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  1. I don't think that the relevant Statutory Instrument has been laid yet but I am watching out for it. When I rebuilt my Scammell Contractor I put ten new tyres on it. I now have to buy two new ones but as the size is 1200 R 24 I have no use for the old ones. Remember when you buy new one, make sure that you know the date of manufacture. You don't want ones with only eight years life left! It would be very useful for my day job to know of any problems being experienced with getting tyres with sufficient 'life' left in them. John
  2. From my memory, which my fail me, the LAD would be on a different UIN (Unit Identification Number) so a transfer to or from the LAD would matter. John
  3. On the working of the forum I found that an out of date web browser (whatever that is) was causing me all sorts of problems with various site. Up to date browser solved all the problems. John
  4. Judging by the thickness of the windings, my guess is that it is some sort of current relay or cut out. I expect Clive will tell us exactly what it is! John
  5. Rob, I might well be able to re-machine it if you cannot get another. I would like to try in any case! John
  6. Dear All, Some observations. The German Armed Forces are seriously under resourced as they only spend 1.2 % of GDP on Defence compared UK's 2 % plus our meeting the 0.7 % of GDP on Development aid. They must have even more horrible gaps in their capability than we do. I am not trained on the in-service SVR recovery vehicle (I would not even know how to start it). However, operationally I would rather have three modern Foden type recovery vehicles to one of those. Whilst it is an amazing vehicle, it can only be in one place at one time. I would love to be able to study the Sta
  7. I would not put stale petrol into a modern car. Petrol and water don't mix well so any water will sink to the bottom of any container. Just don't use the last few drops! John
  8. Once you are using the vehicle regularly, I would put 5 litres of stale in every time you fill it up. Make sure that any sediment does not come over. I did this quite a lot with my Perkins 4208 in my SII rover in order to use up petrol / diesel contaminated fuel. I was obviously careful not to let the viscosity go down too much. You should not have a problem with a little bit of stale fuel. It is not easy to burn it off safely and cleanly.
  9. COOLING I am just wondering how the British Army was able to operate CVRT in the Gulf or the Balkans summer! Keep it standard and don't muck about with engine output. John
  10. I would be interested. Can you PM me your price? John
  11. I don't think it does because there was no need for it. It was for cargo use not plant or Lt A vehicles. John John
  12. Follow the thick cables from the starter motor. John
  13. Dear All, There is very little that I will not 'repair by repair'. I will develop the necessary tooling and capabilities. But a speedo is too much for me. Maybe someone who does clocks might be able to do speedos. One of the very difficult bits to deal with is the spiral spring controlling the needle. My advice is to send the head to Speedy Cables, Thomas Richfield or another specialist. The paint on the inside is just to reflect the light around. John
  14. Simon, I would not hesitate to use loctite. For instance, why risk having a stud unscrew rather than the nut with all the attendant difficulties when a dab of loctite will solve the problem. Easy to get undone with heat if nec. It is difficult enough to work on old equipment without turning down some modern technology. John
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