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  1. Yes KRAZ there is one on the cover observers military vehicles post war a guy in Essex has got /had one and he likes a Hiab
  2. What would you like to be done with them when they are picked up
  3. Simple questions need a bit of help i changed the oil in my WC57 today might not sound outstanding but when you get a bit older even simple things become a challenge engine had been running on Morris golden film so no problem there but can anyone tell me best modern gearbox oil transfer box oil diffs ETC and also do i just pump grease into the front CVs joints serious got the buzz want to do more tomorrow thanks
  4. Hello Iain it gets a bit complicated but if you are interested i will try to explain there was a lot of interest especially from a collector of sirens in Toronto he tried many times to bid but they were always not allowed he contacted me and i spent over a week trying to sort it out with ebay and heard many reasons for the problem but in the end if you put "collection only"it turns out this is only available to UK buyers to sell abroad you have to put postage when you pay the basic postage to the ebay hub and then they take over and basically stick it up the purchaser this may well be okay if the item is small but with a large item its going to be a ridiculous amount basically they are not going to let it go to Canada even though the guy could arrange collection we both worked hard on it for over a week in the end i did really feel sorry for him MARK wiifire8 Toronto and me i am not very bright i can not do photos the siren was the same as the one at RAF Uxbridge Hillingdon house or the one at Aerospace museum filton you might still pull it up on the ebay No 274387286819 and i sold my MK 3 10 Years ago how time flys Charlie
  5. Tony you got 2 Dodges what was mounted on the o/s wing with 8 nuts and bolts and do you know what colour was factory Dodge under coat Charlie
  6. No longer available Just sold that siren an hour ago on evilbay £3300
  7. Brilliant love those Pathe films remind me of saturday morning pictures 6d not 6p sat through hours but cannot see my Dodge
  8. Its just a self declaration and forget your cover note /certificate they do not need it it will come up automatically
  9. No the taxation class will remain historic sorry will need to be taxed historic but will still be nil charge
  10. The DVLA says Quote you do not need to pay vehicle tax if your vehicle was built before 1 JAN 1980 .this does not apply to large vehicles
  11. Well i must be mistaken i recently registered a Dodge WC51 Historic with no MOT and also a previously MOTd 1978 SWB military Landrover historic with no MOT the Land rover had no MOT when i bought it and had no MOT when i sold it it was reclassified as tax and MOT exempt and there is a different cut off point between tax and MOT
  12. There was one like this north of Swindon on the Cirencester road
  13. In the back of my mind there is 2 cut off dates in the 40 year bit tax exemption and MOT exemption are different one goes by the year and one goes by the month something like that one takes the year one takes the financial year
  14. In the past i have had 5 dodges 4 ambulances and a weapons carrier French and Norwegian and have been all over this vehicle and there in nothing to indicate that it is F or N it has early bar treads and although it is not a WC58 it has the large radio in the back and the ceramic on the aerial is like a flying saucer original siren on N/S wing and something was mounted on O/S wing with 8 nuts and bolts no longer there was stuff coming out of Norway pre 1972 as said that lost 30 years intrigues me thanks
  15. I know its all been heard before but i am bored a bit fed up and its raining the dogs have never had so much exercise and we have not left our property in 3 months so i thought i would try to find a bit of history on my command car now i know you lot are very knowledgeable so can i ask a few questions did British forces use WC57s were they sold at places like Ruddington if not where would a US vehicle have been sold my Dodge was registered 20 /3 1973 so what did it do for 30 years it was supposedly a PATHE NEWS camera car and been involved in a couple of films the only sound information i have is it was purchased in 1982 from a garage in Christchuch Dorset the guy gave it a coat of olive brab and got on the ferry and spent 2 weeks driving around northern France on his honeymoon it came back and was stored until i bought it 4 years ago it has no Norwegian or French markings it just intrigues me its history before 1982 does anybody remember seeing it outside that garage in Christchurch in 1982 with £200 on the screen
  16. Thanks yes makes interesting reading i notice there is a gap between 1939 and 1948/49 and if there was any body still around who remembers my uncle
  17. Does any body remember TRANCO VALVES i was told as a youngster my uncle Victor Luker was a rear gunner on Lancasters and as the story goes after the war he met a lady in Farnborough who had something to do with Farnborough engineering they married and he ended up in a management position at the company what i also remember as decoking was common in those days was that relatives on occasions like birthdays would receive a set of valves for their relevant vehicle i also wonder what the company did during the war did they just make valves they must have been useful in a military application
  18. I used to shoot clay pigeon there in the eighties i was amazed at the great condition of the original buildings and signage do the Smith family of farmers still own it no mention of the owners there is also a good book about Rivenhall airfield i have a copy somewhere if i remember Marauders flew out of there will check when i find the book
  19. Adrian i know nothing its just that a dutch guy has a web site called M20 M21 FRAME AND ENGINE NUMBERS and it shows a guy called Larry Carlson in the USA owning that bike how old the site is i do not know maybe the bike gets about UK USA LITHUANIA his name seems to be Henk Joore HenkJooreahum@Quicknet/nl you might know the name see can you find it Charlie
  20. Nothing is fake and definitely not hidden KM20 owner Larry Carlson USA Delivery date 07 06 1939 KM20 2757 ENGINE No KM20 Destination civilian London nothing shouts out to me about that being fake hidden or plural Charlie
  21. I know an antique dealer who uses a fresh cow pat stirs it in a bucket with a drop of water swears by it for rapidly ageing metal
  22. Never mind the Q 4 did you see the Abbot and the 432? in the scrap yard
  23. I Remember seeing sherpas with what the yanks call stakeback bodies at an open day at a Wethersfield they had german shepherds in the back and it must have been about 1987/88.At the time i had a taxi at Witham in Essex and often picked up US military from Witham station i remember one day a guy was drinking from one of those wine sacks around his neck no problem always well behaved
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