What a week.Â Â I’ve had three major deadlines this week.Â Â On Sunday aÂ two month web project was launched on an unsuspecting public.Â Â That was rather a fixed deadline, and I made it.
On Tuesday a friend flew down from Scotland to collect my MGB V8.Â Â it had been off the road for a year so needed a bit of work to make sure it was reliable for his trip home.Â Again a fixed deadline as the flightÂ was already paid for.Â He made it home without problems, and enjoyed the trip.
On Friday the Aston was booked in for an MOT.Â Â This morning all was looking good, with the seats all that was required to complete the car.Â Â That and replacing an anti-roll bar mounting that had cracked.
That was the afternoon gone.Â Â Â It was aÂ dead cert that the bolts would snap, but it was less than ideal that a (not very important)Â part of chassis had to be removedÂ for access toÂ drill and tap theÂ bolt thread it was hiding.
Onto the brakes.Â Â They had been bled before I fitted the rear axle but not since -Â they needed to be bled again.Â Â A 5 minute job.Â Â Unless of course air doesn’t stop coming out of the front brakes.Â Â Had to be the servo.
I stole one of Nigel’s brake servos to fix the emergency (I’d have paid for it honest) and fitted it in the evening.Â Â The brakes bled successfully and all that remained was a safety check.
Which the car failed.Â Â The new servo didn’t let air in, but it did let fluid out.
I’m aÂ year late already so another few days delay should be neither here nor there.Â Â I’ll order up another and organise an MOT in a week once I’ve had a chance to test out the car a little more fully.