Thursday, 16 April 2009

MOT time again (oh, what fun!)

Where did that year go? Yes it's that worrying time again: MOT time. Always a worry for the boys, and that's with any of their vehicles, not just me.
Ray got up early Tuesday morning just in case my battery needed charging. I thought I would give him a treat and start first time, after all he was putting himself out for me and he does so want me back on the road again.
Anyway we drove down to Uncle Jim at Wallhouse as he has arranged for his mate to go over me (ooh, careful Missus!).
Well it made a nice change to get out and about again and I made sure I was on my best behaviour, driving as smoothly as I could and not cutting out too much at the lights. Dave and Ray dropped me off and left my keys at Wallhouse. Jim would be along later to take over.
Of course the boys weren't there to see all the action but I was given a thorough once over to find anything where time had once again taken its toll.
Not a bad result, I suppose for a chap of my vintage: Windscreen wipers not working properly: JIIIMMM!! (who fitted them?!).
Bit of wear in the old front joints (steering whatsits) and, and, what else was it?
Oh yes. Horn not working. JIIIIIMM!! Surely if you fix the wire on one year it should still be fixed on the following year!
Anyways I am being fixed good and proper as I speak/write so I will report back sometime around the weekend.

Oh, nearly forgot: Ray was fascinated by the last nine posts to the blog. In strict order these were the places the nine vistors came from (in about two days). Are you sure???
I do hope you visit again, even if you came by mistake. What were you looking for?

England, London
Kyonggi-do, Seoul, Korea
California, Oakland
Illinois, Woodstock
Maharashtra, Thane, India
Hokkaido, Sapporo, Japan
Galati, Galati, Romania
Maharashtra, Mumbai, India


max.o said...

Good luck with that MOT!

BTW, coooool blog!: instant subscription. Now you may add a new location on that list of yours... I would be proud to see my country's name there.

Answering your question, I came here looking for information on stock tire sizes for a 1977 1600 Beetle (or "Fusca" as we call them around here).

Keep it up!

CRK said...

Hello Max, thanks for your comments.Well I did pass the MOT, but only after a little bit of work. I will report in my next post. The boys picked those locations up from their tracking program. It's a free prog called Statcounter ( and they have a jolly good Forum asw well, about websites) I recommend you look at it. Also the boys use and (because I am AUTOMATIC, oh YES!!)
Keep in touch. What is your Beetle? I bet it's one of those flash cabrios, wish I could go topless!