Back on the road
With the new fog/reverse lights fitted and cavities wax oiled to complete the winterisation, it was time to add some fuel and go for a ride in the bus after all the work has been completed! It’s great to be sitting behind the steering wheel once again!
With some fuel in the tank, it was time to enjoy some winter weekend sunshine and go for a drive 🙂 I always enjoy the road out to Dungeness. Sometimes described as the ‘desert of England’ or where the ‘wild west meets the post-apocalyptic’ I love its stark but striking beauty, plus you get to see the contemporary black stained North Vat house by Rodic Davidson Architects!
Further up the road, would you believe it, but a chance encounter with another split-screen bus! Well, you know what they say about waiting for buses… So I parked up and stopped for a bit of a chat with the owners. A couple of locals who liked me loved coming for a drive over and walk around the area.
Steering rack conversion
The drive over was my first real chance to properly experience the various upgrades that Resto Classics had recently carried out on the bus. The most obvious being the power-assisted steering rack they custom fabricated and fitted. Transformation really is an understatement! The steering is now lighter than Lornas Golf GT TDI! It’s really smooth and precise, no road wandering whatsoever. Coupled with the bus sound insulation improvements we fitted, you get to hear the power-assisted pump in operation! #FirstWorldProblems
Wilwood disc brakes
Coupled with the Fellows Speed Shop front disc brake kit, the whole driving experience has been massively improved. The extra confidence (and stopping power!) that having the Wilwood 4 pot callipers and Vented Porsche 944 discs fitted is not to be underestimated. I was thinking of going for a brake servo at the same time as fitting the brake kit, but it really is not needed, the brakes are that good!
After a nice drive out and walk around Dungeness, time to head back and watch the wintry sun go down over the horizon…
With the sun setting, perfect chance to try out the upgraded headlight bulbs, and of course the cool vintage front spotlights – just because I can! 🙂 Winter road trip anybody?