Monday, 17 February 2014

302's MOT

Volvo D302PEV was put in for her MOT today and I'm pleased to say she sailed through with no advisories issued.

I did wonder if I'd ever get her back together in time (ie, the MOT was due to be completed by 28th February) but of course it all came good in the end.

Next up for 302 is a repaint back into Harris Bus's original Cream and Blue scheme though I'm not too sure when that will happen as I'm currently still saving money to meet the full asking price for 337 and I'm mindful about taking a vehicle off the road during the rally season as I caught myself out last year by starting on 302's bodywork during the middle of last season.

With 335 off the road and the old faithful 317 having no issues, the current priority now is the purchase of 337.

Saturday, 1 February 2014

Into 2014....

Two things to update on.....


The offside bodywork is now complete and all windows are now refitted (I managed source one from PSV Glass to replace the broken one).

Excuse the tight angle; things are often parked tight when I want to take an image!


Yes, that's a new number..............and yes that means I have a new vehicle!!!!!!

337 refers to P337ROO - sister to my P335ROO. 337 is in much better shape mechanically and so providing she successfully drives back from Sheffield ok (won't be collecting her till late March), I will be using 337 as acquired during the 2014 rally season.

As is evident throughout this blog, I've had no end of mechanical grief with 335 and it still has issues today with air trapped in the water system, a leaking radiator and a gearbox with a mind of its own that refuses to even think about changing gear whilst cold. 335 is currently sorned and that will remain the case for the foreseeable future.

Here is an image of 337 taken a couple of days ago when I went to view her and agree her purchase: