Been a little while since the last update....
The Activa hasn't been used recently. The insurance ran out so it's been sat there. I'm not keen on this idea as the concensus seems to be that lack of use contributes to ram failure. Its going to have some work done anyway.
The Coupe has been in daily use and I'm quite frankly impressed by it's fuel consumption. Certainly better than the Activa
. It's currently hovering around 25mpg and that is around town and not even trying. I think that is remarkable for a 3.0 V6 in a car that isn't exactly light.
Now, the Coupe's handling
... the last few weeks I've had a niggle that all was not well. Over certain bumps and cambers the back end seemed very loose indeed. I was concerned that bushes were completely shot. As it turns out, the pressures were slightly low. I checked them and corrected them and now it is much better. It seems to be of popular opinion that the Coupe is very sensitive to tyre pressure. It can now be driven with gusto and is quite fun. Not a patch on the Activa though and you are still very much aware that it is steel sprung. That said, it is comfortable when cruising.
After having a few down weeks I've had some news that has motivated me. I'll come to that in a minute but it has meant I've got on with choosing the tools I need to buy. I've cut the list down slightly so that I've got the essentials. I can then build from there.
I've also created a list of jobs and niggles for both cars that I want to get done. Hopefully I can get cracking on these next week when I'm off work....
The Activa needs it's cambelt done, the HC's and RC cleaning and lubing and then various small jobs. The Coupe also needs it's cambelt done and once again, small jobs and cosmetic work. Of course waterpumps and aux belts will be changed. I just need to find somewhere to get the aux belt tensioners and pulleys from. Hopefully I can get all of the jobs on the Activa done and then put it back on the road. Only thing I need to do is source a solid crank pulley
And so to my news. I've been waiting a couple of weeks now for a reply from Fawley. I recieved a letter today asking me for an interview!
I know its not the job offer and only the interview but to say I'm pleased is an understatement. I'm sure around 200 people applied and to be one of those to get through to the interview stages makes me very happy indeed!