Last week was Sara's birthday, so a few of us poped round for some food, drink, train playing and for some reason Big-L did some excercise with a race round the block against Sara!
He didn't even let her win either!
Then her little tear away decided he wanted to play star wars with Nack. Out came the light sabers for around 3 hours of tourture!
Never mess with darkside is all I can say.
Do you remember the Pilot Green fuel saving device I attached to my cavalier some time back with no difference in performance or ecomony. Well I though I'd give the Piolt Green device another go on the Eunos 1.8 petrol engine instead. And having done over a couple of tanks full I can confirm that Pilot Green makes no difference on this car either!
Rog and Big-L came round. It doesn't look a comfy seat for Big-L. Infac the roof had to be down for him to actually get in. God knows whats going on with Rog, what a facial expression.
HAving let my brother have ago in my eunos he seemed keen to have one of his own. So he popped a deposit on one with Dandycars and off we went again to London on Saturday morning. We gave the car a real good test drive as at first it miss fired. That soon dissapeared and no matter how abusive I got I could not make it misfire again. Usualy means little is wrong with these other than new HT leads being required. Anyway this one comes with modified exhust manifold, back box and suspension. On top of that its one year younger than mine and on 16000 miles on the clock as a bouns. So subject to getting a reasonible insurance quote (which he got today) he siad he would take it!
I ordered some bling for my Enuos from www.mx5parts.co.uk to replace the metalic trim that was looking a little worn. Not cheap but very effective. I also want the vinage gauge / dial rings which seem to be a pain to do. But at the moment I have no spare cash to buy them with. Perhaps next month.
Sunday I went shopping to Tesco's in Stafford with my brother. He looked slight confused when I pulled up in the Eunos. I left the spare wheel (usualy located in the boot) in his living room and told him not to worry, I just wanted to see how practical the boot space is. Going to Tesco instead of Asda was a nice change really. Its nice and quiet and airy there. On the plus side the clothing had an extra tweny percent off so I got a shirt and some shorts. You'll notice its only a half size trolley which is pretty much the same size of the boot.
And as you can see it all fitted in easily!
Most of Sunday evening and Monday morning was spent wiring a central locking kit to the Eunos. I nearly bought one from Maplins on Saturday as it was only 21 pounds for a kit. Then I remembered that I had taken the central lokcing system off my old Astra before I sent it to car heaven. No instructions or diagrams ment I could not detach any of the wires. I looked on the web for some hints on how to fit central locking which I did at www.maita.net. However I decided to do something a little different. It may not be obvious but if you say go to some shops and leave the car with the hood down but the windows up you can still get at the unlock button inside the car, thus leaving it vulerable. So while fitting the central locking I decided I could disable the internal locking system so that the car can only be locked and opened using a key. No need then for the driver to reach over to the passenger door to unlock it and let the passenger in. After a struggle fitting it it works. Mind the electric windows only just miss the soleniods.
The rest of Monday was spent with my mom and brother looking for a present for my moms 60th Brthday and this is what she wanted and got.
I also picked up a Lucky Bambu from B&Q. Now how long will it survie?
Not only did I order some bling but I also decide to change the Enuos standard head rest speakers for something better. While MX5parts list a pair of speakers for each seat one of the reviews for them said they had tried them and they did not fit well. So they had taken them out and placed in some Kenwood KFC-1059S which he reconned are the dogs bollocks. These I located these from http://caraudiosecurity.com/shop/home.html for an amazing 15 pounds per pair. OK so the postage and packaging was as 15 pounds but having now installed them the results were worth it. Depechmode has never sounded better!