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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. 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
  2. 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
  3. 2691H

    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.
  4. 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..
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
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