Thanks to everyone for the help with the petrol pump repair! Chris was told by several people not to attempt a weld, luckily got the messages before setting off to find a garage! He used epoxy metal putty and will give it a go today. Our new friend Petteri from Helsinki has really pulled out […]
Chris finally found the reason for the oil leak! There’s a crack in the petrol pump. We have a spare pump, but Chris is not sure that it is any good. He wants to find out if it is possible to weld a repair/araldite/braised/something else?
Great driving along the 170 from Porvoo to Vaalimaa, all running smoothly (for now!)
Otherwise known as “Hiipivat Kissat”, a Polish folk group staying in the two cabins next to us in Porvoo. They had been singing at a folk festival, so before we left they came over and sang us a beautiful song, the moral of which seems to be marry a hard-working wife… Chris then sang “Working […]
So, just before we got off the ferry Chris had an email from a chap in Finland called Petteri. He said he had found us via the forum Austin 7 Friends, and was wondering when we were arriving in Finland – he lives in Helsinki! He and his wife Sanna drove out to our log […]
The rear indicator cover popped off while we were cruising along the 170, luckily not crushed by the cars behind (there were a few!) – we used the special indicator repair tape and bravely carried on…
First stop Moto Net (car shop), we bought the last two oil filters and some special sweeties!
Nearly at the end of our crossing to Finland. It has been a really good experience – we have been looked after, fed, had lots of conversations and feel ready to tackle the first leg on foreign soil! First job is to find a motor factor and buy an oil filter (or two) and then […]
After a very gentle first night on board, rocked to sleep by the swell we awoke to bacon and eggs for breakfast, porridge if you’d rather, and then up on deck to get some fresh air. However… as we got out into the North Sea the swell built as the sea shallowed – it seems […]