Third MOT - January 2001
I no longer rent a garage, I simply park it up the street
out of the way. I surmised that if it can rust away as it did
in the garage, it's jolly well not going to cost me £300 a year
for the pleasure!
With that money I can have the car fixed. Sorted. I still hear
from the money pit now and again, only this week I discovered
one of its little ploys, a weakened part of the underframe
which I'm having a garage look at this week. Best to keep a
check on these things and have them done right away, before
they grow and cumulate into one big MOT repair bill. I also
have a replacement wing mirror which hasn't broken off yet(!)
It vibrates when I drive faster than 45.
More welding at the latest MOT, plus we had to change the
steering connecting rod and a track rod end, no great deal as
it was quite a simple matter of undoing some bolts and swapping
the old rod for a new one. We discovered, though, that the
old one had a bend in the middle; I suspect it was meant to
be there, maybe a last minute design change. The new one works
fine and it passed its MOT so I have confidence that everything is OK.