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Richard Farrant

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  1. The track links on FV432, CVR(T) and other modern tracked armour have hexagonal pins that pass through rubber bushes. No lubrication is required as the links just flex, unlike dry pin tracks as on crawler tractors or Bren Carrier, etc.
  2. A great model of an Australian jeep. Well done, and lettering is superb. I think the cable reel would be a bit vulnerable on tight left hand turns though!
  3. Good photos! The workshop lorry looks very much like an Albion 6x4 10 tonner towing a Meadows 27.5kva genny.
  4. Definitely no requirement to grease your tracks, even on the road you will pick up grit and this with the grease will end up as a grinding paste. Not needed.
  5. The two B61 engines that I had to strip definitely were not all alloy, although the Dennis one did have twin SU carbs.
  6. I had to rebuild a B61 for the owner of a Dennis fire engine a few years ago, it had a cracked block. The owner found another B61 which I used the block from. It came from a Bedford fire engine apparently. The 61 was not used in any military vehicles.
  7. I bought several ex-army and navy BSA B40WD bikes from Dawsons in the early 70's they were excellent to deal with, all by handwritten letter!
  8. Hi Andrew, The reference starting MAR/ probably refers to the RAOC Central Vehicle Depot at Marchington, Staffs. regards, Richard
  9. These types of trailers were used around the Command Workshop where I worked, usually pulled by a Lister warehouse tractor in multiples, when collecting engines in crates from the nearby Ordnance depot railway sidings.
  10. According to the BP website, BP Ultimate is E5. I do not think we can get away without ethanol in petrol now unfortunately.
  11. The Scammell EKA had a small portapak set in one of the lockers, at least the one at our Workshop did.
  12. I have a Sealey Supermig 160 like 67burwood has. Had mine for 20 years, use it on thin sheet as well as much heavier metal, works a treat. My advice on welding thin sheet, especially if you do not have much experience is to have a piece of copper behind the weld, this will help not to blow holes.
  13. I thought this was a research vehicle from somewhere like FVRDE, MVEE, etc. Recollect some discussion on this in the past.
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