The pallet of stuff from Damien Maguire has arrived! Frustratingly it was supposed to arrive on Tuesday, when I had taken a day off to wait for it and get it unpacked and put away. It didn’t arrive. Much ‘polite’ phone calling ensued and it was then booked for possibly Wednesday morning, or afternoon. A call to the transport company resulted in finding that the pallet was still at the central hub in Lichfield, had missed the lorry for the Tuesday delivery to the Warrington hub, also missed the lorry for the Tuesday night, and the one for Wednesday morning. No one could say why, or when it might be picked up. I told them I wasn’t able to take Thursday off to wait in so that was that.
Anyway, Thursday morning while I was getting ready to go out to a meeting I got a call and the pallet was due within the next 15-20 minutes! Postpone meeting and wait for it. I had it dropped on the drive and then covered it up for a bit of security, privacy, and to keep some weather off it.
This morning (Friday) I was able to unpack the pallet and see what was there.
With the pallet wrap off I could see a transaxle and a pair of driveshafts, and some boxes.
…a short driveshaft, a vacuum pump, an unknown item, a power steering pump, a wiring loom, and a throttle pedal.
Some of the #Makers on Twitter will know that I sometimes send out a #SurpriseMakersParcel to people (on request) of random stuff that they might be able to use to make things from. Some things are useful, some humorous, some things that might spark the imagination.
I guess this is what it must be like to receive one!
Sorry for the blurry photo, it was getting cold outside. Anyway, here is the Prius transaxle and the Skoda transaxle exchanging tenancy contracts. Hopefully the Prius unit will make itself comfortable and fit in the space the driveshafts dictate.
And the #SurpriseMakersParcel?
Well, here it is emptied onto my workbench.
I will need to see what I can do with it, and how much of it is needed for the car.
Thank you, Damien, I hope everything you sent is all there, and nothing went missing in transit.