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Wildefalcon
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Re: rescude lightweight

Post by Wildefalcon » Fri Jan 12, 2018 11:33 am

Thank you all. The workshop is an indulgence, life is too short for working on gravel drives, and as all my other vices are now denied to me, why not?

I've just found the military reg number, 55FL93, and the deployment history, thanks to the history section her I was able to get all this from the RLC.

It was deployed to Northern Ireland in the early 70's, which I had guessed from the suspension modifications to the axles.

I bought it off a guy in Southampton, who bought it on eBay just for the v8 that had been "fitted" to it.

I was living in Ireland at the time, so had it hauled to Fishguard and shipped to me.

We've moved to the UK since, hence the loss of the workshop, poor thing has crossed the Irish sea so many times!


The plan is to rebuild as a usable truck, but probably not FFR, I've a 2.5 petrol engine, with a fancy ACR power plus cylinder head, plus nice true trac diffs, and hopefully I'm picking up a 951 gearbox tomorrow, for rebuild.

Thanks again for the welcome.

W.

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Re: rescude lightweight

Post by Wildefalcon » Sat Jan 13, 2018 11:30 am

Oh, sorry.

Cake!

I used to work for a cake factory, that was good, but I had to cycle to work to keep the weight down. I now commute to work so cake is out for the foreseeable future. Too much sitting and not enough spannering.

Battenburg. Errm.

When I was very young I used to love marzipan. Mad about it, absolutely potty.

Until.

I stole an 8oz packet from the cooking pantry, and ate the whole lot in one go.

I was so ill. Sick for hours, and haven't been able to stomach it since.

So, cake? More a fruit cake sort of guy, with the marzipan taken off.

Sorry.

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Re: rescude lightweight

Post by andrewjsimpson1977 » Sat Jan 13, 2018 11:42 am

I knew it! He’s one of your lot Neil :lol:

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Re: rescude lightweight

Post by hibbo » Sat Jan 13, 2018 11:43 am

Wildefalcon wrote:
Sat Jan 13, 2018 11:30 am
Oh, sorry.

Cake!

I used to work for a cake factory, that was good, but I had to cycle to work to keep the weight down. I now commute to work so cake is out for the foreseeable future. Too much sitting and not enough spannering.

Battenburg. Errm.

When I was very young I used to love marzipan. Mad about it, absolutely potty.

Until.

I stole an 8oz packet from the cooking pantry, and ate the whole lot in one go.

I was so ill. Sick for hours, and haven't been able to stomach it since.

So, cake? More a fruit cake sort of guy, with the marzipan taken off.

Sorry.
Sounds like you'll fit right in here :lol:
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Re: rescude lightweight

Post by Landie68 » Sat Jan 13, 2018 12:54 pm

Is Neil one of a special sect and now there two of them on the same forum? :o
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Re: rescude lightweight

Post by andrewjsimpson1977 » Sat Jan 13, 2018 8:19 pm

It’s more of a cult Richard

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Re: rescude lightweight

Post by AR4412 » Sun Jan 14, 2018 10:17 am

I don't want to ever end up in one of those cult things again. I was lucky to escape with my life last time I got sucked in to one. If it wasn't for that nice guy from the church of scientology, I would either be dead, or still trapped in an evil brainwashing/mind warping cult now.

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Re: rescude lightweight

Post by Landie68 » Sun Jan 14, 2018 2:34 pm

AR4412 wrote:
Sun Jan 14, 2018 10:17 am
I don't want to ever end up in one of those cult things again. I was lucky to escape with my life last time I got sucked in to one. If it wasn't for that nice guy from the church of scientology, I would either be dead, or still trapped in an evil brainwashing/mind warping cult now.

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Now we know Neil was brainwashed/mind warped into not liking marzipan; there must be a known cure for this, ideas in writing please :lol:
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Re: rescude lightweight

Post by brinv8 » Mon Jan 15, 2018 8:25 am

Hello and welcome, cannot wait seeing how dirty that floor will get over the coming months. Good luck with the build.
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Re: rescude lightweight

Post by Tinweasel » Mon Jan 15, 2018 6:09 pm

Not the great marzipan debate again, obviously the stuff should be banned, it only has one use that I can find and that's training sniffer dogs to find plastic explosive, however seeing as you can use plastic explosive for that, I see no reason for the stuff to be aloud to exist!

Oh hello and welcome to the forum by the way.

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