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Old 12-01-10, 23:44
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Rick Cove
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Paynesville, AUSTRALIA
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I don't know of anyone in OZ who has made up a freewheel conversion for a CMP. We travel some long miles in our large country, and the usual conversion is to just undo the 8 bolts and drop out the front tailshaft.

Brian Asbury's Scoutcar is a M3A1 White Scoutcar like mine, and I drive mine with the REAR tailshaft out, not the front one. This makes it drive like a Mini. Front wheel drive helps to pull it around the corners. Rear wheel drive creates a lot of oversteer. It is also a lot lighter on the steering that way.
I might add that the White Scoutcar has a permanent 4wheel drive set-up with no front axle declutch.

We have travelled more than 100,000km in the White since 1986 when I first put it on the road. This may make it the most used White Scoutcar ever built.
Regards Rick.
1916 Albion A10
1942 White Scoutcar
1940 Chev Staff Car
1940 F30S Cab11
1940 Chev WA LRDG "Te Hai"
1941 F60L Cab12
1943 Ford Lynx
1942 Bren Gun Carrier VR no.2250
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25pdr. 1940 Weir No.266
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