Battery bore

I have finally decided on a new battery! I have sourced an Optima Red Top. OK, OK, it’s taken me 3 months (!) to make a decision, but I am happy I have got a decent battery & that I can forget all about that bit of the car. Except for the new brackets which need making up because the old battery was smaller thanb the Optima. Oops! I can now cancel my subscription to ‘What Car Battery’, ‘Which Battery’, ‘Auto Battery Digest’ & ‘Teenage College Girls Monthly’. (Eh? Steady on!).

Noticed Marcos Heritage are offering some nice looking aluminium & steel replacements to the standard Ford dash. Indicator stalks, handbrake handle & gearknob. The original Ford stuff is OK, but it’s still obviously Ford…

Exhausted but happy

Car now sporting a new exhaust (geddit!). With a brief of ‘I want to make TVR drivers weep into their bucket seats!’, Tube Torque have done a splendid job. First impressions? The engine seems to be breathing a little more freely (there is certainly a lot more gas coming out of the tail pipes than before), and the exhaust note is truely sweet! I know, I know, I shouldn’t pay any attention to that sort of thing, but I can’t help it! You’d have to hear it to understand, honest! I haven’t quite got to the point of taking out a subscription to MaxPower yet though.