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Landrover stuff => The Landrover Gallery => Topic started by: lozzaboy on November 22, 2013, 10:34:39 pm

Title: The AWFFR
Post by: lozzaboy on November 22, 2013, 10:34:39 pm
Thought I'd give a brief history of my swb FFR. Brought it around 12 years ago after a chance meeting helping out at a mountain biking event in Thetford Forest, had a mix bag of front seats, odd tyres and all the FFR fittings missing, but did come with quite a bit of the smaller fittings like the brackets for the front rifle clips etc, had it on the road, gave it a fresh coat of paint and ran it about until about 2004 when I thought I'd take it off for "a year" and smarten it up and fit a s/h gearbox until I could rebuild the original one (still gotta do that) so over the next 9 years it had the gearbox changed, another coat of paint, inside and out, new (Britpart, before I knew better) springs and shocks, unleaded head, split rims, proper goodyear tyres, FFR fittings found, cleaned up and fitted, radios, weapons, etc etc, wiring was always a bother as the rear loom had been buggered about and bodged with trailer cord and missing out the convoy light and nato socket, so after trying to make my own I was over the moon with an nos swb FFR loom appeared on evilbay. had a word with a local autosparky and he said he could do it, only took 3 years  ::) but still probably quicker then what I could of done and now been back on the road since July this year, although there is now a charging issue I need to look into

Just starting the refurb
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Taken just before it appeared in LRM in 2008
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Off for the rewire
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And back on the road this year  ;D
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(http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac296/lozza81he/FFR/IMG_2091_zpse9faee1d.jpg) (http://s909.photobucket.com/user/lozza81he/media/FFR/IMG_2091_zpse9faee1d.jpg.html)
(http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac296/lozza81he/FFR/IMG_2087_zpsa85cbd93.jpg) (http://s909.photobucket.com/user/lozza81he/media/FFR/IMG_2087_zpsa85cbd93.jpg.html)
Got some new door tops for it this week as currently it has omg rare ali series 3 ones but they need work as they don't close up properly anymore so got these off evilbay along with some kwality DBG and matt finish NATO green paint from a company up the road who deals in military vehicles, will post a link up for anyone who needs some military type paint
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Not a good fit  :(
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Thats better  ;D
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Title: Re: The FFR
Post by: lozzaboy on March 08, 2014, 04:34:55 pm
Still need to chase up the charging fault, and fit new brake and clutch master cylinders, but today I picked up this to get even more of its rivets counted correctly  dcpoo

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Title: Re: The FFR
Post by: Puddlejumper on March 09, 2014, 08:13:34 am
Wow
Cool motor
 Cllpcs

 lkebtn
Title: Re: The FFR
Post by: lozzaboy on March 09, 2014, 06:31:30 pm
Count my rivets  5xif
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Title: Re: The FFR
Post by: lozzaboy on March 19, 2014, 09:02:47 pm
Not much but fitted the second Larkspur radio mounting try in the back the other day whilst digging bits out the garage (http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac296/lozza81he/FFR/IMG_2512_zpsed8306f0.jpg) (http://s909.photobucket.com/user/lozza81he/media/FFR/IMG_2512_zpsed8306f0.jpg.html)
Title: Re: The FFR
Post by: 1960SeriesII on March 21, 2014, 12:12:46 pm
You've obviously done a great deal of work on this one - it looks great RCK
Title: Re: The FFR
Post by: lozzaboy on March 21, 2014, 02:44:18 pm
Cheers dude  wdesmle its the one I'v owned the longest but probably driven the least too so really need to change that, if TET doesnt come to see you this will  wdesmle
Title: Re: The FFR
Post by: 1960SeriesII on March 26, 2014, 02:43:03 pm
There's one in CZ as well, but I think it's still in a million tiny bits - the rebuild started just after Birmabright Weekend 2009, where the following photo was taken:
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Title: Re: The FFR
Post by: lozzaboy on March 26, 2014, 04:41:52 pm
Yer I remember years ago on a military vehicle forum hear one made its way there, any idea if they're keeping it 24v after the rebuild or changing to 12v?
Title: Re: The FFR
Post by: 1960SeriesII on March 27, 2014, 07:28:40 am
I remember the owner really tried hard to get all the correct electrical gear, so my guess is he will keep it 24V 8)
Title: Re: The FFR
Post by: lozzaboy on May 03, 2014, 09:08:30 pm
Had a couple of days tinkering with it this week, fitted a new brake master cylinder to it Wednesday as I noticed it was leaking over winter and was quite pants when I went for a drive last weekend in it, and today with Toby's help we got all the air out the system and adjusted up properly. Need to get some heavy duty rear springs for it as currently with all the radio gear in the back it sits down quite low  :-\ (http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac296/lozza81he/FFR/DSCF0363_zpsb0a6f89c.jpg) (http://s909.photobucket.com/user/lozza81he/media/FFR/DSCF0363_zpsb0a6f89c.jpg.html) (http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac296/lozza81he/FFR/DSCF0362_zps201a3ea4.jpg) (http://s909.photobucket.com/user/lozza81he/media/FFR/DSCF0362_zps201a3ea4.jpg.html) (http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac296/lozza81he/FFR/DSCF0365_zpsa272fbfc.jpg) (http://s909.photobucket.com/user/lozza81he/media/FFR/DSCF0365_zpsa272fbfc.jpg.html)

Also set about it with an oily rag to give it a bit of a buff up too (http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac296/lozza81he/FFR/DSCF0366_zps892fbf67.jpg) (http://s909.photobucket.com/user/lozza81he/media/FFR/DSCF0366_zps892fbf67.jpg.html)

For ages I'v been trying to find the T shaped rod and wing nut used to secure the water jerry can in place and the came across an old hand brake expander, and a rod that fitted though it so a bit of bodging later it was sorted  wdesmle (http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac296/lozza81he/FFR/DSCF0367_zpsaf50f02e.jpg) (http://s909.photobucket.com/user/lozza81he/media/FFR/DSCF0367_zpsaf50f02e.jpg.html) (http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac296/lozza81he/FFR/DSCF0368_zps0c06a531.jpg) (http://s909.photobucket.com/user/lozza81he/media/FFR/DSCF0368_zps0c06a531.jpg.html) (http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac296/lozza81he/FFR/DSCF0369_zps9b470d1e.jpg) (http://s909.photobucket.com/user/lozza81he/media/FFR/DSCF0369_zps9b470d1e.jpg.html) (http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac296/lozza81he/FFR/DSCF0370_zps1ef61dac.jpg) (http://s909.photobucket.com/user/lozza81he/media/FFR/DSCF0370_zps1ef61dac.jpg.html) (http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac296/lozza81he/FFR/DSCF0371_zps94c2d986.jpg) (http://s909.photobucket.com/user/lozza81he/media/FFR/DSCF0371_zps94c2d986.jpg.html)

Also set about swapping the bulbs over on the swankey for 24 volt ones so I can tow it with the FFR and also set about making some number plates to fit on it too
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Thought I had all the figures to put the military reg back on but missing an 2 at the mo, the other plate will have the FFR's reg on one side and TET's on the other side eventually
Title: Re: The FFR
Post by: guest11 on May 03, 2014, 09:31:55 pm
Where did you get your civvy plates made up?
Title: Re: The FFR
Post by: lozzaboy on May 03, 2014, 09:41:13 pm
Cant remember to be honest mate sorry  :-[ it was one of the first things I did when I brought it, but I remember the rear plate costing 40  jwdrp as it had to done to special order
Title: Re: The FFR
Post by: lozzaboy on May 05, 2014, 09:23:05 pm
Finally at its first show for over 10 years now  whoo
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Title: Re: The FFR
Post by: guest17 on May 06, 2014, 03:44:18 pm
Please, please, please don't park her too close to Ffraggle - some bit's may later be found in Derbyshire !!!!
Title: Re: The FFR
Post by: lozzaboy on May 06, 2014, 04:44:52 pm
Its alright, if anything goes missing I know where to look  ;)
Title: Re: The FFR
Post by: lozzaboy on May 10, 2014, 07:27:51 pm
On Tuesday I took the plunge and placed an order for some heavy duty 7 leaf swb rear springs from Owen Springs to to try and cure the FFR's saggy bottom ( ssies) and was surprised when they turned up by Friday  wdesmle so spent today fitting them and rides alot better now (http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac296/lozza81he/FFR/DSCF0421_zpsb19782ec.jpg) (http://s909.photobucket.com/user/lozza81he/media/FFR/DSCF0421_zpsb19782ec.jpg.html) (http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac296/lozza81he/FFR/DSCF0422_zpsd273b1cf.jpg) (http://s909.photobucket.com/user/lozza81he/media/FFR/DSCF0422_zpsd273b1cf.jpg.html) (http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac296/lozza81he/FFR/DSCF0423_zpsdf3d2a74.jpg) (http://s909.photobucket.com/user/lozza81he/media/FFR/DSCF0423_zpsdf3d2a74.jpg.html)
Also set about changing the change over tap for the fuel tanks with one I stripped down and cleaned up yesterday after getting a blockage last weekend, thought I'd also strip this one down too and was surprised to find a (knackered) fibre gasket inside instead of a cork one  rbchn
Title: Re: The FFR
Post by: lozzaboy on June 26, 2014, 08:06:12 pm
For ages now on the FFR 2 of the tool straps had been fitted the wrong way round and for some reason I could never get my spade to fit correctly or securely either so after getting the new straps fitted the right way round I cut a couple of small blocks of wood to fit under the spade bracket it now fits nice and tight  wdesmle
(http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac296/lozza81he/FFR/DSCF0786_zps1389b0bd.jpg) (http://s909.photobucket.com/user/lozza81he/media/FFR/DSCF0786_zps1389b0bd.jpg.html) (http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac296/lozza81he/FFR/DSCF0785_zpsc27476c3.jpg) (http://s909.photobucket.com/user/lozza81he/media/FFR/DSCF0785_zpsc27476c3.jpg.html) (http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac296/lozza81he/FFR/DSCF0787_zpsf70b746f.jpg) (http://s909.photobucket.com/user/lozza81he/media/FFR/DSCF0787_zpsf70b746f.jpg.html)
Still gotta sort the charging issue out with the FFR though, but for when it is and I can take it on longer journeys without worrying about running out of electricity I thought I'd better get something to charge my phone etc up with (http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac296/lozza81he/FFR/DSCF0789_zps99e9a390.jpg) (http://s909.photobucket.com/user/lozza81he/media/FFR/DSCF0789_zps99e9a390.jpg.html)

