MLU FORUM  

Go Back   MLU FORUM > MILITARY VEHICLES > The Softskin Forum

Notices

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #121  
Old 27-11-07, 23:31
Max Hedges's Avatar
Max Hedges Max Hedges is offline
Pops
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Yass, Australia
Posts: 1,557
Default

Quote:
Originally posted by Bob Moseley
Hi Max - been in the tunnels again I see.
Bob
ya always gotta keep ya eyes open in those dark tunnels
I may have to put a guard dog in there
Max
Reply With Quote
  #122  
Old 27-11-07, 23:35
Howard's Avatar
Howard Howard is offline
"Sid and Errol's Dad"
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Ganmain, Australia
Posts: 1,438
Default Re: box of goodies

Quote:
Originally posted by Max Hedges
Howard I found some treasures, might help the F15 find top gear
I still think it is an injustice that Mrs H has been into the tunnels, and I have only driven over the blessed things!
What I need Maxie is a pair of head gaskets & any advice on freeing stuck valves...
What is the recommended head gasket material? Does anyone have a new part number?
HH
__________________
Howard Holgate
F15 #12
F15A #13 (stretched)
F60S #13
C15A #13 Wireless (incomplete)
Reply With Quote
  #123  
Old 27-11-07, 23:48
Keith Webb's Avatar
Keith Webb Keith Webb is offline
Film maker, CMP addict
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Macleod, Victoria, Australia
Posts: 8,212
Default Stuck valves

Quote:
Originally posted by Howard
I still think it is an injustice that Mrs H has been into the tunnels, and I have only driven over the blessed things!
What I need Maxie is a pair of head gaskets & any advice on freeing stuck valves...
What is the recommended head gasket material? Does anyone have a new part number?
HH
She obviously runs without the use of all cylinders; remove the heads and cut the offending ones off with an angle grinder so they don't interfere in future.
__________________
Film maker

42 FGT No8 (Aust) remains
42 FGT No9 (Aust)
42 F15
Keith Webb
Macleod, Victoria Australia
Also Canadian Military Pattern Vehicles group on Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/groups/canadianmilitarypattern
Reply With Quote
  #124  
Old 28-11-07, 00:06
Howard's Avatar
Howard Howard is offline
"Sid and Errol's Dad"
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Ganmain, Australia
Posts: 1,438
Default Re: Stuck valves

Quote:
Originally posted by Keith Webb
She obviously runs without the use of all cylinders......
Who, The truck, or Jo??
__________________
Howard Holgate
F15 #12
F15A #13 (stretched)
F60S #13
C15A #13 Wireless (incomplete)
Reply With Quote
  #125  
Old 28-11-07, 00:13
Keith Webb's Avatar
Keith Webb Keith Webb is offline
Film maker, CMP addict
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Macleod, Victoria, Australia
Posts: 8,212
Default Re: Re: Stuck valves

Quote:
Originally posted by Howard
Who, The truck, or Jo??
Doesn't Jo read this forum occasionally? You're toast now.

As for your other question, gasket material - you know that white PVC used for wood glue? Alternately you could use gaffer tape. That'll stick to anything.
__________________
Film maker

42 FGT No8 (Aust) remains
42 FGT No9 (Aust)
42 F15
Keith Webb
Macleod, Victoria Australia
Also Canadian Military Pattern Vehicles group on Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/groups/canadianmilitarypattern
Reply With Quote
  #126  
Old 28-11-07, 00:16
Max Hedges's Avatar
Max Hedges Max Hedges is offline
Pops
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Yass, Australia
Posts: 1,557
Default

what I done once was soak the valves with oil and then with all the plugs out had some one push the starter button while I taped the stuck valve down in time with the engine through the plug hole
first I made sure that the valves would move a little, they may not close up at first but I never give in.
Other wise you gunna have to take the head off if they are stuck hard.
Max
Reply With Quote
  #127  
Old 20-01-08, 08:13
Howard's Avatar
Howard Howard is offline
"Sid and Errol's Dad"
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Ganmain, Australia
Posts: 1,438
Default

Cleaning out Dad's Shed, and look what i found!
(Was being used for storing gum boots)
Says "TRUCK 3 TON, TIPPING, D^D"
Am I correct this was for storage of canvass payload cover?
Attached Thumbnails
img_1867.1.jpg   img_1868.1.jpg  
__________________
Howard Holgate
F15 #12
F15A #13 (stretched)
F60S #13
C15A #13 Wireless (incomplete)
Reply With Quote
  #128  
Old 20-01-08, 08:21
Howard's Avatar
Howard Howard is offline
"Sid and Errol's Dad"
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Ganmain, Australia
Posts: 1,438
Talking

Oops, sorry about the orientation of the photo above!
Here's what is ahead of us!
Attached Thumbnails
img_1866.1.jpg  
Attached Images
 
