Alvis Stawart information

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Re: Alvis Stawart information

Post by martin shaw » Sun Aug 04, 2019 4:39 pm

Those Tornado and Harrier pilots are nothing more than military vehicle vandals! There's no wonder the price of these things are going up! They ought to be hunted down and made accountable! :)

I can think of a lot more things I would have chosen for target practice, but that's a whole other thread!
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Re: Alvis Stawart information

Post by martin shaw » Sat Aug 10, 2019 6:30 pm

Operation Stalwart update...….

Got talking to a company that does Cat C training and test. Great! The conversation went as follows;

Instructor - "Why are you doing the Cat C, for work?"
Me - "No, I'm wanting to be able to drive a Stalwart"
Instructor - "A what?"
Me - "A Stalwart, six wheel drive amphibious ex-army vehicle"
Instructor - "Interesting, lets a have a google. Hmm, you do know its too wide to go on the road don't you?"

Then the tumble weed blew through the building.

So it seems that this little 'itch' is going to have to remain unscratched for the time being. Although its still a great idea, it would turn into an expensive toy to only use on my land, or if I want to take it somewhere, I have to get it trailered. Not good and not practical. If it had been a pre 1960 vehicle, its seems I could drive it on a cycling proficiency badge!

I need another motorbike.
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Re: Alvis Stawart information

Post by arceye » Sat Aug 10, 2019 6:48 pm

Oh that's a shame. I am sure that must be a mistake though as I see wider vehicles than that on the road ?
Would that include a Humber Pig ? As I am in a raffle to win one. :roll:
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Re: Alvis Stawart information

Post by martin shaw » Sat Aug 10, 2019 6:59 pm

The annoying thing is, the Stolly is 2.6m wide, but the law says 8.5 feet, then it becomes a wide load. The conversion puts it at 1cm, yes 1cm too wide. I couldn't believe it either, but I only need one captain pedantic to pull me and that would be that, along with a lot of explaining.

So, as I said, that's that for the time being.
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Re: Alvis Stawart information

Post by Wirralman » Sat Aug 10, 2019 7:07 pm

The Saladin and Saracen are just a tad narrower at 2.54m just squeezing inside the 2.55m max limit.

The Stolly is just a tad wider at 2.62m- what a shame

A Saracen is easy to drive on pubic roads but still has a 'presence' i.e. everyone gets out of your way😊 and are good fun - on driver training we used to drive them up and down 20 ish steps between the upper and lower parade square
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Re: Alvis Stawart information

Post by Wirralman » Sat Aug 10, 2019 7:15 pm

arceye wrote:
Sat Aug 10, 2019 6:48 pm
Oh that's a shame. I am sure that must be a mistake though as I see wider vehicles than that on the road ?
Would that include a Humber Pig ? As I am in a raffle to win one. :roll:
You may see wider vehicles on the road but you need special licences, escorts etc

Just looked up the Pig- only 2.04 m so you're well in. Same engine as a Ferret
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Re: Alvis Stawart information

Post by DonR » Sun Aug 11, 2019 8:51 am

I thought half the point of a Stolly was that you didn't need roads ? :D :D :D Just plot a course and go in a straight line ?
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