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HELLO

Hi Folks,

I'm Sam, currently living full time with my partner Steve in a Bedford CF250 - 30 yrs old! I have taken a career break from my job as a nurse for a yr - hopefully never to return!

Have been stuck in Lincolnshire for 3 weeks but hoping to pull away tomorrow - had starter motor issues - Adrian Bailey - YOU ARE A GOD!!

Loving the van, loving the travelling!

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Hi and welcome to the club

festival mum wrote:
Adrian Bailey - YOU ARE A GOD!!

Hmmmmmm......I see that you have a LOT to learn

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hi and welcome to the site,i think you will enjoy:D make yourself a member loads of help and advice,as for Mr bailey hes a dear god with is prices;D but can find most parts:D

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Hello and welcome.
Nice to see another Autosleeper!

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Hi festival mum. Welcome to the club and have fun on your travels. Where abouts are you heading to?

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Hi Folks and thanks for all the replies!

We have been travelling since Sept and have been to lots of places - East Coast, Stonehenge, Hatfield, Lymington, IoW and have been in Lincolnshire for about 3 weeks - hopefully - once the van is sorted, we will be heading back down south again and then onto Europe if the Old Gal will allow it!

Since coming to Lincolnshire, we have repaired the floor which was badly rotted, removed a shower tray, removed the sink unit and installed a wood burner/stove. There is still much work to do but we can do that while travelling. We have also remodelled the bed and are planning on making this more permanent. We have also laminated part of the floor.

On the way back from I O W (the roads there are shocking!!), we had a stop on the A3 to do a maintence repair but since the cold weather she has not started again, so we have a few other things to try and hopefully we will be able to get away in the next day or so...fingers crossed the eh?!

Thanks for the warm welcome!
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Welcome.

Hi and welcome,

You have joined a good club that works very well at helping each other out in every way, you are moving out today you say, check out the weather then head south.

Doug.

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Welcome from me too.How about making a few polymer clay beddies?Fridge magnets maybe or even a pair of earrings for the discerning lady member?;D

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Hi welcome to the club.
Dave

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Welcome Festival Mum. Glad you could join us.

Any chance you could make me a whole new passenger side for a CF2 Panel van out of UV polymer?

Just askin'

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Wow - thanks again for even more lovely welcomes - what a nice bunch - love the polymer clay ideas and will seriously consider the earrings/fridge magnets, as for the whole cf side, might not be able to kiln it all in one go haha!

We wont be moving again today - have been stranded now for over 3 weeks. She will still not start - we have fitted a new starter motor, cleaned and dried all the HTs, sparks, plugs and dizzy C, fixed the fuel shut off valve and adjusted the points, battery is fully charged, there is petrol in the tank and all should be ticking over nicely.

I can safely say I am royally hacked off now. Only came back to my house (which has been rented out so we can't stay in it) for a few days to sort one or two things out with the van and here we sit....
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Hi Have you got a spark at the plugs, I had a simular problem and it turned out to be lack of voltage at the coil.If you put a tempory 12 volt ignition feed to the + on the coil it might start although you cannot leave it on otherwise it will overheat the coil but if thats the problem you can use the 12 volt feed through a switch and when it starts switch it off its worth a try.
Dave

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Hello and welcome- were a lovely bunch. Well, thats what I think
:)

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were? I thought we still are

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please insert an ' between we and re. Im appropriatey ashamed!

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Welcome......................;]

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@ DAVEAD'
yes we have sparks, now hunting for a fuel shut off solenoid although we are going to attempt to move without one. Might mean we have to wait an hour or so when we stop becaue of the flood/draining it may cause - we will see - I posted http://www.bedford-cf.co.uk/mboard/thread.php?id=9620 <<<here! Fingers crossed then! Just got to adjust the points and we should be on our way...
Thanks again for all the hellos!
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Fuel shut-off solenoid won't stop the engine from starting, just idling. If the carburettor has fuel in its float chamber then the choke still will pull fuel through the main jet & tip it down the engine intake.

Quick & dirty check for fuel starvation bearing in mind the engine will be a bit cold at present: squirt ether (EasyStart) into intake when cranking the engine on the starter. If the engine fires then the sparks are getting to the plugs but if it won't carry on running then check for lack of fuel in carburettor.

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Cheers for this Phil - have passed it on to the chap!

All advice gratefully recieved!!
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Hi Festival mum ..sounds like your going to have fun with your van & we have't had any trouble with A Bailey yet although i know a few on here aint that keen on him

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