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Eddie Grinstead - 8th May 2017
Dennis Pax 1956 Municipal
This is probably a long shot, but am looking for dimensions/measurements or even a pattern of the bulkhead and foot well in the cab of a 1956 PAX Municipal/Bonnet'd. Need to sort out / fabricate a new one.
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Kyle Cozens - 8th May 2017
F49 AC Gauges
Hi, I'm looking for a complete set of gauges for a Dennis F49.
  • 1x Lucas Ammeter 60-0-60
  • 1x AC Fuel Gauge
  • 1x AC Water Temp Gauge
  • 2x AC Vacuum Pressure Gauges
  • 1x AC Oil Presssure Gauge
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Phil Gilson - 8th April 2017
1986 Dennis RS133 on eBay
Here is a listing on ebay for a 1986 Dennis pump that was brought over a few years ago and is now up for sale. Thanks for all you do to keep alive this portion of our heritage.
Phil Gilson, Brooklyn NY USA
Click Here Listing Ends 14th April 2017

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Geoff Walker - 2nd April 2017
For Sale. 1956 Dennis Pax Dropside
Perkins P6 Engine Dennis 4 speed gearbox. This lorry was formally a Whitbread Brewery vehicle and has been fully restored in its original livery.
It has taken part in many events including The London to Brighton and Trans Pennine Runs, it has won a number of awards and was featured in CVC Magazine May 2015.
MOT exempt and is in first class show condition throughout with many new parts including 6 new tyres. £12,000 o.n.o.
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Joe Lovell - 28th March 2017
For Sale. Dennis Fire Engine
For Sale. Dennis Fire Engine. No log book. Been on a farm for 15 years or more, starts runs an drives. See photos. Located in Somerset. Asking price around £600 because. Perkins engine.
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Malcolm Spalding - 20th March 2017
Dennis Lancet J10C
Has anyone a wiring diagram for the above, particularly at the main control box. The coach is a 1954 full front J10C with Strachan body ex A&D.
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Graham Allen - 10th March 2017
Pax Spares Wanted
I have had a visit from our light finger friends, I now need a complete prop shaft assembly and diesel tank for my 1957 Pax. They could be the same on other models, please contact me if you know the whereabouts of anything you might thing suitable.
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Silvan Debono - 11th February 2017
Wanted, Petrol Engine
Wanted, Petrol Engine for 1930ís 3 Ton Tipper. 3.7 Litre Dennis petrol engine, or any information leading to whereabouts of same.
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Lawrence Veitch - 4th February 2017
1936 Petrol Dennis
I have not long bought a 1936 petrol Dennis but I don't know what model it is as near as I can tell from pictures is that it is an ace or A as it has the same engine side panels and the same bulges for the steering box and the dynamo. The difference is my cab bulkhead is straight along the bottom off the windscreen and doesn't drop away .I am looking for some information on the engine firing order, ignition timing and type of engine. The cylinder head is straight on one side and the other side has 4 rounded bits for the chambers. I think it might be 24.8 hp but don't know if there were any other petrol engines. Thanks for any help it is much needed and much appreciated.
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Dennis Society - 26th January 2017
For Sale – Dennis Bus Owners Newsletters Back-numbers
No 15 May 1997 *
No 16 Aug 1997 *
No 20 Aug 1998 *
No 24 Aug 1999 *
No 27 May 2000 *
No 32 Aug 2001 *
No 34 Feb 2002
No 35 May 2002
No 36 Jan 2003 *
No 36a Apr 2003
No 40a Apr 2004
No 45 Oct 2005
No 46 Jan 2006
No 47 Nov 2006

Also Bus Running Day Programmes
Woking 1996
Aldershot 1997
Guildford 1998
Aldershot 2000
Aldershot 2006
Farnham 2008
Aldershot 2012 *

* Limited stocks


Price each inc P&P UK
£ 1.50 for one or two
£ 1.00 for three to seven
£ 0.50 for eight or more
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Dennis Gilmore - 21st January 2017
Insurance
I have a Dennis pump reg 3080 RF and she has had a light restoration over the last 9 months and runs like a Swiss watch. I would like to insure it for the road so I can travel to shows etc. it's currently on my motor traders insurance but it needs to be individually insured for exhibitions/private hire etc. could anybody recommend a broker who insures these vehicles. Iíve tried Footman James but they were not interested in insuring it.
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Robert Kemp - 17th January 2017
Dennis front axle
From a dismantled farm trailer, an axle bearing the name Dennis. It is a front axle with track rod . It has no brakes so must be old. The wheels turn freely on their bearings and the wheel nuts look as though they will come undone with just a spanner. I have no further use for it and was going to scrap it but wondered if it may be of any use to any of your members? I attach some photographs.
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Dennis Society - 10th January 2017
Dennis G/GL items for sale
Items available for sale, for Dennis G/GL - Engine block, Crank, GL gearbox, Carburettor body, some 33 x 5 Tyres, Spare solid get-you-home wheel and tyre as fitted to the G models up to 1927. Rear hub assemblies for 25-26, Differential assembly, Half shaft, also possibly some con rods. First aid reel for GL fire engine, also a Bell and two Wheels. G front axle with hubs and kingpins but axle is cut in half. Plus some other parts. Anyone is interested, please email can be sold separately or the lot in one go.
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Gerry Kelly - 9th January 2017
Wanted, for 1951 Dennis F2 fire appliance
Wanted, for 1951 Dennis F2 fire appliance. The differential has collapsed and the owners have had no luck in locating anything for it locally. A diff or any relevant information of source of same welcome.
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The Thames Valley & Great Western Omnibus Trust - 22nd December 2016
Victoria Coach Station 85th anniversary
The Thames Valley & Great Western Omnibus Trust, are helping Transport for London, the owners and operators of Victoria Coach Station, to organise a Vintage Coach Festival in the Coach Station to celebrate the 85th anniversary of it opening on 10th March 1932. This will take place over three days from Friday 10th to Sunday 12th March. The concept is to have historic coaches on display which would or could have operated into Victoria Coach Station over each decade from the 1930s to the present day. Both National Express and Megabus will be displaying their latest vehicles in an area adjacent to the historic display.

