Akciddento estd. 2003

doing the things that we want to

Month: March 2005

  • oh…

    i’ve not written stuff for a bit, i’ve been meaning to but haven’t had the time. things have been very busy. i’ve got lots done on the bus. got it all running, serviced it, cleaned and fixed bits of the interior. fixed the dirver door and yes it’s true ! did the MOT prep. all…

  • hmmm…. now that’s an idea!

    ollie ‘two buses, four sets of wheels’ slammedbay came over for beer and backgammon and through the course of the evening we forumlated a devious plan… talking about racing and enthusiasm (or lack of) and the future etc talk of backgammon at bugjam came into the conversation, beer and backgammon. picture this if you can,…

  • more useless junk!

    blagged a pair of rear bench seats on ebay and collected them… the head rests are the right type to replace the missing ones from the back of the hightop and the beach seat might be useful in the back of the panel van… we’ll see…

  • little and large…

    more twiddling and stuff… bit of a frustrating delay, i removed and chopped and welded up the fractured steel waterpipe but with a combination of my bad welding and improper gas flow in the welded the weld is lumpy and porous. so after struggling to get it back in and connected up it leaks… it’s…

  • more stuff…

    pinholes in the base of the inlet manifolds… weld em up… offer up the k-jet injectors to the manifolds… then louie got on the case designing the collets and adapters that will need to be made to hold the injectors… a bit like this… louie got it done so quickly, i was amazed, it seems…

  • it’s alive !

    yes, it’s true ! the race bus runs ! after the work yesterday chasing through the electrics and cleaning contacts and refitting the starter motor i left the battery on charge overnight. today the sun was shining and the smell of summer was in the air, day dreams of touring france ran through my head…

  • oh trolley day

    after a gloomy start to the day and too much paperwork and phone hassle… (more and more of each day seems to be taken up with just trying to organise basic things and battling against bureaucracy run riot. even the simplest thing like ringing my phone company to query an item on a bill turns…

  • progress…

    thanks to the welder of jimby, the argon of halfords and the gloves of machinemart (in a rather attractive shade of turquoise (sp?)) and lots of tea and help from louie we got the welding going on the baja exhaust, all that needs doing (kinda) is to swipe the flanges off the end of the…

  • brrrr…..

    late night dash to the beach via flowers and cards for mothers.. take some fantastci pictures driving through the lanes… b-stop long exposure of the headlights on the hedgerows, open shutter ofr twenty seconds… much of it is very beautiful albeit in a predictable way but some of the constructed panoramics are really exciting… i…

  • HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO US!

    well, it’s the first of march 2005 and this is entry number two hundred and sixty eight! the weblog is now TWO years old (in a week or two but i thin kthat 1st march will be its official birthday from now on, like the queen but less wrinkly and more like a weblog than…