Driving a 1954 Austin-Healey 100/4 from Peking to Paris in the June 2019 ERA Rally.

Monday, 5 August 2019

0093 - Day 4 - Ekhet (camp 1) to Ulaan Bataar 5/06/19

Day 4: Ekhet (camp 1) to Ulaan Baatar. Later start than normal and a long day almost entirely on rough gravel meant we didn’t get to UB until 7pm. But as it turns out that wasn’t as late as some 😀. The day comprised back to back tests and given we were in car-preservation mode, we accumulated a LOT of penalties. But apart from hitting an enormous rock with the rear cross member (which threw us up in the air and caused some excitement in the cockpit!) and a fuel leak resulting from a banjo being shaken loose, the car is in good order. Spanner and fluids checks today confirmed all is where it needs to be. She was a bit grumpy late in the day in traffic coming into Ulaan Baatar but then so was I, and I’m putting it down to altitude. She started first turn this morning so a small tweak should sort that out. Then we just need to work out how we further reduce weight. Sorry for the lack of photos....

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