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Humber 1 ton Ebay 02 BK 32


Clve Pemberton

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Here is the link:

 

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/1952-military-humber-1-ton-army-truck-fv1601a-ex-wd_W0QQitemZ150265155357QQcmdZViewItem?hash=item150265155357&_trkparms=72%3A12%7C39%3A1%7C65%3A12&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14

 

It is a FV1601 as he correctly says although he calls it a FV1601A. 'A' means it has no winch, so presumably the winch has been added later or maybe it is a FV1601B?

 

His history on the production Humbers & the change of role to Pig for N.Ireland is confused. The production run for the 3,700 Humbers was from 1952 to 1956. The production run of the pig was 1958-60. The Army deployed Pigs in N.I. in 1969.

 

02 BK 32 entered service 3/3/53 struck off 14/12/64 & sold for £180

 

Shame about the rear body, but nice to see a Humber running but a bit of work needed "broken rear shaft" & "gearbox clicks in reverse". Although the Hornet clicks in reverse which hasn't shown itself to be a problem after 14 years.

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Big Bruv has been talking about this one all week . Fortunately being in Flint it's far enough away to put him off bidding - or at least the cost of getting it home has . I had a quick look last night & got the impression from the photo's that it could be a bit mothy under the shiny paint .

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Went ahead a bought the Humber !

 

Yes she is well filled with filler and showers rust when going over a bump ! A novel approach to the sill repair with expanding foam !

 

She did perform without any problems on the test drive, 249 miles (Flint to Ipswich) and 25 gallons of petrol. A very good ride averaging 47/48 mph, in-all 9 uneventfull hours.

 

The re-fuelling was a little challenging as one tank was out of commisson and the other just flowed out of the top !!

 

Should still look gook alongside the mk1 and sqirt tho'.

 

Dave, I will have to talk to Phil and re-assure him that "to far away" is not a problem !!

 

Regards

 

Clive

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Went ahead a bought the Humber !

 

Yes she is well filled with filler and showers rust when going over a bump ! A novel approach to the sill repair with expanding foam !

 

She did perform without any problems on the test drive, 249 miles (Flint to Ipswich) and 25 gallons of petrol. A very good ride averaging 47/48 mph, in-all 9 uneventfull hours.

 

The re-fuelling was a little challenging as one tank was out of commisson and the other just flowed out of the top !!

 

Should still look gook alongside the mk1 and sqirt tho'.

 

Dave, I will have to talk to Phil and re-assure him that "to far away" is not a problem !!

 

Regards

 

Clive

 

Excellent stuff, good to see its gone to a good home! would seem to be running right if its returning 10 MPG.

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