May was quite a sunny month and so Lucie enjoyed a trip out around the town every weekend and strangely ran very well. I suspected that there may be a burnt out valve that was causing her to cough but then when she goes through periods of working fine it makes me reluctant to take her apart and just enjoy the weather whilst it last. After talking to my brother Geoff though we think they could be three other possible causes for the occasional cough she has, this could be the coil, the condenser or maybe the timing. So I will have a look at those. I was pretty sure I had bought a new coil at some point but didn’t find it in the garage.
This month I also took Lucie for a photo shoot at Glascote Cemetary near where I live as she might appear in an article in a classic car magazine so I provided lots of shots and information about her.
During May, mine and Stuart Cyphus’ new book as published, “The Reliant Three-Wheeler 1973 - 2002”. Towards the end of the book it mentions that there is an annual Reliant Gathering in Tamworth and there is a photo of a past gathering that includes Lucie in the bottom left corner. (BIn her “The Royal” make up before she was made over again by the BBC for the film “Toast”.