__________________
Howard Holgate
F15 #12
F15A #13 (stretched)
F60S #13
C15A #13 Wireless (incomplete)
Reply With Quote
  #129  
Old 20-01-08, 08:54
Keith Webb's Avatar
Keith Webb Keith Webb is offline
Film maker, CMP addict
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Macleod, Victoria, Australia
Posts: 8,212
Thumbs up Re: Cleaning out Dad's Shed

Quote:
Originally posted by Howard
Cleaning out Dad's Shed, and look what i found!
(Was being used for storing gum boots)
Says "TRUCK 3 TON, TIPPING, D^D"
Am I correct this was for storage of canvass payload cover?
Certainly looks like it's a canvas valise for storing a tarp! Well done on finding such a rare item. Your mission now is to not only find what goes in it but what carried it too.

Nicely marked as well.
__________________
Film maker

42 FGT No8 (Aust) remains
42 FGT No9 (Aust)
42 F15
Keith Webb
Macleod, Victoria Australia
Also Canadian Military Pattern Vehicles group on Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/groups/canadianmilitarypattern
Reply With Quote
  #130  
Old 20-01-08, 12:01
Howard's Avatar
Howard Howard is offline
"Sid and Errol's Dad"
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Ganmain, Australia
Posts: 1,438
Unhappy Canvass tarp.

Yes, I found a canvas tarp.
(But) It has been cut up & made into a cover for the boat...
(Dammit)
HH
__________________
Howard Holgate
F15 #12
F15A #13 (stretched)
F60S #13
C15A #13 Wireless (incomplete)
Reply With Quote
  #131  
Old 23-02-08, 10:33
Howard's Avatar
Howard Howard is offline
"Sid and Errol's Dad"
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Ganmain, Australia
Posts: 1,438
Wink Look what I found...

Look what I found...
More shed cleaning today,
Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_2148.JPG
Views:	110
Size:	235.2 KB
ID:	19657
About a dozen of these .303 boxes. Buy one from me at Corora

Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_2145.JPG
Views:	98
Size:	199.0 KB
ID:	19658
This one will look better in my F15 than yours...

Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_2135.JPG
Views:	98
Size:	175.2 KB
ID:	19659
Pick up this one at Corowa...

Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_2134.JPG
Views:	103
Size:	213.7 KB
ID:	19660

Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_2133.JPG
Views:	91
Size:	202.6 KB
ID:	19661
__________________
Howard Holgate
F15 #12
F15A #13 (stretched)
F60S #13
C15A #13 Wireless (incomplete)

Last edited by Howard; 23-02-08 at 10:52.
Reply With Quote
  #132  
Old 23-02-08, 11:22
Plushy's Avatar
Plushy Plushy is offline
James Plush
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Miners Rest, Victoria, Australia
Posts: 411
Default

Howard all i can see are red X`s
Reply With Quote
  #133  
Old 23-02-08, 12:14
Howard's Avatar
Howard Howard is offline
"Sid and Errol's Dad"
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Ganmain, Australia
Posts: 1,438
Unhappy

Quote:
Originally Posted by Plushy View Post
Howard all i can see are red X`s
Hmmmm....
They are OK on my computer....
Jiffy? Carmen? What have I done wrong?
HH
__________________
Howard Holgate
F15 #12
F15A #13 (stretched)
F60S #13
C15A #13 Wireless (incomplete)
Reply With Quote
  #134  
Old 23-02-08, 12:18
zemsi's Avatar
zemsi zemsi is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Switzerland
Posts: 865
Default

... there's nothing wrong. I can see the pics too
__________________
Swiss Chris aka Christoph Zimmerli - Driving Switzerland's only Aussie F15


www.wheelsandtracks.com
>> Condor A580 M+85691 (1952), Swiss Army Motorbike (unrestored)
>> F15 1942 Aust (Cab 13) ::: restored by Keefy
Reply With Quote
  #135  
Old 23-02-08, 12:18
Keith Webb's Avatar
Keith Webb Keith Webb is offline
Film maker, CMP addict
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Macleod, Victoria, Australia
Posts: 8,212
Default Pics

Quote:
Originally Posted by Howard View Post
Hmmmm....
They are OK on my computer....
Jiffy? Carmen? What have I done wrong?
HH
Fine on mine too...

James, have you been on the XXXX?

