|Bumper support bar, henceforth known as 'That Bastard Bar'|
|Over 30 parts per side. Body sits between rubber washers.|
Note - Bumper Iron is body colour and support bars behind are black.
Months ago I committed to write a review of Bernard Viart's new XK120 Explored book for JDC Magazine, as soon as it became available. I received an advanced copy on the 25th October so this undertaking served as a welcome distraction. By Sunday afternoon I'm thoroughly bored with my computer screen and ready for some retrograde action. Including rigging up a couple of hoists, the entire operation took just two and a half hours and by 4.00pm I have the body suspended 18 inches above the chassis and the bar loosely fitted in place.
|Body now swathed in protective flannelet and suspended on two hoists|
|'That Bastard Bar' finally in position|
|Thanks Rob at Romax Powder Coaters - Lovely surprise.|
|Hard to believe that this|
|and then this|
Water Pump Conversion
Still not got my bits back from the machine shop, but am advised that the new housing / inlet is being made up in stainless rather than aluminium.
MXK 120 - Another 120 OTS
Jill Thompson bought her 120 OTS project a few years back for her handy man Andy to restore, but it was delayed because a house restoration took precedence. With both house and garage now completed, the time had come to awake the car from it's slumbers in a local farm shed and introduce it to its new home just a few miles from mine. And so it was that last Sunday morning I gave Andy a hand to move it. Fortunately for Jill, Andy's quite an conscientious sort of lad with a good work rate, so as long as he's kept focused and not distracted with his wood chopping and burning obsession, it shouldn't take him too long.
|Deja Vu Reg MXK120 XK120 OTS 660386|
Photo - October 2012
|My car Reg KRU600 XK120 OTS 660295 |
Photo - December 2010
Jill says it all looks pretty straight forward and Andy can crack
on just as soon as he's got rid of the rabbits and put the clock right.
Note Registration Number.
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