Berlingo battles and DRKpers

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I think the M49/59 Berlingo is simply a great design. Load space, plus a fun drive.
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I thought that myself earlier today Addo. The recycling centre shuts at 8pm and I had 20 mins to get there down back roads loaded up. I fairly charged along, hit pretty naughty speeds a few times, hurled it into bends and it is a lot of fun. Does need new front tyres though now..

Think I might keep it now if the MOT isn't too bad.

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addo wrote:I think the M49/59 Berlingo is simply a great design. Load space, plus a fun drive.
Indeed, one of the all-time classics. I'd definitely keep it Mike :)
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Mike, if you can let me know what the nipple end of the cable looks like (with a photo) I will nip into a bike shop and see if I can get a replacement cable.
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Hell Razor5543 wrote:Mike, if you can let me know what the nipple end of the cable looks like (with a photo) I will nip into a bike shop and see if I can get a replacement cable.
You can take the whole cable James, I'll remove it later this evening and meet you somewhere with it if you like. It needs a custom nipple on one end - lots of places seem to use them. I was going to send it away to a bespoke cable maker but you can have a go first if you wish..
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northern_mike wrote:I thought that myself earlier today Addo. The recycling centre shuts at 8pm and I had 20 mins to get there down back roads loaded up. I fairly charged along, hit pretty naughty speeds a few times, hurled it into bends and it is a lot of fun. Does need new front tyres though now..

Think I might keep it now if the MOT isn't too bad.

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Twford to Smallmead in 20 minutes? Where did you get the flight conversion kit from?

If it's OK with you, I'll pop up this evening. Just let me know when I can collect it.
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No, Longshot lane in Bracknell, but I can do Smallmead in 20 mins if you mean the one near the football stadium. That's easy going down through Hurst and along Lower Earley way..

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Well, thanks to James "Alistair" Hellrazor, the DRK now has a new throttle cable fitted, that returns properly and makes the car a whole different beast to drive. Had a bit of fun fitting it - it's actually a bicycle cable which we "altered" and made to fit. The bike barrel nipple stayed on one end, we chopped the other off and used a screw-on item once we'd cut the cable to the right length and worked out how it all went together - mainly James' work as I was asleep on the sofa when he tapped on the door, and once I'm in position under the dash, I don't like to get out again.

Took it for a test drive just now, goes much better, so much easier to do gearchanges too as James spotted a knackered bushing in the gearchange assembly that I've glued back together.

Of course, under the dash, I knocked some electrics so now the lights only work when they want to.

Berlingo - well there's some scrap Partners and Berlingos in the local yard. I was going to take a wander down tomorrow, but I think I will do the brakes on the DRK instead while I'm in the mood and the family are out! I need to get the VINS off the scrap vans first, to see if the parts I want will be of any use to me at all before I go down there and take them off.
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Those vans are at the far end of the yard, on the ground, so you will be able to get the VINs easily. That C5 I saw was in the Citroen section, one level up.

Just a thought. If you were to install those disks I gave you onto a laptop, and make a note of Berties' VIN, you could see if the parts match while you are there (and not risk somebody else snaffling them!). Just remember, if you decide to install disk 3 (with all the diagrams) it warns that it could take 300 minutes. I don't know haw long it took on my PC, as I let disk 3 get on with it when I was out.
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James, excellent work you've done there today for Mike :-D
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Jim, it might (but probably isn't) worth letting Chris know there were also 3 RX8 at the same scrappy, but they didn't look like crash damage scrapped.
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Today I battled for a few hours with the DRK brakes. New shoes fitted, but I have to try my one-man bleeding trick before I can test drive it. Pics to follow of brake issue..

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Hell Razor5543 wrote:Jim, it might (but probably isn't) worth letting Chris know there were also 3 RX8 at the same scrappy, but they didn't look like crash damage scrapped.
The things never go far enough to crash..
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Good news on the DRK Brakes Mike.

I have one of those one-man bleeding kits and it works a treat... It's only a one-way valve in a bottle. Nothing special.
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i have one of these

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