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Old 16-04-16, 20:22
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Thumbs up Getting Restoration Bren carrier MK2



After more than ten years
We received Bren carrier MK2
The museum staff began renovating ... it will take us several years
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Old 16-04-16, 20:58
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Default Transportation to museum

The vehicle was in kindergarten
Parked under the trees for about 60 years
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Old 16-04-16, 21:25
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Itzik,

All the armour is complete, tracks are there, etc., so it looks like a great restoration candidate!

Good luck and keep us posted here, I am sure you will get a lot of feedback and information you may be looking for.

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Old 17-04-16, 08:11
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Itzik,
Great to see that you have joined the forum,
I've been watching your videos on YouTube for a while now.
Keep up the good work.
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Old 17-04-16, 09:54
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Nice to see you on MLU Itzik. That is a very original UC project.
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Old 17-04-16, 15:06
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Itzik,
Great to see that you have joined the forum,
I've been watching your videos on YouTube for a while now.
Keep up the good work.
WHats his youtube channel name.
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Old 17-04-16, 16:27
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https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLS...GsnkjAAp2qBNUw



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OzjiwjxRyUc



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sN8KL99tyTY


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_rvRoYP2-c0
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Old 19-04-16, 20:28
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Default Bren Carrier spare parts market?

As one of the team with Itzik,
How can we find spare parts for the Bren Carrier?
Any spare parts market? dealer?
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Old 19-04-16, 21:34
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There are two main ones: Brian Asbury from Acton Ontario, Canada, and Dirk Leegwater (LWD) in Holland.

http://www.lwdparts.com/

Brian does not have an online store, but he can be reached on this forum under BCA and can email a parts list.

As well, John Bizal from midwest Military makes some repro sheet metal parts.

https://midwestmilitary.com//midwest...encarrier.html

None of these will be your one-stop shopping link though. Between the three of those, and the occasional reproductions or finds made available on this forum, we all manage.
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Old 20-04-16, 16:53
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working on the engine
Polishing cylinder sleeve.
Push another external sleeve
Because crack was discovered Inside the cylinder
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Old 21-04-16, 08:24
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Nice job, Itzik!
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Old 09-09-16, 21:32
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Old 09-09-16, 21:37
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Old 09-09-16, 21:40
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Attempt to rotate chains

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cjmeDdECeis
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Old 10-09-16, 08:20
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Very nice project my friend.
So complete also, good restoration vehicle. Well done.
Keep the pictures coming, we need our Carrier Fix!
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Old 10-09-16, 19:29
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Make sure you pull the half shafts out before towing it...
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Old 10-09-16, 20:21
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What is half shafts ?
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Old 10-09-16, 20:25
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You got interesting boogie wheels (4 of 6 if I saw it right), Itzik!
Keep going!
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Old 10-09-16, 20:36
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We have a chassis which can disassemble parts
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Old 10-09-16, 21:08
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What is half shafts ?
A British phrase for drive shaft or propeller shaft. What he means is, did you disconnect the universal joints before dragging it on the tracks.
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Old 10-09-16, 21:20
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A British phrase for drive shaft or propeller shaft. What he means is, did you disconnect the universal joints before dragging it on the tracks.
Half shaft in British terminology is the two shafts within an axle that drive the hubs from the diff.
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Old 10-09-16, 22:26
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Sorry Itzik I should have explained, the guys have done this on my behalf now though
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Lower Hull No. 10131
War Department CT54508 (SOLD)
1944 Ford Universal Carrier MkII* (under restoration).
1944 Morris C8 radio body (under restoration).
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Old 10-09-16, 22:44
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Half shaft = axle shaft
Rear axle = axle assembly

Terry, there are no universal joints in your average carrier.
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Old 11-09-16, 03:47
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Ok I understand the concept

The engine and gearbox is not in the vehicle .

* All the levers of a steering system was dismantled
* lever of the brake system was dismantled

In fact there were only rear axle
Dragging the vehicle caused all parts to move
* Allowing continuation easily dismantled

** I apologize for my English
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Once you get the liners back in the engine block, before you put the cam bearings in, I can heartily recommend pulling the Welsh plugs out of the block and having the thing hot tanked. As you have changed the liners you will be able to clean all the silt out of the water jackets, but hot tanking makes a massive difference.

I had mine hot tanked, and the engine ran cool even in 30 degree heat (until we sat in traffic for long periods anyway)

Good luck with it all, I am envious of you.
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1944 Morris C8 radio body (under restoration).
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Old 11-09-16, 15:07
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Thank you all for your cooperation.
** The museum staff is mostly retired people.
** There are some who are professionals machines / tractors / trucks.
** Equipment and tools are available.

** You are always welcome

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Old 12-10-16, 14:40
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Go ahead
We are making progress
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We are making progress
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Part of the bottom of the chassis was replaced
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