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Rich C

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  1. Well done both - I hope to meet you on air before too long ! I can put a RT353 or 320 on air at short notice if you are within 50 miles and want to try 4m or 6m.


    As an aside the Felixstowe & District ARS has a course next weekend which is I think fully booked - if anyone in Suffolk or N. Essex is interested I can put you in touch for next time which will be in the spring.



    73 de G0OZS

    (Manningtree, Essex)


    Iain, will listen out for you, will be mobile 06/05/17 Richard M6FSC

  2. Well done guys, I am afraid my restoration is mechanical and only the paint work that needs it! I do wish I had one of those cameras that fit on the head as putting things back together after a couple of years off is taxing my memory of where things come from! The detail I want always is just off image or behind something. Interesting to see your hydraulic pump as mine has extra mounts to the side wall. Also the air intake to the air pump is just a short bit of pipe... no filter.

  3. Andy,

    I have just fitted a 24 to 12 volt unit in 04CC12. I bolted the unit under the bottom of the single ammo box holder on the LH side. 24volt feed is from the junction box via 2 pin connector and the output is a motorcycle waterproof cigarette socket mounted below the hole in the ammo box holder. You have to take the ammo box out to plug something it but it is hidden!


    Rich C

  4. Richard, Oily is right, it is awkward. If you undo the two bottom tank mounting bolts you can get a bit of extra clearance. It also helps to remove the hydraulic tank and pump first.




    Thanks All

    Engine is now out and about to take gearbox out, looking at slinging a chain across inside as the old side visor hinges are big enough for a shackle to fit in (MK6/7). then lift from the chain to get a plank under the gearbox and transfer box. That is the plan!


    Rich C

  5. Thanks both,

    I have been working with av/BAOR/61/3 which is to remove both together is a little short of information. Looks like the 2 big nuts/bolt heads to the back of the collars. I have taken photos but have yet to work out how to attach to messages.

    Also have checked the pressure reliefs on front bevel boxes while engine out.



  6. I have just put an engine back in a Saracen, complete with new flywheel seal. Any way I can help, just ask.





    Is there a trick to get the oil pipe engine to oil tank off? I am trying to get the oil tanks out ready for engine out, would like to undo at the engine rather where the pipe goes into the tank. Is there a special tool?


    Thanks richard

  7. Rich C Here trying to get rid of the big yellow Introductions board!

    Based in Tiptree where the best jam comes from (got to keep in with the local land owners) Started with a scrap Ferret 04CC12 told to try a Saracen next it is "only a bigger ferret" However working on a champ for the boss has got in the way. Now given up work so I can get on with the Sarry, while strong enough to move things. A wheel change solo is my limit.

  8. Hi Montie,

    I will have to get to there with a camera and take pictures inside but it is in a mess as I am trying to replace the seals on the steering shafts by the steering wheel. it looks like I have to take the handbrake post out of the way to get it apart.

    I found the fault which stopped main headlights by isolating the wires and using a multi-meter but the side lights have been hard wired into a feed ahead of the switch on the starter box. A good puzzle to solve.



  9. Gareth,

    try "http:homepages.tesco.net/~canadleaf5/EAFVG/index.htm" I have set the domain to look at this page but it is taking longer than 48hours to come through.


    I have added another little event in Colchester, ant there are bound to be Typos and missing bits. All comments accepted.

    Will look at your web site next.



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