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  1. The received wisdom is that Gordon's advice is about the best you can do, short of replacing panels, but you are only slowing the process. I quote from another of the afflicted! ......."Problem exists in all areas where the ally connects with steel (e.g. door skins and door frame). The ONLY solution is to take everything apart, prime or Hammerite all steel, and then replace affected ally with new panels. Good luck pal !"
  2. And they just keep coming! I It seems every Light weight coming up for sale lives at least 400 miles from me, then THIS one appears locally. I THINK I might give it a miss though as it is a bit too lightweight for me. "Needs a new chassis and bulkhead", and a gear lever! Lovely photo of the dashboard - the final drive to the "barn" must have been exciting for the passenger judging by the condition of the footwell - actually, there isn't one. Its a late model as well which seems to bear out the opinion that these were made out of reject steel from the Alfasud factory!
  3. Richard, I am after Landie, but to use for carrying stuff, really and it would be a waste to strip out what is left of the gear.....and I don't fancy having yet more stuff to store! Hope someone buys it to put back as was, though. On drain holes in electronic components, I was always under the impression that the little hole in my magneto points cover on my Matchless WD3L (and on most WW2 WD bikes) was a drain hole and should face downward. Not so; it is to allow corrosive gases from the arcing to dissipate, and it should face UP! (I am NOT at all suggesting Clive is wrong, rather its
  4. Looks interesting with what looks like a full complement of equipment. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/124493772632?_trksid=p11021.c100851.m5053&_trkparms=aid%3D1110006%26algo%3DHOMESPLICE.SIM%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D20170803121420%26meid%3D6ad258197a8c408bac89736dfa66d007%26pid%3D100851%26rk%3D1%26rkt%3D4%26mehot%3Dnone%26b%3D1%26sd%3D254812413587%26itm%3D124493772632%26pmt%3D0%26noa%3D1%26pg%3D11021%26algv%3DDefaultOrganic&ul_noapp=true
  5. He doesn't want to sell his Lightweight separately...or at all?!
  6. I am looking for a sound on-the-road military Land Rover and with so much junk and overpriced walts out there, I would prefer to buy from someone who has actually loved and used it! Really my only qualifications are NOT with a NA diesel and with a preference for a "90", though a good 110 not ruled out. Series, Lightweight, Defender, Wolf all acceptable as long as its a good runner as it will be used daily.
  7. And that Austin ambulance is STILL waiting for a successful bid!
  8. Nice looking 1941 Austin K2 fire engine coming up next week at Mathewsons!
  9. Makes a change from all the Jeeps and Landies. Is it "real"? Good story. No matter - it looks cute......although at £15950 its not cheap!
  10. PPS - I have sent you a PM - info on this bike.
  11. PS - bear in mind its a fresh restoration and untried on the highway, so expect teething troubles - and it needs registering with the DVLA - does the seller have a dating certificate (available via AMOC)?
  12. Don't know what the reserve is of course, but going rate for one of these, private sale, is around the £6 to £7k mark for a good one. I am not sure of the finer points on the G3 so cannot tell if its 100%. But even if it isn't it could be a good buy. I would want to check out how the restoration was done - on a complete and original bike or did it require parts and if so what were these bits - genuine or repro? For example, if for some reason the bloke used repro' Indian-made girder forks, that is a disaster and try and find a useable set of original ones! I have posed a query as to how g
  13. Seen this? https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1940-matchless-G3WO-ex-ww2-motorcycle-dispatch-rider-vintage-war-motorcycle/164485319365?hash=item264c16cac5:g:XCoAAOSweENfnyNi
  14. I bought a fairly inexpensive cabled electric one which does not get a great deal of use, but it saves a LOT of bother and fuss on odd occasions. One of those tools that now and again, you just cannot be without, unless you really do like hours of fiddling. I guess if you are planning on extensive use then it may pay to spend much more.
  15. I suspect the Lightweight will be back up for sale by a dealer at £12-14k after nothing more than a blow over with OD; but I HOPE it was bought by an enthusiast!
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