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camelman



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Good progress being made this week.
Engine is out and head off. All looking good in there so just being cleaned up and hard valve seats fitted to the head before putting it back together and repainting.

Going back to the original Red / Black the late 2.25 engines had when new (as per the library photo below). Should look the biz once the rest of the truck is painted up Smile



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L110CDL



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With the head off it has revealed that it's all good in there and the engine is looking great painted Thumbs Up 1996 Golf Blue 300Tdi 110 Pick up. Keeper.


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camelman



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Now down to the bare bones ready for blasting and repaint.



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camelman



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It's not just the major components getting the attention...

The fuel cutover switch looking very shiny waiting to be refitted Wink



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L110CDL



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Great shine on that Cool 1996 Golf Blue 300Tdi 110 Pick up. Keeper.


Clayton.
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camelman



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So the chassis has now had a new rear cross member fitted, been blasted and is ready for painting Smile

The cross member was 'ok' but not 100% perfect so we decided to do it while it was all stripped down.
The later lightweights had extra strengthening diagonal braces on to the cross member so these have had to be reconstructed as the after market cross members don't have them.

I've also managed to get hold of a very elusive multi pintle tow hitch which was used when they were towing the hawks around. It's the only one I've seen in the 3 years i've been looking for one! That's also being refurbed before fitting.



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Here's a view of the pintle fitted to the other lightweight (05KD07) they were running at the time.



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L110CDL



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Thanks for the pic's, i will be on the look out now for all the different tow hitches Very Happy

Just loving the 2nd pic up, to me it looks like a piece of functional art Thumbs Up 1996 Golf Blue 300Tdi 110 Pick up. Keeper.


Clayton.
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camelman wrote:
Here's a view of the pintle fitted to the other lightweight (05KD07) they were running at the time.



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Does this mean there's more than one and I could own one myself one day?! 👀 Stuart


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camelman



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Yep, from 1985 to 1994 the Red Arrows had 2 lightweights, the one in the photo above (05KD07) was a left hooker hardtop without windows. I believe it was exported when it came out of service.
Would be great to have the pair Whistle

 
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camelman



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Paint shop are busy Smile

Axles and chassis currently being worked on.



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This thread is an absolute joy to follow Bow down Bow down Bow down

edit: PS how many Land Rovers do you have? Whistle Iggy/Ieuan
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Was the multi height pintle simply to accomodate differing trailers or some other reason??
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The hitch is used for aircraft maneuvering. I've seen them fitted to dedicated aircraft tugs. 

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Axles now looking very shiny


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camelman wrote:
The hitch is used for aircraft maneuvering. I've seen them fitted to dedicated aircraft tugs.


Sorry yes appreciate that but is it multi height or simply has multiple connections for extra security??
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