Back to the UK
Tom- There is nothing more exciting but also terrifying about driving at speed in a car you have totally rebuilt! The terror is due to that niggling thought that as a self taught amateur you might have got something seriously wrong. As I’m wanting to put my wife and kids in this thing I
thought it prudent to take it back to the UK to get it checked over by people who really know what they are doing.
The Bilbao ferry to Portsmouth is 2 hours from Biarritz and Dunsfold is about 2 hours from Portsmouth. The ferry is cheap in the winter for a reason! The bay of Biscay is no joke. I kept being called down to the rolling car deck to witness Kabylie dancing backwards and forwards on the transmission brake and it was not long before I was very sick.
The next morning it was up to Dunsfold http://www.dunsfold.com. I had explained to Phillip of Dunsfolds my mad hat idea and he had nervously agreed to look at it. After a test drive to my great relief (and I think Phillip’s) I was essentially given a clean bill of health. I had not got
it all bang on but it was apparently quite good so after a bit of tweaking I was given the all clear from the guru himself and I was on the road to Cambridge to see the next expert.
Phillip – Thanks for taking the time to look at her and for your advice – much appreciated !