My '44 Flying Control Dodge

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Re: My '44 Flying Control Dodge

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I normally browse in Chrome, but I've just opened Internet Explorer and the pictures are showing. As the pictures also show on my own websites, it must be an issue between Google Chrome and the forum software.
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Think I'm sorted now. I un-installed Chrome and re-installed it and the pictures are back. Whatever the problem was, it has happened since July when I last posted as the pictures worked then.
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Re: My '44 Flying Control Dodge

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Picture test -

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Nothing new to report on the Dodge front since its engine run in July. It is still in the container, up on axle stands with the battery at home. UK covid restrictions are changing frequently as cases rise in different areas so it's not worth the effort of trying to do anything with it.

Based on the rise and fall timing of the first wave of the virus, I'm wondering whether we'll get any of the 2021 season events. Certainly the first half of the year still looks under thread from restrictions. Time will tell.
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December 2nd - Waking a Sleeping Giant - Again!

I went to visit the Dodge today since the latest covid lockdown eased. I shouldn't have expected miracles, as it is 6 months since it last ran due to its covid hibernation and the petrol in the tank is now at least 18 months old. Add that to a 6 volt electrical system and the best I hoped for was to pump some oil around the inside of the engine on the starter.

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Faith the Dodge really is a miracle worker however, as after a good prime and turning over on the starter on and off to get some oil moving, the ignition was turned on and the in-line 6 burst into life once again. I did however promise Faith some new fuel and a ride out next year!! Perhaps if we are really lucky, there may be the odd event happening later in the season.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tkBawuIUAhQ
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I'm glad to see your Dodge is ready to go when needed. Looking forward to next year, Hopefully you will be able to make it to some events,always look forward to your posts.
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Thanks.

Each of my vehicles have their own websites with a common event gallery, so all the latest news and reports gets uploaded there first - https://www.sacarr.co.uk/mymvs/mymvs.htm
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Thanks Steve, I'll check it out.
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Back in September, we had a Jeep trip out to Hett village, where we'd spotted a Nissen hut being used as the village hall. We found it as a result of a casual house hunt and spotted the hut while checking the surrounding area on Google Earth. The house hunt wasn't a serious search for a new property, as Lynne really just wanted a kitchen with a little more space. We just wondered what was out there. It turned out that nothing was suitble and we ended up putting a deposit on a new kitchen for our current house. On the last day of October, we actually found a suitable house in a Durham village, much to our surprise. We had an insane list of requirements. In early November, just before the second UK covid lockdown, we managed a viewing and placed an offer the same day. It was accepted. Needless to say, we cancelled the kitchen makeover!

Our solicitor just informed us that our move date would be February 24th! So what does this all mean for the vehicle fleet?

Well, the new house has a large double garage. I'm planning to raise one door lintel by three courses of bricks which should allow the Dodge through the opening, plus both Jeeps and the Jeep trailer all together under one roof. This will save me money on the current Dodge storage and make looking after it more practical. There should also be room for shelving for all the camping and 1940's gear. I plan to build a trailerport on the side of the garage to keep the aircraft/flatbed trailer under cover. The trailer used to live in the garage until I got the second Jeep in 2012 and has lived on the drive since then.

The two Jeeps and Roset trailer will be among the first belongings to move, as this will leave the current garage empty. This will make it easier to strip the current workshop units and benches and carry them through the old garage to load them into the trailer for moving. I'm planning on sticking my action cameras to "Jessie" for the trip over, to catch a few pictures of the journey for my website. My first Jeep rides of 2021 are just a week away and hopefully the Dodge won't be far behind. The move will be its first trip since September 2019!
Steve Carr

Dodge WC51 'Flying Control' truck - 'Follow Me' Jeep - '43 Ford GPW
Roset Trailer -- B-17G Fortress BO-1 #42-31035
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Location: Washington, UK

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Our house purchase did complete on February 24th, so my first drive to the house was in the Jeep!

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On Thursday 25th, the GPW was driven to the new house.

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Now we're here, both garage doors are quite low, only just tall enough for the Jeep with the roof up. They won't fit the Jeep with the Follow Me light box on the top of the bows. So we are now thinking we may modify both garage doors, raising them both and possibly widening them too. The Dodge isn't here yet, but I'd expect to bring it over in the next couple of weeks. This will be its first trip in almost a year and a half.
Steve Carr

Dodge WC51 'Flying Control' truck - 'Follow Me' Jeep - '43 Ford GPW
Roset Trailer -- B-17G Fortress BO-1 #42-31035