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    Wanted Crossley parts

    Welcome Simon! I am sure you will find help here and pictures are always appreciated! Good luck with it. Iain
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    Wanted Crossley parts

    Hi An introduction may help, and where in the world you are. cheers Iain
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    Nothing wrong with Wheeler Dealers especially with Edd China, sadly changed and went downhill with the move to USA. Evans waterless coolant, thought of using it myself but have looked into it and there are some reported negatives and varied opinions. Most worrying is that it is flammable and banned for use in racing. Not sure if this is true though. Would also love to hear from anyone with experience of it. Iain
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    Fv434 parts wanted, who to go to?

    On Milweb under parts and accessories , Arthur Barraclough, breaking 432 and 434!
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    RAF Airfield Follow Me Vehicles in WW2 ?

    Most if not all operational airfields in my time had a VASF ( visiting aircraft servicing flight) and with the large number and grouping of airfields during the war many aircraft diverted for a multitude of reasons. I see good reason to have a facility and possibly a dedicated team to quickly guide visiting aircraft unfamiliar with the base. Just a thought! Iain
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    LGV mot ??

    I wrote to DFT who passed my enquiry to DVSA and have received a reply from a technical officer as follows; Good afternoon, "These vehicles do require an MOT if they are to be used on the highway. You will need to submit a VTG1 first test application so that we can create the technical record. We are aware that some information may no longer be available like the type approval requirements. We do have information on some of these vehicles or similar that we can cross reference. Once the tech record has been created you will get a notification that the vehicle can now be tested. Once you have received that you will then be able to book it in to a ATF close to you. They will be tested to age related requirements. You can use the inspection manual for compliance of the vehicle you have. https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/hgv-inspection-manual Regards Philip Harrison Heavy Vehicle Technical Officer. Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency | Ellipse, Padley Road, Swansea, SA1 8AN Phone: 01792454206, Fax 01792 45438" That's it in a nutshell so that is what I shall do, not just now as I am busy with other things but in a couple of months. I'll let you know how it goes..... Cheers Iain
  7. Has anyone any experience with the new MOT regs for post 1960 LGVs? The Milly is due taxing and on checking the V112G it is no longer relevant to any exemption on there, no surprise.. I checked on the latest MOT requirements and plating is a prerequisite also I could not see any reference to testing historic vehicles. I called DVLA and they mentioned the rolling 30 exemption for LGVs, on further questioning this was forgotten. In the end they had no idea what to do. What a load of ....... Anyone with any insight, I'm confused and fed up with the whole process. Beer required! Cheers Iain
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    LGV mot ??

    Thanks Mike In time I am sure things will settle down and we will all know where we stand and what to do, including testers. This should have been an easy and unambiguous process from the start but I'll get onto DfT and push for answers. Might as well be hopefull.... Cheers Iain
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    LGV mot ??

    Thanks Mike, I hear what you say and suppose it's really a question for DfT. I was hoping to hear from someone who had done this for a similar vehicle. The MVT may be able to help with this but I'll check with DfT first. I am not convinced yet that I do need an MOT as the discussion documents leading up to the changes mentioned targeting vehicles "used commercially". This is question for the DfT. If I do need to test the Milly that would be fine with me as long as it is sympathetic to the age and use and does not include plating. I have had a look at the latest testing guidelines and there is no accommodation for historic vehicles that I can find. Cheers Iain
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    LGV mot ??

    No, I hadn't thought but I'll get in touch with them and the MVT. Surely I'm not the only one in this pickle? cheers Iain
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    LGV mot ??

    Hi Nick, My mistake it was DVSA (the national helpline number given for the Aberdeen testing station) that I contacted and in the end they did not know what to do! As said the end of exemption was meant to be for vehicles used commercially not historic vehicles, but there is no provision anywhere and to go through plating and testing to commercial standards is a no go making these vehicles worthless. Iain
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    LGV mot ??

    The testing of previously exempt LGVs was for vehicles used commercially, or so I have read, but there is no provision on the form V112G for vehicles like mine. The testing guidelines do not have any provision for historic vehicles and a prerequisite to testing is a plating cert! Where does that leave me, DVLA have no idea..... Confused and p*%$d off! Cheers Iain
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    Tank mounted guns ????

    Try on here, www.milweb.net See under "Deactivated weapons" and "Replica & Blank firing". There has been some discussion on this forum in the past on the merits of various replicas. Cheers Iain
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    LGV mot ??

    I was led to believe that removal of exemptions was for vehicles "used commercially" not for private or historic. The appropriate licence is not a problem, but the testing guidelines certainly are! Many thanks Iain
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    HMS Van Dyke

    Hi I hope this is the right place for this question. My father was in the navy during WW2 and was sunk in HMS Van Dyke off Norway. His recollection was that the ship was crewed by volunteers and used as a decoy when the RN evacuated Norway. I have not seen any mention of this anywhere, does anyone have any information on the sinking of the Van Dyke and what it was doing there? Many thanks
  16. Armageddon also fits well and I think is more British :-) Good luck with the project!
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    Have we dropped the need for introductions before posting? I may be missing something but I think the forum is loosing something without the apparent little bit of vetting of members. As I said I may be missing something.... Iain
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    I thought there was a gentle request to post an introduction before other posts could be lodged. I have seen similar on other forums to screen out the opportunist scammers and spammers. It is nice to have an idea who folk are and where they come from. The administrators seem to be well on the ball as we don't seem to be easily targeted. With the ongoing controversy regarding social media sites and the misuse of personal data, it's good to know! Iain
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    Tank rides insurance

    When I ran a Tank Driving company Towergate were the only ones offering insurance. It was cover for driving various vehicles and not to give rides as you are planning. It was VERY expensive and helped towards the ultimate failure. It should be cheaper for you. Also try NFU, lots of farms diversifying etc. Good luck with it ! Iain
  20. I'm not a fan of hers, less so as time goes by but it is her job. Carwyn Jones will talk about Wales, Arleen Foster will talk about Northern Ireland. Theresa May is PM of the UK. I suppose the super mayors are the first incarnation of the much needed devolved rule in England. All meant to move some of the riches etc away from London. Lets not get anti Scottish, leave politics etc out! Back to the real subject. Again where will the old car market be in years to come. Never mind electric and hybrid, modern cars are not home mechanic friendly. Iain
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    Range Rover advice please

    I had a 4.6 for about 7 years and loved it. A couple of niggles. some electrical items such as wipers and Windows started to behave oddly, but after checking on the inter web I found advice to check all the earth bonding from engine to chassis etc. I went around cleaning connections and it cured it! Also had the suppension collapse after an exhaust leak melted a pipe above the rear suspension. Other than that it was pretty reliable. They can get expensive if the electronics start to give up.... Good luck with it. Iain
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    chieftain, is it multifuel.

    I am sure that "multi-fuel" was to accept Civgas or Avtur as alternatives where needed not as the norm. Certainly not 100ll or any other chemical. I know of M35s and the like needing new fuel pumps etc when white spirit, thinners and other gunk has been fed through, OK maybe for a couple of miles......:undecided: And as said, then there are the adjustments needed. Iain
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    chieftain, is it multifuel.

    At 1000lt to fill up I would seriously doubt it has been tried:nut:. I would stick to red diesel or stock up on fuel filters etc. But it is best surely to look after the engine and feed it with diesel. Iain
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    Recovery and Towing

    A very vivid demonstration of the deadly result of a recovery tow gone wrong. I can understand your wish to get the message over but I think fair warning is due to anyone that wishes to watch. Unless this is a very good mock up someone has died and the images are very graphic and could upset!!! Iain
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    Land Rover Paint