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30 May 2012

Back Home.

Well, that's it for the next couple of years. I drove up the mountain on the penultimate day of our stay and stopped at the border with Spain just for a final fix before our return to England. Tuesday saw us on our way to Bayonne for breakfast, then Biarritz for the flight home.

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We shall miss the rascally Zizou whose antics and 4.30am shemozzles with the cat announced each new day....

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The flight home was happily uneventful.

Yesterday, I got straight down to the laser-cutting people to collect the plates for the gearbox rear mount. This is the set-up:

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And, from the other side:

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I'm now in the process of making up a couple of spacers for the centre and drilling the holes for the captive bolts on the clamp. A couple of tack welds and offer-up to make sure it all fits and that will be the end of the engine mounting schedule. I've dropped the radiator mount off at a local metal fabricator to see if they can get the centre support out (the one I didn't have a big enough cutting disc for). They reckon they'll use a gas torch and then I'll clean it up afterwards. Thinking about it, maybe I should have just used a cutting disc on the job and cut out a strip from the top and bottom and then welded in a couple of new strips:

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It's too late now; I really need to get a grip - eat some fish or something.

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