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Post  Martin & Nettie on Tue Sep 09, 2014 11:57 pm

I miss my mud fix! 3c10

Whilst looking for Nettie's Florence tonight in old previous events I came across this picture of me having a great time at the Telford Picnic site Very Happy
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Post  Steve G on Wed Sep 10, 2014 12:27 am

That does look fun. I'm not so sure about getting quite so close to the mud though you must end up carring a lot round inside !
I used to go on family trials with a friend who had a Range Rover and that was fun, even took my Transit once but the poor thing was so rusty I didn't want to finish it off. It was so high you only got muddy if you had to get out.

Whats that on the bonnet ?

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Post  Martin & Nettie on Wed Sep 10, 2014 12:46 pm

I was always knocking off the exhaust on my 1st mk2 when off-roading / greenlaning so I built my next mk2 with off-roading in mind. I turned the cast iron exhaust manifold upside down once I'd sawn off the inlet, used an after market ali inlet manifold, bolted a silencer under the front bumper and connected the two via length of flexible exhaust pipe, hence the hump on the bonnet. I later removed the hump and replaced it with a large box so I could lay my camping stove on the bonnet (saves lugging a table round with you). A piece of perforated plate covered the silencer to stop anyone burning their legs.
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Post  Steve G on Wed Sep 10, 2014 4:55 pm

Brilliant, there was a picture of another with the exhaust sticking straight up through the bonnet.
if you had put a hot plate of some sort on it you could have cooked straight on it !

My uncle used to stuff foil wrapped potatoes in his SD1's exhaust manifolds to cook on long journeys, but that getting off topic.

Have you still got a Scamp other than the MK1 ?

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Post  TRR Motorsport on Wed Sep 10, 2014 11:09 pm

Umm, baked potatoes :-)'
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