Monthly Archive: March 2008

1057cc

The good and the bad

Well I did some more to the two engines, both are now fitted with their piston sand all is looking good, I do need to get a better piston ring compressor, mine is cheap...

OHV engines

Crank grind 101

You know how it is you take a grank shaft to the workshop to get ground and he asks whats size, to avoid any confussion I actually supply the main and big end bearings....

One less engine

I have done my good deed of the day and donated away a 1256cc engine, to a needy soul. A chap called Dave from Manchester popped over and into his boot we lifted a...

1057cc

New Day new engine

I started another engine today, I had already decided to get a 1057cc engine on the bench. I stripped it today and in the process of stripping noted that the end float on the...

DAR396B

Its Hammer Time

Well I had a play yesterday, and managed to angle grind the old bolts holding the bumper on (as it impossible to get a spanner on the old bolts due to the way it...

Bent Cheesy DAR396B

Cheesy is back with a bump

Damn and blast it, Cheesy is back on my drive but apart from no clutch and runs like a bag of shit (things I knew about and are just adjustments) its now got its...

VTD510M

Just a quickie

Changed the oil in Arthur, first oil change since we got him and about 4000 miles on the clock, in a year, just about good time for it as well. The car now shows...

NTD890C

Rear Seats

At last managed to get the rear seat out of Marvin, and also recovered, I managed to get a full set of seat covers last year for Marvin and this was the last cover...