that location whilst having to lay flat on loco so as to fit under truck.......
  18. The real problem is going to be getting all the entrapped oil out of the metal. Otherwise the silicon is not going to take. Nor will any other sealant/adhesive etc.
  19. Matchfuzee Lots of good information on that site. Thanks for that. Doug.
  20. Zuffen - your theory sounds logical. No idea how we prove it.
  21. Chris As bizarre as it seems, ammo cans from far off countries do turn up for sale here. The supply from our army is sporadic at best. But as there is a constant demand for them from civilians, the surplus stores quite often import pallet loads. Regards Doug
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