I found this photo at my grandparents house last weekend. It was taken back when my dad owned the car, and the house was owned by my grandparents. It's always great to find more photos of the history of the car
We have the big annual Rylstone Classic rally on this coming weekend so I gave the car a check over and an oil change. All was OK, apart from the lower arm bush on the left..
And the right side was even worse! New bushes are required ASAP - these were about 2 years old
Yesterday I was able to get a hand from Justin to get the end float right on the idler gear. Rather strangely I needed the two thinnest thrust washers in his stock to get it right.
I still need to shim the diff in, but once I can double check all my work and torque settings I can bolt the gearbox and engine together finally!
Something a bit different, I saw these LED light units originally designed for trailers. They looked to be a familiar shape & size and they were very cheap for the pair. The 2 year warranty didn't last long though, I popped off the lens cover and drilled a hole through the unit..
They are a perfect fit inside the Mk1 rear lights, they are super bright and just need to be wired in to see if they are any good. I'll get the Lucas style bullet connectors so it's 100% bolt/plug in with no changes to the car