You can download an entry form and further information which is also displayed on our website.
Further Information (PDF file)
Entry Form (RTF file)
The Thames Valley & Great Western Omnibus Trust Website
           (Victoria Coach Station 85th anniversary Page)

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Richard Murrell - 11th November 2016
Wanted - Gearbox drawings
I require drawings for my 1961 Dennis F28 Fire Engine with Rolls Royce 6 cyd petrol Engine for the gearbox. The No. on the box is 260674. The part I require is the shaft the No. stamped on it is 44163. My chassis No. is 152F28A2 and the gearbox No. G74260 the two No.s are from the VIN plate. Or if you have a gearbox or a shaft please let me know.
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Richard Murrell - 4th November 2016
Wanted - Gearbox
I require a gear-box for a 1961 Dennis F28 Royls Royce 6 cylinder fire engine.
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Richard Shiner - 31st October 2016
Dennis E
Dennis E. Help requested by the Black Country Living Museum Transport Group. My name is Richard Shiner and I am a volunteer for the transport group at the black country museum I, have added a photograph of the single deck Dennis E-type bus that we are renovating All the electric cable has been pulled out and we are having problems trying to sort out the electrics and wondering if any of your members could give some idea of how to connect the fuse box or if anyone has a schematic drawing. Hope you can help.
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Damian McMahon - 21st October 2016
Transport
Would you or any of your members be able to recommend an economical transport company to get the Dennis AV1 ambulance transported from London to Cornwall.
Any names and numbers would be appreciated.
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Dennis Society - 18th October 2016
MoT Exemptions
NARTM are preparing responses to a DfT Consultation document on MoT Exemptions. Members views are sought on this topic, so that we, The Dennis Society, can forward our collective views for inclusion in the NARTM response. Please consider the wording below and the questions in the attached Survey Questionnaire and for your views to:-
secretary@dennissociety.org.uk by Monday 24th October 2016. Thank you.
 
As you may be aware, there is another consultation on MOT exemptions in progress which closes on 2nd November. NARTM has been approached directly by the DfT as we are on their list of consultees on this topic. NARTM is also supporting the FBHVC who are preparing a response to cover the historic vehicle movement as a whole. The consultation documentation can be found at: Click Here
 
There is limited time to respond to the consultation so please respond the attached document as soon as possible. This contains a simplified set of questions which cover the main points and will help NARTM draft a response covering:
  1. Exemption limits (no exemption, fixed or rolling date for exemption, exclusion of HGVs and PSVs from exemption)
  2. Process for determining whether a vehicle has substantial changes which would prejudice vehicle safety
  3. The experience with and expectations of safety performance and behaviour relating to introduction of exemptions
The current exemption of pre-1960 vehicles was introduced in 2012 and has been generally regarded as being successful with negligible impact on road safety. Following consultation with members, NARTM had supported the introduction of this exemption. In fact 80% of NARTM members supported MOT test exemptions.
Following the enactment of a new EC Roadworthiness Directive in 2014 which needs to be implemented by 20 May 2018, there was a consultation about the extent of exemptions that should be allowed in the UK (member states have latitude as to what extent the exemptions are implemented with a minimum requiremet of a 30 year age exemption). 72% of NARTM members were in favour of rolling exemptions (30, 40 or 50 years – 25%, 37% and 10% respectively) . This view was also strongly taken by the FBHVC and the All Party Parliamentary Historic Vehicles Group who jointly lobbied the DfT for such an exemption. However, due to the election and referendum, it is only now that the matter is being taken forward through this new consultation in which five options are offered:
 
In the table below ‘VHI’ means Vehicle of Historic Interest.
Table 1
Apart from the general principle allowing MOT exemptions on the basis of historic vehicles having very low personal injury accident rates, there is also a requirement in the European Directive that a vehicle shall not have been substantially changed from its original specification. However ‘substantial change’ is not defined in the directive and therefore the consultation seeks views on this as well. The concern is that if a vehicle has been modified, the structure could have been weakened or the performance enhanced out of proportion to the vehicle’s safety systems (brakes, steering, stability, tyres etc). Many historic buses and coaches will have been quite properly modified and subject to recertification following modification. Changes include, for example seating arrangement, increasing or reducing the number of passenger doors, rebodying, changing engines (e.g. from petrol to diesel and, more recently, to improve fuel consumption or reduce emissions), installing power steering and a plethora of other modifications made over the vehicle’s long operational life. Many of these modifications are in themselves “of historic interest”. The FBHVC is opposed to any exemption being linked to a certification that substantial modifications have not been made, partly because of the cost involved and partly because of the difficulty of knowing whether such changes have been made. However as the Directive comes into force before Brexit it will be necessary at least to agree a temporary requirement.
 
The consultation asks 14 questions several of which seek further elucidation. The FBHVC are preparing a detailed response to which I am contributing but I will also prepare a NARTM response to emphasize the PSV angle and the very good safety record.
NARTM Survey MOT test exemptions October 2016 (doc file)

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