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mtskull

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  1. That’s an interesting video clip but I really do wish they would stop calling it a tank....🙄
  2. The one piece of advice I can offer is this: The 48nnip isn’t a bad carb but you will be surprised at how badly an engine will run if the 3 diaphragms (2 accelerator pumps and one enrichment device) aren’t in tip-top condition. Best to just replace them (even if they appear to be OK) and keep a spare set. Beware of “New Old Stock” diaphragms that may not be compatible with the ethanol in today’s petrol.
  3. Whilst that may be true for “traditional” Diesel engines, the ethanol in today’s petrol will destroy the seals, O-rings and plastic components found in modern common rail Diesel engines, and it doesn’t take much to do it.
  4. What is the question?
  5. The same vendor has an Austin K5 for sale as well:https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/4468900859806151/
  6. Just seen this on Facebook Marketplace: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/251245916727960/ Posted here in case it is of interest to members of this forum. I have no connection to the seller.
  7. I have never been to that event but I will make sure I go if your Panzer is in attendance. To echo what has been said many times before, most people would have been satisfied with a vehicle that runs, drives and fairly closely resembles a Panzer. You, on the other hand, have painstakingly researched and created a stunningly accurate replica. I salute you, Field Marshal Morris.
  8. Beats me why they bother writing all of this waffle, e.g. “the navy chaps would soon have seen to that”, “we imagine it was known as that big slow handy katy” etc. Surely anybody who is seriously interested in a vehicle like this is more interested in its military history, its originality, authenticity and condition than in some homely back story detailing its cosy life as a farm truck?
  9. The article announcing the upgrade is 10 years old...
  10. I am sure you are correct about the location but, it can’t be the King’s Head in the original photo; if it was then the signpost would have been pointing down a road that didn’t exist in 1944. I think the photo was taken from outside the pub, looking away from it to the North with Church road on the right. If you look at the signpost, the visible part of the first letter is a vertical element, which cannot possibly be part of a “C” for Cheltenham, the next town in a Southerly direction. More likely, it is an “E” for Evesham, the next significant place heading North. Sadly, the scene has changed beyond all recognition...
  11. I can only marvel at your patience and sheer dogged determination. Looking forward to seeing the finished truck!
  12. According to Wikipedia, the second prototype was used for an attempt on the world altitude record (which did not end well). It would seem likely, then, that the photo shows a cylinder being filled with liquid oxygen. There is something which may be an oxygen mask on the ground near the scale.
  13. Thank you for all the replies. I will try to obtain a better picture but to me it seems certain that the two men are pouring something from a wicker-enclosed vessel, via a funnel, into a container which sits on a weighing scale. As to what and why, further research is required.... Meanwhile, I have identified the aircraft as a B.A.T. Basilisk, one of only three prototypes built. This positively dates the photo to 1918 or 1919, as the first prototype was completed in 1918 and work on the type ceased in 1919.
  14. Apologies for the poor quality pic; it’s a photo of a photo hanging in my local pub. Can anybody shed any light on matters such as aircraft type, date, place and what is going on? At first I thought that the large letters “BA” and the smaller stencilled letters were part of the RAF serial number but further research shows that all the serials in the BA series were Bristol Blenheims. Upon closer inspection of the stencilled letters, it appears more as if they are the beginning of a word, e.g. “Base”, “Basil” or something longer. Any thoughts?
  15. Only just 1940’s but might fir the bill: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/411761666573068/
  16. Spotted this today. I have no connection with the seller and it isn’t something that I could contemplate taking on but maybe somebody on this forum would be interested in saving it? https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/411761666573068/
  17. Hung on those bent chassis ends, just where you left it... 😜
  18. Some mistake, surely? Vietnam is around 100 degrees E. So working on the basis that the object was deployed around 80 degrees W, at a guess was it deployed by the USA in Cuba?
  19. Look closely at the photo. There are several details which lead me to believe that this vehicle dates from rather later than 1915, in particular the wheels & tyres, not to mention the telescopic front shock absorbers.... I’m no expert but I would suggest that this is a modern attempt to create an approximate representation of a civil war era Armstrong-Whitworth FIAT, as pictured.
  20. In an ideal world the aircraft would be fully restored and preserved as original but at least this way it will continue to exist and, as long as it exists then restoration to original remains a possibility, should a future generation appreciate such things.
  21. I’m disposing of 5 Defender steel wheels with Michelin 7.50 x 16 tyres as pictured. 2 of the tyres are almost new, one is about 30% worn, one 50% worn and one is just legal. There is also a sixth tyre of a different size which you can have for nothing. Rims are scruffy but sound. Buyer to collect from Burley-in-Wharfedale, West Yorkshire. Sensible offers by pm please.
  22. Blimey, that starting price looks a bit steep, for a couple of crusty gauges and a bit of tin work that anybody halfway handy could make for themselves... 67Burwood, I have been following this thread since the start; nice work!
  23. Hi Does anybody know where I can get hold of some aluminium tread plate with this pattern please? I have searched the Internet but everything that is readily available is all of the modern “5 bar” pattern.
  24. Those are not weld beads, what you can see is a coating called “Zimmerit”, intended to stop magnetic charges sticking to the armour. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zimmerit
  25. Dave, you are correct. When I first went there in search of Karrier Bantam spares in about 1980 I was gobsmacked by the variety of types and ages of vehicles in there. Boats and aircraft, too. All cleared very quickly in the late 80’s, sadly.
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