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  1. I especially liked the bit when you said you've now had Betty stuck on the beach in both the northern and southern hemispheres! I bet not many people can say that about their car šŸ˜‚
  2. There is no harm in knowing when to stop. I tend to do the work in bursts but it does help having a garage. I'm very lucky in that respect. I've fixed cars on driveways and on the street before and its just no fun. What I keep telling myself is that I'm nopt Superman. I can't do everything so don't get grumpy when it goes wrong. I'll give it a go and if I succeed then thats a win.
  3. Not much to update you on. It has been too hot to think let alone picking up a spanner. I have done a bit of a q and a with YouTube followers. Of interest to all the AS's will be the fleet update at the end.
  4. I hope that the Prefect driver had good insurance! I wonder if it was ice related? It looks snowy .
  5. Hope the journey goes well, or as well as can be in a SJ410. I think that you deserve a medal!
  6. To my surprise I seem to have hit 500 subscribers! That means that 500 random people actually want to watch videos of me making a mess of fixing things šŸ¤£. Thanks to everyone at AS who has subscribed. If you haven't then why not?! www.youtube.com/c/blakesden
  7. I haven't made much progress lately as I've been busy with other projects. Plus it has been a bit warm. I had a memory pop up on Facebook saying it had been three years since I last had the mini running. So armed with a homemade temporary fuel tank (the normal one has been removed) I thought I'd see if she'd run. She did and she ran sweetly too. Hopefully I'll be making more real progress soon.
  8. Range Rover 6x6 ice cream van. Oh yeah! https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/6x6-Range-Rover-/144062005121?_trksid=p2349624.m46890.l49286
  9. Thanks to all those who watched my last video. I'm quite enjoying the interaction that YouTube gives. I'm no hub nut (and never will be!) but it is fun watching the comments and likes come in. If you haven't already subscribed then I'd appreciate it if you did. It doesn't cost you anything šŸ˜. I'm having a bit of a push to get 500 subscribers for no reason other than it is a round number.
  10. Hello all Some more small steps have been made with the rust elimination. I fabricated a repair patch for the boot floor and I tried to make it look as subtle as I could. Not quite a hidden repair but close to it. It will be hidden by the fuel tank anyway. Just as I was finishing that off I started poking around at some previous accident damage in the boot floor. There was a small pinhole that Iā€™d thought gob a bit of weld on ā€“ bad move! The floor disintegrated and the hole got much bigger. So I ended up putting a patch repair on that part too. I was quite happy with the end result. As I always say, Iā€™m not a professional šŸ˜Š
  11. I have posted this one on a different thread before. My old MR2 as it was when I sold it and what it looks like now. Actually for sale on ebay! https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/294163151354?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2060353.m1438.l2649
  12. Jealous much! I used to have an 05 2.5 litre bought blind off eBay and it was the best car that I ever owned. Not the most fun of the fastest but it could and did everything. Off roading, towing, comuting, long runs, load lugging. I would love another outback but there are no Subaru dealers within 30 miles of me. As for your back up - does it need to be taxed and insured all the time? Assuming you have a driveway then keep it there. You can tax it and insure it online when (if) needed.
  13. I used my Turner Ranger to move our 35x10 foot caravan. The size difference was hilarious! In this pic I'm using the front towball: It is actually rated to tow 10 tons (imperial) but I don't know how you stop that with for drum brakes off a mini.....
  14. Yeah, it's a nightmare to vote! It turns out that you need to use your Facebook ID to let you vote. That probably means you'll get spammed with WD40 adverts!
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