Monthly Archives: March 2014

Training for ARP and Casualties

Last Saturday, we had a very good day, originally aimed at ARP, Police, WVS, First Aid and casualties, but in the end, only ARP and casualties, and my wife as WVS, turned up. We started out with a hand pump … Continue reading

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Progress on the London Dennis No 2 pump

We have been gradually stripping down the pump, recovering anything that is salvageable as spares, and preparing the engine for scrap. It is a real shame, as it looks like the engine was fully overhauled only a few working hours … Continue reading

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Wrong fuel in a diesel car, contaminated petrol?

Whereas modern cars need to run on petrol or diesel, what happens if you put the wrong fuel in your car? You may well end up paying a vast amount to dispose of the mixture. Well, there is a solution … Continue reading

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Just collected a London Dennis No 2 Pump

We have recently collected and started stripping down a London Dennis pump, bought as a source of spares for our other Dennis pumps. The pump looks to be in good condition, as is the tinware and chassis, but the engine … Continue reading

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Hatfield Merryweather pump – by Brian Stephens

We have recently been contacted by Brian Stephens of South Wales who is restoring a Hatfield Merryweather trailer pump. He tells me it has a Meadows engine in it, and judging by the photos, he is well on the way … Continue reading

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Winter maintenance on Beresford and new Dennis

The starter motors of both Dennis pumps have been overhauled by Whyatt & Sons in Stapleford. A nice job at a fair price. As soon as the paint dries, we will try them out. Meanwhile, I did source a set … Continue reading

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