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Pleasure Wagon Memories


KruJoe

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Apologies for the rushed out FOR SALE listing folks, I'll update more later if anyone wants to know owt.

You may be familiar with this vehicle from such events as Chumleys, Shitefests, and A.R.S.E..

Also Wobbler Review:

I've had it a full nine years because it's been so bloomin' useful, I can't think of a more capacious 4WD.

MOT : 7 days left, expires 20th March. Taxed, insured to get you home.

So yesterday this happened:

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A-framed the Maz to Coach Craft with the intension of driving that back, leaving the PW for MOT fettling. 

You may remember Coach Craft, in Blackburn from here:

 

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Most things looks the same as usual there :D 

Anyway...

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We set about it with toffee hammers, and (brace yourself)

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Also, there's a coolant leak from water pump area. Plus some niggles as you might expect with 30 year old shite.

It's more than they want to take on, it needs a proper weldathon, not just patches. "Never been welded" but suddenly needs LOTS.

So I A-framed the Mazda back home to Malhamdale BD23. I can help with collection / delivery as best I can if it means the PW might live on.

Anyone fancy it for scrap money?

Talking of which, spotted on the way home...

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And home.

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FFS

Yorkshire, not Oz.

*awaits onslaught*

 

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  • KruJoe changed the title to Pleasure Wagon has "unalived" itself.

As you may have seen in my collection thread this afternoon, the good old PW has thrown in the towel.

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I was trundling along nicely about 50mph, and it just cut out. Dash lit up, and it just sounds like no compression on turning the key. Of course it was pishing down and I was right on the edge of a busy, narrow A-road, so no chance to investigate.

5 hours ago, SEATMad said:

...have you figured out why it’s got no compression? 

I'm guessing something's gone wrong with the cam belt. It's buried right under the middle of the car so haven't actually seen it.

1 hour ago, Dyslexic Viking said:

Timing belt/timing chain failure?

Yup. Think so.

9 hours ago, twosmoke300 said:

End of an Era - sad times

 

Yes indeed. Exactly this.

I'm just thankful I was on the way to its (temporary) replacement, and I hadn't just spunked a four-figure sum on getting the underside restored. So thank you Lawrence at Coach Craft for turning down the job.

Also I'm grateful that is has done this to me, rather than any of you poor souls, if anyone had actually taken it on.

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7 hours ago, 23rdian said:

I would rather have cars to go like this having both the bodies and the wheels fully driven off them. Their destiny has been fulfilled and as little waste as possible was involved. 

30 years of reliable service.

Yes indeed. Yesterday it definitely made the difficult decision for us. It's a sad end, but it has brought the world much joy. Eg:

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I will reshare the pictures as I continue to find them. 

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10 minutes ago, St.Jude said:

RIP, it's gone to heaven with Diana and all the angles. Let it be her Maj's and Sir Captain Tom's passion wagon now.

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Tabling a motion to have something similar for December’s calendar image featuring all fallen soldiers of 2024

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52 minutes ago, Schaefft said:

 ... would it make sense to part it out? ...

Sadly I can't get it back up Malhamdale with spending megabucks. It would have made a nice greenhouse, but hey ho. Time to draw a clean line under it, I think.
I already asked @Rocket88 if he needs anything, I'm saving the wiper/spray system for him. Anyone else want owt, speak now.

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49 minutes ago, St.Jude said:

RIP, it's gone to heaven with Diana and all the angles. Let it be her Maj's and Sir Captain Tom's passion wagon now.

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Should we hold out hopes for a Pleasurewagon Charity HQ to be funded, before turning into a luxury spa/Wills WVO emporium? 

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3 hours ago, St.Jude said:

RIP, it's gone to heaven with Diana and all the angles. Let it be her Maj's and Sir Captain Tom's passion wagon now.

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The only possible way to make this better is if @KruJoe walks round his garden 4,000 times to raise money for PWA (pleasure wagon awareness) then mysteriously ends up with a big fuck off conservatory on the side of his house. 

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