Hello Guys, thank you the insteresting Inputs ;). There are some News about the dennis' History, although I have to admit that there hadnt been done much to the vehicle itself in the last few months. Attached you will find some other rests of color on the rear door which indicates that the vehicle was also part of the RASC. It looks like the same marking had also been painted to the right front fender but had been painted over. I will try to make it visible again with grindingpaper, maybe I can then tell the number of the coy it had been it.
Our engine is equipped with a solex carb, which is also mentioned in the workshop manual.
Workshop b401 being in africa might make sense. First of all the eighth army had been there.
Second, I had the opportunity to talk to the guy whose family had owned the dennis from 1955 to 2006. His father had purchased the Dennis at an military auction when the royal army left austria, officials there also told him that the auctioned vehicles had been in africa before.
Members of the british Dennis society were able to tell me that the vehicle was delivered to c.o.o. Chillwell on 29.8.1940 (order no 48807) ,so it was built earlier than expected. Sadly I couldnt find out yet where it was delivered afterwards.
Seeing the documents locating b401 would be very interesting for me- would it be possible to get them via email?
Thank you all for your interest and informations!
regards from austria, David