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Neil Hilton - 8th June 2019
Dennis Dominator Tank Straps
I dont suppose someone has any Dennis Domminator Tank Straps suitable for a 1980 model hanging around, or know what they shared them with?
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Dennis Society - 15th May 2019
Items For Sale
Dennis ashtray (see photo) Ashtray 4” by 4” originally from Guildford Board Room. £25 plus P&P
G.A. drawing of a Dennis 400gall., 60 HP Fire Engine (see photo) Dated 27/5/16. Original drawing on fine linen, 21” x 30” £80 plus P&P

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John Pye Auctions - 18th April 2019
Barn Find Auction
We currently have an auction live online consisting of 6 lots from a Barn find that we are selling on behalf of one of clients which includes a 1914 Dennis N Type Fire Engine of which I have included a brief description below,
KN 4557 is one of only a handful of N Type Fire Engines still in existence.
This example was manufactured in 1914 and was owned and run by Dennis for 5 years before it was purchased by the Folkestone Corporation in 1919 for the princely sum of £1,320 and entered service with the Folkestone Fire Brigade. The appliance was fitted with a Gwynne 3 stage turbine that could displace over 4,000 litres per minute.
The vehicle was purchased by the vendor in 1980 at a scrap yard sale in Sissinghurst, Kent before the land was sold. The photograph file confirms its condition at purchase. The vendor has restored the vehicle over several years to the condition you see it in today and is testament to his attention to detail.
The engine is a 9 litre 4-cylinder unit that could readily shift the 4 ½ ton unladen weight when in service. The vendor confirms that the engine was running and functioning well at the point of laying it up for storage but due to its quirky and potentially hazardous starting process we have decided to not attempt this and recommend that some re-commissioning is completed prior to starting it.
As you would expect not all parts fitted are original and viewing is recommended to confirm completeness, specification and condition. We have noticed that pneumatic tyres have replaced the original solid rubber fitment which was commonplace at the time.
The sale includes the original buff Registration document which is still in its original envelope delivered on “His Majesty’s Service”. A current V5 registration document and an earlier V5 are included where it is noted the registration mark is non-transferable.
The sale includes an extensive and detailed file of correspondence, photographs and press articles. The file includes an original copy of Historic commercial News from April 2007 in which it featured and a Kent Fire Brigade Museum calendar of 2001 where the June entry includes the engine alongside the Folkestone Fire Crew taken in October 1919.
Viewing the vehicle and files is highly recommended
Whilst this example may not be the most original appliance in existence it does represent an extremely rare opportunity to own a piece of motoring history, dutifully restored.

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John Pye Auctions Website
Bidding ends on Thursday 25th April

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Paul Mayhead - 10th April 2019
White & Poppe Water pump
Looking for a water pump for 1914 White & Poppe engine.
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Dennis Society - 23rd March 2019
Mower for Sale
30 inch Dennis Mower for sale. See photos. Dennis engine. With trailer seat. Offers in the region of £350.

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The Fire Engine Preservation Trust - 6th March 2019
Display Weekend
On 10th – 11th August 2019 The Fire Engine Preservation Trust are holding a display at the Hollycombe Steam Centre, Liphook, Hants.
Further details from secretary@dennissociety.org.uk

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Dennis Society - 5th March 2019
FBHVC Brexit Checklist
Brexit advice has been received from the FBHVC if you are considering taking your historic vehicle across the Channel, or into the Republic of Ireland, this year. Members can find this in the Members section.

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Dennis Society - 1st March 2019
ADL Open Day - Saturday 11th May 2019
ADL will be looking for vehicles to run on the free bus services, on tours mainly. There will be customer vehicles on site too they will be providing the service for the station shuttles. ADL would like as many examples on site as possible. All visiting vehicles will have to booked in advance to attend will not be able to be accommodated on the day. Entry forms will be available shortly.

ADL are also looking for volunteers to help talk to visitors about the vehicles on display and the history of Dennis. There will be a slide show of interesting vehicles in the meeting room and any pictures/scan members can provide would be useful.
ADL Open Day
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Poster

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Andy Purcell - 25th February 2019
Sandtoft Airfield 999 Emergency Services Day
Sandtoft Airfield 999 Emergency Services Day. There is to be an emergency services event on the 22nd June 2019 at Sandtoft Airfield (Sandtoft Road, Belton North Lincolnshire DN9 1PN) to raise funds for the emergency services charities. Participants welcome and this could be of interest to the owners of Dennis Fire Appliances – or Ambulances.
Further details from Andy Purcell sandtoftevents@gmail.com

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Philip White - 12th February 2019
Rubber clutch & brake pedal covers 1950 Dennis Lancet
I have two pedal rubbers with the Dennis script logo moulded in that need replacing. They are 70mm x 115mm. Is there a known manufacturer / supplier or anyone that may have spares in good condition.
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Brett Clayton - 6th February 2019
Bumper Wanted
I'm looking for a Dennis F12 Bumper.
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Philip White - 29th January 2019
Lancet III Wheel Trims wanted
We are currently renovating our recently aquired Dennis Lancet III, HOU 904 which is missing a front chrome wheel trim. We also need a spare wheel (10 stud 900 x 20 split rim) and a wheel brace.
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Dennis Society - 10th January 2019
Drawing for sale
For sale Dennis Coach Builders drawing dated 1958 for Heron Goods Chassis. Approx 50 x 30 inches. See photos.

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S Ryan - 8th January 2019
Information wanted
Does anyone have any further details of a 60/70hp fire appliance chassis No 7143 delivered to HM Dockyard Malta in early 1929?
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Dennis Society - 22nd December 2018
Dennis Bus for sale
Dennis Dominator for sale. The bus is currently located at Knottingley, West Yorkshire. Offered for sale for repair / spares / restoration. Compressor defective. Most seats have been removed. No MOT. Ex South Yorkshire, Alexander Body. Fitted with disable lift. Manufactured in 1982. Potential restoration project or for spares for an existing project.

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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 I’m 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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