The All New, New "What have you done to your Bay today" thread.

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by top banana racing, Aug 27, 2015.

  1. Marzydj

    Marzydj Supporter

    If anyone is interested I am blogging my visits to the cathedrals, link below:
     
  2. Link missing, fella!
     
  3. Marzydj

    Marzydj Supporter

    Sums up my weekend! I should have said in the signature(?) here it is:
    https://vwpilgrim.uk/
     
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  4. Dubs

    Dubs Sponsor supporter extraordinaire

    Are you still in Ely @Marzydj ?

    I will be picking my good lady up from her work in Ely about 5 today, and have a gasket kit I could drop off to you if it’s still needed?
     
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  5. Marzydj

    Marzydj Supporter

    You're a star! I'm in Cambridge but very happy to come and meet you in Ely if that's ok? I've sent a DM (I think!)
     
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  6. Have you considered growing your own paintbrushes, Jim ;)?
     
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  7. JamesLey

    JamesLey Sponsor

    I had a bit of a neaten up today, I'll send the clippings your way as part of my DIY kit. :thumbsup:
     
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  8. Quick run over with the Flymo, that'll look fine :thumbsup:
     
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  9. Marzydj

    Marzydj Supporter

    @Dubs saves the day - thank you so much! Fitting tomorrow.
     

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  10. Dubs

    Dubs Sponsor supporter extraordinaire

    Happy to help! :)
     
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  11. mikedjames

    mikedjames Supporter

    Took out an unused RJ45 socket in the under bus connector box and replaced with a waterproof 12 volt connector for lighting and USB charge points in the awning. Found some going cheap on a 4x4 winch sellers stand at Stafford in February . They were selling RF remote controls and stripping the wired controls for parts as far as I could tell. So the plug and socket came from a wired winch remote.
    I am fed up with having to sit right beside the bus and forgetting and shutting the slider on cables..

    And tidied up wiring on the stereo speakers. I think the biggest problem was the Halfords DIN adaptor plugs and sockets where the sockets had opened out and become intermittent. Replaced solder and insulation tape with solder and heatshrink.
     
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  12. Soggz

    Soggz An inquisitive supporter

    Did the ‘cam burn’ thing, changed the oil, and drove it up and down the bypass a few times. Seems to go ok, stalled a few times at junctions, but pulled well. Guess I have to cram up on carb set up and timing.
     
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  13. mikedjames

    mikedjames Supporter

    Because I have one very shiny bare alloy wheel, I am slowly cleaning and polishing the rest. Managed to take one wheel down to 2000 grade sandpaper before polishing. Waxed it to keep it good while I get around to it..
     
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  14. Did you get a set of steels Mike?
     
  15. mikedjames

    mikedjames Supporter

    Nothing yet. Still contemplating options. I just went for the only 5 spoke EMPI style in stock anywhere as I needed it 2 days before Techenders. Discussed some wheels with @davidoft ..
     
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  16. There was someone on here that had offered you a set for free I don’t know if you had missed the post.
     
  17. Chrisd

    Chrisd Supporter

    How very oddo_O
    I was looking underneath the camper where the lpg tank used to live and saw a long spring attached to the beam....investigating further, it seems to be an old accelerator spring....just what I was missing! It's slightly stretched in one area, but I'm cleaning it to see if I can use it.
     
  18. mikedjames

    mikedjames Supporter

    I took it on a round trip to Bristol to load up some of No2 daughters stuff to bring home after finishing at university.

    On the way out - 60-68mph no trouble. On the way back having to leave it at under half throttle to go up hills at 50-60mph, watching the CHTs climbing because of the weight of stuff in the back.

    Because of a crash on the M27, we took it via back roads from Winchester, where it was impossible to go fast enough to overheat it..

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  19. Fitted a new speedo cable as the original snapped after about 100 miles of my use. Took if for a spin to Quarry Bank Mill (local fascist national trust place) where I managed to destroy the latch in the slider…
     
  20. mikedjames

    mikedjames Supporter

    Was that a problem with lubrication on the speedo cable, or just an old cable at the end of its life ?
     

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