This is dogsbody, signing in from across the pond in a cold & damp North Wales.
Luckily I stumbled across your site while searching for an A-series to import.
I've done a fair bit of research, but I'm very happy to know there's a forum! And, no doubt, a fountain of knowledge...
I'll be asking many questions... and once I take the plunge and buy one, I promise I'll keep you updated.