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  • Semi OT. Thompson Aircraft Refueler



    This old refueler is at our museum and in accordance with museum policy we try to keep all vehicles mobile so that we can move them about when the museum/hangar space is required for functions etc.

    Fitted with a c1945 Ford Ten engine it was originally 6V positive earth which we converted to 12V negative earth.


    Someone tried to start the engine and failed because they didn't know about the battery isolator switch however they did manage to haul on the starter lever hard enough to destroy the switch that is part of the starter motor!

    Two hours work today and it is as good as new again, starts like a dream !

  • #2
    neat machine!

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    • #3
      Leave it to the English to put three wheels on it! Bob.

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      • #4
        That is a wild looking machine. Looks a little like a psychedelic hotdog on wheels.

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