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Hijinks Ensue

Random AIR-related babblings

I ate less and walked more than I usually do while I was touring Ireland. As a result I've had to tighten my belt another notch and I'm lighter than I have been for many years.

Fenchurch's rear leaf springs were getting tired before the trip, but after loading far too much stuff into her and driving spiritedly over many miles of very bumpy Irish roads, they are pretty much knackered. Luckily I have a new set to fit once I have the opportunity (I need to get Lintilla back on the road first).

Lintilla needs a heart transplant. A large chunk of the (metal) head gasket blew out between two cylinders at high revs (we were racing along the A55 to catch the ferry at the time), and the debris has rather chewed up a couple of the bores and pistons. A rebore and oversize pistons is one option, but I'm instead bidding on a rebored block in Dorset that belongs to one of the MMOC forum members.

My body clock has become slightly messed up. It's now 21:45 but it feels more like midnight.

I have hours of video to go through (most of it panning scenery shots) but I didn't take very many still photos because that was the_magician's area of responsibility. Here are three of the best stills I took:
Fenchurch in front of Foulksrath Castle
Fenchurch parked in front of Foulksrath Castle; the first and probably most impressive hostel we stayed in. The men's dorm was on the top floor and the toilets were in a separate block outside!

The Magician and Wibble Puppy on Dingle
the_magician and wibble_puppy watching the sun set near the hostel we stayed in on the tip of the Dingle Peninsula, together with two puppies who latched onto us and followed us around.

Sunset on Dingle
And here is the sight wibble_puppy was looking at in the previous photo.

There's no way I'm going to catch up with everything that happened on LiveJournal while I was away last week, so please let me know if I missed anything important.

Comments

fab pics, more please. love wp x
that evening at Dingle was perhaps the bestest. That evening light, the mad puppies, the spray of effluvia. I wonder if any pics could ever do it justice.
I was probably most happy the night we reached Malin Head, ate fish and chips, crossed to NI on the ferry, saw another brilliant sunset, then got to share a room and watch Stardust in bed with about half a million pillows.

Anyway, I thought you were going to bed hours ago, and here you are still reading LJ! I'm off for an early night myself now. ;)
yes. I squish you. consider yourself softly squished. sleep well xx
great photos, and great memories
Nice pictures, and the_magician is looking fit too.

As for Lintilla, have you considered putting a real engine into that classic body - say a 4.2 Litre V8?;-) g,d&r
It has been done quite a few times, though usually by building a custom space-frame chassis and grafting the top half of a Minor body onto it.
That doesn't surprise me! I suspect that even if you could shoehorn a big engine into the space available mounting it and upgrading the rest of the drivetrain would mean taking the option of a custom chassis would be far simpler.