Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

Adventure Van Build Thread!

Collapse
X
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • tommo1366
    replied
    Ah nice one. Might pop up there tomorrow.


    Sent from my iPhone using Just T4s

    Leave a comment:


  • Adventure Van
    replied
    Technically it's the overflow to the council car park... Go past the first car park (the one on the left that goes down the slope to the bridge), take the next left into the small car park, and go through that into the overflow section. You'll probably need to stake your place early during peak season/school hols as I expect it gets super busy. You'll still have to walk over the bridge to get to the better beach - but if you just want to throw stones in the sea, and then sit in the warm of the van after to drink coffee it's ideal.

    Just mapped it - it's called the foreshore car park, and the reason you can't park where I am in the summer is because there's beach huts there...
    Last edited by Adventure Van; 29th December 2019, 10:00 PM.

    Leave a comment:


  • tommo1366
    replied
    Originally posted by Adventure Van View Post
    Charmouth Beach.

    Sent from my moto g(6) play using Just T4s
    Didn’t realise you could actually get on the beach at Charmouth with a vehicle mate?


    Sent from my iPhone using Just T4s

    Leave a comment:


  • Adventure Van
    replied
    Okay - well the van hasn't seen much use lately, having the TT to run around in means it's done less miles up till this point. But the TT failed it's MOT, rack and CV boots, leaking steering component, so the van has been called back into action. Cue the list of current faults;
    Alternator chirping.
    Power steering going stiff.
    Knocking from the NSF.

    Suspecting that the PAS pump was seizing, I pulled the pulley to check it - nope, spins nicely, no play. Okay, drained the fluid, refreshed it, retensioned the bet and it feels like new again.

    Alternator is getting worse, so going to change the bearings - not paying £80+ for a few quids worth of races. Playing around with a spare one at the moment... Anyone got a 24mm socket with spanner flats?

    Knocking? That'll be the top and bottom ball joints again no doubt - think there will be a how to coming up!

    Leave a comment:


  • Adventure Van
    replied
    Charmouth Beach.

    Sent from my moto g(6) play using Just T4s

    Leave a comment:


  • Jumbungla
    replied
    Urgh yeah tell me about it. Next week it so looks good though.

    Leave a comment:


  • Adventure Van
    replied
    When is it going to stop raining!

    Sent from my moto g(6) play using Just T4s

    Leave a comment:


  • Adventure Van
    replied
    Originally posted by regcheeseman View Post
    Beerhead?

    Sounds like two components for a good night.
    It was only a matter of time... [emoji1751]

    Carpark is very busy on a summer's evening mind you! [emoji41]

    Sent from my moto g(6) play using Just T4s

    Leave a comment:


  • regcheeseman
    replied
    Beerhead?

    Sounds like two components for a good night.

    Leave a comment:


  • Adventure Van
    replied
    Originally posted by tommo1366 View Post
    Is that the exit to the car park?


    Sent from my iPhone using Just T4s
    Further up... Over the cattle grid at the very top of the road. Cheeky parking in a private road... [emoji41]

    Sent from my moto g(6) play using Just T4s

    Leave a comment:


  • tommo1366
    replied
    Originally posted by Adventure Van View Post
    Beerhead, yesterday... [emoji106]

    Sent from my moto g(6) play using Just T4s
    Is that the exit to the car park?


    Sent from my iPhone using Just T4s

    Leave a comment:


  • Adventure Van
    replied
    Beerhead, yesterday... [emoji106]

    Sent from my moto g(6) play using Just T4s

    Leave a comment:


  • Adventure Van
    replied
    Originally posted by Fruitbat View Post
    Tyres mate ? Shame on you and twisted brake hose tut tut
    Agree on the tyres - I thought they'd fail for sure... Got new ones waiting, I'll paint the wheels while they're off.

    Brake hose is a strange one - I thought it was a fail for a twisted hose. If you take the caliper off and twist it round, the hose is twisted the other way, same if you turn the other round 180 in the union. Needs further investigation... They'll be coming off to be painted in the next week anyhow. [emoji41]

    Sent from my moto g(6) play using Just T4s

    Leave a comment:


  • Fruitbat
    replied
    Tyres mate ? Shame on you and twisted brake hose tut tut

    Leave a comment:


  • Adventure Van
    replied
    Brakes are great, not stamped in anger yet cause I'm still bedding them in - but good enough to pass today's MOT.



    Got some work to do though...

    Corrosion concerns me, so I'll be underneath with a clean, treat and underseal process soon. Advisories on the wishbone bushes, maybe that'll be a winter's job. Oh, and tyres, well... [emoji56]

    Sent from my moto g(6) play using Just T4s
    Last edited by Adventure Van; 20th July 2019, 01:50 PM.

    Leave a comment:

Working...
X