One step forwards

Well, I finally got the front end re-assembled tonight  but the bumper’s going to have to come off again for some “adjustment” – it seems like one of the bumper irons I got is slightly bent, as the whole bumper is slightly skewiff and tight up against the bodywork on one side. Never mind, I think…

She eventually fires up again

Just a quick little update today. Finally got some time yesterday to see why the engine wasn’t firing, having had both the battery and jumper pack on charge over the weekend. I worked my way down the checklists in the Haynes and Autodata books (told you this was all new to me) and after making…

Gosh, that’s a big filter mister…

The garage is great to work in – it means I don’t have to get absolutely everything done in an evening, I can just close the door and come back to it a few days later  Of course, it’ll be even nicer once I’ve stopped the roof leaking and had it rewired by a sparkie who…

Workshop bling alert !

To get me through the delay, I consoled myself with a trip to Machine Mart on one of their VAT free days and came away with (amongst other things) a new bottom cabinet to hold the ever expanding collection of tools and gadgets. The new bottom radiator hose arrived in the post, so I immediately rushed out…

Nurse, pass me that spanner

Imagine, if you will, that a week has passed… The front end of the engine is in a right state and lurking underneath all that dirt, goo and crystallised rust is undoubtedly the explanation for the seemingly inoperative cooling. It’s all ripe for a tidy up and new belts, particularly as I can’t find anything…

Keeping the postman busy

Right, enough of the mucking about with boxes … there’s a car to put back on the road for the summer, before it starts snowing and I wonder where the heck the nice weather went This is a catch-up exercise for the minute, so bear with me – I’ve been doing stuff for the last few…

Time flies – like a spatula

Erm, well … you see it’s like this, sir … Boxes are now emptied (though I can’t remember where I’ve put half the stuff now), shelves have been put up, lights have been mended, a sink’s been replaced and half a square mile of York stone has been jetwashed – which means I can go…