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dieselspanner

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Re: I've only gone and done it!
« Reply #15 on: March 23, 2022, 09:15:49 PM »
Hi All

Well, I've only gone and kept on doing it!

I've been busy over the last couple of years. the hoverbarge project took up a lot of time, I hit 66 last year and left, but they manged without me and got it going, despite more problems that man can imagine, for those interested there's a clip of some of the trials, in the Caspian, off Baku here....

http://mangistauacvsolutions.com/#home

For the last year I've been plodding on with the barn and it's getting pretty respectable now. I've been living up here for the last two months, with a Rayburn wood fired stove for cooking, supplying hot water and underfloor heating. Even with the temperatures down to -4/5 and occasionally 10 degrees (C) I've been comfortable.

The big jobs are now all done, road,  septic tank, bathroom etc. now it's down to the steady plod of all the trim and having fun with the 'add ons' solar. hydro and keeping the Landies running.

This means there will be more posts from me, Land Rovers are easy enough but I'm going to need some help and advice on the other two, so O thought I'd bring this thread upto date before posting other topics.

I hope everyone has had as much fun as I have in the last 3 years or so, pandemics and military interventions notwithstanding and arestill keeping on keeping on!

Cheers
Stef 
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Re: I've only gone and done it!
« Reply #16 on: March 23, 2022, 10:49:27 PM »
Hi Stef

Lets go again! members miss you here!

Cheers
VP
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Re: I've only gone and done it!
« Reply #17 on: March 24, 2022, 04:58:46 AM »
Looks great!  Especially the nestled-into-the-hillside look

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Re: I've only gone and done it!
« Reply #18 on: March 24, 2022, 02:27:56 PM »
Congratulations on your major accomplishments, Steff.  Fun to see that old stone structure brought back to life.  I'm guessing it was originally built with lime mortar, it if's old enough.  I did the tuck pointing of an 1828 built stone farmhouse in the early 1970's...so it brings back memories.

I'm looking forward to seeing and reading more of your progress!

Bruce


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Re: I've only gone and done it!
« Reply #19 on: March 24, 2022, 10:35:30 PM »
Hi Stef

Carolyn still make a good bread?

Im counting down to be pre retired (2y+6m). Cheese is good everywhere. There in no such thing called bad wine, as you know bad wine is only a matter of whom drinks it.

Having said that, I'll take some good bottles from under here.

I'm still recovering from the loss of acquiring the Lister CD and Bamford SD4 that I lost last year.

Thats life.
Cheers
VP
By order of firing up:
Bernard 18A - 1968 (mama's water pump - year of my birth)
Petter PAZ1 - Jun 1967, 3HP, sn 416xxxx
Petter PAZ1 - Nov 1979, 3HP, sn 425xxxx
Lister 12/2 - 12651227, the pearl!

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Re: I've only gone and done it!
« Reply #20 on: March 25, 2022, 11:09:33 AM »
Thanks for the kind words, gents, I'll put a post up concerning hot water shortly......

Cheers
Stef
Tighten 'til it strips, weld nut to chassis, peen stud, adjust with angle grinder.