Techenders 21-23 September 2018

Discussion in 'Shows Events' started by Baysearcher, Aug 31, 2018.

  1. Baysearcher

    Baysearcher [secret moderator]

    Afternoon all,

    Most of you know the score, but as an open event I'm mindful some of you reading this may not, so I'll start with a bit of an intro:

    What is TECHENDERS?
    TECHENDERS is a meeting where (mostly) bay owners camp and fix/learn about their vans in a central location. It's a chance to ask all those questions you have, or just compare your engine and oily bits to someone elses. There is always plenty of assistance or back up from people who've probably done the job before.

    Where is it held?
    It's at Victoria Farm near Lutterworth (LE17 5AU) http://www.victoria-farm.org/

    When is it?
    It's held twice yearly and this years 2nd will be over the weekend of 21st - 23rd September. You can arrive whenever you like, but most tend to arrive Friday afternoon / evening. Stay as long as you like, it's a working campsite.

    Who can come?
    Anyone, including pets or kids - come to mess with vans or just come for a weekend break.

    What can i expect?
    It's whatever you make of it. In the past we've removed, rebuilt, and replaced engines, or just helped people change a bulb. All we ask is you explain fully what you expect to do and do it early. There's no use saying "can i take my engine out" on saturday night.... Also, be aware we won't do your work for you; we expect you to get dirty and we can point you in the right direction.
    If you do intend doing some spannering, don'tforget a tarp or similar to keep oil off the grass!

    What about entertainment and food?
    This isn't a vw show, it's just people meeting at a campsite owned by a vw owner who lets us use his facilites. There are no stalls or tat, it's just camping. There is usually a run to the local curry house for a feed Saturday night, and the local shops are 10 minutes away with a Morrisons etc. There will be a fully stocked bar in the heated barn with Carling for @1973daisey and Doom and Thatchers for proper drinkers. The site owner is a vw nut and has a 4 post lift which he usually lets us have use of if pre-warned.
    Breakfast will be available Saturday and Sunday in the barn at £5. Order when you book in.

    What will it cost?
    It’s £10 a night to camp with no hook up or £12 with. We don't take any money, this charge is from the site. Electric is limited in the lower field although there is plenty in the top field if needed - you can always walk or drive down during the day. If you intend to use electric, please pay for it. It's cheap so don't take the pi55.
    There's no need to pre-book; just pay on arrival.


    If i've missed anything, ask away. Plenty havebeen before and will answer questions.

    Below try to make a list of who's coming and what they want to do. Try to copy and paste the list now and again, for me to give to Eddy a rough idea of numbers.
    Try to update the list with your wishes of things to do and questions you'd like to get answered about the event. I know it's hard but let's try to keep it tidy..

    Although Techenders is publicised on the late bay, they do not endorse or have any say on therunning of it. It's just a meet up. Techenders is owned by no-one and runs itself. It isn't "structured" so don't expect a timetable. If you want help ASK. A wise man once said "if you don't ask, you don't get."

    Cheers all
    Thanks
     
    Last edited: Sep 4, 2018
  2. Dazza

    Dazza Eyebrow not high brow

    @Dazza just the Friday night - just mooching and spending a couple of hours in the pig in muck
     
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  3. I'm at Eddys tomorrow...
    Splitty version of techenders... "splitEnders"..
     
  4. Baysearcher

    Baysearcher [secret moderator]

    Baysearcher - Bearings / brakes?
    Dazza - Mooching
    Art B - Bar man?
     
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  5. Baysearcher - Bearings / brakes?
    Dazza - Mooching
    Art B - Bar man?
    scrooge95 - fitting Buttys Bits throttle linkage (any experience advice appreciated) and getting sliding door off, fitting new seal, adjusting so it closes nicely (definite help required please!)
     
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  6. Baysearcher - Bearings / brakes?
    Dazza - Mooching
    Art B - Bar man?
    scrooge95 - fitting Buttys Bits throttle linkage (any experience advice appreciated) and getting sliding door off, fitting new seal, adjusting so it closes nicely (definite help required please!)
    Louey - providing support and entertainment (?) or laying a sledgehammer into the camper if it doesn't start behaving.
     
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  7. Baysearcher - Bearings / brakes?
    Dazza - Mooching
    Art B - Bar man?
    scrooge95 - fitting Buttys Bits throttle linkage (any experience advice appreciated) and getting sliding door off, fitting new seal, adjusting so it closes nicely (definite help required please!)
    Louey - providing support and entertainment (?) or laying a sledgehammer into the camper if it doesn't start behaving.
    MorkC68 - probably the Saturday (but may head over Friday teatime) to lurk with ones camera & take some photo's.
     
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  8. oooh - another interesting project - shame I can't come this time :-(
     
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  9. Sorry can’t seem to copy and paste, but would like to come! Just Friday & Saturday.

