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Old 22-11-09, 08:46
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i have just pick up a britsh carrier in n.s.w it is now running & also is driving with near to no effort at all .witch is a great addittion to my other 3 australian carriers.

would also like any leads on any carrier parts for sale for british or australian carriers
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Old 22-11-09, 10:56
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... Hanno, found another double posting
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Old 22-11-09, 11:20
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Is it deffo a British carrier ? what is its number in the top of the armour infront of the driver ?

what a fantastic find i am super jealous.
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Old 22-11-09, 12:23
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Is it deffo a British carrier ? what is its number in the top of the armour infront of the driver ?

what a fantastic find i am super jealous.
had a look there on top of armour in front of driver no number
but on right side on the out side the service number is T58362

any other ideas where there may be the build number
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Old 22-11-09, 18:45
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Wayne, nice find, congrats!

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Old 22-11-09, 19:29
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T58362 is in a batch of 360 carriers made by Sentinel Wagon contract number T2035 listed as 3" Mortar carriers So i guess she is British nice one buddy if the plates are missing Nigel Watson may be able to give you more info ie month and year of manufacture etc etc.

once again I am very jealous !!!

looking at the rear axle I am no doubt wrong but it would appear that it is a truck axel rather than a carrier axle (from the lugs on the drive tubes) not that it matters merely something i noticed buddy.
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Old 23-11-09, 04:03
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The numbers are definatly there in front of the driver but you may have to clean them up a bit. They are on the top edge wright on top of the window. Very nice find .
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Old 23-11-09, 05:25
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Some of the early Carriers were built with truck axles. At least some of the early Cnd ones were.
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Old 23-11-09, 07:56
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where abouts is the lower hull number stampet on the hull
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Old 23-11-09, 10:12
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T58362 is in a batch of 360 carriers made by Sentinel Wagon contract number T2035 listed as 3" Mortar carriers..
So, along with T58471 and T58482, that is now 3 British Sentinel Wagon Mortar Carriers within 25km of each other. Seems they're pretty thick on the gound here, more common than Blitzes.

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Old 23-11-09, 10:53
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Guys, as far as I know, you dont find serial numbers on English carriers, where you find serial numbers on Canadian carriers.
As far as axles go, English carriers were fitted with standard Ford commercial axles(enclosed prop shaft). I dont know, but maybe, Richard, the difference you are talking about is the difference between an English, and a Canadian carrier. Then of course, Ford changed it axle, from the 1938 model (splined pinion) to the 1940 model(taper and key) as is the difference between an Australian LP2 and an LP2A, but thats another story.
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Old 23-11-09, 18:34
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truely carriers are a hotchpotch of bits and bobs hehehehe its a fantastic find mind you, ideal for restoration...... and a damed site easier than having to make full armor etc

just to re itterate i am green with envy mate.


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Old 24-11-09, 03:29
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where abouts is the lower hull number stampet on the hull
It's stamped on the angle iron on the rear of the carrier. The one that goes across the rear armour, I don't know buy your pics if it is still there. But your "T" no. and build date is on the edge of the front armour infront of the driver. Oh sorry but I was thinking canadian so they may be in a different place.
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