When I was about to buy my Cossie in 2003, I felt much like Neo from The Matrix. I could hear Morpheus in my head:
This is your last chance. After this there is no turning back. You take the blue pill: the story ends. You wake up in your bed and believe whatever you want to believe. You take the red pill: you stay in Wonderland, and I show you how deep the rabbit hole goes.
Which pill did I take?
Continue reading “The Blue Pill or The Red Pill?”
So after a bit, well, actually, a lot of worrying and dithering, I’ve decided to get on with stuff. It’s the only thing that particularly matters to me, and being without it for so long has broken my soul, so the time’s come.
A friend from work pointed me in the direction of Retro AutoWorks Ltd in Northampton. They’ve graciously accepted the Cossie as a slow-time job with reasonable labour rates, and high quality work from the photos on their Facebook page.
Before they come to collect the Cossie next week I’ll be battering the brakes to unsieze them and try to clear them up to allow it to move a little easier. I’ll also be looking to put the semi-assembled engine in it as well.
The ‘Cossie’s iconic 2-litre, 16-valve, double overhead cam, fuel injected, turbocharged red-topped fire breathing power plant started life in the 1970s. In a van.
Continue reading “The Big Red One”
For those of you crazy kids brought up on a regular diet of Twitter, Minecraft, and Instagram, the 1980s may be a bit of a mystery to you. You may think of the 80s as a ‘retro’ period, if you think of it at all, from which old people sprang. The entire 20th century may be simply a thing that ‘happened’. In your defence though, even to some actual adults who saw it the first time round, the 80s is still a bit of a mystery.
Whatever you might think though, the 80s were great. They even made a film about it.
Continue reading “In the beginning…”
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