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Oh my Days Mr. P how proud you must be the smile in the vid says a thousand words and the "He's Alive" remark, chuffed for ya fella 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8)
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OOOOOOOSSSSSSSSHHHHHHHH!!!!!!! Well done Mark, that has been one hell of a journey and getting Gerry up and running is very close to the finishing line of this epic journey!! Gerry sounds dam awesome too 8) 8) 8) How you gonna last this next week knowing you will be cruising soon, Excellent bud, me and pretty much everyone else on here I reckon wish you all the best, bet the mot tester will take one look at Gerry and just issue you the certificate, I would :cheers: :cheers: :cheers:
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Get in there Mr P !! :cheers:

I hope you had a beer or two last night to celebrate :drunken: :drunken: :drunken:

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markp wrote: But I'm not sure I'll be happy with the hose that I have it connects to the downward facing pipe outlet from the funnel part ( near the battery in the above pic ) :roll: :roll: the one I've got seams very hard and may not bend as I know it has to travel from the air box outlet and down though the tinwear
That one should be convoluted paper hose do it is easy to bend

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Well done mate :cheers:

So you beat me to get another beating heart into the world this week :wink:

Congrats :D :D

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God bless you mr p
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I know it's selfish but in a way I'm sad your nearing the finish line, because I am addicted to reading your updates. You will have to keep posting as we need to be weaned off gradually. Is there a type off Internet methadone i can have to help beat the my first vw midlife crisis withdrawal symptoms.
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Congratulations to Mark & his Family, may you have many wonderful experience in Gerry. Now you have reached your goal the adventure has just begun! 8)

Another splitty brought back from the grave by one of the most talented people I've ever met! 8)
A credit to the SSVC, and the whole scene.

Well done Mark.

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Like everyone else has said.......

:D well done Mark, thoroughly deserved success :D

Now......Chapter 2. :bounce:
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No words for that Mark! :D

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09/08/2013, Gerry's new birthdate, both mum, (mark) and the bus are doing just fine :cheers:

Way to go Mark 8) 8) 8)
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Wow thanks guys :oops:

Just trying to live the dream dudes

So today's job was to check him over :wink: all ok ..... Had a few elec problems but nothing to do with oxonphil's workmanship it was all self harming in the end just like when I could not get Gerry started on Friday night ....... I FBed my problem and the responses come flooding in ... That what I love about the Ssvc on FB you get instant answers.

Ended up chatting to a guy who saved my world ...... I had the wires that go from the carb the wrong way about on the coil thus stopping him starting ..... Once I plugged them the correct way around ...... BBBBRRRROOOOOMMMMMMM he leaped into life :cheers: :cheers: :cheers: :cheers:



Then today I found I had no flashers nor wiper motor ..... Tracked it down to a flow fuse ..... So replaced it .... Took Claire and the boy's out for a spin ..... To the end of my road :lol: those of you that have been around my house will know that's not a long road .... :wink: but neither the less we all had massive smiles :cheers:
Then when I pulled back onto the drive I again had no flashers and wipers ...... Hhhhmmmmm so popped another fuse in ( yo Phil glade we picked up the asorted box of fuses )
Anyway .... Tracked it down to every time a press the brake the fuse blows ........ ( so I thought what about my brake lights ..... They light up ever time I put my foot on the brake peddle ..... I popped open the engine lid checked the back of the lights and found my leisure battery earth to be resting against the terminal of the rear lights .... ( I move it yesterday when I could not start the engine ).... And unbeknown to me I'd rested it against the dam light ..... So popped another fuse in and tested the system ...JOB DONE :cheers: ..

I'm now a fully qualified electrician :cheers: :cheers: NOT .... But I was proud I'd managed to fix it ..... I did text phill in tears but that's another story hehhehehehhehehehehe

I've now removed the rear wheels as on Monday I'll be having new tyres fitted to Gerry and then mid week Gerry will get a wheel alignment and also another 2 tyres on the front...

Ready for MOT on Saturday morning ..... Bring it on .... Gerry and I will be ready :wink:


To say I'm on cloud 9 would be a massive understatement .... Dam I feel good .....


Thank you all so much for your amazing comments ..... :oops: it's been a long road and it's only really getting started now ....... Your all amazing and I take my hat off to you all for your amazing comments and help over the last 2 years and for helping me get this far and making me deliver a rest to be proud of.... I'm chuffed to bits

We made it guys .....we made it in style ...... And very soon I'll be rolling in style too live the dream.


Just can't believe it ...... It feels amazing I think I've found my Splity smile 8) :D


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every one in our house is doing a mexican wave :) , well done Mark
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Nothing to Add to that really :lol:
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Mark,

I was sooooooo chuffed when I read that Gerry was alive :cheers:

But my heart sank this morning when you text me :cry:

Well done on the detective work :D you will make a sparky yet.........

Phil. :D
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