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    Default Ever fancied a Stolly? link to great thread....

    Man remembers seeing a Stolly abandoned on a farm as a ten year old, tracks it down and starts to restore it!


    https://www.pistonheads.com/gassing/...&t=1680438&i=0


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    Default Re: Ever fancied a Stolly? link to great thread....

    Fantastic

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    Default Re: Ever fancied a Stolly? link to great thread....

    I used to have 8 of the fuckin' things. I'll have some photos somewhere.

    Great fun to drive - even on the road but shit loads of servicing time and wheel rotations.

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    Default Re: Ever fancied a Stolly? link to great thread....

    I thought a Stolly was some sort of Scottish Pastie

    Was thinking wtf do they make them out of if the don't decompose naturally and htf do you restore one

    Actually, know a little about Alvis's and someone on here had a Dinky toy Stalwart as a youth...

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    Default Re: Ever fancied a Stolly? link to great thread....

    Quote Originally Posted by Yambo View Post
    I used to have 8 of the fuckin' things. I'll have some photos somewhere.

    Great fun to drive - even on the road but shit loads of servicing time and wheel rotations.

    You owned 8...

    Remember the distruction manual (yes destruction manual) and how stupid must you be to need lots of the directions.

    EDIT How much was needed and how much was busy work?

    Last edited by katana; 11-09-17 at 06:39.

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    Quote Originally Posted by katana View Post
    You owned 8...

    I didn't own any.

    I had the grand title of Immediate Replenishment Group (IRG) Commander - the Stalwart Section Commander in 2 Squadron RCT back in the 1980s. Our Stollies were all Mk 2s and I used to swim them regularly in the local German army Leopard tank snorkeling water hole up until the time I got promoted to Sergeant and posted despite the propulsion gear not being repaired for a few years.

    I used to take visitors for a ride round the local German army training areas (we shared some of it) and it was always great fun to drive them over this big flattish area then say "Shall we go back now?" put it in reverse and go up through the gears watching the colour drain out of their face.

    I think we had destruction manuals for all vehicles - somewhere. It's pretty easy to make a vehicle unusable by an enemy, a manual isn't really necessary and with a vehicle like the stalwart, why bother, they were hardly soldier proof in the first place

    Before becoming IRG Comd. I had a section of Foden fuel tankers and was in the (isolated) tanker park one day when a visiting Stolly Pod (2 fuel tanks and a dispensing unit on the back) drove in to park up for the night. As he switched off a biggish flame appeared from the exhaust as unburnt fuel in the exhaust system ignited. This was fairly common and no big deal unless the pod tanks had been leaking into the hull - another common problem. I went over to the Stolly, climbed up on the side of the cab and told him to start up again. He looked at me a bit funny then did so, extinguishing the flame. A few weeks later the same thing happened but fuel in the hull was ignited and the vehicle burnt out. Nobody was injured and the Stolly was far enough away from other vehicles to prevent a major issue.

    But they were always fun and without doubt the most fun you can have driving any vehicle cross country. Work wise, I preferred fuel tankers as we were always busy working, the Stollies pretty much only came out on exercises.

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    Default Re: Ever fancied a Stolly? link to great thread....

    Christ on a bike is that what passed for a brake disc? Or was it a shagged out one ready to replace it? (someone's had the calliper)

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    Quote Originally Posted by rodbargee View Post
    Christ on a bike is that what passed for a brake disc? Or was it a shagged out one ready to replace it? (someone's had the calliper)

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    I was thinking that but maybe they have inboard discs - being an amphibious vehicle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lutin View Post

    I was thinking that but maybe they have inboard discs - being an amphibious vehicle.

    No, they weren't inboard. The caliper's missing there.

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    Default Re: Ever fancied a Stolly? link to great thread....

    Excellent read - thanks for sharing!

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    Default Re: Ever fancied a Stolly? link to great thread....

    Brilliant read, fairly certain the Manager who got a mention for taking one to the pub used to do the same in earlier years in a tank of some kind, would have been around 1966 to 1970.
    Mick

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    Default Re: Ever fancied a Stolly? link to great thread....

    Yes please!! 16K bargain! theres one for 5K on there as well looks a bit too challenging. And, there's room in the shed! But 2-6MPG ......... [/wakes up]

    http://www.milweb.net/webvert/a2627/91139

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