I feel I must recount a surprising experience which happened to me last weekend.
I was driving (more like pootling), as Hector and me are a little bit vintage.
By chance I spotted a splitty panel van, and I had to do a double-take. I can only describe it as rather faded, with patchy paintwork, expensive looking wheels, and suspension which was (shall we say) lacking. Most impractical for avoiding potholes, or changing a flat tyre.
The wheels also seemed rather narrow, which seemed to make steering, wheel offset, and getting practical tyres a challenge.
I have heard about modified splitty buses, but I would get very confused when I needed spares. Modern day motor factors are not a patch on old fashioned ones
I spied a load of performance gauges, including a rather large tachometer. All very interesting. I gave Hectors speedo, and temperature gauge a quick polish, so there would be no shiny-accessory-bus-envy.
From a mechanical point of view, Hector is built for comfort, not for speed. Small repairs, and routine maintenance are accomplished using the excellent keeping your VW alive, and workshop manuals. I cannot begin to grasp what manuals the panel requires. The mind boggles.
I spied an external oil cooler, which made me think, the panel suffered from overheating. At this point, it was time to depart.
We trundled home, with Hector maintaining a normal stock bus speed.
I felt obligated to let the membership know about these upgrades, changes, and enhancements. All rather surprising.
Miles and Hector.
Don't disrupt threads on the main boards - get it all out of your system here. Think of it as 'playtime'.
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