December Drive – Work has got in the way of progress on the car over the last month or so. It is in fact six weeks since I last drove the car, but most weekends I have spent one day down in the workshop. I am gradually ticking jobs off the list. Having made a plywood template for the wind wings a few weeks ago, the wind wings were delivered last week. Bill McLaughlin had sent me a set of wind wing brackets and the new wing mirrors are now clear of where the wind wings sit. The fitting of the wind wings was a quick and painless affair, I trimmed 1.5mm double sided permanent adhesive pads between the glass and the brackets and the glass is drilled with holes so that I could use a cable tie as extra security through the glass and around the bracket. New bolts and nyloc nuts on the brackets will also hopefully keep the wind wings on the car ! Lots of work with aluminium sheet and angle brackets saw a bulkhead come together to keep the aux tank out of sight from scrutineers, it was a perfect fit around the tank and looked great once sprayed with black Hammerite. I then set about making some panels for the inside of the front doors to create some storage on the drivers side and a large pocket for maps etc on the passenger side. Having fitted the wind wings and the aluminium panels I looked at the list for the next job and suddenly thought that it was so long since I driven the car it would be better to actually get out and do a few quick km. A good ten minutes on a forklift and I had moved enough pallets from between the car and the rear door of the warehouse to squeeze the car out. I did not have my normal winter driving clothes and it was rather cold in a light jacket ! I headed South into Surrey and did a quick 50km loop, the car is running like a dream. It was getting dark and raining hard for the last few km, the newly fitted wind wings make a big difference in reducing wind and keeping the rain out. Only problem was tha that the old 6 volt wiper motor has finally died, fortunately the windscreen is treated with Rainex so the car is drivable without the windscreen wiper. A replacement 12 volt wiper motor has been added to the job list.