Yesterday I drove the twenty odd miles south to Edinburgh. Unfortunately the front pipe on the exhaust split. It’s the only bit of the exhaust system that isn’t new or newish. So much for entering the capital of Scotland quietly. I did say . “Well bless my soul! Naughty, naughty Pipe! ”
This morning I took the dogs for a wander along the south bank of the Firth of Forth. The Bridges are miles away so I didn’t walk that far. It was a nasty dark and cool morning but surprisingly clear. Looking East.
Looking at the Magi’s Star……It’s really an aeroplane heading for Edinburgh airport from somewhere else…..I didn’t dare to sharpen these as they were shot at 2000 ISO. They are remarkably noise free but I still lost my nerve. I also forgot to straighten the horizon on the last one……I blame PAULINE. Her horizons are always creative. I blame her having to stand upside down.
I then found a minibus heading into town and the driver was a real star. I suspected that finding an exhaust centre that could lift the van would be problematical. I asked him if he knew of any stainless fabricators. Not only did he know of one he dropped me off at the door. Very helpful they were. We found a foot of thin wall tube of almost the right diameter to slide onto my exhausted pipe. They then band sawed the ends so I could clamp them up to the old pipe. I have a tube of bath sealant or RTV as it’s called when used for sealing racing car exhausts….I have no idea what RTV stands for. It is Really Terrible Value when compared to shower goo and smells just the same.
I caught a bus into town so I could find the minibus for the trip home. Whilst there I took a snap or two of Edinburgh but I wasn’t in the mood for wandering the city. I don’t like big towns at the best of times.
Tomorrow they are forecasting snow. It won’t bother me as I’ll be crawling about under the camper. I’ll be saying. “Good little truck for keeping me dry.”
I am starving so will get some tea on and post again tomorrow on my bodging.