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Re: Not a restoration.

Posted: 14 Jul 2019, 19:13
by bigbadbob76
My favourite spot in Glen Orchy.... taken over by gin palaces. So we had to move on. Found a nice spot in the woods instead.

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In case you're wondering why the young lady has a square round her face....
I took the photo with my camera, copied it to the laptop and tried to put it on flikr but forgot my login.
so... I posted it on facebook, took a screenshot on my phone and posted it here using tapatalk.
Somewhere along the way, facebook recognised that the lady does actually have a face and though it would highlight the fact to me in case I hadn't noticed.
Thinking about it though... Modern technology is wonderful, I should have linked my phone to my camera and copied it over. oh well.
I've never been one for naming my van but she decided it looked like a Steve, it promptly stalled on me so I guess it's not a Steve. I suspect it's female anyway. :run

Re: Not a restoration.

Posted: 25 Jul 2019, 17:58
by bigbadbob76
Midgie mesh. Woohoo. That'll keep the little buggers out.

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Re: Not a restoration.

Posted: 02 Sep 2019, 09:15
by bigbadbob76
Latest addition to the van.
It shades the solar but there's not much i can do about that apart from taking the kayak off when parked up.

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the two aluminium tubes fit snugly into grooves in the hull of the kayak to keep it if from sliding sideways and also lift it clear of the solar panel.
Note the beautiful TIG welds on the tube mounts, it helps to know a man who's good with TIG.
Loading is done from the front of the van by sliding it up on a towel to avoid damaging the solar at the rear.

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It does fit in the van but that's not really an option with 2 of us and dogs.

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Re: Not a restoration.

Posted: 09 Oct 2019, 15:25
by bigbadbob76
Well... my daily driver (golf 1.4 tsi) needs a radiator, possibly a water pump, possibly a battery, definitely an MOT and a service...
So the van is my daily this month. :D
It's more reliable than the Golf but twice as thirsty.
Heading for Lauder at the end of the month and home via Oban.... I'll be taking the van for piece of mind. 8)

Re: Not a restoration.

Posted: 24 Oct 2019, 19:56
by bigbadbob76
937carrera wrote:Hah, it's funny, Lauder is 250 miles south for you, if we go away for a short weekend Wooler up in Northumbria is a favourite, both just t'other side of the border.

I'm heading for Lauder and Lindesfarne/Holy island next week Carrera, let me know if you'll be in Wooler. my GF was there last week. :ok

Re: Not a restoration.

Posted: 24 Oct 2019, 20:35
by 937carrera
It's good of you to remember, but I doubt I'll be there as I have a Polo daily that has decided coolant should be slowly evacuated out of the tailpipe, and a new HG has not fixed it. Time to whip the head off again and have a proper look. https://uk-polos.net/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=73838

I'm concerned that there's a crack down a bore :cry: :cry: :cry:

Do try the Italian if you go to Wooler, it IS very good (and I have worked in Milan)

Re: Not a restoration.

Posted: 25 Oct 2019, 07:26
by bigbadbob76
Aye, I've heard good things about the Italian place. :D
Sorry to hear your Polo woes, fingers crossed for you.
My Golf needs a waterpump/supercharger clutch. parts on order and hoping to get it done when I get back, weather permitting.
There's snow on the hills today for the first time this year.

Re: Not a restoration.

Posted: 25 Oct 2019, 10:50
by itchyfeet
bigbadbob76 wrote: There's snow on the hills today for the first time this year.

Didn't you have any in January or February? :D

Re: Not a restoration.

Posted: 11 Nov 2019, 20:31
by bigbadbob76
937carrera wrote:Do try the Italian if you go to Wooler, it IS very good (and I have worked in Milan)

We went to Limmoncello in Berwick for pizza, is that the one you meant? it was ok but I wouldn't write home to my mother about it.
Holy island was nice but packed with tourists.
The bookshop in Alnwick serves cheese with their fruitcake, now that's class!!! :lol:

Ok Itchy... let me re-phrase that... first snow this winter. :roll: :lol: :lol:
The frost killed my main battery and I had to jump start it off my leisure battery or roll start it down a hill but at least you can do that with these engines,
my golf would probably report me to VW for engine abuse if I tried to do that to it.

Re: Not a restoration.

Posted: 11 Nov 2019, 21:03
by 937carrera
bigbadbob76 wrote:
We went to Limmoncello in Berwick for pizza, is that the one you meant? it was ok but I wouldn't write home to my mother about it.

No, the place you need to go to is the Milan restaurant in Wooler http://milan-restaurant.co.uk/menu.html

Limoncello is a very nice drink - brought some back from italy with us and it stayed chilled in the fridge for ages :roll:

bigbadbob76 wrote: The bookshop in Alnwick serves cheese with their fruitcake, now that's class!!! :lol:

Well, yes, of course, cheese should be served with fruit cake. Wensleydale or Lancashire is best. Get down to my neck of the woods and it's served with apple pie. I have never had it that way, but do enjoy sliced Granny Smiths with cheese on toast, which is apple with cheese, rather than the other way round.

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Re: Not a restoration.

Posted: 11 Nov 2019, 22:50
by 937carrera
Pure coincindence.... I'm just having a coffee, with a piece of christmas cake (2018) and a lump of Cheddar :lol:

Re: Not a restoration.

Posted: 25 Nov 2020, 11:27
by bigbadbob76
Hi everyone.
Hope you're all ok.
Not been on for a while, life and lockdown have meant I've not done much to, or with, the van this year but I did get out for a couple of trips away and it's still going strong, due for it's annual welding in January thanks to the extended MOT.
Stay safe people. :ok

Re: Not a restoration.

Posted: 25 Nov 2020, 16:49
by weimarbus
Hi Bob, good to hear from you :ok

Re: Not a restoration.

Posted: 28 Nov 2020, 19:07
by RogerT
:ok

Re: Not a restoration.

Posted: 28 Nov 2020, 22:41
by 937carrera
Good to hear from you BBB, and all is OK

The van must be going well as you haven't been on here for so long... keep dropping in

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