Tuesday, 6 December 2016

Seats Out and In

Yes I know, for my limited audience it has been a bit of a long wait for another post ... well here it is :)

It was earlier this year that we took out the seats from Mr GUK- Which does happen to be a requirement to reach the brake rigging and the  most importantly the master cylinder. So this posed a chance for me to clean the seats up as well as possible. Although I didn't need to 'technically' remove the rear seating- the convenience of taking out the back seat was too good not to take advantage!! 

So- it may sound a little bit 'odd' but yes; I have sat in an MM seat in my lounge room and watched an evenings worth of TV! Yes. well, you may laugh at me but at the time it was a great idea! So with the seats out and treated I kind of had an epiphany for a second time.... Yes, I knew the seats were in excellent condition but they really are in top shape. 

Seats in the Dining room before treatment 

Tuesday, 24 May 2016

The Beginning.. all over again!

..... so Mick of Mount Busby Motors, a family friend and mechanical genius (highly reccomended) called it to get us on the right track. After he had found the problem he was able to fix it and had the starter motor going within seconds. This was of course with the assistance of a second car feeding charge into the battery. As though the starter was as loud as a booming speaker, and i kid you not...  90 % of our street was in attendance.

The motor began to turn over and clonk as the starter engaged and disengaged, and eventually with one final rattle it sparked into life. Roaring like a singer sewing machine, as quoted by a neighbor. After about 5 minutes on high revs lowing out the cobwebs, we crossed our fingers and pushed the choke in. The motor dropped to its below 1000 rpm and sustained for about 30 minutes. After this it began to chuckle and conked out.

This was a truly exciting day!

Hopefully now i will be able to spend a little time after year 11 exams updating the blog as, Mr Guk has already been on many a journey !!

Keeping up with traffic :)