The booking of the hotels / B&B's must have been a nightmare, and how did you manage the underground parking as well.
I think you had a fantastic trip, and only one litre of oil for 2200 miles i reckon thats brilliant, thanks for sharing it all
This is a round up of our trip.
We sailed from Portsmouth to Bilbao
Drove to San Sebastian 2 nights
Pamplona 2 nights
Oloron Sainte Marie France 1 night
Jaca 1 night
Vielha 1 night
Andorra 1 night
Seix 1 night (back in France)
Antichan De Fronigns 1 night
Sarrancolin 1 night
St Pastous 1 night
Angouleme 2 nights self catering
Sainte Verge 1 night
Classic Le Mans 4 nights camping!
St Nazaire 2 nights self catering
Huelgoat 2 nights self catering
2200 miles covered plus ferries!
We did 17 ( I think!) Mountain passes the highest just under 7000 feet
Erro 801 m
Mezkiritz 922 m
Ibaneta 1057 m
Puerto De Somport 1640
Fadas 1470 m
Port De Labonaigua 2072 m
El Canto 1720 m
Port De lers 1517 m
Col De Agnes 1570 m
Col de Latrape 1110 m
Col de la core 1365 m
Col de port de Aspet 1069 m
Col de Mente 1349 m
Col du Portillon 1293 m
Col De Peyresourde 1563
Col De Aspi 1490 m
Col Du Tourmalet 2115 m
Spitty ran ok just a bit hot and a bit lean at tops used just over 1 lt of oil? & 36 to 37 mpg!
Roger and Margaret
Binny's speedo packed in the other day... odo and speedo not working, so it's not the gauge.
I tried replacing the cable, but still no joy. On removing the drive pinion the "fault" is very obvious!
219002A is the pinion part, 21 tooth.... seems to be pretty much unobtainium from all the usual and unusual suspects, but the splendid chaps of the Triumph Dolomite Club came through and I've managed to get a replacement.
I already had a spare drive gear in the bits box from an old spitfire single rail box I stripped down.
I used to have a similar problem with the Vitesse, and also bad popping on over run. The cure was fixing the exhaust leaks. I now know ages before I hear anything if one of the exhaust joints is leaking because the over run popping starts increasing.
Out of habit now I always turn off the fuel pump a few seconds before killing the ignition. I think the bang isn't so much that its rich but if you turn off the ignition the sparks stop, but the engine does a few more revolutions sucking in air fuel mixture that doesn't get burnt but rather gets pushed into the exhaust, if there is enough air in there (like via an exhaust leak) and its hot enough (your wrap will have made it hotter) then the un-burnt mixture goes BANG!