Special day today. The expedition car has passed licensing, and is now correctly licensed with it’s new diesel engine and turbo. Yay!
It used to be a petrol powered car….. then there was a diesel engine recovered from a wreck from the Canning Stock Route, a stressful and pressured time installing the engine and then repairing all the leaks, clunks and odd things, pass the proper approvals with engineers approvals (noise test for new exhaust, checking installation of new engine), removing lifted springs and fit standard ones just for registration.Properly registered with a new engine, turbo charger, bigger wheels and less seats.
Now that is behind us, we have three weeks to actually build it into an expedition vehicle and get it to the ship early July so we can leave KL end of July. One stressful phase moves into another, but the major MAJOR hurdles of the last couple of months are behind us.
Still have to go through the process of applying for the Carnet De Passage – a passport for the car. That might take two weeks to come back to us. I’ve booked a ship to leave Fremantle on July 3, about three weeks away. All the timelines are tight, but I have a sense of being able to make it now.