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Colin Bleach - 2nd November 2019
1968 Dennis F38 Fire Engine steering wheel centre
Hi, we are missing the centre from the steering wheel which is a hole of approx 80mm, can anyone shed a light on where we can obtain one or even what it looks like please.
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Liam Telfer - 21st October 2019
Free to a good home - 1949 Pax Tipper
We have a 1949 Pax Tipper Chassis No. 219 D4 (already listed in the preserved section of the website) that is free to anyone who would be able to collect it. My father-in-law bought it a few years ago with the intention of carrying out a full restoration, sadly due to illness he is no longer able to carry out work on it. It is in running order however requires a fair bit of work to make it road legal. I have been asked by by mother-in-law to try and find it a new home as I'm sure in the right hands could be an excellent lorry.
I have many pictures and videos of it being driven from earlier in the year. I can also send any pictures or further information that's required. Thanks and kind regards. Liam Telfer, Aythorpe Roding, Essex.
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Clive Hawtin - 2nd October 2019
For Sale - Engine Parts
I believe I have some parts for an early 1920's Dennis. I have a cylinder head, an inlet and an exhaust manifold, a cooling fan and a Claudel Hobson carburettor. The carburettor float, float chamber cap and clip are missing. I would like to sell them as one lot as I think they are all of the same vehicle. I have had these for over 30 years and would like to sell them. Asking price £50 or offer.
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Pat Baldwin - 2nd October 2019
For Sale
1930's Dennis Four Cylinder Side Valve Engine from a WWII Trailer Fire Pump. The engine is without its water pump, magneto or carburettor, however, it is not seized and has no knocks when rotated. I did remove 3 or 4 valves from the engine some years ago and fitted them in a Light Four. The engine is of approximately 3.4 litres displacement and 28.4 HP. Maybe there is a vintage Dennis vehicle out there that needs engine spares. The engine can be picked up from Brandon in Suffolk and owner is looking for £100 for it. Beware, it's heavy!

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Paul Staniland - 30th September 2019
Dennis Sabre
Can someone help me, I have a friend who has taken two appliances across to Moldova, the Dennis Sabre which they have taken over has document issues, there is one digit different between Logbook and vin, is someone able to supply me with the vin and engine number for V558 JST, so that this appliance is able to carry on its journey.
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Dennis Society - 29th August 2019
Information Wanted – Fremlin’s Brewery Dennis Lorry HKT 964
If anyone can help by putting the Society in contact with the owner of HKT 964, it would be much appreciated. The vehicle in question is a 1946 Pax 2 axle rigid and was in service with Fremlin Bros. of Maidstone as a Dray. Our correspondent tells us that this was the lorry his Father drove when he was working for the Brewery. He started at the Earl Street Brewery in 1957 as a Drivers Mate until 1959 when he passed his driving test and was given HKT 964 which he drove for a few years before Fremlins sold it off. He took early retirement in 1991. Now in his Eighties it would be great if he could be reunited with the old girl. Any help appreciated.
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Alex Glyn - 24th August 2019
Dennis Dagger Parts
I'm looking to start kitting out the cab of my 2003 Dennis dagger and there are a couple of parts missing:
  • digital clock above passenger seat in the roof
  • would like to change the gear lever (badge missing)
  • passenger door locking mechanism
If anyone has these parts to sell would be grateful.
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Phill Griffin - 10th August 2019
7.50 20 Firestone Truck Tyres crossplay - used
A27 tyres in Worthing, Sussex have 6 (yes 6) used 7.50 20 crossply tyres. They are used, but in my (amateur) opinion are in a very usable state.
They were asking £300 for 6 when posted on ebay, but took them off ebay to let me see them. Sadly they didn't fit my rims.
Speak to Kenny...His details are on their website, Hope this helps someone.
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Phill Griffin - 7th August 2019
Wanted - Dennis F8 Wheel Rims and/or Tyres
Wanted for 1955 Dennis F8 Fire Appliance, 20 inch split wheel rims - 1 would good, 2 would be better! I suspect that other Dennis vehicles of the age may well have the same rims, 7.00 20 crossply tyres - usable second hand, or source of new ones at an affordable price - need to be 10 ply (or higher) truck tyres
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Dennis Society - 20th July 2019
Banning Tyres Aged 10 Years and Older
URGENT – Please respond as soon as possible
The Dennis Society intend to respond to the request for information and ask members to advise details of any tyre incidents they have experienced. Deadline for information is Friday July 26th and the data received by then will be included in our response. Please also report ‘nil’ return if appropriate. Many thanks. Tim Stubbs.

There is currently a DfT consultation on “Banning Tyres Aged 10 Years and Older”. The proposal set out in the consultation document (see attachment) intends to ban tyres on buses, coaches and HGVs but exempt such vehicles which are Vehicles of Historic Interest i.e. in the cases of buses and coaches, vehicles older than 40 years not used commercially. NARTM intends to prepare a response to this consultation, primarily because the consultation includes the following question on exemptions:

"Do you agree with the proposed exemptions for: a) tyre roadworthiness? b) vehicles of historical interest? Please explain your response."

Although an exemption is proposed and the research and accident statistics quoted in support of this proposal show that the risk is extremely low, we need to counter submissions by less well informed respondents who could, by weight of numbers, quash this proposed exemption. Therefore, if we get a substantial number of responses from NARTM members we will then be able to prepare a statistically significant summary of the data for you to use in making separate submissions to help counter any objections to this important exemption.

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DfT consultation form
Consultation Document

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Peter McCombie - 17th July 2019
Old Tyres - DfT Consultation now...
Please see ongoing consultation closing at the end of August.There is a present proposal to exempt historic vehicles not used for hire or reward.
www.gov.uk/government/consultations/banning-tyres-aged-10-years-and-older
Some care required if responding. With care and optimal storage conditions 30 to 40 years is possible. Ie most of the time in the dark on axle stands. 10 years outside in the sun, they're a gonner!
Will the suppliers be giving a pro rata discount on old stock. Doubt it...

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Dennis Society - 9th July 2019
Wanted – Refuse collection vehicle
The Sales Controller at Dennis Eagle (Warwick) wishes to make contact with anyone who can advise on the whereabouts of a pre-89 Dennis refuse vehicle.
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Dennis Society - 4th July 2019
Dennis Cesspit Tanker
The manager of a large farm in Cranleigh has recently pulled an old Dennis cesspit tanker out of a copse that’s been left there for a number of years. The vehicle is in a very poor state but might be useful for spares etc. It originally belonged to “Hambledon Rural District Council”. If anyone is interested they are welcome to take it away otherwise it could be scrapped and lost totally. The farm would be prepared to help with loading etc.

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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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