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1st Blat of the new year

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  • 1st Blat of the new year

    The '62 has not had a reverse gear since I got it. So I took the opportunity of holiday time off to rebuild the gearbox. I got everything buttoned up by about 2:00 this afternoon and went in the house for lunch. After lunch I went back out to go for a Blat. I started the engine and let it warm up. And then it started raining. Hard. The only weather gear I have is a windshield. So my Blat amounted to running up and down our road and checking out all 4 gears .... And reverse. Awesome! The semi slicks are interesting in the wet. Then it was back inside for a hot shower and a couple of malts.

    An altogether satisfying end to the holidays and beginning of the new year.

    '62 Lotus Seven
    '84 Turbo Esprit (x2)
    '14 Evora
    '77 Esprit S1 (RIP) :(

    "A man must keep a little back shop where he can be himself without reserve. In solitude alone can he know true freedom." -Michel De Montaigne 1588