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  2. It seems to me that a CES is called for. Surely Clive has one?! It certainly looks as if everything could be original, but what's the chances it's all complete? Good luck and thanks for keeping us all enthralled. Steve.
  3. charlie1944

    WANTED Matchless G3L

    Yep,that’s what I was gonna check them against. ill drop him a reminder as not heard back yet
  4. Minesweeper

    WW1 Thornycroft restoration

    We are going to be in trouble here for going off topic - but very briefly, it did not have a stripe and was painted the standard "black and green" cam pattern when I bought it. It spent most of its service life with 16 Sqn Wildenrath as a "Tracker Radar Towing Rapier Rover" - Service No. 73KB70 Tony
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  6. BobsYourUncle

    Royal Enfield ......Rare find

    Ron - I've followed the whole restoration process with much interest. The finished bike looks great! I've actually learnt a lot about properly restoring a bike from your posts and pictures - so thanks for taking the time to share everything. Hope your back is finally better!
  7. Ron

    Royal Enfield ......Rare find

    Finally the saddle has returned after being recovered with the material I supplied. I'm pleased with the result. Ron
  8. Diana and Jackie

    How do you camo up your tank

    It would have cost as much to de-bling it as put it back to the way it should have been - a message to blingers there 🙂 Also known as turning something into scrap!
  9. montie

    Saracen Build-up

    Saracen on its way Saturday to its last resting place at the Gondar MOTH's Shellhole. More pics and videos to follow.
  10. Some help with the following would be gratefully received in filling out the paperwork for first registration of a 1944 vehicle..! It is and always has been a UK vehicle ..do I fill in UK in the box for country of purchase....do I still need a NOVA number..? When completing the V355/5 form it asks about when to start road tax. Do I have to have it taxed straight away as I will not be using it on the road for a while? Do I have to have an MOT ? Any help appreciated.
  11. MatchFuzee

    part one

    Below are the relevant parts of the legislation regarding speedos and dipping headlights but should really read the whole of each piece of legislation before deciding if your Tug would be road legal. Speedo regs:- Speedometers 35.—(1) Save as provided in paragraphs (2) and (3), every motor vehicle shall be fitted with a speedometer which, if the vehicle is first used on or after 1st April 1984, shall be capable of indicating speed in both miles per hour and kilometres per hour, either simultaneously or, by the operation of a switch, separately. (2) Paragraph (1) does not apply to— (a)a vehicle having a maximum speed not exceeding 25 mph; (b)a vehicle which it is at all times unlawful to drive at more than 25 mph; (c)an agricultural motor vehicle which is not driven at more than 20 mph; (d)a motor cycle first used before 1st April 1984 the engine of which has a cylinder capacity not exceeding 100 cc; (e)an invalid carriage first used before 1st April 1984; (f)a works truck first used before 1st April 1984; (g)a vehicle first used before 1st October 1937; or (h)a vehicle equipped with recording equipment marked with a marking designated as an approval mark by regulation 5 of the Approval Marks Regulations and shown at item 3 in Schedule 4 to those Regulations (whether or not the vehicle is required to be equipped with that equipment) and which, as regards the visual indications given by that equipment of the speed of the vehicle, complies with the requirements relating to the said indications and installations specified in the Community Recording Equipment Regulation. (3) Instead of complying with paragraph (1) a vehicle may comply with Community Directive 75/443 or with ECE Regulation 39. Copied from - http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/1986/1078/regulation/35/made Lighting regs:- Dipped-beam headlampSchedule 4: Part I Exceptions:- A vehicle having a maximum speed not exceeding 15 mph; A vehicle first used before 1st April 1986 being an agricultural vehicle or a works truck; A vehicle first used before 1st January 1931. Copied from - http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/1989/1796/made
  12. Grasshopper

    How do you camo up your tank

    Whatever did become of that Ferret (aside being put up for sale at silly prices on multiple occasions)?
  13. Grasshopper

    Antar towing a rocket???

