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"I've Always Wanted A Unimog" / Wanted - 404 gearbox
« on: September 28, 2019, 01:14:17 pm »
Weakest link on Ingrid now is the gearbox

- oil leak from bottom output down into torque tube (then into diff and out of the axle oil seals...)
- dodgy synchro on top
- dodgy shift from low/high between 2nd / 3rd

Rather than take ours out and fix it, Id rather do a recon then swap it over.

Not a desperate need, so if youre reading this in 2020, do reply :)



Unimog build threads / Re: HGV Mot - '61 404
« on: September 13, 2019, 10:01:25 pm »
Oh, and online taxing system asked me to confirm it was exempt, without prompting - which reassured me in my thinking.


Unimog build threads / HGV Mot - '61 404
« on: September 13, 2019, 09:52:40 pm »

Ingrid the sports-mog (has a vacuum advance dizzy  :) ) hasn't seen much use recently - but is about to.

When we got her, she was a Q plate recovery truck, we registered her properly as a '61 HGV and have an age related plate. We've always MOT'd her (usually successfully :) ) but have struggled this year, because a lot of places won't test petrols (never been a problem before)

Anyhow, it got me to looking at whether we *needed* an MOT. When the law changed a few years ago I didn't think it affected us, but I think they've changed the wording on the site to suggest we don't need one

" 4. Large vehicle information
Some large vehicles are exempt from testing.
Large goods vehicles (defined as vehicles more than 3.5 tonnes) or buses and public service vehicles (defined with 8 or more passenger seats) which are used commercially require a valid test certificate if:
    the vehicle has been substantially changed in the last 30 years
    it is a large goods vehicle and is used when laden or towing a laden trailer
" *

We're non commercial, and the only major change was made more than 30 years ago. Anyone in the same position, or with a more definitive view?



* - https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/historic-classic-vehicles-mot-exemption-criteria/historic-classic-vehicles-mot-exemption-criteria#large-vehicle-information

Meetings and Events / Re: Mercedes Offroad Wentworth
« on: November 18, 2018, 05:53:11 pm »
Totally up for it.

jim "lovely run over the cat and fiddle"

Mog Spotting / Hobgoblin Unimog
« on: November 13, 2018, 10:09:19 pm »
Just before halloween I saw a Hobgoblin liveried Mog (1450?) headed into Manchester on the back of a truck. Since Ingrid the mog was restored under the influence of hobgoblin, I tweeted them to ask where it was going. They ignored me, so I now boycott them and drink old peculiar.

Anyone else seen it?


Introduce Yourself / Re: Back on the road!
« on: September 07, 2018, 10:57:16 pm »
The seals all seem ok (fingers crossed)

It's the standard M180 2.2 petrol engine, but ours has a vacuum advance carb on it. It wasn't plumbed when we got it, but having added the vacuum line it makes a massive difference. Tricky to tune though (not my job)

We ended up with the military dizzy as well and tried that, yuk. It's much faster than stock and sounds awesome.


Introduce Yourself / Back on the road!
« on: September 01, 2018, 06:11:26 pm »
After something of a hiatus replacing the engine output seal (may write that up, if I can be bothered), Ingrid the Mog is back on the road.

Sailed through the test.

But on the usual pre-motorway shake down run I got an overheated brake, and it was bloody hot. Had to get water from a nice lady who lived opposite. We had been running in the direction of a farm we know, and ended up there - suffering this indignity...

Turned out only to be a slightly corroded slave cylinder and we managed a good field fix.

Which meant we could get her back to my house in manchester.

Where she could meet my other mogs

Finally, we had to go the Manchester Royal Infirmary (for utterly trivial reasons), and the wife had the car, so off we went. The multi storey declared itself 2.1M high, the mog is 2.05M high, so we went in. Turns out some bits are lower than that, but we made it.

 Nice to have her on the road again.


Unimog Pictures, Vids and Brochures! / Re: Unimog vids (started 13/11/2012)
« on: September 01, 2018, 05:01:09 pm »
A couple from me from the mogstock we did very many years ago, apologies if if posted them already, couldn't spot them\




Introduce Yourself / Re: Planning to switch from Land Rover to Unimog
« on: September 01, 2018, 11:12:53 am »
Sort of relevant....

Land Rover 101 + Unimog 404 vs Unimog 1750 Ag spec



Introduce Yourself / Re: Anyone in Cheshire?
« on: September 01, 2018, 11:09:29 am »
Hey Pete,

This is the first time I've been back to this forum since I wrote that message - we broke down in your bit of cheshire, and had to abandon it for a couple of days.

But we're road legal. Have you bought one? Let me know if you're about.


North England / Any NW meets?
« on: March 15, 2018, 11:01:27 pm »

I really enjoyed meeting you guys - what - 2 years ago. Any plans for a meetup?


Introduce Yourself / Re: Anyone in Cheshire?
« on: March 15, 2018, 09:21:46 pm »

I'm in Manchester, but my (actually half mine) mog lives in north Cheshire. It's a 404, which we're just getting ready for MOT - when the weather warms

http://www.foodfight.org.uk is me

Drop me a message, I'm sure you can have a drive round a field - where are you?


Meetings and Events / Re: MOG-MEET 2016
« on: March 27, 2016, 06:26:36 pm »

Lovely to meet you guys. The heavens opened just as I got home. I've got the mog back to it's home in cheshire and everything, about 80 miles on her today (and a substantial amount of mud), which is the most for a while.

See you soon,


Meetings and Events / Re: MOG-MEET 2016
« on: March 23, 2016, 03:02:25 pm »

Will a late registration work out? I'm struggling to get child cover. Obviously, not paying by cheque..



Introduce Yourself / Howdy all from a 404 owner
« on: April 23, 2015, 08:13:24 pm »
Hi all,

I recognise some names from years ago when i hung out on benzworld/difflock/tx404. A smaller number of you may have been to one of the Mogstock's I ran many years ago in the Northwest/Midlands area.

I'm Jim in manchester, proud co owner of a 404 doka with a hiab and a winch

lots of pictures and stuff on http://www.foodfight.org.uk/mog

We've had "Ingrid" for 10 years now, 2 years to restore her and she's been mostly on the road for the last 8. She has been off the road for a year but we're gonna get her back on it now. We registered as a HGV, so have a plate and everything, getting ready for a test now.

She's mostly in very good nick, but we have some starter issues (we need a new starter pinion and brushes) - waiting for Manfred at Westfield to get some in.

In other news, I have two daughters now, which sort of explains why I stopped spending 2 hr's a day talking nonsense about old tractors on the interwebulator.

Anyway, I just stumbled across this club/website earlier, and thought I'd say Hi.

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