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  1. Annual MV day at the famous Brooklands Museum, Surrey, near to J10 M25/A3, ......a popular event 150+ entries last year https://www.brooklandsmuseum.com/ Print off a Vehicle entry form, below, its free to enter + 2 free adult passes per vehicle https://www.brooklandsmuseum.com/application/files/5815/3840/3008/MV_Day_2018_vehicles_invitation_Entry.pdf
  2. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-england-dorset-45784384/divers-explore-studland-bay-s-sunken-d-day-tanks
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    OGEL again

    doubt if the ANPR cameras are programmed to read the older style pre 1974 non reflective white on black number plates, the LEZ and Congestion charge zone ANPR cameras in London can't read them
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    OGEL again

    taking the MV on holiday is a temporary export, the OGEL is required, it is a UK requirement, Not required for travel to France, Belgium & Germany for MV's Over 50 years old.....although no one has ever been asked to show one, ...But after Brexit???
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    OGEL again

    Only Historic Military vehicles over 50 years old are exempt from an OGEL visiting France so a 1986 MJ Will Need an Open General export licence, a UK requirment, apply online, ...French truck laws are different to UK if the MJ is a cargo truck body could mean it probably if not already fitted will need a working tachograph and required to use it to drive in France ...if its over 7.5 tons gvw it cannot travel on roads at week ends too, ...a Lot to check up on, and get everything correct especially after next years March Brexit, .. https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/open-general-export-licences-ogels
  6. Annual Military vehicle day at the famous Brooklands Museum, Surrey. near to J10 M25/A3 ....the event is always well supported 150+ entries last year https://www.brooklandsmuseum.com/ Print off a vehicle entry Form below, its free to enter + 2 free adult passes per vehicle https://www.brooklandsmuseum.com/application/files/5815/3840/3008/MV_Day_2018_vehicles_invitation_Entry.p
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    Steve McQueen's 1945 Willys Jeep MB

    pics show original dash plate as July 1945 date of delivery.... anyone else noticed the Free Wheel hubs on the Rear axle too ! it would be to disconnect all the transmission when towing the Jeep on an A Frame
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    2 Jeeps at Brightwells

    Are we talking about the same Jeep? ...the one currently for sale at Arun Cars, imported from the Phillipines, and entered into the forthcoming auction,... DVLA search shows YWG 536 was first registered in July 2016 as a.. "1942 Willys Jeep MB," ..according to Arun cars it was apparently imported in February 2016 Already modified with the toyota engine and other mods etc, when I viewed it at Goodwwood in September on the Arun Cars stand all the modifications were obviously done a long time ago in the Phillipines and the Jeep imported complete as in the current state .Apparently the MVT verification letter states the Jeep as 1945, does it actually relate to this Jeep??
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    Steel trailer mudguards wanted

    Here are new steel mudguards for 20" double wheels, cut them down for singles? https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/CLASSIC-VINTAGE-LORRY-STEEL-MUDGUARDS-ALL-SIZES-BEDFORD-Leyland-ford-Transit/183460359562?hash=item2ab716ed8a:g:xvUAAOSwKtlWl~q6
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    2 Jeeps at Brightwells

    It was questioned back in April when this Jeep sold for £9000+ commision... its DVLA registered as 1942
  11. Annual Scammell Register road run this Sunday 7th October, Scammells plus other large Historic commercials, starts 10am from the South of England showground, Ardingly, W. Sussex, stopping midway at the Bluebell railway, Horsted Keynes station then continuing around Sussex, and back to Ardingly showground
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    2 Jeeps at Brightwells

    What a right old cobble up of bits, Phillipinos are well know for rebuilding whatever is to hand, as well as the Toyota engine it has later gearbox, car pendant type pedals, Willys CJ3B Tag on the dash with CJ serial number, how was this verified by the MVT DVLA registered.as 1942?? ...the body is a very cobbled post war CJ, no rear locker boxes, ribbed front floor, lots of filler and weld repairs, made up dash panel, and fuel tank, I saw it up for sale recently at Goodwood for £16K !!
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    Scammell Register road run 7th October

    That was an unplanned foliage tour...I was looking at that constructor at a show last week end, its all been very well repaired, no evidence of its previous mishap
  14. DVLA search 1980 Scammell LPA 491W is currently taxed
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    Austin K9 Radio Box Body

    And another K9 radio body....very optomistic price https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/austin-k9-truck-signals-radio-body/282503077459?_trkparms=aid%3D222007%26algo%3DSIM.MBE%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D20170920101022%26meid%3D541c2cf38af34ec4a4e1a5a7c259125a%26pid%3D100010%26rk%3D5%26rkt%3D12%26sd%3D332811897097%26itm%3D282503077459&_trksid=p2047675.c100010.m2109
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    Matching numbers

    If your Jeep is ex Norweigan Army it and other european Armies it most likely would have been supplied by the Americans after ww2 under the Marshall plan, The reg number M5473422 and red crosses seem most likely to have been copied from this picture for display by the museum
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    Power steering

    That Diamond T has changed hands, now owned by a well known collector of heavy haulage vehicles and Diamond T expert
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    Clutch overhauls

    Clutch specialists "Clutchfix" http://clutch-fix.co.uk/
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    Is this a Coventry Climax FSM trailer pump?

    Coventry Climax trailer fire pump http://www.studio434.co.uk/my-product/coventry-climax-fsm-series-2-fire-trailer-1938/
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    The OGEL, Open general export licence, has been discussed on here and the Facebook MVT page, it is not required for ex military vehicles over 50 years old to enter Germany, Belgium and France for up to 3 months, so looks like It Is required for Holland .... .But so far no one has ever been asked to show one to Customs on trips abroad.....but..... after Brexit things may be different, ...!just announced today that after march Brexit UK driving licences may not be valid abroad,, may need an international driving permit, ..wonder what else will evolve
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    MJ MOT requirements

    An MJ/MK is Not MOT test exempt anymore, changes came in a couple of months ago, some vehicle owners are still not aware of the changes untill they try to re tax their truck. This has put a lot of preserved vehicles off the road Form 112G the MOT Exemption form has been ammended and most of the categories that previously could claim test exemption under have been removed, DVSA realised there were too many loopholes being exploited of commercially run trucks claiming test exemption...only pre 1960 commercials over 3.5ton used unladen are exempt from Test. ..post 1960 Breakdown vehicles, mobile cranes now have to be tested The new VHI, Vehicles of historic interest, 40 year old, pre 1978, vehicle mot test exemption category Only applies to vehicles up to 3.5 ton if the V5C reg document states the revenue weight as over 3.5ton /3500kgs then vehicle now needs testing before it can be re taxed
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    Dodge wc rolling the side of the tilt up.

    There should be a length of leather belt with holes in on each canopy upright post to secure the buckle on the rolled up canopy side
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    Magneto servicing

    Magnetos can be very troublesome, my Brother has had several Lucas mags rebuilt/rewound by "Specialists" for His Bullnose Morrises one was an NOS mag and all failed after a short time, mind you they were Lucas mags, a Sims mag will no doubt be better made. He has now made a coil ignition conversion that still retains the magneto as a distributor to keep the original appearance and uses an external conventional 12v ignition coil, since then has had no more problems
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    LWT in a field.

    Been stood a long time...DVLA check, last MOT'd in 2007 !
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    Austin K9 Wireless House Body