Today we had to find out that the repairs on Herbie’s original generator, made by our “mechanic”, the managing automotive electrician of Cartagena’s port, were useless. The dynamo still has an accidental ground short, caused by the fire which was created by the switched-on ignition. So we wanted to order another dynamo, but as there was no chance to get an old fashioned dynamo or rather generator (current flow) in Colombia, we had to order an alternator (alternating current), which we should receive by tomorrow evening, because this spare part is again coming from Bogota. Although an alternator is not the original style, we would be simply happy if Herbie rides again!
Gregor got lucky as he did not look after his bus for a few months while it was stored by a friend. For his 30th birthday he got surprised with a partial restoration including the Read more…