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Dave's la(te)st buggy build...

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16 Jun 2021 17:44 #235821 by X8GGY
 

That’s better! B)

Virtual Compression Test after head gasket / repairs…

The Boogie is now purring like a kitten too…

… should be home soon! :woohoo:


 
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16 Jun 2021 18:07 #235822 by gv42
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GOOD NEWS DAVE
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17 Jun 2021 03:20 #235834 by Lambert
Yay the boogie is fixed!

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18 Jun 2021 16:58 #235924 by X8GGY
 And…



… it’s home B)
 
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20 Jun 2021 18:51 - 20 Jun 2021 18:55 #235989 by X8GGY
Having had the head done on The Boogie, I thought today - Father's Day - I'd better put some road miles on it and give it a run to check everything was ok...

 

Halfway to my destination taking the windy back roads inland from the coast...

 

Yup, you guessed it, a quick run to Booker Cash & Carry to pick up a few shortages from our weekly order delivered on Friday...

Good run there, all performing as expected B)

 

Stopped on Colwyn Bay prom' on the way back for an ice-cream...

 

Looking the other way...

 

Then - ironically - popped to see my Mum, on Father's Day... but my parents were divorced when my brother and I were young, so Mum brought (dragged) us up... ;)

 

Local beach (Pensarn) where Mum lives that you can (sort of) drive onto... (too many people around to scramble over the stones   )

 

Again. looking the other way...

I then cruised along the coast to Rhyl letting the general pubic admire the buggy, and then headed back inland, popped my purchases in the shop - I'll sort them out tomorrow morning! ;) And then headed south to visit my Dad on Father's Day. and forgot to take a photo which is a shame as he lives in a remote thatched cottage... and the other side of the family were there (My Dad remarried 33 years ago) so I took one of my Dad's other grandchildren "Alfie" 12 for a spin in the Boogie... ;) He loved it! 

And then home, to coincide with the missus getting back too (working for a youth theatre group) and we...

 

... jumped in the Hot-Tub, me with a glass of sparkling Shiraz my "sons" the Ladradors bought for me... ;)

Happy Father's Day to all you Dads out there! :woohoo:

And I'm about to tuck into a roast beef dinner, content that the buggy seems to be sorted! B)

A few local greenlanes on Wednesday before venturing out with some of the other Jimny Jauntz boys next Sunday around the Peak District... ;)
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20 Jun 2021 19:08 #235991 by Lambert
So pleased for you after all your efforts it must be rewarding to be able go further than the end of the street with a degree of confidence. Cooler than a cold thing in a freezer!

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20 Jun 2021 19:23 #235995 by X8GGY
Thanks Lambert! Look forward to meeting you at last at the BigJimny Meet! 
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20 Jun 2021 22:58 #236007 by Old Neil
So pleased for you Dave, good to hear you sorted it

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23 Jun 2021 21:54 - 23 Jun 2021 21:55 #236087 by X8GGY
Well... the buggy's first successful day out 'laning, a Wednesday Wander as a final shakedown before again trying to rejoin the Jimny Jauntz group led by Brett in the Peak District this coming Sunday...

So, here's the BLOG - jimnybuggy.com/2021/06/23/first-wednesday-wander/ 

Enjoy!  B)
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25 Jun 2021 10:22 - 25 Jun 2021 10:26 #236122 by X8GGY
The only thing I felt was "wrong" with the buggy on Wednesday was that the front springs were a little too soft, and I felt the extended bump stops hit prematurely a few times unexpectedly... I'm currently running new standard OE quality Supflex front springs with a pair of (my) spring spacers on the top...

So a quick enquiry to Rus at JimnyBits to see if he'd supply me with TWO of the shorter front lift springs as a matched pair, I originally asked about trailmaster springs as I've always thought they are a very conservative +50mm lift, and I don't want castor issues as I am running original radius arms, and although I've got castor bushes fitted (it was a SuperPro kit I had in stock when Bits4Vits folded, so I bought it off myself?!) they are set to push the front axle a little bit forward, rather than in the castor correction positions. Hence requesting the two shorter springs, to avoid castor issues, hopefully!... Rus said there were supply issues from trailmaster though, as Martin has also indicated recently.

So a pair of JimnyBits +2" front lift springs and a pair of rubber spring seats have just been ordered, these will match the ones alreay fiitted to the back axle B)
 
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28 Jun 2021 22:13 #236225 by X8GGY
A great days greenlaning in the Peak District / Derbyshire yesterday...

Here's the blog - jimnybuggy.com/2021/06/28/the-peak-district/

27 greenlanes,Brett leading, John "Sniper", Kev and me in the buggy...

I got there, got round, and then got home, so I'm obviously as chuffed as a train! B)

See some of you at the BigJimny Meet real soon! I'd better get cleaning and polishing! ;)
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