Ford Model A Special
We started the day in buoyant mood, second on the road, but soon discovered a fuel starvation problem.
The first test of the day went badly with the car stopping within sight of the finish with the fuel pump hammering away behind us but delivering no petrol! Almost maximum time penalties followed…A recently installed pre pump filter was ceremoniously removed and we were back on the road with full power.
The most important regularity of the day followed, a wrong slot before the first timing point happened and by the time we corrected it nearly seven minutes had passed. Bugger! The following five timing points were cleaned, just to show we could still do it, but, the damage had been done. Now in the mid field. Still, moral is good and some comfort (in a bottle of Jamesons) was taken and tomorrow is another day. It’s now a challenge to set the most zero regularity penalties on the rally. Let’s see what happens…