Wednesday, August 20, 2014
I get bullied into 'choosing' Vitesse for RBRR
Last Saturday Tim Bancroft turned up and removed a cheque from me for the entry fee for CT's RBRR.
The ink had barely dried on the cheque when James removed the Vitesse from its slumbers, and promtly ripped its entire back end out.
Its last time out was the CT Autosolo at Bovington a couple of years ago. During the day it was thrashed by eldest daughter, her mate, and myself, I don't recall the engine being switched off all day!
A couple of days later on the way to work I detected the whine of death, meaning terminal crown wheel, and pinion wear. A couple of other things needed addressing including a saggy rear spring, seized adjusters on the radius arms. Also something I had wanted to do for a while go back to short halfshafts, as I had never been happy with the look of it with long shafts fitted (and its abilty to break them).
To be continued.