    Having watched the Honest John video, it seems a lot of work to fire 1 missile! I count 3 specialist trucks (albeit based on common mechanical components), a specialist trailer and then M151 and M35 vehicles for command/control and troop transport. Can't help thinking a medievil catapult and a dustbin full of flaming grease may have been easier...
  14. Zuffen

    1911 Dennis Fire Engine 3035

    Andy, If you have an iPhone use it to give you the angles. They are as good as a decent spirit level.
  15. .303fan

    WW1 Thornycroft restoration

    My wife has a 1983 109 ex raf too, defender style rear lights and served all it's life at RAF Newton as a airport run around. How did your yellow stripe look? There is some variation on that.
  16. andypugh

    1911 Dennis Fire Engine 3035

    I don't have one of those angle blocks (how embarassing) but might be able to sort something out at the weekend. Looking on Google, LP83989 seems to have a few degrees of flare: https://goo.gl/images/fRX49c But FA1075 (One of Asciidv's ) seems to have completely flat wings: https://goo.gl/images/1oKCos Barry can probably do a statistical analysis, he has an infinite number of N-types (for statistical purposes)
  17. Minesweeper

    WW1 Thornycroft restoration

    Stupidity! Not 1963 - should have said 1983! Tony
  18. can you get hold of any michelin XZL's in 255/100/R16? Thats what I have on my 101, and I know some Aussie Ferret owners have fitted them too as a replacement for the trackgrips
  19. john1950

    Help Required with a Bed!...

    I can do Northumberland to Linconshire, I do get to Livingstone sometimes. I could probably get it to a friends near Kettering. If passy the parcel is any good.
  20. Norbo

    How do you camo up your tank

    It could LOL and led lights down the side .
  21. mammoth

    1911 Dennis Fire Engine 3035

    Andy, looking at the radiator resto photos reminded me that I need to restore my wings back to the original 'flare angle' as they are bent and look quite manic at the moment. Can you put one of those electronic angle blocks on top of the wings and across the chassis.
  22. earlymb

    How do you camo up your tank

    That depends... it could have spinner hubcaps 🤣
  23. Another excellent show. My thanks to everyone who attended, displayed and brought along an interesting array of vehicles. Good stuff! Thanks to Peter Hibbs for the www.pillbox.org.uk pictures and bringing a full size Type 24 Mock Pillbox
  24. Norbo

    How do you camo up your tank

    Dont think a black tank with camo is called bling .
  25. Diana and Jackie

    How do you camo up your tank

    We've had the bling Ferret, and look what happened to that! Is this the bling CVRT? Diana
  26. Pete Ashby

    Dodge D15T

    Left and right fuel tanks and bracketry have been removed along with the chequer plate tank shields a feature of the water tank version of the D15 done to prevent damage to the fuel tanks by the operating crew when filling the water tank. Both tanks seem to be externaly in good condition and both hold a small amount of very smelly old fuel so there is a possibility they made be usable after draining and steam cleaning the issue may be with corroded pick pipes but all that’s for another day. The two half of the cab (as described in a previous post) have now been separated and will be lifted off the frame and stored awaiting their turn for repair and then media cleaning. During the work to remove the cab bolts it was necessary to remove the rifle butts from the rear corners of the cab floor I assumed that they would be like similar Canadian and British fittings routed out of a solid piece of wood however once the dirt was removed it turns out they are open ended the bottom is closed off with a form of thick rubberized canvas? or perhaps rubberized asbestos? . They appear to be original and never to have been removed the bases are the same rubberized material that formed the draft seal on the pedals and steering tube. Small detail but not come across this type of rifle butt holder before,........ has anyone else seen something similar? Pete
  27. The handle with the small star wheels is an abrasive wheel (Grinder) dresser. It is held against the grinding wheel whilst the wheel is rotating and the grit in the wheel is dislodged so that new grit is exposed.
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