Which just needs this OMGEBAYRARE bits putting on it  wdesmle (http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac296/lozza81he/FFR/DSCF0790_zps1ce4e60f.jpg) (http://s909.photobucket.com/user/lozza81he/media/FFR/DSCF0790_zps1ce4e60f.jpg.html)
Title: Re: The FFR
Post by: lozzaboy on July 19, 2014, 06:40:31 pm
Bit more rivetcountery today, years ago when I got some military reg number plates made up the front one came unboarded, which I wanted, but the rear one came in the later series 3/ standard rear square, also unboarded, but wasn't the 3 lined reg that I needed, thankfully they sent me a new plate free of charge but when it turned up it was boarded, so I just lived with it for the time, earlier this week I decided to order a unboarded one and today it turned up  wdesmle
(http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac296/lozza81he/FFR/DSCF0906_zps6ee42000.jpg) (http://s909.photobucket.com/user/lozza81he/media/FFR/DSCF0906_zps6ee42000.jpg.html)
And fitted ready for the village classic and custom car show tomorrow
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Also had new galvanised stays for the front wings turn up too, so painted and fitted them too, as well as finding some future work on the footwells too  :(
(http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac296/lozza81he/FFR/DSCF0910_zps1b2ba54b.jpg) (http://s909.photobucket.com/user/lozza81he/media/FFR/DSCF0910_zps1b2ba54b.jpg.html) (http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac296/lozza81he/FFR/DSCF0911_zpsb87af46f.jpg) (http://s909.photobucket.com/user/lozza81he/media/FFR/DSCF0911_zpsb87af46f.jpg.html)
Title: Re: The FFR
Post by: lozzaboy on August 16, 2014, 08:40:58 pm
More rivetcountery today with the FFR receiving a proper 2/2a 4 core radiator courtesy of TET
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NOS bottom hose
(http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac296/lozza81he/FFR/DSCF1530_zps9dca2d24.jpg) (http://s909.photobucket.com/user/lozza81he/media/FFR/DSCF1530_zps9dca2d24.jpg.html)

Lick of paint and in, just need to do oil and anitfreeze markings (count my rivets  5xif) (http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac296/lozza81he/FFR/DSCF1531_zpsa2e32eaa.jpg) (http://s909.photobucket.com/user/lozza81he/media/FFR/DSCF1531_zpsa2e32eaa.jpg.html) (http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac296/lozza81he/FFR/DSCF1533_zps5fc47f1b.jpg) (http://s909.photobucket.com/user/lozza81he/media/FFR/DSCF1533_zps5fc47f1b.jpg.html)
Title: Re: The FFR
Post by: lozzaboy on August 17, 2014, 09:05:20 pm
More rivet counting  5xif
(http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac296/lozza81he/FFR/DSCF1534_zps48076464.jpg) (http://s909.photobucket.com/user/lozza81he/media/FFR/DSCF1534_zps48076464.jpg.html)
Title: Re: The FFR
Post by: lozzaboy on September 18, 2014, 07:06:37 pm
More rivet countery items fitted today  5xif managed to find some proper hook over the side radio operators seats to replace the Wolf once that I "acquired"  whstle that were just cabled tied in, need a little clean up but couldn't help but spend 5 min fitting them this evening when I got home  wdesmle (http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac296/lozza81he/FFR/10712885_10152299998652274_6071947889528582471_n_zpsd10c93f4.jpg) (http://s909.photobucket.com/user/lozza81he/media/FFR/10712885_10152299998652274_6071947889528582471_n_zpsd10c93f4.jpg.html) (http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac296/lozza81he/FFR/1919652_10152299998722274_5777186622362947089_n_zps526eaaa8.jpg) (http://s909.photobucket.com/user/lozza81he/media/FFR/1919652_10152299998722274_5777186622362947089_n_zps526eaaa8.jpg.html)
Title: Re: The FFR
Post by: guest11 on September 18, 2014, 07:30:33 pm
Will the othrr seats be up for sale whstle
Title: Re: The FFR
Post by: lozzaboy on September 18, 2014, 07:35:47 pm
Not sure yet, might put them in TET but will let you know if I dont mate  ;)
Title: Re: The FFR
Post by: lozzaboy on September 28, 2014, 06:23:03 pm
Yesterday I set about fitting a pair of hinge repair kits on the passenger side of the FFR, top one came apart without a drama, but the bottom one wouldn't,so I thought I'd just remove the whole hinge and strip it on the bench, only for the 50 year old captive nut and  plate to break apart inside the bulkhead  FRSsml. So ended up cutting the bolt off to remove the hinge and the fight the remains out of the bulkhead, and found a hole below the hinge too. Luckily yesterday afternoon I had arranged to meet Joskin at his shed as he said to me earlier in the week that he had a welder going spare, which now has a new home with me and put it to use today making a new captive nut plate and plating up the hole  wdesmle (http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac296/lozza81he/FFR/IMG_0275_zpsc2751081.jpg) (http://s909.photobucket.com/user/lozza81he/media/FFR/IMG_0275_zpsc2751081.jpg.html) (http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac296/lozza81he/FFR/IMG_0274_zps190ac68a.jpg) (http://s909.photobucket.com/user/lozza81he/media/FFR/IMG_0274_zps190ac68a.jpg.html) (http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac296/lozza81he/FFR/IMG_0273_zps397aa9c4.jpg) (http://s909.photobucket.com/user/lozza81he/media/FFR/IMG_0273_zps397aa9c4.jpg.html) (http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac296/lozza81he/FFR/IMG_0276_zps68b093e2.jpg) (http://s909.photobucket.com/user/lozza81he/media/FFR/IMG_0276_zps68b093e2.jpg.html)(http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac296/lozza81he/FFR/IMG_0277_zps64d5ce17.jpg) (http://s909.photobucket.com/user/lozza81he/media/FFR/IMG_0277_zps64d5ce17.jpg.html) (http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac296/lozza81he/FFR/IMG_0278_zps124a0c34.jpg) (http://s909.photobucket.com/user/lozza81he/media/FFR/IMG_0278_zps124a0c34.jpg.html) (http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac296/lozza81he/FFR/IMG_0279_zps34a83953.jpg) (http://s909.photobucket.com/user/lozza81he/media/FFR/IMG_0279_zps34a83953.jpg.html)
Still got some improvement to do on my welding skills as yet and thing that it really needs a pillar at some point in the future but think that 'll do for now  :)
Title: Re: The FFR
Post by: blenky on September 29, 2014, 08:17:00 am
Thats the good thing with nato paint.
Title: Re: The FFR
Post by: lozzaboy on February 09, 2015, 05:22:35 pm
Took the radio battery frame into college that Hippydave collected and passed onto to me at LATP, bit mangled from the vehicle i was removed from but its basically made up from 1 1/4 inch angle iron so a trip to a local salvage yard I managed to find some to use for the rear and one side of the frame at least  wdesmle
(http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac296/lozza81he/FFR/10532352_10152586587247274_192530139022085713_n_zps072cf148.jpg) (http://s909.photobucket.com/user/lozza81he/media/FFR/10532352_10152586587247274_192530139022085713_n_zps072cf148.jpg.html)

(http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac296/lozza81he/FFR/10377388_10152586587517274_9029448531616992278_n_zps46641013.jpg) (http://s909.photobucket.com/user/lozza81he/media/FFR/10377388_10152586587517274_9029448531616992278_n_zps46641013.jpg.html)

(http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac296/lozza81he/FFR/10411322_10152586587402274_7648036601937032069_n_zps94b32207.jpg) (http://s909.photobucket.com/user/lozza81he/media/FFR/10411322_10152586587402274_7648036601937032069_n_zps94b32207.jpg.html)
 
(http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac296/lozza81he/FFR/10392550_10152586587462274_4977591880434724825_n_zps81c32bde.jpg) (http://s909.photobucket.com/user/lozza81he/media/FFR/10392550_10152586587462274_4977591880434724825_n_zps81c32bde.jpg.html)

(http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac296/lozza81he/FFR/10987302_10152586587632274_1896660202982563793_n_zps42828815.jpg) (http://s909.photobucket.com/user/lozza81he/media/FFR/10987302_10152586587632274_1896660202982563793_n_zps42828815.jpg.html)
Title: Re: The FFR
Post by: lozzaboy on February 10, 2015, 05:27:58 pm
First job today was sort out the flat bar that makes up  the front of the frame, at the college we had the right thickness needed but it was far too wide, so a bit of marking up with masking tape and out with the hack saw and cut it down bit at a time.

(http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac296/lozza81he/FFR/10435612_10152588274322274_7914216933915928651_n_zpsedf360dc.jpg) (http://s909.photobucket.com/user/lozza81he/media/FFR/10435612_10152588274322274_7914216933915928651_n_zpsedf360dc.jpg.html)
 
(http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac296/lozza81he/FFR/10806473_10152588277747274_490236443088042318_n_zpsfc18c0aa.jpg) (http://s909.photobucket.com/user/lozza81he/media/FFR/10806473_10152588277747274_490236443088042318_n_zpsfc18c0aa.jpg.html)

(http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac296/lozza81he/FFR/10968548_10152588277887274_6145491488164065052_n_zps641ca31a.jpg) (http://s909.photobucket.com/user/lozza81he/media/FFR/10968548_10152588277887274_6145491488164065052_n_zps641ca31a.jpg.html)

(http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac296/lozza81he/FFR/10959439_10152588278012274_4698012858183590017_n_zps78735dfe.jpg) (http://s909.photobucket.com/user/lozza81he/media/FFR/10959439_10152588278012274_4698012858183590017_n_zps78735dfe.jpg.html)

Then a buzz over with a grinder and file and done  wdesmle
 
(http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac296/lozza81he/FFR/10968506_10152588278097274_4353234247767850563_n_zps2117dcfc.jpg) (http://s909.photobucket.com/user/lozza81he/media/FFR/10968506_10152588278097274_4353234247767850563_n_zps2117dcfc.jpg.html)

Cleaned up the areas of the old metal and checked the fit.

