finally started the attack on the new project bus, can't think of a name for it yet so , the bus...

anyhow, clambered in and dejectedly turned the bus over. the battery is toast so a new one will need to be obtained.

while louie started on the interior panels, bumpers and other bits of trim i started encouraging the interior cab divider out.

this was achieved with a calm, reassuring voice, a grinder, four grinding discs, a jigsaw and three blades and a hammer and cold chisel....

and hey presto!

a walkthrough panel van!

after a cup of tea the engine and interior got a complete wash and a quick inspection. pulling the spark plugs was worse than i'd hope for. all were dark oily and completely gunked up but the one in number one cylinder seemed damp - water damp...

i'll pick up some new plugs, rotor arm, distributor cap and some other bits and see how we get on... i think it is a rebuild but if i can avoid it then i definately want to...

on a rather cool note it looks like i won an ideal intercooler on ebay last night for under ?10 and then got a brand new wasserboxer cylinder head for 99pence!