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  1. Advice is required from anyone who has converted a V8 Simca SUMB to Diesel. I have a V8 Petrol version and need to change to a diesel engine, however the choice of engine is critical. Does anybody have any knowledge of this conversion? The vehicle has been used for the last 15 years every week in the winter but does under 1000 miles per year. I fear that the engine has been run on unleaded petrol for the duration and is now complaining by not being able to get it running. Carb has been rebuilt, new condenser, new spark plugs, points overhauled, coil replaced, gravity fuel tank installed as fuel pump diaphram knackered. Final straw is that the starter motor is on a go slow! In advance, many thanks.
  2. Hello all, I'm looking for a mechanic in Devon, preferably Dartmoor that might be able to help me. My SUMB has been neglected for a few months and will not start, in the winter it would start and run for a few seconds then clonk out. I've checked the obvious things like battery, spark plugs, alternator, fuel etc but she will turn over fast but not fire. It's a mystery to me! But she must be moved for an approaching wedding and for some cosmetic work. A few local mechanics and engineers have had a fiddle but no luck and everyone I call is reluctant to get involved with an old military vehicle for some reason! Any ideas on what might be the problem or of any garages I could call? She's a 1959 petrol V8 cheers.
  3. Does anybody know of any HMV friendly mechanics/recovery companies in the East Dartmoor area?? My SUMB has been neglected this winter (A mistake I wont make again) and needs to be moved ASAP but isn't starting. Mechanics isn't my strong point (In fact I'm not sure what is) but I've checked the obvious plugs, battery, fuel. I have a deadline to finish some cosmetic work on it but the SUMB is currently touching against a Bedford TK proving this impossible.
  4. Hi All My name is Iain and my background is Amateur Radio and I have owned various ex-military sets since an R1155 in the 1980s - I now have a Clansman RT321/322 base station and a RT320 for portable use. I have been a telecommunications engineer for most of my working life but I grew up on a farm in the far north of Scotland so 4WD and heavy vehicles are not new to me. I am located in South Suffolk between Ipswich and Colchester. I joined the forum because I am in the process of refurbishing a French Simca Marmon MH600 (SUMB) as a radio truck to allow me to take the RT322 into the field. My radio and military vehicle web site is http://www.g0ozs.org/clansman and the SUMB pages will follow shortly ! In the meantime a gallery of the vehicle as I found it is at: http://http://www.g0ozs.org/marmon/2010-03/ Iain 73 de G0OZS
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