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Hi, I'm sure everyone may know,but in case it's slipped your minds:-If you cars are having little or no use, I suggest you chock the wheels so that you can leave the handbrake off.Also every now and again drive the car backwards and forwards as far as you can several times and then park in a slightly different place.This will ensure the belts are in a different area of the discs and help to prevent corrosion of the discs. If anyone else has suggestions/ideas for keeping our DAFs in good condition during the present crisis,let us all know..........starider
I took my Daf out for a VERY short run this afternoon, consisting of about 2 miles. It's the first time my Daf has turned a wheel since the clamp-down (although the engine has been run) and the emptiness of the roads is more obvious when driving than walking! I'll be composing another timing related piece for the next copy of the magazine, based on my Covid-19 enforced incarceration at home. All good fun!
Major Denis Bloodnok, Indian Army (RTD) Coward and Bar, currently residing in Barnet, Hertfordshire!
Hi Andrew, I think a short run is fine now and again.We hadn't been out for over 3 weeks but had to drive into Launceston this morning to collect a small bottle of welding oxygen.The motor factor who I use had closed their Launceston branch so they couldn't deliver to me but are running 2 vans a day from; folks can legitimately use their DAFs for shopping.....starider
Was looking forward to going to a few meets and shows over the summer and meeting a few of you fellow Daffers, unfortunately everything is on hold. This virus is nasty! Hope everyone is keeping safe. Now the lighter evenings and hopefully better weather is here, I can get a few of the jobs done on my V66. I have been out a couple of times during the lockdown...just to keep things moving. Only round the block and to the shops. Hopefully things will start getting back to some normality but I fear it will be several months of doom and gloom. It's quite depressing when you see the numbers of people dying. Puts things into perspective really. Stay safe and sane everyone.
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