The GASWAGON (act III)

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Re: The GASWAGON (act III)

Postby lloydy » 31 Jul 2014, 13:01

seeing as you like food porn pics.... here's a few from this mornings harvest :D

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found two fruit on a tree I've never seen fruit before, didn't even know it was a fruit tree! :?
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googling makes me think it might be mirabelle de nancy plums?.. tree doesn't look to plum like though
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Re: The GASWAGON (act III)

Postby Plasticman » 31 Jul 2014, 13:25

They are persimmons ,make nice jam awww have loads up here
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Re: The GASWAGON (act III)

Postby lloydy » 31 Jul 2014, 17:45

I don't think so?.. i've eaten both now, so there is no further clues! :lol:
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Re: The GASWAGON (act III)

Postby Plasticman » 31 Jul 2014, 22:21

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Well a long day.. got the gas tank back, seemed it had a snapped easy out in the hole :cry: took an hour and a half and wrecked a cutting tool,but now helicoiled and happy
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needs no words :D
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the cooler works and fits fine but.... need to seal it from the engine bay , not looking airtight just generally separating it ,also have to be able to remove theis and also the cooler so a lot of thought needed and it turned out not to be so simple
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first part trialed in
that was easy , the next has awkward contours to foillow and need to fit without removing any turbo hoses etc so ......playtime again
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it works, took a few hours though
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bonded rubber U channel round the edges ,this will stoip rattles and chaffing as welkl as helping seal a bit.
all in and happy
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its tight in here but it all fits fine, i was going to fit the fan stat in here but the mounting bracket would have fouled the fan when trying to remove it so have opted to fit in the rear of the bay
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its about 25c and i swithced the ign on and wound the stat up nfrom zero and as i got to 25-30 it kicked in, i have it ign fed through a relay so very happy with it.
fitted to new pad to the flap
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of to take it for mot in the morning and have monkey sat inside to supervise :lol:
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Re: The GASWAGON (act III)

Postby lloydy » 01 Aug 2014, 07:31

intercooler install looks awesome! really well thought out with how you've had to do it :ok being separated off like that should really help with any heat soak from the engine too. Really happy with how that has all turned out.
And hey, if monkey is looking on mr mot wouldn't dare fail blue! :lol:
silly Q maybe, but is the cover for the black relay box in the engine bay still around, Or is another needed?

Oh, and how much quieter is the engine now the foam is fitted to the flap? Bet you can hardly hear it :rofl
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Re: The GASWAGON (act III)

Postby Plasticman » 01 Aug 2014, 22:27

well went for the test today and failed miserably,by miserable i mean a stupid thing as in no dip beam :lol: turned out the earth spade from the relay was loose on the earth crown,nipped up and sorted
got a witness too
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genuine handle with a coat of paint, new gen gaskets as well
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and this is a pattern handle .easy way to tell is the recess for the lock barrel is radiused on the OE and sort of flush on the pattern, also its the wrong shape so the gasket isnt the best fit in the world
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gasket made for the spare carrier
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not a lot i can say here :D
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its coming together quite nicely
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Re: The GASWAGON (act III)

Postby Aidan » 02 Aug 2014, 07:06

I see in the last picture you will be fitting a step ladder for Mrs Lloydy, just needs painting black obviously :ok
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Re: The GASWAGON (act III)

Postby lloydy » 02 Aug 2014, 07:41

A ladder would be handy! :lol:
Just off to get on the train now :D
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Re: The GASWAGON (act III)

Postby ninja.turtle007 » 02 Aug 2014, 20:45

I saw it earlier at Mikes..... :zip
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Re: The GASWAGON (act III)

Postby Plasticman » 02 Aug 2014, 20:55

Well... :lol: yes and youyrs looks interesting as well.
so mr lloyd has departed, sad to see it go as whillst difficult it was fun to do
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and a semi scrapper in the background :rofl
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so got away fine then came to fill up and after 50 notes :shock: it leaked out ther fill pipe, so a quick mcall out and added another jubillee and sorted,
the ladies got extra garlic breads and made a pasta dish from fresh stuff out the green house but we had to eat it ourseves as london lad was away on his toes, :wink:
seems the intake temp stayed at the preset 50' and has been turned down to 45 to see if it will maintain that
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Re: The GASWAGON (act III)

Postby silverbullet » 02 Aug 2014, 21:14

Look out for you around Bodensee then Lloyd? You've got a few days to pack, were not racing down :lol:
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Re: The GASWAGON (act III)

Postby scottbott » 02 Aug 2014, 21:22

that looks very very nice,look forward to seeing it at busfest.
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Re: The GASWAGON (act III)

Postby ninja.turtle007 » 02 Aug 2014, 21:46

metalmick8y wrote:Well... :lol: yes and youyrs looks interesting as well.

and a semi scrapper in the background :rofl


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Re: The GASWAGON (act III)

Postby Plasticman » 02 Aug 2014, 22:50

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Re: The GASWAGON (act III)

Postby lloydy » 03 Aug 2014, 06:54

All is now good in the world.. :D Van is lovely, engine is lovely. Thanks to Mike for putting up with me :mrgreen:
Couple of sunshine pictures, and i am now off to put the interior in!
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