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!