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by Diplomat
Fri Jan 15, 2021 8:51 pm
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: fan lying in chassis
Replies: 6
Views: 562

Re: fan lying in chassis

I've stolen the scavenger fan idea for my antique kitchen boiler flue. I mounted an old 4 1/2 inch wide computer fan at a similar jaunty angle on the the tray between the boiler and the flue in order to get a good draught going on days when cold air comes down the chimney faster than hot air goes up...
by Diplomat
Fri Jan 15, 2021 8:38 pm
Forum: Stuff Wanted/ Free Stuff/Swaps
Topic: future
Replies: 7
Views: 133

Re: future

My Bongo already replaced my VW camper!

(But the latter is still sitting on the drive waiting for someone to take pity on it)

Frank
by Diplomat
Sun May 10, 2020 7:44 pm
Forum: National Bongo Day 2020
Topic: Bongo birthday
Replies: 12
Views: 4630

Re: Bongo birthday

I do love the sound of a Spitfire engine! Someone should pop one in a Bongo, it would be a great 25th birthday present! I have been lucky enough to hear that sound very frequently as they were flying a two seater out of Biggin Hill several times a day for the last couple of years, usually out over ...
by Diplomat
Fri May 08, 2020 10:17 pm
Forum: National Bongo Day 2020
Topic: Bongo birthday
Replies: 12
Views: 4630

Re: Bongo birthday

Spitfire flypast?

We had the Red Arrows in London!

Frank
by Diplomat
Sat Mar 28, 2020 11:38 am
Forum: Bongo Chat
Topic: Stuck At Home During The Pandemic?
Replies: 29
Views: 4226

Re: Stuck At Home During The Pandemic?

Plenty of Bongos have been seen in the car pak over the years... :wink:

Frank
by Diplomat
Sat Mar 28, 2020 11:18 am
Forum: Bongo Chat
Topic: Stuck At Home During The Pandemic?
Replies: 29
Views: 4226

Re: Stuck At Home During The Pandemic?

First thing I did was phone Ian and renew my (slightly overdue) membership.

Next job is the perennial drop links renovation and then the wheel arch rust!

Nudist camp closed so sunning myself, suitably clothed, in my garden which is thankfully sheltered from the cold wind.

Frank
by Diplomat
Sun Dec 22, 2019 10:02 pm
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Windscreen wiper arm length
Replies: 11
Views: 1148

Re: Windscreen wiper arm length

Got it!

It's the arm that's longer on the passenger side, not the blade!

What I really like about this forum is that people don't generally post duff information!

Happy Christmas!

Frank
by Diplomat
Sat Dec 21, 2019 7:51 pm
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Windscreen wiper arm length
Replies: 11
Views: 1148

Re: Windscreen wiper arm length

Looks like I've got it the wrong way round.

Can't wait to go and look but I'm not on line again until I next come to a WiFi cafe!

Frank
by Diplomat
Sat Dec 21, 2019 7:34 pm
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Windscreen wiper arm length
Replies: 11
Views: 1148

Re: Windscreen wiper arm length

Surely the longer one is on the passenger side?

Unfortunately I'm not near the van at the moment so can't check either!

Frank
by Diplomat
Sat Dec 21, 2019 7:23 pm
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Windscreen wiper arm length
Replies: 11
Views: 1148

Re: Windscreen wiper arm length

I fitted a new driver's side wiper a few weeks ago.

16 inch. Bought it in Lidl expecting it to be in a metric size which I had measured in anticipation. That's Europe for you!

Frank
by Diplomat
Sun Dec 08, 2019 4:51 pm
Forum: Campervan Conversions in Bongos
Topic: crafty space saving installation suggestions
Replies: 2
Views: 716

Re: crafty space saving installation suggestions

If you are not using the van for family purposes, I would recommend taking out the rear seat if it is the bench type rather than flip ups. You can save a bit on the insurance and have more space for carting things around. I slide the middle seat to the back and use 'Really Useful' boxes as lower lim...
by Diplomat
Thu Dec 05, 2019 8:01 pm
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Overheating - Looking for troubleshooting steps
Replies: 103
Views: 12430

Re: Overheating - Looking for troubleshooting steps

I've found a way of getting the bung in without scalding and without letting air back in. For all recent bleeds I have been using a bucket style yogurt container as the bleed reservoir and seesawing above and below the header tank level until I am satisfied there is no air in the system. An added bo...
by Diplomat
Sat Apr 27, 2019 4:55 pm
Forum: Bongo Camping Equipment
Topic: Storage boxes
Replies: 11
Views: 3366

Re: Storage boxes

What else can we say but
'Thank you, Sir'!

Frank
by Diplomat
Thu Apr 11, 2019 7:32 pm
Forum: Bongo Chat
Topic: London Low Emission Zone.
Replies: 15
Views: 4043

Re: London Low Emission Zone.

'To the Mayor of London and TFL Every Journey Matters'

Cue the sound of cash registers churning away.

Frank
by Diplomat
Wed Jan 23, 2019 4:34 pm
Forum: Bongo Chat
Topic: Removing middle bench seat to create space - a good idea?!
Replies: 5
Views: 1499

Re: Removing middle bench seat to create space - a good idea?!

Ah! I forgot to mention another advantage of taking out the rear seat instead of the middle one is that 'the bits left sticking up are out of the way at he back and make a convenient set of stoppers to set the folded down remaining seat in bests place for folding flat. Of course, if you decide to ke...