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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.

Monday, 7 June 2010

So....here we are...the start of another week..tax increases and service cuts looming on the horizon like a perfect storm....at least we have the comfort that they will be fair and not entirely unexpected!

Week 2 of the epic temperature saga for the Jensen. Thought I'd fixed it but it's started showing hot again. I am 99% certain it is the sender unit, as the fans cut in when I'd expect them, normally when the temp is just above Normal.....but the gauge is showing just in the red.

Just need to get a right size sender unit, in the meantime it is hard to resist slapping the heating on full blast when the needle moves into the red.....the 1% doubt has a mental effect far in excess of its mathematical size, a bit of a David and Goliath tale if you get my drift (the 1% being David)

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