Alex Holden (alex_holden) wrote,
Alex Holden
alex_holden

Minor update

I have finished putting Lintilla back together with her newly rebuilt engine. I took her out for a bit of a scenic drive this afternoon, to Hebden Bridge and back (via a village called Slack Bottom ;). She seems to be running OK, though obviously a bit 'tight' due to the rebore and new bearing shells. The upgraded Wolseley 1500 brakes feel very firm and easy to lock compared to the standard ones on Fenchurch. They got a good test when a cyclist startled a sheep on the other side of the road and it bolted across in front of me while I was doing about 50 MPH!

Here is a photo taken on the way back to Burnley of Lintilla parked by a wind farm:
Lintilla and the wind farm

I will need to drive rather more sedately than usual for the next 500 miles or so while the new piston rings bed in. I was considering going away somewhere next weekend via a route that would rack up a few hundred non-motorway miles, but then I remembered I have another engagement on Saturday night... Maybe I'll just take her on some long drives around the local area next weekend and go away somewhere the following one.
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