The Bedford is back.

Regular readers, of which I’m sure there must be at least one, will know that I’m a sucker for a motorised project and may have already met this 1962 Bedford. Last year it starred in a movie called 500 miles north, in which it broke down a lot between Warwickshire and here. It’s very pretty but under the skin is a terribly botched conversion to Ford power. In order to finish the film in a few weeks we have to finish the camper, remounting the engine, fitting more suitable steering, rewiring it and generally making it nice. Hence Jimmy Whitmore is here, alternative fuels whizz, ace fabricator and the only mechanical person I know who would be totally unphased by the horribleness of the task. I have been known to speak too soon, and with the house rented out and the new estate office conversion at a midway point there are certainly more important things to do, but with Jim about a few of the inhabitants of the Inshriach abstract motoring stable may find their way back on the road over the next fortnight.

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