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About 2691H

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  • Birthday 01/27/1943

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    Laxey, Isle of Man, IM4 7PJ
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    My vehicles in age, 1937 Austin 7 Ruby, 1942 Dingo, 1986 110FFR & 1 ton trailer, 1987 Ford Sierra
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    Farmer/engineer/ now self build cottage

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  1. Hi Paul Moving a Dingo by trailer puts you on the edge of the 3 ton limit for non air brake trailers. I moved mine on a three axel low centre of gravity IW trailer for short distances, but not on major roads as you stand a chance of being stopped and directed to a weigh bridge, then invited to the local magistrates court. Spares are around, david beales engineering 01132171643, d.beales@ntlworld.com + e-bay shop. Richard Banister 01797253211 or here on the forum, our in house expert Richard Farrant for advise. Cheers Mick
  2. Hi Eddy I have both the 1942 and later reprint of the Dingo manual. In the late manual it shows EP90 gear oil for the bevel boxes which may cause damage. if it helps I have listed the vintage oils I use. engine + gearbox SAE 30. transferbox SAE50, bevel boxes + tractus hubs SAE140 brakes + shocks Dot 4 brake fluid, fluid flywheel ISO 10 hydrauic oil Cheers Mick
  3. Hard copy registration files for the London area were kept in large offices across the city in the early 70's before computors came in. The Croydon section took from zero to about 25% of the total files and when details of a registered owner was urgently needed out of office hours a police officer was called off the streets to open up the office to gain the information required. This was a slow and time consuming operation and I was glad to see it go. When the new system was started, owners were requested to apply to have there vehicle details copied to film and saved at the DVLA. All other unclaimed vehicle information was then distroyed. I have known of a vehicle registration number being returned once after this date as an MOT cerificate was found with all the data required by the DVLA. Good luck, you may need pain killers, it is a very hard wall you are going to bang your head against. Cheers Mick
  4. 2691H

    FV 432

    Diesell I know of two 432s 1 x petrol, 1 x derv in Sussex that may come onto the market. I would have to get permission to pass on the owners details to you if you are interested. mick
  5. Short people and higher seats do not always work in landrovers. We have had this situation before and had to make wooden extensions to the peddels, so the driver could reach them. Not a modification advided for driving on the road. He still answers to SL (short legs). Mick
  6. Good Morning just back in UK; re-compo. cans of 1960ish period 3x margarine, 2 x oakmeal blocks, 1 x milk and up to date boil in the bag. any use to you? regards mick
  7. If you have more than one vehicle on UK roads, military and or civilian then it is wise to have cover that covers you, not the vehicle. The AA do a policy that covers you in any vehicle as driver or passenger, they also will do cover for a month which is ideal if you have a one off event. Be careful of the your vehicles weight in relation to centre of gravity as my Dingo was back loaded recently on an AA recovery truck. This made the centre of gravity of the Dingo much higher and every corner on the ten mile trip felt like the whole rig might turn over. The old AA policy was, if no current road fund licence was displayed on the vehicle to be recovered , then it would not be recovered. Not sure the policy now as the road fund disc has been with drawn. This leads to other questions as some of our vehicles are becoming valuable and expensive to repair, Who is responsible for any damage occurred during recovery? If it is the recovery firm what is the maximum amount of compensation? Just a thought. Happy Christmas it is just around the corner. Mick
  8. Also look at RM Routemaster buses, my bus RM1312 was original a Leyland engined bus. The Routemaster Association is a good place to look for spares info. Mick
  9. Re Ferret battery boxes. What ever you do for the cover plugs stick to rubber as I found out by experience, when I had a battery explode. It is surprising how fast you can exit the vehicle via the front hatch in these situations, but your rear end makes a very good target for in cab missiles. Mick
  10. You must have heard of the most succulent British Army compo tinned processed cheese. A must for any connoisseur of good food, by just mentioning its name will bring back memories to many a soldier of the good old compo. I did have a few cans left in my barn and will dig them out next month when in the UK and let you know. Cheers Mick Location UK East Sussex
  11. A few years ago I had a lorry load of M20's, we could not get rid of them quick enough, seen here at Bagshot scrambling. When bike stopped going up the steep hills we grabbed a tree branch, lifted a leg and said good bye to the bike and got another one out of the Commer. Pictures may be usefully for unit markings and index numbers, but just think how much at today's prices this lot would have been worth. Regards Michael
  12. Thanks for the plea of guilty Oily. Any damage by a stollie in my Sussex fields, I will post an invoice for damage to you. Cheers
  13. Before you start including the Germans in shows in the UK, just remember many of us non snowflakes who lived during the war are still above ground. We still have our memories and opinions of that time, so just wait till we are gone before you dress up as Jerry's. I for one will never forgive the enemy for trying to blast me out of my cot. I am not allowed free speech these days, so I can not address my feelings properly on this subject. If it helps you understand my position, I stopped going to shows who invited the opposition years ago.
  14. In 2003 rebuilding a Dingo I used a firm called berniebolt@talk21.com. to make all the fixings that had to be cut out or re-made. Contact them and send a sample of your requirements. I have just checked companies house and the company is still listed. Bernard F Wade Ltd, PO Box 1865, Oxspring, Sheffield, S36 8BY 01226 370860 Every thing I sent was supplied or re-made in good quality at a fare price. Cheers Michael
  15. Try www.jones-springs.co.uk 0121 5687575
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