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  1. I am following this line up. The picture was taken on 3.9.1944 in Fleurbaix, France during the Liberation of Northwest France just outside Lille. On the 75th we drove her fully bombed from Sussex to Ghent and back on the route the 8th Army took, we passed within half a mile from the picture location. The picture is still a great peace of history and thank you for your reply. Mick
  2. May I ask for help from member better skilled than I in recovering vehicle markings from old pictures. I have just received this from the Dingo registry. The down loads shows the Dingo as owned by the two careful owner since February 1942, 1/ 1944 2/ 70 odd year later. Dingo F475451 is the vehicle, but the last two digits in the 1944 picture are hard to see. Thanks Mick
  3. 2691H

    new old stock Radio Kit

    all items have either been sold, given away or binned. mick
  4. 2691H

    new old stock Radio Kit

    yes it is still avaiable. e-mail should read tumbledown.farm@yahoo.com. sorry for mishap
  5. 2691H

    new old stock Radio Kit

    I have one new unused type 716 mast telescopic 8mt and ancillries, 5985-99-645-0001 Racal Antennas Ltd. I am in the process of selling up in the uk and would like it to be used as designed, it is to good kit to end up as a flag pole. Would any one like to make an offer. I am in the uk for another 7 to 10 days and it is located in east sussex tn6 3ql. E-mail tumbledown.farm@yahoo.com.
  6. Good Morning Richard A quick question whilst my hands are greasy. Dingo oil dip stick, is the oil level taken with it screwed down or resting on the top of the dip stick tube. Have a good Christmas, Cheers Michael
  7. if you go to Electrothermal for a price on BV's, you will need to be seated when you read the quote.
  8. I past my army test on a 1953 3 ton Commer Q4 with crash box. Would always pick her to drive instead of the RL's with heaters she was great to drive. Once you have cracked it you can make her sing like a bird. Go out on a quite road and practice, you must get the speed off and match the engine speed or she will play you up. Mick
  9. The one I fitted in my MJ did not have the spare wire yours does, same switch and lamp which came on with the switch, going out on the boil. On 432' the BV's were placed in the rear doors, may be it is a remote warning light.
  10. If you read the Mail or Sun newspapers today you will see a report of the fastest Police arrests in history. Five welders from English came over in a UK registered van, had permission to land in the Isle of Man to do two days urgent repair work. Landing conditions stated they were only allowed to travel directly to the hotel on landing and then hotel to work ONLY. So what do they do, go to Tesco's to buy breakfast dressed in working kit plus face masks looking like they has just landed from the moon, in a community that has no restrictions. Waiting at the hotel on arrival were the police who arrested them all within one hour of landing, all are now doing 14 days inside. If any one wants a 14 day free holiday just follow their example.
  11. Have you got the vehicle to BV supply lead? I have many leads and two BV's, if that helps. Mick
  12. 61 on a light green square is the company marking within the infantry brigade, ie green square is infantry, 61 is the company, but you need the army group insignia to go with it. Example. 61 light green square with the dessert rat insignia would read as follows. Dessert rats put it in the 21st army group, which is attached to the 8th army. light green square makes it infantry therefore 131 infantry brigade which is the infantry attached to 8th army, 61 makes it the senior rifle battalion of the 1/6th Queen's. now you need the bridge sign and platoon markings if used. Easy to follow these signs on British kit, all you need to do to understand them in seconds is to sit in a slit trench with live rounds coming in, you will soon learn to recognise British kit. You will also find the issue tiolet paper does have it uses. Hope this helps and by the way before D.Day and after D day may be different as units reformed.
  13. The Goons met during WW2 whilst enlisted and performing in army unit shows, including Michael Bentine. First time Spike met Harry was when he lost his artillery gun. Books on these characters are well worth reading.
  14. Richard I though Spike Milligan was Eccles and his artillery gun which was not dug in correctly, went down the side of a hill passing Ned Seagoon (Harry Secombe). on its way. I can not remember the exact words said, it was something like "has anyone seen my gun" Mick
  15. I spent three hours collating all the data and entering it only for it to wipe the screen clear, telling me it had timed out. It seems that it will only except five vehicle and assumes no sane person would collect more. Bring in the men with the white straight jacket and take me away. See you in the nut house, I will let you know the visiting hours. Cheers Mick
  16. All the MK/MJ Bedford's smoked from new until warmed up and will make a large smoke cloud. The air brakes snatch when cold, all part of the character of the vehicle you own. You are spending money trying to correct a fault that is not there. Mick
  17. Larry you will need the correct grease, split pin, locking washers, paper hand towel, couple cans beer that may come in the kit. Get the bearing kit, see what is inside and then talk to you mate to see if he needs anything else. What is lockdown, not a word used in this free island. Mick
  18. Hi Larry May I respectfully suggest that you find a friendly garage or friend so you can watch your first bearing being replaced and most importantly correctly adjusted. The adjustment is most important for two reasons, to loose it could cause the wheel to come off, to tight will cause bearing damage. The internet shows mechanics changing a L/R bearing removing the old bearing Race/Cup with a drift, that's ok but I would not use a drift to replace the new item due to possible damage. Line up the new race lightly tapping into place with a copper hammer, then place the old race up side down lip to lip on top of the new race and tap evenly/gently into place until the sound changed to indicate it is fully home. The old race will follow the new into the casting, to remove place bolt in the old race cup from behind without damaging the new and gently tap it out. The adjustment is easy after you have done several bearings, please take hands on advise as it is a safety factor if you get it wrong. After road testing I always jack up and test for any settlement play, adjust if necessary. Good luck Mick
  19. For the film Charlotte Gray the K2 that I drove in RAF kit was in fact in army markings taped over for the film. Also the M20 I rode as D/R the day before in BD's was not in the correct London Army Unit markings and can not be used as a tac sign reference point. Mick
  20. Hi Alfie Welcome to this site, very nice to see a 19 year old interested and owning old military vehicles. You will find years of experience here if you require help also loads of interest in what you are doing, pictures always go down well. Regards Mick
  21. Thanks Richard. I was the last person and vehicle to enter the island. 26 hours on my feet now recovering with some brown milk in my coffee. Mick
  22. The Virus affect on normal life Thursday 23.3.20 phone call at 0800hrs to inform me that the Isle of Man was closing it boarders on Friday the 27.3.20 and the last ferry was at 0215hrs for Heysham, just 13 hours time. I was in the East Sussex 360 miles away from Heysham to take my Dingo home to Laxey the following week. This is when former MTO training steps in even if we have been discarded by the MOD for having survived for to many years. Four hours later on way to Heysham arriving a few hours before sailing time, arriving in Douglas with NBC kit and full gas mask at 0600hrs and a full police reception committee waiting. Could have sold the gas mask several times, but got home to a 14day isolation period to a safe and sunny island. Stay safe everyone, none of use are exempt from the virus, our vehicles need us. Mick
  23. 2691H

    non payment of goods

    May I respectfully remind forum member CAP174 that the MOD Rations (sent free) requested by yourself in January 2020, packed/dispatched by parcel force on the 16.1.2020 with an agreement that the postage would be paid by return, has not happened. The postage is outstanding after several reminders. PLEASE NOTE. Since dispatch of the ration, it has come to light that the area in my barn the rations were kept, has a family of rats in occupation. No rations sent had any signs of vermin damage, but it can not ruled out that they may have been urinated on. Your trusting hard up pensioner.
  24. My only input on this subject is the same mirror head for a 110 purchased from a Sherpa dealership, is much less expensive than from a Landrover dealership..
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