First post here - and thank you

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourselves' started by Sunset74, Sep 17, 2023.

  1. Sunset74

    Sunset74 Supporter

    Hi folks

    I've been lurking here since getting a 1974 Westfalia US import about 6 months ago.

    In addition to general servicing, jobs done to date have included replacing holed oil cooler (garage did that one), fixing fan hub oil leak, rocker cover oil leak, replacing ancient on board charger and most of the leisure wiring, new leisure battery, changed all tyres for Vantras, fixed all the broken instrument panel lights, fitted a 123 dizzy, added a vacuum advance to the carb, moved the petrol filter & pump under the bus, replaced all fuel hoses and added a cut off solenoid and inertia switch, replaced missing gearahift bush. Still much to do, next job is breathers.

    In return our van has given us 8 great weekends away from South Devon to the Gower. Really impressed by how well she goes and how practical she is for camping.

    This site has been a brilliant resource, thank you all,

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  2. MorkC68

    MorkC68 Administrator

    Welcome to the forum Ian.

    Glad its been of use to you and encouraged you to get stuck in and carry out essential repairs.

    Feel free to post up some links and pictures / reviews in the camping section.

    You have got to love Westfalia's for practicality!
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  3. Poptop2

    Poptop2 Administrator

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  4. hailfrank

    hailfrank Admin esq.

    Welcome to the forum
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  5. Welcome along , and well done for getting stuck in :thumbsup:

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  6. Hello there you know Orange is the best colour right ;)
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  7. Sunset74

    Sunset74 Supporter

    People definitely see us coming!
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  8. Flakey

    Flakey Supporter

    We like pictures
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  9. DubCat

    DubCat Sponsor

    Watcha! :D
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  10. crossy2112

    crossy2112 Supporter

    Cheeky o_O
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  11. crossy2112

    crossy2112 Supporter

    Welcome along :thumbsup:
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  12. Welcome. Nice bus - westy's are the best (obvs).
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  13. Chrisd

    Chrisd Supporter

    Welcome to our club, community, slightly looney bin meeting place:)
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  14. Welcome aboard Ian from sunny Northants:thumbsup:
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  15. Welcome :)
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  16. Day


    Enjoy your bus.
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  17. Sunset74

    Sunset74 Supporter

    Am going to try to add a picture. Here we are taking a break on the way back from Devon (with the M5 shut, turning it into a 6 hour journey). 20230811_125541~2.jpg
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  18. docjohn

    docjohn Supporter

    Hello, and welcome
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  19. Sunset74

    Sunset74 Supporter

    And finally -> 20230513_193351~3.jpg
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  20. Flakey

    Flakey Supporter

    Yeh, nothing wrong with cheeky pictures too
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