(http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac296/lozza81he/FFR/1385455_10152588278192274_3970471951682514782_n_zpsf9ccd6bd.jpg) (http://s909.photobucket.com/user/lozza81he/media/FFR/1385455_10152588278192274_3970471951682514782_n_zpsf9ccd6bd.jpg.html)

(http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac296/lozza81he/FFR/10983192_10152588278417274_5906670163477472171_n_zps240978c3.jpg) (http://s909.photobucket.com/user/lozza81he/media/FFR/10983192_10152588278417274_5906670163477472171_n_zps240978c3.jpg.html)

(http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac296/lozza81he/FFR/1610877_10152588278352274_6546611842869092051_n_zps497d9f56.jpg) (http://s909.photobucket.com/user/lozza81he/media/FFR/1610877_10152588278352274_6546611842869092051_n_zps497d9f56.jpg.html)

Made up some new brackets to be welded to the new side that I had to make.
 
(http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac296/lozza81he/FFR/10983343_10152588436702274_5544486465700673599_n_zps6805d122.jpg) (http://s909.photobucket.com/user/lozza81he/media/FFR/10983343_10152588436702274_5544486465700673599_n_zps6805d122.jpg.html)

(http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac296/lozza81he/FFR/10994320_10152588436792274_3219924811352535759_n_zps1dbbddb9.jpg) (http://s909.photobucket.com/user/lozza81he/media/FFR/10994320_10152588436792274_3219924811352535759_n_zps1dbbddb9.jpg.html)

Hoped to get all the parts cleaned up in the blasting cabinet in the body shop but it's not working so set about with a worn flap wheel instead and wire brush.

(http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac296/lozza81he/FFR/10929956_10152588589672274_4577439762574620870_n_zpscfdf79df.jpg) (http://s909.photobucket.com/user/lozza81he/media/FFR/10929956_10152588589672274_4577439762574620870_n_zpscfdf79df.jpg.html)

Brackets in place on the new side.

(http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac296/lozza81he/FFR/10942490_10152588589732274_5346431341207773193_n_zpsfe2f6809.jpg) (http://s909.photobucket.com/user/lozza81he/media/FFR/10942490_10152588589732274_5346431341207773193_n_zpsfe2f6809.jpg.html)

And just managed to get the main frame welded before the end of the day, still got to do the welds either end of the flat bar as thats just tacked in for now and get the centre part blasted in I can before I weld it in place.

(http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac296/lozza81he/FFR/10991326_10152588589817274_3738291986584597376_n_zpse5aa11c1.jpg) (http://s909.photobucket.com/user/lozza81he/media/FFR/10991326_10152588589817274_3738291986584597376_n_zpse5aa11c1.jpg.html)

(http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac296/lozza81he/FFR/10993422_10152588589902274_1301010034423271992_n_zpsca05bccf.jpg) (http://s909.photobucket.com/user/lozza81he/media/FFR/10993422_10152588589902274_1301010034423271992_n_zpsca05bccf.jpg.html)
Title: Re: The AWFFR
Post by: lozzaboy on February 11, 2015, 06:52:02 pm
Treated the AWFFR to some NOS rivet counting parts today  wdesmle

(http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac296/lozza81he/FFR/10987008_10152590159367274_6940901734340657534_n_zps2c5d1968.jpg) (http://s909.photobucket.com/user/lozza81he/media/FFR/10987008_10152590159367274_6940901734340657534_n_zps2c5d1968.jpg.html)

2 battery frames for the vehicle batteries between the seats and the cables to connect the antenna tuning units (atu)on the wings to the radios in the rear.

(http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac296/lozza81he/FFR/10384225_10152590576307274_4371966953745937169_n_zps0e194d1e.jpg) (http://s909.photobucket.com/user/lozza81he/media/FFR/10384225_10152590576307274_4371966953745937169_n_zps0e194d1e.jpg.html)

(http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac296/lozza81he/FFR/1526291_10152590159427274_2698579615067098957_n_zps347f3f6f.jpg) (http://s909.photobucket.com/user/lozza81he/media/FFR/1526291_10152590159427274_2698579615067098957_n_zps347f3f6f.jpg.html)

(http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac296/lozza81he/FFR/10968588_10152590576207274_3515935985777079885_n_zps45ede3a4.jpg) (http://s909.photobucket.com/user/lozza81he/media/FFR/10968588_10152590576207274_3515935985777079885_n_zps45ede3a4.jpg.html)

Taking the batteries out the way to gain better access to the route the cables pass though the vehicle.

(http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac296/lozza81he/FFR/10985541_10152590576822274_2927994546161522512_n_zps4b0fb6a4.jpg) (http://s909.photobucket.com/user/lozza81he/media/FFR/10985541_10152590576822274_2927994546161522512_n_zps4b0fb6a4.jpg.html)

Took the bracing plate off and rubbed down and re painted before refitting with the cables (need to find another cap though).

(http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac296/lozza81he/FFR/10959573_10152590576592274_9003744476498159234_n_zpsfba23a4e.jpg) (http://s909.photobucket.com/user/lozza81he/media/FFR/10959573_10152590576592274_9003744476498159234_n_zpsfba23a4e.jpg.html)

At first I thought the cable connects onto here and then onto the atu, but turns out this is where it connects too when there is no atu.

(http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac296/lozza81he/FFR/10639597_10152590576372274_2865972058669041143_n_zps21824859.jpg) (http://s909.photobucket.com/user/lozza81he/media/FFR/10639597_10152590576372274_2865972058669041143_n_zps21824859.jpg.html)

The drivers side one came loose with the vehicle when I first brought it back in 2001, just need to find where it went lol.

(http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac296/lozza81he/FFR/10959688_10152590577117274_2630113154475477823_n_zps9c82c8d5.jpg) (http://s909.photobucket.com/user/lozza81he/media/FFR/10959688_10152590577117274_2630113154475477823_n_zps9c82c8d5.jpg.html)

Passed up and connected  wdesmle

(http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac296/lozza81he/FFR/10959738_10152590576947274_1025232479060190625_n_zpsfe6a942c.jpg) (http://s909.photobucket.com/user/lozza81he/media/FFR/10959738_10152590576947274_1025232479060190625_n_zpsfe6a942c.jpg.html)

(http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac296/lozza81he/FFR/10422118_10152590576867274_3436691761035619921_n_zps89c049f4.jpg) (http://s909.photobucket.com/user/lozza81he/media/FFR/10422118_10152590576867274_3436691761035619921_n_zps89c049f4.jpg.html)

And with the bonnet closed putting the gaps in the bonnet edges back into use  wdesmle

(http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac296/lozza81he/FFR/1456553_10152590577167274_9135452805204183908_n_zpsb31c2b04.jpg) (http://s909.photobucket.com/user/lozza81he/media/FFR/1456553_10152590577167274_9135452805204183908_n_zpsb31c2b04.jpg.html)

(http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac296/lozza81he/FFR/10411277_10152590577237274_1638143492593138594_n_zpsebe37255.jpg) (http://s909.photobucket.com/user/lozza81he/media/FFR/10411277_10152590577237274_1638143492593138594_n_zpsebe37255.jpg.html)

(http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac296/lozza81he/FFR/10502535_10152590577317274_3930584057622500944_n_zps946d26f9.jpg) (http://s909.photobucket.com/user/lozza81he/media/FFR/10502535_10152590577317274_3930584057622500944_n_zps946d26f9.jpg.html)

Just need to get some P clips to secure it all in place but its another step closer to possible getting the radios working again!
Title: Re: The AWFFR
Post by: lozzaboy on February 13, 2015, 04:59:28 pm
Cobbled up some stays for the battery frames today out of some M6 threaded bar, wing nuts and 25mm M6 cross dowels.

(http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac296/lozza81he/FFR/10993956_10152593891092274_4735227281269686884_n_zps8085e8ad.jpg) (http://s909.photobucket.com/user/lozza81he/media/FFR/10993956_10152593891092274_4735227281269686884_n_zps8085e8ad.jpg.html)

(http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac296/lozza81he/FFR/10978655_10152593891207274_3209256365603513980_n_zps53d33e45.jpg) (http://s909.photobucket.com/user/lozza81he/media/FFR/10978655_10152593891207274_3209256365603513980_n_zps53d33e45.jpg.html)

Got some spare dowels if anyone needs some too.
Title: Re: The AWFFR
Post by: lozzaboy on February 15, 2015, 08:37:54 pm
Took the centre part of the battery frame and some other fittings to a friends in Lincolnshire today to borrow the use of his blaster to clean up the last parts ready to weld in tomorrow all being well. (http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac296/lozza81he/FFR/10371429_10152598037677274_6383159673425754007_n_zps7e70e5d2.jpg) (http://s909.photobucket.com/user/lozza81he/media/FFR/10371429_10152598037677274_6383159673425754007_n_zps7e70e5d2.jpg.html)
Title: Re: The AWFFR
Post by: lozzaboy on February 16, 2015, 01:40:52 pm
Welded and painted with red oxide before the rain came.

(http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac296/lozza81he/FFR/1924834_10152599195687274_7458175884418483798_n_zps7ec4ce7f.jpg) (http://s909.photobucket.com/user/lozza81he/media/FFR/1924834_10152599195687274_7458175884418483798_n_zps7ec4ce7f.jpg.html)

(http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac296/lozza81he/FFR/10968383_10152599195752274_9186352221714385890_n_zpsb56e609a.jpg) (http://s909.photobucket.com/user/lozza81he/media/FFR/10968383_10152599195752274_9186352221714385890_n_zpsb56e609a.jpg.html)
Title: Re: The AWFFR
Post by: lozzaboy on February 17, 2015, 06:07:20 pm
Whilst the back was clear first job to fit a new cap to the isolation block, as one was truly buggered.

(http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac296/lozza81he/FFR/11000885_10152601472522274_8254467652502382666_n_zps71d49815.jpg) (http://s909.photobucket.com/user/lozza81he/media/FFR/11000885_10152601472522274_8254467652502382666_n_zps71d49815.jpg.html) 

(http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac296/lozza81he/FFR/10968244_10152601472467274_1849316603298240005_n_zps54abbd8d.jpg) (http://s909.photobucket.com/user/lozza81he/media/FFR/10968244_10152601472467274_1849316603298240005_n_zps54abbd8d.jpg.html)

Then set about checking the holes in the battery frame to those in the vehicle, had to drill some new ones as I suspected this frame comes from a later vehicle and naturally there'd be a few differences.

