Rick was up in Vancouver yesterday, and we decided to meet in Bellingham. Unfortunately, Scotticher had to work and couldn’t make it.
Apparently Osama had tried to crash the border or something, as Rick was delayed there. I hung out at the Bay Street coffee house and read the alternative papers and drank coffee. Rick arrived and we chatted about stuff and drank some coffee. He has lots of British car stories, and I’m always happy to hear them!
I’d taken the Herald to the shop for brakes, and to see about getting my reverse gear back. I was told I need to get a caliper rebuild kit and brake pistons, and that I’d have to take the transmission to a transmission shop. Rick and I went to the shop, which was only a couple of miles away, and he looked at it. We rode in the Volvo convertible he was using. Sweet ride! Rick told the guys at the shop that removing the transmission from a Herald was an easy job – the only car you can remove the transmission from whilst sitting down. They decided they’d have another look at it.
Soon, we headed back to the coffee house so we could go our separate ways. We’ll have to do it again!
And, Rick: Nice watch!