What do you know about Devon?

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Gibbo2286 wrote:
23 Dec 2018, 11:55
van ordinaire wrote:
22 Dec 2018, 21:41
I saw one that had started off as a coachbuilt caravan (thereby destroying the "roundness" of the base van) at an event in the summer,perhaps it's all part of the cult revival thing it's enjoying.

Only job I ever did on one was to replace the coil - because it was loose & a rib on the rockerbox had worn through it & the oil had run out. (i.e. the coil NOT the rockerbox!)


Snap! I had one with exactly the same problem. :)


Now THAT is weird (as, indeed, was the problem - or so I thought at the time); design fault?

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Sidmouth is also still home (I believe) to one of the few working H-vans in the country (food trucks aside) which belongs to the Tramway.

Still trying to place Lisburne Garage; presumably in Lisburne Square - although that seems unlikelysomehow.

p.s. that must be a very old picture of the AA box, it is now even more overegrown than in this one:-
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from the A3052 website.

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van ordinaire wrote:
24 Dec 2018, 00:25
Still trying to place Lisburne Garage; presumably in Lisburne Square - although that seems unlikelysomehow.

from the Devon Records Office on the web I dug up this

Renwicks Garages, Lisburne Garage, Babbacombe Road, Torquay.

There is a garage in Babbacombe Road which may fit the bill. Now a Bosch Car Service place with a Tesco attached.

https://www.google.com/maps/@50.479058, ... 312!8i6656

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Renwicks rings a bell but can't place them. Lisburne Square is off Babbacombe Road but in an expensive residential part. I remember that place actually fronting Babacombe Road - I went to look at Burlingo there - but it's up near Marychurch & Lisburne Square's in Wellswood.

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Vool that I be, Tramway be in Seaton, not Sidmouth :oops:
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It would be too. Took the grand kids on it a couple of years ago, I think it was our fare that paid for the new station. :shock:

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There are some very nice cars in Paignton, spotted by a friend of mine who knowing my penchant for the caravelle pursued it on his bike and snapped this photo for me. The fact that it pulled in next to a gorgeous FIAT 500 also in gleaming white is just one of those "what are the chances of that happening/" moments!
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