Monthly Archive: November 2008

Subframe now scrap

I’ve spent 2 days stripping down the sub frame to find out what the problem was, I have found two problems, the first is the top arm bushes were worn down, all they would...

VTD510M

Front Subframe

Well I found a few hours this evening, and I stripped 75% of the front sub frame. So far it all looks like worn bushes were the problem. not got it fully apart yet...

VTD510M

Sunny Sunday

Ive been for a drive in Arthur, fist time since the new sub frame was fitted, and all seems well. no funny noises no leaning and no looking very embarrassed getting out of the...

Ian Walker Racing

The Ian Walker Vauxhall Viva

THE IAN WALKER RACING VAUXHALL VIVA ” SPRINT ” The Vauxhall Viva is a lively, spacious small saloon, with rather supple suspension. This induced Ian Walker Racing to get their engineering consultant, Bill Blydenstein,...

HA Brabham

Jack Brabham Viva GT

Below is the transcript from Autocar 14th may 1965, that tested the Viva Brabham GT HA, this car predates the HB Brabham and the HB GT of which much is written about and conjectured, unlike its younger...

1159cc

engine update

Just a quickie to show whats been happening (or more to the point now I have found me camera I can take some pictures!) 1: Slant four engine (2300cc) awaiting bearings 2: Old subframe...

1057cc & 1159cc

Another Bottom End

Another bottom end is just about done, it been week now sitting around awaiting a new piston with a correct con rod, tonight I collected a full set form the workshop and set about...