(http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac296/lozza81he/FFR/10993955_10152601472617274_1858045314164769533_n_zps9adcdbca.jpg) (http://s909.photobucket.com/user/lozza81he/media/FFR/10993955_10152601472617274_1858045314164769533_n_zps9adcdbca.jpg.html)

Whilst waiting for the paint to dry I set about getting the passenger side ATU cable secured in place after receiving some pics of it still in place showing the routes etc from another 40 amp FFR currently undergoing restoration via the HMVF (it also appeared on tv the other week being moved with an Humber pig)

(http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac296/lozza81he/FFR/1622200_10152601472757274_3655309043472125990_n_zpsc10c948e.jpg) (http://s909.photobucket.com/user/lozza81he/media/FFR/1622200_10152601472757274_3655309043472125990_n_zpsc10c948e.jpg.html)

(http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac296/lozza81he/FFR/10169321_10152601472877274_9216051577754842536_n_zpsd0e76207.jpg) (http://s909.photobucket.com/user/lozza81he/media/FFR/10169321_10152601472877274_9216051577754842536_n_zpsd0e76207.jpg.html)

(http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac296/lozza81he/FFR/10394821_10152601472997274_5713545343652649889_n_zps4ee5e9df.jpg) (http://s909.photobucket.com/user/lozza81he/media/FFR/10394821_10152601472997274_5713545343652649889_n_zps4ee5e9df.jpg.html)

(http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac296/lozza81he/FFR/10991145_10152601473167274_8259270242800265100_n_zps5e4229b6.jpg) (http://s909.photobucket.com/user/lozza81he/media/FFR/10991145_10152601473167274_8259270242800265100_n_zps5e4229b6.jpg.html)

(http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac296/lozza81he/FFR/10996765_10152601473327274_5601784383057107326_n_zps165fbbe1.jpg) (http://s909.photobucket.com/user/lozza81he/media/FFR/10996765_10152601473327274_5601784383057107326_n_zps165fbbe1.jpg.html)

(http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac296/lozza81he/FFR/10991323_10152601473652274_7703995355470126274_n_zpsd7b2ef5c.jpg) (http://s909.photobucket.com/user/lozza81he/media/FFR/10991323_10152601473652274_7703995355470126274_n_zpsd7b2ef5c.jpg.html)

Once the paint was dry I could finally fit the radio battery carrier.

(http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac296/lozza81he/FFR/10517468_10152601473867274_5977726722519578278_n_zps444d355e.jpg) (http://s909.photobucket.com/user/lozza81he/media/FFR/10517468_10152601473867274_5977726722519578278_n_zps444d355e.jpg.html)

(http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac296/lozza81he/FFR/1970542_10152601473992274_6717446989514079443_n_zps47e79262.jpg) (http://s909.photobucket.com/user/lozza81he/media/FFR/1970542_10152601473992274_6717446989514079443_n_zps47e79262.jpg.html)
Title: Re: The AWFFR
Post by: espacekiller on February 17, 2015, 11:13:20 pm
 8) Nice work lkebtn
Title: Re: The AWFFR
Post by: lozzaboy on February 18, 2015, 03:43:06 pm
Cheers mate, I do wonder if I'll ever stop tinkering with it lol  wdesmle today I set about securing the route of the drivers side ATU cable in place, had to back it out and feed it up the inner side of the footwell/engine bay area as oppose to the route the passenger side took. Firstly I had to secure it underneath again.

(http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac296/lozza81he/FFR/1512284_10152603626802274_2880113254800277773_n_zps67ace730.jpg) (http://s909.photobucket.com/user/lozza81he/media/FFR/1512284_10152603626802274_2880113254800277773_n_zps67ace730.jpg.html)

The old P clips on this side were still there (but rusty) but one was secured underneath a strengthening plate so I'v decided to drill out one of the rivets and secure it through that hole with a long thing bolt instead.
 
(http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac296/lozza81he/FFR/10985588_10152603626977274_6492161330851802212_n_zpsc7ddae98.jpg) (http://s909.photobucket.com/user/lozza81he/media/FFR/10985588_10152603626977274_6492161330851802212_n_zpsc7ddae98.jpg.html)

Secured along the chassis again.

(http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac296/lozza81he/FFR/10246818_10152603627052274_671419112050549425_n_zps7f55fcf4.jpg) (http://s909.photobucket.com/user/lozza81he/media/FFR/10246818_10152603627052274_671419112050549425_n_zps7f55fcf4.jpg.html)

(http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac296/lozza81he/FFR/10980744_10152603627122274_1594624610323637422_n_zpsab015dcd.jpg) (http://s909.photobucket.com/user/lozza81he/media/FFR/10980744_10152603627122274_1594624610323637422_n_zpsab015dcd.jpg.html)

Up the inner footwell area and across the bulkhead and wing.

(http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac296/lozza81he/FFR/10986875_10152603627377274_4891585402103293716_n_zps5f4575c8.jpg) (http://s909.photobucket.com/user/lozza81he/media/FFR/10986875_10152603627377274_4891585402103293716_n_zps5f4575c8.jpg.html)

(http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac296/lozza81he/FFR/10403126_10152603627482274_3666989976420725651_n_zps3c7c593d.jpg) (http://s909.photobucket.com/user/lozza81he/media/FFR/10403126_10152603627482274_3666989976420725651_n_zps3c7c593d.jpg.html)

(http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac296/lozza81he/FFR/10999726_10152603627547274_8438920158073353540_n_zps2b8978ee.jpg) (http://s909.photobucket.com/user/lozza81he/media/FFR/10999726_10152603627547274_8438920158073353540_n_zps2b8978ee.jpg.html)

Suppose I better try and power up the radios now lol  wdesmle
Title: Re: The AWFFR
Post by: ashcrroft752 on February 18, 2015, 06:10:05 pm
Never seen a radio battery tray in such good condition, even in service they all looked like it did in the first photo of it! Hats of to you sir!!
Title: Re: The AWFFR
Post by: lozzaboy on February 18, 2015, 06:31:50 pm
 wdesmle cheers mate, suppose I could of left it how it was but no way it could of fitted how it was though lol.
Title: Re: The AWFFR
Post by: parksy on February 19, 2015, 06:35:15 pm
Was it just the early ones that ran the wiring over the wing rather than under and through a flappy thing?

Nice work btw!
Title: Re: The AWFFR
Post by: mistericeman on February 19, 2015, 06:39:33 pm
Was it just the early ones that ran the wiring over the wing rather than under and through a flappy thing?

Nice work btw!

The early/Larkspur ones had a scallop out of the bonnet edge to allow the cable to pass without damage unlike the Clansman ones with the spade shaped cover .
Title: Re: The AWFFR
Post by: parksy on February 19, 2015, 06:43:52 pm
Cheers, you learn something new every day!
Title: Re: The AWFFR
Post by: lozzaboy on March 17, 2015, 07:02:38 pm
Made some more rivetcountry correct parts today in skool! At some point in it's life someone fitted an extra dial above the oil temp gauge, an combined oil pressure and water temp gauge but the capillary water temp part had been cut off long ago. I did find out that there are NOS panels available from Blanchards, for 56  WHTF I am all for using NOS parts if I can but not at that price though, so last night I set about taking off the old one to take into college today

(http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac296/lozza81he/FFR/11025676_10152655743982274_1229576820860393683_n_zpscolovtpf.jpg) (http://s909.photobucket.com/user/lozza81he/media/FFR/11025676_10152655743982274_1229576820860393683_n_zpscolovtpf.jpg.html)

The original was ali but the college didn't have any in the right thickness, but does have galvanised sheets that was so opted to use this instead (dont count that rivet)

(http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac296/lozza81he/FFR/10996491_10152655744052274_3682246158253071317_n_zpsdhiilwni.jpg) (http://s909.photobucket.com/user/lozza81he/media/FFR/10996491_10152655744052274_3682246158253071317_n_zpsdhiilwni.jpg.html)

(http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac296/lozza81he/FFR/10428619_10152655744137274_3701991035874562108_n_zps384sy3cn.jpg) (http://s909.photobucket.com/user/lozza81he/media/FFR/10428619_10152655744137274_3701991035874562108_n_zps384sy3cn.jpg.html)

Cut out and holes drilled.

(http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac296/lozza81he/FFR/10403639_10152655744207274_8240540614117227308_n_zpsg2qhmnad.jpg) (http://s909.photobucket.com/user/lozza81he/media/FFR/10403639_10152655744207274_8240540614117227308_n_zpsg2qhmnad.jpg.html)

Side part folded into shape.

(http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac296/lozza81he/FFR/11054264_10152655744432274_2945448624536626643_n_zpsmrtfacdc.jpg) (http://s909.photobucket.com/user/lozza81he/media/FFR/11054264_10152655744432274_2945448624536626643_n_zpsmrtfacdc.jpg.html)

Marked up for spot welding.

(http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac296/lozza81he/FFR/11060305_10152655744552274_3120348825747724600_n_zpst2wcn4by.jpg) (http://s909.photobucket.com/user/lozza81he/media/FFR/11060305_10152655744552274_3120348825747724600_n_zpst2wcn4by.jpg.html)

And finished before tea break too  wdesmle

(http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac296/lozza81he/FFR/11033879_10152655744662274_7049381953911867085_n_zpszml5hgoa.jpg) (http://s909.photobucket.com/user/lozza81he/media/FFR/11033879_10152655744662274_7049381953911867085_n_zpszml5hgoa.jpg.html)

(http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac296/lozza81he/FFR/10985103_10152655744812274_3502659333281049178_n_zpslg0wggqb.jpg) (http://s909.photobucket.com/user/lozza81he/media/FFR/10985103_10152655744812274_3502659333281049178_n_zpslg0wggqb.jpg.html)
Title: Re: The AWFFR
Post by: lozzaboy on March 17, 2015, 07:17:01 pm
By tea brake via a Facebook group for swb 40 amp FFR's, or Rover 8's as the military called them (yes there is a group just as sad as me  wdesmle ) I was sent the measurements for the brackets for the D rings that go between the rear bumperetts from a guy who's restoring an ex West German Boarder Patrol swb 40 amp.

(http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac296/lozza81he/FFR/11070531_10152656435452274_1801127354398685515_n_zpspawwkhtz.jpg) (http://s909.photobucket.com/user/lozza81he/media/FFR/11070531_10152656435452274_1801127354398685515_n_zpspawwkhtz.jpg.html)

Made a set of pattens by lunchtime out of galvanised sheet.

(http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac296/lozza81he/FFR/11317_10152656435527274_7997423039689341617_n_zpswgmokvux.jpg) (http://s909.photobucket.com/user/lozza81he/media/FFR/11317_10152656435527274_7997423039689341617_n_zpswgmokvux.jpg.html)

After lunch set about making the brackets out of 4mm thick sheet and 25mm wide bar.

