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Captain Plastic

One morning I shot an elephant in my pajamas. How he got in my pajamas, I don't know.

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Finally, finally got around to replacing an offside front drop-link. To say it was stubborn would be an understatement. However, it was a deep and personal journey for me - as I discovered I had tourette’s. Not a case of ‘mild’ tourettes – this was the full-blown syndrome. The word combination was spectacular – and for the most part anatomically impossible.

Anyway, apart from the drop-link - I also changed the front discs. EBC’s. Don’t know if they’ll be any good. Was simply suckered into the black finish on them. Was proper chuffed with myself for about 30 seconds. Then realised it hadn’t fixed the clunking. Rather boring. The suspension also looks like it was fitted to Ben Hur’s chariot. So with that biblical reference in mind, I’m going to get some BC Coilovers in a few weeks. See if that can de-clunk the frunk.

I also noticed, as I was lubing the slider pins – the callipers looked like they belonged to Forest Gump - rather than ones that would hopefully slow and stop the vehicles forward momentum. At some point I’ll strip them of their dignity (like admitting to your wife, you and your boyfriend know all the words to Wake me Up Before You Go Go). Will send the callipers to Bigg Red – see what refurb & colour magic they can come up with. Pink, maybe.

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