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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.

Saturday, 8 May 2010

So...post election, doom and gloom for house prices, the economy, shares, the pound.......twaddle...life will go on the same, taxes will rise (because they have to). The only interesting bit is the current horse trading between the parties to get a government together, puts a lot of power in the hands of the minority parties.

Another week in the Jensen completed successfully, a bit of a temperature spike on the way to work on Friday but think it was a blip from the sensor.....heating, fans etc were all behaving themselves. Another trip to Derbyshire on Friday night, took it a bit steady and kept to the speed limits where possible.

Weekend weather is rain, rain, rain......no chance for the water pump investigation, have to be one night after work next week. The noise has got no worse.

Mileage now 176,199.

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