Monthly Archive: June 2008

1256cc

Head done

I finished the head for Kat’s engine tonight, looks okay to me! but just in case I will not bolt it to the engine till Kat has given it the all clear. The engine...

NTD890C

Tanks in

The new fuel tank is in the car, I sat all day yesterday driving back from keighley wondering how I would make a nice frame to mount the new alloy tank in the boot,...

Ecky thump

Just got back from Ecky Thump land with a gold 3 door HC Saloon for my mate in Norway, not a bad car for the price. Its never going to be a show winner...

NTD890C

The cheek!! LOL

I bought a copy of Practical Classics as its got an article on the Vauxhall Viva, and what do I find pictures of marvin being used to descripe the rot and other bad points...

1159cc

1159cc Engine update

Tonight I stripped and repainted the sump, amazingly this sump still has the welded on metal tabs to hold the wiring loom in place, almost unheard of these days with rust and the like....

New Fuel tank

My efforts to repair the tank failed, the tank is made of two halves put together and welded, but the bottom mount is drilled through the seams and two bolts are welded in place,...

1159cc engine for kat

Well I thought I had actually start putting together the engine for kat’s HC Estate, and as I know Kat is one for detail I have done a full photo blog of the build,...

The fun of petrol

Well I managed about 3 miles before I had to park Marvin up again! the other fuel tank I got leaks terribly, its split along the seams at the bottom of the tank, so Ive...

VTD510M

Seats

Ive just got back from Newport in Shropshire, to collect a set of superb Magnum seats for the HC, they will do the car proud, the condition is far far better than I could...

Per Norway

Parts

Well its been a quiet week again, seems that’s June’s theme? Anyway, after speaking to a good friend last night on the phone, looks like I will need to get my finger out with...