In preparation for this oddessy, (is that spelt right? Odd is probably the word!) I have serviced her. (ahem. Raised Frankie-Howerd-style eyebrow).
New spark plugs, oil change, new HT leads, greased nipples all round. New brake pads not needed yet so put away in a safe place (box marked 2CV bits). I also need to do the timing but I’m not quite sure about that, I’ve read the Book of Lies and it’s pretty complicated.
As a result of the changes so far, she has gained 10mph and we can even overtake things now. Downhill, obvs. I am looking forward to seeing if we can overtake things uphill once I’ve sorted out the points.
None of these things were particularly difficult, though there were about 30 minutes when i thought i wasn’t going to get the oil filter off. I feel pleased at my self-sufficiency.
In the further interests of independence, on Saturday morning I shall set out North. I am going to make a flask of tea and wrap some sandwiches in greaseproof paper. I do have a picnic hamper but I fear the extra weight might do us in when we try and get over the Lecht so I think I shall leave it in the garage.