LCVP and George

After all the excitement of Tyntesfield and George Clooney life at the Collection is returning to normality.  It has taken us nearly three weeks to unload all the kit and put all the trucks away.  Sadly we blew the head gasket on the Bedford OY during all the capers so she will be into the workshops for some attention very soon.

We had been hoping to have the little Austin 8 finished for our outing to Tyntesfield however the engine refit took a turn for the worse when we discovered a water leak.  After much panic, choice words and head scratching we discovered one of the core plugs had rotted out.  Typically we had not noticed this whilst the engine was on the bench but such is life.

Austin Engine3

Other recent fun and games were to be had with the David Brown tractor that shredded it's fan belt after the alternator's bearings gave up the ghost.  Thankfully we were close to home and the alternator was quickly removed and repaired however fitting the new fan belt being nothing but painful.  It looks like we will have to remove the front loader so we can get at the hydraudic pump that needs to be removed form the front pully, so we can fit a new belt.  Nothing is ever straight forward!

David Brown alternator

Hopefully we will be able to get back to the vehicles in the near future as the Jeep chassis is finished and the Staghound needs some wheels!