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1 hour ago, miketomcat said:

We'll made it up to 70mph at the weekend and towed a trailer as well. Seems to be solved :SVAgoaway:.

Quick, fix the spare one before the next thing goes wrong! :ph34r:

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Very nice Mike , Western Isles I assume ?

cheers

Steve b

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Oh yes !!!!!!

Very, very nice !

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Now this is a vehicle that has some decent looks about her :D

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On 8/21/2019 at 4:13 PM, steve b said:

Very nice Mike , Western Isles I assume ?

cheers

Steve b

North uist just down the road from the mother-in-law.

Mike

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The plan.

Drive to mother-in-laws towing a trailer. Have a two week holiday. Return with a rusty 110 on said trailer due to it being worth nothing in north uist, but worth stripping for parts down south.

Reality.

The first two parts went swimmingly. In fact we got off the ferry at uig (Skye) and drove into the night through the highlands down to loch lomond. Grab a couple of hours kip. Up at 4am continue south. Pull into Gretna services for fuel etc. This is where it all goes sideways quickly.....one of the trailer wheels isn't supposed to be at that angle.... on closer inspection the bearing has disintegrated. After a 4 hour wait (first aa van was about 30mins) and unloading the rusty 110 from the trailer. Both trailer and 110 are still in Scotland on a flatbed taxi due back here on Wednesday. So considerably lighter but still with the back loaded to the roof and our 16ft canoe on the roof rack. We are now running 4 hours late, we brim the tank and go for it two stints of 227 and 105 miles nigh on flat out we are home in 6.5 hours.

The ibex towed superbly yes we were very slow in the highlands with the 110 on. But it was dark, late and chucking it down with rain so I took it nice and steady. The temp never moved off mid way even when I could smell how hot the turbo was. Yes it was definitely overgeared and we were down to 25mph on two occasions and didn't top 45mph till we got back down to motorways where we made it up to 55mph. Sole we were pushing 70mph most of the way and returning 26mpg.

Happy man (Till the trailer gets back anyway).

Mike

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Good job, so nice of the AA man to give you a free delivery to your door of a 110 plus trailer :)

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I love the aa because the only other option I was considering was try to find bearings locally tomorrow (would mean staying up there and missing work tomorrow). Then fitting it and driving home as soon as it was done. Not a great prospect with wife and two kids.

Mike

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You need to build up a network of friends around the country Mike. Unfortunately James (@Retroanaconda) has moved further north but he used to be not that far away. My nan's is unfortunately just down the road near Invermorriston but there'd have been space to dump it there.

Now it's deer stalking season it's likely I'll be up and down a fair bit so could have helped getting it further south. But AA is a much simpler option :hysterical:

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1 hour ago, miketomcat said:

one of the trailer wheels isn't supposed to be at that angle...

Ha ha that feels familiar, although at least we weren't in Jockshire when it happened!

Welcome back - look forward to hearing the full saga on Thursday :P

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".. one of the trailer wheels isn't supposed to be at that angle... .."

Oh yes...... Know that feeling only too well.

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Horse trailers have a habit of bearings disintegrating when your going to a show with prize buggers on board.

 

Glad you got it sorted with the AA 👍

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The trailer has been Mike'd. I mean, why is it that whenever you post on any thread it involves something mechanical that's been goosed.

It doesn't matter what the subject is, get Mike involved and you can guarantee Carnage.

Good morning anyway.:SVAgoaway:

 

Daan

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Because he's too busy the rest of the time goosing stuff to post about.

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3 hours ago, Daan said:

The trailer has been Mike'd.

Nah, I can confirm that trailer is cursed - I've TWICE arrived home with a vehicle on a flatbed and that trailer on 3 wheels because a bearing went... once was just after having it serviced too!

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3 hours ago, Daan said:

The trailer has been Mike'd. I mean, why is it that whenever you post on any thread it involves something mechanical that's been goosed.

It doesn't matter what the subject is, get Mike involved and you can guarantee Carnage.

Good morning anyway.:SVAgoaway:

 

Daan

Oi pot kettle cough alternator cough.:banned:

I do have interesting luck but the other thing to remember is both our trucks are daily drivers none of this namby pamby second car lark. Plus my life is incredibly busy so whilst I do maintain my trucks well it could always be better/more frequent. My final defence is I'm on a tight budget so a lot of parts are second hand or repaired. 😜

Mike

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14 hours ago, Daan said:

It doesn't matter what the subject is, get Mike involved and you can guarantee Carnage.

 

11 hours ago, miketomcat said:

alternator

You were there...

:stirthepot:

Daan

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