MOT joy, leaky stuff & a trip to Wigan (but no pies)

And it’s an MOT pass again. Hurrah! Thank you to the ever-helpful chaps at Altrincham Tyre & Exhaust. Now to let the road tax direct debit kick in & look the other way… As AT&E had done some previous MOTs, the certificate included some previously annual mileages – a bit sobering to see just how few miles I have driven over the last few years. I miss those Le Mans trips, & the ‘quick run’ down to the Ace Cafe in London.

Whilst doing the MOT, AT&S spotted what looked like a leak from the front of the diff, which needed following up. With this in mind, I went to see Debbie & Darren Morrison in Wigan to borrow their ramp. This confirmed the leak, so I now need to find a garage who can fix this. In the meantime I thought I’d share the rather luxurious surroundings in which D&D keep their lovely purple LM500. ‘Home from home’ does not even begin to cover it… air-con for summer, heated in the winter, HiFi (& Wifi!). And to think the poor old Mantis is locked in with a lawnmower, some ladders & some (hopefully) dead mice!

A bit like being parked in someone’s living room!
Up, up & away. The Morrison’s rather nifty three tonne ramp.
Always a degree of trepidation when looking at the underneath of the car. Where does all the chassis protection go?!
In deep, meaningful conversation with Debbie. Note the awesome Cor Euser-signed wheel purple lit auto-sculpture table. Coolsville!