Jump to content

jenkinov

Members
  • Content Count

    346
  • Joined

  • Last visited

Community Reputation

11 Good

About jenkinov

  • Rank
    Warrant Officer 1st Class

Personal Information

  • Location
    Yorkshire
  • Interests
    Mititary vehicles - Anything green

Recent Profile Visitors

6,818 profile views
  1. Hi . Bikermoss. The thread hesitated with the statement that triumph frame is that of a 3sw .. But curious are you confident that this is correct ? Post war many triumph 3 s were 're-engined with the higher performance 3hw engines .. The evidence of military specification would rest in the frames construction . In the absence of records ! .... Jenkinov
  2. Hi.. We are quite lucky that with British bikes and the records compiled by Ron and other enthusiasts and the British forces motor cycles we can get vehicle matching or near those original .. I have a WW2 jeep and it's number is purely fictional.. As a comment a vehicles identity and in particular British bikes is driven by the frame number and identity rather than the engine ..I would consider your bike a re engined 3sw and if it was recorded on the triumph register it would be listed in The 3sw section ..so my gut feel would be to have a census number linked to its frame.. Jen
  3. Hi Chris Curious is it a war time or post war accessory for.the.universal gun rack ? Regards Jenkinov
  4. Hi the jeep gun rack is normally mounted on the brackets on the front windscreen . When I purchased my jeep it came with the gun rack not mounted ..I was keen to have the vehicle appear as authentic as possible and mounted the rack but within a few days I had dismounted it as had the previous owner .. Whilst in war time it's positioning was a necessity it's actually in a very awkward position . Can impact your free movement of hands on the steering wheel and restrict vision . It's also fiddly to mount and dismount . I suspect that the fitment is a modification to allow the quick mounti
  5. My spellchecker is working overtime ..that should have read the picture with the two vehicles Jenkinov
  6. Hi Geraint The picture with the tendencies vehicles in convoy features a Canadian Chevrolet CMP GS this has RAF Police written on the front radiator and a 30 mph speed indicated on the fender .This was to assist if it was in a convoy. The armoured car at the front is an Indian pattern carrier mark 2a these commonly had names and serial numbers neither are clearly visible but their is a RAF rounded on the front glacis plate . The imperial war museum has a photo of a similar armoured car in service in North Africa in 1942 called Dhar IV Jenkinov Or
  7. Hi Geraint The AT on the rear of the vehicle would normally refer.to Anti Tank .you can also see cables on the rear (centre) of the truck a common feature on anti tank tows ...I imagine the vehicle was 're allocated to the RAF police and the original markings left in place ... Jenkinov
  8. The top photo with the 3 RAF servicemen are in front of a Chevrolet canadian pattern general service truck ..so this is designated as a Chevrolet CMP GS .. During The war the Canadians had a large vehicle manufacturing plant in Oshowa ( GMC)and were licenced to produce military vehicles ...their designs were based loosely on existing military vehicles such as the Morris vehicles but with Chevrolet running gear hence the reference to Canadian pattern . I visited The oshowa plant site about 15years ago and there was a small museu. Relating to camp x on site plus a. Collection of CMP ve
  9. Hi interesting collection of vehicles ..all badged RAF police the motorbikes appear to all be Matchless G3Ls a 350cc bike with telescopic forks .On The left you have A ww2 jeep (either willy s mb or Ford gpw) The next vehicle working right is a Canadian quad ..or CMP Quad normally used to tow a gun but a great vehicle for the police as it can carry 6 men and a load in the back . The next vehicle is a further canadian vehicle ..but a general service truck or CMP GS ...there is the edge of a 4th vehicle a staff car on the right but I can't identify this immediately . Hope that helps J
  10. Please note my spellchecker changes processing into purchasing .....in the above text. Jenkinov
  11. Hi .A NOVA is a notification of vehicle arrival which is used to register a vehicle imported into the UK .it's a form i am familiar with as my son purchased a vehicle imported from Europe .However the good news is you don't need one . The clerk or administrator purchasing your vehicle was most likely unable to identify your vehicle and assumed it's a foreign import as They have been unable to identify the vehicle has been previously registered in the UK . I would recommend contacting them and advise them that your vehicle was a UK military vehicle and crown\government property and as su
  12. I should add commercial vehicles by definition carry goods or people for reward. Military vehicles do neither and beneficially have their own defenition . If you can demonstrate the vehicles provenance it should allow your solicitor to quickly close the topic Jenkinov
  13. Hi .my property is subject to a covenant precluding commercial vehicles .when i purchased my jeep circa 18 years ago I was immediately asked if my vehicle was a commercial vehicle .. As a member of the military vehicle trust i immediately responded that it was a historic military vehicle ... That closed the topic . i would suggest if not a member you join the mvt and seek their support . regards Jenkinov
  14. Hi .my property is subject to a covenant precluding commercial vehicles .when i purchased my jeep circa 18 years ago I was immediately asked if my vehicle was a commercial vehicle .. As a member of the military vehicle trust i immediately responded that it was a historic military vehicle ... That closed the topic . i would suggest if not a member you join the mvt and seek their support . regards Jenkinov
  15. As a historical precedent the war department in ww2 would have an inspector accept and stamp the vehicles.. With the BSA.B40 i believe the bikes would have been inspected on behalf of the.war department and accepted and at this point the data p!ate added . BSA with its historic link to small arms and being a key bike manufacturer would have been used to these procedures and it's not unlikely that a senior quality control manager within BSA would inspect the bikes .The plate would be added priors to despatch .They would then be inspected upon arrival at the army depot . Jenkinov
×
×
  • Create New...