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FORD MUS­TANG

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

JAGUAR E-TYPE

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

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