Badobsession the journey continues

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Badobsession the journey continues

Postby badobsession » Sun Jan 12, 2020 9:28 pm

Most will be familiar with the truck and how it has evolved over the 15 years I have owned it
But last year Steven convinced me it needed a new engine, a oil burning 1.9 turbo that had been Tweaked
And he had one just lying around
Steven started to collect up the other bits we needed to fit this beast in the truck
Finding a gearbox was the first , but we know a man that could help.
The rest was got and the time was set , it was just waiting on Steven getting his new garage finished.
That said the truck broke down on a run out in June and was closer to Stevens than mine so it went in storage in the small garage for 3 Months.
We started it the weekend after we came back up from PB end of July
Set a time line to have it up and running for the truck going to the NEC show in November
We just made it, truck had not had a test run but did start and move but no breaks , that’s what you get when you change the engine , but it makes it on to the trailer and off at the other side .
Got a great reception at the NEC , looking the part with all the shiny bits polished up.
We have since bring it back had it out a few runs , just looking for a dryer day and a bit of a longer run to test out it’s
Potential, but the outings I have had are pretty good and it’s very scary fast ......
Gets to 60 quick and I thought it might be the speedometer reading out but no have checked it with the GPS and it’s bang on
And as for the 60 too 80 we’ll list just say if your wanting a shot bring a chance of underwear.
We have a wee bit more tweets to do but it’s more or less done
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So looking forward to getting it around the shows come the summer
Look out for it
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Re: Badobsession the journey continues

Postby Big Al » Sun Jan 12, 2020 9:51 pm

Looks like an up hill struggle from the photo... :roflmao:
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Re: Badobsession the journey continues

Postby badobsession » Mon Jan 13, 2020 8:22 am

Well I did try but every time it sets it like that many Mick can fix it :D
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Re: Badobsession the journey continues

Postby Plin » Mon Jan 13, 2020 4:37 pm

:D Your truck changes are always interesting - quite a chameleon!

Hope you have a dry spell or two soon to give it a bit more of a work out.
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