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Dion Graves - 6th December 2018
Information wanted
Information wanted please. I recently brought a no3 Dennis pump with DB2 engine. I'm new to this. The reg number is XBF 7. its green and thought it would be originally red. But can't find and red paint on it. Thanks.
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Tony Waller - 12th November 2018
Loline front brake drum
Would anyone have (or know the whereabouts) of a front brake drum for a Loline (I believe it is the same drum for the original Loline and the Loline III). Many thanks.

Loline front brake cylinder and rubber piston ring
Does anyone have (or now the whereabouts of) a Loline front wheel brake cylinder and/or rubber piston ring. The cylinder is 4.25" dia. Believed to be the same on the original Loline and the Loline III.
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Dennis Society - 5th November 2018
Information wanted Dennis Pax
A member is helping his friend to get his Dennis Pax 1949 PHK 380 flat bed with side & tail boards running. The vehicle must have been a tipper originally as all the ram engine driven pump and pipes are still in place with the ram arrested in a steel bracket. Information requested about its past and the owner would welcome any history details please, does anybody recognise it? See Photo.

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Dennis Society - 29th August 2018
Rear Brake Drum
Urgently wanted rear brake drum for 1955 Dennis F8 fire appliance, or location of scrap vehicle in the South East. Any Dennis from 40s or 50s will be worth looking at as Im sure many parts were common. Many thanks.
After 8-9 years working on his F8, the last major job has been the brakes. He has sorted 3 out of 4 and at the last hurdle, but a few days ago, the owner found the o/s rear brake drum had been cracked. Any help or advice welcome.
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Dennis Society - 21st August 2018
Information Wanted
At the 1932 Scottish Motor Show Dennis exhibited a Lancet with a Dennis-built observation coach body, wearing the mock registration plate "AD 1933". After the show it seems to have disappeared and I can find no genuine registration mark or later user for the machine. Does anyone know the fate of this vehicle?
The only other Dennis observation coach was AKL 472, a Lancet delivered to Folkestone-based Autopilots Ltd in 1933 for their London service, but this had Duple bodywork. This machine was passed to East Kent Road Car Co with the Autopilots business in 1935 and lasted with them until 1938. So far I've been unable to find a photograph of it in EK livery, and I wonder if anyone can help with this?
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West Surrey Preservation Group - 14th July 2018
For sale. rev-counters
For sale. Smiths 3 inch rev-counters. 4 1 max 4,000 RPM mechanically driven NOS.
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Phill Griffin - 16th June 2018
Wanted for Dennis F8 Fire appliance
Front hub cap that screws into the hub over the locking nuts, or advice on how to clean up the threads as they only go on about 2 turns.
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Milestones Museum - 15th June 2018
Basingstoke Milestones Museum Classic Car Show, Saturday 11th August.
A classic car/vehicle event for Milestones Museum in Basingstoke on Saturday 11th August.
We would really love to have service vehicles such as your buses or fire engines at the event, so I hope you are interested.
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West Midlands Fire Service - 21st May 2018
Charity drive from Smethwick to Ypres, Belgium
Would anyone like a trip to Ypres in Belgium? Firefighters from West Midlands Fire Service are attempting to organise a Charity drive from Smethwick, England to Ypres, Belgium. This is in order to raise funds for the Firefighters Charity and British Legion, and commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the end of WW1. They are looking for a fire engine prepared to undertake the trip. They know it's a long shot, but is anyone prepared to go, or know anyone who may be able to lend them an appliance for this trip? Any offer of help welcome!
The dates would be the 4th-6th November. The more the merrier!
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Jim Dykes - 15th May 2018
For Sale 1935 Dennis 40/45
1935 Dennis 40/45, it was originally registered in London as a luton van. It is in need of a very extensive restoration. The van body has long since been removed but the cab remains are still on the chassis. There is also a very large pile of spares to go with it. I bought it with the intention of restoration and because it has my initials on the reg JD 5012. circumstances have changed I Have a V5 in my name. I am looking to recover my outlay so the price is fixed at 900.

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Federation of British Historic Vehicle Clubs - 9th May 2018
Press Releases
Two press releases from Federation of British Historic Vehicle Clubs have been released, one "Declaring your Vehicle as Exempt from an MOT Test" and the other "Road Vehicles Improving Air Quality and Safety Consultation Response"

You can download as PDF files here:-
Declaring your Vehicle as Exempt from an MOT Test (33 kb)
Road Vehicles Improving Air Quality and Safety Consultation Response (32 kb)

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Dennis Society - 4th May 2018
For Sale Dennis petrol tank
I have a 1950s ex F8 fire appliance petrol tank for sale. Im guessing it will fit other Dennis vehicles. It is 52 inches long, oval with a height of 10 inches and breadth of 15 inches
The underside is thin and has a pin prick of a hole, so I assume water has collected at the bottom at some point. Inside however its seems to be quite clean surprisingly. Would be patchable from the outside, or sealable using propriety sealers available on eBay.
Open to offers, Located in Redhill, Surrey.

