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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. Larry you will need the correct grease, split pin, locking washers, paper hand towel, couple cans beer that may come in the kit. Get the bearing kit, see what is inside and then talk to you mate to see if he needs anything else. What is lockdown, not a word used in this free island. Mick
  2. Hi Larry May I respectfully suggest that you find a friendly garage or friend so you can watch your first bearing being replaced and most importantly correctly adjusted. The adjustment is most important for two reasons, to loose it could cause the wheel to come off, to tight will cause bearing damage. The internet shows mechanics changing a L/R bearing removing the old bearing Race/Cup with a drift, that's ok but I would not use a drift to replace the new item due to possible damage. Line up the new race lightly tapping into place with a copper hammer, then place the old race up side down lip to lip on top of the new race and tap evenly/gently into place until the sound changed to indicate it is fully home. The old race will follow the new into the casting, to remove place bolt in the old race cup from behind without damaging the new and gently tap it out. The adjustment is easy after you have done several bearings, please take hands on advise as it is a safety factor if you get it wrong. After road testing I always jack up and test for any settlement play, adjust if necessary. Good luck Mick
  3. For the film Charlotte Gray the K2 that I drove in RAF kit was in fact in army markings taped over for the film. Also the M20 I rode as D/R the day before in BD's was not in the correct London Army Unit markings and can not be used as a tac sign reference point. Mick
  4. No brakes failed
  5. Hi Alfie Welcome to this site, very nice to see a 19 year old interested and owning old military vehicles. You will find years of experience here if you require help also loads of interest in what you are doing, pictures always go down well. Regards Mick
  6. Thanks Richard. I was the last person and vehicle to enter the island. 26 hours on my feet now recovering with some brown milk in my coffee. Mick
  7. The Virus affect on normal life Thursday 23.3.20 phone call at 0800hrs to inform me that the Isle of Man was closing it boarders on Friday the 27.3.20 and the last ferry was at 0215hrs for Heysham, just 13 hours time. I was in the East Sussex 360 miles away from Heysham to take my Dingo home to Laxey the following week. This is when former MTO training steps in even if we have been discarded by the MOD for having survived for to many years. Four hours later on way to Heysham arriving a few hours before sailing time, arriving in Douglas with NBC kit and full gas mask at 0600hrs and a full police reception committee waiting. Could have sold the gas mask several times, but got home to a 14day isolation period to a safe and sunny island. Stay safe everyone, none of use are exempt from the virus, our vehicles need us. Mick
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    non payment of goods

    May I respectfully remind forum member CAP174 that the MOD Rations (sent free) requested by yourself in January 2020, packed/dispatched by parcel force on the 16.1.2020 with an agreement that the postage would be paid by return, has not happened. The postage is outstanding after several reminders. PLEASE NOTE. Since dispatch of the ration, it has come to light that the area in my barn the rations were kept, has a family of rats in occupation. No rations sent had any signs of vermin damage, but it can not ruled out that they may have been urinated on. Your trusting hard up pensioner.
  9. My only input on this subject is the same mirror head for a 110 purchased from a Sherpa dealership, is much less expensive than from a Landrover dealership..
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
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    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
  14. 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
  15. 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
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