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About nuttydon

  • Birthday 11/13/1966

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  • Location
    East Sussex
  • Interests
    MV's, Medieval Re-enactment, Scooters
  • Occupation
    Pyrotechnician (Manufacturing)
  1. Just spoken to avery helpful VOSA man on the phone and he can see no reason why it should need an SVA or IVA. It's just that the 1st MOT may be a bit more involved whilst all the basics are recorded to set up a vehicle record. So wish us luck Don
  2. Sorry to butt in here - no one has mentioned the dreaded SVA or IVA tests. Do these vehicles need one to get them road registered or is a full HGV MOT sufficient? Don
  3. I love the comentary saying that clipping on was not done as it slowed things down - Can yo imagine the HSE going for that over here :-D LMAO, Made my palms sweat just watching it - I think I'll stick to platform lifts (and even those scare me sometimes:D) Don
  4. Make; GKN Sankey Body Type; MPV Taxation Class; Hitoric Vehicle CC; 9000 Wheel plan; 2-Axle-rigid body Engine No; N/S Colour;Green/Black Nothing else is given. When registering it I keep the details to as little as possible. Brighton office were useless and wanted to charge me road tax ??? so I went over Dartford way and they were great - straight through no problems but that was back in 2005. Good luck with it, Don
  5. Please see below (cheers Chris) Ta Da - my FV's MERLIN report but errrr . . . Can anyone translate please (I get the sigs bit but not much else)? :nut: Cheers
  6. The official name of that size of connector is a 'type C' connector. It is much larger than the BNC type. Generally they are for VHF as when using a 'pineapple' on a mast to increase the vehicles std Clansman 353 range. But they can also be used to feed ti an HF set from a Di-pole or end feed as long as the necessary steps are taken to reduce signal leakage. At each radio mounting point, if you still have your loom in place you will probably have two bnc ended aerial leads. one goes to the aerial mounting point and one to the neighbouring type C jumper. The idea being you can choose vehicle or remote aerials at the radio just by changing a lead. Looking at the radios in a three set, set-up they are designated; top left-A, Bottom Left-B & bottom Right-C. The 432 aerial mounts are front right-A, rear Left-B and rear Right-C. hope this helps. Don
  7. Evidently sometimes they fit them to 'upside-down' brackets mounted to the roof as well? presumibily these are above the radios in the sill or usual mount ? Does anyone know anything about this? And any sign of those photos Paul - please Cheers, Don
  8. Thats the next job to do on mine - but I bet I don't get anything so exciting :cry: I did find pfenig near the fuel pump . . . does that count Don
  9. You should drop the shafts off to save overheating the Auto box (just like on an auto car you should remove the prop or suspend the driving wheels ) An H vehicle is like a tractor or a motorbike and NO supervisor is required when learning (but as stated a second pair of eyes is always useful at any time :cool2:) And when registering your vehicle put in as little as you can get away with to avoid being caught out in future legislation (i.e 12 seats making it a minibus :-D) Above all enjoy ownership - A 432 is for life, not just for War and peace :nut: Cheers for now, Don
  10. Ok so I have my paper record from Bovington up to 1978 but I wanted more upto date stuff So I contacted the MOD who were very helpful and told me when the vehicle was released but also that at that time any other records they hold will have been deleated. Therfore a blank had been drawn :cry: Does anyone know if that data is still availiable anywhere and how I can find it? Cheers, Don
  11. I am tracking down its later history - but what you say makes sense. Presumably in the role above it would have been parked up and then used a mixture of HF and VHF to relay from active vehicles to HQ and vice versa ? Is this how a radio-rebroadcast or Radcon worked? Cheers, Don
  12. Ok - so having looked at this Thread - Can someone tell me in non-army speak what role mine would have played in this whole set up? It is listed as a Telegraph Station, Carrier Mounted. (as shown on that list a few pages back). What would it have done and what would it have had fitted in/on it? Currently it has a genny braket on the radiator grill and two clarke/racal mast style mount brakets welded to the RH side. Inside it is wired for three radios and there is evidence of an additional two shelf radio bracket being fitted on the left had track sill at the back and signs of another, now missing, loom that went to this area ?? All ideas greatly appreciated Don
  13. Oh yes - those Witham 432's :nut: - They were fantastic. All week I kept trying to think of ways to justify buying one . . . . but by wednesday the other half sorted that decision for me by buying a RB44 instead - evidently so she has a 'bit of green too' - lol
  14. Ahhh but they must have had the maroons, reports, thunderflashes, Aerial airbursts or whatever it was with them in the first place. So although alcohol may fuel late impromptue parties or loud singing I don't think it is to blame here - They should not have had any pyrotechnics with them in the first place on site - the rules are very specific about that. But yep earplugs are often the answer - I have to wear them when I work quite frequently with a pair of 'peltors' as well due to the noise levels. And they block out almost everything. However apart from the loud bangs early AM I found the Americas field to be very, very quiet at night and quite a little refuge from the beer tent and re-enactors field. I had a fantastic W&P - best one yet probably in 7 years
  15. Cheers Paul, that would be very helpful :-)
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