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  1. thanks Robin, will be in touch once we have some firm dates on the first batch.
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  2. Barry, Happy New Year and congratulations. Are you looking for a North American distributor as I know a couple of well qualified and well set up business wise people who may be very interested to act as your agents. Send me an email if you would like to discuss further off line. There are many on this side of the Atlantic who would buy them. Infact the world wide appetite is quite large. Once again, it is great to see modern day production of vintage pattern spares to keep our vehicles going, what a great age we live in.
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  3. I still have the petrol Matador, and I'm still progressing slowly with the restoration, but family and other things seem to keep getting in the way! I've not really driven it other than at low speed, but it has the hi-ratio axles aswell as the petrol engine revving higher than the diesel engine, so will apparently do 50mph plus. I suspect the pulling power is not up to the same standard as a diesel one with the standard ratio axles. Mine was bought by someone in the past to convert for timber work, but it wasn't done due to the petrol engine, which ultimately saved it from having the back body removed. Hopefully I'll get a chance to make a bit of progress on it this year! Nick
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  4. Zero Five Two, Here's a shot of an armoured A5000 Muirhill. Notoriously unstable but it had a greater "reach" than the Allis Chalmers which at times was a God send. Mick
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  5. Nice pics of the Armoured Allis at work. As an ex RE POM, been there, done that. Have to say sitting inside that armoured cab with the door shut it gets a bit claustrophobic, lonely and downright scary at times. I remember one night going from the camp at Castledillon out Enniskillen way to shift road blocks during some demonstration there. Peering through the little letterbox windscreen trying to shovel up cars and other rubbish while an unknown voice shouts directions through a pye pocket radio I am trying to hold in my other hand wasn't exactly a happy time. I was well glad to get back to camp and could have done with a few more than the 2 beers we were rationed to at the bar. They did do an armoured cab for the Muir Hill A5000, but they weren't very popular. All that extra weight on one side made them quite unstable. I have got some pictures somewhere, I'll try and find them.
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