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  1. Universal Jeep Supplies or Jeffrey Engineering would be my choice.
  2. Interested too, as was thinking of replacing the autovac unit on my GMC 352 with a modern unit. I have just taken on the vehicle and it has been standing 23 years. I have replaced the whole braking system less the autovac due to cost so a cheaper modern alternative looked tempting. Anyone done the same ?
  3. Signed and Shared on Facebook. Spread the word folks
  4. I'm out to find me a Mail on Sunday buyer with cash on the hip
  5. As already stated your MOT station are wrong, it is perfectly acceptable (by the DVLA) to MOT a vehicle on a VIN. As long as the vehicle has a space ready for a UK number plate AND a number plate light at the rear you do not NEED a UK registration number or another countries reg number for that matter. I have MOT'd loads of vehicles on VIN alone. You actually use the VIN to insure it too, you can then drive to and from the testing station with no plates.
  6. There is someone near me in Lincolnshire who tackles this sort of thing all the time. His name (if you can't find someone local) is Mel on 01205 367010
  7. Unfortunately there is an us and them attitude in many military clubs, those that embrace the living history/re-enactment side and those interested solely in the vehicles. Many people here care nothing over the latest EU deactivation law and as long as it doesn't affect them that will be the case. As you say this is just the start, there are already whispers of possible law changes to prohibit civilian use of ex military kit including vehicles, I believe it is already the case in some countries. The MVT has done nothing to oppose these latest law changes as in their words "they are a vehicle club", this site seems the same. Well when it affects them ALL it will be too late, if the weaponry side disappears from shows it WILL affect attendances, dealers and vehicle prices. Many people love the living history side of this hobby when it goes shows such as Pickering, War and Peace etc will die. No doubt this post will be REMOVED but hey ho we need to stand side by side on this POLITICAL betrayal NOT bury our heads because " it doesn't affect me".
  8. Surely when "politics" threaten our hobby then we have a right to discuss it ? As the whole deactivation situation has been manufactured by the EU and this countries government, it is obviously going to be an issue to people. The truth is politics are out to destroy a legitimate law abiding hobby.
  9. I wonder the same, it seems freedom of speech has been banned everywhere even here This law change is probably one of the biggest threats to the military scene we will see yet it has been wiped from discussion.
  10. If you know its military number try getting a Merlin report from M.O.D under the Freedom of Information Act, this helped me in registering my FFR.
  11. To be honest as Classic Military Vehicles magazine is pretty much the only monthly out there I buy it, however the content is quickly read and same old same old anyway. The small ads are useless most stuff by the time it is advertised is long gone. I support it because basically IF we don't we will have NOTHING apart from Windscreen which is ok but seems to be on a loop and biased to the Southern end of the country. Classic car mags are the same they seem to road test MGB's and Morris Minors every few weeks as if there's nothing else out there.
  12. Welcome Tom, nice to see an RL doing a job of work. Looks a great project
  13. I have always used Red Diesel on all my military vehicles, cheap and repels water well. I do my Jeep once a year at the start of the season and it lasts through the summer no problem. Wipe it on with a rag and it soon dries leaving a nice protective sheen.
  14. The rules were more than adequate BEFORE Paris and they are now, all this latest panic and uncertainty has arisen because of the ever powerful EU, who think that making more laws actually affects the lawless. I have certificates for my deacs that declare them legal, I am NOT a terrorist and if I was I would think of a far safer way to do it than resurrect a UK deactivated EX weapon. The VCR act has its flaws but it has continued unhindered until the EU decided the biggest threat to humanity was a middle aged ex squaddie who likes collecting deactivated weaponry from the past. Does anyone with an IQ of more than 5 expect any of this recent idiocy to stop a terrorist ? The latest EU proposals threaten our hobby make no doubts about it, we need to ALL show our objection to them, and at this volatile time behave ourselves and do our best to show we are not the enemy here, we are the persecuted. I am voting OUT I hope many of you do because IN it will only get worse.
  15. I just store mine and use it to light bonfires, CAREFULLY
  16. You seem to imply that people who cheat eBay are the ones who have trouble ? My feedback both buying AND selling is currently @1080 and 100% positive. Paypal is NOT perfect, I was charged for both of my previously mentioned trailer (NON) sales despite being reported immediately to eBay AND paypal, it took me weeks to get my fees back AND eBay did nothing to the two non buyers whatsoever. I stick rigidly to the rules unfortunately as in most things in life the innocent appear to take second best to the wrongdoers. Yes eBay reaches worldwide it also attracts large numbers of chancers, fraudsters and "experts". How many of us have seen "mint genuine" WW2 Jeeps offered for £5000 by buyers who are unable to allow viewing but will deliver to your door once payment is made ? If you sell on eBay make sure payment is made before letting the item leave your possession do not take cheques and for larger items cash on collection is the way to go. You will still have those who arrive thinking the bidding proper then starts.
  17. eBay is in my opinion full of people who bid a price and then want to haggle AFTER the auction ends. I sold my Jeep trailer twice on eBay, first bloke, despite several warnings turned up with the WRONG hitch so disappeared never to be seen again. He did however offer to pay £100 LESS and return in six weeks or so, oh and "I will pay for it then, I don't believe in deposits". Madman. The second person bid and won it only to then claim that DESPITE my advert being 100% accurate he hadn't actually READ it so "it isn't what I'm looking for". :banghead: To be honest the easiest sales come via here and like minded clubs, people tend to know what they want and are genuine. eBay appears to attract penniless timewasters and bargain hunters who despite having a week to view an item five miles away turn up trying to buy it for less than their legally binding bid. I BUY on eBay but rarely sell nowadays. And yes I pay what I bid
  18. Welcome to the HMVF RL's are great trucks, I've got it's brother a Green Goddess
  19. I repeat my previous answer, driven normally and with respect you will be perfectly safe. Seeing as the other posts regarding possible rolls concern either extreme off road use or an un-witnessed accident damaged LW, there is every possibility that bad driving or extreme circumstances led to the roll. Common sense suggests you will know when you are near the limit, I drove Army Land Rovers virtually flat out everywhere when the Army were paying the fuel bills and never once felt anywhere near the limit to be honest even on the ranges ! These are 4wd vehicles not F1 cars so sensible cornering should be a matter of course
  20. I have driven loads of Lightweight Land Rovers both while serving and since. I have never had any roll over OR seem anywhere near to doing so. The key is drive sensibly, ANYTHING can be taken beyond the point of safety so yes they, like all vehicles will roll but unless you are into either extreme off roading or drive like a maniac I cannot see a problem. The thing is they are soft topped so have little protection if they do roll so if the above driving style is your choice fit a roll bar
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