The ones who never made it back

Discussion in 'Mech Tech' started by Woodylubber, Aug 10, 2011.

  1. Even the fish has been on one... proper wet nasty night on the way back from bristol when i was living in devon... the facet fuel pump filled up with water, and i ground to a halt!!

    no pics as i was more concerned about staying dry ;)
     
  2. jivedubbin

    jivedubbin Moderator

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    some fun we had at ellesmere port due to a wrong size fuel sender gasket
     
  3. 72wilma

    72wilma Moderator

    noooooooooo! breaking down in petrol station is a bad one. Happened to us on one of our first camping trips-
    ours was the alternator. Your van looks cool on top of a lowloader though ;D
     
  4. Castleton Market Square, last week.

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    first time on a truck(with us anyway)
    she did drive on , so kept a little dignity.
    leaking carb was the problem, a bit to risky to attempt the drive home :)
     
  5. 72wilma

    72wilma Moderator

    oh dear, joyceethebluedevon, didn't anyone ever tell you "chrome don't get you home" ;)


    hope all is fixed now :)
     
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  6. Birdy

    Birdy Not Child Friendly

     
  7. 2 summers on a run - She's fine in winter :)

    1st near Bristol - respect to Baysearcher for coming out to help :thumbsup:
    Got flatbedded to the campsite late on.
    waited for a mechanic for 4 days but burnt out near Lyme Regis as it was terminal.

    2nd Near Northwich 11 months later.

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  8. On the trip from Birmingham to Brighton. At least on the bright side I saved myself about £70 in petrol.... ;)
     
  9. Birdy

    Birdy Not Child Friendly

    l am noticing that a lot of these buses are all shiny examples. Note to self: Don't wash and polish.
     
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  11. Dad keeps reminding me I'm not a true vw owner till I come home on a truck. That's fine by me, the longer the better. Lol
     
  12. Should have posted here a while ago.. I'll just add pics from the first of many.

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    The only bonus is, the van does look good in that light :D
     
  13. Arthur - the day after purchase, having snapped the only ignition key in half in the barrel

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  14. 72wilma

    72wilma Moderator

    ^ poor Arthur looking all dejected up there. Did you buy him the bum-stickers to cheer him up then? :)
     
  15. LOL@bum stickers
     
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    Why do we take these photos?

    150 (ish) miles after buying it, the coil went.
     
  18. 4 hours to do 5 miles agghhhh
    after adjusting my clutch cable at the weekend it stretched some more on the way home and after me n fletch k+++
    tried to adjust it up the cable finally snapped so rac time again did nt get no real photo or the low loader george was wanting
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    so did nt get any good pics
    new one on order and barry has been upgraded to my daily ;)
     
  19. ^ you should have shouted up mate...Ive got a bn spare cable in the westy at home...
     
  20. Typical lol
    It s home now the Rac man even shoved up my drive with the tow thingy new on order from heritage 12 hours after ordering some other bits agghh another job for the weekend
     

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