Getting Ready for the 2014 Bay to Birdwood Run

Yesterday was a hive of activity at the museum with a number of vehicles being readied for the 2014 Bay to Birdwood Run.

The work varied from the minor to the major but on the whole it was a very successful, if long, day, with several members locking up the museum and leaving at 23:00!

Some of the highlights were:

  • Fitting a newly re-cored radiator and rebuilt carburettor to Dave’s 1942 GPW and giving it a tune-up
  • Changing the oil and starting up the Bedford QL fuel tanker
  • Topping up the fluid flywheel in Terry’s 1953 Alvis Saracen
  • Working on the starter motor of Ryan’s M16 MGMC
  • Fitting a newly rebuilt transfer case to the 9 Mile Snipers‘ Number 8 Gun Tractor
  • Final inspections and checks on Russell’s Austin Staff Car

While everyone did a stellar job yesterday, I would like to give special thanks to Dave and Geoff for their help with the Saracen’s flywheel (a terribly difficult job in a confined space) and to Peter for doing a wonderful job of rebuilding the Number 8’s transfer case and to Hugh for assisting with fitting it.

We’re looking forward to seeing everyone at this year’s Bay to Birdwood Run!