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RangerNeil
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New Project...

#1 Post by RangerNeil » Sat Mar 19, 2016 11:07 pm

After the heavyweights of the Landrover and the UAZ I thought I needed a new project so I thought I'd down size this time. Sadly I think I must have Australian ancestors. This is the new "baby" :D :D :D

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She's a 1957 AEC Militant Mk 1 6x6 10 Tonner - successor to the war-time Matadors :D See what I mean about the Australian ancestors!! :lol: :lol:
Neil.
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1974 Saab Type 95
1963 Saab Sport

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19xx Czech built UAZ 469
1957 AEC Militant Mk 1 6x6 Ten tonner
1974 Landrover 109" FFR Series 3

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Re: New Project...

#2 Post by TerryG » Sat Mar 19, 2016 11:20 pm

Now that looks like the most fun toy i have seen in a really long time!
What's up with it to make it a project?
Understeer: when you hit the wall with the front of the car.
Oversteer: when you hit the wall with the back of the car.
Horsepower: how fast you hit the wall.
Torque: how far you take the wall with you.

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Re: New Project...

#3 Post by JPB » Sat Mar 19, 2016 11:24 pm

:drool:

Want one!
John, Operating knackered old sheds as daily transport since 1981. :|

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Re: New Project...

#4 Post by TerryG » Sat Mar 19, 2016 11:30 pm

Are you going to post next week saying you have decided to buy a nice sensibe alvis then wait a day or so while people tell you how comfortable they are and how gorgeous they look then post pics of a Stalwart? ;)
Understeer: when you hit the wall with the front of the car.
Oversteer: when you hit the wall with the back of the car.
Horsepower: how fast you hit the wall.
Torque: how far you take the wall with you.

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Re: New Project...

#5 Post by RangerNeil » Sun Mar 20, 2016 12:04 am

TerryG wrote:Now that looks like the most fun toy i have seen in a really long time!
What's up with it to make it a project?
She's been laid up for over 3 years. Mechanically spot-on but the bodywork has the dreaded tin worm in a couple of places. If you have a look here:

http://s34.photobucket.com/user/Artists ... %20Vehicle

You can see where the areas of rot are that will need attention. Overall she looks worse than she really is - and inside the load bed is a comms body rigged for living accomodation!!

TerryG wrote:Are you going to post next week saying you have decided to buy a nice sensibe alvis then wait a day or so while people tell you how comfortable they are and how gorgeous they look then post pics of a Stalwart? ;)
No :lol: - I had a nice sensible Alvis Stalwart Mk 2 - and I absolutley loved it but - it was built in 1969 so it needed the equivalent of a HGV class 2 and I lost my HGV's when an accident in the TA left me with epilepsy. However - if you want a pic of a Stalwart - this was mine when she performed in front of HM The Queen in 2007!!

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1974 Saab Type 95
1963 Saab Sport

Green Machines
19xx Czech built UAZ 469
1957 AEC Militant Mk 1 6x6 Ten tonner
1974 Landrover 109" FFR Series 3

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Re: New Project...

#6 Post by rich. » Sun Mar 20, 2016 6:52 am

i love your toy collection :drool: :drool: :thumbs:

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Re: New Project...

#7 Post by RangerNeil » Fri Apr 01, 2016 9:34 pm

rich. wrote:i love your toy collection :drool: :drool: :thumbs:
Cheers :D

Latest news is it looks like collection will be scheduled for the 30th April - just waiting for the transport guy to confirm it is OK. Once I know for certain it will be off to the local battery specialist for a pair of type 663s so she can be driven on to the the lowloader and off again.
Neil.
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1974 Saab Type 95
1963 Saab Sport

Green Machines
19xx Czech built UAZ 469
1957 AEC Militant Mk 1 6x6 Ten tonner
1974 Landrover 109" FFR Series 3

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Re: New Project...

#8 Post by TerryG » Fri Apr 01, 2016 9:51 pm

You mean you don't fancy bump starting it? ;)
Understeer: when you hit the wall with the front of the car.
Oversteer: when you hit the wall with the back of the car.
Horsepower: how fast you hit the wall.
Torque: how far you take the wall with you.

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Re: New Project...

#9 Post by GHT » Sat Apr 02, 2016 9:59 pm

JPB wrote::drool:

Want one!
You can have two if you like. Just promise me that you won't live near me.
I prefer to live in peace with the neighbours. It's not exactly ten tons.

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Re: New Project...

#10 Post by RangerNeil » Sun Apr 03, 2016 12:05 am

TerryG wrote:You mean you don't fancy bump starting it? ;)
Bump start - who are you kidding. There's a reason these things have the interstart sockets in the cabs. :)
Although if it weren't for the front tow hitch you would see the handle in the bumper for a starting handle....... :roll:
GHT wrote:
JPB wrote::drool:

Want one!
You can have two if you like. Just promise me that you won't live near me.
I prefer to live in peace with the neighbours. It's not exactly ten tons.
This one will be living out in the country on a farm. Apart from anything else - If I tried to get into my drive with it I would be driving over the parked cars on either side of the very narrow road I live in... :roll: :shock:
Neil.
Cars
1974 Saab Type 95
1963 Saab Sport

Green Machines
19xx Czech built UAZ 469
1957 AEC Militant Mk 1 6x6 Ten tonner
1974 Landrover 109" FFR Series 3

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