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It’s alive again after 20 years!

Finally after tons of work (literally) it is running again!!! It hasn’t been run up to operating temperatures in over 20 years!!! It won’t be long now before it is finished!!! :D
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Nice Job. Will you use the same lubricants that were recommended 60 years ago...or much better products that are available today? Just curious.

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Looking good!!
 

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Sounds like it is running lake a Top :cool: SWEET !!!!! All that work is coming together on a Awesome restoration !! Hope you can still fit into the drivers compartment
:rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl: Da Macaw says Hi to Bubba :thumbup: Just do not let her ride as the gunner ,He figured out my 1919 and how to fire it ,fortunately it was unloaded on the pod , when it had the crank mounted (now Gone forever) he would crank it for fun ,now he just hooks the buffer tube and bites the trigger up !! He knows what firearms are and loves what they do !! Never underestimate a Macaw :eek2: !!
 

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Thanks guys, it has been a project for sure!
Tired Iron, currently has all the factory recommended lubricants.
Once I’ve broken it all in everything will be flushed well.
I may use synthetics in certain locations but not sure at this point in time.
More pics to soon follow 👍🏻
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This is after adjusting the carb and idle, much smoother now too. This thing can actually idle at 200 RPM. I can even start it with the hand crank, will have to post a video of that as well. CaptMax
 

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This is after adjusting the carb and idle, much smoother now too. This thing can actually idle at 200 RPM. I can even start it with the hand crank, will have to post a video of that as well. CaptMax
The Brits have always been like that of old my 67 Land Rover 88 used to eat generators and starters but i could Always count the hand crank to fire it up and drive away .It also would idle at 200 Rpm very reliably .
Now Lucas wiring and regulator`s well they did not call it "The Lord of Darkness " for nothing !!:rofl:
Oh how i wish i had a few bottles of Replacement wiring smoke :rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl:!!
 

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Final paint on all the small exterior parts. I’m nearing the home stretch!!! Bolting on stowage bins and fenders shortly too.
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Time to bolt the go-pro camera to your driving helmet! After 5 years I am also excited to see the finished product. I commend your effort on starting and finishing this long project. Ask me why I don't restore cars anymore ....:rolleyes:
 

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Final coat of khaki sand on everything and then the olive drab green camouflage once everything is bolted on. I painted the “Tango 29 Charlie” on the big side bin as it was originally but will respray it again as I wasn’t happy with the first attempt. Still have lots of little details to do as well as bolt a ton of stuff on in the interior. The Rolls-Royce engine is running like a sewing machine and is ready for its first oil and filter change. It has been run to operating temperature and cooled down many times so it will flush the last of any old oil that was left in the engine. It will be finished this year and hopefully I will get a chance to enjoy it a little before that cold white stuff starts falling from above. Here are a few more pictures to bore you with. Sorry my phone post them as it does, hope you don’t pull a neck muscle trying to view them.
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excellent!!
 

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Looks fantastic! Do you have any info on what makes a smoke canister tick? Not that you'd be wanting to generate a smoke screen any time soon... are such pyrotechnic devices allowed for the civilian market? I presume that it would be a replaceable insert/cartridge that is loaded into the fittings you have restored. Is it an electronic ignition system or something mechanical? I'd love to be educated on this topic.
 

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It is going quickly now as the moon and stars are aligned again. (See my new thread titled like that).
Fenders are hung and bins are being installed, next are turn signals and brake lights. Once all is bolted on including turret I will spray the camouflage. As I still need to finish burning in the transmission bands I am holding off on putting too much back in the interior as it is just to tight in there with everything installed to do that. Here are pictures from yesterday after a full days work on it. :D
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