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Peter McCombie - 2nd May 2018
Hot Starting (or rather not) - Ace/ Light 4
Hi. Hoping someone has beaten this annoying problem. When cold starts without issue. When hot, only solution is to wait half an hour. At a rally, embarrassing. In traffic, not so good.
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Jim Williamson - 21st April 2018
Dennis F8
Could anyone advise me where I could get a new diaphragm for my mechanical petrol pump it's a David type 53 Mk 1b of a b60 Rolls Royce engine the fire engine is a 1954 F8 can't get one from anywhere any help will be most appreciated
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Dennis Society - 12th April 2018
Lancet Radiator Rubbers
Owners restoring a 1950 Dennis Lancet Bus wish to replace perished radiator rubbers. They are 5/16 diameter whereas most standards are 3/8s (and Daimlers 7/16s).
They have not been able to source the rubbers. Have other owners found a source? If not the fall back is to have a die made in which case others may be interested in a small supply.
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Phill Griffin - 28th March 2018
Dennis Manuals - various on ebay
I have no personal interest, but there are over 30 manuals on eBay Click Here
Note: Ends 8pm on 3rd April 2018

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Jim Williamson - 17th March 2018
Dennis F8 wheel bearings
Hello could anyone advise me where I could get some new front wheel bearings for my 1954 F8 fire engine.
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Tony Waller - 13th March 2018
Loline, Lance, Lancet, clutch centre plate
I am trying to locate a "centre plate" which resides between the two friction plates on 1958 Dennis Loline with a two plate clutch. Note, this is the original Loline, later known as the Mk 1 after the introduction of the later Mk 2 and 3, which had a single plate clutch. I believe it is the same clutch used in the Lancet J3 and J10 and Lance K4, as it has the same diameter of 13.75".
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Peter Ingall - 11th March 2018
1932 Dennis 4 ton flat bed, AMB 412
Hi, the cylinder heads and block on AMB 412 are now fixed so Could anyone please advise as to the correct colour for my D3 Engine, The alloy castings don'nt look like they were ever painted ? with no remains of original paint on block or heads ....Thanks, Pete.
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Ben Gabriel - 10th March 2018
Workshop manual wanted
Workshop manual for Dennis RS Fire Engine + Centre Cap for steering wheel wanted.
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Peter Ingall - 20th February 2018
1932 Dennis 4 ton Flat Bed, AMB 412
Hi, Just started work on my Truck that I purchased 10 years ago , the previous owner said he had purchased the Dennis with a frost blown block and had it professionally stitched but then couldn't get the engine started.
After turning the engine over with oil down the plug holes for a few minuets we have three cylinders with zero compression! one with a small amount, So I remove the cylinder heads, some of the head nuts were seized on the studs and had not even nipped the washers! The valves are rusty and in a poor way, the bores are very good with little wear.
The engine had been finished with a nice shinny coat of black paint some of which chipped off the heads when I removed the top hose housing, under the paint was Body filler covering the top of both heads I sand blasted them to find they have been mig welded! sort of! or the seagulls had been over! The priming cup holes that go through the head are broken within the water jacket and this is why there is no compression, so I am suspicious of the shinney engine block where the chap said it was stitched I stick the needle gun on it and remove a good 5 mm of filler to reveal a total bodged stitching job the only thing on this engine thats done well is the body filler!
So can some one please help me Identify the engine type, and does anyone have an engine or cylinder heads, or an engine?
It is possible to have a new side welded in the block but this means heating to 1000 deg or so, then we have to bore and sleeve it and then plane the top, so a fairly expensive job.
I would appreciate any help.
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Tony Waller - 19th February 2018
Dennis Loline Mk 1 Gearbox
Bit of a long shot, but does anyone know where there could be a spare used gearbox for a Loline Mk 1 available? As well as the original Loline, I believe it was also used in the Hefty lorry.
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Tony Waller - 19th February 2018
Dennis O6 engine temperature gauge
Does anyone have an O6 engine with a temperature gauge? Where does the sender unit go on the engine? In the metal INLET PIPE on the nearside front of the engine (Held in place by set screw number 224 in the Fig B15 (page B20 of the Lancet III passenger Chassis Instruction Book) there appears to be a vertical bolt that doesn't seem to do anything. Is that for the temp gauge sender unit? Does the sender unit screw into the hole vacated when that bolt is removed. In our engine, that bolt is well rusted in solid - can anyone suggest a way to remove it?
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Dennis Society - 11th February 2018
Llandudno Transport Festival
Llandudno Transport Festival,5th 6th & 7th May 2018, May Day Bank Holiday Weekend, Bodafon Fields, Llandudno,Conwy County, North Wales. LL30 3BW
Great Orme & Conwy Road Runs Large Sea Front Showground, Held in conjunction with the Llandudno Victorian Extravaganza.
www.llantransfest.co.uk
Exhibit Entry, Trade stand & Autojumble details send SAE & writing under the sealing flap your enquiry, to: Llandudno Transport Festival Office, 4 Ffordd Celyn, Colwyn Bay, Conwy County, LL29 8RN

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Dennis Society - 8th February 2018
Zenith 36UY carburettor
Hi does anyone have a vehicle which has a "G Type" OHV engine and a Zenith 36UY carburettor I would just like to compare notes on a possible carb problem. Also do you have a picture of the carb side of the engine.
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Ricky Pearson - 22nd January 2018
For Sale Pair wooden ladder wheels
For Sale Pair wooden ladder wheels,The wheels are solid Oak around 66 inches high with an iron tyre. Price 1400 for the pair.
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Anton Lancaster - 11th January 2018
1973 dennis F48 fire engine breaking for parts only
1973 dennis F48 fire engine breaking for parts only Engine sold and gearbox No ladders or fire fighting equipment available
Please message. Me with any parts required Any parts will be cheap as chips would rather sell parts off cheaply to keep other engines alive than see it scrapped.
We are located in Derbyshire J28 M1 area.
Please Contact Anton Lancaster 07542 553702

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