The Mission

The Peking to Paris Rally is a recreation of the 1907 challenge issued by Le Matin, "Is there anyone who will undertake to travel this summer from Peking to Paris by automobile?"
The 2016 version will follow a route of 13,695 Km (8,510 miles) and take 35 days. We are travelling in Rhubarb and Custard, a 1936 Buick. We know nothing about cars or rallying.

Tuesday, 24 November 2015

Rear Axle Trouble

The Car is back at RPS who have discovered a leak coming from the rear axle. This turns out to be because the  axle is twisted and needs replacing. Fortunately we have a spare which is now being fitted.

In other news the bonnet catches have been replaced so that it no longer takes 20 mins to close the bonnet; a new starter motor and battery have been installed; we have a drinks holder installed in the cockpit to stop us getting dehydrated (a problem in France because the water was out of reach); the various bugs identified on the Annecy run have been sorted.

RPS are going to fit a Monit and a cradle for the GPS. The dashboard will look like a spaceship when they have finished. Mr Spock would be at home

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