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  1. 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
  2. Rob, I might well be able to re-machine it if you cannot get another. I would like to try in any case! John
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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.
  6. 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
  7. I would be interested. Can you PM me your price? John
  8. 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
  9. Follow the thick cables from the starter motor. John
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. Dear All, Bearing in mind that the premiums are so affordable, what matters to me is the knowledge of the staff at the broker and the underwriter. I don't think my current broker understands the difference in the risk factors between an Austin Seven and a Mk II Antar! I spend more on batteries than insurance. Go for quality! I suspect that the insurers whilst chasing our business with a low claims rate, are getting stung by covering vehicles or drivers that they ought to avoid. I never get asked: How long have you been doing classic military vehicles? What experience ha
  13. Rick, If you remove the clutch pedal assy you will almost certainly find the bearings / bush in a mess. Servicing the bush will reduce the pedal effort and make it more pleasant to drive. It would be worth the effort! John
  14. They are called "barn finds"! John
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