Le Mans or Bust

A Successful Day - Part 2

Further to Chris’ post on yesterday afternoon’s work, we managed to achieve a few good things all over:

  • The air intake pipe is now fitted, although the top speed has subsequently gone down (see below), possibly because there’s a slight kink in the new pipe. More investigation required….
  • The near side headlight now functions properly, thanks to Phil and Chris’ sterling effort.
  • The near side wiper now functions(ish) following Ian’s judicious use of molegrips.
  • The near side front wing is now actually attached properly (see left hand photo in Chris’ post below)
  • The drivers’ seat is comfortable! Probably because the bottom of it was taken out and replaced with that from a Hyundai, which does make the driving position slightly higher, but I’m a short-arse, so that’s quite beneficial.
  • The partition between driver and passenger has been removed to allow us to actually talk to each other en-route.

All in all, pretty good, and if it keeps coughing up money at this rate we’ll be rich!

It also has has a wash and coat of polish for the first time in its life, and looked so good, that I gatecrashed Tadcaster car show in it today. There was plenty of fancy metal there, but it got its fair share of attention, especially when I mentioned the plan to take it to Le Mans… While there I aquired some 1″ x 2.5″ union flag stickers to go on the wings (photos to follow), and a steering wheel cover to replace the monstrosity that was on there before (mmm…fake walnut formed from plastic.)

I think the door mechanisms might have to be the next priority, as I’m getting tired of opening the driver’s door from the outside…

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One Response to “A Successful Day - Part 2”

  1. Phil Says:

    I think we might need to wrap the air intake in tape. Nothing in the world is less air-tight than that pipe.

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