Have made a decision to leave the allotment this year and get some work done on Vera. And also sort this website out.
Spent more time on the allotment than I have looking at Vera this year. I need to pull my finger out and do some more work on her.
June 21st 2013
Have decided to re-enable the guestbook feature. Within minutes of it being back up I received around 50 spam posts from bots....so I've now added a Captcha validation component to the page.
June 20th 2013
I've got 1.5 days holiday to use before the end of the month, so am going to replace the main ignition components and also overhaul the carb while I'm at it.
June 16th 2013
I bought a kit to replace most of the ignition system, but I've not really had time to do that today, so I thought it would be a good idea to check the fuel hose as it's been a couple of years since fitting it (not that it's been used much!).
June 2nd 2013
Sunny today, tried to start her again, but she's having none of it. No power to spark-plugs ,might be a dodgy distributor. I need to find a set of steps to diagnose ignition problems...
May 28th 2013
Managed to do zip on Vera last year, am going to make a concerted effort this year. I have bought a new welder....am ready to go, just need some sunshine.
27th June 2012
Bugger, she won't start. Looks like I need to test all the electrical connections.
21st June 2012
Have a week off work so re-starting work on Vera. It gets a bit more daunting every year.
8th February 2012
Getting psyched up for some van work this year.
8th August 2010
Started welding on the louvered window sill.
9th July 2010
Having fixed the fuel lines, it's time to knuckle down and sort out the louvered window sill.
1st June 2010
Time to have another crack at getting Vera running again, Tried to start her up and found the fuel lines had rotted. 5 litres of Unleaded all over the floor !
18th July 2009
Have upgraded my compressor to a 3HP model and have started cutting out the rotten metal from the offside window sills. Have discovered a load of filler and rotten metal below the sliding door runner :(
29th June 2009
It's been a while but I'm going to start work on her again very soon.
Made a start on replacing the nearside wheel arch, click here to see what I've done so far.
29th September 2007
I have started to tackle the Louvered window and the rusted bodywork below it, click here to see it.
I didn't do much work on Vera's exterior in 2006, mainly internal panels (I'll add that to the restoration when I can be bothered to trawl through the pics).