|Dolly Sprint Pick Up|
|Jigsaw Racing CLM replica team|
Anyway the Dolomite decided to "reward" me for spending some money on it by breaking down on the way to work on Tuesday. I was queuing in traffic and it just conked out and wouldn't start. I was getting fuel through but it wasn't firing. Unfortunately I had no tools on me either. I happened to have a spare rotor arm so I changed that just in case but to no avail and then called out the breakdown service included in my insurance which is subcontracted to the AA. The AA chap found pretty quickly that it was an ignition issue as I had suspected and then after some troubleshooting determined that the Piranha electronic ignition that had been fitted to the car years ago had packed up. As luck would have it I had the remnants of a service kit in the boot with an unused set of points and a condenser. This was enough of a kit to allow the AA chap to convert the distributor back to points and I was on my way within 20m minutes of him turning up. Having now set the points gap and timing up it's now running like a dream touch wood. I realised that it must ne the best part of 15 years since I set up points timing on a car as the GT6 has electronic ignition fitted since about 15 years ago...
Then a stroke of luck on ebay. The Dolly has developed a split in in Nylon Corduroy material of the drivers seat cushion and the fabric has worn extremely thin. I noticed that a job lot of Dolly spares on ebay included a cushion cover in chocolate brown. I contacted the seller to check on the condition and explained that I wanted to be sure it was better than mine before committing to a round trip of over 100 miles as the sale was pick up only. He offered to just sell me the cushion cover if I won the auction and post it to me. I put in a bid and nobody else did so I got my cushion cover for a mere 99p (plus 3 quid postage). What a bargain and although it isn't new and has some minor wear to the piping and vinyl it's loads better than mine and the corduroy bit is brilliant. A little job for me to do then to replace it at some point.
|Seat Cover 99p on ebay, Bargain!|
|You don't often see 3 Deloreans at the same time!|
|Not sure if this 3 wheeled Morgan counts as a classic as it's only 1 year old!|
|This excellent Elan Spint belongs to one of the Engineer's at work, Antonio|
|This Supercharged Mini actually had a girly as the driver!|