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Nick Johns

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  1. MB/GPW Jeeps are one size fits all, as you say apart from cutting a notch into the wheelbox to move the seat back there is no other way to improve driving position, I have owned Jeeps that the driving position was different it was because the backrest of the seat was bent back a bit that gave bit more room, perhaps try some spacer washers under the two front mounts that would tilt the seat back a bit, thin backrest padding too. The later CJ Jeeps had a notch pressed into the dashboard to raise the angle of the steering column
  2. Capel MV show This week-end 6/7th July... 5 tanks, + 350 military vehicles entered plus Helicopters inc RAF Chinook/Puma https://www.facebook.com/CapelMilitaryShow/
  3. https://www.capel-military-vehicle-show.com/ https://www.facebook.com/CapelMilitaryShow/
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    https://www.capel-military-vehicle-show.com/ https://www.facebook.com/CapelMilitaryShow/
  5. A friend of ours bought the Diamond T wrecker, the Rolls diesel engine runs well, it will be out at local shows soon
  6. The unusual open lattice chassis would suggest it to be a 1913-19 Austin 2/3ton twin prop chassis/axles/wheels http://www.austinmemories.com/styled-52/styled-54/index.html
  7. £5 is the starting bid for the online auction which runs with the live site auction
  8. Lot 518 is an original condition ww2 airborne hand cart, see pic in link below https://www.bidspotter.co.uk/en-gb/auction-catalogues/thimbleby-and-shorland/catalogue-id-ibts10204/lot-3cc519f1-1586-4d92-a345-aa610108b1b9
  9. Dodge sunk on a Normandy beach this week,
  10. The MVT organise one campsite and tours/parades over the D Day week June 6th, this week, all full
  11. 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
  12. Why get it MOT'd? Its Not a requirment anymore for an Historic vehicle to be MOT'd to register it,
  13. viewing is on Friday 14th June, sale is the next day Saturday 15th, .....the Diamond T 980 Wrecker has a longer wheelbase lengthened chassis
  14. 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
  15. Speak to Cliff at Universal Jeep supplies He is Surrey/Hants area, sure He will know of a Radiator/Fuel Tank repairer
  16. 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
  17. This same subject was previously discussed on here 2014, click on the link below
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. 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
  21. 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
  22. https://www.facebook.com/pointswest/videos/408770303232310/?eid=ARCM_1RK_oIWcE3V6fXwRqm2eEaQiqPSAJP_Sy_UMPKJBRtgx9iifml5_bzQ-_Xb0FxrCcM2UraF1SHI
  23. 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 .
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