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REME 245

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  1. I remeber seeing the Ferrets parked up at Hirsts Yard near Andover. There was a story at the time that they had broght them on a scrap contract and were not meant to sale them but ancient history now.
  2. The picture of what they produced does not look good. The letter prefix sizes would effectively been to special order so extremly rare.
  3. Many of these vehicles will have been exported and or disappeared into private collections. Can't see many going back and if the tax payer has to pay the cost not worth searching too far.
  4. The offences happened 11 years ago so the vehicles are long gone but those who know the hobby can guess some of the dealers who probably brought vehicles off if him but they will no doubt claim they thought it was all legit. He should have gone to prision and lost his army pension but no doubt it was seen as a white collar offence and was probably well connected. Others in the chain of command could also had problems if he went to jail.
  5. It would not have come out of the factory with the box if that is what you mean.
  6. Hopefully you have very deep pockets as they go for a lot of money these days. The Daimler Dingo Face Book Page would probably be the best place to ask. Obviously they were not generally used as Artillery OP's unless aquired through the back door.
  7. I have a new old stock water pump on the shelf which I need to fit. Will anything inside have deteriorate in storage since the 1960's requiring a rebuild or other than getting some new grease inside should it be ok to go?
  8. In the first instance I am trying to find a methodolgy that can be used without a full engine rebuild. This is a brand new engine which the previous owner did not drain properly after last running it. The tradional method used by this company putting the Block in an oven would preclude this.
  9. I will have to try and find a company that can offer it.
  10. The engine runs without a problem so hopefull the crack does not extend further into the engine. I would just like it repaired if possible with taking it apart.
  11. What are peoples views in the repairabilty of the crack in this block. The crack is the middle line. I would like to have it stiched but I dont know how thick the metal is likely to be.
  12. I would suggest for a TAC Sign select something suitable from the link below plus AA Comand Badge. The Home Guard were not routinely issued any vehicles from WD Sources. https://ra39-45.co.uk/formations-and-markings/vehicle-markings
  13. I asked the same question some years ago for my 2 Pounder Breech Ring. No one knew. I am still looking for a stricker if anyone has found anty or a complete beech block ch block.
  14. Makes sense equiped with L70 Guns by this date.
  15. According to the Norman Lichfield Book prior to 1946 103 Regiment were the Suffolk Yeomanry. The Regiment then ceased to exist until 1967 when it was reformed as 103rd (Lancashire A.V.) LAD Regiment whatever that means. By this time insignia was probably limited.
  16. You will need to tell us which Bedford model and what unit you want to mark it too.
  17. Are you talking about the Womans Land Army or the British Army?
  18. The HQ element of the REME LAD was not based in Wiltshire so we did not have any Ferrets apart from the Squadron Leaders Mk1.
  19. A Sqn RY in Swindon had a Saladin on a plinth when I joined the LAD in 1991. It ended up being being fire bombed by the local youths and it recived a cosmetic restoration in the Warminster Work Shops. During this it ended up being fitted with Bedford MK Tires. At the time the remaining Cyprus Saladins were being surplused and I tried to get them to indent for spares to restore it to working condition but they were not interested. I believe they still have it.
  20. If yours is original its rare.
  21. In Italy the flash probably carried on later than in Europe.
  22. I will take it off again and bench test. With the boost setting on my charger the battery would not have been a problem.
  23. I have the usual Starter Motor problem on my Daimler Armoured car of the motor spinning over but not throwing out the Gear to engage with the flywheel. I have taken it off and cleaned off any old grease off the shaft which I have found in the past can stop the dog spinning down the shaft with no effect. I have also tried a different battery and the boast setting on my charger which increased the speed of the motor with no affect. Any suggestions please on what the problem may be?
  24. An inappropriate tread pattern can ruin the appearance of a war-time vehicle but it depends on how much you are willing to pay to get it right. The vast majority of people are currently running on 11.00X20 tires as this size replaced 10.50X20 in service during the late 1940's if not late-war. I don't know if the 10.50X20 size rather than 11.00X20 is contributing to the cost in any way. Probably not.
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