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About Caddy

  • Birthday March 23

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  • Location
    North Essex (not TOWIE country!!)
  • Interests
    Cricket, Motorbikes, oh and restoring a cent
  • Occupation
    Park Manager

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  1. P.S. love the ‘Mr’ BTW, makes me feel important
  2. Sorry to disappoint - a bit too cultured, like my sausages grilled or fried 🤣 (apart from a dirty frankfurter sandwich now and then 🤫)
  3. Boiled sausage? Sure we’re not getting Leopards? with regards to whether the BV boils why produce a new one that only fits CR3? Surely you’d utilise current BV’s so that you’ve just got 1 type to worry about. Also H&S wise, wonder how many accidents there have been from BV’s?
  4. I guess the biggest physical change will be with the new smoothbore and the storage of the 1 piece ammo. wonder what they’ll do with all the extra space once the charge bins are removed? Will there be any room in the hull to store ammo?
  5. Well if it makes you feel better, I have not been able to do anything really to my Range Rover for well over a year. Been in storage for ages, find a workshop near where I live then Covid. Small successes are successes nonetheless. Still in awe BTW
  6. 😏😁 if they don’t rust then why the hell have I been welding it up for 5 years? Many thanks, looks very useful
  7. So I need to find a way to stick some C channel to the rear of my Range Rover. The channel holds the rubber seal in place for the boot. problem is there is not enough gap to pool weld it on and I don’t own a spot welder. any ideas? Thinking about hiring a spot welder but would probably have to get my own set of electrodes. Ta very muchly Paul
  8. Going to be moving to just North of Cambridge soon and looking for somewhere to rent to restore my Range Rover. Yes, not quite a Military Vehicle, but wondered if anyone knows of anything available, doesn’t need to be massive, guess about a double garage size-ish Cheers Paul
  9. Hi Malcolm, I don't think we have the special tool, Barney might, but I rather suspect that he found an easier way of doing it during his time in the field with REME. I know he has a secret stash of shims that he used. I've managed to not only slip a disc in my back, but also damage my hip so I don't think I'll be at Duxford till mid October, but won't forget. with regards to the engine I forget where it was rebuilt, but it was done in a REME workshop towards the end of the first gulf war. Think it was one of the very last Meteors rebuilt so the thought may be that it was never repaired, just crated up safe in the knowledge that the British army would never need it again. who knows.
  10. Hi Malcolm, So, where to start with this? After my last post funding for the Mk III restoration was not available for a few years, and it was taken outside and covered up. About a year back (maybe longer, @Lauren Child what do you think?), we got given the green light to get back on with it and massive progress was made. All the hull wiring was redone, a replacement main engine was sourced and installed with the clutch and gearbox. We were also very lucky in that we managed to get Barney back (anyone familiar with the MVW will know Barney - cent man through and through). He was vital when it came to getting the engline, clutch and gearbox back in, and I'd need to pick his brains as to how he managed it. But I think it involved aligning the gearbox to the final drives, then the clutch to gearbox and engine. The replacement engine has been giving us some grief and looks like the valve timing keeps on slipping, @Lauren Child Myself and a couple of others have become a dab hand at timing the valves and the magnetos but it seems to slip.... Unfortunately there has been another reorganisation with the IWM and I am unsure at the moment as to what the DAS MVW's involvement with the MkIII will be. I haven't been in several months as it's been cricket season and I managed to slip a disk. Hope to be back the week after the Battle of Britain show. Can ask Barney then for you. Cheers Paul
  11. Guess there could be a later mod, the MkIVB that came with our Cent III has these filters. Guess if they are on the scavenger side then they will be relatively low pressure so perhaps an O ring will suffice? 🤷‍♂️
  12. My parts list has it as JOINT, scavenger filter cap, 2 of LV3/RR/EM5265 from memory the ones I have come across are a fibre washer. hope that’s of help
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