The mysteries of the mechanical windscreen wiper are laid bare. It is upgradeable to power an extra blade for the left side of the windscreen, but for me that would be an unconscionable indulgence, a squandering of fuel; passengers will appreciate the view all the more when its sunny.
The gearbox is driven all the time the engine is running and there is a self parking mechanism. (Just for the wipers, for the vehicle its available on the Deluxe only.)
I've dismantled the controls and wiring and carefully removed the wings with an angle grinder. It looks like this, and I can now behold the strangeness of the front suspension. One possible advantage of having the springs and dampers on the 'wrong' side of the kingpins is that the steering linkage is simpler than most independent set-ups from this era- the nipple count is unusually low unlike my Sunbeam which had, I think, 12 on the front axle alone.
The news from under the rocker cover isn't good, solidified black oil everywhere. In common with the Sunbeam the oil filtration is wretched, not being full flow- lumps are only removed gradually. I might not be sticking with that...