(http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac296/lozza81he/FFR/10457540_10152656435777274_3531581493654810660_n_zpsicjdgpuz.jpg) (http://s909.photobucket.com/user/lozza81he/media/FFR/10457540_10152656435777274_3531581493654810660_n_zpsicjdgpuz.jpg.html)

Pilot holes drilled.

(http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac296/lozza81he/FFR/10930182_10152656435887274_2576067781253226418_n_zps0bdozhi9.jpg) (http://s909.photobucket.com/user/lozza81he/media/FFR/10930182_10152656435887274_2576067781253226418_n_zps0bdozhi9.jpg.html)

And final holes drilled, everything deburred and done  wdesmle

(http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac296/lozza81he/FFR/1508501_10152656435992274_1058852750419604676_n_zps9vsr0cyq.jpg) (http://s909.photobucket.com/user/lozza81he/media/FFR/1508501_10152656435992274_1058852750419604676_n_zps9vsr0cyq.jpg.html)
Title: Re: The AWFFR
Post by: lozzaboy on March 18, 2015, 07:05:30 pm
Got some proper DBG to paint the new panel with today, but had a bit of a dilemma in my mind though, when I originally repainted the interior years ago during the gearbox swap the paint I had wasn't quite the right shade of DBG and knew if I had just painted that one panel and have it looking different to the others it would stand out too much (to me at least lol) so there was only one thing for it.....

(http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac296/lozza81he/FFR/10930182_10152658042917274_2509226166427905056_n_zpsjmia8sie.jpg) (http://s909.photobucket.com/user/lozza81he/media/FFR/10930182_10152658042917274_2509226166427905056_n_zpsjmia8sie.jpg.html)

(http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac296/lozza81he/FFR/11058705_10152658042837274_6687512010776222372_n_zpsa2ood6jw.jpg) (http://s909.photobucket.com/user/lozza81he/media/FFR/11058705_10152658042837274_6687512010776222372_n_zpsa2ood6jw.jpg.html)

New oil temp panel painted.

(http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac296/lozza81he/FFR/10671249_10152658042762274_3410054176805545276_n_zpsfw54pnhl.jpg) (http://s909.photobucket.com/user/lozza81he/media/FFR/10671249_10152658042762274_3410054176805545276_n_zpsfw54pnhl.jpg.html)

And also fitted the NOS fuse box for the radio charging circuit too, but still need to wire it up.

(http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac296/lozza81he/FFR/10440740_10152658043012274_2641078129649777877_n_zpsb9tmfwiu.jpg) (http://s909.photobucket.com/user/lozza81he/media/FFR/10440740_10152658043012274_2641078129649777877_n_zpsb9tmfwiu.jpg.html)

The lower half of the bulkhead and seat box etc will get painted when I refit the original gearbox after its rebuild.
Title: Re: The AWFFR
Post by: lozzaboy on March 19, 2015, 04:01:59 pm
Panels all back in.

(http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac296/lozza81he/FFR/1484105_10152659867322274_3713977697830427948_n_zpsg6rlhnpc.jpg) (http://s909.photobucket.com/user/lozza81he/media/FFR/1484105_10152659867322274_3713977697830427948_n_zpsg6rlhnpc.jpg.html)

New panel in place, fitted an nos Smith gauge I had as I can also fit a light into it too, and speaking to other 40 amp owners some had Jaeger gauges, which mine was and tucked away for now, and some were Smiths so just guess it depends what was in stock at the time.

(http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac296/lozza81he/FFR/10446018_10152659867202274_2032986002066925942_n_zpsinqcvcyw.jpg) (http://s909.photobucket.com/user/lozza81he/media/FFR/10446018_10152659867202274_2032986002066925942_n_zpsinqcvcyw.jpg.html)

checking for oil leaks, none found  wdesmle

(http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac296/lozza81he/FFR/10425055_10152659867427274_5259985632411796744_n_zpswsio3joy.jpg) (http://s909.photobucket.com/user/lozza81he/media/FFR/10425055_10152659867427274_5259985632411796744_n_zpswsio3joy.jpg.html)
Title: Re: The AWFFR
Post by: challisc on March 19, 2015, 04:24:07 pm
looks like you knob has fallen off there Lozza..... miuns points for the AWFFR....
Title: Re: The AWFFR
Post by: lozzaboy on March 19, 2015, 04:30:28 pm
Not fallen off at all.........been missing since before I owned it  finger  wdesmle
Title: Re: The AWFFR
Post by: lozzaboy on April 22, 2015, 07:20:09 pm
Found a couple of rust patches the other day so got some more gas for the welder yesterday and set about replacing it with metal instead. Started off at the rear just above the passenger side rear spring.

(http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac296/lozza81he/FFR/11128721_10152732901772274_538900811703470126_n_zpsvxjlgaek.jpg) (http://s909.photobucket.com/user/lozza81he/media/FFR/11128721_10152732901772274_538900811703470126_n_zpsvxjlgaek.jpg.html)

Although seemed mainly over to the inside edge I decided to cut it all out between the good metal behind the bump stop and up to where the cross member was fixed on years ago by the P.O.

(http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac296/lozza81he/FFR/18696_10152732901997274_2850498815216747390_n_zpsnjjctmjd.jpg) (http://s909.photobucket.com/user/lozza81he/media/FFR/18696_10152732901997274_2850498815216747390_n_zpsnjjctmjd.jpg.html)

New metal going in.

(http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac296/lozza81he/FFR/994479_10152732902182274_2141436063175131217_n_zpsgrdworc9.jpg) (http://s909.photobucket.com/user/lozza81he/media/FFR/994479_10152732902182274_2141436063175131217_n_zpsgrdworc9.jpg.html)

(http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac296/lozza81he/FFR/10394061_10152732902097274_3713096888486170211_n_zpszk6gxi3h.jpg) (http://s909.photobucket.com/user/lozza81he/media/FFR/10394061_10152732902097274_3713096888486170211_n_zpszk6gxi3h.jpg.html)

Cleaning up the loose paint around the area and then galv primer.

(http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac296/lozza81he/FFR/11173382_10152732901882274_6283552276656819434_n_zpspfkuzliv.jpg) (http://s909.photobucket.com/user/lozza81he/media/FFR/11173382_10152732901882274_6283552276656819434_n_zpspfkuzliv.jpg.html)

(http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac296/lozza81he/FFR/11147056_10152732902252274_209099878390375452_n_zpsprpplskb.jpg) (http://s909.photobucket.com/user/lozza81he/media/FFR/11147056_10152732902252274_209099878390375452_n_zpsprpplskb.jpg.html)

Then given a coat of the paint I used on Ralph's chassis that Nuggs got for me  (will do the rest of the AWFFR's chassis after a clean)

(http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac296/lozza81he/FFR/60650_10152733246177274_5174326934145294892_n_zps3tcls1kh.jpg) (http://s909.photobucket.com/user/lozza81he/media/FFR/60650_10152733246177274_5174326934145294892_n_zps3tcls1kh.jpg.html)

(http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac296/lozza81he/FFR/11174826_10152733246357274_252489351018626931_n_zpse66ukpdp.jpg) (http://s909.photobucket.com/user/lozza81he/media/FFR/11174826_10152733246357274_252489351018626931_n_zpse66ukpdp.jpg.html)
Title: Re: The AWFFR
Post by: lozzaboy on April 22, 2015, 07:31:09 pm
Then I moved onto the front drivers dumb iron after finding this  FRSsml

(http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac296/lozza81he/FFR/18185_10152733246472274_2094645807257618989_n_zpsx2d9sfbc.jpg) (http://s909.photobucket.com/user/lozza81he/media/FFR/18185_10152733246472274_2094645807257618989_n_zpsx2d9sfbc.jpg.html)

Bumper off and bit of poking and cutting later  brf

(http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac296/lozza81he/FFR/11035972_10152733247652274_566957395298179867_n_zpsjuukvjud.jpg) (http://s909.photobucket.com/user/lozza81he/media/FFR/11035972_10152733247652274_566957395298179867_n_zpsjuukvjud.jpg.html)

(http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac296/lozza81he/FFR/11182192_10152733248367274_1999812728304232007_n_zpsssrtwnsz.jpg) (http://s909.photobucket.com/user/lozza81he/media/FFR/11182192_10152733248367274_1999812728304232007_n_zpsssrtwnsz.jpg.html)

(http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac296/lozza81he/FFR/10678525_10152733246982274_5275885807356240925_n_zpssuabynif.jpg) (http://s909.photobucket.com/user/lozza81he/media/FFR/10678525_10152733246982274_5275885807356240925_n_zpssuabynif.jpg.html)

(http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac296/lozza81he/FFR/10985373_10152733249047274_551497073554150332_n_zpsrbi3wjuf.jpg) (http://s909.photobucket.com/user/lozza81he/media/FFR/10985373_10152733249047274_551497073554150332_n_zpsrbi3wjuf.jpg.html)

In reality I need to replace it and I will do at some point but with the show season starting and still got ralph to rebuild I'v repaired it for the time being.

(http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac296/lozza81he/FFR/10423651_10152733531327274_7534223406822401510_n_zps0filq4i2.jpg) (http://s909.photobucket.com/user/lozza81he/media/FFR/10423651_10152733531327274_7534223406822401510_n_zps0filq4i2.jpg.html)

(http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac296/lozza81he/FFR/535932_10152733531607274_7807851740556215464_n_zpstoiw6pkv.jpg) (http://s909.photobucket.com/user/lozza81he/media/FFR/535932_10152733531607274_7807851740556215464_n_zpstoiw6pkv.jpg.html)

(http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac296/lozza81he/FFR/18595_10152733531457274_3358129800065679854_n_zpssxtorchn.jpg) (http://s909.photobucket.com/user/lozza81he/media/FFR/18595_10152733531457274_3358129800065679854_n_zpssxtorchn.jpg.html)

And all back together.

