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About gritineye

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    East Sussex, UK
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    Scammell Explorers
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    Retired now
  1. '36 Fordson pick up

    Loving the 'Great international' ness of that pickup Nick. Pic of the rear end of the pickup.
  2. '36 Fordson pick up

    Thanks Baz, nothing much got past Bart, the pickup was used as a shooting brake on an estate, but someone suggested it may have a military past, and it does look a bit like a Tilley. Not mine by the way.
  3. '36 Fordson pick up

    Does anyone know if this is ex military or if a similar type was ever used pre war by the military ?
  4. New Format

    Being positive it looks good and seems to work nicely on a smartphone, which is how a lot of people will be looking at it these days.
  5. Well it seems now that CCW are talking total rubbish, other more informed people have looked into it and like most journalists they made assumptions and got it all wrong again!
  6. According to Classic Car Weekly, the proposed 15% rule has been scrapped, but what will they replace it with?
  7. New Format

    Another change I just came across is that if you post a new topic or reply and then immediately correct a typo or gramma it shows as being edited immediately, instead of there being a delay before the 'edited tag appears at the bottom of the post. Annoying as there used to be a period of 'grace' built in. Bernard
  8. Hi folks, has anyone got a Kettenkraftrad legally road registered with DVLA, and if so would they be kindly tell me how the 'body type' and 'wheel plan' are described on the V5C document? Cheers Bernard
  9. From thin air Mike, complete surprise, there was no mention of it at all in the questionnaire.
  10. There ya go Mike Criterion 1 If a vehicle has a power to weight ratio of more than 15% in excess of its originaldesign, unless such a modification took place before 1988. https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/644962/vehicles-of-historical-interest-substantial-change-guidance.pdf
  11. Since the Historic tax MOT exempt thing first came about we all knew that a Series One LR body on a shortened RR chassis, a monster V8, Unimog portal axles not needing an MOT and getting free tax was not playing the game, unfair and just wrong. Even if some of us took advantage! Seems to me that what's being done here is to enforce the regulations that have been in place for many years but largely ignored by most vehicle tinkerers/modifiers, and to clear up the definition of a Vehicle of Historic Interest to reflect the original lawmakers intentions. A vehicle has to be completely stock (14 points), stay within the 8 point rule, or if modified outside that or home built go for a BIVA test. The important difference is that it will be up the the vehicle keeper to declare modifications when taxing or face tax fraud charges and all that entails. The 8 point rule still allows plenty of room for changing things if you feel you need to, but the 15% power to weight increase seems to be completely unexpected and a hard thing to comply with as we know large numbers have engine conversions that are in themselves a part of the vehicles ancient history. There is still time to lobby and let them know your angle, as they do seem to have taken peoples views into consideration, and presumably will still do so. Or run for the hills! :shake:
  12. Not all of this is set in stone yet, there is an email address in there for anyone to voice their opinion before it's too late. The suggestions made by those who filled in the questionnaire have clearly influenced some of the decisions made, but as only 2000 people out of probably 20,000 affected people bothered to fill in the questionnaire, I doubt many will bother to email in their concerns either. The 15% idea is particularly ridiculous with regard to historic HGVs, heavy locomotives have never had to be tested even before the pre 60 exemption came about. What about the Scammell 100 tonner? it had a huge increase in power a couple of years after it was made.
  13. Engine changes will be allowed under 8 points, unless the power to weight ratio increases by more that 15%..
  14. WW1 Thornycroft restoration

    I learn something from every post, but that one's so obvious I should have known! :embarrassed:
  15. Scotland to Ban Petrol and diesel car sales by 2032

    There's only one sensible answer to all this rubbish...
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