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Old 23-01-19, 22:01
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Harry,

Thanks for clearing that up for me. Obviously a legacy from the earlier marks of the Lynx. The Lynx 11 doesn't make use of those eye bolts. I was fortunate to obtain an original installation manual for the Lynx 11 and have been able to source all the appropriate bits and pieces for my antennas.

I now wonder if the eye bolts on the front bins are a similar legacy from when the sand channels were stored on the front of the Lynx. On the Lynx 11 they were stored on the rear of the radiator armour.

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Old 23-01-19, 22:23
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Not so sure it is a lynx-1 vs lynx 2 thing, but perhaps a WSno11 vs WS19 set thing. It was the 11 set antenna bases that had the provision for the chain from that eyebolt to the base.

The same bolt can be found on the GM Otters.

I see no trace of those other eyebolts on the bins here at the museum. Perhaps they were an add-on to aid in strapping extra cargo or cam nets when externally stowed. After all, there is no plethora of space inside a lynx.
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Old 24-01-19, 03:59
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Rob,

Thanks for checking the RCA Lynx, the eye bolt on the front of the side bin looked strange and protruded quite far inside the bin and would have hampered storage, don't think that it would have survived long in service.

Still leaves the question of what purpose did the eye bolts serve on the front bin ? They appear on about 50% of the period pictures that I've got.

Peter

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Old 17-02-19, 20:08
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Peter,

One more period pic.

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Old 18-02-19, 02:08
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Alex,
Thanks again ! Another great picture of a Lynx 11, in the colours of the Royal Canadian Dragoons, and sporting a 0.30 caliber Browning. Should I ever win a lottery, Iím going to mount one on mine.

Peter
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Old 22-02-19, 19:28
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Default Small stuff

Guys,

Its a Christmas like feeling every time a parcel arrives from LWD parts. Some NOS Lynx parts that include the elusive "protectoscope". The lens has deteriorated over 70 plus years and will require some TLC. Dry mounted it to test the fit and found it had to be quite a challenge to navigate the Lynx under real life conditions.

I'm quite grateful for individuals such as Dirk Leegwater and Brian Asbury, who had the foresight to buy and store such obscure military components with the hope that someone, someday would actually want these parts.


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Old 26-03-19, 02:29
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Default Crash Pad Production

Guys,

I continue to be able to find talented fabricators locally for my Lynx project. Steve Burke of All Canadian Canvasworks in Belleville made 20 new crash pads for me. There appear to be two different styles of the crash pads, one the type on the CWM Lynx 11 and the second which I obtained from Stefan Leegwater. I elected to use the one from LWD as the template.

Now to have the supporting angle iron welded to the crew compartment rim and I'll be one step closer.

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Old 14-04-19, 17:58
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Default More period pictures

Guys,

Received some new to me, period pictures of Lynx 11s in the later months of WW 11. Both Lynx's have field mounted 30 caliber Brownings, interestingly the mounting methods are different to each other. The one picture certainly shows how vulnerable the front storage bin was in service.

Peter

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Old 15-04-19, 02:01
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Default Another Photo

Peter. Is that a M3A1 Scout Car behind the Lynx in the picture to the right? Have this picture to offer. Although not a war time photo...figured you would like it.

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Old 16-04-19, 06:24
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Terry,
I think youíre right. Looking forward to this years Aquino weekend.
Peter
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Old 17-04-19, 11:20
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Wow Peter, these pads look very nice! Well done!

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Old 05-06-19, 04:43
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Default Prepping for Aquino weekend

Guys,

Finally found the time to start prepping the Lynx for the upcoming Aquino weekend in Oshawa. I was able to persuade Andy Pomorski to weld on the brackets to mount the crash pads. Only the young and nimble can contort themselves to do what he did. Now to fix up the paint and I should be ready.
Peter

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Old 07-06-19, 03:18
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Default Crash Pads

Guys,

Cleaned up and repainted, then installed the new crash pads. Quite pleased with how they turned out. Aquino here we come.
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Old 10-06-19, 04:00
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Guys,

The Lynx and I had the privilege of chauffeuring Don White a WW 11 veteran who served with the Royal Canadian Dragoons, in a parade honouring our veterans at the recent Aquino weekend. Don was accompanied by Mark Aube, a current member of the RCDs, wearing a WW 11 uniform.

The Aquino weekend at the Ontario Regiment Museum continues to grow and impress each and every year. A must for enthusiasts of heavy green iron.


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Old 20-06-19, 17:17
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Guys,

Michael Wong, the official photographer for the ORM graciously shared some pictures of the Lynx taken at the Aquino weekend. It was a proud moment for me and the Lynx, so here are a couple. The Lynx seemed to rise to the occasion and kicked up it's heels to the German re-enactors and sent some dust their way.

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Old 20-06-19, 23:30
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good to see them out and about. getting some good milers on mine since May, twice over to Victoria.
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Old 20-06-19, 23:40
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while i haven't sorted out the speedometer it isn't straining at all at 90kph, but the Hollywood pipes have to go, cool but they neither sound or look correct.
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Old 21-06-19, 06:28
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Harry,

Thanks for sharing the pictures of your Lynx, she looks great. The differences between the early Lynx and the Lynx 11 certainly add up.

Your road trips are impressive. My goal is to have my Lynx licensed before the end of the summer, so perhaps we can compare notes.

Peter
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Old 09-07-19, 22:32
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Default Major milestone

Guys,

We met a major milestone for the restoration of the Lynx. Now a registered and licensed vehicle for the province of Ontario. Here's a picture from when I first saw the Lynx with Giorgio and his boys, another after my first legal road test.

Peter

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Old 10-07-19, 01:02
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Peter,

I have enjoyed meeting you and becoming friends over your vehicle and helping you along the way. I am very happy to see, as I am sure others will be, that you have it sorted for the road now.

I can only imagine what kind of trips you will do with it. Congratulations.
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Old 10-07-19, 08:49
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Congratulations now a trip through the drive through of your local Timmy's
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