(http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac296/lozza81he/FFR/11136752_10152733531832274_2444340140556087288_n_zpsvx4uqzis.jpg) (http://s909.photobucket.com/user/lozza81he/media/FFR/11136752_10152733531832274_2444340140556087288_n_zpsvx4uqzis.jpg.html)

And some rivet countery decals too  wdesmle

(http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac296/lozza81he/FFR/11704_10152733531702274_5909266050022505647_n_zpszj1qz5cy.jpg) (http://s909.photobucket.com/user/lozza81he/media/FFR/11704_10152733531702274_5909266050022505647_n_zpszj1qz5cy.jpg.html)
Title: Re: The AWFFR
Post by: lozzaboy on April 24, 2015, 06:24:30 pm
After doing the repairs and painting them earlier in the week and looking at the rest of the chassis I thought I really could use a new coat of paint, so gave it a blast with the pressure washer and started to go over the flaky paint with a wire brush wheel on the drill and then this greeted me  FRSsml

(http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac296/lozza81he/FFR/11178291_10152737589527274_4550954270654815608_n_zpsg8rfzgw6.jpg) (http://s909.photobucket.com/user/lozza81he/media/FFR/11178291_10152737589527274_4550954270654815608_n_zpsg8rfzgw6.jpg.html) 

(http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac296/lozza81he/FFR/11178210_10152737589812274_5954837229434231779_n_zpszqhhejxv.jpg) (http://s909.photobucket.com/user/lozza81he/media/FFR/11178210_10152737589812274_5954837229434231779_n_zpszqhhejxv.jpg.html)

(http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac296/lozza81he/FFR/11159519_10152737589982274_7161852828998310449_n_zpslrc4l5cb.jpg) (http://s909.photobucket.com/user/lozza81he/media/FFR/11159519_10152737589982274_7161852828998310449_n_zpslrc4l5cb.jpg.html)

Took my time to cut it out as the loom passes through there, which I was then able to hold out the way with a couple of threaded bars through the old check strap holes.

(http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac296/lozza81he/FFR/11116531_10152737590097274_4068375777334767856_n_zpsaadizj9s.jpg) (http://s909.photobucket.com/user/lozza81he/media/FFR/11116531_10152737590097274_4068375777334767856_n_zpsaadizj9s.jpg.html)

(http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac296/lozza81he/FFR/988520_10152737590672274_7774308465478444088_n_zpsm75pghqd.jpg) (http://s909.photobucket.com/user/lozza81he/media/FFR/988520_10152737590672274_7774308465478444088_n_zpsm75pghqd.jpg.html)

Not exactly as it was but alot more solid now again.

(http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac296/lozza81he/FFR/11083829_10152738066552274_2487393704400087542_n_zps7nexb6wa.jpg) (http://s909.photobucket.com/user/lozza81he/media/FFR/11083829_10152738066552274_2487393704400087542_n_zps7nexb6wa.jpg.html)

(http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac296/lozza81he/FFR/10409090_10152738066667274_5306760985604904667_n_zpskrfsxaus.jpg) (http://s909.photobucket.com/user/lozza81he/media/FFR/10409090_10152738066667274_5306760985604904667_n_zpskrfsxaus.jpg.html)
Title: Re: The AWFFR
Post by: espacekiller on April 24, 2015, 08:32:41 pm
 lkebtn Good work, seems they always rot in the same place.
Title: Re: The AWFFR
Post by: lozzaboy on April 24, 2015, 08:54:22 pm
Hope I don't find anymore, really don't fancy taking it apart to rebuild on a new chassis lol
Title: Re: The AWFFR
Post by: Nuggs on June 01, 2015, 07:14:31 pm
Saw this at a show on Saturday......apparently it has a won an award, though I cannot confirm or deny this 'rumour' .
There was no sign of a trophy ???
 

(http://i257.photobucket.com/albums/hh235/NIAB_02/P1000274_zpsln7qfmdb.jpg) (http://s257.photobucket.com/user/NIAB_02/media/P1000274_zpsln7qfmdb.jpg.html)
Title: Re: The AWFFR
Post by: lozzaboy on June 10, 2015, 09:47:43 pm
Had a slight weep from the rear hubs so thought I'd strip them down and fit new gaskets etc, took the drivers side out and this greeted me at the diff end!

(http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac296/lozza81he/FFR/11390063_10152840099647274_8119304832047171667_n_zpsxvbnihdk.jpg) (http://s909.photobucket.com/user/lozza81he/media/FFR/11390063_10152840099647274_8119304832047171667_n_zpsxvbnihdk.jpg.html)

And this at the hub end!!!

(http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac296/lozza81he/FFR/11401216_10152840099722274_9106766362552790961_n_zpsocq5udhd.jpg) (http://s909.photobucket.com/user/lozza81he/media/FFR/11401216_10152840099722274_9106766362552790961_n_zpsocq5udhd.jpg.html)

Never had the rear half shafts out so presume the hub damage was from an PO, bearings still good etc so dug out a spare shaft and hub, painted and refitted, and then had to paint the front hubs to match too  wdesmle

(http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac296/lozza81he/FFR/10616469_10152840208517274_6762543475287049474_n_zps0tiradzf.jpg) (http://s909.photobucket.com/user/lozza81he/media/FFR/10616469_10152840208517274_6762543475287049474_n_zps0tiradzf.jpg.html)

Attention to detail  5xif

(http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac296/lozza81he/FFR/1907530_10152840099792274_1092411769849775937_n_zpsdkv5sxju.jpg) (http://s909.photobucket.com/user/lozza81he/media/FFR/1907530_10152840099792274_1092411769849775937_n_zpsdkv5sxju.jpg.html)

Yes I even did the wheel nuts too  wdesmle COUNT MY RIVETS!!!!!!!!!  wdesmle  5xif
Title: Re: The AWFFR
Post by: blenky on June 13, 2015, 09:41:50 pm
Love the painted nuts. bdcing
Title: Re: The Ex MOD Bitsa
Post by: Nuggs on June 22, 2015, 06:47:26 am
Lozza,

When you take the AWFFR to the revival weekend  I take it you'll have to dress up in period army signals clothing. Just so you keep in the spirit of goodwood . ?

...and will you be getting some 600 x 16 tyres for it, so it looks right for the period. ?
Title: Re: The Ex MOD Bitsa
Post by: lozzaboy on June 22, 2015, 07:27:00 am
Actually I'm off to the RAF Regt Heritage Centre on Wednesday (the only time I'v ever wanted to go to RAF Honington) just to check on the right uniform etc for the show and hopefully get a bit closer to getting the radios completed and working too.
Title: Re: The AWFFR
Post by: lozzaboy on August 01, 2015, 08:06:00 pm
With Sara taking TET to Yorkshire for the weekend today I'v been sorting out a couple of oil leaks that I'v been meaning to do. First one was easy, a while ago I fitted a new (NOS) capillary oil temp sender and gauge but at the sender housing it kept leaking despite new washers etc, tried a bit of PTF (is that right?) tape on the threads and no leaks  wdesmle the other I had know about for (14) years on the drivers side of the engine but never been able to properly located it, so first job was to remove the 40 amp generator (and its bloody heavy too!)

(http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac296/lozza81he/FFR/11694080_10152942660752274_6636697220833475719_n_zpss3s6dztc.jpg) (http://s909.photobucket.com/user/lozza81he/media/FFR/11694080_10152942660752274_6636697220833475719_n_zpss3s6dztc.jpg.html)

Probably 50 years worth of grime  drll

(http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac296/lozza81he/FFR/11822376_10152942660772274_3758280786340511510_n_zpsdhyvhn0v.jpg) (http://s909.photobucket.com/user/lozza81he/media/FFR/11822376_10152942660772274_3758280786340511510_n_zpsdhyvhn0v.jpg.html)

Thinking it was probably around the oil filler area I decided best to take it off and clean up etc, doing so I found one of the bolts looser then the other 5 and when cleaning off the old gasket found slight hairline cracks around the welds already on there too, not sure if these weld are original as the rear pivot bracket for the generator is part of the oil filler plate too or previous repairs.

(http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac296/lozza81he/FFR/11816986_10152942660887274_7585053300714610714_n_zpsrkt1otmr.jpg) (http://s909.photobucket.com/user/lozza81he/media/FFR/11816986_10152942660887274_7585053300714610714_n_zpsrkt1otmr.jpg.html)

(http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac296/lozza81he/FFR/11800173_10152942661097274_2976779427954476634_n_zpsioey9ac9.jpg) (http://s909.photobucket.com/user/lozza81he/media/FFR/11800173_10152942661097274_2976779427954476634_n_zpsioey9ac9.jpg.html)

(http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac296/lozza81he/FFR/11693945_10152942660997274_3411442361429691551_n_zps6ejtisjc.jpg) (http://s909.photobucket.com/user/lozza81he/media/FFR/11693945_10152942660997274_3411442361429691551_n_zps6ejtisjc.jpg.html)

Cleaned up, welded on the outer side and painted (black was added later too) and refitted, ran it for a good 30 min whilst tidying up and no more leaks  wdesmle

(http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac296/lozza81he/FFR/11825570_10152942661262274_2537949936317994772_n_zpso2baetuz.jpg) (http://s909.photobucket.com/user/lozza81he/media/FFR/11825570_10152942661262274_2537949936317994772_n_zpso2baetuz.jpg.html)

(http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac296/lozza81he/FFR/11813294_10152942661287274_1769074496107152635_n_zpskrtunl29.jpg) (http://s909.photobucket.com/user/lozza81he/media/FFR/11813294_10152942661287274_1769074496107152635_n_zpskrtunl29.jpg.html)

(http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac296/lozza81he/FFR/11796362_10152942661387274_3554563024735091632_n_zpsgdq9sd1v.jpg) (http://s909.photobucket.com/user/lozza81he/media/FFR/11796362_10152942661387274_3554563024735091632_n_zpsgdq9sd1v.jpg.html)
Title: Re: The AWFFR
Post by: challisc on August 02, 2015, 11:59:35 am
What is the problem with oil leaks?....

