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#61 OFFLINE   nigel bickle

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Posted 09 October 2018 - 09:09 PM

You Sir, are a star!

About 220 busy miles in that, with nil prep and non existent backup, something that hasn’t moved for years and looks like a Steptoe reject?

Bloody marvellous. Well done that man

That sort of tale is what keeps me here. Excellent
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Posted 09 October 2018 - 09:22 PM

Thanks for the kind words, I can't say I didn't pucker up when I passed a DVSA vehicle at the side of the M5!
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Posted 09 October 2018 - 09:24 PM

You must of had some lucky heather growing out of one of the rusty holes not to get a tug on the collectioneering . Top bombing .
Good luck with the welding marathon
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Posted 09 October 2018 - 09:27 PM

Get some more arsed and get some more pictures

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Posted 09 October 2018 - 09:33 PM

You Sir, are a star!

About 220 busy miles in that, with nil prep and non existent backup, something that hasn’t moved for years and looks like a Steptoe reject?

Bloody marvellous. Well done that man

That sort of tale is what keeps me here. Excellent

Thanks. That means a lot.
My legs have never ached so much from driving, the throttle linkage was so stiff I used both feet and sometimes even used an arm pushed on both feet for a rest*. That needs looking at as the pedal top is about an inch square so my feet as well as my legs are fucked as that sort of pressure on that sort of area is less than ideal.
Good times though and I can't wait to get started.
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Posted 10 October 2018 - 07:21 AM

You must of...

 

Must HAVE or Must've. Sorry. Grinds my gears a bit...


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Posted 10 October 2018 - 07:37 AM

You Sir, are a star!

About 220 busy miles in that, with nil prep and non existent backup, something that hasn’t moved for years and looks like a Steptoe reject?

Bloody marvellous. Well done that man

That sort of tale is what keeps me here. Excellent

 

Absolutely.  Me too.

 

BTW Nigel, near to Liege, but in Germany.  Aachen area?  Just wondered - am well familiar with that territory - Vaals etc....


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Posted 10 October 2018 - 07:38 AM

Must HAVE or Must've. Sorry. Grinds my gears a bit...

 

I am fully behind you on this. 


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Posted 10 October 2018 - 07:59 AM

Near Warenne, n e of Liege. Mother gaffe. Pop in/ out to keep a watching brief.

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Posted 10 October 2018 - 08:04 AM

Must HAVE or Must've. Sorry. Grinds my gears a bit...


Take a deep breath , pick yer dummy up off the floor and go and spell check some car magazine articles . No one's perfick and most people's could na give a flying fuck
So jog on
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Posted 10 October 2018 - 08:36 AM

IIRC the 811 was the same engine as the 709 but with a turbo. The 814 in the Vario was a "tuned" version.

The 508/608D used the 3782cc OM314 rated at 84bhp, 609/709/809D used the 3972cc OM364 rated at 86bhp, 611/711/811D used an LPT variant of the OM364 pushing out 106bhp, 814D was HPT at 136bhp. I suspect the lowest weight Dudos (L307?) used the same mill as the wee 207D. I've never seen a T2 614D or 714D, but I have driven a T2 809D and you could buy a SWB 814D which I expect negated the point of a 714D.

Varios are a different kettle of fish; the 810D, 813D, 614D, 814D, 616D and 816D all used the 4250cc OM904 engine at various power outputs; x13 and x16 replaced x10 and x14 atround 2006.

HOWEVER... if you were a total masochist you could specifiy a 512D or a 612D Vario with the 2.9 5-pot from the Sprinter. No idea why they just didn't used the derated OM904 from the 810D Vario but heyho.

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Posted 10 October 2018 - 09:33 AM

Near Warenne, n e of Liege. Mother gaffe. Pop in/ out to keep a watching brief.

Most of my time now split Normandy ( other ageing p) & U.K right now

There’s a great walk from Liege to Aachen, through Vaals etc. It’s basically an old disused railway line, so cuts through loads of cool wee stations, but most notably, loads of really cool old war emplacements like Fort Batisse etc. Really worth a look, and also very chod-heavy along the way. We used to walk it every year for my mates birthday and camp In the evenings
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Posted 10 October 2018 - 10:21 AM

Noted, but I rarely get time to go for a walk these days, sadly. Cheers though
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Posted 10 October 2018 - 11:58 AM

I suspect the lowest weight Dudos (L307?) used the same mill as the wee 207D.

 

There was a 406D, for even more relaxed progress.

 

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The owner of this has even used it for car collection. Hero!

 

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Posted 11 October 2018 - 05:01 PM

Err. Yeah.
The bus is far enough away, big pile of wood chippings, no flames, just smoldering away but somebody reported it.
I didn't light the fire before you ask...


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Posted 14 October 2018 - 09:03 AM

I got struck down with some nasty 24hour lurgy type thing on Friday and spent 18 hours in bed trying to sleep it off.
Bloody marvelous, was itching to get to work on this all week but yesterday I could only muster enough energy to rip out some more of the inside and prod some bits that give me "teh fears".
Today it is lashing down so there'll be no outside work again but I'll go up and do a bit more ripping out and hopefully get the keys to the shipping container.
I was given a 3 way fridge, small oven and broken generator when I was collecting it and fixed the genny during the week so power tools are go when the rain stops.

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Posted Yesterday, 05:17 PM

I have found a source of repair panels for this.
Quite reasonably priced and the man is an encyclopedia of knowledge on these things.
I went up after work today with the generator and a grinder with knotted wheel attached. Quite surprised how solid some of it is really, don't get me wrong, theres a lot of welding to do but not as much as i previously thought.
With the repair panels, all the cosmetic bits will be easy. The hard bit is where the fibreglass roof meets the metal. The top is going have to come off to do it properly and I'm going to need to push myself into it and get it done.
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Posted Yesterday, 08:51 PM

Don't suppose they're a similarly possible source of repair panels for the smaller T1 vans are they? Especially windscreen scuttle and bonnet...I have a 208D here which is in need of attention in those areas...

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Posted Today, 06:02 AM

I found a fair amount of stuff on ebayUK for the smaller T1s.
If you search for T1 instead of 207d quite a bit comes up if you haven't tried that.
Otherwise, I'm sure that parts can sourced from Germany, I'll ask next time I speak to him.




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