My 33ti has been off the road for the last few months, waiting for a new exhaust manifold. Whatever peculiar large bore version is on it, it seems to have been made of the finest Pomigliano unobtanium.
Went through the motions last night to get her going again, and discovered a dead battery and a new grappa addict. It took about a half pint of the stuff down the carb inlets before she'd even deign to fire up.
Anyway, the new part having arrived, stuttered across town being glared at by unimpressed policemen, while trying to keep the revs very low because the unsilenced 33 sounds like a runaway Krupp hammer.
After all that, it was still the wrong bloody exhaust, but to celebrate the joys of real mechanics rather than fitters, the old one was repaired with a metal sleeve, the starting was cured with a new battery, and a quick machine polish later, she even looks "new".
Driving home with the car, I realised how much I'd missed her, but , since there's always something else, <begging mode on>, does anyone have an OS CV boot for a 33 handy they'd like to sell ?
(I'm in Dublin btw, and I need the large ones from the Cloverleaf)