Clear improvement

I’ve fitted my clear indicator lenses to Neddy! Yey!! They look fantastic, I’m really pleased with them. The front lenses are pretty simple to swap over, you just unscrew the existing orange lenses, replace the bulbs with orange coloured ones, and screw a clear lens on. It really changes the appearance of the front of the car, makes it look cleaner and lighter. The rear lenses were interesting though – they come in two halves, top and bottom, with the bottom half holding the top half in place. Billy (my friend who sold me the lenses and helped me to fit them) and I discovered that the bottoms that came with the clear set were about 2mm taller than my existing ones, which meant that I couldn’t use my existing clear lens bottoms (the bottom half is the reversing lights, which are clear anyway). We did try, but my bottoms didn’t hold the tops on, so we had to use Billy’s bottoms instead. Anyway, all looks fantastic now, and he put some LED brake light bulbs in too, which really adds to the look of it. It means they’re not quite so bright from the sides, but if you’re right behind they’re good and bright! We did have a look at replacing the side repeaters too, which are little lights above the front wheel arches, but we didn’t have any the right size. Billy’s going to order some clear repeater lenses though, so they should come soon. All I need now is the nice crystal headlamps, and I’ll be sorted! Oh, and Billy’s also going to get me a price for a new exhaust system, which would be really good.

I’ve put some pictures of all this on my PhotoLounge, so do take a look if you’re interested!

Unearthing prophecy

I’ve just finished reading Genesis. I was inspired at Christmas to read the Bible from start to finish, having seen that my little cousin had managed to read the Bible in a year. Today I got to the end of Genesis, having discovered several passages I had never come across before. In fact, today I found an amazing bit of prophecy in Genesis 49 where Jacob blesses his twelve sons, saying some to each about what sort of people they will become. What’s interesting is what he says to Judah (who later became an enormous and powerful nation, and the centre of Judaism). First of all Jacob says that Judah will become great and powerful and rule over the other tribes of Israel (which he did). But then Jacob says this: “The scepter will not depart from Judah, nor the ruler’s staff from between his feet, until he comes to whom it belongs and the obedience of the nations is his”. Now, I read that an instantly saw Jesus!! The reign and rule of Judah remained until Jesus came and took the throne (though not in the way the Jews thought he would). Verse 11 goes on to say of this new ruler “He will tether his donkey to a vine, his colt to the choicest branch; he will wash his garments in wine, his robes in the blood of grapes”. Here again are references to Jesus: entering Jerusalem on a donkey, his parable about the vine and the branches, the last supper, and the crucifixion! I read this and was simply amazed at how all that had been prophecied 2000 years before it happened, and how I’ve never read it before now! This is so cool! 🙂 Can’t wait for Exodus…

In other news, I’m going to see my friend Billy this afternoon to fit some clear indicator lenses to my Mini. I’ll probably post some pictures on my new PhotoLounge this evening.