We made the official start yesterday and are now ploughing on through Europe, currently stopped at a campsite in Romania.
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Wish us luck!
First and foremost, now seems like a good time to say thanks to everyone who helped and supported us throughout this project. In particular, Mike’s uncle Brian without whom this rebuild would not have happened. But also to everyone else who gave their advice and time.
Continue reading We’re ready now…
It’s been a while since we posted anything, and with our leave date (July 13th) fast approaching it’s time we had a little catch up.
I’ll try my best to make this brief…
Continue reading A long overdue update…
Today we reached an important milestone as the Herald passed its MOT (roadworthiness) test. This also marks the first time the car has been on the road in 7 years. All that remains is to iron out the minor issues we’ve discovered and make a few small changes to the car for the rally.
We had a bit of trouble finding someone who would repair the fuel tank properly. Several leaks were found, but it’s all repaired and tested now.
Continue reading Taking Shape
After what feels like an eternity of body work, painting and other time consuming (but important) jobs, we’re finally putting the car back together. The turning point came when we dropped the engine in.
Continue reading Progress at Last
I mentioned in the About Us section that my Grandad once had a Herald he managed to put on it’s roof, I though’t I’d share some pictures I have here.
Continue reading Grandad’s Herald
The first stage of work on the body was to repair the windscreen frame, this had suffered badly on the drivers side and had been “repaired” with masking tape and painted over!
Continue reading The Body
Before Christmas we started work on the roof, this continued on New Years Eve as planned…
Continue reading Raising the Roof #2
There is some difficulty in rebuilding a gearbox produced 50 years ago, particularly one that is completely worn out. Most parts are no longer available, and those that are may be poor quality reproductions.
Continue reading Gearbox Rebuild