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#91 ONLINE   BorniteIdentity

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Posted 10 February 2019 - 09:28 PM

£195 isn't bad really for that distance. I was working it out the other day and by the time you factor in diesel, something to eat and 2x Dartford crossings, it'd be £100 just in fixed costs. Unless Jarek's conveyance of choice is a lot more economical than my LDV, of course - some of these modern vans are supposed to do daft mpg.


I was horrified at the MPG on that transit I borrowed last week. Just scraped 27 there and 26 back. Perhaps I was dreaming, but I thought - unladen - early/mid 30s should have been easy.

Oh well!

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Posted 10 February 2019 - 10:07 PM

I was horrified at the MPG on that transit I borrowed last week. Just scraped 27 there and 26 back. Perhaps I was dreaming, but I thought - unladen - early/mid 30s should have been easy.

Oh well!

 

That does sound pretty crap. Our VW Crafter Minibuses generally average 22-24mpg, our Peugeot Boxers more like 28-30, and it's not exactly motorway cruising around here. I'm sure I got somewhere near 20mpg with the 7.5 tonner when I collected the Invacars. Didn't use anywhere near as much fuel as I expected! 


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Posted 10 February 2019 - 10:31 PM

 

 

I expect Wuv/Barmatt/Greengartside will all be at work - but if it turns out they could be passing Weds morning - then great!

 

Yeah, sorry I'm busy Wednesday. Shame as this would have been a hoot. I'm free all weekend if plans change though.


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Posted 10 February 2019 - 11:13 PM

Also at work Weds, sadly.



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Posted 11 February 2019 - 12:07 AM

£195 isn't bad really for that distance. I was working it out the other day and by the time you factor in diesel, something to eat and 2x Dartford crossings, it'd be £100 just in fixed costs. Unless Jarek's conveyance of choice is a lot more economical than my LDV, of course - some of these modern vans are supposed to do daft mpg.

Chances of Jareks steed of choice being a merc sprinter with a 2 car bed and triple axle trailer with another 3 cars on it behind, fair to good, chance of cherry in the tank - check, foreign registered to avoid tax, test & insurance - triple check.

Good job there's only camera enforcement these days.

I was horrified at the MPG on that transit I borrowed last week. Just scraped 27 there and 26 back. Perhaps I was dreaming, but I thought - unladen - early/mid 30s should have been easy.

Oh well!


I was horrified when I realized I was getting the same mpg from a 2.0 pinto as a modern turbo diesel in a transit jumbo.
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Posted 11 February 2019 - 09:45 AM

Yard spoken to, tick, deal still on, tick - payment to be made tomorrow.

courier booked, tick, deposit paid for that, tick

 

Wednesday confirmed as d-day, tick.

 

Progress.


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Posted 11 February 2019 - 09:56 AM

This is gonna be MEGA!
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Posted 11 February 2019 - 09:57 AM

I've also managed to find a picture of a different 'naked' Mk12 with the body stripped off...

 

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Posted 11 February 2019 - 09:58 AM

Right, well that's all other activities for Wednesday cancelled so I can sit here and hammer F5 8)

 

Good darts!


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Posted 11 February 2019 - 10:03 AM

I think my biggest worry right now - despite massive chunks of body work missing ;-), is that box of electrics in the cabin where all the main controls are. If that is totally ruined - I'm going to be struggling to do anything.

 

Hell - I don't even know if these are 12v - assume so!


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Posted 11 February 2019 - 10:11 AM

dont stress about box of elecs...cant be much to it , least of your worries can get universal looms /fusboxes easy


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Posted 11 February 2019 - 10:16 AM

dont stress about box of elecs...cant be much to it , least of your worries can get universal looms /fusboxes easy

 

It's certainly a bit....rustic...makes the model 70 look like rocket science.


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Posted 11 February 2019 - 10:19 AM

I am excited for you! 


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Posted 11 February 2019 - 10:25 AM

Here's some more pics of that stripped mk12. This is useful information...

