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  1. #91
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    Good to hear that you are making some progress as well. That oven from toolern vale looked pretty good but I can see how the bottom would be damaged. Did you have to replace the entire bottom panel? I will be doing the same with my oven. I have cleaned out what was left of the asbestos secured to the bottom already in preparation. Do you have any pictures of how the baffle plate between the smoke exhaust and the lower inlet looks? Mine is totally gone so I have nothing to pattern. I'll give the stove paint a try, is it a gloss black you have been using or semi gloss? It seems that the original would be a flat black.

  2. #92
    The paint is calledRustoleum in black satin finish. Look it up on eBay and they will post it to you.

    Not sure what baffle you are describing.

    And yes I put a whole new panel in the oven bottom. It could have been patched but a new section was a better way to go. Allowed me complete access to how the ovens are manufactured. I still have to rebuild another ovens on the second cooker as it is burnt out in the oven wall and floor. Will be a much bigger job.
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  3. #93
    Two NOS boiler units, sandblasted, painted and ready to fit
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  4. #94
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    latest progress

    her is a few pics of the latest progress on our Junior after the welding and painting. It actually necessitated the removal of both guards, and chassis repairs due to rubbish accumulating over the years because of the gaps in the welding. Not a problem any more due to automotive sika flex. I don't suppose anyone would have some number stencils the same style as that other junior on this thread which still has its numbers displayed? I haven't managed to find a set with the same style "3". I Believed that my number was 163115, but upon closer examination it appeared that the last digit was actually a 6. The first 5 numbers were unmistakable.
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  5. #95
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    Location
    Nowra NSW
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    For a short time I am able to get my hands on new 7.50 x 18 tyres with a road pattern to suit wiles senior cooker of WW 2 vintage.
    That size 7.50 x 18 was a standard American trailer size in WW2 and little use afterwards.
    New road pattern is harder than rocking horse poo to find.......Only tractor type tyres are common in that size and totally unsuitable for road use.
    If you have a WW2 senior and want tyres for the standard wheels......Now is the time as they may never be available again.
    PM me if anyone is interested.
    Ron

  6. #96
    Quote Originally Posted by 101 Ron View Post
    For a short time I am able to get my hands on new 7.50 x 18 tyres with a road pattern to suit wiles senior cooker of WW 2 vintage.
    That size 7.50 x 18 was a standard American trailer size in WW2 and little use afterwards.
    New road pattern is harder than rocking horse poo to find.......Only tractor type tyres are common in that size and totally unsuitable for road use.
    If you have a WW2 senior and want tyres for the standard wheels......Now is the time as they may never be available again.
    PM me if anyone is interested.
    Ron
    What are you sourcing Ron? Is there anything else available in 18"? As in 11.00 x18?

  7. #97
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    Location
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    One of my industrial tyre sources has found a small amount of 7.50 by 18 most likely made in China.
    I have 4 ordered for my Wiles senior and I think another 4 are available.
    These have nothing common with the modem 4WD tyres............But are were used during
    WW2 mostly on American trailers and are extremely rare these days.
    I suspect the Chinese may have a old set of the molds in the size.
    I think 11.00 x 18 could match up with Gama goat and DUKW still available from the USA
    My tyre supplier has come good other odd sizes in time.............Need more information.
    PM me.

  8. #98
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    New tyres arrived for the Wiles senior cooker today.
    Impressed with the quality......not chinese, but Korean.
    The new tyres fit some sort of Korean bus, very heavy duty road tyre of 16 PR rating and max pressure of 115 psi.
    Sort of a over kill for the Wiles cooker, but they fit , look the part and go round and round.
    7.50x18 wiles cooker tyre by john smith, on Flickr
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    7.50x18 wiles cooker tyre by john smith, on Flickr
    7.50x18 tyre wiles cooker by john smith, on Flickr
    Ron

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