Elan Valley

Took a trip to the Elan Valley as it’s been wet because you can see the dams in full flow.

Caban Coch Dam
Caban Coch Dam

Managed some lunch at Ty Morgan’s which is always good! Nice Welsh Lamb Burger. Thrashed the Puma around the B-Roads to the Dams so it was all good!!!

Claerwan Dam
Claerwan Dam

Finally got a pic of the waterfall as we went home…. but the car expired before we got home!

Waterfall
Waterfall

Petra and MOT

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SO the little Puma had it’s MOT this week….after a quick check over we realised that several jobs would have to be done to get an MOT. The biggest job was rear axle bushes and having replaced them last year for the MOT I decided to replace them with Polybushes from Powerflex. They were also purple to fit in with car colour!

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Once both bushes had been removed by drilling through them and then air sawing them out followed by hacksaw to get the outer shell out the new polybushes were gently hammered in and then the axle refitted

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We then did a full service with oil, oil filter and spark plugs change. She runs much better now that’s for sure!

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Next up was a new bottom arm on the passenger side…

Onto brakes with new discs and pads fitted on the front!

New discs!
New discs!
Going on...
Going on…

So all done and a nice new MOT with NO advisories. I’m well pleased!

Many thanks to Chris Harrison and Wade Lane Garage for the help!

 

Puma Battery…

Been mega mega busy last couple of months – Puma been ok, needs some work doing to it but recently the battery charging light has come on a few times. Checked battery and alternator and both are OK just!

 

Battery problems?

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Birthday Week

Very busy with work recently but I did manage a hol last week in sunny Wales. Managed a ride on the WHR visited the Red Kite Centre  at Bwlch Nant yr Arian and even some fast jet action at the Mach Loop

Really enjoyed the time – we were in a lodge at Belan Bach which was great and had a hot tub! Took a few photos whilst there…some are below

WHR NG16
Welsh Highland Railway NG16/16
Red Kite
Red Kite
Hercules in the Mach Loop
Hercules in the Mach Loop

Expower EX-P01 Solar Charger

Picked up one of these in Blue today and I’m super pleased. Contains a 6000m/ah battery and a 1.2W solar panel plus a handy flashlight it’s also waterproof and tough. Covered in a nice non-slip covering it features a micro-usb input to accept a charging cable and 2 standard USB-A ports with 1A outputs. This is enough to charge my Galaxy Note 3 nicely, and although I guess it would be at least 12 hours to charge by sun alone a couple of hours by USB should do the job. It comes complete with a carabiner to attach it to your bag or whatever and a short USB-A to micro-USB-B lead and an Apple 30-pin adapter. Available from approx £25 in the UK I reckon they’re worth a punt!

Expower EX-P01
Expower EX-P01

HTPC and Kodi!

Finally got round to building a HTPC for Sian and installing Kodi!

Very pleased with the results, I went for an AMD AM1 based system – it’s quiet and low power and manages 1080p easily 😉 The case is an Antec Veris Fusion which comes with a display and remote and is also great! Very pleased so far

HTPC and Kodi
HTPC and Kodi

The Victory Show 2015

Went along to The Victory Show which is held at Cosby over the weekend. It’s a great show with tanks, guns, planes and much much more! Weather was beautiful (sunburnt!) and the displays were great – just a shame as XH558 decided to go tech with an undercarriage fault the day before….

Seafire!
Seafire!
Bristol Blenheim
Bristol Blenheim
B-17 Sally-B
B-17 Sally-B