Keeping you busy then Loz, its a big alternator to be held on such a bracket - As an idea would it be possible to fit a standard series filler, and make up a beafer bracket for the alternator - hence to stop this happening again. Obviously minus a few rivet counter points doing such.... Might have return a reward too...
Title: Re: The AWFFR
Post by: lozzaboy on August 02, 2015, 06:03:47 pm
Nope because the bracket is part of the plate which would be the standard oil filler pipe and plate, and is also made to fit around the Generator too, you can see the bottom of the indent in the oil filler in this pic, and like you said it would loose rivet countery points  5xif

(http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac296/lozza81he/FFR/11800173_10152942661097274_2976779427954476634_n_zpsioey9ac9.jpg) (http://s909.photobucket.com/user/lozza81he/media/FFR/11800173_10152942661097274_2976779427954476634_n_zpsioey9ac9.jpg.html)
Title: Re: The AWFFR
Post by: lozzaboy on September 07, 2015, 08:58:33 pm
Well after another cracking weekend at Leafers the other week the AWFFR decided it didn't like its head gasket, cylinder head or engine block any more and threw its toys out the pram big style  FRSsml

(http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac296/lozza81he/FFR/11143251_10153005248302274_3830903643873697179_n_zps9kn7fpvg.jpg) (http://s909.photobucket.com/user/lozza81he/media/FFR/11143251_10153005248302274_3830903643873697179_n_zps9kn7fpvg.jpg.html)

(http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac296/lozza81he/FFR/11896153_10153005248357274_9206652086372623578_n_zpsdz0iv0hu.jpg) (http://s909.photobucket.com/user/lozza81he/media/FFR/11896153_10153005248357274_9206652086372623578_n_zpsdz0iv0hu.jpg.html)

As annoying as this was, the fact that I had roughly a week to find and get a new engine, remove the old one, swap over all the FFR and oil cooler fittings too before Goodwood I did have a bit of a panic attack  :-[ But after a shout out on Facebook and offers of help and parts etc a plan soon came together. The engine block came from MrG in Suffolk, Fentiger very kindly agreed to go and pick it up and supply a good known cylinder head, and help fit it along with Munkie and a couple more whilst Sara made sure we were feed and watered  wdesmle
The first job was to remove the remains of the old engine, which Jimmy74 very kindly came over to help me strip down the front end and remove  sh1

(http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac296/lozza81he/FFR/IMG_5173_zpskfozpxot.jpg) (http://s909.photobucket.com/user/lozza81he/media/FFR/IMG_5173_zpskfozpxot.jpg.html)

(http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac296/lozza81he/FFR/IMG_5175_zpsnfk1b0i6.jpg) (http://s909.photobucket.com/user/lozza81he/media/FFR/IMG_5175_zpsnfk1b0i6.jpg.html)

(http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac296/lozza81he/FFR/IMG_5179_zpsre3a1iiv.jpg) (http://s909.photobucket.com/user/lozza81he/media/FFR/IMG_5179_zpsre3a1iiv.jpg.html)

After that its was a case of removing everything that would need transferring onto the new engine, and giving it a clean and coat of paint. As I had a tine of military recon engine paint I thought it would be an ideal time to paint it more in keeping if time permitted so made a start of it on the sump and rocker cover etc.

(http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac296/lozza81he/FFR/IMG_5181_zpswdzaz22o.jpg) (http://s909.photobucket.com/user/lozza81he/media/FFR/IMG_5181_zpswdzaz22o.jpg.html)

(http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac296/lozza81he/FFR/IMG_5182_zps5wz8fwo2.jpg) (http://s909.photobucket.com/user/lozza81he/media/FFR/IMG_5182_zps5wz8fwo2.jpg.html)

Cleaning out the sump and it didn't look good  brf

(http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac296/lozza81he/FFR/IMG_5180_zpsmwnugn7m.jpg) (http://s909.photobucket.com/user/lozza81he/media/FFR/IMG_5180_zpsmwnugn7m.jpg.html)

The following day the Ninja squad arrived and sprung into action, checking over the new parts, cleaning and attaching parts ready for refitting into the engine bay, and even sending Sara out to a military tank dealer for 40 worths of FFR spark plugs too!

(http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac296/lozza81he/FFR/IMG_5186_zpsapyfcvmj.jpg) (http://s909.photobucket.com/user/lozza81he/media/FFR/IMG_5186_zpsapyfcvmj.jpg.html)

(http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac296/lozza81he/FFR/IMG_5183_zps0pe6jhhc.jpg) (http://s909.photobucket.com/user/lozza81he/media/FFR/IMG_5183_zps0pe6jhhc.jpg.html)

(http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac296/lozza81he/FFR/IMG_5187_zpspjh9qbpg.jpg) (http://s909.photobucket.com/user/lozza81he/media/FFR/IMG_5187_zpspjh9qbpg.jpg.html)

And by the end of the day we had it back in place  wdesmle

(http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac296/lozza81he/FFR/IMG_5188_zpshx1y0gqy.jpg) (http://s909.photobucket.com/user/lozza81he/media/FFR/IMG_5188_zpshx1y0gqy.jpg.html)

Yesterday I got the rest of the front end back together, reconnected all the wires etc and it burst into life again  whoo Yet again I must thank everyone who's helped with parts and getting the job done again I could never done it without any of you  yrck
Title: Re: The AWFFR
Post by: FenTiger on September 08, 2015, 12:35:37 pm
 lkebtn
Title: Re: The AWFFR
Post by: lozzaboy on January 31, 2016, 04:54:39 pm
The newly acquired complete and working Larkspur HF C13 set  whoo

(http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac296/lozza81he/FFR/12642994_10153245136582274_4811304696738243250_n_zpsb46ioxch.jpg) (http://s909.photobucket.com/user/lozza81he/media/FFR/12642994_10153245136582274_4811304696738243250_n_zpsb46ioxch.jpg.html)

(Broadsword calling Danny boy)
Title: Re: The AWFFR
Post by: Gossamer on January 31, 2016, 10:45:16 pm
 lkebtn
Title: Re: The AWFFR
Post by: blenky on February 01, 2016, 07:52:36 pm
Looks good. Nice motor aswell.
Title: Re: The AWFFR
Post by: lozzaboy on March 02, 2016, 07:45:42 pm
Got the new radio in last night and so very close now to getting them both powered up and making noises  whoo

(http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac296/lozza81he/FFR/12794525_10153302271722274_4411615420391159507_n_zpsrexoxlqi.jpg) (http://s909.photobucket.com/user/lozza81he/media/FFR/12794525_10153302271722274_4411615420391159507_n_zpsrexoxlqi.jpg.html)
Title: Re: The AWFFR
Post by: hippydave on March 02, 2016, 10:02:55 pm
You will need a nuclear reactor to power that lot if you keep adding to it.
Title: Re: The AWFFR
Post by: Gossamer on March 03, 2016, 11:52:24 am
You will need a nuclear reactor to power that lot if you keep adding to it.

I bet Puddle Jumper has one in his shed.
Title: Re: The AWFFR
Post by: lozzaboy on March 17, 2016, 10:02:23 pm
Few more bits to complete the AWFFR, found 2 ammeters and panel from another 40 amp FFR (that's been stripped  brf) on evilbay to replace one thats broken and one that isn't correct  whstle
Current ones

(http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac296/lozza81he/FFR/11704_10152733531702274_5909266050022505647_n_zpszj1qz5cy.jpg) (http://s909.photobucket.com/user/lozza81he/media/FFR/11704_10152733531702274_5909266050022505647_n_zpszj1qz5cy.jpg.html)

Replacements  wdesmle

(http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac296/lozza81he/FFR/1914784_10153339939137274_2685788783419632425_n_zpsijdphr2a.jpg) (http://s909.photobucket.com/user/lozza81he/media/FFR/1914784_10153339939137274_2685788783419632425_n_zpsijdphr2a.jpg.html)

And fitted the new cables and LT power distribution box too  wdesmle

(http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac296/lozza81he/FFR/11224123_10153339939152274_3501728008382763113_n_zpshssnt3hb.jpg) (http://s909.photobucket.com/user/lozza81he/media/FFR/11224123_10153339939152274_3501728008382763113_n_zpshssnt3hb.jpg.html)
Title: Re: The AWFFR
Post by: Samc88 on March 17, 2016, 10:33:58 pm
Not sure yet if we're keeping the ammeter in my brother 90FFR or swapping it for a battery voltmeter with a couple of other clocks so youd be welcome to it if you need yet another. No idea if it works though but is original and been to iraq and back
Title: Re: The AWFFR
Post by: lozzaboy on March 18, 2016, 09:58:00 pm
Your ok got the right ones here now  wdesmle
Title: Re: The AWFFR
Post by: guest11 on March 19, 2016, 09:28:27 pm
Do you need a licence or the likes for that set up? rbchn
Title: Re: The AWFFR
Post by: lozzaboy on March 20, 2016, 10:14:46 am
Yes to transmit I do, and will be looking into it once its working etc but can still turn it on and pick up white noise to start with I believe  ;D
Title: Re: The AWFFR
Post by: Gossamer on March 20, 2016, 06:38:46 pm
Is it the same license as my walkie talkies?

75 quid for 5 years.
Title: Re: The AWFFR
Post by: lozzaboy on March 20, 2016, 06:41:43 pm
No idea at the mo, but did get them working today though  wdesmle whoo
Title: Re: The AWFFR
Post by: Gossamer on March 20, 2016, 06:42:55 pm
Well done.
Title: Re: The AWFFR
Post by: Zuma on March 20, 2016, 09:21:47 pm
You will certainly need a licence to transmit and you will be limited to the amateur radio bands - your transmitter may need modifying. Otherwise, your listeners will likely be in uniform and belong to the British Army.
Title: Re: The AWFFR
Post by: lozzaboy on March 21, 2016, 07:07:32 pm
It's ok I'v still got me ID card and some uniform left from when I left the RAF Regiment last year  wdesmle
Title: Re: The AWFFR
Post by: ashcrroft752 on March 21, 2016, 07:50:14 pm
Since when did the Army ever listen to the RAF? Other than when flights out of places due to "wrong type of sky".  ;D
Title: Re: The AWFFR
Post by: Puddlejumper on March 22, 2016, 01:58:17 am
Do you need a licence or the likes for that set up? rbchn

Only if you get caught whstle
Title: Re: The AWFFR
Post by: lozzaboy on June 20, 2017, 10:26:44 pm
Took advantage of the hot weather on the drive to and from work today  wdesmle

(http://i.imgur.com/a2qDZX4h.jpg) (http://imgur.com/a2qDZX4)

Then this evening messed around getting the correct radio trays on top of the correct radio sets, still looking for a few correct bits for the C13 hf set (the set on the left) but its still progress  wdesmle

(http://i.imgur.com/93hJwJRh.jpg) (http://imgur.com/93hJwJR)

(http://i.imgur.com/TcG2dgAh.jpg) (http://imgur.com/TcG2dgA)

(http://i.imgur.com/ijOK5fmh.jpg) (http://imgur.com/ijOK5fm)
Title: Re: The AWFFR
Post by: Gossamer on June 21, 2017, 08:38:28 am
I have some of those speakers, Lozza.

Also a dexion frame.

