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This blog is a record of running a 50 year old classic car as essential transport and for road trips.

It is here to prepare those who might be tempted to do the same, they require mental and physical stamina, tenacity and transportational back up (not necessarily in that order). It has been challenging, time consuming, frustrating, nerve wracking but very rewarding and enjoyable.

My Jensen CV8 is being driven, not stuck in a garage collecting dust, it is not a concours condition car, and in a lot of respects is showing its age, but it creates interest where ever I go and is great fun to drive.

This blog is dedicated to my family and friends who have to put up with the sweet(?) smell of oil and leather, car seats that only reach half way up your back, front seat belts that attempt to garrotte you every time you turn a corner at speed, and the need for ear defenders at any speed above 50 mph.

Thursday, 29 April 2010

Great news....rain, rain, rain and plenty of it......and the front windscreen seals are holding tight. I suffered from trench foot during the winter from standing water in the footwell. About 4 weeks ago I stripped out the all mastick from the lower corners of the windscreen (not a quick task) and reapplied. Not only did it look a lot better but finally I have the answer to whether my efforts were in vain.

Nothing else to report, car is behaving itself, starting and stopping in the required places. I still need to fix the water pump and exhaust, but for the moment at least I can compete on the decibel front with the "souped up" 1.1L vauxhall nova's cruising the streets of St Neots on a Friday night.

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