I'm looking to buy a Sabre, there are quite a few available at the moment, I've been looking at low miles, circ 40k but they also have many hours on the clock, which on the last couple I have seen as not been working.
Does anyone know or have any idea what the ration of miles to hours normally is?
Hi Iím currently taking on a total refurbishment of a 1946 Dennis Pax Petrol engine 8ton gw truck.
Iím in need of a manual for the engine and also if possible a construction diagram for the cab. Ie wood work.
ex NSWFB. Located in Sydney Australia. Has been in dry storage since withdrawn from service in 1969 and was running at that stage. Motor turns with good compression, electrics will need to be overhauled to get running (original battery still in situ). Complete with set of 5 scaling ladders. Excellent condition apart from minor fire damage to front O/S wing and ladder. Body by NSWFB. GBP10,000 ono. Estimated shipping cost to UK is GBP3000 (will fit in 20ft container).
The Dorchester bus rally is to go ahead. Dennis Society members are invited to attend - please contact Robert Crawley or John Roberts (email@example.com) and you will be made welcome. This is the sixth Dorchester running day. Will comply with virus rules which pertain on the day and will require face masks to be worn inside vehicles and the marquee or in close proximity to other people. The Dorchester rally site has a cafť and toilets and is a ten minute walk from the two railway stations. Direct trains from London and Bristol. Top o' Town car park is the site of the former Bere Regis & District headquarters, bus garage and main works. Morning free bus services will run to Dorchester from some main centres. For routes and pickup times please see the facebook page or website or call Robert Crawley as below. Robert Crawley, telephone 01395-567795, mobile 07974-567756.
Wayne - 20th July 2021
Dennis Pax Axle
Iím currently running a 7:1 diff on a 8 stud axle and trying to source either a replacement axle or a replacement modern axle with a better ratio can anybody help.
Guildford Heritage Open Days - September 16th to 19th 2021
The organisers of the above event are asking for support from the owners of Dennis vehicles to take part by offering their vehicles for display. They are keen to bring as much history together as possible and having some Dennis vehicles on display at the original factory (the Rodboro Building) and in Guildford High Street are part of the plans. The link gives further details. Click Here(PDF File)
If any members are able to support this event, please contact the organiser direct at:-
Anyone interested is invited to contact the HMVF direct.
Dennis Society - 28th April 2021
Wanted for 1939 Fire engine
Wanted. Item 1. Radiator Badge. Stephen from Australia is asking if anyone would have a Dennis badge for sale for a 1939 Dennis Fire engine? Photo shows what the top badge would look like. It has by appointment or by appointment of the late King George and the UK coat of arms.
Wanted. Item 2. Headlights. Lucas cav headlights, 9 to 10 inch in size for a Dennis fire engine. Please see photo - posts on the rear and a hinge on the top of headlight. We areIn Australia and prepared to pay postage Airmail/shipping etc.
Brian Reichelt in Gilgandra, New South Wales, Australia owns a 1920 6-Ton flatbed and is looking for head and side lights to suit this lorry. He also asks whether anyone can offer information about any other 6-ton lorries still in existence. In the photo, Brian is the one on the left. Anyone who can help is asked to get in touch.
Iím trying to gather up some info on escape mountings and would very much like to hear any experiences (good or bad) for a future article in the Fire Service Preservation Groupís ( appropriately titled) ďEscapeĒ magazine.
It would be good to hear from present keepers of FJH 489
Ease of operation, original or reconstruction, head securing gear etc.
Iím trying to track down a 1940s (I believe) Dennis pax Watney lorry fleet number D46 last known of in the chichester area in 1984 if anyone has ever seen or heard of it I would be very great full for any information.
Nigel Horne is trying to trace a fire engine. The machine in question was built in about 1944 and after service use it was preserved and stored at Bruntingthorpe Airfield in Leicestershire (do any members remember the Dennis Drive day which was held there in May 1992 ?? ).
In 1977 the fire engine was placed on loan to a Leicester hospital after which period, contact was lost. If anyone can shed any light on this fire engine, particularly whether it still exists.
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