It may be months since my last post – but that doesn’t mean I haven’t been busy – and ROJ has certainly not been neglected!
Work has been manic, I’ve been organising a conference on Innovation in mine-action at the Royal Geographical Society in London – speakers flying in from all over the world, Ministers to be briefed etc etc. Will be on January 20-21 if anyone’s interested in coming.
ROJ has not yet gone to the paint shop – but what I have done is sell off the scrap car and all my store of extra parts – which means I’ve got the money to spend on getting the engine sorted and into the car once painted.
I hired a man with a van and we moved all my tools and the rest of the bits back to London.
I’ve already had a couple of parts refurbished – and had a tour of the Aston Martin Heritage Works at Newport Pagnell.
The garage at home has been almost cleared and now waits for its new resident.
So while I’m waiting for ROJ to arrive I’ve been busying myself with getting the re-chromed door frames reconstructed with all new rubbers from AM.
The helpful chap at Aston Engineering told me fitting the quarter lights was a job even the professionals hate – but with plenty of silicone grease and some thin plastic sheets to guide the glass into the seal – I got it done.
And, because I’m also a bit OCD, I took the scruffy old windscreen trim clips and soaked them first in white spirit to dissolve any residual glue, then in Jenolite to disolve any traces of rust, scrubbed them with a wire brush and painted them with flexible enamel paint.
My next job will be to clean up the manifolds and paint with VHT enamel.