Cheque book restos and lack of knowledge/research

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There is some really silly questions that have asked about 10 million times. Always used to help the lazy with links etc as I learnt everything I needed to know from forums and books but nowadays a lot of pure laziness.

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I know yer having a moan for the sake of it, but I think ye are wrong. Cheque book restorations keep vans alive, keep people in jobs, keep the scene vibrant, and get noobs involved. Some of those noobs will become great home mechanics, some won't. Some will forever ask stupid questions, some will some day answer hard questions. Some will sell their van, some will buy 10 more.

My first van was a bay window that I had professionally restored. I ended up learning how to service it, change brakes, do some basic wiring, etc. My second van was a T25 TDi that I never bothered doing anything with. I left it to the pros. My third and current van is a 61 panel that I intended to do myself but after 2 years sitting in my shed I have just sent it for restoration rather than watch it sit any longer. I intend to know my van inside out and look after it myself, but I don't have the time or space or probably skill to do a full resto.

Everyone to their own etc.

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PMSL...
again.

Keep wondering Do I resemble this..?
Or even worse.

Do I care...?

Pass it forwards..!

Thank goodness there are all types of proud owners...

Do it with pride...
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How do I top the water up in my engine again?
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There is nothing worse than some old grumpy #it looking down at someone trying "to do" something.

We all have to learn how to do things, try things, test things, make things, solve things.

The older you are, the more help you should be offering.

How many of you have been a teacher, lecturer. If you have, you will know where I am coming from.
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I resemble that statement too..
Well at least the grumpy bit..
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type21f wrote:I resemble that statement too..
Well at least the grumpy bit..
But you help people, when they ask questions ;)

You've helped me loads.
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Cheers Miles!!!!!
LOL...
I have all the mudflaps in one place now...
Pictures Tuesday..

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Mudflaps on Tuesday sounds like a plan.
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Mudflaps on Tuesday sounds like a band from the 90`s!
I think its the lack of willingness/interest to learn the bugs me, the desire to at least be able to explain to the AA/mechanic/air cooled yoda what is broken should be minimum requirement when owning an old vehicle. If that extends to getting your hands dirty, even better.
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Image


Sent from my sofa.
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Max Last wrote:Image


Sent from my sofa.
Awesomeness,can I get I one! Or Two?

Someone mentioned old and grumpy and should offer advice. I'm probably younger than a lot of people on Herr, maybe that helps with the learning thing
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....get you...
Spotty youth Bah Humbug...
I'm all modern...my Grandsons call me 4G supper fast I take it not what they mean...

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Max Last wrote:Image


Sent from my sofa.
May I have two please ;)

Can Paypal you price and postage.

Please let me know how much I owe you.

;)

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Trouble with a Bentley is it doesn't come with words of comfort, off topic advice and the general camaraderie that you get on here.

I've learnt so much from many people on here (mainly Graham) and enjoyed every minute of it. I do try and do research before asking inane questions, but sometimes a quick post gets the answer I need and it's always nice to have a natter.

As for cheque books - yes I've spent a load on my bus, but also spent many many long hours in a freezing garage until midnight getting my hands dirty.

And always happy to give a bit of advice back when I can, to those who were in the same position as me 3 years ago. Some of it's bobbins, but there's always a better informed kind soul to put people on the right track.

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