Axle back in FHC
The axle with rebuilt brakes went back into the FHC with a new handbrake cable and no problems. Driving it felt good and the handbrake does actually feel better than before so I will let it all settle down and put a few miles on it before a final judgement if my work was worth it.
This was all done just before we went off to Portugal for our holidays as the government had declared Portugal to on the "Green List" of safe countries visit. After only being there a few days things changed and it was now suddenly on the "Amber List" and our return flight got cancelled. Two more re-arranged flights were also cancelled. We have a timeshare there so were owed weeks from last year when no-one could travel and were able to use some of those and ended up staying for five weeks in all. We also had to self-isolate for 10 days on our return. Unfortunately this meant that three of our classic tours had to cancelled as well.
Dursley Rotary Cotswold Tour
A week after we got allowed out of self-isolation we took the DHC out on the Dursley Rotary Cotswold Tour. The start and finish is almost opposite to our house so was a nice way to get back in to driving the cars.
Weather was absolutely scorching and was the hottest day of the year so far at just over 30 degrees. The DHC behaved impeccably which was just as well because an old rally friend called Jos Way had also come along in his TR7 V8. Jos is new to TR7's and is really enjoying learning about the cars and their various "issues". His car also behaved perfectly.
|TR7's at the finish|
|Just to prove we made the finish!|
Getting mine ready for the day I had found the common problem with a perished rubber fuel line but was able to replace it easily before it caused any trouble. It's been on the car almost exactly two years so checking will now need be a regular part of my routine programme.
|Two year old fuel pipe.|