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Bespoke Pistons No Less!

It's Worse Than We Thought :(

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Dear Reader,
I realise this is meant to be a Travel Blog but Bianca is such an incremental part of our travels these days I felt an update was called for...and I know there will be some amongst you (not many I agree) who are concerned about her wellbeing.

It seems that after undergoing the humiliation of being launched skywards and having her 'usually-private-areas' examined by 'Dr. Ian Button', the diagnosis is worse than we thought. Three of her pistons are firing at 200psi whilst the other poorly sick one is only managing 20psi. Are you under the misapprehension of thinking I have a clue what I'm talking about? No? Didn't think so. But, FYI, PSI stands for Pounds per Square Inch. I know...why isn't it PPSI?

But, of course, OUR BIANCA IS EXTRA SPECIAL. She has a RACING ENGINE! Who knew? As her Navigator I think I should have been told don't you? As a result...four bog-standard new pistons from some factory in the UK, or even Europe, will NOT do. No. Hers are coming all the way from the Good Old US of A and are bespoke. Now, the only things I know of being bespoke are stuff like men's suits and kitchens. PISTONS? REALLY? ARE YOU FOR REAL? "They should be with us by the first week in August," says the doc. And we all know what that word 'should' means don't we!

So, attempting to stay positive, I asked My Driver, "Is this going to make her faster". "Well," says he, "Ian reckons she'll definitely have more power."
Does that mean the same thing? I hardly dare ask, but fingers crossed she's better soon. We've just entered her for Liege - Rome - Liege in September.

Posted by haveyoubeenyet 02:50 Archived in United Kingdom Tagged usa driver bianca pistons

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