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Old 11th July 2020, 16:23
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It has been a while
Things have been a bit hectic lately on the working from home front.

I've also spend a lot of time digging holes for some new trees in the garden.

Which means I haven't been out for a drive since my last update in May.

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New Car Cover
Holes had started appearing all over my old cover.



So I bought a new one from Ebay.



These covers all seem to last just a little bit longer than the 1 year warranty.

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Firing up the engine
Last week, I finally had the chance to start the car.



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Belated Happy 40th Birthday
My donor Spitfire was 'born' in April 1980, so I'd missed her 40th Birthday a few months back.

My tax was due for renewal at the end of July, so I've only got 6 months this time, instead of 12.

As January 2021 should be when I can apply to switch into the Historic Tax class = 0.

I will also check the VHI rules again and see if I can apply for that too.

Note:
I still need an MOT for my insurance and would get one anyway for peace of mind.

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Electrical Problem
Today, I thought I'd try to get to the bottom of why my front driver's side indicator no longer works.

Although, as soon as I stepped outside, the dark clouds arrived.



So I figured I'd just unwrap the front of the car.



I'd already checked the bulb, so I knew that wasn't the problem.

I started looking at the connectors and found two wires had come loose.



So I unpicked the connectors and reattached them to the wires.
(Sorry the photos aren't great.)





Unfortunately, this didn't fix the problem, so I kept looking and found another loose connection.

But this didn't fix the problem either.

Then I removed the indicator from the body shell so I could check the inside.



That all looked OK, so I connected this indicator to the wiring for the passenger side.



So the indicator housing isn't the problem, so I am currently stumped.

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Help Requested
Based on the following, does anyone have a suggestion of what I should check / try next?

Left indicator switch on:
- Both front and rear indicators light up and flash

Right indicator switch on:
- Rear indicator lights up, but doesn't flash
- Front indicator doesn't light up

Hazard lights on:
- Both front and rear passenger indicators light up and flash
- Rear driver's side indicator lights up and flashes
- Front indicator doesn't light up

Answers on a postcard to the usual address.

Thanks,

Paul.
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