So today the old girl got to finally stretch her legs on a test run from the lock up at work to home. Roughly 18miles. Mix of dual carriage way, 40 areas and back on to the B roads
She passed her MOT this morning, had to fix the horn and advisory on a leaky oil cooler, so that I'd also now on the shopping list.
She drove pretty well considering how long she has been sidelined.
First real experience for me driving a P38, let alone a V8 and a 4 speed.
Jobs I need to do. Throw some anti roll bar bushes and drop links on. She gets bit of a wobble on at 65.
Drives straight as an arrow. But noticed the steering wheel is pointing to 10 o clock. I'm guessing wheels been off to change the clock rotary spring behind the air bag.
She averaged about 7mpg according to the dash, temperature was between 89 and 96.
Which I'm guessing is a big range, so may need to give the cooling some tlc.
Oh and for a grand finale.... she nearly set on fire. 60 seconds from home and smoke started to come in from under the steering wheel.
Turned out to be drivers side exhaust heat shield that was more fibre glass than foil. Few burnt fingers but removed all of that and any of the damaged rubber/foam behind it.
Removed passenger side aswell as that was loose.
Advice on do I need to replace heat shields, can i replaced them ?