Coast to coast - the aftermath!

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Coast to coast - the aftermath!

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Patrick, Dai and Neil set off from Brickwerks at about 6pm, they should be there for 8ish.
I've put the back doors on the Iltis, put some fuel in, it has a 90l tank, I chickened out when it got to £100! :shock: that was only 70l...
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New AVO adjustable dampers, sound deadening under the bonnet (Stan will thank me for that!) and the air intake plumbed up properly have all made it a bit quieter, lets see how it behaves once it leaves Huddersfield! something that it's not done before...
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Some Photos from the 'lucky' team who all made it without injury or mishap. Stories to fallow I'm sure...

Friday night farm camp
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By the coast
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Sunday morning in the clouds.
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Dia staying dry... not
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as it says in MSA handbook, motorsport can be dangerous

back home early thanks to Simon and Stan, with broken wrist due to my little slip, 2 foot fall, stone cold sober :roll:

A&E at Huddersfield brilliant, cheers to them :roll: just hope Warrington as quiet and on the ball

Good to see that the resolute few made it without further mishap yesterday :ok

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Sorry to hear that Aidan - hope you are OK.
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stuck on the m1 in traffic 90miles from home and it is still raining for a change. but i can feel the air temp rising

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stuck on the m1 in traffic 90miles from home

Not far from us then Neil..

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Limping home to Brizzle, just off M5 to fill coolant. Must be 7th time in 4 days! Thankfully no more clouds of smoke, but super rapid engine swap needed before Eire. Just glad I picked up a spare runner 2 weeks ago.
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Been home about 1 and 1/2 hours

no major probs really

CV joint fell off again this time terminal (thanks Dai for the replacement flange thingy )

and van was running sweet as nut but is now stalling at lights

sorry to hear about your wrist Aidan

thanks to everyone for really nice weekend and some great driving lanes and roads

will try to post photies later
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limped home cv banging all the way. no need for AA unlike wales...
holy good god Aiden, broken? heres me thinking you were hanging back because you wanted some space to enjoy climbing up to the step. think im gonna get a c.b. before next outing. this means Aiden did that nasty climb AND that big stone step with a broken wrist :shock: ...RRRRRESPECT!!! 8)
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Ow ow ow! You must have some of the strongest wrists around with the amount of spannering you do Aidan! Did the crack echo off the hills or just you cursing?
Bad luck...post up an x-ray pic? :lol:
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I limped away from the event yesterday with Aidan and Baxter, fish and chips in Settle were good. Not come off badly as Aidan, but engine bar got knocked adrift on first lane Sunday, engine hanging at funny angle, thankfully Baxter behind me spotted it real quick, and I fixed it quick with some big repair washers. Spent lovely evening at a quiet rural sleepy spot. After I got home noticed a big dent in the Smallcar alloy sump, and a slight oil weep, but I'm sure it can be TIG'ed good. Engine protection will be given a looking at, plus I'm considering a modest lift (still bog stock suspension on the kombi).
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heres a little vid of the stone step...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LBmHh6HEfec" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
think ive got one of Aiden doing the one Neil left a syncrosnailtrail on...
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Thanks Joe. Can you upload the one of me doing it ?
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On standby to assist with swap.

Andy

syncropatrick wrote:Limping home to Brizzle, just off M5 to fill coolant. Must be 7th time in 4 days! Thankfully no more clouds of smoke, but super rapid engine swap needed before Eire. Just glad I picked up a spare runner 2 weeks ago.
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A few pics - http://gallery.me.com/harmonywood#10081 ... &view=grid including vid of Aidan driving the same steps as Lughole 20 mins after breaking his wrist. He's hard I tell thee!

Thanks to the organisers for making the weekend an adventure. Although we didn't reach the east coast it was still memorable. I'll have to do it again to make sure I complete it. Spesh thanks to Matt, Dai, Neil and Pickles for the hand holding when my engine when capput(ish). I made it back home at 95kms/hr with only 1 stop for coolant top up. I need my DJ swapping before Eire. Help sought - http://forum.club8090.co.uk/viewtopic.php?f=37&t=86783
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