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Date: 10th August 2005, 10:56
Photographer: Andy
Location: Kazakhstan
Camera: Sony DSC T1
The taxi driver eventually found us the oil rig machine shop. We were welcomed by Jim, the Scottish boss, who was more than happy to assist.

We described the suspension problem and asked if he'd be able to make such a bolt... "We're a machine shop, we can make anything".

So off he went to have one of the lads make us the bolt. Meanwhile we set about investigating the second suspension problem: That of the moving rear trailing arm. Having taken it to bits, we discovered that the bearing that allows movment of the arm had disintegrated.

We looked at ways of fixing it, and eventually managed a sucessful bodge using, once again, the copper pipe that the Rolling Johnstones had with them.

An hour or so later we had two new bolts, which we fitted, giving the car some decent clearance at the back again.

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