1984 Caravelle

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Lockdown: Just had a thought, the spare wheel, it sits there unloved. I always look at it from time to time, thinking, I should do something about its condition. What better time...I'll drop it out and see what state it is in. I know the tyre is pretty bald, but can I remove it at home with a crow bar, so I can rattle-can the wheel, hmm - ponder.
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... like they said at British Leyland during the 70’s, “that’ll do”

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I think the tyre will just about make it to the nearest kwik-fit should it ever get used.

I like the 14” Steelies.
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If I had a white bus, I’d be seriously considering this vinyl wrap :)

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Love the boxed wheel arches.
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Changed the oil & filter. I’ve done a whopping 1584 miles since last change in June 2019! Ordered some spark plugs, been a while. K&N air filter, spotless. Changed a few vacuum lines to the carb. Carb cleaned the jets. Starts on the bottom, revs freely. Service Done.

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I had the 32mm (early) Stainless Steel coolant pipes fitted to replace the factory mild steel ones many moons ago.
Never had any coolant leaks, or coolant loss since. Good investment. I had the handbrakes cables done same time as they share some of the routing under the van.
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Cork floor comes out when it becomes a builders van. Handy!

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Powerflex bushes & Bilstein B8’s

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Bought a set of Brickwerks numbered ‘pin’ HT leads. Shame the numbers 1 & 2 are upside down on the leads and the embossed logo is too on all but No4 and king lead. Or do I have OCD?
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Mine where 2 labels the wrong way round too  :idea
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Tracking done today. I had a bit of steering wheel wobble at 70mph. Too much camber, which was good in a way as I am at -70mm drop and had changed it myself to max camber with the eccentric washes. Had toe in too. All fixed, a joy to drive now.
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Air Brake Hose replaced.

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