AND IN OTHER NEWS...
Spoiler alert: the Mustang made it to France (and back!) without major mechanical malady. Okay, so it wasn’t all plain sailing but it was huge fun — and the warm, friendly reception the car received wherever we went was an unexpected bonus. Full report next month. LP
CHEVROLET CORVAIR With the heads returned from being machined, Gus Meyer put the Corvair engine together mid-august and by the end of the month was ready to have the rest of the car over to his garage. But we noticed a broken tooth on the cam drive that wasn’t evident until the gearbox housing was removed; the bits aren’t expensive and all we can do is plough on. MB AUSTIN-HEALEY 3000
It’s been a last gasp of a summer with the Big Healey. Having decided to sell it, there initially appeared to be little interest in the car so I’ve enjoyed the stunning weather to the max, driving it to local shows with my son Alex, and to the George Inn at Longbridge Deverill. JM
Boo’s last outing before surgery was to be the Bo’ness Revival in Scotland. Len decided to replace the leaking rocker-cover gaskets when he noticed a stripped stud on one of the camshaft caps. Landrover to Bo’ness and Boo to bed! GC