Thursday, November 27, 2008

Jessica's todo list...

The CommerVanFan forum has spurred me on to have a big think about Jessica's to-do list, so here it is....
  • gotta fix the gearbox first (bust it doncha know...)
  • and there's the welding to the doors (3 off)
  • rear corner grottyness...
  • new/old bunks
  • rebuilding some of the cupboards
  • maybe an overdrive (if I get the courage up to dismantle and rebuild the new 'box)
its a fair old list, but apart from the gearbox (and maybe overdrive) it can all be done with her on the road.

The big (master) plan is to get Jess at the back of the drive, Molly at the front and use the garage as a workshop for welding up doors, spraying stuff, rebuilding gearboxes etc....
thats the plan, but hey mice, men, commers and morrisses you know what I mean...

Another thing for the long term to-do list is the new project engine ... a cheeky little hillman hunter 1725 alloy headed engine, in bits but with loads of spare bits (and another overdrive!) was precured from eBay. Its something I really don't need right now, but its there for when I do!

Oh and I got myself a Hillman Hunter Haynes manual, its great. Loads of info on the Rootes engine range, mechanicals and overdrives. Superb bedtime reading.

And for some reason I'm in the mood for some Bombay Duck... does anyone know if I can get it in Scotland? Apparently its not illegal any more!

Monday, November 10, 2008

mmmm cosy

A nice place for Jess to hibernate

are we expecting a butterfly next spring?

Thursday, November 06, 2008

A Long Time Coming

Finally, today the driveway was laid. The work was put off by three weeks (due to the weather), and was started on Monday. The old drive came up really quickly and the first (central) drain channel was put down. Then the builders disappeared. I gave them a days grace then gave them a call on Wednesday lunchtime. I was then told that the concrete was coming Thursday morning, but what about the drain channel in front of the garage? Er... you are putting another channel in? Nope... yeah you are....

So today they came, fitted the channel and poured the concrete - sorted!

my home for the next 3 months...

I don't like cats - they have big feet.
that's more like it....

I need to wait for a good 48 hours until its properly cured. So Jessica will be enjoying her new home on Sunday (so Chris can come and help push her onto the drive).

Since the drive came up, I've been barred from the garage (all that mud and now lots of wet concrete) and I seem to have gone stir-crazy! Nevermind - it'll be all back to normal next week.

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

See it works ....

Told ya!
flight-crew ready for takeoff!

run daddy run!


yes that is sleet - lets go in!

Congratulations Ruairidh and Tanya - happy Birthday Willow Freya!