Bean took Brig over the pits on Friday. She didn’t pass, we didn’t expect that she would because we found a couple of little things on Thursday night while at a mate’s place that we thought they’d pick on.
So the vehicle inspector gave us a list of things we had to do to Brigit so they’d pass her at the next inspection & gave us 28 days to get it done.
Brigit’s Canary List
- Replace split RH drive shaft boot
- Number plate lights must work
- Rear reflectors to be replaced (they’ve faded to pink & need to be red)
- Fit missing heater tubes
- Windscreen washers need to operate
- Replace brake & clutch pedal pads
- Rectify movement in steering wheel (I didn’t think there was any play in the steering but apparently there is, seems we got a picky inspector since our mechanic thinks it’s fine ) & centralise steering wheel (cross bar is vertical, not horizontal, since the steering box was replaced – we tried to fix this the other day but turned it too far so next time we’ll do it when the sproggets aren’t helping!)
- Adjust foot brake – low pedal
- Adjust handbrake to operate correctly (it pulls out too far apparently)
So there we have it, Brigit’s Canary List. It’s all simple stuff & we’ll do most of it ourselves. We’re sending her off to our mechanic on Wednesday so he can replace the drive shaft boot, we’ll do the rest. This evening I replaced the pedal pads & the tail light lenses, so we can tick those off the list.
We’re hoping to get her over the pits very quickly this time so we’re clear of the yellow sticker before Bean has time off over consumermass & new year. We’d like to spend that time doing some rust repairs & prep for new paint while Bean’s got several work-free days in a row.
We’ll also be doing some gardening & general housey bits while Bean’s off work too, so I’ll not neglect that part of the blog for all those who aren’t bogan revheads