Meet The Welshmobile!

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Paul240480
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Meet The Welshmobile!

#1 Post by Paul240480 » Mon Feb 11, 2019 3:07 pm

Yes, far too young a motor for this forum I'm sure, but its a gooden & one day will be old enough :D

Anyways, we had to make a 'blat' from home in Southern Brittany to Silloth in Cumbria.

Anyways pre-empting this blat, (TW had a squealy brake syndrome from the fronts.) A quick strip down, clean with brake cleaner & some copper slip on the rear of the pads seems to have solved that one. I spied a split outer CV Boot on the drivers side whilst doing this.......

Sunday 03/02/19 saw us depart home at 0715 for a chunnel crossing at 1420.
TW just munched the miles.....

Once out of the chunnel we continued up to Allestree (Derby) for an overnighter with my Mum.

Monday 04/02 saw us moving northwards towards Silloth using the M6. TW just took this 'spin' in his stride, arriving purring as ever after 800 miles in 2 days!
TW tipped over the 130,000 miles mark on the run. Just run in nicely now then!

As I type he is in Robinsons Car & Commercial in Silloth having that boot replaced & a well deserved oil & filter change.
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^^^^I gave TW a spruce up on Mum-in-laws front drive the other day. Across the road is the 'beach' then the Solway Firth, that was a windy old wash!!!
Posting just because I'm proud of the 'not so old' (15yrs to be exact) bus for just getting us here with no complaints. :D

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Re: Meet The Welshmobile!

#2 Post by JPB » Fri Feb 15, 2019 11:04 am

I clicked on this thread's title expecting to see one of these:

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;)

A Volvo will do just now. :mrgreen:
JB I didn't go looking for the current fleet, they just sort of followed me home and now they won't leave without an extradition order from the Japanese government..
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Re: Meet The Welshmobile!

#3 Post by Paul240480 » Fri Feb 15, 2019 3:46 pm

Haha :lol: , a chance would be fine thing, is that an Invader?

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Re: Meet The Welshmobile!

#4 Post by GHT » Fri Feb 15, 2019 4:51 pm

JPB wrote:
Fri Feb 15, 2019 11:04 am
I clicked on this thread's title expecting to see one of these:

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;)

A Volvo will do just now. :mrgreen:
I was expecting something altogether different. Where did I put Specsavers phone number?
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Re: Meet The Welshmobile!

#5 Post by JPB » Sat Feb 16, 2019 1:45 am

Paul240480 wrote:
Fri Feb 15, 2019 3:46 pm
Haha :lol: , a chance would be fine thing, is that an Invader?
I believe that it is, but this belief is based only on the fact that a quick web search including the name comes back with similar looking machinery. I know the square root of nowt about Gilbern cars or their manufacturer's history, though I have been doing some reading in an effort to remedy this knowledge hole.
GHT wrote:
Fri Feb 15, 2019 4:51 pm
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I was expecting something altogether different. Where did I put Specsavers phone number?
Oh dear! :lol: Where on earth did that picture of my next door neighbour come from?
;)
JB I didn't go looking for the current fleet, they just sort of followed me home and now they won't leave without an extradition order from the Japanese government..
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Re: Meet The Welshmobile!

#6 Post by Paul240480 » Wed Mar 06, 2019 12:45 pm

.......and The Welshmobile made it back too. Not without a snag tho' :roll:

About 5 miles from home went into 'limp mode' ( Ooohh Matron!) .

Made it, next day I read the codes, misfire cyl 3.

Treated it to a fresh set of Volvo plugs and a BERU coil pack for cyl 3.

All good again now :thumbs:

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