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johnwardle

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  • Birthday 04/16/1956

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    Could it be Military Vehicles?
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  1. About 30 years ago I took my XJ6 for a MOT to a garage (part of a big chain) near where I lived in Bath, when I went to collect it I was handed a long fail sheet and an estimate for £1,000 for repairs. 1st item on the fail sheet was 'leaking rear shock absorber' when I asked which one, I was told "left hand" I again asked which one to which the manager rather annoyed repeated "left hand" I then informed him that XJ6s have 2 shock absorbers each side at the rear and all 4 were dry before I took it for the MOT. I asked the manager to put my car back on the lift and went through the fail s
  2. I get approximately 14 mpg out of my Leyland Daf T244 which is around 20 litres per 100 Km. My truck is fitted with a Radio Repair body converted to a camper but retaining the military appearance with an all up weight of 8.2 tonnes. I hope that this helps.
  3. I wish I could afford it, I remember judging it at Kemble it impressed me so much that I had to give it the award of "Best Heavy Vehicle ". What a wonderful and rare vehicle.
  4. Has anyone else noticed the Ineos Grenadier advert next to the article in the link? Let's just hope that the British Army chooses either the Ibex or the Grenadier to replace the current Land Rovers rather than have another piece of American junk like the Husky foisted upon us.
  5. We usually fit a complete wiring loom to the Penman trailers if there is any lighting fault at aĺl. The number plate light looks very similar to the one fitted to Land Rover Wolf's which have the same connectors. May be worth trying to get a Wolf one or I could see if we have one lying about at work on Monday.
  6. I knew Bob for about 10 years and attended his funeral as a representative of the MVT. Hello was a regular VIP visitor to Lacock at War along with fellow Normandy veteran Gordon Smith. Bob once showed me his photo album of photos of him with the Studebaker US6 artic that he drove in Normandy and also a lot of photos of him with Volkswagen Beetles in Germany! One time at a 1940s dance at Melksham, the burlesque dancer was doing the tassel twirl on stage when the tassels flew off in opposite directions, when Bob's wife Gwen was told what had happened she said "it's a good job that I'm blin
  7. Paul, could I suggest that you PM Tankdiver on this forum. I verified his CVRW Polecat last year and he managed to get that road registered. I'm sure that Lawrence (Tankdiver) would be the best person to contact as he has been through the registration process with a CVRW.
  8. Thanks very much Richard, it's been driving me mad trying to get information about the build date, with Jeeps it is so easy, but some other vehicles it can be a real nightmare.
  9. I have been asked to verify a Canadian Universal carrier, but I am having great difficulty in finding a list of hull numbers to verify the year of manufacture. Does anyone know where I can find such a list?
  10. A friend of my father's bought a lot of 3 Bedford RLs from Ruddington to work in the woods on his Ravenswick estate in North Yorkshire. He sold 1 to someone at Ruddington and set off driving 1 and towing the other non runner on a solid towbar, after a couple of miles he thought that it was rather sluggish and pulled in to a layby to check for binding brakes. When they found that the brakes were not hot they checked the back of the Bedfords and found 25 crates in each truck, they opened 1 and found a BSA B40 so they opened more and found each crate contained a B40. Hello then found a phone box
  11. Could it be a German built Tempo Land Rover?
  12. Are you sure that VRN is correct? According to the MERLIN archive RW VRNs were never issued there is a jump from RN for Royal Navy to SE for special equipment. I also checked 22 BW 00 but again there is a jump from 63 BT 54 which is a Mercury Grand Marquis 4x2 saloon. To 06 BX 04 which is a tracked Rapier missile launcher.
  13. I use Cherished, which is part of A-Plan, very easy to agree a value with and reasonably priced.
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