Nice finds, H. Seems the shed is the magic pudding! What next?
__________________
Film maker

42 FGT No8 (Aust) remains
42 FGT No9 (Aust)
42 F15
Keith Webb
Macleod, Victoria Australia
Also Canadian Military Pattern Vehicles group on Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/groups/canadianmilitarypattern
Reply With Quote
  #136  
Old 23-02-08, 12:24
Howard's Avatar
Howard Howard is offline
"Sid and Errol's Dad"
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Ganmain, Australia
Posts: 1,438
Default Finds

OK, Plushy, what are you trying to do to me?
Can anyone tell me what these are?
Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_2136.JPG
Views:	115
Size:	179.6 KB
ID:	19662
__________________
Howard Holgate
F15 #12
F15A #13 (stretched)
F60S #13
C15A #13 Wireless (incomplete)
Reply With Quote
  #137  
Old 23-02-08, 13:05
Rusty Rusty is offline
Mark
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Southern Tablelands
Posts: 199
Default What is it

Looks like an egg and teaspoon holder ie the egg goes in the big dished hole the tea spoon stands in the little one and serve
__________________
Wusty old twuks
Reply With Quote
  #138  
Old 23-02-08, 21:28
hrpearce's Avatar
hrpearce hrpearce is offline
WO8 C15A 142736
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Batlow Road near the Cow & Calf
Posts: 1,958
Default

I've got James' problem I only get boxes with photo ID numbers.
I've finally got them, the security settings were playing silly buggers behind the scenes.
__________________
Robert Pearce.

Last edited by hrpearce; 24-02-08 at 08:04.
Reply With Quote
  #139  
Old 24-02-08, 01:38
Plushy's Avatar
Plushy Plushy is offline
James Plush
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Miners Rest, Victoria, Australia
Posts: 411
Default

Howard its working fine for me now , maybe my computer had a hissy fit . XXXX is for girls , straight irish whisky is a mans drink ! .

Nice finds Howard ! the funny red blocks are interesting dunno what they are for
Reply With Quote
  #140  
Old 24-02-08, 08:48
aj.lec's Avatar
aj.lec aj.lec is offline
Andrew
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: N.S.W AUSTRALIA
Posts: 1,623
Default

I have seen blocks similar to that used under large tent poles to stop them sinking into the ground
pole sits in the cup and peg or tension rope goes into hole next to it
__________________
Have a good one
Andrew

Custodian of the "Rare and Rusty"
Reply With Quote
  #141  
Old 24-02-08, 13:31
Howard's Avatar
Howard Howard is offline
"Sid and Errol's Dad"
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Ganmain, Australia
Posts: 1,438
Smile

Quote:
Originally Posted by aj.lec View Post
I have seen blocks similar to that used under large tent poles to stop them sinking into the ground
pole sits in the cup and peg or tension rope goes into hole next to it
Ah... Makes sense... Not very exciting, though...
__________________
Howard Holgate
F15 #12
F15A #13 (stretched)
F60S #13
C15A #13 Wireless (incomplete)
Reply With Quote
  #142  
Old 24-04-08, 08:23
hrpearce's Avatar
hrpearce hrpearce is offline
WO8 C15A 142736
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Batlow Road near the Cow & Calf
Posts: 1,958
Default

Howard I finally got to look at the clip that shore is a uneque sound, shame to tamper with it.
__________________
Robert Pearce.
Reply With Quote
  #143  
Old 05-10-08, 10:29
Howard's Avatar
Howard Howard is offline
"Sid and Errol's Dad"
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Ganmain, Australia
Posts: 1,438
Smile Update

G'Day All,
While nosing around on my Uncle's farm a couple of weeks ago, I came across (among other things) the tailgate from my F15! Exciting enough, but last week while I was home from work a bit crook, I noticed that there was remnants of a TAC sign still attached.
So today I attacked it with the wet & dry. Any ideas from our group of those in-the-know?
Photo One before any work
Photo 2, secrets starting to be revealed
Photo 3, I've rubbed as much as I dare...
Click image for larger version

Name:	TAC1 edit.jpg
Views:	84
Size:	116.3 KB
ID:	23691 Click image for larger version

Name:	TAC2 edit.jpg
Views:	77
Size:	125.9 KB
ID:	23692 Click image for larger version

Name:	TAC3 edit.jpg
Views:	103
Size:	118.7 KB
ID:	23693
__________________
Howard Holgate
F15 #12
F15A #13 (stretched)
F60S #13
C15A #13 Wireless (incomplete)
Reply With Quote
  #144  
Old 05-10-08, 10:32
Howard's Avatar
Howard Howard is offline
"Sid and Errol's Dad"
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Ganmain, Australia
Posts: 1,438
Smile More

In this one, I have bumped up the contrast & dropped brightness
Click image for larger version

Name:	TAC4 edit.jpg
Views:	131
Size:	81.7 KB
ID:	23694
So, I make out red upper, blue lower, separated by a white band & white band at bottom.
The number at the bottom appears to be "415".
About all I can make out at the top is a "5"
Any ideas?
__________________
Howard Holgate
F15 #12
F15A #13 (stretched)
F60S #13
C15A #13 Wireless (incomplete)
Reply With Quote
  #145  
Old 05-10-08, 11:48
cliff's Avatar
cliff cliff is offline
Moderator
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Gympie, Queensland, Australia
Posts: 3,104
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Howard View Post
In this one, I have bumped up the contrast & dropped brightness
Attachment 23694
So, I make out red upper, blue lower, separated by a white band & white band at bottom.
The number at the bottom appears to be "415".
About all I can make out at the top is a "5"
Any ideas?
Red & Blue horizontal is artillery, 415 is HQ L of C Area Camp Staffs (normally a black background) white stripe at bottom is L of C area vehicle marking.