 

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Posted 11 February 2019 - 10:27 AM

thinking about it a fresh loom with modern fuse box wouldnt be worst idea anyway , save any crispy wires causing a fire 


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Posted 11 February 2019 - 10:29 AM

Yes.

 

 "I had a few go on fire on me, so you'd stop and other motorists would drag you out as the thing went up in flames."

 

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Posted 11 February 2019 - 10:50 AM

Slightly disapoint that I won't get to see this beast in the plastic, but happy that it's all going ahead.


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Posted 11 February 2019 - 10:52 AM

is the collection dude up for a few snaps when loading it etc ?  be nice to see it in orig home 


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Posted 11 February 2019 - 10:54 AM

If I get to talk to him, I will ask. 


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Posted 11 February 2019 - 12:45 PM

Are they aware it's likely to be a little* tender so they'll need to be sensible strapping it down.
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Posted 11 February 2019 - 01:01 PM

Are they aware it's likely to be a little* tender so they'll need to be sensible strapping it down.

 

I'll give him a call tomorrow to chat him through it. But the yard seem ok, so I hope it will be alright.


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Posted 11 February 2019 - 01:12 PM

Sounds like you would be better starting a Wiring loom from scratch with modern fuses etc like Steveo said ;)

I was going to buy one from this place for shitey they do one for 8 Circuits I couldnt help but think what use is an 8 Circuit loom? Then I see this thread :mrgreen:

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May be in the states but I bet itll still be cheaper than getting one here or having to go through making your own up?

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Posted 11 February 2019 - 01:13 PM

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Are we on stand down for Stowmarket storage ?
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Posted 11 February 2019 - 01:16 PM

https://www.ebay.co....&frcectupt=true

 

wiring kits can be under £100


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Posted 11 February 2019 - 01:24 PM

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Are we on stand down for Stowmarket storage ?


Yes I think so, unless things go spectacularly wrong.

I'd like to thank you again for the kind offer.

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Posted 11 February 2019 - 01:28 PM

A North Kent spannering session will be on the cards soon then.  Happy to offer my advanced level mechanical skillz as always.


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Posted 11 February 2019 - 01:29 PM

No probs.
Offers still there should you need it.
I'm away mid week just stick it next to where Volvo is on pic this thread
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Now with added updates

Peugeot 406 HDI estate...now in Bramz hands, well for a few days!!

Citroen C5 estate, Purchased from Flat4alfa's dad 10/18,  (The .45p per mile winna         +++ Different C5 Estate ex Bramz/Chrisjvm

XC70 Mrs 95's horsey hack

The mighty Citroen ZX still..... sold .roffled. and bought back from winner...........  95 quid mansions pool car.

 

Inbetweeners

Cactus returning a surprising 63.9 mpg as Mrs 95's work car

 

 

NICE SHITE (Now much reduced in Number)

Volvo 240 Torslander

Rover 110 P4 East Anglian classic car auction impulse buy

Renault Dauphine,

 

And the ones come and gone in the couple of years on here, Gaylanders x2.....Rover 75 x2 ... Volvo V70 x2... BMW Z4.....Bristol 603...Saab 96...Safrane roffle car....TR4... Mach 1 Mustang...TR7....Offsprings Labia estate..


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Posted 11 February 2019 - 02:40 PM

most certainly 6v


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Posted 11 February 2019 - 02:47 PM

most certainly 6v

 

does anyone have a mk12 workshop manual/PDF or such?

 

I imagine that would be a very helpful for egg to have when it comes to figuring out all the bits :)

 

(especially as the Model 70 one I have has a wiring diagram, so I would hope the Mk12 workshop manual would have something too :) )


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Posted 11 February 2019 - 02:54 PM

More prep for its arrival. The Mondeo has been SORN for 46 days. I wanted to leave it there longer, but needs must...the garage should be needed for an Invacar..

So have a cold start vid. Never in doubt.



Then the Mazda goes in until Weds. On Weds I'll get a train to Whitstable, walk up to the lock up, remove the Mazda, and hopefully welcome an Invacar!

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Glad to have the base back in service though

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