Well, I'm back in the land of the living after a great weekend in the UK at the Hotrod Hayride.
I'll be posting a lot of pics this week cuz it was grand trip and I think more people need to go there next year! Hats off to the Executioners cc and everyone involved for organising a great event. Here we go:
I took off on thursday morning, on my way to pick up my travel companion LeShawn when I noticed the charge meter going off the scale. A quick diagnose pointed to the voltage regulator. I'm sure the electrics in my van wouldn't last long at 20 volts or more and with the alternator disconnected, neither would my battery. After a few roadside calls, I found a company called Van Dijck USA parts who had a replacement regulator in store but unfortunately he was closed. After some persuasion, he agreed to let my friend pick up the item at his house, thanks man! I drove with the alternator disconnected and fingers crossed for another 120kms to my friends house, who had already picked up the regulator when I got there. Amazing how long the ignition keeps working on the battery alone. After a quick fix, we were on our way again.
After the ferry, we had about 150kms to drive to Bisley and we arrived at around 21.00hrs, only to find an almost empty campground. Parked the van and headed off to the pub, where we met up with Henry & the Ford brothers from Holland. Henry is the guy who initiated the Rockin' Jalopy's Motorama Show in Rosmalen (NL). He also built this crazy Excalibur hotrod:
After a few pints, I hit the sack in my home for the weekend.