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Old 01-09-04, 09:33
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Default T16 Questions

Hi Guys,

I have a couple of questions regarding the T16 that i have been asked to post by a friend of mine who has just bought a T16...
  • Spares... where is the best place to get them, this means anything mechanical, electrical, ( bit of an open question I guess)
  • The vehicle has a switch on the control panel that controls the fuel coming from either the l/h or r/h fuel tanks.... how does this work? what components are in the system.
Any help would be appreciated
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Old 02-09-04, 21:41
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Mike,
I have a lot of mspare parts for the T-16. Give me a fax number and I can send you a list of all the NOS and repo parts that I have available. Or you can call me at 480-893-2201
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Old 02-09-04, 21:47
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Mike,
Sorry I didn"t read the whole message before I sent my last reply. The fuel switch on the dash simply tells the fuel gauge which tank you are running on. You have to switch the tanks manually at the fuel filter. There are lines going from both fuel tanks to the fuel filter, with each one controlled by a valve. Then a line goes from the fuel filter to the fuel pump.
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Old 03-09-04, 09:31
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Hi Rod,

Thanks for your reply.... I will pass on the info to my friend, can I take it that you are an expert on the T16, for instance if we have a particular question on the vehicle we could ask you the question direct.


mike
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Old 04-09-04, 01:49
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Mike,
Yeah right!! I am an expert!! I guess anyone who restores a vehicle these days consider themselves so called experts. Anyway, I can try and answer any questions you might have about the T-16. My direct e-mail address is deleted by Moderator
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Rod, don't list your email directly, as the spammers can pick it up. Anyone can email you through the system by clicking on your Profile button, and that's safer.
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Old 06-09-04, 09:29
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Thanks Rod,

What I meant to say was that it looked like you had more experience on the T16 than we have.... between my friend and me we have several jeeps, a GMC, a couple of dodge 6x6, dodge command car, dodge ambulance but no t16 experience.


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Old 07-09-04, 19:30
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Mike,
I guess I know more about T-16"s than most people, but only because most people don"t own a T-16. I have been working on mine for about 3 years, and I still have a lot to learn. The manuals for the T-16 are horrible. I guess because this vehicle was being made for use by the commonwealth forces, the US government didin"t think it was necessary to spend a lot of money on manuals. Anyway, I have studied several T-16"s around the world, so I can probably answer most of your questions about them
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Old 08-09-04, 06:37
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Rod,

Thanks for your reply,its nice to know there are guys out there happy to share their hard earned knowledge, we are the same with what we have learnt from our vehicles, this is a great hobby to be involved with.

all the best

mike
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Old 19-10-04, 07:51
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Default Hey Rod

Here's another dumb question then... were T-16s issued W/D numbers at the factory as were our Universals? On our carriers, the CTXXXXXX number was stamped into the top of the armour plate in front of the driver's position - permanently assigned from the time of manufacture onwards. The same with T-16s, or were those numbers assigned on receipt at the depot level, as per our trucks?

Just curious...
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Old 19-10-04, 11:04
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Originally posted by Geoff Winnington-Ball
Here's another dumb question then... were T-16s issued W/D numbers at the factory as were our Universals?
Geoff, at least s/n's 1001 through 6175 were directly assigned a number by the British WD, the rest was issued a USA registration number first (and a WD census number upon delivery). I doubt there's a relation between the hull serial numbers and WD census numbers, though.

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Originally posted by Hanno Spoelstra in Wartime T16 pictures
Ford Motor Co. built 13,893 T16 from 1943 through 1945:
  • S/N 1 through 1000 = USA 40113055 through 40114054 ("Prefix FS (Fort Summerville) assigned to serial numbers 1 thru 1000.")
  • S/N 1001 through 6175 = British to assign number
  • S/N 6176 through 9923 = USA 40138753 through 40142500
  • S/N 9924 through 14443 = USA 40123864 through 40128383 (some apparently cancelled)
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Old 21-10-04, 00:40
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Geoff,
My T-16 has a serial number 6974 and the only registration number I can find on it is TD 98990. I guess it is possible it came from the factory with a US registration number and was completely removed. I also have a factory photo of a T-16 with a British registration number of TD 94860.
Why would the US government bother to put a registration number on a vehicle that won"t be used by US forces? I have never seen a T-16 with a registration number stamped on the body anywhere. They do have the serial number stamped in several locations however.
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