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  1. Hi Danger Is that a real name ? How about an introduction and location ? It always helps and we would be interested in your other vehicles. Iain
  2. I may be completely wrong here but is the IWM not a national government sponsored asset. If so are we not all "stakeholders" and should not major decisions like this be answerable to the public through parliament and our MP's. If this is the case a valuable asset is being disposed of with the subsequent loss of jobs never mind the heritage without recourse. Just because someone or a small group of trusted governors decide they want to focus on aviation a do away with a major feature does not make it right. Perhaps someone from IWM would be able to answer these questions and
  3. Definitely odd Chris, this sort of thing makes me uncomfortable and should not happen.
  4. It shouldn't be a can of worms as long as we don't make it one. Surely. The 40 years rolling and pre 60 exemptions remove the need for an annual mot test but not the requirement to be legally roadworthy. Rear underrun and side bars, steer tyres, fog lights are clearly defined and age related and definitely not required on older vehicles. Reflectors should not be an issue. Famous last words....
  5. We had one in Belize as a standby genny, it got a lot of use and always worked fine. It sat between our hangar and the army vehicle "workshop" with Swampy usually parked close. I was told they were used by Bofors guns, would that be correct ? Would love one now. ..
  6. In the consultation response they are not banning remoulds on steer axles. They recommend using industry guidelines not to fit to steer axles but its only a recommendation. They feel that due to current testing standards a remould should be good for 10 years from remanufacture same as a first use tyre. At least that how I read it...
  7. For sale NOS Francis vehicle floodlights, 3 available. Iain
  8. That will put many vehicles off the road I suspect, and unsaleable (from now). The implementation period is 3 months from introduction as they are keen to move on this. I expect that will mean it will not be acceptable for historic vehicles to wait until next MOT but will be required within the implementation period. As this is fairly high profile roadside checks can be expected and traffic police and DVSA inspectors will be very aware. Its a hard hit !
  9. Here is the response to the consultation etc. For remoulds it refers to the UNECE standards and that it would be more practical to accept the quality of remoulds and use the remanufacture date. Also for historic vehicles exemption is based on the MOT requirement and not the rolling 40 year old tax break. An interesting read.. https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/banning-tyres-aged-10-years-and-older/outcome/government-response-to-the-consultation-to-ban-tyres-aged-10-years-or-older
  10. It was due to incidents.. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-merseyside-54830060
  11. There are a few specialists that will reset the springs for a reasonable price, they will be as new. I had the chevy rear springs done, much cheaper than buying from mil surplus or LMC truck. They are not as obtainable or reasonably priced as Landy bits though.. I used Owen springs in 2014,they were £240 including carriage from Aberdeenshire.
  12. Here is a link to the Australian government sales website, worth a look through. It even has links to most of the manuals used by the vehicles an equipment sold. https://www.australianfrontlinemachinery.com.au/ Vehicle and equipment manuals. https://afmsafety.com.au/ That's how it should be done ! Iain
  13. Looks like a Perentie SRV (SF) as used by the SASR. Pretty rare... Missing the weapon ring ? https://remlr.com/perentie-SRV.html
  14. Interesting ! I see that the exemption for historic vehicles applies to those exempt an MOT not to the vehicle tax class. That would be pre 1960 not used commercially. Lets see how many later trucks are advertised as exempt...
  15. Is CHP California Highway Patrol ? A little bit of information about yourself and where you are would help, even a country is a start.. Otherwise it looks dodgy.
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