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Nick Johns

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  1. On Ebay now is another recent US import Very original 1945 MB Jeep, Same date of delivery 4-3-45 and Only 148 apart on chassis number 431882, so both Jeeps were built and passed inspection on the Same Day!!...amazing !! https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Willys-MB-Jeep/333524412257?_trkparms=aid%3D111001%26algo%3DREC.SEED%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D225113%26meid%3D92192946e41f4c72a350b588c9046115%26pid%3D100675%26rk%3D1%26rkt%3D15%26mehot%3Dnone%26sd%3D333524412257%26itm%3D333524412257%26pmt%3D0%26noa%3D1%26pg%3D2380057&_trksid=p2380057.c100675.m4236&_trkparms=pageci%3Adc8b4685-56f6-11ea-9b90-74dbd180a7b4|parentrq%3A76e8105d1700aad7249dea04fffafffe|iid%3A1
  2. The modern version brake return spring pliers https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/CT4398-220mm-Long-Brake-Drum-Return-Spring-Pliers/123323964439?epid=2156927503&hash=item1cb6ae5c17:g:KgoAAOSwQq1be7XH
  3. LDV World sells parts on Ebay https://www.facebook.com/pages/category/Automotive-Repair-Shop/LDV-World-310472356486225/
  4. HCVS statement, read the first paragraph from DVSA letter, ...Pre 1960 over 3.5 ton Lorries & Trailers used unladen are still exempt from test http://www.hcvs.co.uk/MOT 40 year Press Release for website.pdf
  5. From Richards link above, the unusual Walter 4x4 transmission, using a gearbox transaxle unit, and locking differentials..at least 50 years before Audi perfected the same idea for the Quattro
  6. I see on E. Hants planning there is a new application from your neighbours, the garden centre site, to turn a field into a caravan & motorhome storage facility, so more expansion of that site with a field full of white caravans
  7. I expanded the photo and as Richard observed the truck only has a beam front axle
  8. Usual vague government regs below, but scroll to the bottom and Heavy motor car or locomotive, heavy tractor used before 1938 need only be braked on half its number of wheels, http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/1986/1078/schedule/3/made
  9. looks like its a reproduction seat, or somone has repaired it with some neatly made up panels
  10. Rare item for restoration https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/WW-2-LODORMOBILE-FORKLIFT-EX-RAF/274214826765?hash=item3fd87a330d:g:RiAAAOSwOFZeJMWD
  11. The famous surviving D Day diesel locomotive, "Overlord", is preserved at the Chatham Dockyard museum
  12. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BEDFORD-QL-BREAKDOWN-RECOVERY/312942762851?hash=item48dcd79b63:g:eA0AAOSw55peG6Bh
  13. Also as its 1967 over 3.5 ton will need an HGV licence to drive it, the exemptions Still remains at Pre 1960 Large commercials
  14. Complete Myth...along with all the other myths of someone buying a truck and found a load of bikes in the back, and the old tale of Jeeps in packing cases sold cheap....it Never Happened ! ...nearly always told by somone who had Never been to a Military disposal auction
  15. All types of Jeep steering wheels are similar diameter
  16. Simple answer, the Crossley is Not 1938, a dvla check shows the Crossley was first registered in 1976, back then the Historic exempt from mot category was Pre 1939, so every old imported/re registered vehicle was Declared as such, dvla never asked for any year verification proof just accepted what was declared on the application, ...there are lots of ww2 post '39 vehicles about with spurious year of manufacture on the V5 reg. document
  17. Yes, there was a post on here some years back about an original Petrol engined Matador someone had just aquired. A batch of petrol engined matadors were apparently built as a special order for the Military for the proposed invasion of Norway as it thought they would be better coping with the sub zero weather and problems of diesel fuel freezing. The invasion never happened.nearly all the petrol ones would probably been converted to diesel after the war
  18. Great to see the Atlantic wall in 3D, ..I was there last year, its well hidden in the trees so not very easy to find, its on an MOD training ground but is open to the public, the huge concrete replica of a section of the Normandy Atlantic Wall was built by Canadian engineers in 1943 on Hankley common, Surrey to experiment what type of explosive charges were needed to breach the wall. Hankley Common was a top secret training area during ww2, also used to test a lot of Percy Hobarts "funnies"
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