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by ndevans
Mon Aug 20, 2007 10:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 2007 LEO (Lands End to Orkney) Run
Replies: 340
Views: 78059

Found out on Saturday that the bit of wire that I noticed sticking out of one of my tyres whilst at Dalwhinnie was in fact part of the steel braiding! When we got home that tyre went flat after 2 days in the garage. There was wire poking put all around the circumference. We were lucky to get home. I...
by ndevans
Fri Aug 17, 2007 9:19 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 2007 LEO (Lands End to Orkney) Run
Replies: 340
Views: 78059

Alex where was that one taken?
by ndevans
Fri Aug 17, 2007 9:00 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 2007 LEO (Lands End to Orkney) Run
Replies: 340
Views: 78059

Like that one Kevin. A real working Minor. Have you got one of me coming off the boat? Cheers neil
by ndevans
Wed Aug 15, 2007 10:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 2007 LEO (Lands End to Orkney) Run
Replies: 340
Views: 78059

Home at last at 1922. Just added a load more photos to my fotopic gallery at http://minor946.fotopic.net/c1346971.html We stayed at my brothers last night in Nantwich, after driving through some abysmal weather on the M6 between Kendal and about Warrington. We started out on Tuesday from Dunfermline...
by ndevans
Tue Aug 14, 2007 2:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 2007 LEO (Lands End to Orkney) Run
Replies: 340
Views: 78059

Some of my photos, more to follow:-

http://minor946.fotopic.net/p44064528.html

Does it work now? Only 2 photos as far as I can see :( No point bracketing a URL with img tags unless it's an image :D
Andrew
by ndevans
Tue Aug 14, 2007 10:55 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 2007 LEO (Lands End to Orkney) Run
Replies: 340
Views: 78059

I nearly did stop by but we only had an hour an a half to get to the ferry so i thought best not to tempt fate! Thanks for the loan of the map by the way. Cheers neil
by ndevans
Mon Aug 13, 2007 10:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 2007 LEO (Lands End to Orkney) Run
Replies: 340
Views: 78059

Just arrived at Dunfermline travelodge at 10pm. Lovely drive through the Highlands-weather was clear and sunny giving us some fine views of the hills. The car has run a treat, we stormed the last 50-odd miles from Pitlochry at a solid 60. Next leg tomorrow is to Nantwich, via the A7 through Hawick.
by ndevans
Mon Aug 13, 2007 7:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 2007 LEO (Lands End to Orkney) Run
Replies: 340
Views: 78059

1000 miles and the exhaust is still on!
by ndevans
Mon Aug 13, 2007 6:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 2007 LEO (Lands End to Orkney) Run
Replies: 340
Views: 78059

Orkney wrote:
Thats what happens when your distracted by bacon rolls at midnight :lol:
:D It's not as though I have not looked under the bonnet enough times in the last two days either!
by ndevans
Mon Aug 13, 2007 5:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 2007 LEO (Lands End to Orkney) Run
Replies: 340
Views: 78059

On the way home now. Had a scary moment this morning-the car started sounding like the exhaust had gone again. Had a look under the bonnet-all was firm and tight. Must be the silencer I thought. a few miles further and the car was running a bit rough and short of power. Up goes the bonnet again and ...
by ndevans
Sun Aug 12, 2007 4:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 2007 LEO (Lands End to Orkney) Run
Replies: 340
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bigginger wrote:Carb sorted again?
the carb is fine thanks Andrew. The mixture was a bit out causing the hunting at idle. I think one of the very nice men fiddled with it. All running smooth now. We still haven't had to use that spare exhaust!
by ndevans
Sun Aug 12, 2007 3:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 2007 LEO (Lands End to Orkney) Run
Replies: 340
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3pm and we are all sitting in the cafe at the auction mart having just been stars for a few min parading around the arena. It has rained all day until just before the parade. Some very impressive cars here, a good range of years from 1911 to a 1976 Triumph 2500, plus 2 Sinclair C5's! A great fun few...
by ndevans
Sat Aug 11, 2007 9:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 2007 LEO (Lands End to Orkney) Run
Replies: 340
Views: 78059

Arrived Orkney 8.10pm-still raining. Quick photo stop at the Italian chapel next to a bemused bunch of Italians in a camper van!
by ndevans
Sat Aug 11, 2007 6:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 2007 LEO (Lands End to Orkney) Run
Replies: 340
Views: 78059

Thanks all. We are now lined up waiting for the boat at Gills, in the rain. Can't see Orkney....
by ndevans
Sat Aug 11, 2007 3:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 2007 LEO (Lands End to Orkney) Run
Replies: 340
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Arrived John O Groats at 3.50pm. Weather is foggy. All happy.
by ndevans
Sat Aug 11, 2007 2:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 2007 LEO (Lands End to Orkney) Run
Replies: 340
Views: 78059

Latest update-passed Drumuichdar Summit @ 1030am, went over Slochd Summit at 1144am, Kessock Bridge at 1204pm. Stopped for lunch near Invergordon, now hacking north on the A9 north of Dornoch. Eta Gills 4pm. We have just gone over the thousand mile mark since leaving Bristol on Wed. We still have an...
by ndevans
Fri Aug 10, 2007 2:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 2007 LEO (Lands End to Orkney) Run
Replies: 340
Views: 78059

Latest update 2.55pm-just crossed the Scottish border. We still have an exhaust!
by ndevans
Thu Aug 09, 2007 11:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 2007 LEO (Lands End to Orkney) Run
Replies: 340
Views: 78059

Sweet as a nut. 110 miles on less than half a tank. Smokin'!
by ndevans
Thu Aug 09, 2007 11:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 2007 LEO (Lands End to Orkney) Run
Replies: 340
Views: 78059

If we'd thought about you could have come with us. Next year....that's your deadline for finishing that pick up! ps-100 miles and the exhaust is still on! (touches traveller wood)
by ndevans
Thu Aug 09, 2007 10:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 2007 LEO (Lands End to Orkney) Run
Replies: 340
Views: 78059

Well. An eventful start to the trip. First off, many thanks to tremowin for organising a fabulous spread at the White Hart last night. Much appreciated. my exhaust broke again at the manifold on the way to lands end. I drove all the way from Plymouth to LE and back as far as Taunton with a car that ...