Thanks chaps & chappesses.
Back from a lovely but tiring few days with my sister. Spend time mooching round various places near Glossop and Buxton with my sister and the kids. But it was tiring trying to keep Ds routine the same whilst travelling and visiting places. He needs to eat at the right times and have his medical stuff done in the evening, so the whole holiday felt like an exercise in planning the next day rather than relaxing.
Still it was lovely to see my sis andfor the kids to spend more time with her.
Then I got home and decided to swap the dodgy carb on Jose for the newly refurbed one. Unfortunatley it's not going smoothly. Something is sticking on the throttle lever/butterfly, so I've now got to take it back out and strip it down again. Then I tried to swap over the distributor for an original vacuum one - only to find the old one doesn't want to come out - another fight to have with Jose then!
And finally I took the van to a mechanic I know as I was worried a bout a misfire and wondered if it might be cured by the new distributor - However, he he just told me he thinks I have a burnt valve - so that might be an engine out to rebuild the heads
So I'm feeling tired, worn out, stressed and don't really know what to do next - so it's beer o'clock and hope things look brighter in the morning!