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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, RAF MJ, MT500&350 & trailers
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  1. 2691H

    Bedford mj/mk or daf upgrade questions

    Further to the MOT debate on Bedford MK MJ vehicles. Let take my MJ for an example, which is still as issued by MOD after 34years and went to a new home yesterday, purchased by the first viewer at asking price. Vehicle data. Bedford MJP, 29 KA 26 with tail lift ex RAF, date into service 14.9.1983, date cast 1.9.1995 registered with DVLA on a "Y" plate no modifcations to vehicle and tax as a Private HGV. RoadTaxed application was made last week with the DVLA who stated it DID NOT NEED AN MOT and acepted the application. If you can get the index number and eleven digit V5c code, go on line, the system will state if a vehicle requires an MOT. Hope this helps. Mick
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    Bedford mj/mk or daf upgrade questions

    We found when the Daf was introduced into our MT units fleet it was not as good as the MJ. The MJ is better than the MK as the turbo makes quite a difference to performance. As far as off road driving with bar grip tyre it is very good, on road the steering is lets say a more manly type of driving as opposed to the later road tyres introduced by the MOD, which makes a considerable difference, like having power steering but not so good off road. Mine is up for sale due to injury which is a sad day as she is great to drive. I see you are a single man again, hope the dust has settled without to many permanent injuries. When asked if I am married my normal reply is "No my vehicles shut up when I turn them off" Enjoy you freedom. Regards Mick
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    new home required

    open to offers on first come basis. 01892 853873
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    new home required

    Hi Folks I know it is not spring yet, but I need to clear out my kit and find good homes for the following.Manuals from SEME, REME, Royal School of Military Engiieers, Chatterden Ect. Plant Roads and Airfields School, MG11, Scrapper 4/6, D6C, Chalmers Alis-Chalmers, B100 The Army School of Mechanical Transport, ASMT, Advanced Training Wing, The Problem with Death. General Mechanical Principles Sep 1990 SEME, Engine Technology, Vehicle machanic upgrade 11-1, Transmission, Manual of Field Engineering, Volume 11 all arms, Detection and Clearance of Mines, 2x Part2 Field Defences (1970) amendment No1, Part4 Demolishion 1967, Pamphlet No5 Minelaying 1971 Oils 3x seal 25lts drums OMD330, 10 x 1lt cans OMD45 and some part 25lt drums AL14 I am out of the UK in 10 days till next year, can monitor the forum, no get rush as my barns are still semi full. Wish you all a happy Christmas, it is just around the corner. Regards Mick
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    MJ MOT requirements

    Thank you Gents a great help.
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    MJ MOT requirements

    On E-Bay is listed a "B"(84-85) Reg MJ shown as MOT exempt. My MJ "Y" (82-83) plate, full canvass and TCV seats + tail lift was subject to a full HGV test under the old regulations before I barn stored her some years ago. Before the new regulations came out I under stood that the rear springs needed down grading to come under the 7.5 ton limit. Advice please folks, can I run my MJ (PLG) as MOT exempt without down grading the springs? Cheers Mick
  7. Has Withams lost the MOD contract, any one know the current situation.
  8. 2691H

    Despatch Rider MT 360

    Do you mean an MT350?. For both the MT500 and 350 I had Barbour jacket and trousers over 95 pattern kit with standard infantry boots. I returned the trousers to Barbour to have brasses fitted to stop them skidding down whilst riding.
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    MORRIS COMMERCIAL - restoration project

    Good Morning Florian. Please find attached details of a good engine man in 2221 Booischot. I have received permission to pass on his details. Marc Wouters, marc@pm-enginerepair.be. Good luck with the project, tell him mad Mick from the Isle of Man gave you his details. Cheers Mick
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    WANTED - MK/MJ Canvas Roof Panel

    Neil. Try Vehicle Independent Parts (Hastings) Ltd 01424858314 Bedford Truck Parts Sales. Graham Eaton He took all my Bedford parts and sheets as I have had to clear kit due to injury. I know it included two roof sheets one used with slight edge damage and one new with a hole which can be repaired. Good luck Mick
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    Brake cylinder sleeving

    good advise, thanks very much. michael
  12. 2691H

    Brake cylinder sleeving

    cheers.and thank you
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    Brake cylinder sleeving

    Thank you Richard. When brakes are done she will move to the Isle of Man, being the only Dingo out here. If you visit the island for any of the racing let me know as I can help with arrangements. Regards Mick
  14. I am looking for a company who can re-sleeve my Daimler Dingo brake cylinders. Any one know of a good firm. Thanks Mick
  15. 2691H

    items of interest at my Hamleys

    Being forced to down size due to injury. Going on the market early next year some of my (toys) vehicles, trailers and workshop kit. I did try and do this several years ago under "all must go" but ended up in hospital and unable to contact the replies, sorry . Some of the kit: Former RAF Regiment MJ, tilt and canvas, old style TCV seats, tail lift and very low mileage, 1.75 ton trailer, 1 ton Rapier trailer from the Falklands, new boxed immersion field water heater, 110 soft top new canvas and used Bedford/Daff canvass and odds and ends of vehicle new parts, plus one demountable pod suitable for a camper. Other workshop items: Shelving, mobile compressors, large tool cabinet, work benches, manual vehicle recovery winch, wood working bench, 3ph arc welder, 20ft curtain side container, large former REME armory cabinet. Al;l items are situated in East Sussex TN6 area. If anyone is interested send me your details to tumbledown.farm@yahoo.com and I will contact you nearer the time. Happy Christmas to all, Mick