de Rodage / Running in card
Engines for the M201 were mainly rebuilt
by ERGM at either La
Clermont Ferrand. Most of the La
production went straight into the jeeps being rebuilt there but the Clermont
Ferrand works produced rebuilt engines mounted in a frame which could be
shipped out to army repair shops in France or abroad. When the engine
rebuilding programme was finally stopped a large number of factory
rebuilt engines on frames were released for sale at auction by Domaines.
Interestingly, knackered engines that had been returned to Clermont Ferrand
and were awaiting their rebuild were also sold off complete with the frames
they had been returned on.
rebuilt engine was tested / run in whilst mounted in its frame and a report
completed on a fiche de rodage which was then attached to the unit. The
examples below were given to me by Philip Thomas.