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Everything posted by ltwtbarmy

  1. This one’s a bit cheaper.....my, how prices have gone up! https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/333757324058
  2. Not sure if this helps- https://forums.g503.com/viewtopic.php?t=292908
  3. Engine number XXE3284 Chassis/contract number 294/23/S1946
  4. It is an SD2 butterfly bomb. We were finding loads of stuff like that in the area. It seems that although the area was used as training ranges post war, and post 1969, during the war it was a battle area.
  5. You could try this. Had it for years. The pipe goes hard but as soon as it touches fuel again, it goes soft - https://www.amazon.co.uk/Silverline-451324-Jiggle-Siphon/dp/B002QRWGLQ/ref=sr_1_3?dchild=1&keywords=Fuel+jiggler&qid=1595603929&sr=8-3
  6. Thanks for correcting me on that. If they haven’t been removed I think there were more than 20 dotted around the area.
  7. Thanks, there was loads more stuff in the area. I had photographs of an italian army fort further south and across the main highway, artillery positions, a blown up Ford F30 truck which was 20 yards away from the anti tank mine pictured above, but unfortunately the computer it was all saved on was appropriated against my will by some locals when things blew up over there. I remember that my survey guys had camped near the blown up truck on top of a small mound which had a rubble wall around it. Remembering the old army trick of booby trapping an abandoned Laying Up Position, I went to the loca
  8. The thread might be fantastic, but it seems that most of the pictures have disappeared. Or is that just my ipad doing that?
  9. I was on these ranges in 2009. South of Ajdabiya and north of Ojala. I think they were LVT4s and apart from them, there were also some ex Malta Garrison Bofors L/70s all of which were used for target practice. I will trawl through my files and post pics of the most accessible items, and also ordnance which I came across in the area. I never went anywhere near the amphibious vehicles which were up on the hills in the area although they seemed to be much more intact than the ones I photographed. It was just too dangerous given the amount of ordnance lying around. The ordnance I photographed was
  10. Thought this might be of interest to someone- https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/MILITARY-TRACTION-ENGINES-AND-LORRIES-1858-1918-R-W-KIDNER-1975-TRANSPORT/324224283051?hash=item4b7d45f1ab:g:EhwAAOSw-8lfBydE
  11. Someone mentioned Staman regarding Jeep parts in another thread, and not having heard of them, found their website. Looked at their advert for a Rogers trailer and there seems to be a pontoon on it, which is very similar to what is shown in the pictures, albeit a smaller size. What is it, does anyone know? https://staman.nl/ex-army-roger-trailer.html
  12. Following the instructions to the letter and using the stuff provided in the appropriate measures stops it peeling off. If the tank isn’t degreased thoroughly and cleaned with acid properly, the sealant won’t adhere or cure, pure and simple. It’s actually in the instructions which come with the stuff. Most probably, the degreaser and acid weren’t applied properly and for long enough and/or weren’t removed totally before putting the sealant in. When the sealant cures, it’s so hard that you can’t even break it with a sledge hammer (yes, I tried), and forms a tank within the tank.
  13. There is one of their members who’s restoring a Land Rover Lightweight by the username of Loulou who is very active on the militarylightweight.co.uk forum, if that helps.
  14. I think Gunze Sangyo made the WC11 model, if that helps. Good luck with your hunt! And yes, you did ask this before, but the answer then was CGM models.
  15. My word! I’ve taken my hat off to you so many times that my arm is now in traction. If only I had one tenth of your skill set. Thank you for carrying out this build, and thanks for taking the time to keep us updated. Well done!
  16. In Richard’s own words -
  17. A 28V 1/2Ton? 😯 That’s pretty much unique! Although I’m not Clive, I do know that they’re 24V , and known as such.
  18. Great, thanks for the response! I’ve been meaning to put this post up for some time, and am glad I finally know what they are. Thanks again everyone.
  19. Do you know anything about these by any chance? I have a feeling that they’re bit later than your area of interest though.
  20. A few years ago, I was going through the back shelves of my local military surplus store, and happened upon these glasses. I’ve never seen anything like them, and haven’t found the particular stores reference, although I do know that the 22c means flying kit. To further confuse matters, the outer label on the plastic case has had the 4604 inked out and replaced with 1751271. Even more confusingly, the frames themselves have 22c/4436 on them. Has anyone come across these before, does anyone what they are for or even know what the abbreviation S.L.A.P. stands for? Bit stumped here. All i kn
  21. I barely know anything about Fords, however, if I understand what people say in the link below, the chassis number is not on the chassis, because the engine number was in fact the chassis number, but this number is not actually on the engine, but at the front top flange of the bellhousing cover, while another states that the chassis number is on the rhs front. Apologies if this confuses matters. http://www.mapleleafup.net/forums/showthread.php?t=30213
  22. Hi Lex. A Dodge tank was the first and that was two years ago. Then I did an Austin Cambridge A60 pickup fuel tank and the Zundapp at the same time a year or so ago. The Xj6 expansion tanks were done in between, but they don’t count since you want to know about petrol and effects thereof on the POR15. The Dodge, A60 and the Zundapp are all filled with E10 unleaded with some lead replacement added. No comebacks from anyone yet.
  23. May I suggest POR 15 from Frost UK? Have done three fuel tanks so far, including a Zundapp one and have had no issues whatsoever. I also use the stuff on Jaguar radiator expansion tanks because they tend to rust easily and have had no problems with them either.
  24. Sorry, I meant cutting the Moke off the rust....... yes, the owner said “just a couple of holes”, which just kept getting bigger and bigger. Wow, that was a job and a half!
  25. Totally agree, definitely face the valves and lap them in while they’re out. sorry, i forgot that bit. Been a long day cutting rust out of a mini moke and my brain is shutting down!
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