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

Saturday, 10 August 2019

0110 - Day 21 - REST DAY in Ufa - 22/06/19

Rest day 3. Pah. Spent all day in the workshop replacing Gidget’s clutch and giving her oil changes of various sorts - so hopefully that’ll see us through to St Petersburg. Not the cheapest day of my motoring career but a necessary evil I guess! Unfortunately Gidget took umbrage at being tinkered with (I even gave her bottom a clean!) and decided to develop an intermittent electrical gremlin on the way back. Which left me beside a very fast moving sea of traffic for five minutes until she deigned to start again. I suspect a faulty cut out switch so have by-passed it. Also got the wiring on our new horn wrong. Colourblindness is a pain sometimes 🤣
Anyway here are some photos of various broken bits of clutch, more broken cars, a few observations from around Ufa, including some hilarious translations on the menu, and evidence I did wash my clothes last night.


And a link to the video from Bannoe Lake to Kazan (three days worth, including our stop in Ufa)




















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