    If someone could show me how to adjust & fit spark plugs, replace leads, dizzy cap etc. Oh and check that I’ve got the fan belt right! And if I can hover & learn that would be great!


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  10. Drag junior CollyP x 2 along, it'll be fine, there's plenty of 'responsible' adults around to keep an eye on them :burp:;)
     
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  11. 1. please could you point out these 'responsible' adults next time I'm there - I must have missed them.
    2. bloomin' football season!!! :-(
     
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  12. Well I've never met any!
     
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  13. Dazza

    Dazza Eyebrow not high brow

    I think I witnessed sensible behaviour last September when Brian potter went to the Pig in Muck , maybe we thought we were just sensible?
     
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  14. 1. Baysearcher - Bearings / brakes?
    2. Dazza - Mooching
    3. Art B - Bar man?
    4. scrooge95 - fitting Buttys Bits throttle linkage (any experience advice appreciated) and getting sliding door off, fitting new seal, adjusting so it closes nicely (definite help required please!)
    5.Louey - providing support and entertainment (?) or laying a sledgehammer into the camper if it doesn't start behaving.
    6. MorkC68 - probably the Saturday (but may head over Friday teatime) to lurk with ones camera & take some photo's.[/QUOTE]
    7. paulcalf - putting it up on Eddie's ramp (if that is ok with him), removing belly pans, checking gear linkage etc
     
  15. I bet @Geordie and @crossy2112 will be there so there'll definitely be some other kids for them to play with!!:rolleyes:
     
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  16. 7. paulcalf - putting it up on Eddie's ramp (if that is ok with him), removing belly pans, checking gear linkage etc[/QUOTE]


    Eddys brand new ramp...
     
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  17. 7. paulcalf - putting it up on Eddie's ramp (if that is ok with him), removing belly pans, checking gear linkage etc[/QUOTE]
    8. Lord Congi - sleeping
     
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  18. 1. Baysearcher - Bearings / brakes?
    2. Dazza - Mooching
    3. Art B - Bar man?
    4. scrooge95 - fitting Buttys Bits throttle linkage (any experience advice appreciated) and getting sliding door off, fitting new seal, adjusting so it closes nicely (definite help required please!)
    5.Louey - providing support and entertainment (?) or laying a sledgehammer into the camper if it doesn't start behaving.
    6. MorkC68 - probably the Saturday (but may head over Friday teatime) to lurk with ones camera & take some photo's.[/QUOTE]
    7. paulcalf - putting it up on Eddie's ramp (if that is ok with him), removing belly pans, checking gear linkage etc
    8. Lord Congi - sleeping
    9. Ermintrude - exhaust gasket (if i remember which vintage speed exhaust it is) to stop the embarrassingly loud backfiring :oops:, sorting dropped drivers' window once and for all, sliding door lock, and fix interior light. will likely need help/advice with all of this but will have lots of beer with me! :burp:New stereo from @Lasty and not listening as you all point out the rusty wheel arch and gutter :(
     
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  19. 1. Baysearcher - Bearings / brakes?
    2. Dazza - Mooching
    3. Art B - Bar man?
    4. scrooge95 - fitting Buttys Bits throttle linkage (any experience advice appreciated) and getting sliding door off, fitting new seal, adjusting so it closes nicely (definite help required please!)
    5.Louey - providing support and entertainment (?) or laying a sledgehammer into the camper if it doesn't start behaving.
    6. MorkC68 - probably the Saturday (but may head over Friday teatime) to lurk with ones camera & take some photo's.[/QUOTE]
    7. paulcalf - putting it up on Eddie's ramp (if that is ok with him), removing belly pans, checking gear linkage etc
    8. Lord Congi - sleeping
    9. Ermintrude - exhaust gasket (if i remember which vintage speed exhaust it is) to stop the embarrassingly loud backfiring :oops:, sorting dropped drivers' window once and for all, sliding door lock, and fix interior light. will likely need help/advice with all of this but will have lots of beer with me! :burp:New stereo from @Lasty and not listening as you all point out the rusty wheel arch and gutter :(
    10.S1mon - Be late friday after working not doing much just watching @scrooge95 playing with butty's bits.
     
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  20. 7. paulcalf - putting it up on Eddie's ramp (if that is ok with him), removing belly pans, checking gear linkage etc
    8. Lord Congi - sleeping
    9. Ermintrude - exhaust gasket (if i remember which vintage speed exhaust it is) to stop the embarrassingly loud backfiring :oops:, sorting dropped drivers' window once and for all, sliding door lock, and fix interior light. will likely need help/advice with all of this but will have lots of beer with me! :burp:New stereo from @Lasty and not listening as you all point out the rusty wheel arch and gutter :(
    10.S1mon - Be late friday after working not doing much just watching @scrooge95 playing with butty's bits.[/QUOTE]

    @S1mon that sounds so wrong!
     
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