For the first time since 1973, my Datsun 312 wagon has hit the road albeit briefly, to make it’s way down the the MOT test station. Despite it’s long period of hibernation, it drives surprisingly well. Yeah, it’s a bit slow and a little noisy. The brakes don’t inspire much confidence either but hey, it’s 48 years old! The results of the test was a bit of brake imbalance and a little too much play in the steering box. Not bad at all! I decided to go for a full rebuild of the brakes, so the shoes have been off to Friction Bonding and Lining (link no longer active) to be sorted and all the cylinders are getting honed and rebuilt. Re-test soon and then it’ll be time to engage in battle with the DVLA to get it registered. That’ll be fun. Not.