Le Mans or Bust

Archive for May, 2006

To do list

Monday, May 1st, 2006

This is a bit rich, considering I probably won’t be doing much, or possibly even any of it, but here is a list of the things that I remember definitely need to be done before we set off.

1) Replace that terrible 3″ bit of hose that Ian pointed out was absolutely shafted.

2) Tighter the alternator belt.

3) Make it so the doors open from the inside.

4) Fix the taxi sign, and, if possible, pimp it.

Also, Matt’s bodywork repairs will make us look super-smart. I think we should also put our own choice of pictures in the back seat advertising spaces. I vote for a picture of Mary Poppins on one side, and Bert on the other. It’s a jolly holiday with Mary. No wonder that it’s Mary that we love.

Jobs to do

Monday, May 1st, 2006

As the current theme is to list jobs people are doing. I thought I would throw my hat in to ring.

Once a certain person has returned Dyk (Nice try Tom but your Audi looks nothing the Cab). I will continue with the rust removal and respray Dyk with a lovely coat of Hamerite. I tell you it will start a trend. All those Barrys will be wanting to respray their Novas with Hamerite!

Future work

Monday, May 1st, 2006

Tom seems to have the mechanics well in hand and the number of free weekends I have before the main event is now only two (neither of which are guarenteed to be free for chief mechanic Tom or anyone else)

Therefore i’m only going to give myself a couple of targets for next time.

1. Make sure the radio, speakers, mp3 player, tape adapter, cigarette adapters, laptop and GPS all work with each other.

2. Repair the “Taxi” light on top of the cab, and see how easy it will be to replace the damaged sign.

Just noticed a decent “reflectoporn” style photo we picked up in Dyks wing too

IMG_0053.JPG Detail :- reflect.JPG


Monday, May 1st, 2006

While catching up with the weekend papers, this caught my eye in the Honest John column of the Telegraph Motoring Section:

Cab age soup

Would a used taxi be a sensible purchase as an everyday car?
P.C., via e-mail

  • It will be slow, uncomfortable for the driver and, in all probability, worn out after its long, hard life.

He’s right on every count, although might I recommend a seat bolster from a Hyudai to remedy his second objection?

J885 DYK