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  1. For info, "equilibrator" is apparently a valid British term too. The FV433 Abbot has air over hydraulic equilibrator rams. Andy
  2. andym

    Who can verify a vehicle?

    Would you care to define "not having a lot of luck with the MVT "? Are you a member? Andy
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    Various parts

    You really expect him to take the time to saw them in half? 🙂 Andy
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    Fv434 parts wanted, who to go to?

    Your best bet is just to ask on here, Si. Andy
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    Army / SAS Range Rover's

    I thought we were talking about 08 GF 04? I was, anyway! 🙂 Andy
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    Army / SAS Range Rover's

    Unsurprisingly it doesn't appear in the Merlin records! Andy
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    CONQUEROR ARV, METEOR M120, UPDATE

    Don't panic about the USB lead, eBay is overrun with them! Andy
  8. Google "theatre maroons" Andy
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    New toys, research advice required

    Merlin says date in service 01/01/1955, cast 26/09/93. Andy
  10. +1 for Cobbaton and Slapton. Andy
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    H test pointers

    Hurrah - welcome to the club! Andy
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    Hurricane, movie

    Quite ... 😞 Andy
  13. Has anyone else seen this? https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/e10-petrol-consumer-protection-and-fuel-pump-labelling From the FBHVC: "Dear Enthusiast, The Department of Transport has issued a consultation document on the subject of introducing higher levels of ethanol in petrol. Many older vehicles are likely to suffer damage and possibly dangerous fuel leaks if the E10 grade of petrol is used without modification to their fuel systems. For the purposes of this consultation the Government is focussing on vehicles more than 25 years old. Whilst wishing to introduce the higher ethanol level E10 grade of fuel, the Government are guaranteeing a 'protection grade' of petrol at the E5 grade that is equivalent to the currently available 95 RON petrol. However this guarantee will only last until 2020 when further consultation will take place. It is likely that on the introduction of E10 at the 95 RON level, the currently available 'Super' grades with an octane level of 97 RON or higher, will cease to be available. The Federation has designed a survey on petrol useage in older vehicles which will provide valuable evidence in the consultation response. Please complete the survey and help the Federation preserve our right to use 'Yesterday's Vehicles on Tomorrow's Roads'. The survey can be accessed by clicking this link. Ethanol Survey. If you wish to read the consultation document it can be found by following this link Department for Transport consultation. Please encourage your friends and fellow enthusiasts to complete the survey, just forward this email and they will be able to follow the survey link. The survey will close on 31 August 2018 in order to collate the results for the Federation's response to the consultation. A copy of the response will be made available on the Federation's website. Thank you for supporting the Federation of British Historic Vehicle Clubs and helping to keep historic vehicles on the road. Paul Chasney Director - Research" The survey is here: https://paulc1.typeform.com/to/Bt7HKS Andy
  14. Early Mk.2s (and possibly Mk.1s?) have bolted windows, later Mk.2s didn't. All should have had swim boards, the degree to which they've been removed depends on who did the removing when it was decided that Stollies no longer needed to swim. Andy
  15. The original starter on the K60 engine in the FV430s had an thermal cutout but it was removed later for exactly the reasons John describes. I wonder if the same applies to the B series starters? Andy
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