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  1. Link to a 1944 American Red Cross article that states these emergency blood supply and clubmobile vans were coachbuilt on Ford truck chassis https://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=1893&dat=19440308&id=hqwfAAAAIBAJ&sjid=nNYEAAAAIBAJ&pg=3165,3417776&hl=en
  2. Why get it MOT'd? Its Not a requirment anymore for an Historic vehicle to be MOT'd to register it,
  3. viewing is on Friday 14th June, sale is the next day Saturday 15th, .....the Diamond T 980 Wrecker has a longer wheelbase lengthened chassis
  4. Yes Richard, correct its a Series 1 86" Steering box bulkhead mount LH, see part 270065 below https://www.bits4landys.co.uk/series/one/bulkhead-brackets-1954.htm
  5. Speak to Cliff at Universal Jeep supplies He is Surrey/Hants area, sure He will know of a Radiator/Fuel Tank repairer
  6. The rear axle is the truck version of the model T Ford its a Ford TT worm drive 1 ton truck axle, gearbox looks like Dodge truck
  7. This same subject was previously discussed on here 2014, click on the link below
  8. One of the numerous REME recovery training aids that used to be all over the site, everything from Tanks submerged in the swamps to overturned trucks The step frame chassis points to it being an AA Radar trailer, click on link and scroll down for a pic of what it looked like.., alas its only scrap value now http://www.anti-aircraft.co.uk/radarNo3Mk2.html
  9. NT have also opened up the amazingly preserved Fan Bay Deep shelters where the Gun crews lived, they are a long walk along cliff path but worth a visit
  10. usually a railway system was used to move the ammunition around, lots of the old fortifications/emplacements,magazines have bits of track still visible set in the floor. Found this IWM painting of one of the 14" Dover guns showing the large shells on a narrow gauge railway alongside what looks like standard gauge track https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/11419
  11. The injection hot spot plate has become loose in the head, a fairly commom problem, it might have damaged the block face where its been moving about
  12. https://www.facebook.com/pointswest/videos/408770303232310/?eid=ARCM_1RK_oIWcE3V6fXwRqm2eEaQiqPSAJP_Sy_UMPKJBRtgx9iifml5_bzQ-_Xb0FxrCcM2UraF1SHI
  13. Yes the subject of OGEL is on the MVT Facebook page, following clarification from the Government, advise is that if the current OGEL exemption agreements are Not continued after march 29th then All ex- military vehicles regardless of age going abroad for Normandy etc. should accordingly have an OGEL , an Open General Export Licence, ...yet another document that may not ever be asked for, but you never know in the future when returning to the UK without one, ...as previously discussed on here, to register for an OGEL can be applied for online .
  14. Additional documents you MIGHT need to have to drive in the EU after March 29th Brexit https://insidedvla.blog.gov.uk/2019/02/19/driving-abroad-after-brexit-things-are-changing/?fbclid=IwAR2j8uj3U0_Dfp3uAimYRSrnAPinu0hhX22VrgZ8XZKmHzcpIGpZkE8So0Q
  15. Driving to Normandy, ..information from .Gov about new documents that May be required for driving abroad after a no deal Brexit https://insidedvla.blog.gov.uk/2019/02/19/driving-abroad-after-brexit-things-are-changing/?fbclid=IwAR2j8uj3U0_Dfp3uAimYRSrnAPinu0hhX22VrgZ8XZKmHzcpIGpZkE8So0Q
  16. these guys are good http://www.southerncarbs.co.uk/
  17. A very nice genuine looking Willys, registered in 1959 it could have been from one of the last batch of Jeeps released from British Army in '59
  18. "Show Plates" are sold on Ebay
  19. If the Bedford was rebuilt in 1953 depending on which level of rebuild was carried out it could mean overhauled/reconditioned body parts from other Bedfords were used for the rebuild, so any markings found under the paint may not neccesarily relate to your bedford
  20. Matadors were originally modified for the planned Invasion of Norway,... and as in the above post, Petrol engines were thought more suitable for the conditions
  21. Aircraft Weighbridge? 3 weighing pads for nose wheel and main undercarraige?........at Dunsfold airfield lots of Aircraft were assembled and developed there including the Harrier
  22. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Y-Type-Cast-Iron-Wheels-From-Early-Petrol-Lorry-Or-Steam-Engine/333045202507?hash=item4d8b0a7e4b:g:aQgAAOSwxrJcMfY-:rk:1:pf:0
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