Another fun weekend on the farm. But stupidly I forgot to take some photos of the work I was doing… so close your eyes and imagine.
Well no, don’t close your eyes until after reading the blog.
Friday evening I stopped off to see a friend who has a lovely old Aston in his garage – and found a DB9 Volante in the lane outside. DB9 far too cramped for my taste – I like the grand tourer comfort and style of the V8.
I spent most of Saturday under the parts car in the barn, as I need parts of the handbrake and brackets for ROJ. Foul job. After the Barn flooded last time there is all sorts of … well you really don’t want to know what’s under the car now. In the end I didn’t get the bracket off and will need to drill out a bolt next time I’m up.
Saturday evening usual pilgrimage to Ye Three Fishes in Turvey for a steak and stilton – cooked to perfection – bled all over the plate the moment I cut into it.
Sunday I spent riveting the bulkhead panel behind the dashboard into place and bolting on the fuel filter bracket. I also riveted the headlight cowl retaining ring back into place on the side of the car that Billy repaired for me.
The rear shocks came off again as I will replace the oil in them (EP90 is apparantly recommended) and refit those next time round.
My tool of the month is a 24 inch breaker bar from Halfords. I could have done with lt years ago for taking apart ROJ – but it works a treat on the spares car.
Only one more weekend to play before Christmas…..