Land Rover Series 1 80" 1950
ASV was first put into service 17th August 49, receipt voucher FTM/R/1743 [21 B Vehicle Depot Feltham in Middlesex]
Struck off census: WD Storage and Disposal depot Ruddlington in Notts on 1st Nov 1962.
It was then brought by Mr. Todd in a military auction, his son then learnt to drive in it. However it then became unpractical for his son to use on a day to day basis and so it was stored in their barn in 1990. Over the 25 years it remained waiting when we found the car the engine turned a local mechanic had tried to get it to run with no luck.
We went right the way through the ignition system corrected a couple of faults and the vehicle fired up. We then went about overhauling the brakes, the clutch was also stuck as it had been parked up for so long. We managed to free this off by simply leaving it to run for a couple of hours, this let heat to transfer through the crankshaft and with repeatedly depressing the clutch it eventually came off. This was the best way to free it without causing any damage.
The vehicle has since had more work done to it and now looks very presentable.
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