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Ready for the weekend I took our Mercedes-Benz to storage to collect our Daimler-Benz as my weekend transport.

The Mercedes has fully working air conditioning, the 1973 Sovereign doesn't, my landlord at storage was about and thought I ought to reassess my decision!

After the embarrassment of having to call @Prince_of_darkness91and @Mrs6C when I run out of petrol on the road side in the Metro the other night I thought I had better fill the Sovereign. Max sale is £120 at Tesco so I put £60 in each tank, that is 17.2 gals of the 22 gal capacity in the twin tanks. 

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I haven’t had chance to check the x1/9 camping carrying capacity yet. I have a funeral in the 2cv tomorrow and should be back mid afternoon to be able to check.  
oddly the funeral is south west Middlesex ( which doesn’t exist) crematorium. Reception in the very posh Hampton court motor yacht club.

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  • Six-cylinder changed the title to Six Cylinders Motoring Notes - Start your engines for 2023 FoD first opening.

I am bored, what am I going to do in a field all day!

Once you have drunk all the tea you can manage, you could go off site to local attractions or bring your own stuff to fix.

Better still fix our stuff!

·         Fit the engine back in our Saab 95 and make it run

·         Wire the headlights on our Peugeot 404

·         Tidy the bodywork on the Peugeot 404

·         Make a moped or two run again so we have site transport

·         Can we make it run, Vauxhall Royal edition

·         Replace the wheels on our Herald 1200 coupe and get it started

·         Replace the wheel bearing on our motorbike trailer

·         Pre pare fire wood for the Camp fire

·         Cut timber slats for shelves

·         Replace the rotten bottom board on our 8x4 trailer

·         Take the cylinder head off our Carlton 2.0i estate

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4 hours ago, Six-cylinder said:

Yes we did, then a heater hose popped off so I refitted it and refilling it I got an airlock. 3 miles later the radiator was stone cold but the engine red hot. The head is possibly a melted lump of aluminium.

I plan to have the head off this over this coming weekend, an am not expecting good news...

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17 minutes ago, Six-cylinder said:

Can anybody sell me a can of good luck, any price paid! 

Sorry all I have is "a lightbulb moment" in a can, maybe it might give you a good idea or 2?

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(I feel sorry for anyone who comes across a box of these in the post apocalyptic future "Yes! some canned food! we will make it through this nuclear winter!" *is a load of canned 60W lightbulbs*)

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9 hours ago, Six-cylinder said:

I am bored, what am I going to do in a field all day!

Once you have drunk all the tea you can manage, you could go off site to local attractions or bring your own stuff to fix.

Better still fix our stuff!

·         Fit the engine back in our Saab 95 and make it run

·         Wire the headlights on our Peugeot 404

·         Tidy the bodywork on the Peugeot 404

·         Make a moped or two run again so we have site transport

·         Can we make it run, Vauxhall Royal edition

·         Replace the wheels on our Herald 1200 coupe and get it started

·         Replace the wheel bearing on our motorbike trailer

·         Pre pare fire wood for the Camp fire

·         Cut timber slats for shelves

·         Replace the rotten bottom board on our 8x4 trailer

·         Take the cylinder head off our Carlton 2.0i estate

I have a walking route planned for Sunday morning. About 8km. 
tent, sleeping Matt will fit in the boot, parasol may need to go in the passenger side. Bag and cool box and tools in the front.

what time Saturday? I need to do some food shopping first.

 

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