Time to take the Big White Van (I need a better name for it) down to the mechanic to see what the bad news is to get it safe, roadworthy, and ready for being turned into a stealth dwelling.
I’m cautiously optimistic. It starts and runs smoothly. There’s a bit of a vibration on acceleration, but it picks up strongly. It runs straight and true, stops easily, and all in all seems pretty mechanically sound. But we shall see — worst case scenario, I resell it and have to start again.
It’s just a van!