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  1. Grasshopper

    H license

    Given that some people passed their Cat H test on private land, I'd have though that the vehicle type is not an issue.
  2. I spy early type rubber tyred rear idlers... I hope they hold up as theyre not as easy to replace as road wheels!
  3. Grasshopper

    CVRT Generator problem

    That lamp is something to do with the split charge system (radio batteries). It's an odd lamp too if you ever need to replace it.
  4. Grasshopper

    (Ferret) fuel tank woes

    I've had POR15 in my MUTT for 11 years now. I can see in the tank and the covering still appears fine. Having done the same in a Ferret tank, the best way I found to coat the tank was to roll it around a field for a while! Also had some stands set up to drain the excess afterwards.
  5. Grasshopper

    is this a prime mover

    We do manufacture power transformers of all sizes in the UK. We also export them - its a global market.
  6. Grasshopper

    is this a prime mover

    I believe that one or some of the Trojan chassis were originally Alvis Unipower prototypes (formerly Scammell) http://tractors.wikia.com/wiki/Alvis-Unipower
  7. Grasshopper

    (Ferret) fuel tank woes

    I found rolling the tank around a field for 20 minutes seemed to give it a good coating. Did the same for the degreasing prior to coating - good exercise! Our tank was so bad it had to have the back side cut out to have the interior shot blasted.
  8. Grasshopper

    Stolly without a brolly (or anything else to protect it)

    There are stollys about in the UK which have had disconnects fitted, but what and how I have no idea!
  9. Grasshopper

    Head Gasket K9

    I wouldn't have thought you'd need a hoist to get the head off. I use to work on vintage busses (and the odd vintage truck) and never needed a hoist to get a head off. Lift the head up a bit at one end and pack it out with card or timber, repeat at the other end and so forth until it is high enough to lift off. May be a 2 person job.
  10. Grasshopper

    WW1 Thornycroft restoration

    My MUTT had POR15 added in the fuel tank when restored some 12-13 years ago, and it's still lovely and clean and leak free. A good product (I have no link to the manufacturer nor am I affiliated with any distributors of said product). I've since used it in a Ferret fuel tank and would not hesitate to use it again.
  11. Grasshopper

    Question AEC Militant MKI

    From experience, ball joints go with an alarming bang! I worked on a lot of AEC busses and we had a big wind-on ball joint splitter for those.
  12. Grasshopper

    War & Peace Revival - 2018

    I read somewhere that at it's peak W&P had somewhere near 4000 vehicles exhibited.
  13. Grasshopper

    Scorpion V5C

    Bob, PM sent.
  14. Grasshopper


    Someone got a bargain there.
  15. Grasshopper

    CVRT break downs

    Had an engine expire due to low oil pressure, but on that occasion we took the precaution of having it followed with a recovery truck due to it being a first proper road run. Then discovered the low oil warning lamp had been removed from the vehicle dash... Also had a coolant hose split, fortunately not far from a show site. Cooled down, repaired filled and bled up the system. Also had brake pad, handbrake, brake cylinder, coil and road wheel issues but on show sites. Also had an HT lead ceramic end crack.