Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Mini Filter

The "Things on the Back Wheels"

A lot of folk have asked "What the heck are those things on your back wheels?" when they see Olivia for the first time.

They're wheel hub winches. The simplest form of getting out of a sticky situation. Straps attach with pins to the barrel shape on the back wheels, then to a third point - and "roll up" as you go, moving you out of whatever you've got into. Well, that's the theory anyway. I really only found out about it myself after spotting an explaination in a LRO magazine.

Brilliantly simple!

Yesterday I took some pics for a friend who's interested in trying to make some, so thought I'd share.

Tuesday, February 06, 2007

Stand in the place where you were...

I've been very bad. I haven't touched Olivia in the past few weeks. That to-do list is no closer to completion at all! My time has been taken up with other things, and then there's the recent scorching heat that makes lying under a chunk of metal hardly the most pleasant of options.

Thing is, I can't delay much longer. There are places to go to, people to see, and they require that I turn up in a Landy, not a Ford. So will have to get to it sooner rather than later.

I've found out a few truths about owning 2 cars though:

* One of them is always likely to have petrol
* One of them is always going to need something fixed

The trick is to make sure you have one that both has petrol AND is fixed at the same time! Still working on that.. :-)