Been a mixed few days since the last posting. Friday morning another courier turned up and delivered the remaining paints and fillers. Thank you UK Mail, you delivered next day and at the first attempt. After sending my dear wife to work it was into the garage for a clean up and masking session. Mid morning I started on the barrier coat and just as I’d finished spraying the compressor died. It is only a small 25l Tiger and it had to work hard to keep up so it really needs replacing with something bigger.
Saturday was spent at MG Live in Silverstone and this was our first MG show. Having stayed locally overnight we arrived just before 09:00 and a lot of stall holders were still setting up. Learnt a few things from chatting to the drivers in the paddock and then checked out the Magic Midget stall and had more useful advice. I managed to pick up a set of anti-tramp bars for half price so didn’t come away empty handed.
Sunday started with a trip to Maplin to purchase a capacitor for the compressor. This is the state of the old one:
The good news is that this fixed the compressor so on with the next task, painting the underside of the car. All went well and it will have another coat tomorrow but it looks far better than it did when the car arrived and it will do for me.