Probably (this is a guess) a truck belonging to a L of C HQ camp AA battery.

from
FORMATION SIGNS
AND VEHICLE
MARKINGS OF THE
AUSTRALIAN ARMY
1903 1983
Stephen Craig Taubert
__________________
Cheers
Cliff Hutchings
aka MrRoo S.I.R.

"and on the 8th day he made trucks so that man, made on the 7th day, had shelter when woman threw him out for the night"
MrRoo says "TRUCKS ROOLE"
Reply With Quote
  #146  
Old 05-10-08, 12:09
Howard's Avatar
Howard Howard is offline
"Sid and Errol's Dad"
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Ganmain, Australia
Posts: 1,438
Smile Eh?

Quote:
Originally Posted by cliff View Post
Red & Blue horizontal is artillery, 415 is HQ L of C Area Camp Staffs (normally a black background) white stripe at bottom is L of C area vehicle marking.
Probably (this is a guess) a truck belonging to a L of C HQ camp AA battery.
Thanks for your quick reply, Cliff!
I am sorry, but this non-military mug needs some help with what you have told me.
What does "L of C" mean exactly?
Thanks, Howard.
__________________
Howard Holgate
F15 #12
F15A #13 (stretched)
F60S #13
C15A #13 Wireless (incomplete)
Reply With Quote
  #147  
Old 05-10-08, 12:33
cliff's Avatar
cliff cliff is offline
Moderator
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Gympie, Queensland, Australia
Posts: 3,104
Default L of C

Sorry Howard...L of C = Line of Communication

All of Australia was broken up into areas called Line of Communication areas. These were the HQ's and fixed camp troop units such as workshops, AA protection, Ambulance/medical units and hospitals etc.

The white band at the bottom often had black letters denoting which state the L of C unit was from like 'Q' for Queensland etc.
__________________
Cheers
Cliff Hutchings
aka MrRoo S.I.R.

"and on the 8th day he made trucks so that man, made on the 7th day, had shelter when woman threw him out for the night"
MrRoo says "TRUCKS ROOLE"
Reply With Quote
  #148  
Old 05-10-08, 12:43
cliff's Avatar
cliff cliff is offline
Moderator
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Gympie, Queensland, Australia
Posts: 3,104
Default for example

below is a photo of a 1/35 Australian Pattern CMP Ambulance I made. The unit sign on the passenger (RHS looking from front) side of the bumper shows that this is an ambulance unit (487 on red/green diagonal) from a Queensland Line of Communications unit. (white stripe with 'Q' in it) It also belongs to a Headquarters unit as it has the Rising Sun Tactical marking above the passenger side headlight.

hope this helps
Attached Thumbnails
10 oct.jpg  
__________________
Cheers
Cliff Hutchings
aka MrRoo S.I.R.

"and on the 8th day he made trucks so that man, made on the 7th day, had shelter when woman threw him out for the night"
MrRoo says "TRUCKS ROOLE"
Reply With Quote
  #149  
Old 07-10-08, 05:42
cliff's Avatar
cliff cliff is offline
Moderator
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Gympie, Queensland, Australia
Posts: 3,104
Default

Howard your truck may not have been a L of C unit truck but a 'Corps' truck with the white bar.

Below is a scan from Stephen Talberts Formation sign book showing the different set ups for the Unit Signs.
Attached Thumbnails
Untitled-1 copy.jpg  
__________________
Cheers
Cliff Hutchings
aka MrRoo S.I.R.

"and on the 8th day he made trucks so that man, made on the 7th day, had shelter when woman threw him out for the night"
MrRoo says "TRUCKS ROOLE"
Reply With Quote
  #150  
Old 14-10-08, 13:06
Howard's Avatar
Howard Howard is offline
"Sid and Errol's Dad"
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Ganmain, Australia
Posts: 1,438
Post Sign

Thanks, Cliff. Pieces are all falling in together.
If only I had the top number...
__________________
Howard Holgate
F15 #12
F15A #13 (stretched)
F60S #13
C15A #13 Wireless (incomplete)
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT +2. The time now is 13:17.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2023, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright © Maple Leaf Up, 2003-2016