And maybe a box or two like the top left, but where those are, I am not sure.
Title: Re: The AWFFR
Post by: Gossamer on June 21, 2017, 10:39:56 am
One or two speakers like this one too.

http://thumbs2.ebaystatic.com/d/l225/pict/222514544021_1.jpg
Title: Re: The AWFFR
Post by: lozzaboy on June 21, 2017, 10:16:44 pm
Thats a later Clansman speaker you have there Goss, took me years to find these type  wdesmle might be interested in the boxes if you an find them and send me a pic to check what they are please mate  wdesmle
Title: Re: The AWFFR
Post by: Gossamer on June 21, 2017, 11:05:56 pm
I have the early speakers too.

I thought the others looked American.

The boxes may turn up in the next day or so.

I have sundry plugs for that kind of box too, plus green p clips, waterproof conduit, (like shower hose) and other treasure I will probably never do justice to.
Title: Re: The AWFFR
Post by: lozzaboy on June 22, 2017, 09:28:20 pm
 lkebtn
Title: Re: The AWFFR
Post by: 94mharris on June 25, 2017, 07:13:17 pm
Looks awesome! Have you got your amateur radio licence yet ? :)
Title: Re: The AWFFR
Post by: lozzaboy on June 25, 2017, 08:18:52 pm
Not yet, other things keep getting in the way lol
Title: Re: The AWFFR
Post by: 94mharris on June 25, 2017, 08:35:33 pm
Know the feeling! It'll be worth it though :D
Title: Re: The AWFFR
Post by: 1960SeriesII on June 27, 2017, 09:18:22 am
So next year it's AWFFR towing AWST to BBW? Shall I prepare some kind of an award to lure this gem of Goodwood Revival fame? :)
Title: Re: The AWFFR
Post by: lozzaboy on June 27, 2017, 09:59:22 pm
Sounds like I best get saving the fuel money  wdesmle
Title: Re: The AWFFR
Post by: lozzaboy on March 19, 2018, 09:35:07 pm
Finally managed to get the AWFFR back from the Fentigers who have been very kindly looking after it since the wedding, took a slight detour on the way home via the outskirt of STANTA for a few cheesy pic's  wdesmle

(http://i.imgur.com/4Y6n3v0h.jpg) (https://imgur.com/4Y6n3v0)

(http://i.imgur.com/ZimFHcDh.jpg) (https://imgur.com/ZimFHcD)

(http://i.imgur.com/KfGsSl6h.jpg) (https://imgur.com/KfGsSl6)

(http://i.imgur.com/4N3qlozh.jpg) (https://imgur.com/4N3qloz)

(http://i.imgur.com/LlJLViJh.jpg) (https://imgur.com/LlJLViJ)

(http://i.imgur.com/5l1puNTh.jpg) (https://imgur.com/5l1puNT)

(http://i.imgur.com/anHyBJFh.jpg) (https://imgur.com/anHyBJF)


Title: Re: The AWFFR
Post by: Gossamer on March 20, 2018, 09:05:58 am
 lkebtn lkebtn
Title: Re: The AWFFR
Post by: lozzaboy on April 05, 2018, 09:13:59 pm
Taking the AWFFR to its first show of the year this weekend (actually a 40's weekend at Whitwell and Reepham Station) and thought the tools could do with a tidy up this year

(http://i.imgur.com/uE5878fh.jpg) (https://imgur.com/uE5878f)

(http://i.imgur.com/tUHVJ6Uh.jpg) (https://imgur.com/tUHVJ6U)
Title: Re: The AWFFR
Post by: Gossamer on April 06, 2018, 10:33:20 am
Splendid
Title: Re: The AWFFR
Post by: Horace109 on April 06, 2018, 09:23:50 pm
Might see you up there on Sunday.
Title: Re: The AWFFR
Post by: lozzaboy on July 02, 2018, 10:07:00 pm
Took out the AWFFR for Armed Forces Day in Bury st Edmunds and joined up with the volunteers from the RAF Regiment heritage centre and some of their vehicles to help them out with their display  ;D
(http://i.imgur.com/VN3ukfbh.jpg) (https://imgur.com/VN3ukfb)
 Lightweight
(http://i.imgur.com/xeV1aO9h.jpg) (https://imgur.com/xeV1aO9)
 Otter Armoured car from WW2, one of only a handful left
(http://i.imgur.com/Kc2oBZfh.jpg) (https://imgur.com/Kc2oBZf)
 And the centre's even rarer Rolls Royce Armoured car!
(http://i.imgur.com/3Z4zkDCh.jpg) (https://imgur.com/3Z4zkDC)
Title: Re: The AWFFR
Post by: lozzaboy on December 21, 2018, 03:19:28 pm
Been a while again  fp back in October the 12v starter motor, thats always been on it ever since Iv owned it, decided to pack up ( I have had it rebuilt before) but I thought it's probably about time I fitted a proper 24v starter motor, doing so I found out something new  :o whilst I have easily changed petrol starters from underneath with no dramas, it turns out that 24v motors are just that bit too big to remove and fit the same way  fp1
In the end I decided to make it easy and take the manifolds off and do it all from about with a clear view etc
(http://i.imgur.com/yhP91sYh.jpg) (https://imgur.com/yhP91sY)

Whilst taking the exhaust off the studs to the down pipe snapped off so new studs and brass nuts fitted thanks to Craig at Mansfield's 4x4, along with new bolts and gaskets etc on the manifolds and refitted alone with the heat shield.
(http://i.imgur.com/gtPZ5w8h.jpg) (https://imgur.com/gtPZ5w8)
Title: Re: The AWFFR
Post by: Big-chris on December 22, 2018, 12:42:07 am
Nice tidy job that mate  lkebtn

Does it spin over like a really spiny over thingy now  whstle
Title: Re: The AWFFR
Post by: lozzaboy on December 22, 2018, 11:19:18 am
Not as fast as it did with 24v running though the 12v starter but spins over and starts nicely now though  wdesmle
Title: Re: The AWFFR
Post by: lozzaboy on April 22, 2019, 07:53:27 pm
Well my years of searching came to an end just before Easter  wdesmle I finally got hold of the correct ATU (Ariel tuning Unit) for the C13 HF radio set in the back of the AWFFR.

(http://i.imgur.com/NpCIdYDh.jpg) (https://imgur.com/NpCIdYD)

As delivered and unwrapped, pretty much NOS and never used  whoo
 
(http://i.imgur.com/jYzGBCEh.jpg) (https://imgur.com/jYzGBCE)

And fitted in place  wdesmle

I also took the chance to fit an amplifier to enable use of the loud speaker now I had the space freed from removing the incorrect ATU.

(http://i.imgur.com/2t1jad2h.jpg) (https://imgur.com/2t1jad2)

When I went to try it all it did was blow the fuse  FRSsml wasn't until the next day when I took a closer look at it and found out why!

(http://i.imgur.com/mpKpjk2h.jpg) (https://imgur.com/mpKpjk2)

I'm lead to believe that the 12v ones are a bit rare! luckily I brought another one with some cables etc a while ago but more more scruffy, hence why I fitted the first one, so when the new fuses arrive I'll be able to test this one.

(http://i.imgur.com/5P8YXPlh.jpg) (https://imgur.com/5P8YXPl)

Today with the weather being so nice I thought it'd be good to give the springs a bit of a work out on some of the local lanes.

(http://i.imgur.com/Q7LcJXKh.jpg) (https://imgur.com/Q7LcJXK)

(http://i.imgur.com/ZpjllIEh.jpg) (https://imgur.com/ZpjllIE)

(http://i.imgur.com/XfaS7DZh.jpg) (https://imgur.com/XfaS7DZ)
Title: Re: The AWFFR
Post by: Samc88 on April 23, 2019, 11:40:19 pm
Looks great. I do like your radio setup in that

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Title: Re: The AWFFR
Post by: Gossamer on April 23, 2019, 11:46:04 pm
Lookin good Lozzmeister.
Title: Re: The AWFFR
Post by: John Taylor on June 15, 2019, 02:01:11 am
Hi My son and I are restoring a S2 109 FFW 40 amp and looking for some radio parts for the C13 in particular the top mounting tray which is similar to the C11 but not the C42. We are in NZ but would still be interested if someone has one available.
Cheers
John
Title: Re: The AWFFR
Post by: lozzaboy on August 18, 2019, 04:54:17 pm
A while ago I thought the wheels were looking rather rough and in need of some TLC, so I set about repainting them whilst giving the AWFFR a good service and brake check at the same time.
(http://i.imgur.com/9TFMVU3h.jpg) (https://imgur.com/9TFMVU3)
(http://i.imgur.com/h3UtPh1h.jpg) (https://imgur.com/h3UtPh1)
(http://i.imgur.com/axpeh2Xh.jpg) (https://imgur.com/axpeh2X)
(http://i.imgur.com/INADCuVh.jpg) (https://imgur.com/INADCuV)
(http://i.imgur.com/fmA6lWWh.jpg) (https://imgur.com/fmA6lWW)
Some degreasing and cleaning took place and then it was out with the NATO Green, from the local DIY place!  :o
(http://i.imgur.com/5cE0YPyh.jpg) (https://imgur.com/5cE0YPy)
(http://i.imgur.com/UoqBFsyh.jpg) (https://imgur.com/UoqBFsy)
And of course the nuts got them same treatment too.
(http://i.imgur.com/nxdYITch.jpg) (https://imgur.com/nxdYITc)
(http://i.imgur.com/Rd9f4Vnh.jpg) (https://imgur.com/Rd9f4Vn)
(http://i.imgur.com/IesB08nh.jpg) (https://imgur.com/IesB08n)
(http://i.imgur.com/8tQIbExh.jpg) (https://imgur.com/8tQIbEx)
Still got some work to do on the rear axle though, new shoes, cylinders, flexi and repairs to the strengthener.
(http://i.imgur.com/rT4srQah.jpg) (https://imgur.com/rT4srQa)
(http://i.imgur.com/DISTd6bh.jpg) (https://imgur.com/DISTd6b)
The rest of the underside was all cleaned up at the same time.
(http://i.imgur.com/g08rdmRh.jpg) (https://imgur.com/g08rdmR)
(http://i.imgur.com/T5rHeuAh.jpg) (https://imgur.com/T5rHeuA)
(http://i.imgur.com/QJMNiuhh.jpg) (https://imgur.com/QJMNiuh)
Title: Re: The AWFFR
Post by: Samc88 on August 18, 2019, 05:02:53 pm
Looking good, those rims look much better