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Old 31-12-16, 10:08
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Hi David, at least they are from inox, so will propably last forever
Yeah Lynn, luckily I got this cover, may post some pics later!
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Old 01-01-17, 19:50
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Oil cooler is on the place, also rad provisionally fitted. And we also have had some fun
Happy New Year everyone!
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Old 22-01-17, 19:57
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We have had a very special moment today - hull and engine wedding
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Old 29-01-17, 21:12
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Working on the exhaust pipes. Slowly progressing.
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Old 10-02-17, 18:05
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Just came across this video on Youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yhCZ56g108E
Very nice, british made, Mk.II/III carrier, just as mine - I assume carrier is from the Netherland (?). Anyone knows these guys? Cheers
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Old 12-02-17, 20:31
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Working on the engine. Slowly getting there...
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Old 19-02-17, 20:32
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Again, few parts mounted, oil setup finished. Also instrument panel provisionally fitted.
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Old 19-02-17, 22:42
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Looking good Petr. I believe there was 1/4" thick flat rubber gasket fitted between the dash panel and the drivers front plate. This was to assist in preventing failure of the speedo cable and electrical shorts. Also I think there was a dome nut on the bottom dash panel bosshead screw to make life easier on the fingers of your right hand.
See if the dash panel top cover will fit well, with the rubber spacing the dash panel out out.

Those lower engine cover rails are a great modification. I wonder why it took so long?
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Old 20-02-17, 06:59
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Lynn is referring to this as I made one for mine.

Also I see you hooked up the oil cooler lines up to your engine but I don't see a bypass valve, Do you have one for your carrier ??
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Old 20-02-17, 09:38
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Thanks guys! Yes, Im aware about this spacer between instrumental panel and front plate. British carriers used a bit different setup, there are two separate spacers left-right from Langite (which is compressed cork gasket I believe). Actually, you can see my spacers in the upper corner of the picture - they will go on the proper place eventualy. And thanks for heads-up about the dome nut, Lynn - my fingers are grateful to you
There is no bypass valve visible, because my engine uses a bit different setup - there is built-in bypass valve - see my sketch. Seems to be clever to me, hopefully it will work properly
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Old 20-02-17, 10:20
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Petr that is a bit different. Can you tell us about your engine? I've never seen that before.
There are so many differences in your late carrier and very few of them seem to have survived.
Does your dash panel have the four fuzes in the top?
I am surprised to see the white faced CAV ammeter. I thought it was an early British carrier thing. There are not many carriers that don't have the drop down bit for the Temp. gauge. It must have been a Dagenham Ford thing. My AOP is the same. It is July 1941. Much earlier than yours. Mine still has the two square holes in the rear plate but the air was ducted up through the rear deck, through a damper (like a fire) and out a mesh screen at the the level of the top of the hull. It has short sections at the rear plate and division plate to support the lower engine rails. Are you able to take some detail photos of the covers and frame around the radiator, before you close it in. My email is set up in my MLU profile. Thankyou for posting what you already have done. Nice British steering wheel too.
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Old 20-02-17, 10:47
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Quote:
Can you tell us about your engine?
Its not geniune carrier engine, it came from the old power unit, French made. Proper block, possibly war dated.
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Does your dash panel have the four fuzes in the top?
Yep, four fuses there.
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Are you able to take some detail photos of the covers and frame around the radiator, before you close it in.
No problem, will do that.
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Old 20-02-17, 10:55
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Not mine, but the same type of power unit.
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Old 20-02-17, 14:25
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Differences of housing packing, or instrument panel gasket, varied between country of manufacture, serial number, and model of carriers.


The Canadian production design change for 'Gasket - Instrument Panel' , part no. C01UC-105300, was introduced at serial number 1877. This black rubber material gasket appears on Canadian MK-I* series carriers, i.e. C01UC, C21UCM and C21UCG, (as shown by Dave G.). Retrofitting of the earlier Canadian production required the use of longer mounting bolts, C01UC-105311. Bulletin A-5, 25 Sept 1942, Item 16 refers.

The gasket material and part number(s) was changed for the Canadian MK-II* series, C31UCW, where it is made from two parts, the material is plywood.
Those part numbers are C31UCW-104856 and C31UCW-104857 as 'Spacer - instrument panel L.H. and R.H.' respectively.


Chilwell publishes the Langite gasket material for all British Universal Carrier production instrument panel gaskets as two parts, TL 13958 and TL 13964.
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Old 20-02-17, 16:49
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I notice too that the petrol filler cap is at the opposite end of the tank to the Canadian MK2.

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Old 20-02-17, 18:35
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Chilwell publishes the Langite gasket material for all British Universal Carrier production instrument panel gaskets as two parts, TL 13958 and TL 13964.
Yes, thats your list, I was sourcing from
There are many differencies between British and Canadian production and early/late models. Very interesting to finding them out.
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Old 20-02-17, 18:37
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And is without vent pipes.
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Old 21-02-17, 15:31
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Yes, simplified and better (more ergonomic) design on fuel tank.
Evolution went to the right direction in this case, I guess
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Old 26-02-17, 20:53
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Lynn, here are few photos from "radiator area" as promised
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Old 26-02-17, 20:57
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Few more.
Some pipes connected today, engine almost ready for firing.
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Old 12-03-17, 19:56
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Few bits added - mirror, front el. conduits, engine linkage. Also start work on the visors...
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Old 12-03-17, 19:58
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Looking good buddy. It may just be the angle, but that radiator looks a touch small. are you happy you have sufficient volume ?

keep up the good work.
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Old 13-03-17, 15:48
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It is small, Richie, you are right! But its also more efficient that the genuine one, so will see. Also electric fan gives a pretty good flow, so so far Im not worried about it - but its still just a theory...
Hopefuly will warm up engine this weekend and test it!
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You won't really know until you start driving it buddy, and putting some load onto the engine so to speak.
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Old 13-03-17, 20:39
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Exactly, Richie! And Im really looking forward to it
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Old 14-03-17, 09:39
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I like the idea of a modern radiator and fan.
In my opinion, if it can't be seen and does the job better then why not.
Have you the details of fan and radiator please?? Or what thread was it in?
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Old 14-03-17, 13:07
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Paul, kenlow do a good fan. I can recommend a company called Pro Alloy for a modern rad (my last carrier had one) I donated a wrecked original as a pattern and they made me a bespoke rad. Very efficient indeed !! So much so that when we were stuck In heavy traffic in 30 degree heat my carrier was rather hot (over 200deg) normally the flatty won't cool after you reach that temp, but I was able to bring the temp down whilst stationary by raising the rpm slightly.

I was also running thermostats.

Contact at pro alloy is Chris Hazel.
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Cheers for that mate, I'm a long way off but just taking notes for when bits are needed.
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Finally got lower rad hoses, so if they will fit, she is ready for first run.
Also working on the main and side lamp brackets.
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