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  1. Please, please tell me that the logbook has survived? I always find id rather sad when you have to go down the route of age related plate but....there is a chance; KENTKent History & Library Centre, James Whatman Way, Maidstone, ME14 1LQ (03000 41 31 31) Email: archives@kent.gov.uk Open Monday to Saturday.Registers 1904-1974 (Note KN 4488-92 are omitted from the KN register). GIM register D-G 1-1199; HMC registers 1905-20; TP registers (KT and KE) 1923-34; Registers of imported vehicles. Many of the old archive records are in a word CRAP! One of my bikes which luckily was known to the DVLA still retained the original 20's logbook but Dad bought it because we were looking for a vintage bike with a local number. When I approached the records office (it is shown that they have these registers) we were told that they had been lost in a fire so instead I was send a copy from the cancelation book....our bike is in it; taken off the road in 1935. All it shows is reg number, type of vehicle and who had it. Later records from the three letter sequence that survive include the date but zilch about what the vehicle is! Anyone wishing to try and trace a registration mark head here; Kithead Trust | Educational charity set up to collect and preserve material from the transport industries who have a complete list of what survives and where.
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  2. When I fitted the heat shield, I did look for signs of arcing but the terminal was quite clean. I wonder if it is something to do with the modern volatile fuels? If we had been running lean, I would have expected the engine to boil up as well but it all ran very well. A bit of a puzzle but one for Tomo to look out for. Steve 🙂
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  3. Its always a jigsaw moving vehicles round. I know what you feel like when you have to pack tools up and sheet up everytime you work on the vehicle, we are doing just the same now. Now..I wonder what you have been making space for.....
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  4. Evening everyone Its been a while since I last posted and unfortunately there has been zero progress, work has been ridiculously busy and it looks set to continue for the foreseeable 🤞 for a lottery win and early retirement!! I did however have a bit of a move around, with the Fordson being in the driveway it was always a bit of a pain to work on and having to put tools away and cover it each night slows things down, so…. I made the side gates to the garage wider…. The furthest the truck has moved under its own steam in the last 25 years was backwards and forwards in my driveway…. What could possibly go wrong!! It hadn’t been started this year so I popped a battery on, put a live feed to the solenoid and it started on the button 🎉🍻 run for 5 seconds, cut out and then refused to start!!! A few hours later and a temporary fuel pipe fitted She started and ran sweet as a nut, it would appear it has developed an air leak somewhere in the fuel system…job for another day. moved it from its resting place and began the slow process of squeezing it down the side of the house. I won’t lie, it was tight!! Finally in😬 also gave me a chance to photograph the rear as it’s always been parked in the hedge. Now there’s a big space in the driveway!! I wonder what could go there 🤔 I can definitely reassure you that I haven’t bought anything else 🤥 Just to finish off, this lightweight is looking for a new home, please pm me if your interested.
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  5. Picked this up the other day, a very original, paint and all, WW2 US handcart, could be for sale. Also some period pictures added. This is not very small! but light enough to be handled by one person. Cheers, Lex
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