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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, 5 June 2010

"Fix the Jensen" day today...the bits arrived from Cropredy yesterday, the sun is high in the sky and the kids have homework/revising to do....my moment has arrived.

Radiator sensor unit successfully changed, head sensor wrong size....it's too big *&@~#! I've taken the old one out and cleaned the contacts. and replaced it Filled the rad up with water and ran for 10 mins....bingo, temperature just above normal and the fans cut in, holding steady at just above normal.....success!

Hand brake pads changed......no problem.

Still to do....change the oil filter, sort the noisy alternator out and get the carpets back in place....it's too hot for all that....maybe one night next week....time to throw some chicken and prawns on the barbie and sink a few Budvars....cheers!

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