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Article about: The museum could at least chuck some wee chocks under the thing and rotate the tyres half a turn eh

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    I was watching this earlier, i find this amazing.
    Its amazing how the nomads just didnt dismantle it for parts.
    Rendevous with the Long Range Desert Group - YouTube

    Take a look at 5.55 m

    Cheers.
    Nuno

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    What a fantastic restoration project, most of the parts are there even the majority of engine components, its a shame its so far away and the shipping would be so costly

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    Fill her up and she'd probably go first time!

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    The only other original LRDG vehicle is in the Imperial War Museum !!
    The gates of hell were opened and we accepted the invitation to enter" 26/880 Lance Sgt, Edward Dyke. 26th Bn Northumberland Fusiliers , ( 3rd Tyneside Irish )

    1st July 1916

    Thought shall be the harder , heart the keener,
    Courage the greater as our strength faileth.
    Here lies our leader ,in the dust of his greatness.
    Who leaves him now , be damned forever.
    We who are old now shall not leave this Battle,
    But lie at his feet , in the dust with our leader

    House Carles at the Battle of Hastings

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    Quote by Paul E View Post
    The only other original LRDG vehicle is in the Imperial War Museum !!
    and theres a hell of a lot of repros LRDG - Long Range Desert Group Preservation Society nuno brilliant link it would be brilliant to see running again

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    Howdy Nuno,

    Great post mate! The truck is a Ford F30. With it's 4-wheel drive and high ground clearance, the Ford F30 seemed to be an obvious choice as a patrol truck; however, the additional weight of the 4-wheel drive and the high fuel consumption (about twice that of the Chevrolet trucks) caused many problems with these vehicles. As it turned out, the Ford engine was very susceptible to sand and the trucks started to require insane amounts of oil after a relatively short time of duty, more and more Fords had to be abandoned until finally all the remaining F30's were replaced with Chevy 30cwts in March 1942. One of these is as Paul said, on display at the IWM.
    LRDG's Fords usually had the hood and cab removed for better cooling, the condenser was mounted on the running board. Below is a picture of a restored F30, to show what this desert ghost once looked like.

    Regards, Ned.
    Click to enlarge the picture Click to enlarge the picture v_f301.jpg  
    'I do not think we can hope for any better thing now.
    We shall stick it out to the end, but we are getting weaker of course, and the end cannot be far.
    It seems a pity, but I do not think I can write more. R. SCOTT.
    Last Entry - For God's sake look after our people.'

    In memory of Capt. Robert Falcon Scott, Edward Wilson, Henry Bowers, Lawrence Oates and Edgar Evans. South Pole Expedition, 30th March 1912.

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    Quote by Paul E View Post
    The only other original LRDG vehicle is in the Imperial War Museum !!
    In London, this one, i also have a couple of photos with my girlfriend standing next to it, the last time we were there.
    Cheers.
    Nuno

    LRDG Chevrolet Truck on display at Imperial War Museum London - YouTube

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    Courtesy of the IWM !!
    The gates of hell were opened and we accepted the invitation to enter" 26/880 Lance Sgt, Edward Dyke. 26th Bn Northumberland Fusiliers , ( 3rd Tyneside Irish )

    1st July 1916

    Thought shall be the harder , heart the keener,
    Courage the greater as our strength faileth.
    Here lies our leader ,in the dust of his greatness.
    Who leaves him now , be damned forever.
    We who are old now shall not leave this Battle,
    But lie at his feet , in the dust with our leader

    House Carles at the Battle of Hastings

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    Quote by Paul E View Post
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    Courtesy of the IWM !!
    Nice photo, thats the one, Paul.

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    A great thing to see, just a shame he let his children climb all over it, but maybe I'm just being a boring old fart. I've seen the one in Imp War Museum, which was brought back from the desert.
    Regards,

    Jerry

    Whatever its just an opinion.

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